[LMB] Quintarian vs Quadrene (was Paladin of Souls Review

Richard Macdonald rmacdonald at microd.com
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:13:41 -0500


Dan Tilque wrote:
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> Richard Macdonald wrote:
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> > Dan Tilque wrote:
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> >> Richard Macdonald wrote:
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> >>> Dan Tilque wrote:
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> >>>> The context here, if I remember the thread right, is about
> >>>> the Quadrenes taking the B*stard to be a demon while the
> >>>> Quintarians take him to be a god. Someone asked how they
> >>>> could do this in the face of direct god-to-saint revelation.
> >>>
> >>> [Quadrene view] Don't you mean Demonic Possession?
> >>
> >> No. There are Quadrene saints of the other four gods, you
> >> know.
> >
> > Interpretation is not always reality.
> >
> > If the Dratsab is a demon (per the  quadrenes) then
> > it MUST be possession since it cannot be anything else.
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> You're missing the point. The Quadrenes have saints. Saints of
> the other 4 gods. The only example we have of a Quadrene saint is
> the Golden General, but surely there must be others. If one of
> the other gods tells a Quadrene saint that the B*stard is a god,
> then where does that leave the Quadrenes?
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> Further argument will unfortunately involve spoilers for PoS.
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> Then there is the time in PoS where Ista first meets Prince
> Sordso and Joen. Sordso's immediate reaction is "She bears a god,
> we are undone!"
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> At the next meeting, Joen says "She bears the demon-god!"
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> Obviously, the Quadrenes don't think of the B*stard as an
> ordinary demon and being a saint of him is not an ordinary case
> of demonic possession.
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> Dan Tilque
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