> I was surprised to read about family of Humakti at various parts of the new
> _Hero_Wars_ publications. I had thought that candidates to Humakt were
> required to sever all family ties. Perhaps I am mistaken; does anyone
> remember such a point of view?
I don't remember your reference from Hero Wars, but my point of view is that Humakti are human beings, as are their families. The ritual severing is as much a legal event as anything, absolving their kin from having to pay wergild for those the Humakti kills. It's true that it's a magic ritual and it will reduce their feelings towards their "former" kin, but the kin haven't gone through the same ritual, and haven't lost their old feelings.
> Recently I had to try to rule on the use of Steal Breath. Is this a
> way of a character gaining an extra lungful of air (gaining AP or
> some such) or a way of winding his opponent (opponent loses AP) or is
> it a touch only ability where the character kisses the opponent and
> steals their breath (transfer AP). A simple Mythic example of
> when/how this was used would simplify this for both myself and my
This is one of those cases where the answer is "yes." Both seem like plausible explanations, so they're probably correct.
> A rules based interpretation of this feat would only serve
> to constrain people from exploring alternative uses for the feat.
A better statement of my point.
David Dunham <mailto:dunham_at_...>
Glorantha/HW/RQ page: <http://www.pensee.com/dunham/glorantha.html> Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein
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