From: Carl Fink (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 25 Jan 1994 - 17:37:50 EET
Someone who doesn't sign his/her messages writes about similarities between Hsunchen and Praxians:
R>The Hsunchen worship the Hunter as main source of meat.
>Praxians worship Waha for slain herd beasts, Hunter for slain game.
You are defining "worshipping a source of food" as a sign of Hsunchen ancestry? So worshipping Ernalda or the Barley Mother is also a sign of beast-man ways?
R>The Hsunchen propitiate or venere predominant local forces of nature.
Everyone except the Brithini and their ilk worships local nature forces.
R>The Hsunchen worship a plethora of local spirits, summoned by the shamans
Every primitive culture does this. Are all primitives Hsunchen?
R>Both practice ancestor worship to some extent.
So do the Kralori, the Orlanthi, the Pamaltelans...in fact, most cultures. Are trolls Hsunchen?
R>Both consider outsiders as less than human.
No, they don't.
R>Telmori consider their wolves as full members of their tribe. Praxians
>don't do so, since Waha's covenant made the herd beasts unintelligent.
"They're different, so that proves they're the same!"
R>Praxians were active participants in the Gods War.
*Everyone* was an active participant in the Gods War. Haven't you been intiated into the I Fought We Won mystery?
R>The Praxians have a solid holy place in the Paps. (They inherited it from
Everyone including the baboons had a big city during the God Time.
R>The Praxians worshipped a whole pantheon in Godtime. These gods are dead
Everyone acknowledges local earth powers except deliberate atheists like the Brithini. So?
R>Now where except in the covenant introduced because of the special power
All Rune Lords would have similarities. So?
>...And in the
>Pavis Common Knowledge booklet there is this picture in the wastes, where
>lots of beasts (including the zebra, a beast only quite recently adopted into
>the covenant) paid homage to Genert, a very conscious and intelligent act.
Zebras existed in Prax in Genert's time. They were small and useless to men, but they existed. The founder of the Zebra tribe used heroquesting to create larger rideable zebras.
R>I really have problems with the reasons why Eiritha would not allow horses
Accepted, or was unable to expel?
R>Is this all beast rider propaganda? The story about Joraz Kyrem's creation
>of the War Zebras mentions psychological reasons only.
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