Re: Gloranthan Illusion...
- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, "Roderick Robertson "
> > Is it a feature of Gloranthan metaphysics that illusions are
> > realities, or are they just illusions? I know this is a very
> > centric/rules-lawyer-ly quibble, but I am contemplating the
> > uses of illusion by lunar priests on the battlefield and am
> > if there are any precedents...
> Gloranthan illusions have always been "summoned bits of reality" -
> a "illusionary" sword can cut you, and "illusionary" boulder can
> IIRC, RQ3 Sorcery had five(?) Illusion spells - one for each of the
> senses. You could make an "illusionary" sword that had no visual
> component, but did have weight and sharpness, frex.
> But there is no "Disbelieve vrs illusion" - if someone conjures up
> an "illusionary" army, then you see what you see, and feel what you
> feel (depending on what the spell actually does, of course). you
> just close your mind and think it's not there.
> If you want "traditional" illusions, then having the Lunars conjure
> just Visual/Audio components are probably what you're looking for.
That's what I thought. This seems to make illusion one of the most
potent weapons of war, especially when used by mass formations of
If Eurmal owns the rune, do the Lunars have an equivalent trickster
What is the link between sorcerous illusion wielded by, say a
Carmanian, and the illusions of the puppeteer troupe?
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