Kai Beste wrote:
> There is no reason why the Brecht should despise their regents. They
> are just more likely to think about the regents motivation and
> criticise him than are the Anuireans.<

Hmmm ... interesting. Considering the cut throat nature of Anuirean
politics (at least in my eyes) I always thought the reverse would be
true. IMO, I see the Brecht as more cloak and dagger style - more
subtle and secretive in their politics as with anything else that they
deal in. That one picture in the BoP of Sera says it all to me -
backroom shady deals, centered on a 'your (gangsta) family' and a
distinct lack of face-to-face politics. On the other hand, I have
always seen Anuireans more of a public senate style rulership, their
rulers always up front for all to view and judge, as I think is
appropriate in a Haelyn fearing society. Does anyone else agree with
this view?

Man, I guess I just have completely opposite views compared to everyone
else on this list ...

> Maybe it's just me, but I think the average level of education in Brechtuer is much higher than in Anuire.<

Here again, I have always seen the reverse to be true, although I don't
think there is *that* big a difference between cultures. In a world
where the gods are very much tied to specific cultures, I should think
they would have an effect on the societies they 'parent'. Well,
Anuireans have Haelyn and Ruornil, as opposed to the Brecht who have
Sera and Eloele. I have always seen H & R as more studious than S & E.
Plus, the Anuireans have (it seems to me) more bardic colleges, the
College of Sorcery**, and all those old imperial offices, which
precludes the need for an education. Thus I had concluded that the
Anuireans as a more cloistered, book people, as opposed to the Brecht
who seem to be more 'life-experience' educated orientated. To an
Anuirean, they go to their local church to be educated, being locked up
in a musty old room with ancient texts and religious teachings, whereas
the Brecht glean knowledge through travel and sight-seeing with their
shipmates. At least, thats the way I see it. Am I in complete
opposition to everyone else again?

Man, the Brecht seem to be everyone's favorite, even in my own group.
Any particular reasons? Or is it just my favourite people on this list
who think this way? :D (I would have thought the Vos would be number
one - there something just too primeval not to be!!! :D)


** Especially after the Great Bretrayal by the wizzies of the CoS, I
always believed that they have been trying to win back some respect and
face by sponsoring colleges and the like, making education more
accessible to the masses to educate them on magic and Cerilia ...