Re: Ompalam

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_93tGfH0fg43u5bJirXa5-MQz3MvUqI7O1pt29Aqr2xbUmiWmItoEI1zNb_dufwUEDuO>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:45:06 +1200

On 8/20/2012 9:38 PM, David Cake wrote:
> I would think that in Fonrit he is worshipped in a non-Chaotic manner. But I think it is possible to worship him in a Chaotic manner.

I really don't know what you mean by worship Ompalam in a chaotic manner. Hell, I don't even know what it means to worship Malia in a chaotic manner. It's like saying that Malkion or Orlanth is worshipped in a chaotic manner; the speculation's all very nice but bereft of juicy details it's rather flat.

Try it this way, if a colony of Broos were to worship Ompalam in a chaotic manner, would they be wearing Fonritan turbans and robes? Would they have ruthless plutocrats and vast slave armies? What does Ompalam demand of them when worshipped in a chaotic manner?

> I also find it continually suspicious that the slavery cult of Ompalam is roughly in the same area that Vadeli would have raided for slaves in the Demon Period.

Roughly meaning adjacent. The Vadeli ruled Umathela and raided the Veldt. Fonrit was due east and dominated by yellow elves.

Secondly so the Vadeli took slaves does not mean they are the cause of Ompalam. The Lunar Empire, Praxians and Orlanthi take slaves without knowing anything about him.

--Peter Metcalfe            

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