Re: Illusion Rune and Entertainers
> Traditionally, the Illusion rune has been taken to apply to
> entertainers, a connection I've come to think was rather strained in
> many cases. Why not the Life or Harmony runes, for making people happy?
> Or the Magic rune to transporting people to a different world? A case
> could be made for acting being Illusion, but music and painting?
> The (Tentacles draft of the) Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes book provides
> short descriptions of the core runes. The description for the Illusion
> rune does not mention entertainers of any kind.
> Does that omission indicate a change in thinking? Or is it just the
> constraint of word-count?
The Illusion Rune is not strongly associated with entertainers by the Orlanthi (bards are just as often Air or Communication and Music with Harmonyn). However the Malkioni philosophers long associated representational art such as painting with the Illusion Rune.
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