Extensive, a well written theocracy. I would comment more, but so many words...so many words.... (I'm in the process of assimilating the bulk of the Sectarian subs in a sitting so bear with me.) Go to Comment
Hit me with a gavel and pronounce me guilty. The only thing I was expected and didn't find is what I have termed Axiophilia, or Love of Law and Rules. I half expected this to be a cult of semi-delusional obsessive-compulsive axiophiles so in love with the letter of the law that they began to worship it. Thank you for not being what I expected. Go to Comment
I really wanted to cast them as a religion dedicated to order of all kinds: natural, social, personal, etc. Law logically followed order, hence it is somewhat legacentric (my own coined term). But their real aim is to bring the universe to order, not govern it through red tape. Go to Comment
A well-conceived religion, credible and detailed. I would expect such an order to become increasingly concerned with rules and propriety as time passed, until they eventually choked under the weight of their own detailed customs and limitations, requiring reformation for the church to survive. Go to Comment
The Sisters care little for the affairs of land-dwelling men. Smuggling and piracy only bother them in that it troubles the waters of their goddess. If troublemakers get too close, the Sisters will make swift work of them as with any other vessel, eliminating the men and taking in the women.
Most pirates are superstitious and avoid the women, thinking them a bed omen. A few enterprising smugglers have learned the routes their floating cloisters wander, which even naval forces steer clear of. They follow far enough (they hope) to avoid detection by the Sisters, but using paths they know are under-guarded. Go to Comment
The soul of the new Paragon's host will remain in that body until death. They will have no autonomy and be completely subject to the Paragon's will, but for the rest of their (probably brief) life they have the honor of sharing a body with the original Paragon. Go to Comment
This is a well-thought out cult, working in the background to bring chaos and death. I like the believable details and the interations with the continent's other religions.
It's hard to produce a credible cult of murderous and bloody-handed chaos-worshippers. Despite the many violent sects the world has seen, few were truly monstrous: With the exception of small groups of fools, led by madmen, even the most wicked of cults tends to justify their actions in terms of good and justice. Go to Comment