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Prophets and Sorcerers
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-08-19 01:52 PM
Not sorcerer, I was referring to the spirit 'Prophets' Go to Comment
Prophets and Sorcerers
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-08-23 03:17 AM


It's somewhat similar to Dragon Age's approach - spirits being drawn to open minds and either invading, or coexisting.



Also, check spelling and grammar, please.



All in all, it might make for good story material.

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Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-23 07:05 PM
Good alternative explanation for the origin of sorcerous powers. For a more convential sorceror, make the prophet a demon or a familliar, with or without a body. Only big minus point: what is the agenda of the prophet? Are they divided into factions with opposite plans? Why does mankind fit in those plans? 4/5 Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2014-03-06 01:05 PM
This is a cool take on sorcery, and it brings to mind hints of the Babylon 5 Psicore and Psychics.
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Prophets and Sorcerers
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Dossta's comment on 2011-08-26 05:50 PM


You know, I really like the concept here.  It isn't wildly different from your standard demonic pact, but I don't really mind.  I like how you took a relatively simple idea (sorcerous magic comes from a possessing spirit) and really fleshed it out to fit within your world.  Well done, and thanks for the enjoyable read.


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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-08-24 09:24 PM


Ultimate power, a bit of madness, the risk of dying horribly... what's not to love about this.



I like the flavor that bleeds through. These aren't normal sorcerers who gather power through bound spirits. There is an entire ecosystem of ethereal creatures. It speaks to a larger, well-developed world, with enough similarities to standard fantasy to make it easy to grasp and enough uniqueness to set it apart.



Well done.


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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-19 12:49 PM


Well, I was thinking of calling them something different. I chose to stick with Sorcerer simply because it was something people already knew, and it wouldn't be confused with the distinctly different "Wizard." But "Sorcerer" is simply the terminology that the Secta Arbite denotes to them. I'm sure the fearful populace has a number of colorful names to cakk them.



And to be honest PoisonAlchemist, I'm not entirely certain what happens when they die. I would assume that since the Prophet draws it's life force from the soul of it's host, when that soul vacates it can no longer sustain itself. However it is also bound at a physical and spiritual level as well, so the trauma of a "Real" death might simply kill the prophet as well.


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Prophets and Sorcerers
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-19 11:30 PM
OH. Well to answer that question - the word "Profitis" in Greek simply means "foreteller." So to be with a "Prophet" is a foretelling of power, good fortune, and might, or whatever other bounties an incredibly powerful Ethereal companion might bring about. It's a stretch, but all Ethereal spirits have rather abstract, metaphorical, single-word names.

On another note, I'm adding this to my Codex on Etherer and Magick. Go to Comment
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-25 12:22 PM
Update: Combed through spelling and grammar. Hopefully now it's a bit easier to read. Go to Comment
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-27 04:11 PM
Thank you Dossta =] Go to Comment
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-18 05:29 PM


I really like this different take on the sorcerer. I feel it should be linked to some sort of codex though since there seems to be an entire world hiding behind it. Why would a prophet wish to exist in the material plane? Do their kind have long term plans there? What happens when the sorcerer dies?


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Prophets and Sorcerers
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Tundra's comment on 2011-09-13 07:35 AM
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The Kandolari
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-06-14 07:32 AM


A note - simple math states that Kandolari populations will dwindle - a female needs to have more than two viable offspring that reach maturity to maintain a population. If infant mortality, war and disease play a large role, this number rises steeply.


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The Kandolari
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-06-19 02:28 PM


Browsing once more: hair grows out of follicles, not pores.



Also, I would not have mutant 'castes' - mutation through its very nature is random. So, the same mutants are unlikely, unless the variant is caused by dormant genes that are easily activated; or unless the mutant breeds true, giving rise to a branching-off sub-species.



With their elfin appearance and colorful hair, they also confer an anime feel - I don't know if that's intended.


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The Kandolari
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valadaar's comment on 2017-01-26 11:55 AM
This is excellent! So many good details. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2017-01-26 11:56 AM
Oh, and a new word for me - pulchritudinous

Probably will never use it, but hey :)
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-11 02:24 PM


An interesting and well thought out sub, with some useful concepts. One can easily drop this into  a fantasy campaign with a little effort, or use the race in something more futuristic. Well done!

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sverigesson's comment on 2011-06-14 11:43 AM


This is quite excellent for a first submission. Besides Echo's remark on what should be a rapidly declining population (maybe change it to 4 offspring, 2 of which might be "norma"). Besides that, this needs little changing, methinks. Well done, and welcome to the Citadel!


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The Kandolari
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MysticMoon's comment on 2012-03-27 11:50 AM
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-14 01:24 PM


Yeah, looking back I think three children might be far too little. I might up it to five throughout their life.


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