On 27/04/2012, at 1:16 PM, Peter Metcalfe wrote:
> 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)
>> 2. What are the Esvulari names for their visible gods -- the Heortling names, Malkionised versions of those names, or neither?
>> 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?
I think they probably have no Devotees at all, making feats very rare. I think an Esvulari that has access to Rune Affinities can probably sacrifice for Feats on a one off basis, but they'd have to use traditional rites to do so, that are unlikely to be known by an Esvulari wizard.
>> 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?
I agree. I think the average Esvulari thinks of the gods as the servants of the Invisible God, and this is not a mysterious secret but the very foundation of their religious belief. Cheers David
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