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    I really like this idea, especially of allowing temples (and maybe even
    conclaves, my "wizard holding") to use sources to expand into.

    I have 7 types of non-province holdings IMC.

    * Law, which acts as the primary tax-gathering institution for regents
    (instead of province).
    * Guild, which acts as the local craft and professional institutions.
    * Trade, which acts as the primary channels for foreign (and very
    profitable) trade. replaces trade routes to fit more in line with "real
    world" use of trade routes with far-off lands. Works just like the other
    holdings, just creates far more money than anything else.
    * Temple, which acts as formal, organized religious institutions.
    * Conclave, which acts as formal, organized arcane learning and hoarding
    institutions.
    * Theatre, which acts as the entertainment organizations in the region.
    Circuses, theatres, dance halls, etc.
    * Source, which is the natural "magic of the land" power flowing in the
    wilderness.

    Kenneth Gauck wrote:
    > Sources have been making a shift in my thinking away from just the origin of
    > realm wizard`s power, to reflect a more magic-of-the-land concept. Druids
    > and Sorcerers therefore are the characters who use sources, while clerics
    > and wizards use temples or academies. Others have made similar points.
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    > What I was thinking about was creating a few interesting exceptions. Holy
    > sites that would allow regular temples to add sources to temples. Things
    > like the spot where Emperor Arianus IV, infused with the spirit of Haelyn,
    > defeated Nugato, the Necromancer and his army of living dead. We know of
    > the small chapel where the Book of Laws appeared in Diemed. The Orchid
    > Chapel in Talanie might be more than just a temple holding, but a temple and
    > a source, reflecting the imprint of Haelyn`s visions to Fitzalan.
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    > Kenneth Gauck
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    I myself wouldn't allow it. Sorcerers and druids have a natural affinity to the land's magic which allows them to cast spells. Wizards may attend or aprentice themselves to learn how to manipulate those powers. Clerics on the other hand use a different type of magic altogether, divine magic, which comes from their chosen god. Adding a source to an already powerful temple would to me seem more like power gaming.
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    Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 4:45 PM
    blitzmacher wrote:
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    > I myself wouldn`t allow it. [...] Adding a source to an already
    > powerful temple would to me seem more like power gaming.

    I have turned over most of unoccupied sources in Rjurik lands to the Emerald
    Spire. Nearly all the temple holdings belong to the Oaken Grove.

    We often see the combination of province and law holdings, and the
    combination of guild and trade assets. Occasional alliance of temple and
    source holdings will not produce any unbalances that the ability to combine,
    say temple and law holdings doesn`t already produce.

    Kenneth Gauck
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