Re: The same good ol' question : what is Chaos ?
My starting point is that Chaos Is where the Cosmos Is Not. Before the world was created: that was Chaos. Where the world is destroyed: that is Chaos.
Chaos manifested in two forms: the Devil (Wakboth, moral evil) and the World Destroyer (Kajabor, the Great Fear).
Chaos came : "Seeping through cracks in the world's logic"
I don't believe that eating people leads to Ogrism or that Kinstrife creates gorp, but within the context of a magical world where a journey to the Otherside is often navigated by the Questers own consciousness it makes sense that someone who had destroyed some of their own world will find gaps in the Hero plane and those gaps are filled with that which is not the world - Chaos. So people are not turned into chaos by their acts but their acts mean that their world view (kin are my world, people are not food, order is important) now has cracks in it.
> On 8/19/2012 8:11 AM, hcarteau_at_... wrote:
> > Calling ompalam, or the red moon, or gbaji, or malia, or krjalk, "chaotic" seems meaningless. "Chaos" as we understand it is the orlanthi (heortling orlanthi) definition.
> There is an objective chaos in glorantha. A broo is chaotic, a gorp is
> chaotic, anything which when you look at it from Magic Vision and see
> the Chaos Rune is chaotic. Pretty much all of glorantha was touched by
> chaos during the Great Darkness and would know what it is even if they
> have different names for them.
> I am of the opinion that the Chaos comes from the Malkioni. The
> earliest Orlanthi myths speak of the Predark rather than Chaos. Later on
> in the Gbaji Wars, they became exposed to Arkat and other Westerners and
> brought this new learning to Dara Happa ("These enemy hated an enemy
> called Chaos. They said that our Nysalor was chaos" Fortunate
> Succession p23). The Dara Happans had been fighting the Orlanthi for
> over seventy five years at the time yet this is the first time we hear
> about chaos.
> The Kralori concept of chaos is likely to be related to Orxili. Cults of
> Terror (and Cult Compendium) states they worship Gbaji but abjure other
> chaotic deities so whatever philosophical differences they have with
> other gloranthans about the origin and nature of chaos, they are opposed
> to it.
> --Peter Metcalfe
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