Post:A scroll addressed to Nomad Cherulisa - 10/29/2009 - 13:43:46
|Re: A scroll addressed to Nomad Cherulisa · on 10/29/2009 1:43:46 PM||3918|
| >>It could be too much parsing of words but Armifer does state "true Bonedancers" which I agree with. (Not to state that Kir was / was not a true Bonedancer or even to get into that debate).
I don't want to say it's impossible for Bonedancers to fall, or even imply that it's a large stretch of the imagination to go from the Bonedancers' depraved rites and sociopathy to an even deeper form of both. But as the Nomads know them, they still perform their sick divination rites and can, if nothing else, sense the obliteration of everything that clings around Necromancers like any Moon Mage. Sociopaths have self-preservation instincts too.
For the ones that do fall, they stop being able to function as shamans of any caliber. Even if the Bonedancers allow Necromancers among them (huge "if"), someone with enough pride and arrogance to go down that road certainly won't stand to lose the shaman's privileged position in his society and take orders like a common raider or sheep herder. They would strike out on their own, likely cursing the haughty Moon Mages for their fortune.
Switching to the Necromancer Guild perspective, I treat the Bonedancers somewhat like the Bone Elves: I won't look askance at anyone who RPs a background as a Bonedancer (or a Bone Elf) as long as they remember that in both case, they have severed their ties to their people by doing so. The Second Kir is not going to send any Necromancer care packages, and Sidhlot doesn't like the competition.
>>(Not to state that Kir was / was not a true Bonedancer or even to get into that debate)
Kir's an interesting case, especially since many, many centuries passed between Kir the peacebringer and Kir the bonedancer.
There's a few different ways to understand what's going on, and nobody except maybe Kir himself knows what's going on.
1) The modern Kir is a wholly different man, claiming a spiritual and historical precedent of "Kirness" to try and shape the tribes.
|This message was originally posted in The Moon Mages (24) \ The Moon Mage Sects (14), by DR-ARMIFER on the play.net forums.|