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  1. #1
    Matthew M. Colville
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    Resurection in BR

    At 2:59 PM -0700 6/22/97, Michael Driagnts wrote:

    >How do you guys handle resurection in BR. We just started playing
    and

    >I'm co-GMing. I'm arguing with my Gm that you can't res in this

    >universe. He thinks that you can be resurected if you died normally
    or

    >had blood theft happen and I think that resuretion sould not take
    place

    >after a blood theft and probably not after a normal death either.


    I've never played in a campaign in which Raise Dead was denied to
    priests of high enough level to cast it naturally. Apparently many
    people on this list have.


    In all the AD&D Campaigns I've played in, the questions were: how
    important are you? How much money do you have? In Birthright, I've
    decided that it's far, far easier to get Raised than it would be in
    another campaign, because in Birthright you're much more likely to have
    a phenomenal amount of power, money, and responsability at 1st level
    than you ever could in any other campaign setting.
    Additionally, churches like WIT are more political than churches in
    other settings. Therefore you'd be more worth Raising, and they'd be
    more likely to want to Raise you.

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    Matthew M. Colville. Armed only with wisdom

    mcolville@earthlink.net The Shintao Monks fight against the
    darkness...

    Role-Playing and Fiction

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  2. #2
    Nadastor
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    Resurection in BR

    Matthew M. Colville wrote:
    >
    > At 2:59 PM -0700 6/22/97, Michael Driagnts wrote:
    > >How do you guys handle resurection in BR. We just started playing and
    >
    > >I'm co-GMing. I'm arguing with my Gm that you can't res in this
    > >universe. He thinks that you can be resurected if you died normally
    > or
    > >had blood theft happen and I think that resuretion sould not take
    > place
    > >after a blood theft and probably not after a normal death either.
    >
    > I've never played in a campaign in which Raise Dead was denied to
    > priests of high enough level to cast it naturally. Apparently many
    > people on this list have.
    >
    > In all the AD&D Campaigns I've played in, the questions were: how
    > important are you? How much money do you have? In Birthright, I've
    > decided that it's far, far easier to get Raised than it would be in
    > another campaign, because in Birthright you're much more likely to
    > have a phenomenal amount of power, money, and responsability at 1st
    > level than you ever could in any other campaign setting. Additionally,
    > churches like WIT are more political than churches in other settings.
    > Therefore you'd be more worth Raising, and they'd be more likely to
    > want to Raise you.
    > ---------------------- ---------------------------
    > Matthew M. Colville. Armed only with wisdom

    I don't want contest your argument, but i'd ask you, why do heirs are so important ?
    Well, a lot of regent need traspass their domain, but Avanil, Boeruine, The Dosiere,
    they can be resurrected at will, cause their power is so great. I don't know the way you
    handle resurrection and raise, i suppose that in your campaign when someone die for
    aging cannot be resurrected, but also you will have all Dosieres die about 70, 80. And
    your Boeruines can go in war, so they won't die. Nobody civilized in Anuire won't give
    back a dead body to hi family, so courageus regents know they will be raised.
    Not to say that if raising are so easy potions of long life will be much easyier. So we
    would have Aedan Dosiere still living, although a bit old.
    I'd want your answers please.
    - --
    Nadastor, nadastor@mail5.clio.it

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    ┬╝├Ľ ┬┤┬ę┬Ş┬«(Son, Nuree
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    Resurection in BR

    Matthew M. Colville wrote

    > I've never played in a campaign in which Raise Dead was denied to
    > priests of high enough level to cast it naturally. Apparently many
    > people on this list have.
    >
    >
    > In all the AD&D Campaigns I've played in, the questions were: how
    > important are you? How much money do you have? In Birthright, I've
    > decided that it's far, far easier to get Raised than it would be in
    > another campaign, because in Birthright you're much more likely to have
    > a phenomenal amount of power, money, and responsability at 1st level
    > than you ever could in any other campaign setting.
    > Additionally, churches like WIT are more political than churches in
    > other settings. Therefore you'd be more worth Raising, and they'd be
    > more likely to want to Raise you.

    There is 4 religion that can cast Raise Dead spell in Cerilia - Nesirie,
    Sera, Ruornil and one more(I don't remember). Perhaps, Moradin's dwarven
    priest may cast that spell. There is no rule or reason to forbid rasing the
    dead. But, if the dead one is to be raised, he must have strong belief in
    the same god. So, if he did not believe in one of the 4 gods, he cannot be
    raised. I.e. the regent of Talinie cannot be raised because he is assumed
    to believe Haelyn.

    If a regent died, his heir inherite all his domain. I think there is no
    need for a investure ceremony. So, even if he has been raised, he is no
    longer a regent. Once being a regent, the heir does not seem to return the
    domain to the original regent willingly.

    If a wandering adventurer has been raised, there is nearly no problem. But
    raising a regent has some problems. There may be so many people who does
    not want the regent to return to life. And the bond between the party
    members can be weeker than normal campains. And there may be some internal
    conflicts in the regent's domain.

    I would say that there is no reason to forbid rasing dead. But, it will be
    very difficult.

    - - Son, Nuree

  4. #4
    Brian Stoner
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    Resurection in BR

    Michael Driagnts wrote:

    > How do you guys handle resurection in BR. We just started playing and
    >
    > I'm co-GMing. I'm arguing with my Gm that you can't res in this
    > universe. He thinks that you can be resurected if you died normally
    > or
    > had blood theft happen and I think that resuretion sould not take
    > place
    > after a blood theft and probably not after a normal death either.
    >

    I think ressurection does exist in BR, however, finding a priest of high
    enough levels might prove difficult. We talked about this a month or
    two ago, does anyone remember what we decided (if anything)?

    - -Brian

  5. #5
    Matthew M. Colville
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    Resurection in BR

    >I don't want contest your argument, but i'd ask you, why do heirs are so
    >important ?
    >Well, a lot of regent need traspass their domain, but Avanil, Boeruine,
    >The Dosiere,
    >they can be resurrected at will, cause their power is so great. I don't
    >know the way you
    >handle resurrection and raise, i suppose that in your campaign when
    >someone die for
    >aging cannot be resurrected, but also you will have all Dosieres die about
    >70, 80. And
    >your Boeruines can go in war, so they won't die. Nobody civilized in
    >Anuire won't give
    >back a dead body to hi family, so courageus regents know they will be raised.
    >Not to say that if raising are so easy potions of long life will be much
    >easyier. So we
    >would have Aedan Dosiere still living, although a bit old.
    >I'd want your answers please.

    I'm not sure you're contesting my argument. Do you believe that
    any of the following is true:

    1) The more powerful and influencial you are the *less* likely you
    are to be raised?

    2) The more political ties to you a church has the *less* likely
    they are to raise you?

    - ---------------------- ---------------------------
    Matthew M. Colville. Armed only with wisdom
    mcolville@earthlink.net The Shintao Monks fight against the darkness...
    Role-Playing and Fiction
    http://www.earthlink.net/~mcolville

  6. #6

    Resurection in BR

    Resurrection and Raising have always been one of the most obscure
    matters
    in AD&D campaining and anyway I think that they should be allowed only
    in crucial situations (like the Quest Spells of the Tome of Magic) when
    the
    Gods agree that the dead character has vital reasons to come back to
    Cerilia and complete his/her task. Otherwise this powerful spells would
    surely be abused both by PCs and NPCs and probably ruin the flavor of
    the campaign itself.

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