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A Conception of Virtue posted 15 Feb 2005, 22:02 by Annabel, Peralogue

Poking around on the other threads, here's a question which popped into my head - do the Scylvendi have a conception of heaven and, if so, how do you get in? Ditto for the Dunyain. view post

posted 18 Feb 2005, 21:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Good question, and now that I think about it, there really is no place where it comes up in the books, though it's actually in the original draft. The Scylvendi believe in the Outside, but since Lokung, their God, is dead, they don't believe they have any place in it. And they hold all outlanders accountable for this... The Dunyain is a far different story. :wink: view post

posted 23 Feb 2005, 18:02 by Annabel, Peralogue

Okay, so if they believe in the Outside but that they can't get into the Outside (hm) because Lokung's dead, then they believe in souls no? So, where do their souls go after they die? Does it mean they all go to Scylvendi hell? If so, no wonder Cnaiur's always so surly. view post

posted 24 Feb 2005, 19:02 by Maltaran, Commoner

Is Lokung the same as Mog-Pharau (and apologies if this is a newbie question that's already been answered umpteen times)? view post

posted 25 Feb 2005, 15:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

They don't believe they have any afterlife. You have to remember too, that just as most religious people have no consistent, systematic understanding of 'noumenal world' that brackets the mundane, neither do the Scylvendi, nor the Inrithi, though the latter have many scholarly accounts of what awaits them. Given this overarching indeterminacy, there's three basic options: Oblivion, Damnation, or Redemption. The idea is that without the interest of the various 'agencies' (as the Nonmen call them) inhabiting the Outside, one simply falls into oblivion - dies. Certain acts attract the interest of certain agencies. One can, and most Inrithi do, plead to redeemed ancestors to intercede on their behalf, but most give themselves over to some God. Doing so, however, puts their souls entirely into play, and the more sketchy one's life is, the more liable one is to be 'poached' by the demonic, and to live out eternity in everlasting torment. I could go on, but most of all this will be covered in the encyclopaedic glossary in TTT. And to answer your question, Maltaran, yes, Lokung is indeed the No-God - though this is not necessarily how the Scylvendi themselves see things. view post


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