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Illusion? We'll use facts! To quote well-known Eurmali Illuminate Homer Simpson, "Psh! Facts are useless! You can use facts to prove anything even remotely true!"

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ROLAND VOLZ

Running: nothing | Playing: Battletech Hero, CoC 7th Edition, Blades in the Dark | Planning: D&D 5E Home Game, Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle, HeroQuest 1E Sartarite Campaign

D&D is an elf from Tolkien, a barbarian from Howard, and a mage from Vance fighting monsters from Lovecraft in a room that looks like it might have been designed by Wells and Giger. - TiaNadiezja

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Dayzatar's cult practice self mummification, and in many respects Dayzatar himself is a mummified god, remaining undecayed through his purity.

Much of his cult's magic consists of ascetic practices and rituals that refute some part of impure living, such as "Consume only Sunlight," or "See only Truth," which eventually leave the Dayzatari Priest unable to move, talk, blink, or do anything other than stare at the sun in a state of living death, their bodies dried and withered, mouthing prayers until their spirits are called away to join Dayzatar himself.

This practice helped inspire the Retirement Towers used by some Sun Dome Temples.

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On 8/13/2021 at 10:23 AM, Ali the Helering said:

While basing anything on Greg's linguistic skills is foolhardy in the extreme, I couldn't help but wonder whether the Zistorites managed to breach the walls of time and send one of their constructs back to screw up mythology, when I discovered that - in Italian - Orogeria means 'clockwork'!

That's聽close, but the Italian word for "clockwork" is actually "orologeria".

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On 8/12/2021 at 7:33 PM, Qizilbashwoman said:

gene wolfe is a genius. but he can't write women. i hate this dichotomy so fucking much. what is wrong with catholics.

How much time you got? That's a topic for a really long post in another forum.

ROLAND VOLZ

Running: nothing | Playing: Battletech Hero, CoC 7th Edition, Blades in the Dark | Planning: D&D 5E Home Game, Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle, HeroQuest 1E Sartarite Campaign

D&D is an elf from Tolkien, a barbarian from Howard, and a mage from Vance fighting monsters from Lovecraft in a room that looks like it might have been designed by Wells and Giger. - TiaNadiezja

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7 hours ago, Joerg said:

No witch burning competitions, please!

the Inquisition literally still exists, it was just renamed from "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition" to "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office" in 1908.

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33 minutes ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

the Inquisition literally still exists, it was just renamed from "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition" to "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office" in 1908.

Their methods have changed a little.聽 Not enough for everybody's comfort, but a little.聽 The screaming tends to be caused by intellectually tortuous arguments, not the torture of intellectuals.

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5 hours ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

the Inquisition literally still exists, it was just renamed from "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition" to "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office" in 1908.

In 1964, it became the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and in 1985, Sacred was dropped from the title in a general rebrand.聽 But Holy Office is good shorthand.

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3 hours ago, metcalph said:

In 1964, it became the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and in 1985, Sacred was dropped from the title in a general rebrand.聽 But Holy Office is good shorthand.

And I believe more recently still, it rebranded itself as the Family Research Council...

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ROLAND VOLZ

Running: nothing | Playing: Battletech Hero, CoC 7th Edition, Blades in the Dark | Planning: D&D 5E Home Game, Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle, HeroQuest 1E Sartarite Campaign

D&D is an elf from Tolkien, a barbarian from Howard, and a mage from Vance fighting monsters from Lovecraft in a room that looks like it might have been designed by Wells and Giger. - TiaNadiezja

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Yeah, apologies, that was more "Your Heretical Real World" material...

ROLAND VOLZ

Running: nothing | Playing: Battletech Hero, CoC 7th Edition, Blades in the Dark | Planning: D&D 5E Home Game, Operation: Sprechenhaltestelle, HeroQuest 1E Sartarite Campaign

D&D is an elf from Tolkien, a barbarian from Howard, and a mage from Vance fighting monsters from Lovecraft in a room that looks like it might have been designed by Wells and Giger. - TiaNadiezja

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