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Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad (was Re: elves and jinn (...))

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, October 20, 2003, 22:59
--- Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>

> > in my opinion, Ill Bethisad has moved into > > a direction I don't prefer. > > I heard that more often. May I ask what that > direction was? I joined IB over a year ago, > and I know little about the early history.
I will open the Secret Archive. From Andrew, two years ago to the day: "If I gave everyone freedom to work and rework Ill Bethisad it is because I was dismayed and reluctant to restrain any of it at an early stage. (Thank god I never became a teacher!:) So Kemr may be on the verge of the 21st century, while Kernow [Dûnein] seems to be back in the 1960s, pre-Vatican II. All around were cultures entrenched in ancient rights and prejudices. Too mysterious for me to understand. I wish someone would explain to me HOW militant Buddhists ended up in control of Tsarist Russia or WHY anyone would want to repeat the attack on the Twin Towers *there*, considering the range of concultures now included into Ill Bethisad. But these are symptoms and not causes. Instead of designing Ill Bethisad as an alternative history it is becoming a shared world for constructed cultures. As I have allowed that to happen I am no longer the ultimate authority over it." Some of these thoughts I agree with; some of these events I lament. While I watch the goings on in Scandinavia, Europe and America with interest; a part of me still longs for the Old Days, when IB meant Kemr and nothing else. When things discovered about the world were discovered to enrich Kemr. When even happy, backward Dûnein was no more than a foil for the preppy, trendy and wealthy bastards up in the provinces... Padraic. ===== - Nos côsez yen fin xristianós et trancouil - Côsez-el a Ddon! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Joe <joe@...>