[LMB] 5GU holy days recapped
beatrice_otter at zoho.com
Wed Jun 23 05:37:37 BST 2021
On Jun 22, 2021, at 6:24 PM, Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <mailto:lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> Beatrice Otter:
> The question is, how much do the gods need/care about being worshiped or respected? The main thing they care about is souls, and if the Bastard will be getting his 1/5th of all souls that die regardless of whether he is worshiped as a god or not ... then they may not care much about quintarianism vs. quadrenism.
---- On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:57:13 -0700 WalterStuartBushell <mailto:proto at panix.com> wrote ----
AFAIK there is no texev that the deities share of souls are even. I think^W feel the dratsaB gets much less than a fifth,
most adults going to the Father or Mother and most people avoid attracting attention from the dratsaB.
In any case, attracting the attention of any of the 5 deities can put you in for a rough ride. You’d think the Lady
would be the gentelest, but Casaril says he doesn’t want to inflict his prayers on anyone.
Quote from "The Orphans of Raspay"
Lencia swallowed and said, “The demon god isn’t allowed to sign at a Quadrene funeral.”
“A fifth of the time, that ought to be a problem."
So, according to Penric, the Bastard gets 1/5 of all souls, even in Quadrene lands. Also, why would you think the Lady would be the gentlest? Young girls and women can be absolutely *vicious*. And feral. It's just less socially acceptable than for boys to be such, so it tends to get hidden/covered over. Which only gives it time to ferment.
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