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
I really liked the major events and battles timeline. While some of it might be a bit difficult to absorb into a game, the sub is worth its weight just for the ability to have a bulleted history that is immensely useable. Go to Comment
Now, that was _some_ long piece! I admit to be overwhelmed by all the battles, places and people, but that is to be expected by a historical tractate. I also wonder how that classless society looked in the end, but that's nothing major.
In a way, the Paragon chooses its own successor; free will for the Paragon's assassin is somewhat doubtful. There is a hint of infernal intervention.
It's a bit like the Chinese Mandate of Heaven concept. If the Paragon's host becomes weak, another will arise and take its place. And the Paragon's soul, being effectively immortal until Vautu arises, takes precedence over other life. Go to Comment