Re: Heroquests for the Unholy Trio

From: Richard Hayes <richard_hayes29_at_k2599jiDgb_NLPdeB9K9e3GLBt11aF0yFtjelp6A9okT2f7XrxJgLTI2IqBn>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:02:15 +0000 (GMT)

Does anyone  think that the Gbaji/Nysalor cultists who spread diseases that they could then cure (end of the First Age, prior to the rise of Arkat), had made any kind of connection with Mallia? Or had they got their diseases by some other route?  
If so, was their entaglement with Mallia (or whoever), the cause of their falling to the Dark Side, or merely a symptom -- having already fallen to the Dark Side of Illumination, they felt nothing to stop  them from breaking this taboo?  
Secondly could it be possible for Mallia to represent/have once represented the Kajabor side of Chaos (entropy, a natural inevitable and necessary process of decay) rather than   the Wakboth (corruption) side of Chaos? Could one therefore come to see Mallia as part of the cycle of life, rather than as a cosmic evil from beyond?  
Richard Hayes

From: Peter Metcalfe <> Subject: Re: Heroquests for the Unholy Trio To:
Date: Sunday, 21 December, 2008, 12:16 AM

At 11:10 a.m. 21/12/2008, you wrote:

>Malia (and Thed and Ragnaglar) are mostly going to be opponents in
>other peoples myths. I imagine Malia being in the most, and easiest
>to invent. I think one could imagine a few heroic Malia stories -
>from the invention of plagues to minor but persistent infections,
>chronic diseases, incurable conditions. There are plenty of TV shows
>(eg. House) that highlight interesting medical cases that could be
>swiped and modified for an interesting Gloranthan version.

If we are borrowing from TV shows, then I suggest the Sopranos with the Malians
running protection rackets - pay up or catch the pox. Instead of bent cops, the
Malians have bent healers...

--Peter Metcalfe

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