Re: Death Rune and creating undead

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_gR7XAvFBgNpye40uq273estXKMC6HGL77lKupNfStYtCv5Fu9UmRcscFIdc5vAKJ0oOZ>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:48:49 -0000

> Another stylistic note - using wizardry conveys the impression of
> pointed hats, waving wands and speaking Harry Potterese. This works
> for the Glorious Free West but once you start talking about sorcerors
> beyond, it sounds inappropriate and grates. For example, talking about
> Carmanian Viziers doing wizardry sounds just plain wrong. Ditto for the
> Brithini, the Mostali, the Vadeli, the Sorcerers of Pamaltela and
the East.
> And so it should be for the Uz.

Wizardry is the rules terminology for magic originating from the Essence Plane. We use the word "wizardry" because it derives from "wise" (and is not necessarily negative in English) - after all, "wizardry is something you know". Wizardry is ultimately based on an intellectual understanding of things.

Sorcery is a type evil magic, fwiw the word "sorcery" comes from "sort" or to divine by chance (and is always negative in English) - a type of magic long considered bad. Hostile spirit magicians use "sorcery", as do worshippers of evil gods.


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