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Poll: What would you be in prince of nothing? posted 09 Mar 2006, 21:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Heres something Ive been quite curious on what people would say. If you were born into the world of prince of nothing and could be of any faction, school, race, etc. what would you choose and why. And please elaborate on your choice. Even add a race if you feel it necessary. And sorry I had more and an other option but its to much. view post

posted 14 Mar 2006, 05:03 by Edge of Certainty, Subdidact

when I saw that every single person chose schoolman, I was shocked, then I scrolled down and saw that only 4 people voted... :lol: I'd have to say I'd be a Mandate Schoolman, since I'd choose philosophy over poetry any day. view post

posted 14 Mar 2006, 14:03 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i'd like to be scylvendi. i like the purity of a wild race like them. also, i would like to break men. :lol: view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 00:03 by Zarathinius, Auditor

I'd have to say Dunyain. Even though they seem immoral to the rest of us, they don't make the same mistakes real people make out of superstition, fear, or denial. They are the ultimate stable society. view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 17:03 by Dawnstorm, Candidate

A nameless civilian casualty. Doesn't matter where. view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 19:03 by Peter, Auditor

Mandate Schoolman. Philosophy [i:3sjjilt0]and[/i:3sjjilt0] tearing people apart with purity of meaning and geometry, a better combination has yet to be thought of. Second choice would be something less grand and less deadly... I never like the big strong unstoppable hero (so Kellhus is ok, cos I don't see him as heroic in any shape size or form). view post

posted 15 Mar 2006, 19:03 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Well in case you guys didn't know since i seem to have forgotten to put my answer I would be a Mandate Schoolman. And for the reasoning well Ill have to answer that later with something equally good with what the rest of you said, after a brief snack. view post

My Choice posted 20 Mar 2006, 22:03 by Mahajanga Mordecai, Auditor

A Cisharum from Nilnamesh, since we don't know of any schools in Zeum. I chose the Cisharum because I can see myself better through their "eyes" than cognitive schoolmen. So why, you ask, wouldn't I simply be Fanim? Because if I had the chance, I'd wager that my back could bare a lot of water. :P view post

posted 20 Mar 2006, 23:03 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I was actually surprised more people didn't go Dunyain. I voted Schoolman myself. If Human I think Mandate Schoolman would suit me. Although I think I'd want to be a Non-man Gnostic Sorceror :) They're just so much fun, although I don't think I'm twisted enough to empathise with ther Erratics who joined the Consult. view post

posted 21 Mar 2006, 02:03 by Randal, Auditor

In all likelyhood, I'd be a penniless peasant toiling my life away in some three-hovel village in the middle of nowhere. Even more likely, I'd have died at birth. But if I can choose, things get more interesting. Hmm... schoolmen have all this power, tempting. The more intellectual pursuits would also be more suitable for schoolmen. But the part where you are tainted and branded a sinner doesn't really suit me. Nor do the power struggles and the inter-faction wars. I'd probably choose to be a relatively minor noble somewhere. Rich enough to live comfortably and do as I please, insignificant enough not to get pulled under in some political game. Edit: I voted royalty as that's closest, but I wouldn't actually want to be royalty. Too many threats, and I don't care for having that much responsibility either. view post

posted 21 Mar 2006, 13:03 by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Well -- in "reality" I'd probably end up a prostitute after trying to pass myself off as a man and join some learned order -- if of the Few, Schoolman; if not, then some monastic order -- being turned out upon being discovered because I'm a shitty liar. :roll: But, for the sake of a good poll (we can't [i:lmbsn668]all[/i:lmbsn668] be Mandate Schoomen), I'd be a member of the Mangaeccan School mucking around with the Tekne -- yes, good people, [b:lmbsn668]the Consult[/b:lmbsn668]. It simultaneously appeals to my scientific curiosity, the impulse to fuck shit up, and my hope that a school so on the outs with typical society might just be wise (or perverse) enough to allow women into their ranks. If not...I'm SOL. view post

posted 01 Apr 2006, 23:04 by glaz, Peralogue

id be Dunyain. just because of what they are... in a word, inhuman. although realistically, id be just one of the peasants. :D i might get lucky though, hear the news of the war, then migrate out of the continent. :D view post

posted 04 Apr 2006, 21:04 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Wow it took me a long while to finish that snack(actually just forgot) I would be a Mandate Schoolman well becase the Gnosis is stronger than the Anagogic sorceries and I would like for my life to have an important purpose. view post

posted 05 Apr 2006, 20:04 by xhaldur, Candidate

i'd like to be a scylvendi...i just love the passion and fierceness of the scylvendi. view post

posted 06 Apr 2006, 11:04 by Randal, Auditor

That's what surprises me most about this thread... people actually want to [i:2ey1up8w]be[/i:2ey1up8w] a Scylvendi? What the hell? I mean, these guys are cruel and savage in any sense of the word, have a society that discourages any form of human affection, regularly go and murder or rape their neigbours. (or both.) They have a lifestyle where you never take a bath, never read a book, are always riding and moving from place to place, looking after herds. Where the weak are despised and the strong rule all. A society moreover that's so traditional and rooted in it's track that nothing new ever happens. Generation after generation, the same wars, the same raids, the same rapes and murders. You can't do anything new. I mean, even if you admire their "passion and fierceness" of the Scylvendi... wouldn't this schtick get old real fast? view post

posted 06 Apr 2006, 12:04 by zarathustra, Peralogue

I would chose to be an Inchoroi as they are dirty old bastards and get to have all the fun. view post

posted 06 Apr 2006, 20:04 by glaz, Peralogue

randal, maybe they just want to be different? i mean, different in everything? but then again, being Dunyain is also different in everything view post

posted 07 Apr 2006, 15:04 by Sokar, Auditor

Nobody wondered what it would be like to be Mog-Pharau? I did... In the first book I like Achamina, the mandate schoolman was something I would identify with. In the second one, it schifted to Scylvendi as well. I don't have the third one yet, but hopefully I will get it soon... PS Scylvendi are the animals within the human form.. they are us without the masks... At least this is how I perceived them, don't know if the author was thinking of the same when he wrote the book. view post

posted 10 Apr 2006, 04:04 by swazond, Commoner

A schoolman who practiced the Gnosis, but I would want to avoid the dreams. A non-man sorceror, I guess. view post

zarathustra posted 10 Apr 2006, 13:04 by zarathustra, Peralogue

It's a bit of a cop out being a mandate sorceror without the dreams :wink: I agree with you Sokar that the Scylvendi show man in his natural state as it seems most humans spent millenia in the hunter gatherer state before settling down to agriculture from the last 12,000 onwards. Check out books by Jared Diamond and Steven Mithen if you are interested. view post

posted 10 Apr 2006, 16:04 by Sokar, Auditor

Thus spoke Zarathustra. I hope you are not simply using the name in vain. But maybe you can also give me some titles, not just the authors. It seems as if the books are academic and not fiction, though it doesn't matter to me.. view post

posted 11 Apr 2006, 08:04 by zarathustra, Peralogue

Yes the name is a bit pretentious ok its very pretentious I should have come up with something a bit more ironic really The two books I've read on the subject are Jared Diamond: Guns Germs and Steel which certianly changed the way I see the world and Steven Mithen After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000-5,000 BC I've also read a book by Felipe Fenández-Armesto Civilizations which isn't directly related to the subject but is very interesting. view post

posted 11 Apr 2006, 09:04 by Sokar, Auditor

Thanks, I will have a look, once I have more time, the studies are killing me, maybe I should hang on internet less... view post


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