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19 minutes ago, svensson said:

Scotland would be on the sidelines cheering, but a clan feud has broken out over a stolen cow from 500 years ago...

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17 hours ago, svensson said:

Scotland won't be 'ruined' until the day they stop making Lagavullen....

Scotland was ruined the day they had a French guy play the Scotsman and a Scottish guy play the Egyptian...

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47 minutes ago, AlHazred said:

Scotland was ruined the day they had a French guy play the Scotsman and a Scottish guy play the Egyptian...

Hey if I could hide a katana in a pair of bicycle shorts, I would 'have no rivals' either..... 🤣

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The Lightbringers are an esoteric demonstration of Orlanth's mastery similar to the Four Weapons subcults but this time reflecting his alliances with the four directional approaches to deep magic. The bearded god is obviously sorcery from the west. Chalana's inner cult maintains the eastern secrets of meditation and transcendence we here on earth lump into the "tara" or other "buddhas of compassion." The remaining dudes are sometimes worshipped collectively as "the stanza of issaries" (or the hyena gospel) and in that form provide access to all the phases of northern spirituality from the most archaic animism through persistent shamanistic traditions and finally something like mainline theism. 

But that last part is a secret and only diehard HQ fans care about the parts in the middle. The important part is probably what it does for Chalana.

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"Gold Gotti" is a ceremonial role or hero cult buried within the Issaries cult complex and carrying endless historical baggage of pretenders, frauds, rival claims, confidence schemes, bluffs and counterbluffs, eschatological implications, messianic longings, deathbed confessions, funky ponchos and elaborate hats. For most of the third age the title has been mostly latent because nobody seriously wanted to claim it . . . but with the Hero Wars looming on the horizon, a few serious and not-so-serious contenders are stepping up.

Recent claimants include that heretical Esrolian (who argued among other things that as Gold Gotti he was immune to Raw Greed and even wore the priceless jewel of infinite price in a filigree cage around his neck), a couple of Aeolians (also heretical, it goes without saying) and "the other guy." The new one, the pirate king, is a question mark. Some people deep inside Mother Market roll their eyes and say he can't possibly understand what the title entails, that he just asked our word for "richest" and that's what he wanted to be called.

Others who've talked to him say he knows exactly what it means and this scares them. If they're right, they say, expect a flurry of Gogo Gambino / Gaga Gambino sightings to herald the end of the secular age. Nobody outside Mother Market has any references here. It's just part of our thing.

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1 minute ago, scott-martin said:

"Gold Gotti" is a ceremonial role or hero cult buried within the Issaries cult complex and carrying endless historical baggage of pretenders, frauds, rival claims, confidence schemes, bluffs and counterbluffs, eschatological implications, messianic longings, deathbed confessions, funky ponchos and elaborate hats. For most of the third age the title has been mostly latent because nobody seriously wanted to claim it . . . but with the Hero Wars looming on the horizon, a few serious and not-so-serious contenders are stepping up.

Recent claimants include that heretical Esrolian (who argued among other things that as Gold Gotti he was immune to Raw Greed and even wore the priceless jewel of infinite price in a filigree cage around his neck), a couple of Aeolians (also heretical, it goes without saying) and "the other guy." The new one, the pirate king, is a question mark. Some people deep inside Mother Market roll their eyes and say he can't possibly understand what the title entails, that he just asked our word for "richest" and that's what he wanted to be called.

Others who've talked to him say he knows exactly what it means and this scares them. If they're right, they say, expect a flurry of Gogo Gambino / Gaga Gambino sightings to herald the end of the secular age. Nobody outside Mother Market has any references here. It's just part of our thing.

As I speculated on another thread, "Gold-Gotti" could be a nickname in the way we use "Mr Big" to informally refer to leaders of crime syndicates, gangs, business cartels, and the like. There are probably lots of Gold-Gottis, some bigger than others.

As @scott-martinsuggests there could be a correlation of Gold-Gotti to the Golden Tongues of Issaries 😚 (and perhaps some Gold Gottis are also Tongues😱)

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These theories are the same theory, only cast in different language for different styles of game! Furthermore

31 minutes ago, MOB said:

a correlation of Gold-Gotti to the Golden Tongues of Issaries 😚 (and perhaps some Gold Gottis are also Tongues😱)

Thinking about hard assets, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Gold Wheel Dancer glinting somewhere in the mix. Be careful who you pray to!

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Some might say that "Gold-Gotti" is a corruption, and in the original divine speech (which divine speech they rarely specify), it was simply "Go-Getter" and Issaries bestowed this title upon the hardest-working followers of his, and their wealth was the product of their labor. But within the world of Time, there has been drift and reversal, and there is no longer necessarily a need to be a real go-getter to become the Gold-Gotti.

Harstoreane the Provocative claimed that the well-known story of how Issaries and Uleria argued over whether it was in fact possible to get something for nothing was the root of this semantic transformation, or "corruption", as he put it. This he derived from the dual meaning of "hustler", and few have found it sensible since.

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Though a Lunar through and through, she is also a human being.

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18 minutes ago, Eff said:

Harstoreane the Provocative claimed that the well-known story of how Issaries and Uleria argued over whether it was in fact possible to get something for nothing was the root of this semantic transformation, or "corruption", as he put it. This he derived from the dual meaning of "hustler", and few have found it sensible since.

ISSARIES: Who would steal a cow when the milk flows free? I'm a hustler, not a rustler.
ULERIA: Sure, the commodity may be free but the fetish is what we charge for. It's extra.
 

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