Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Proposal: Lord, What Fools

Passes 12-0. Again.—Brendan

Adminned at 01 Dec 2010 11:25:57 UTC

If the sentence “Whenever the Age changes, within 24 hours of the change, each Divinity may set all their Influences to Neutral exactly once.” exists in the rule “Ages”, delete it.

If the rule “Influence” exists, change the sentence reading “At any time, if a Divinity has Neutral influence in all three spheres, they may simultaneously set one Influence to Positive and another to Negative.” to:

At any time, if a Divinity has Neutral influence in all three spheres, they may simultaneously set one of their own Influences to Positive and another to Negative.

Set the Influences of all Divinities to Neutral.

Create a subrule to the rule “Influence”, called “Mortals”, with the following text:

The Old Gods reserve their attention for those few mortals whose lives they can affect, who are listed on the Mortals wiki page.  Each such listing comprises a mortal’s name and the single sphere or two spheres of Influence in which they can be affected.

Let Z be a number equal to one half of Quorum, rounded down; if at any time the Mortals page lists fewer than Z mortals, the Optimus Divinity may create new mortals and list them on that page until there are Z mortals.  Of the possible combinations of one or two spheres of Influence (Ephemeral; Material; Domestic; Ephemeral and Material; Ephemeral and Domestic; Material and Domestic) to which mortals may be vulnerable, the Optimus Divinity must distribute new mortals among them as evenly as possible.

Possible next step: smiling upon or tormenting mortals on whom you have positive or negative influence, possibly in order to gain Prominence.



12-01-2010 07:42:11 UTC


Yes!  This looks a lot like what I’ve been fumbling towards.

Does “Negative” influence mean that a Divinity has the power to influence a mortal negatively?  Or does it mean that a Divinity has no power to influence at all?

I know the Ruleset hasn’t worked this out at all, yet.  I’d want to say that if a Divinity has positive influence in a sphere, then that Divinity can use their influence to help or torment a mortal as they choose.  If they have neutral influence, they can do the same, but less effectively—and if they have negative influence, then their attempt to interfere will probably get totally bungled up.

Seems to me that one of the best way to get a worshiper’s devotion is to torment them a little bit, and then threaten them with even greater harm unless they stay faithful.

Josh: HE/HIM

12-01-2010 07:53:18 UTC

for although the Optimus Divinity seems to be meandering into territory usually reserved for the Imperatrix.

Darknight: HE/HIM

12-01-2010 08:10:31 UTC



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Kevan: HE/HIM

12-01-2010 09:40:30 UTC



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12-01-2010 13:15:00 UTC

With a reinforcement of Josh’s note about Optimus Divinity and Imperatrix roles


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