[Runequest] Extreme Cases

Ashley Munday aescleal at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 27 00:09:32 EST 2013

No one is going to be able to cope with being a priest and shaman for different communities at the same time - there aren't enough hours in the day. The poor fucker is expected by his local Issaries cult to spend his life trading while the local Daka Fal community want him full time fending off evil spirits and teaching them magic. And neither community is going to trust a 15 year old with that sort of responsibility - even if he could muster the POW to qualify as a Priest and a Shaman.

 From: Craig Simons <craigms at q.com>
To: runequest at rpgreview.net 
Sent: Sunday, 25 August 2013, 19:29
Subject: [Runequest] Extreme Cases

To test ideas, I like to stretch limits. So, consider a situation that is seldom in any RQ publication: parents from different backgrounds. A strong candidate would be a non-inheriting son from the union of an Issaries priest and a Daka Fal shaman. Oh, both Illuminated. Granted, there could be great persecution against such a couple, but less so if the Illumination is hidden and both cults are generally respected. Or they live in Lunarland.

The adventurer would grow up with large parts of all three disciplines, if not everything: he will not inherit, so he gets trained for a life on his own. He sees the differences between the disciplines and starts dabbling in sorcery, perhaps with parental guidance, and learns some basics on his own.

 So, at an early age (perhaps 15-ish), he "simultaneously" becomes Illuminated, an Issaries priest, a Daka Fal shaman and a Sorcerer.

Given all that, your thoughts please?


Craig Simons
craigms at q.com

Don't you ever miss the days when you used to be nostalgic? 
Steven Brust, Dzur 

PS. Oh, he was a "seventh son of a seventh son born under a caul". He is ALWAYS lucky - whatever that means.

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