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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    The Teotl Virtues are Hunger and Sacrifice, if I remember correctly, which means we know all ten sets of Virtues:

    Aesir : Audacity vs. Fatalism
    Deva : Conscience vs. Duty
    Kami : Right Action vs. Sincerity
    Manitou : Pride vs. Purpose
    Netjer : Balance vs. Justice
    Orisha : Tradition vs. Innovation
    Shen : Yang vs. Yin
    Teotl : Hunger vs. Sacrifice
    Theoi : Egotism vs. Kinship
    Tuatha : Honor vs. Prowess

    Unless something changed/I'm remembering something wrong....
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    Last edited by Samudra; 08-14-2017, 06:37 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    It does get mentioned there, yes, but the actual Netjer Virtues are Balance and Justice... also I'm pretty sure I remember this from before... but like I said, I can't find the post, and we have had the least amount of info on the Kami out of all the Pantheons, so I could totally be misremembering something....
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  • Samudra
    replied to Ask Neall
    I can't find the post anywhere now, but I could have sworn they were mentioned as being Sincerity and Right Action somewhere....
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  • Samudra
    replied to Animal Purview (Ape)= Human?
    Yeah, about that... the Vanaras may not be monkeys so much as they are a seperate race of beings with simian characteristics... if Animal/Beasts effects them then it should also effect Elves. (Now Hanuman as a God is associated with monkeys as his sacred animal, so he could still have that associated, but he's not a monkey himself, exactly).

    To quote the Ramayana :



    Note that it specifically says, semblance of monkeys, not monkeys... further along in the same chapter, we find that these Vanaras were born from all manner of beings:


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    Last edited by Samudra; 08-10-2017, 11:18 AM.

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  • There are plenty of non Christians in the real world who follow other religions for one reason or the other... There's no reason the World is any different in that regard. Not everybody in the world automatically jumps to the easiest path... Speaking of, I'm no Christian theologian, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the repentance have to be genuine? Feeling actual repentance for sin is hardly the easy way out.

    Also, seriously... The afterlife where a bunch of fairly nice gods judge your deeds and reward or punish you accordingly with paradise or simple oblivion is not...
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  • Sorry to disappoint, but it's technically a Satyr Path ... there's no Satyr Calling (that we know of) ...
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  • Deeds and Aspirations are the same thing right? Am I the only one who finds that it would be better if they stuck to one consistently for readability's sake? That aside, I find it interesting that Callings are a part of Origins... I always thought they were something that Scions got post Visitation like Purviews and would be a part of Hero... then again, there are apparently Mortal and Immortal Knacks for Callings, so maybe Visitation is only needed for the latter... also since Origins allows non Scion characters, this does seem to imply that mortals have Callings as well... either way it just...
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  • Oh no, that's totally still a thing... millions of people still do that... the guy who tried to get a law passed to curb the practice of torture in the name of exorcism got shot and killed in broad daylight (now you know where Sense8 got that storyline), and many so called lower caste people still bathe in the rotted leftovers of Brahmin's meals in order to imbibe some of their vaunted purity... it's just that, millions of people also think all these things are nuts. And those aren't people in some way rebelling against the Gods... they're followers of the Gods who insist that the Gods hate these...
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  • The Deva have rarely in myth gone about making pronouncements to the people at large... they don't even have a properly coded priest class... yes, the Brahmins exist but it's not like they have an official handbook or anything... the rituals and practices of a Brahmin in one village and another a few villages over can be wildly different, even with respect to the same God.

    Hinduism also has no official 'oracle' type role, no individual who channels and or interprets the will of the Gods. Hindu astrology is a thing that exists but that is less 'will of the Gods' and more 'effects of...
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  • Ya, Durga's usually more stately Queen of the Universe than biker gang member... you could try Kali, who in at least some of her Aspects would probably fit way better.
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  • Samudra
    replied to Cyber Powers?
    If you check the Hunter Knack Preview, it has a side bar that says:

    Sidebar: The Digital Predator

    Like Creator Knacks, Hunter Knacks do not need a literal stalked target. Figurative hunting -- be it chasing down a malevolent kami in construction plans or pursuing a black hat hacker through a mainframe -- allows you to use Hunter Knacks. So long as there is opposition, it’s sufficient for Hunters to pursue.

    So I think at least as far as 2nd edition is concerned, you're covered. And Watcher already went through the options in 1st Ed. Also, as an aside, as...
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  • There isn't really much in Hindu myth that corresponds to the Captives and Changelings situation. Theoretically Gandharvas and Apsaras (mostly Apsaras) do have children with mortals sometimes, but that doesn't often translate to being taken away. In fact, in the most famous example of Shakuntala, ancestress of the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Mahabharata, she is quickly abandoned by both parents and raised by a passing hermit, and her Apsara mother Menaka doesn't figure into the story at all after that in most versions.

    In the folklore of Bengal (which is the folklore I grew up with...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Omegaphallic : For your perusal I suggest skipping to 7:25 on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk3iOqKOD7g

    E
    dit : though I see Watcher has already covered it while I was just typing this out with his signature academic flair
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    Last edited by Samudra; 07-18-2017, 11:28 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Well, for the Manitou we know their Virtues of Pride and Purpose, we had an amazing write-up by the author on his experiences writing them, we have a Preview of their PSP boons, and we know their general outlook on the Titanomachy from the post Lula did some time back (which didn't mention the Kami at all). For the Kami, we know their Virtues (but then we know all ten Virtue Sets) and we know the name of their PSP... that's kind of it, unless I missed something... I mean, I would totally love either of these Pantheons previewed (and if I was being honest I would obviously want the Deva previewed...
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    Last edited by Samudra; 07-18-2017, 07:30 AM.

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  • Samudra
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    Given this bit from the Shen preview I think it's safe to say they are not exactly Titan friendly:

    "The Shen have important, formalized working relationships with the Devas and Kami. The South and East Asian pantheons share a non-discriminating attitude towards the simultaneous practice of multiple religions, as well as an aggressive stance towards titans (though there’s some disagreement as to what to do with the titans after you knock them out)."

    That said, I wouldn't mind some more Kami previews... I feel like of all the Pantheons in the core, we know the...
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  • Samudra
    replied to Òrìshà Preview!
    I wonder, would it also be applicable for Gods like Shiva and Kali who have connections to and in some aspects represent the breakdown of civilization and social conventions, but aren't directly associated with plant life? Or is that better represented by Chaos?...
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