Re: Modern thinkin

From: Simon Hibbs (simonh@msi-uk.com)
Date: Fri 23 Jan 1998 - 12:13:49 EET


Mikko Rintasaari :

> Panu writes:
> > Why the humans would not have accepted the elder race culture? This
> > makes definite distinction to most fantasy worlds, AFAIK. The elder
> > races, after all, are elder and thus wiser.
>
> They are older, thus wiser may well apply.
>
>so there... remember to question your own world views, fellow 20 cen
>hoomanz.

But what do they do with their wisdom? What is the evidence of it?

Everyone knows that Troll _eat_ people, that's wise? Aldryami are
plants, their culture is indivisible from the ecology of their forest
homes. Mostali are incomprehensible machines with no personality. Where
does wisdom come into it?

Sure, human cultures have borrowed (stolen) from the elder races, taking
technology from the Mostali for example. Some humans worship Zorak Zoran
for his powerfull war magics, and the Kitori tribe in Dragon Pass is
composed of human and troll clans. Still, trolls, mostali and aldryami
are as different from humans as they are from each other. Not just
different in culture, but fundamentaly different in bilology and
psychology, and in their emotional responses. They just don't - can't -
think the same as we do.

They aren't just different races - they're different species, to the
extent that the concept exists in Glorantha.

Simon

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