Re: Not so Chaotic Fonrit

From: Chris Lemens <chrislemens_at_...>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:29:53 -0000

Peter writes much awesomeness:
> The rulers of Fonrit are fighting a losing battle. The days of adjuring
> any use of the Vadeli insights are long gone. Those who followed that
> pious path met with grisly ends at the hands of those who did not. Some
> usage and toleration of the insights is essential for survival against
> their rivals. But they lack any consensus about what might be
> acceptable. Differences in practice have fueled accusations of bad
> faith to the extent that the rulers err in plotting against each other
> than curbing the use of Vadeli insights as much as they could.

Shades of the Cold War (but with more than one side), with everyone making choices they don't like because their perceived alternative is worse, morally repugnant compromise with dangerous enemies because they could do worse, fifth columnists are both a reality and an overblown fear, and it could all go nuclear with little warning. Maybe that's not exactly what Peter had in mind, but his description is evocative.


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