Re: Some questions looking for answers...

From: Michael Hitchens <michaelh_at_hNfxf8BurZ74nFg-MT9M0YxFmpS6UYmgPHuadZcBbw5OSMS-apust8MEAyloH5Zzrwd>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:39:43 +1000 (EST)

On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, valkoharja wrote:
> --- In, Michael Hitchens
> <michaelh_at_...> wrote:

>> On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, valkoharja wrote:
>>> --- In, Michael Hitchens
>>> <michaelh_at_> wrote:
>>>> is a "normal" flaw, could an ogre "buy it down"? What happens to an
>>>> ogre who doesn't crave human flesh, let alone eat it?
>>>> Michael
>>> I'd say an ogre can't buy down the flaw without serious magical
>>> conditioning. An ogre trying to become a human is like trying to raise
>>> a polar bear as a pet. In theory it can work, especially when it's
>>> still just a cute bear-cub. Ultimately it's a man eating predator
>>> though, and at some point it will propably just "snap", maul it's
>>> owner and eat him/her.
>>> If an ogre decides to become a human, he/she has to do some serious
>>> heroquesting. Go to the beginning of the ogres in the greater
>>> darkness, and survive without resorting to cannibalism and chaos
>>> worship, I'd say... and not get eaten by the ancestral ogres.
>> Fair enough - and much more interesting than just buying down a flaw.
>> But if they do, would they cease to be chaotic - in practical terms,
> for

>> example, not show up on Storm Bull's chaos sense?
>> Michael
> I would say so. On a lesser success in the quest, the ogre meight stop
> crawing human flesh (not be an ogre then actually), but have to resort
> to chaos to survive anyway, like having to feed on badly mutated
> animals or plants in the greater darkness...
> So parhaps one could get a partial success. Instead of an ogre, the
> quester would end up a slightly chaotic human, like the Telmori.

More good things to work with. Thanks


Dr. Michael Hitchens
Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing Macquarie University            

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