- Posted: Wed, 24 May 2006 14:25:44 +0000
Because we're holier than thou.
Before even posting here, please note that off-topic chatter will not be tolerated. This is a thread for discussion purposes only; if you want to chat to us or any of the other Vesetavrei, please do so in this thread, our dedicated off-topic chat thread:
RP IS GO!
Have you ever wondered who other Gaians are praying to when they say 'So help me God'? Have you ever wondered who has decided, in the past, to pluck unfortunates from the brink of death and return them to life? Or, like the fool that I was some days ago, have you ever wondered just who it was that decided to take the nothingness that existed here many years ago and turn it into the world that you see today? Wonder no more faithful followers, for you have unwittingly stumbled upon Gaia's first and last holy thread, blessed by the Gaian Gods themselves. Welcome to the Veset Monastery.
This thread aims to encompass all that there is to know about the Gaian Gods, their artifacts, their holy books and the religions that have arisen as a result of their teachings. There may be others in the future who try to tempt you -- to pull you away from your beliefs -- but you must have faith, my children, for we, Brother Darkheart and Brother Trisk, are the two true prophets of the six true Gods.
You didn't honestly think that I'd make a thread here in the GCD without some discussion-provoking content, did you? Yes, the primary purpose of this thread is to serve as a home for all Gaian mythology, speculation about the involvements of Gaia's various Gods in the plot and other such God-based discussion, but I'd still rather not see this thread turn into a hangout for those who read and enjoyed the first page. That is why, on top of all the things that I personally believe this thread will offer, this small section of the first post serves to give everybody an on-topic discussion on which they can fall back on when they tire of talking about Gods. Alternatively, of course, you may choose to treat this as the main discussion and all religious material as an aside. The point is that there is plenty to discuss.
In the next post, if you choose to read it in its entirety, you will learn that the location of the Veset Monastery came to Brother Darkheart in a dream. This is actually based on truth; whilst I didn't dream of the location of a secret monastery located deep within the forests surrounding Barton, I did dream about creating this thread. Right before I fell asleep I had been spending quite some time in the GCD, not that that should come as a surprise to anybody that knows me, and I noticed a new trend in GCD's thread creation. I know not if the trend is a result of the new rulings regarding a certain level of off-topic chatter in what the sticky describes as 'established threads', but there seems to have been an increase in the number of threads like this one; without naming threads in particular, the GCD has now seen a thread dedicated to the stars that can be seen from Gaia, the ninja clans referenced by the admins in the item descriptions and now this thread. Threads revolving around Marcus and the Hero of the Angelic Staff are surely on the horizon... Are people creating these threads in the hope that they will become established and that they will have a place to hang out with other GCD-goers? I wouldn't assume that they were meant to provoke discussion; like a fanthread, any thread of this nature is going to be hard-pushed to develop a level of discussion large enough to keep a thread going as long as somebody who spends hours working on a thread could possibly hope for, so there must be another reason. If provoking discussion isn't the point of the thread's creation, what is? To be the first person to create a thread about a particular thing, thus ensuring some Gaian fame for x amount of time? Or, perhaps, Gaians want nothing more than for other Gaians to slap a fancy banner in their signature, thus spreading that particular Gaian's influence and tightening the stronghold they believe themselves to have on the hearts and minds of the Gaian populace?
Or maybe it's something much more innocent than that; maybe, just maybe, Gaians are creating threads like this in an attempt to flesh out the world that they love so much. Whilst I'd certainly be the first person to leap to Gaia's defence if somebody accused it of having a shallow and unthoughtful plot (or, depending on my mood, the first to leap at Gaia xd ) I can see that there's certainly room for some expansion. There are many people out there who hope that Gaia will become more like an MMORPG in the future, or who actually spend enough time attached to this forum that they begin to see it as a world. It's only natural that a world would have its own religions, clans and famous figures; it is only natural that the people who inhabit that world would want to learn more about it, even if it is necessary for other inhabitants to come up with theories and suggest possible reasons for the world's creation. After all, we humans wouldn't have any knowledge of the universe had it not been for people making suggestions and theorising about how the universe actually came into existence. Is it not, therefore, natural that our Gaian counterparts should do the same?
Perhaps it's just possible that I've finally snapped like the dry and brittle twig I so often claim to be. Discuss.
Table of Contents
- Post #1
Table of Contents
- Finding the Monastery
The Tenets of the Six
Brother Darkheart and Brother Trisk
- Link to Us
- Creditors, Disclaimers and Copyright Notices
- Veseti Seminary
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