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    Regency (and the Gorgon`s BS)

    finnsson wrote:

    > 1. If an intelligent tree killed a blooded person, would that tree then
    > become blooded (like the boar that killed a noble, but this time it's a
    > tree...)?
    >
    >

    I'm not sure about that, I suppose so. As long as it was alive (more than
    tree-level sentience, that is). I could easily see 'the Treant'. There have
    also been discussions in my group (more along the lines of poking fun, really)
    of inanimate objects getting blooded, and I know of at least one serious
    example where a DM did just that.


    > 2. Around how strong is a god's blood strength? 1000 for great and 300
    > for lesser?
    >

    I'd actually say more. Think about this example:
    The gorgon has been around for about a milennium and a half. Let's argue that,
    being 3rd in line when the blood got passed out, he started with about an 80.
    In that time, let us say that, for example, he raised his bloodline through
    mundane means by one point every twenty years for the first 500 (+25). Now let
    us also say that every 50 years (two generations, speaking generously), and
    killed just 40 bloodline worth of people (that's gotta be generous, that's
    about 2-5 individuals). So he gains 20 each on 30 different raids (btw, I
    figure that the natural evolution is for people to become closer to their gods,
    that is, the bloodline of any house will increase over time, given no
    catastrophe...of course, that never happens). So there's another 600 points.
    With any reasonable luck, the Gorgon is probably peaking 1000 points now. I'd
    say the Gods have about (and I'm using TPO again here) 4000 for lesser and
    about 8000 for greater, more since I think they evolve over time as well,
    gaining divine power of their own to add to what they inherited.

    >
    > 3. Who's bloodline did the old gods have? Their own or did they gain
    > their bloodline like the new gods received their bloodlines?
    >

    I would say that they had their own bloodlines. I would say anyone ascended to
    the heavens, even from mortal status, would have his own bloodline. Or, more
    likely, none. Since most game worlds don't incorporate the bloodlines of Gods,
    then they probably weren't 'blooded', except by being divine. For that matter,
    I'd say the same is true for the new Gods. By now, I would say that most of the
    new ones are probably blooded with derivations of themselves (especially for
    ones born after Deismaar). For numbers, again, I would say probably about 5 and
    10 thousand, respectively. Probably a little more, since they were supposed to
    be extremely powerful. I probably would have put Azrai at about 25k.

    >
    > 4. Don't you think the spell "blood drain" is a bit to powerful? Let's
    > say the Magian would like to increase his blood strength. Then he'll use
    > some spell to find a person with a bloodline (to find a noble person
    > would probably be enough, since most nobles got a bloodline). Then he'll
    > cast "teleport without error" (in the middle of the night when the
    > person is asleep) and then he'll cast "blood drain".

    Yeah, probably way too powerful. I don't think he abuses it, though (since
    you're the guy running him, you don't have to), and hopefully your party isn't
    evil, so if they ever get that powerful, they won't use it.

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    Regency (and the Gorgon`s BS)

    > finnsson wrote:
    >
    > > 1. If an intelligent tree killed a blooded person, would that tree then
    > > become blooded (like the boar that killed a noble, but this time it's a
    > > tree...)?
    > >
    >

    No. Not everything can claim a bloodline. Otherwise there would be
    blooded trees and rocks and water from around Deismaar. Not even all races
    can be blooded. The Dragon article on "Tarazan the Grey" specifically states
    that dragons are incapable of having a bloodline or absorbing divine power.

    Ben

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    Regency (and the Gorgon`s BS)

    >I'm not sure about that, I suppose so. As long as it was alive (more than
    >tree-level sentience, that is). I could easily see 'the Treant'. There have
    >also been discussions in my group (more along the lines of poking fun,
    really)
    >of inanimate objects getting blooded, and I know of at least one serious
    >example where a DM did just that.
    >
    Check out my write up of the Ifrit (found in the Netbook). At least one of
    the theories of his creation says that he came from a fire which had the
    blood of Azrai spilled on it...

    ******************
    Aleksei Andrievski
    aka Solmyr, Archmage of the Azure Star
    aka Azure Star Dragon
    solmyr@kolumbus.fi
    http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Fortress/2198/index.html

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