Agentorange Posted March 6, 2022 Report Share Posted March 6, 2022 (edited) Etyries is stated as being a daughter of issaries and that she became curious about the Red Goddess went off to find her and ended up being the Lunar Empires premier Goddess of trade. But Esrolia is the land of 10,000 Goddesses all the printed stuff out there seems to suggest it's an intensely matriarchal land : men are loved and valued in their own right and as husband protectors, but the reins of power are clearly held by women, by Grandmothers and grandmothers and the political and religious landscape is dominated by women. That being the case it seems odd to me that Issaries - an essentially male trade god would be worshipped and Etyries a known daughter of issaries wouldn't be. the version of issaries in the rules is essentially the Sartarite orlanthi/hill tribe trade god a much more male focused society, and stepping back into the real world issaries was first dreamed up by a bunch of guys, is a male dominated hobby for a male dominated audience.... So on the YGMV principle is it possible that Etyries might be worshipped in her own right in Esrolia ( remember - female dominated country and society ) as a goddess of trade. if that's a step too far could she be a regionally important sub cult of Issaries given much more veneration in Esrolia than elsewhere perhaps ? lastly the rules don't actually state that Issaries priests have to be male do they. There's an implication but it doesn't come out and say it does it ? So would it be possible that in Esrolia we see a much larger number of female Issaries priests and initiates ? Edited March 6, 2022 by Agentorange Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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