Re: Infinity, Stasis, Magic in S:KoH

From: Richard Hayes <richard_hayes29_at_HOu9Ma4MkbP9hu1iydbs8ZLcPptxYqH2VaGT7GwzrpV0pv1DJbr6zQ5lBP4K>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 13:27:23 +0100 (BST)

I may well be wrong, but I understood the Law rune to symbolise: 1. The natural laws of the universe;
2. In Malkioni cultures which are not atheist, the Prime Mover, Great Mind,or whatever the monotheists' god is called  
3. Wizardry or Sorcery -- the advanced magic which draws on power from the Essence Plane to exploit the natural laws of the Universe;  
4. The closely-linked laws and customs of Malkioni society (which probably sees 1-4  as indivisible parts of a greater whole); and/or  
5. Scholars and sages who seek to understand the natural laws of the universe, including the theistic followers of Lhankor Mhy and Buserian, and the (sort-of) theistic followers of Irripi Ontor.  
I am assuming that there aren't many/any animists who also possess a Law rune? Though a wizard who specialised in dealing with spirits and otherworld entities might possess a Spirit rune and a Law rune   
Richard Hayes

From: Eric Vanel <> To: Cc: Sent: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 12:41
Subject: Re: Infinity, Stasis, Magic in S:KoH

Le 17/05/2012 09:28, a écrit :
> I thought that only 'Power' Runes have direct opposites. There can be
> antagonisms between elements, but the relationship is more complex
> than that.
> /// THE LAW predates all. It encompasses everything and everything
> else stems from it. THE LAW is called by some God, Logic, the Great
> Mind or the Ultimate. THE LAW ever was, is and ever will be. Do break
> the theist frame of mind, with neatly-opposed powers etc. : this is
> GREATER. This is why we malkioni have the best, greatest, in a word
> most Logical Civilization, and the rest are deluded pagans and savage
> heathens (who eat babies, of course).
> What ? You say not all malkioni agree on what The Law is ? You say
> some say there are greater things than the law ? You must go listen to
> what the Watcher says. And if you're into rokari lands, you'd better
> learn than "no flies can get into a closed mouth".
> Also, surely Malkion's Law is the difference between wizardry and
> sorcery?
> /// Heh. I love this one. There is only one kind of Logical Magic, set
> by Zzabur. The rest is pure semantics : "Wizardy is magic we approve
> of. Sorcery is magics we don't approve of". That's it. Many malkioni
> call pagan priests "sorcerers" !

My cartesian (Godlearnish) mind would like a clear description of Law. What is the différence with Logic ?
I would prefer a Godlearner answer ;-) , skinned from all fanaticism :-) , and ideally tainted by doubt.

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