Re: source of metals?

From: Darran <darransims_at_ED7EteWZlH-yB1SGthv3FEPKDZzow3hIMVNIp9bK2CVMO6JGBwID9EbvMUoP3WJbc>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:15:53 -0000

Greetings and Salutations

I did raise this point up back in September 2001 as you can see at:

and I have stuck some of the responses below.

From: "KYER, JEFFREY" <jeff.kyer_at_c...> Date: Wed Sep 26, 2001 2:40 pm
Subject: Re: [HeroWars] Miners & Mine workers  

No there isn't and I'd commented on this before. However most of the 'mining' among the Heorltings seems to be taken from small pockets or deposits known only to the local smith who uses them. Mostali also may be sitting on many of the good deposits.

There was an okay mining cult in UW #1 as I recall but no mining keyword. The cult was of a son and daughter of Asrelia and Gustbran, IIRC. The men did the mining and the women ran the extraction and appeasement side.

Mining seems to be a thread that keeps showing up here. Maybe Issaries could do a spotlight on mining practices among various non-Mostali.

Were I in need of such a cult, I'd look at something along the lines of a shared subcult or minor cult between Gustbran and Asrelia. Or a local godling. Most deposits are the site of major battles and perhaps that generates some sort of magical entitty that would have to be propitiated.


Darran wrote:
> Greetings and Salutations
> 2001-09-26-0110.
> I was wondering why there wasn't an occupation for miners, someone has
> to
> get the metal for the redsmiths to work?
> On top of that, what god/aspect would they worship?
> Mostal seems okay but not very Heortling-like. Asrelia the goddess of
> the
> Earth's Wealth seems more apropriate but comes across as strictly
> female
> worshipped goddess not one for big, burly miners (at least to me
> anyway).
> Thoughts anyone?
> Cheers,
From: "Mark Galeotti" <hia15_at_h...>
Date: Wed Sep 26, 2001 8:06 am
Subject: Re: Miners & Mine workers

 In Unspoken Word 1, Simon Bray came up with the linked cults of Asella (grand-daughter of Asrelia, who fell in love with Gustbran) and Torkal (her son), as mining deities - essentially Asella's magic is about finding the best place to mine, blessing the mineshaft, appeasing the earth, while Torkal is the burly miner.


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