Re: Digest Number 201

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_...>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 13:37:35 +1300

Keith Nellist

>FWIW I am working out a Magic Keyword for an order of Godlearner Theomancers
>who specialise in stealing Pagan magic through Misapplied Veneration - most
>of their Grimoires are catalogues of Pagan practices - (similar in style to
>the Golden Bough, in some respects).

I don't think that is what they did.

         "Cleverly exploiting the similarities and differences
         in all that they found, [the God Learners] created
         grandiose devices or magical spells, they wove the four
         modes of magic into one etheric cloth of powers and
         energies which seemed to envelop the cosmos."
                         Glorantha: Intro p32

So instead of having spells, powers, talents or feats, they either had a fusion of all four, or had developed a mindset that allowed them to use all four types of magic.

Greggly thinking was (note past tense, I don't know what he thinks at the mo) that when sorcerers heroquest, they use their powers of logic to forcibly reduce what they encounter into their logical components and gain spells from that. In HW terms, I suppose it'll be considered a false node creation which sounds GodLearnerish.

That's not the whole of the story of what they did however which really belongs in a discussion about advanced heroquesting.

--Peter Metcalfe

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