In this case, the bloodline and/or clan should, as always, be keeping track
of its members. Since they are intimately familiar with the suspect's needs
and motivations, they should be able to determine if the person is
sacrificing in order to ward against harm, or sacrificing in order to form a
ritual exchange that grants power. (Although for some entities, there is no
living power that can fulfill their side of the exchange, thus the sacrifice
is magically pointless; e.g. Wakboth.)
Additionally, the rites for propitiatory worship are probably learned
through your own clan (or guessed at from other forms of ritual learned as
an Orlanthi/Ernalda initiate). These are quite likely distinctively
different in form (and vocabulary!) from sacrifice as an initiate of chaos.
On the other hand, if the entire clan is suspected of harboring chaos
worshipers; well, this is just one of the many, many reasons for clan
warfare, I would think. Whether or not the accusations have actual merit.
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM, xavierllobet <xavierllobet_at_odMopo6TIDUvIh5RsvVo_NYjPftJvORTBagzv002UAAc0JYWRVHtZxk3JhlJLfRuEFYyFfiXSlejYIvSnzhyvw.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> I wonder if the distinction between propitiatory worship and outright
> Chaos worship is clearly defined... I mean, how can an orlanthi know
> if his neighbour has REALLY crossed the line?
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