Re: How prevalent is magic?

From: David Cake <dave_at_...>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:10:58 +0800

On 28/11/2012, at 6:53 PM, Tim wrote:
> 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...

	I think the conservatism of the Dara Happans is a little overstated. The Dara Happans produced Nysalor. And Umbarist darkness worship heresies, the Golden Dragon, etc, and has adapted quite well to Lunar rule. 
	It isn't that the Dara Happans don't change when the old ways don't work, because they have done so several times - but they tend to change back (in that there have been a succession of conservative restoration movements purging the innovations and restoring good old fashioned Yelmic thought at various time throughout history). The Orlanthi are in some ways possibly even slower to change than the Dara Happans, but also seem happy to keep those innovations that seem to work (such as the Alakoring rites). 

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