I'm pretty clear on what happens in the interim phase (between either conversion to the Lunar Way, or regression (!) back to the Storm Pantheon), what form do the fully Lunarised Sartarite (and Tarshite since it was mentioned) rings take? Which immortals, or co-opted local gods, provide the leadership magic? I appreciate that the Seven Mothers are popular, but they don't have leadership magic (I can't find much Lunar leadership magic outside Davadeezola and Takenegi and I have trouble with the Sartarites abruptly becoming a matriarchy).
2008/12/16 Jeff Richard <richaje_at_WmtObLc8DvJvklkzwMuxwSdt9cw9FRLyXGFPjY_8IOFKgqhrEtO1oSZcLGe-mSCip_c1qQRCEA.yahoo.invalid>
> > The second is of interest, but I am particularly keen to learn about
> > third (clans that have broken with the ways of their ancestors).
> OK, in Sartar and Talastar, the first category is by leaps and bounds
> the most common. Those clans and tribes who have stopped sacrificing
> to Orlanth are probably in transition - either to resume offering
> sacrifices to Orlanth (when the Lunars can't stop them anymore) or
> abandoning Orlanth and accepting the Lunar Way. It may take a
> generation (or more) to make the transition and in the meantime, the
> clan is just going to be magically weaker.
> Many men will worship Barntar as an independent god (instead of as a
> subcult of Orlanth). Others might worship Heler as an independent god.
> Maybe the clan will acclaim an Ernalda priestess as their chief, or
> maybe an Issaries godtalker will be chief - but regardless, the odds
> are they will not have all their traditional clan magic. They linger
> on, magically weakened, until the clan either returns to the Old Ways
> or jumps to the Lunar Way.
-- John Machin "Nothing is more beautiful than to know the All." - Athanasius Kircher, 'The Great Art of Knowledge'. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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