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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 pm 
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I know I've seen other Krarth material out on the net but my google skills are failing me.

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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:23 am 
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Damian May wrote:
I know I've seen other Krarth material out on the net but my google skills are failing me.


Your Google-Fu has had as much success as mine..


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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:44 am 
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SimonB wrote:
Damian May wrote:
I know I've seen other Krarth material out on the net but my google skills are failing me.


Your Google-Fu has had as much success as mine..


http://fabledlands.blogspot.com/2018/04 ... magic.html

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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
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You haven't failed me, Damian. Your Google-Fu is strong today.


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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:47 am 
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If you're still on the subject of Krarth, here's another extract from Dave Morris which I saved a while ago:

"I'm currently tinkering with some world background to go into the Jewelspider book. Obviously the point of Legend is that if you need to know something you can usually reconstruct it from real-world history/culture. But what about the sui generis aspects of the setting?

For example, what is official Church teaching regarding the Five? It struck me that it’s not in the nature of religious thinking to say, “OK, there are these spirits of ancient sorcerers that are hurtling around under the vault of heaven soaking up ineffable secrets for their eventual return to Earth,” because that’s a physicist’s interpretation. It’s saying, “We accept the origin of these objects and will now try to work out what they are.” But in fact the Church is likely to take a very different approach: “These things are evidently real. Therefore they must be part of God’s plan, and we can ignore what those heathens in Krarth believe.”
So then I got to thinking that if you put White Light to one side, that gives us four baleful entities – the Four Horsemen, obviously and handily. So then, with a little Wiki-level research, I found that official Church teaching until very recently is not that the Four Horsemen are agents of the Antichrist (that’s a US evangelic position) but quite the reverse – they are God’s agents who will scour the world to usher in the Last Judgement. And white is associated with the Holy Spirit, so that’s rather a gift.

This is the current entry planned for the Jewelspider book, though it may well change:

The Ghosts of the Magi
These are five small luminous objects that hurtle through the night sky above Krarth. With a good eye they can be variously seen in other northern regions also, but it is above Krarth that they are brightest.
The peasants of Krarth believe them to be the spirits of the five greatest original magi, cast into the upper heavens by the Blasting of Spyte. The Five have specific astrological significance and are known by these names: Red Death, Blue Moon, Plague Star, Gift Star and White Light. The Krarthian peasants believe they will come into conjunction above Spyte in the year 1000AS, whereupon the gates of that deathly city will be hurled open.
The Church of the True Faith takes a very different view. The Five (known as the Pentaphan) are regarded as angels who have been appointed to scour the earth at the End of Days, specifically as the Four Horsemen who presage the Apocalypse, and are commonly identified as Apsinthos (ie Wormwood, harbinger of War), Qaphsiel (Confusion and Sorrow), Abaddon (Destruction), Kushiel (Punishment), and the last is thought because of its pure light to stand for the Holy Spirit through the agency of the archangel Jophiel (Understanding and Judgement).
Astronomers of Khitai or the Ta'ashim lands, where the world is known to be round, could possibly map these moons' orbits and calculate any conjunction – though if such a thing has ever been attempted the results are not known."


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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
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Another Krarth post by Dave Morris (for those who haven't seen it or have forgotten it):

https://fabledlands.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-price-of-magic.html

The Russian picture used is by Ivan Bilibin (1876 - 1942)


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I'd love to know more about Khitai.

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-Kyle


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WodenKrait wrote:
I'd love to know more about Khitai.

Cheers,

-Kyle



Wouldn't we all? And Yamato.


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 Post subject: Re: Developing Legend
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We've created a doc for Khitai here.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LDM ... sp=sharing


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