kingtiger522 Posted May 11, 2011 Report Share Posted May 11, 2011 So, this has been bugging me for a little while now: The 2 forbidden pillars of magic (that we know of) are Gates and Mastery. Both are punishible with expulsion shortly followed by an execution (off-topic, can this happen to the PC?) Both are regarded as capital E Evil, equally bad. Why? Now, I'm assuming that a pillar of magic will be forbidden due to a "damage potential;" how much of what a user of this kill does is harmful, and of the negative, what's the degree. Thus, Mastery, which does nothing but harm humans, is a natural candidate for the banhammer (so to speak. I doubt there's a literal hammer involved ) You cannot be a benevelent practitioner of Mastery. Howerver, when you measure Gates against some of the non-forbidden pillars, it seems much less destructive, especially on the large scale (barring any sort of Eldricth Abomnination-type-thing). Consider how much damage a simple Incantation weather spell might cause as it chain-reacts across the Islands, resulting in sudden draughts or floods in any reason lacking a sufficiently skilled wizard. You could do more damage like that by accident than an entire summoned horde of goblins or whatnot. So the core question is, why is Gates regarded on the same level as Mastery? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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