Remarkable concord characterized our spitballing process. In last week’s comments much was decided about the imperial, secretly matriarchal ideology of knowledge, militarism and expansion.
A few issues remain.
Where do ideas come from? Are they of purely mortal origin, an innovation then offered to the gods? Or are they a fragment of the divine spark, originating from the Prime Mother, the Black Goat of the Fens, to which persons in good standing are permitted glimpses? This second thought would also tell us about Koradi religion: there are the lesser gods one interacts with, and the primal goddess who underlies all things.
Do ideas originate with:
Why do the Koradi have a tradition stating that unused meat must be left outside? Is it to feed the carrion-eating Veytikka people, to whom the Koradi made an ancient pact now remembered in parable form? Or was it part of an official policy of over-population, in which most Koradi are disinherited at puberty and forced to fend for themselves. In this version, the aggression and need for resources of the outcasts drove the imperial expansion.
Or does the truth lie in between? Do outcasts transform into inhuman Veytikka?
Do we leave meat for:
Are slaves from non-Koradi culture who prove themselves allowed to rise through the ranks of power? Or are they entitled merely to a more prestigious level of service?
Slaves can become:
The Koradi have now been established as dour, gray-hooded despisers of frivolity. To what extent does this translate to their architecture?
What is the official architectural style?