Lore Questions: December (2017)

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Lore Questions: December (2017)

Postby Neus » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:15 am

This is a new topic for Lore Questions because the old one was about 26 pages. (No, I will never stop copying this part.) The format is roughly the same, but some guidelines;

1) Try and format your questions appropriately. As in, make it easy to read and answer.
2) Try and limit the number of questions you ask per thread. I don't mind answering them, but don't get crazy and ask me 20 things, especially if they require detailed answers.
3) Try to avoid asking extremely specific questions, such as 'Did anyone ever die of food poisoning in Cellsvich?'. Answering these is difficult, because not everything is set in stone, so giving a definitive answer on it not only restricts me in the future, but it might influence other players' character concepts that involve it.

That said, if you have any questions, you can post them in this thread! I will post answers at the end of the month/start of the next one.

Thanks! (And yes, if you had questions from the previous topic that I didn't answer before I closed it, you can post them here, but remember the formatting guideline.)

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Re: Lore Questions: December (2017)

Postby GSM » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Neus wrote:Q: Is there any difference between feeding on a vampire and on a mortal?

A: Not really, though drinking the blood of another vampire is extremely taboo to them. The only exception would be a vampire offering their blood to a starving vampire who could die without it, and even then, it's considered very strange but necessary, and some vampires will just refuse it outright for that reason, even if it results in the other vampire dying.

Q: Does feeding on people of any race/ability have different effects, other than the obvious "Glykin = much pain, very wow"?
For example, would feeding on an extremely powerful mage/redtail/elf be any different than on a simple goblin.

A: A mage would probably have more focus in their blood, making it more 'nutritious', but otherwise no.

Q: If they don´t drain essence, what exactly happens then since I don´t believe that they can create infinite essence like that. Whats the reason why it´s taboo for them when it has no downsides? If it has downsides, what are those?(Besides that its cannabalism)

A: The blood of a vampire doesn't contain focus, which is why they have to get it from other places, namely the blood of others.

Neus wrote:Q: Can you clarify a bit more on what vampires are ICly capable of feeding upon? E.g. is it limited only to living beings with relatively 'normal' blood to include animals and many animal-like monsters, or restricted exclusively to sentient/humanoid races with 'normal' blood? If the latter, are goblins included?

A: Anything with hemoglobin in its blood (see: red). Goblins have green 'blood' so they don't really apply. Again, don't take Banquet's mechanical function as a 1 for 1, since the way it works is mostly for PvE convenience.

Neus wrote:Q: So this is a question regarding vampires and the upcoming soul eater class. Since vampires actually feed off essence rather than the blood its self, could a vampire soul eater instead feed off the essence of souls instead of blood?

A: Only with a special ritual.

Can this please be clarified?

Edit: Added in one more.

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Re: Lore Questions: December (2017)

Postby Blissey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:26 am

The Church has always led people to believe that the over-dependence and use of Mercana promotes chaos and complacency. They've explained why, and done so well. However, it raises one (maybe more) question(s), which are hopefully answered in scripture, maybe?:

If Mercala potentially knew that her boon would potentially cause strife, why would she implement it? Perhaps she didn't mean to, and it was an accident during Heaven's Contention (perhaps when she healed a certain someone)? I have a feeling Mercala would explain this to her followers in some way, because this is a very easy rebuttal to the presence of Mercana, and thus making it seem much more detrimental than it is.
^Mercala's Favorite Apparently
Points of reference:
Mercalan Hearts -----> http://sl2.wikia.com/wiki/Mercalan_Hearts

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Re: Lore Questions: December (2017)

Postby TheCommonNoob » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:38 am

Medical questions!

1. Does healing a wound with Mercalan magic cleanse it of infections and the likes?

2. How advanced is medical technology in a general sense?

3. Do pills exist? Or is it just potions, herbs, liquid medicines, etc.

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