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Re: Background · on 10/05/2013 02:30 PM CDT 727
>>Why does Pelag hate moon mages so much? Short of teleologic sorcery, prediction is a relatively minor intrusion into his world...no? Maybe there's no such thing as a minor intrusion.

Heh. Heh. Heh.

All the pieces are there to figure it out (and Armifer gave a really good hint earlier in this thread).

>>In re-reading that quote, it seems like teleologic sorcery threatens reality in the same way necromancy does.

Not the same way, no.

>>Why is it the gods don't seem to care about teleologic sorcery mettling? The moon mages certainly have a long and storied history of run-ins with demons, it seems strange to me that they haven't drawn the same godly ire as necromancers.

A good question. We each have our own demons to bear.

>>Y'shai construction certainly seems to push the line.

Whatever it is that angers the Gods about certain types of necromancy, the Gods don't seem to care about the Y'shai... but then again if a Y'shai dies they're denied the Starry Road. So maybe the Gods do care?

The Y'shai fall under that category of "Things that would likely cause riots and angry mobs if people actually understood what was going on." But they don't, because they Y'shai are just scary powerful mages in shiny cambrinth plate. Right?

>>What if the scenario was each sect just putting forth a champion?

In one on one combat? The edge would likely go to the Monks - assuming no one got exceedingly tricky with magic (Which is unlikely). The Children likely come in second.

>>And if it was just sect vs sect, I imagine the Tribes would so vastly outnumber everyone else, it wouldn't be close.

Maybe, but an awfully large percentage of the guild are members of the Compact and much like the nomads, members of Fortune's Path are very numerous and have extended familiars (Only some of which are mages).

>>Was there ever a student council?

There was a student on the council, Khaman.

>>Any chance you can give us some more background on some of the reasons behind the antagonism between the Children and the guild?

Quoting from Elanthipedia here:
When the Saesordian Cabal was founded in 718BL by Tezirah, they were the forerunners to the Progeny in the most literal sense, not only discussing the theories behind shadow magic, illusion, and sorcery, but the actual practice. Sorcery was a socially unacceptable and taboo practice but was legal until the Empire passed laws banning it 12 years after the group was founded. The banning of sorcery coincided with the order to execute Tezirah and the entire group went underground for three years.

When Tezirah was executed the group dissolved for nearly a century (79 years). Heronyus Kalestraum staged a reformation of the group at this time and it existed after this reformation as the Saesordian Cabal headed by Heronyus, including the Crowther family, for twelve years.

The stated reason in books for the Crowthers' split from the Cabal was that Kalestraum was more interested in the practice and development of sorcery rather than actual philosophical discussion and magic that was actually legal at the time (practicing sorcerers still being burnt at the stake). What ulterior motives and desires for power on the part of the Crowthers is unknown, but the Crowthers split from the main group all the same, forming the Progeny of Tezirah.

Right after this schism happens and the Progeny forms, the Celestians begin to see Kalestraum and the Saesordians as a threat to their fledgling group and their desires for legitimacy in the Empire. The event we know as the Scouring takes place, lead by someone known only as the Eye. In plainer terms, the Compact went to war against the Cabal using unknown but apparently experimental group-based magic and won, slaughtering most of the group in the process. The remnants of the group, less Heronyus who was allegedly killed in the battle, go underground, not to resurface for centuries.

>>I was told that Karosti hates Taramaine

They're less than fond of one another.

-Raesh

This message was originally posted in The Moon Mages \ Guild Events, by DR-RAESH on the play.net forums.