Lead Cross

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@bigfoot.com)
Date: Sat 14 Aug 1999 - 05:37:49 EEST

Andrew Bean:

> Firstly. Do you have to murder your own healers i.e. Chalana
> Arroy ? As a rebel why wouldn't you want to burst into the Queen
> Deezola Red Crescent tents at the nearest military base and
> murder as many Lunar healers and their patients as possible as
> part of your HQ.

I daresay a Humakti could make this substitution. Of course
this would mean that as a traditionalist, he is now implicitly
accepting Teelo Norri as a healer, while traditionalists do
not. Ergo, he's halfway on the path to Illumination or
Lunar-symping. That's in addition to the immense propoganda
value such an atrocity would give the Lunars as many of the
patients are likely to be locals.

>Secondly. Once you have got yourself a Lead Cross won't it just
>end up in the tribal/clan/bloodline/temple treasury waiting for
>the next time. Do these things just fade away if not covered
>with Healers blood or actively used against undead ? Can the
>Tales crew answer why haven't the Lismelder done this quest a
>couple of times and solved their zombie problem a long time ago?
>This applies to any HQ/super magic item surely. Unless the
>Hero who got it has to take it back on their death or after its
>use ?

I think it's only attuned towards the Humakti who performed
the actual quest very much. A Lead Cross in the hands of
somebody else will not function unless he also chops some
healers into bits.

- --Peter Metcalfe


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