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Marzhin

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True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« on: (15:40:53/03-15-17) »
Now that Book of the Lost has been released, here's a topic to share wild theories about the Sixth World Tarot :D What is it really?

Here's my own hypothesis:

Book of the Lost says that

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The parts I highlighted -- not to mention the actual title of the supplement -- made me think of a particular artifact from the Fourth Age...:

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Anyway, that's my theory for now, and one I might use in my games. What's yours? :)
« Last Edit: (16:13:19/03-15-17) by Marzhin »
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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #1 on: (15:58:02/03-15-17) »
I'd say my main NPC is going to want the Tarot very very badly if such is the case. She deals with Harlequin's antics because she's had portends of the coming Scourge and desperately wants to stop it. It's probably a hopeless cause, but if she sees even the tiniest glimmer of a chance to defeat the Enemy for good, she'll dive in with both feet, no matter the risk to herself.
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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #2 on: (23:04:07/03-15-17) »
Ooh, picture this: the knowledge of the Enemy's return becomes known, and one of the Big 10 sets themselves up as the new Thera, using their knowledge to force the world into their camp...
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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #3 on: (00:03:02/03-16-17) »
Already being done.  They call it some weird German catchphrase - 'Saeder-Krupp', I think.  ;)
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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #4 on: (16:05:17/03-16-17) »
Likely Aztlan as well, following in the footsteps of their late era Theran founders. And most GD are prepping: I'd be surprised if Ghostwalker was not training his drakes as Horrorstalkers/Lightbearers, so they could teach those arts to the mortals when the time comes. Doubt he wants to repeat a draconian retreat from Theran power in that respect. (One more reason the GD desire the drakes - as envoys of knowledge).
I am more prone to see the major arcana in the deck as representing/heralding the coming of the Passions: (I seem to recall Elijah making a comment..somewhere..about the Heavenherds of Azania worshiping local mentor spirits called "passions" and, for a price, being able to make anyone into a "Great one".) But I've used the "coming of the passions" as a theme at my table: did Dunkelzhan's death synergize with Lohng (and cleanse Rashomon/Roggok)? Considering the ecological impact of the 5th age, how would namegivers guide Jaspree to come as a peaceful Mother Nature, and not Sekmet, Morrigan, or Kali? Or has that already happened, and vitas was just a warning shot? Will freedom arrive as Lochost to oppose corporate servitude, or will the winds of Ma'ah sweep across the land spit on weaklings that have accepted their sad lot in life? (Ties into the divination aspect of the deck).

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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #5 on: (17:12:48/03-16-17) »
And most GD are prepping: I'd be surprised if Ghostwalker was not training his drakes as Horrorstalkers/Lightbearers, so they could teach those arts to the mortals when the time comes

Can Ghostwalker even do that? I thought dragon magic was very personalized and couldn't be easily taught to others.
Hell, is Ghostwalker even a Lightbearer? I thought Harlequin was one of the last living Lightbearers (him and one other who escapes me; maybe Ehran).
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Re: True nature of the Sixth World Tarot
« Reply #6 on: (16:06:08/03-17-17) »
And most GD are prepping: I'd be surprised if Ghostwalker was not training his drakes as Horrorstalkers/Lightbearers, so they could teach those arts to the mortals when the time comes

Can Ghostwalker even do that? I thought dragon magic was very personalized and couldn't be easily taught to others.
Hell, is Ghostwalker even a Lightbearer? I thought Harlequin was one of the last living Lightbearers (him and one other who escapes me; maybe Ehran).

Yes, it can be taught. It's not easy, though.

Ehran is the second Lightbearer.
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Remember, you're only a genius when they need you. The rest of the time you're just an asshole.

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