From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_quicksilver.net.nz>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:17:33 +1300

John Galloway:

>Me>All sorcerous magic accesses an otherworld entity, whether it be God (for
> >the Malkioni), the Cosmos (for the Zzaburi) or the World Machine (for the
> >Mostali).
>Ah, this is probably the source of my confusion. I had a mental picture of
>the essence planes as being a impersonal, inactive, passive stores of power
>that could be taken and used various purposes (c.f. the negative energy
>plane in D&D).

That's the sorcerous conception of it. It is still an entity (the Cosmos) even though it is impersonal, inactive and passive in the same way that the World Machine is an entity.

>but deep down I believed that sorcerial atheists could (somehow) tap
>into an essence plane and perform magic of a sorcerous nature without
>depending on (or even in spite of) any otherworld entities.

They can and do.

--Peter Metcalfe

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