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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 13:11
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:
> >Ah. In most of the lands around Westmarche > (and > >including Westmarche) fighting is considered a > >normal process of human (and Daine) behaviour. > > As I said in an earlier post, the Trehelish do > have a strong sense of > maintaining good order.
Different notions on what is an "orderly" society!
> > (if you do it > >too loudly or too bloodily or in the presence > >of vested clergy). > > Are the clergy often vested outside of the > churches?
Yes. There are frequent processions and extrasacramental rites going on outside.
> I should hope that > you don't have fights breaking out in church.
It's been known to happen.
> Or are you talking about > clergy wearing vestements outside of churches > because they are leading > religious processions through the streets?
There was a big stink one time made over the meaning of that phrase. Did it mean fully vested, partially vested or just a priest wearing a cassock? Did it include nonchristian priests? Did it include priestesses? What if the priest were attending a legal pitfight, would that count as disturbing the peace? And, since the priest paid his coin to get into the place, could he himself be hauled up for disturbing the peace or inciting men to riot? It was not long thereafter that the bishop usurped the crown and instituted a theocratic state. Apart from spelling doom for many Daine, it put to rest all the discussions on the pits, pubs and houses of respite in the City and the lands about. While the theocracy was eventually overthrown (and the rights of the pits, pubs and hosues of respite were reinstated), the question of vested clergy was never reopened. Padraic. ===== fas peryn omen c' yng ach h-yst yn caleor peryn ndia; enffoge yn omen ach h-yst yn caleor per la gouitha. [T. Pratchett] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>