Temple Hill.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Goran the Marked
 player, 171 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 23 Sep 2019
at 14:34
Re: Temple Hill
Goran follows Hograth to the door, noting the bodies laying all around.

OOC I wasn't here when Goran was created.  Should there be some sort of burial celebration, even if the people were desecrated by demon spawn?  Not sure if Goran should be doing anything here besides more of the cleansing part.  As a player I'm not sure what the exact tenants of his religious beliefs are.
Narrator
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Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 20:55
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 133):

Goran is a priest of the Death god of the winter solstice, as such burning rather than burying would be the order of the day, as the ground would be too frozen. As such, Hors is a god of death and renewal.
Goran the Marked
 player, 172 posts
 Priest of Hors
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:10
Re: Temple Hill
Goran says to Hograth quietly, as they approach the door "Once we have cleansed this temple of it's corruption, we should create a funeral pyre to properly renew the holy ground here.  The remains of these people will only bring more corruption and rot if not handled properly."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 375 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:34
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 135):

"Agreed..."

We will continue on...
Urrun
 player, 230 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2019
at 20:51
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun shakes his head at the desecration of the dead they speak of.
Narrator
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Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 01:09
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 137):

Urrun's people would make sky burials of their dead, raising them on platforms to be cleaned by the vultures and neither worms nor beasts nor flames. Those who bury were simply asking for the remains to be eaten.


The large chamber has four exits: the one to the exterior, from which you entered (west), one with stairs down, from whence you originally came (south) and one opposite each of them.
The one to the East is beside a statue of flora wreathed in flowers, the one to the north has a statue of the two faced god Janus, also garlanded.

There are about a dozen bodies of cultists, and the winged, skeletal remains of the succubus/incubus, and the body of the priest. These remain unsearched.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 376 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 07:36
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 138):

"Their valuables need removal to discourage theives..."

He searches them...
Urrun
 player, 231 posts
Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 20:53
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun has no issues searching the dead, they don't need coin any more ... or any jewelry.
Narrator
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Sun 29 Sep 2019
at 22:02
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 140):

Urrun finds a few pouches of copper coin, and on the priest, a silver medallion set with chabochon stones(or glass beads) on a thin silver chain. He also wears a silver ring with an onyx stone.
Goran the Marked
 player, 173 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 30 Sep 2019
at 22:18
Re: Temple Hill
Goran will assist them with the searching, and also gather the bodies together for a funeral burn.

It doesn't even occur to him to ask if anyone else has burial rites, because in his mind there is really only one good way to do things.  He holds a fairly large amount of contempt for the unsanctioned religions.

OOC Yes, this is fairly obnoxious of him in context.  Playing the disads here in what I hope is a reasonably appropriate manner. 
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 377 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 00:30
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 142):

Hograth will assist in removing valuables and gathering the bodies to burn.
Urrun
 player, 232 posts
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 01:44
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun pockets his findings, but doesn't help gather or stack bodies.
Goran the Marked
 player, 174 posts
 Priest of Hors
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 18:38
Re: Temple Hill
OOC A bit unsure how to handle this more subtle social situation.  Would Goran recognize that Urrun has religion on some level, or would that escape him?  And, even if he does recognize the religion, would he respect Urrun enough to actually ask about it?  Not sure I know what would be appropriate in the game world, and I thought to ask rather than just doing something.

Goran thinks his religion carries more weight than most others, and tends to not respect a bunch of what's out there.  Trying to find the right level of a**hole without ruining party dynamics.

Narrator
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Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 21:21
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 145):

In order of religious preference: (out of character)

Goran, as a priest of Hors, is all about pyres.

Hograth, as a servant of Hades, would be all about burial, possibly with the legs bound, and might be stubborn about that.

Urrun, would perform sky burials for sapient beings he respected, and possibly eat those he didn't.

Urrun wants to be free of anything to do with the church of HAdes, and maybe find some of the other Bouda that are about town.

As the pyre is paramount to Goran, he may need to find fuel; he can create fire, but needs something to burn.
Goran the Marked
 player, 175 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 22:46
Re: Temple Hill
OOC If memory serves Urrun joined us to get out of trouble for urination in a bad location, i.e. he couldn't find a convenient fire hydrant.  Things have gone well, but probably only because we have not discussed religious preferences.  Would it be fair to say Urrun and Hograth are co-existing mostly because we have not had a religious discussion yet?

I mostly asked for the guidance because I skimmed back history but don't recall if a religious discussion had ever come up with Hograth.  And, what Goran knows about the religious beliefs of the various animal-humans would be one of the finer points I haven't yet run across.

There is also the whole player knowledge-versus-party continuity angle.  Don't want to metagame, part of the reason I am trying to figure out just how much Goran would know.

Urrun
 player, 233 posts
Wed 2 Oct 2019
at 23:50
Re: Temple Hill
Fire Hydrant, Hadereum... only difference is the fire hydrant is useful.


From Urrun's perspective, these are your people ... dispose them as you see fit. I think the only female Bouda present was the Succubus doing a shape change.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 378 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 02:27
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 148):

Given these folk consorted with demons, would Hograth really care about what happened to their bodies? Would he not want to just see them destroyed? Perhaps even as punishment?
Narrator
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Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 17:49
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 148):

You have heard that there are other bouda in town.

Carry on.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 379 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 21:13
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 150):

For reasons mentioned, Hograth is happy to have Goran cleaning up. Once the cleanup is done, he will look for where to go next.
Goran the Marked
 player, 176 posts
 Priest of Hors
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 20:18
Re: Temple Hill
After the bodies are all ransacked and stacked in the middle of the area, Goran will move to the others to continue with the search of the temple.

"They can be burned when we leave, no need to smell the stench now."

OOC Goran will take all the appropriate precautions that he knows to do, just in case.  I recall notes in other threads about too many bones touching and that sort of stuff, but Goran may or may not know about any of that stuff.

Also, the assumption is that the others would help with assembling appropriate combustibles to keep the bodies on fire once lit.  If they don't help Goran will do it off screen.  Just want to make sure his actions are documented, while keeping the main thread moving.

Narrator
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Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 20:25
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 152):

At the least you would need to gather brush from outside on temple hills to start a pure. Make an undead lore roll if you have it.

There are two doorways unexplored; one with a garlanded statue of Flora with some poutti (wingless cherubs) and a ple of flowers; and one beside a statue of Janus, also bestooned both flowers
Urrun
 player, 234 posts
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 22:07
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun will go to the Flora door way and look in, but not step in just yet.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 380 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 4 Oct 2019
at 22:35
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 154):

Hograth will do minimal preparations with the bodies...they consorted with demons after all, so were not worthy of any honour, before going to assist Urrun, axe and shield ready. He does have hidden lore (undead)... but he would do no more than to ensure they stay down.

"Off we go then..."
Narrator
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Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 13:51
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 155):

Stacking unconsecrated remains allow for ghulae to enter our world, bodies not slain by undead and not given funeral rites can reanimated with outside assistance, and generally will not on their own unless particularly strong willed, and with strong feelings about unfinished business.  Any of them that you killed cannot comeback at all.

Beyond the flora statue is a domed room with a shaft of sunlight descending from an opening in the top of the dome. There is an altar covered with flowers, and a finer looking statue of flora with most of its original paint.
Goran the Marked
 player, 177 posts
 Priest of Hors
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 15:45
Re: Temple Hill
Goran will gather some vegitation to do as you stated, but will not start the fire yet.  Instead, he will get everything ready for a Shevnian burial ritual, and then proceed with assisting the others.

OOC He has Occultism and Hidden Lore: Spirits, so unless any of those apply he would not have any knowledge beyond what everyone else has.