Gloranthan Background

From: Neil Smith (NSMITH@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 06 Feb 1996 - 12:51:18 EET


Loren has many good comments on my background sheet. I agree
with all of them except:

>> PAVIS The god that was Pavis Half-Elven and now is the spirit of the
>> city of Pavis.
>> FLINTNAIL Half-dwarven friend of Pavis, Flintnail is a god of
>> dwarves and stonemasons.
>
> That's all you say about the god of the city and his sidekick?
>
Yes. This information is for consumption of players whose PCs will
be spending most of their time running around Prax and the Rubble,
doing heroic things. I doubt they'll have a lot of contact with
Pavis the god. On a more pragmatic note, there's not much white
space left and I don't want to spill over onto four pages!

And then goes on to take me to task about:
> the rabid Orlanthi attitude you have expressed here.
>
Perhaps the anti-Lunar feeling is expressed too strongly, but I have
a feeling that most New Pavisites would rather see the Lunars kicked
out of the city. As I understand it, New Pavis was _built_ by people
who left their homes in Sartar rather than be subject to Lunar rule.
Their sons are running the place now. I think they have similar
attitudes to the Jews under the Romans: they don't much like it, but
there's not a lot they can do about it so they might as well make the
best of a bad lot.

That said, the Old Pavisites, the fisher folk, and the like couldn't
really give a monkey's who's running the city, and perhaps that
doesn't come through. I'll cut down on the section about the New
Pavisites and expand the bits on the other cultures, to give a more
balanced view of the city.

Thanks for the comments,

Neil.

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