Re: How prevalent is magic?

From: hcarteau_at_...
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:14:24 +0100 (CET)

It feels to me that someone from the 20th century who was teleported to a Sartar clan would be able to dismiss most magic as superstition.
/// Well, he could try pushing the plow through the hard earth without Barnatar's Vigor, and try it again with it. Then I guarantee to you he'd feel the difference! No magic = everything's harder, newborns die more often, crops yields are lower etc. Not just for sartarite : the whole world is like that.

For instance, on Ancestor day when they come back to eat. It seems the community gathers outside the house and hear in a loud voice if the ancestor accepts the food or likes what they see. If I was outside, I would be skeptical if this "voice" was a long dead ancestor rather than someone pretending to be such ancestor.
/// I'm pretty sure some tricksters (read about them) have pulled this stunt, but only they would do that. If the Ancestors are denied their meal, they'll make life hellish for their descendants. Perhaps you'd to that to your hated clan ennemies... That's a good scenario idea.

/// Again, try to leave your 21st western mentality aside to enjoy this book. Glorantha about the relation between Man and Greater Things. In Glorantha, Gods are REAL. They made the world. Things work like they do because, at some point before Time began, some God did it first. Even if the western atheist deny it, damned sorcerers as they are. Never cross a sorcerer's gaze.

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