I split off the derail I made. My bad, I should have known better than to discuss non-spoiler stuff in a spoiler thread. In keeping with my policies of no consequencies for whoopsies, I shall suffer no consequence.
It was never explained to me why they had to be female, only that Lirathans are female, they are -all- psionicists, and that they have been known (amongst themselves, mostly) to recruit outside the nobility for it when they come across a female child who had the abilities, provided they were found young enough.
The fact that they have to be female, and even the female/male division of protections, did not strike me as particularly sexist. What did strike me as a major double standard, though, is that it's pretty well unheard of for the Jihaens to recruit outside the nobility. Which in a way does make sense, as their powers aren't innate, as Lirathans powers are, but even still... meh.
It's about like when they retconned lensed sunslits. There doesn't really need to be an IC explanation. Though I'd think they'd at least do a bit better than that with the one they chose to go with. Funnily enough, perhaps, more than once, it was discussed that if Terissa had been 5-6 instead of as old as she was, she may well have been slated to join the Sisterhood.
The Lirathans have a lot of interesting story around how they are trained and initiated, but as 'history' goes, it's oft lacking in the documentation department, as with many other factions in Zalanthas.
Has there ever been any staff canon on what happens to young male mindbenders? Or if a Jihean developed mindbending?
I think the changes are happening very slowly. There's a thread in GDB requesting submissions for mdescs of new Tuluki Templar Gear and stuff. So announcement's made, but the final touches code/write wise are not yet done.
It's not about being lazy. I could write everything up myself but it's about taking in players submissions and picking the best ones. If I don't have to do it I won't as staff it gives me more time to do other more important things like building rooms, areas, or DMing.
grumble: Triste is not a leftist. Triste is a right wing nutjob just like you.
Dec 14, 2020 9:48:05 GMT -5
grumble: Triste just happens to be trans. Imagine the irony.
Dec 14, 2020 9:48:45 GMT -5
grumble: But myself, I don't take issue with there being slaves in the game, references to slaves, or that certain races are preferred as slaves in the game. Look at the Sun Runners, it's considered an honor to be one of their slaves.
Dec 14, 2020 9:50:37 GMT -5
grumble: It's all part of the history of the game. Armageddon should come with a trigger warning, if it doesn't already.
Dec 14, 2020 9:51:09 GMT -5
grumble: Necker, however much I miss saying "Sup my necker?", was a bit much. I can do without it because I see the reason why it's a bad idea. I'm not sure too many were offended but one is enough.
Dec 14, 2020 9:53:34 GMT -5
someguy: Was thinking to come back and play as an elf since I won arm as a d elf and later as a c elf... then realized I'd have to revamp my vocabulary now...
Dec 18, 2020 14:55:09 GMT -5
jkarr: lol yeah some idiots zoomed in to take offense on behalf of black players who didnt two shits about an ig word that some white ppl decided to treat as an ooc slur fail to split ic from ooc and then have staff cave in to their crying by litrally banning it
Dec 18, 2020 17:27:35 GMT -5