Re: Re: Another lurker delurks
Gedday to Andy and all of our new members
As you have probably noticed, the stormsteads project is pretty much in
abeyance at the moment, though individual work is continuing and there is a
strong possibility that some of the group's work will feature in 'Thunder
Brothers' later this year.
If you'd like to discuss Heortling adultery, or indeed any other aspect of a
Heortling campaign, might I suggest you sign on to the Heroquest RPG mailing
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Vanquished the Red Ones, brake we their life-wall,
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Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: Another lurker delurks
> I have only one question about Heortling life just now. My
> rather na´ve and can't handle the concept that his wife might be
> unfaithful to him. It just won't compute, "naaah, she wouldn't do
> she likes me". As a player I am interested in a subplot about
> (which Wordnet defines as "zealous vigilance", hehe). How is
> fidelity handled in your campaign? Are there social penalties? For
> is it OK to sleep in his neighbor's bed?
In my campaigns, it depends on many things, particularly the level
of the marriage contract. Infidelity has many possible
ramifications. A major issue is whether the infidelity predated the
marriage, which can cause all sorts of problems, since perhaps the
wedding was improper in the first place, and the gifts may be
demanded back. The sexual aspect is much less important than other
aspects. Thus, a host who seduces a guest's wife has violated
hospitality, which is much more a wrong than the seduction itself.
Also, the risk of pregnancy and the issues of bloodline must be
considered. As I play it, Orlanthi are lusty and occasional
infidelity is not seen as threatening the social order. And many
Orlanthi stories are about amorous adventures -- usually about the
successful Orlanthi wooing and conquest of the daughter of some
disliked outsider's wife.
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