Re: Esvular, Aeolian Church, etc. in HQ2

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_VgA9Fo1HzCho0nPIcCLaq6pUDKDQUpyVsA7AaNHfGN7cTH7FtsldcFQTQychu2UiQTH>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:16:15 +1200

On 4/26/2012 11:08 PM, Richard Hayes wrote: > I have a few questions on the Esvularings: 1. Would it be fair to call the Esvularings henotheists? (With a particular interest in Heortling/Lightbringer gods as emanations of the Invisible God)

It depends on what you mean by henotheism.

> 2. What are the Esvulari names for their visible gods -- the Heortling names, Malkionised versions of those names, or neither?

What's wrong with the names already given in Heroquest?

> 3. Within the Esvularing 'tradition', do some worshippers have access to feats from one favourite Orlanthi god as well as/instead of essence plane magic?

Feats are rather high level magic in HQ2 and as such, I'm rather dubious that the Esvulari can do this. It is possible for the Esvulari to have a general rune affinity (eg Storm 13) and combine it with spells (as per the HQ2 cult of Pavis).

> 5. Alternatively do the Esvularings have a Carmanian-style practice (only without the dualism), whereby only 'wizards' are directly involved with the Invisible God and perform essence plane magic, whereas people in other castes worship theistically whilst (perhaps) being dimly aware of an invisible god behind the visible gods, truly known only byh their wizards?

This reduces the Esvulari to another type of Carmanians which I would like to avoid.

--Peter Metcalfe            

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