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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby obsidianstar » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:49 pm

How do all of you feel about SCIENCE?
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Nowan123 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:37 pm

I'm guessing magical science. As in alchemy.
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Danelli » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Dear Great Priests and Priestesses,
What is thou opinion on redstone mechanics?
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Joehonsen » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:42 am

To all of the bunch of you maties. Do you have a little respect of eachother? I am not saying a lot of respect but just enough to agree just a tad on something that another god said about a different god.
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Tito_The_Builder » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:45 am

What is each god's stance on ice, water in particular?
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Cyster » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:43 am

obsidianstar wrote:How do all of you feel about SCIENCE?


Night Priestess:
That's a broad and strange topic to ask. Are you referring to the pursuit of knowledge through methodical means, or the practical applications thereof? Time spent researching, holed up in a study, is time better spent proving your worth. Now, that said, practical application and experimentation certainly has its place in the Night. There are so many things in the dark, after all, and bravery and boldness favors more than merely strength of arms.

So I suppose my answer is that theoretical science is best left to those who are resigned to cower away from living, while practical use is far more appropriate.

Air Priest:
Who is the truer scientist: the man who seeks to prove the knowable, or the man who seeks to understand the unknowable? If one seeks knowledge, must one follow the same pattern? What does the scientist do if the subject resists his rigid lines and numbers? When three is green and the distance is measured in heat, is it the tool, the method, or the man who is faulty?

Fire Priestess:
Why waste your days away cataloging all that is? You miss so much happening in front of you every second. The true pursuit of knowledge is in taking every opportunity and seeing where it leads. When you miss those brief moments because your nose was deep in a book, how can you claim to love knowledge? It's in our experiences where true understanding lies. Reading about it is nothing. Living it is the key.

Danelli wrote:Dear Great Priests and Priestesses,
What is thou opinion on redstone mechanics?


Night Priestess:
They have their place, I suppose. While having them as a contingency is smart, I don't agree with using them constantly to slay your enemies. As utility they are definitely worth pursuing, but it's important not to focus on them so much that you lose your own personal strength.

Air Priest:
Dots and lines are rigid and unchanging. The words are the same each time. When the storm blows, the rigid oak cracks and dies, but the supple willow bends and lives to see the sun again. Which is true strength?

Fire Priestess:
It's a great deal of work for such an insanely specific thing! When you need to move something, just move it and be done with it rather than taking a week to find an automated way to move it. Think of everything that will pass you by while you're inhaling red dust and accidentally crushing your fingers in the workings of it. What a waste!

Acertop wrote:To all of the bunch of you maties. Do you have a little respect of eachother? I am not saying a lot of respect but just enough to agree just a tad on something that another god said about a different god.


Night Priestess:
That would depend entirely on what was said, but having respect and agreeing with someone are two completely separate things. You can have some small respect for someone while disagreeing with everything that leaves their lips.

I respect, for example, that my fellow priests believe that they have heard the voice of their deity within their heads and seek to follow its guidance. I respect that devotion, yes. But having that respect does not mean I think any of them are correct -- in fact, I think they're tragically misguided into cowardice as a result. It's respect for their position -- and for your need for answers -- that keeps me civil instead of cutting in whenever they say something so very wrong.

Air Priest:
One man spends his life writing romantic poetry in a pictographic language he invented that he does not translate. Another spends all his days rebuilding a mountain upside down. Yet another builds houses out of meat and honey near a wild swamp. Each dedicated everything they were until their dying day to this task. Should the philosophy and method of creation define the worth of what was created?

Fire Priestess:
We have different views on matters. I may dislike water, and so might the night priestess -- or the air priest, but who can tell -- but our dislike of a given god is for different reasons. Chances are our beliefs simply won't line up enough for us to agree for more than a moment. We'll fracture off soon enough over our own differences. Isn't that right, Ms. Self-Destruction?

Night Priestess:
Was that a noise? All I heard was a whimper.

Air Priest:
So much noise for so little of worth.

Tito_The_Builder wrote:What is each god's stance on ice, water in particular?


Night Priestess:
A treacherous material. Best to keep away from it.

Air Priest:
What would a man do if he turned to stone when in a cave, or became invisible when on a mountain peak? He did not choose to change. Is this freedom, or a prison?

Fire Priestess:
Ice? It's weak. Easily broken down with the simplest warm touch. It's barely more than a nuisance.
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby orionic » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:57 pm

can your gods tell if the genies from the time before the great apocalypse were related to your gods? they were, after all, elemental genies.
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby wronsiski » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:29 pm

What are your thoughts on messing with people from other nations, to put it crudely "pranking" them?
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby dragonshardz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Air Priest, are you able to speak in a direct fashion, or is your habit of speaking in twisty riddles and phrases that could mean anything too deeply ingrained?
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Re: Ask the First Priests!

Postby Andrea_2 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:39 pm

some days ago, I met a person in the city who had some very important questions to ask, but was too shy to do so.
so, I guess I'll be his mouth, since I share his concerns.

To all the priests:

Where were the Gods during the apocalypse, when the nations were all huddled together in the Hollows? Where were they before, during the golden age of the nations? Did they just sit back and watch? Did they decide that with humanity weakened, they would have a chance to form an army of worshippers?
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