« on: June 23, 2019, 04:08:43 PM »
Ahmeh smirked hearing Lydia.
"Most of what I had uncovered blew my mind quite a bit. Plus, once I got my memories back, another thing untangled and corrected, a lot of things make more sense to me." She said and cradled her mug in her slim, furred hands.
"When people start believing they are gods and deities, a lot of muudrah falls out of their mouths. Sounds to me like you've discovered a lot of what I have uncovered. Dig deep, put on dark glasses and get past the bright and shiny mirrors and well, many things fall flat and look ridiculous when the real machinery is laid bare. Actually have a really good friend that got sucked into a different world than Lupinoss. He made a killing, literally, on bandits and peasants that kept thinking he was an evil, demon werewolf. He's quite set for life now with all the gold he's taken off of their bodies as well as a deep and well versed Lupe on how so many hexes, curses, blessings and more are constructed, why they don't work and how many dead languages they use."
She began to werfle some in delight. "In fact, the few times a belief system has come face to face with me, it gets amusing. 'Oh look, a she devil, a werewolf. She's come to take our souls. Grab the garlic, the holy water, silver and crosses.' The look on peoples faces when they see how much silver I wear, and that the garlic and holy water now makes me smell like I had lunch in a pizzaria while I'm complaining about the low quality of silver bullets made as I pick some sesame seeds out of my teeth with their crosses after the burger I just ate. Though the real kicker is how analyze their chants, critique them on improper stressing in each word then explain that some chants use esoteric power, others use goetic powers which no longer exist as the creators of those chants are long turned to powder. Theurgic power though, hmm, can be tricky. The wording, cadence and chants can be mundane or dead languages but Theurgy, while many claim its from those in a higher power, aka a god, really comes from a persons immovable belief. That belief links directly to their souls and impacts the natural energy fields in their environment to lend power to their words."
She sipped more coffee. "I didn't mean to go into a deep dive on things." She giggled more. "Can take the teacher out of the classroom but not the teacher out of the teacher. Though the whole mythos behind the Catholos mind set is, well, a solid proof that their higher powers are really just humans with abilities. Anything with high end power for limitless, no cost creation and destruction is something that will have nothing tied or mimicing humanity. No morals, no ethics, no rules, no real laws. It just exists. The only laws in place are basically that nothing is for free. Give and take. Plain and simple. Its when those powers settle into something that has humanity or resembles the anthropomorphism of humanity that all the trappings of corruption charges in."
She pondered something. "Hells, my originator, or I should say, first life as a Spark, was being a woman on Earth, in a time when all things had failed. Several thousand years and multiple bodies and genders later, I am back to be a woman in a completely different world, with a wealth of knowledge, abilities many mistake as divine or demonic, and at one point a false and deep seated dread that the whole world was on my shoulder. It took a few other Sparks I met to tell me that, for all the powers we have in whatever worlds we wind up in, at the end of the day, no matter our bodies or forms, we are still human. We have humanity just like those without abilities, so we equally struggle with everything, every day in any decision we make. Though it's not as creepy to think on when you have revealed to you that your father, who died on his honeymoon with your mother is actually you now, as the Spark is a soul that travels and simply takes on new vessels as the old vessels have served their purpose." She rubbed her nose a bit.
"Wow, a decade or more in Lupinoss and not a lot of philosophy out of me. Several hours back in the academy and I'm lecturing without know it. What do you guys put in the food and water here?" She giggled.