Re: How best to learn about God Learners

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_xBExSi4hejY_E9M0HtLmKr9iZCLOEBb3T4zCZ2xvx1WiiBfVwQNcMVq6in1x2bvB7SQ_>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 11:34:21 -0000

> Well, it's certainly *informative,* but rather after the fashion of a
> French Crusading priest bashing in the head of an Egyptian Coptic
> Christian and telling him that it was because the Copts call the BVM
> "Christotokos" instead of "Theotokos," which makes them damnable
> heretics who are better off dead than alive.

And what is so confusing about that? The point is that the God Learners were not just guys in pointy hats doing Unspeakable Things and questing after Secrets Man Should Not Know. They were fundamentally Malkioni theologians who were trying to fix the world according to their understanding of the Abiding Book (which was increasingly based less on the text of that Book and more on their own commentary and refinements).

> Ahem! I suppose, Jeff, that if I actually read "The Middle Sea
> Empire" I would actually understand the distinctions which you have
> drawn. Have you a link to the "Stafford Library"?

I think it is $20 from Warehouse 23 and $12.95 as a PDF from DriveThruRPG.

> I'm in far better shape with "Jrustela" and "The Second Age," because
> has recommended the former (which is in my shopping cart
> already), and may have also recommended the latter, but memory fails
> me on that item. Apropos of the price, they are, I think, imports to
> the US, so their prices are fairly close to that $50 limit I have set.
> At least we don't have to pay VAT on them!

BTW, "Middle Sea Empire" is what Greg and I (and various other authors) use as the background book. Heck, we initially wrote it so that Robin would have a background book for writing "The Second Age".


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