Re: How prevalent is magic?

From: Tim <tim_at_...>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:53:02 -0000

This is sort-of true - but on the other hand, if they find a "new" and "better" way of doing things, they will be able to Heroquest and prove that in fact Barntar has "always done it this *new* way"...

When the Barntar worshipper thinks of a new way of doing something, he will believe the inspiration comes from Barntar, - he may have come to some new understanding of an old myth, or learned some new myth. If his idea works, then the rest of his clan will realise he was right, and this new myth will become part of the way things are done here. If his idea fails then the clan elders will deny his inspiration came from Barntar. Maybe he was deceived by Eurmal the trickster, or some untrustworthy foreigner, or just his own lack of understanding - It just goes to show the importance of following our traditions!

The Orlanthi can be quite conservative - they like to do things they way they were done in the past - but one of the things that the Orlanthi did in the past was to change the way things were done when the old ways were not appropriate or not working - which gives them an advantage over the Yelm-worshipping Dara Happans who like to do things they way they were done in the past, and that was to not change when conditions changed...            

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