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  1. Also, it occurs to me that Ernalda is not the Mountain Goddess. She is the Earth, but she isn’t Kero Fin. Not Stormwalm mountain. Let alone Vestkarthan. She is the earth in the valley, that welcomes the river, and gently guides it through canals into the fields... She cares for peace, not (visible) greatness. And yet again, to quote on the Tao Tö King: « Because she rivals with no-one, no-one can rival with her... »
  2. This is really a very interesting thread, and I would like to thank you all for the good ideas. We see a problem, and we try to fix it. Aren’t we already on Ernalda’s path, by doing so? and indeed learning, stumbling, trying to find a way - another way... Please allow me, however, to question the problem itself - as expressed earlier, that teaching wouldn’t make for good stories, or good gaming... Yes, certainly, there is room for learning myths of Ernalda. From her youth, playing in Asrelia’s Cave, and choosing or discovering who she truly is. Ernalda comb
  3. Pretty relevant to keep drums as Darkness, though. Dark season is the beat of the year. As mentioned above, that’s the reason/season why you need Prudence and planning. Ernalda (or Esrola) doesn’t play the drums, but creates a wave around them. A silence, that is part of the tune. « She is not dead, she is sleeping... »
  4. any news on the launch?
  5. Watcha, I must say I am surprised. Obviously they share the Sky Rune, but... I always thought they were different (moving) celestial bodies, Yelmalio being Antirius/the Little Sun/Kargzant and Yelm the Sun/Yu-Kargzant. Hints please, @Jeff 🙏🏻
  6. Glad we start talking about Sheng on a Pentan thread ;-) does he have followers as of, say, 1621? i would say yes, for mainly three reasons: 1/ MGF: what a pity it would be to discard such a huge potential for stories 2/ Cultural imprint: yes, he was trapped and unreachable for a looong time. Yet Arkat has been out of reach for far longer, and still has followers. Why wouldn’t Sheng? 3/ Magics: the teachings survive the teacher (again, Arkat’s school of sorcery is a good example). His followers were indeed hunted down, just like Godlearners did their bes
  7. Arkat was such a poor practitioner of sorcery - a mere apprentice - that he created new spells (see Trollgods) and founded a school of sorcery still fondly practised by the families of Guhan... One may argue he combined learning sorcery & rune cult magics only thanks to illumination? That leads us back to Pent... where there once was this guy of little influence, named Sheng Seleris. Oh, he only practised mysticism in Kralorela for a hundred years, so his draconic illimination is still a long way from wisdom, for sure. But he also managed to make himself a local reputat
  8. Patrick


    Just a thought... Even in the XVIIIth century Venice, great squares were (partly) used for farming/horticulture - they are called "campo" for a reason. Wouldn't it make perfect sense in Esrolia, to dedicate some urban spaces (squared-shaped as the Earth) to agricultural activities? The blessing of the 10,000 Goddesses is ever-pervasive... Bless them all for their bounty! :-)
  9. Well, up to the circumstances and GM's taste. A few additional things come into play here, eg: - breach of hospitality: yes, that's against THAT law, too. The character may be admired for his recklessness by some, yet despised for desecrating a basic principle... - offended clan's reaction: doing so is pretty much a slap in the face of all the clan, including a challenge to its duty of "Protection". So the killer may not be treated "simply" as a killer, but also a threat to the Ancestors' goodwill - "no one can make you do anything", applies to weregild acceptance too: so t
  10. Ah, but all worlds are filled with such stories of doom. Impatient heirs kill their fathers, distant relatives improve their succession ranking by "removing" family competitors, angry factions foment palace revolutions... Eternal dynasties never last forever ;-)
  11. About the dreariness of land: well, don't forget that Brithini Zzaburi practice tapping. Maybe infrequently, but they live forever. And typically stay in the same lands. There is something rotten in Brithos...
  12. "The story became a legend, the legend became a myth." It is not entirely unlikely that skalds telling stories, actors re-enacting this-world events, and poetic/musical performers might play a role in the building of heroes. Kin dies, cattle dies, stories don't - and bards live to tell...
  13. Yes, please count me in! :1) (already the knife in the teeth)
  14. Interesting... Does my memory fail me, or was Arkat mistakenly assigned to the Warrior caste (Horali), whereas, based on natural birth order, he should have been a Wizard (Zzaburi)? If birth rank determines caste, and color skin is based on caste, do Brithini babies get the "right skin" not upon birth, but frex after a peoper ceremony/ritual officially grants them the appropriate caste? And Brithini brothers may look oddly familiar, but in different shades...
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