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Re: (TFT) Racial History (Blasphemy)

Hi Scott, Hi Thorn

This (excellent) monograph (thanks Thorn) is just one way to give a lineage to the races. Since we are talking root stock in Epoch 1 many millenia ago, a gm could easily swap out the humans into the root stock and put orcs as the branchoff.

If one followed Tolkiens lineage then Sauran (or was it his predecessor?) magically mutated Orcs from Elf stock. [Are Goblins and Orcs different in Tolkein Mythos? I know that in The Hobbit they are refered to as Goblins.] A family tree has already been made out of this, though.

As a matter of fact, my GameWorld has a lot of Gods' Influence. I have Priests divining with their god and clerics performing their miracles. My thought on some of the branchings on the family tree I created was that a god may have devised this evolutionary branching to strengthen his abilities above and below the earth. Or he may have been unobservant for a few centuries and when he looked again some of his pets have philandered with the neighbors race and we get a mixed breed. Or maybe a demi-god was just waiting for a chance to sneakily mess up the pot and pull out a race for himself when the other gods were at war.

I just figure the word evolutionary means the way a thing changes through time - God inspired or not. Actually, the lineage was meant to be vague for the Epoch 7 humanoids. This allows the scholar and the theologian to an edge in that field; and perhaps those damned long-lived elves.

Very good on putting your views to print.

Hail Melee,

John Paul Bakshoian
P.S.  My address was formerly Shadowhex

From: Thorn <edt@dopey.ne.mediaone.net>
Subject: Re: (TFT) Racial History (Blasphemy)
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 07:26:46 -0400

Scott_Moore@praxair.com wrote:
> I would have to disagree that Human are products of Orcs.  In
> fact, I believe the opposite is true.  I can not accept it from
> a moral aspect (God creation).
> Also, Orc were a product (experimentation/manipulation) of > Saruman (sp?) - Tolkin. The whole concept of Orcs I believe
> were developed by Tolkin.
I don't mean he intends that Orc is unchanged since the dawn of time.
Rather, he's making the arguement that the proto-orc (which a man
might call, _has_ called, proto-man)))) line evolved into distinct
branches, of which mankind was one.

As to divine creation, John covered that, or at least allowed you to
rule as your faith demands:

> Is there one god for each root race?  Do gods come up for each
> race as it evolves or is that god responsible for that evolution?

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