Jeff Richard wrote:
>> My first reaction is that it sounds like the kind of thing Cacodaemon >> worshippers would be able to do. It seems to sort of be their raison
But they're able to avoid detection as chaotic aren't they? That would seem to be crucial to infiltration... the ability to conceal your true nature. Sure they're only fooling the rubes (worshippers in the Middle World) and not the god him/herself, but if the secret to this kind of thing were to be found somewhere outside Lunar Illumination, then it would seem to be here. Then again there's that whole Krarshti thing about infiltration and assassination...
>> Then I thought about Nysalorean Illumination. It feels right.
Yeah... OK. I was confusing stuff from ILH2 and Lords of Terror/Dorastor.
>> There's also something vaguely Arkati about it, too.
Remembered? Or "was able to use"? If he could still wield those powers after his devotion to them ended, then he was accomplishing something held previously (in this thread) to be impossible. And if he merely remembered the myths, he could exploit them via heroquesting (kind of like the GL did).
My point was that Arkat was kind of the proof it *could* be done. Arkat didn't use it for nefarious purposes, depending on who you ask, but he was able to hold those disparate thoughts in a single mind. I think it's not unreasonable that a truly remarkable individual *might* be able to pull off something similar. It seems to me like it would take a particular, perhaps singular, combination of (successive) devotions.
>> With just a hint of Lokamayadon.
But he was able to hide/conceal that conceit from Orlanth for quite a long time it seems.
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