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The No-God posted 03 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe No-God by Curethan, Didact

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Very interesting points there, obv. I'm not the first to detect a link between the no-god and the dead god of the Scylvendi.

I'll try and clarify the cycle of souls thing, EE.

It seems to me that the passage of (human) souls from Earwa is determined by the gods to which they pay homage (do a good job worshiping in their chsen way, get a ticket to one of their pocket realities in the afterlife). For it to be a cycle, souls must obviously come the other way too. Thus, souls' passage from the world to the &quot;outside&quot; and vice versa must in some way be linked to the gods.

Remembering that the Scylvendi were originally one of the five tribes of men and were not allied to the consult before the summoning of
Mog-pharau, the fact that they worshipped only one god (I think he was the god of war too?) suggests that he was quite a major diety.

Perhaps by summoning him completely into the world (a more powerful version of summoning, and a good reason that such practices would lead to damnation), the Inchoroi were able to kind of subvert and short circuit the link that he originally played in the human cycle of souls.

Thus, instead of passing into the outside or inhabiting the bodies of the babies for which they were destined on the way into the world, the souls were drawn to him ... creating a kind of whirldwind that constanly surrounded him even? This would make the Consult's aim of sealing the world off from the outside almost complete, they could've just sat in the Incu-Holinais and waited for everyone to die of old age, I guess...
His carapace would be some kind of prison or casing for a pocket dimension that binds him.

Well, it kinda makes sense to me...

Oh yeah, and the only kind of diety that the Consult would venerate would be their instrument of liberation from damnation, he doesn't need to serve any other purpose to be the closest thing they would ever get to regarding as &quot;holy&quot;. view post


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