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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bluecho View Post
    I disagree with making one of them a Nephandi, for a couple reasons.

    1) Not everything needs to tie back to the Nephandi, you guys. Seriously.

    2) It undercuts the theme of a feud across ages when one side is objectively "right" to hate the other. Not in the sense that their feud cannot have legitimate grievances - they've had countless lives to do awful things to each other - but in the sense that one being a Nephandus and the other knowing it makes it not "about" their feud. Not "about" the cycle of revenge that sustains itself over lifetimes, that needs to be broken because it's serving no good purpose anymore. It's a cut and dry fight against an unambiguous evil.

    3) It derails any other plotline OP might be going for. The Nephandi are a narrative black hole, swallowing all other concerns and making it solely about them. They're too big an antagonist to allow for anything else. It all feels small and petty by comparison.

    4) The stated goal was to establish that uniting warring Traditionalists is the main theme of the campaign. There is no uniting when one of the parties is a Nephandus. There's uniting against them, but not with them. This is not to say "uniting against a Fallen infiltrator in their midst" is not a valid story. It's just not what the OP was going for, from the sounds of it. This is not that story.
    It was merely an example of the kind of memory that might motivate one of them generations later.

    Also, the idea wasn't that one of them became a Nephandus, it was that one of them remembered the other one becoming a Nephandus. It's a meaningful distinction because the memory could be wrong or misleading or misinterpreted but it is of a subject matter that cannot just be written off. The memory doesn't make the feud simple, it makes it un-ignorable.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ramnesis View Post

      It was merely an example of the kind of memory that might motivate one of them generations later.

      Also, the idea wasn't that one of them became a Nephandus, it was that one of them remembered the other one becoming a Nephandus. It's a meaningful distinction because the memory could be wrong or misleading or misinterpreted but it is of a subject matter that cannot just be written off. The memory doesn't make the feud simple, it makes it un-ignorable.
      Especially when a third party could have made such a memory for reasons that only benefit from the cycle continuing.

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