Dragonewts and Eggs.

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@bigfoot.com)
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2000 - 11:42:38 EEST


Nils Weinander:

>Considering dragonewts as mystics,
>is the egg a piece of the eternal, changeless trascendent
>world?

The original egg was not a piece of the eternal, changeless,
transcendent world but was born from Orxili, a six-armed
monster mentioned in draconic metaphysics.

Thus from the outside, the dragonewt egg would look leathery
and unchanging, it appears in the inside as a terrifying
six-armed monster. Whenever a 'newt is killed, the six limbs
grapples with it and forces it to re-enter the world, each
limb inflicting one wound upon the 'newt if they are able.

The number of limbs the newt defeats determines the type it will
be reborn as. As part of their initiation into the draconic
way, most 'newts start off having defeated the first and weakest
limb and are born as crested. If the 'newt is reborn and the
first limb manages to defeat them (because of bad karma), then
their draconic self is destroyed and they become outlaws.

Defeating further limbs improves the 'newts spiritual prowess.
Defeaters of two limbs are beaked 'newts, three limbs are
tailed priests etc. Those who have defeated the fifth limb
are reborn as dragonets but very few remain on the surface of
glorantha as they prefer more exalted draconic realms.

Defeaters of all six limbs are true dragons and are free of
Orxili's taint.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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