From: Pasanen Panu (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 27 Oct 1997 - 18:21:43 EET
Thomas Gottschall wrote:
> Is this really so ? Are not Barntar & Ernalda two of the most worshipped
> gods in Sartar ? I can quite easily see the worshippers having a lot of
They are gods, not farmers. God of farming is a bit different from
farmer. Besides, I have thought of farming magic as a sort of
communal magic, so that no-one in particular would cast any spells.
They just went to the temple and did their thing, the spells come
as a bonus for pious worship, without casting. Sort of a blessing.
Thus their personal magical power would be rather small.
> bless the crops, one to make your scythe sharper, one to make the tools
These would work as a communal magic, too. Other option would of course
be gnomes, who could be gotten into household with sacrifices of food
etc, and they would cast the magics. It seems ridiculous to me, that
while plowing, Farmer Joe would mumble some plowsharpening spell every
five minutes! It propably would not be needed so often, but still.
> Now why should a part of the populace who is needed in times of peace
> and war have less magic than the ordinary warrior ? Would not rather the
> opposite be the fact ?
Warriors are always needed in orlanthi communities. They are almost
always very highly respected houscarls, not some killer loonies.
I think their personal magical power would be higher than average
Back from the holiday in Mars..
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