Date: Fri 02 Jun 1995 - 19:39:03 EEST
Careful with that ax Eugene:
Since the subject of circumcision was brought up, does anyone think this practice is followed anywhere in Glorantha? What about other forms of genital mutilation, such as subincision, castration, or dismemberment? What about (to include women) defloration, incision, excision, clitoridectomy, or infibulation?
Now, I know it's not a pleasant topic to think about, especially from our
Western viewpoint. But, Glorantha is not necessarily a pleasant place.
Broos are rapists. Ogres are cannibals. And, these practices may be
considered as chaotic as, say, tapping. Or not. Maybe circumcision is a
Pentan custom. Or maybe it's a Malkioni thing. Perhaps subincision is
(for Pamaltelan men) part of the Left Hand Path. Maybe clitoridectomies
were an ancient Dara Happan practice which the Lunars have managed to put a stop to. I don't know. I'd like to hear what you think.
David Cake asks about the Hearts of Humakt: Yup. 'Twas me who posted that. And I have not yet heard of or come up with a rules system for it. Perhaps it's just best to role play it? I don't
know. It'll be interesting to see what replies you get, it any.
The only real change I've made (that I can think of right now) is that I now think the Hearts I identified as Graciousness, Honor, and Bravery, are really only one Heart with different cultural/social manifestations. Call it
the Heart of Honor, and that to be honorable means different things in different cultures. This got me thinking that maybe what varies is also the Code of Humakt.
Something like: ( This is for example only. I'm not necessarily convinced these are "right.")
Pledge: Life Sacrifice: Innocence, Joy Protect: Honor, Justice No Clear Cult Position: Charity, Compassion, MercyCODE:
as compared to:
Old Carmania (now extinct)
Pledge: Life Sacrifice: Innocence, Joy (special), Compassion, Mercy, Justice No Clear Cult Position: Honor
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