> From: "Charles Corrigan" <glorantha_at_...>
>Subject: Re: Unaging heroes
>> One of the marks of a Hero is said to be that they cease aging.
>I think that this is not an automatic characteristic of a hero. A
>hero is someone with 3 masteries in a single skill. My guess is that
>a hero that wants to cease aging (and many do not) must go on a quest
>to obtain agelessness and
>1 - pay some skill or characteristic regardless of whether they
>succeed or not. For instance, the hero pays his capacity for joy
>with an outward symbol of cannot laugh
>2 - risk one of their heroic ratings in a Quest Challenge against one
>that can provide the power of agelessness
I agree that it is non-automatic, but think that other factors are
involved. First, heroes gain HP fast enough to negate some aging penalties.
Second, heroquesting reduces effects of ageing either by being outside time
(and thus skipping days, weeks etc.) or by other (to me undecided means),
or by both.
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