Khemehekis wrote: ↑
19 Aug 2018 01:26
elemtilas wrote: ↑
13 Aug 2018 05:31
Khemehekis wrote: ↑
13 Aug 2018 03:07
I remember reading that John the Baptist's saint day is observed on his birthday instead of his heavenly birthday, for he was born free of original sin.
I looked into it, and I sit corrected! This answer
Oh! So I see! The Bible says the original sin was taken away from him after his conception, but before his birth.
That would appear to be the Tradition. Me, I'd never heard of that before, but in reading the episode in question, I can see the tradition where both the Tradition & its derivative Scripture derive from. If you take my meaning!
I can also see where, in general, Protestants and also Mormons might would not accept.
I see. "Magics" indeed! In the Lehola Galaxy, they don't have magic (nor magick), but they do have a level of science that can allow regening. So someone who was born looking like a Yoruba can consent to get regened, undergo the procedure, and end up looking like a Swede.
Sounds like pure dwimmery to me!
This regening is something that would not be possible in Gea. Certainly not Yoruba > Swede.
Well, no, I take that back, at least half-way.
There is a very rare magic that can be wrought on a Daine male whose testicles have been destroyed. If he doesn't want to subsequently turn into a girl, he will have to find a healer that can even do the dwimmery necessary and be willing to take on his case. But more importantly, before the month is up, he'll have to go out in the wild and find a male Beast. His choice: most such boys seem to gravitate towards wolves or wargs, a few towards bears --- megafauna are just out of the question. He'll have to subdue the creature and bring him back to the healer, slaughter it and let the healer work the magic. He'll be wrapped up in the raw hide, fed on the blood of the beast, and the healer will replace what he's lost with what he's taken from the beast. Clinically, a testicular transplant; but as with any kind of magic in the World, nothing is quite so simple. He'll certainly end up with more wolfish features than just a new set of nuts. Might end up with larger fangs than he started out with, perhaps (aesthetically placed) patches of wolf fur and an annoying habit of howling at the Moons. Some personality traits can be affected as well.
This kind of magic can not be done on girls. Once the affected boy has turned into a girl, there is no going back from the Change. And this kind of regening is a very dangerous magic. Dangerous for the affected boy, if only because he has to go out and fight a wild beast and bring him back alive. But also, he risks the potential of serious cognitive, personality and spiritual changes. He also risks dying during the procedure itself. The healer also takes a big risk, as it is a perilous magic for her to work. She could end up with some crazy changes of her own. She could also die. If she dies before the work is done, then the boy will die too. If she works too hard, she could finish the work and not have a reserve of energy to bring herself out of the trance realm where she's been working. She might end up a living statue, her body still breathing, her heart still slowly beating, but her mind and spirit wandering hopelessly out beyond, with only a small part of her still attached to the boy.
Where do you find all these photos, Elemtilas?
I just looked up bronze + age + razor!
That happened to be the most beautiful version I found, and most like the aesthetic you'd find in Gea.
Whoa, mind-bending! Gea/the World must exist in a parallel universe with different laws of physics.
Yep! Quite a few laws different. Though many are quite recognisable! I mean, there is still the speed of light. That's constant.
Leastways, depending on what kind of light you're measuring and what medium it's flowing through and what time of day (or night) it is.
But some Laws have been determined to be absolutely constant. There is, for example, the Principle of Ehrranian Rug Affinity. It has been (experimentally!) proven that there is a direct correlation between the final resting orientation of a slice of buttered & jellied toasted bread with the quality and costliness of the floor upon which it is dropped. As you might suspect, there is a 1:1 correlation between butter side down and an expensive Ehrannian carpet! A scuffy & battered old wood plank floor -- even odds. A nice smooth tile or stone floor, easily cleaned, toast will almost certainly land butter side up!
The Lehola Galaxy has lots of humanoids, or Bipedals as they're often called: humans, Greys, Reds, ilti, Domeheads, Kelly-Hopkinsville goblins, chais, bansaks, pachams, lef, lapans, xazhoes, bevgezis, Lizard People, gwuelatls, thoems, fhaang (who are marsupials and have tails), añaks, elnars, detrom, turogh, hajons, ginths, and even the bhur (whose ancestral planet, Aguan orbited Istar, a sun that blew up a few millions years ago). There are also swimming cetacean sapients; sapients evolved from parrots; sapients that resemble anteaters; cephalopod sapients such as the azhwea (think Blue Man on Studham Common) or the natives of Syprian; the nuk (a species of qoadropeds with two elephantine trunks); and even a species of sapient carniferns.
That's quite a few!
In Gea, the sophonts are generally either humanoid or else (slightly) anthropomorphic animals. There are countries where the people áre Wolf-folk and Raven-folk. They're far away and not easy to reach and often times can't be found again, but those that go into those lands often come back with a stock of tales to tell! A few lucky wanderers have been granted passage into those hidden realms of Beast-folk. There seems to be one well known such country somewhere in the vicinity of the wild lands beyond Ypsiy Dale, in the western marches of Auntimoany. Lost of animal tales come out of Ypsiy Dale.
Most folk just believe that the Grimwood --- the expanse of primeval forest that hunkers down to the west of the civilised lands --- is just a dark, creepy place, full of baleful creatures and savage people. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth! Even the savagest of Daine and Hotay won't go there willingly! The Wise have not penetrated the deep secrets of the place, but some suspect that the Forest itself is a sophont. Or at least that there are tree-beasts, plantimals, inhabiting the dark depths. They bear no love whatsoever for creatures that go on two legs, not even Daine or Teyor. Best just not to go into the Trees. Don't wake them up. Don't disturb them. Heck, don't even look into the verges of the woods!
Some of the Hills
have minds of their own, too.
It's very possible that there are aware beings
deep down in the deepest places of Gea.
Polupodes -- Cephalopod sapients?
Yep. These folk!
Looks as if I cracked that one! (Although that Easter egg must be a dyed egg rather than a candy egg if it was cracked!)
Inwindingwise? Outwindingwise? Wigglewormwise? You must be a very "wise" man, Elemtilas.
A rare moment, I assure you!