Re: Praxians and the forget-hole.
|Date:||Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 22:18|
On Wed, 30 May 2001, Sally Caves wrote:
> I want to know more about these Praxians. They
I didn't invent them, but I've spent a lot of time before their fires
trading beer for stories. They're originally the creation of Greg Stafford.
> sound fascinating. Who are they and where do they
They are the last people who remember great Genert, the God of the Land,
who was killed by Chaos. They are the people who made the bargain of
Waha with the herds, so the herds can eat scrub grass and they can eat
the herds. They are the last free people upon the world.
> reside? What are the principles of their culture?
http://www.glorantha.com/new/culture_prax.html, although I have enlarged
upon this material for at least 15 years, on and off.
> philosophy. Excrement as forgotten. I like.
And to say "I forget what you said." is to say "I shit upon your words."
> > Praxian cannot "ask" _per se_. Instead, the imperative of "tell" is used:
> Deference is detrimental, then? But status is still
Deference is for slaves. Free people are always equals, although some
are more equal than others. Likewise, Praxians would see our customs of
politesse to be institutionalized dishonesty. If you want something, say
it forthrightly. Your manner of speaking will show your intent better
than cunning choice of words.