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Midkemia Online: A Highwayman's Adventures

Thoughts, humor, comics and evolution about my character's progress and life in Iron Realms Entertainment's Midkemia Online

Author: NeoStorm

Religion 3: Temples and Privileges

Posted by NeoStorm Thursday April 5 2012 at 2:21PM
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A third entry about religion and Gods in Midkemia Online.


In a Deceiver worthy (yes, that's the name of the sect Kando is) move, Kando and his partner Tora have lost the elections they were trying to hard to win and unseat the previous person in power. That made, me, the player, give a small WOW! of amazement, because I adore the political intrigue this game brings. Then our God, Banath, that's the God of Thieves, Trickery, Knowledge and your all around dashing rogue, told us flat out we were idiots for not having pooled our votes and just divided them. In retrospect he's very right, but then again, he has to be, he's a freaking God. What's the point of being God of Knowledge if you don't know stuff, am I right?

So this will be the last entry on the topic of religion and we'll move on to other exciting stuff next time. Not that this is any less interesting, but I wanna cover as much as my experience as possible. Anyway, now that Orders are settling in and people are electing their High Priests and Priestesses, we're unconvering more and more of the potential of this new system. I unfortunately can't present a full list of what we can do, but I myself can do a lot of stuff in the Order:

Oh yeah! Who WOULDN'T want to get married by an official of the Deceivers?

Yep, that's right, I can marry people! Bet you wish you were me! I actually might have a ceremony coming up, between two of the people in my order. That's gonna be fun, being married under the sign of the Deceiver.

But the extent to which we can customize the Sect is amazing. Ok, so those privileges are restricted to the Order Head but he or she is like a mini-god in their own right (within the confines of their holy order). We can even customize the way our shrines look right now. That's unprecedented, because it was something the Gods decided. Sure, they still have to double check and approve the design so that people aren't pricks, but generally, we have free reign

This enhances the experience tenfold. And OH! Well, before, the gods designed the temples, with some input (or not) from the players, and then released them. NOW, we can BUY ourselves a temple and design it. Well, not us specifically, since we have the coolest temple in existence, all full of mysteries and puzzles. But we COULD build another one. And we can afford it too. You can imagine that building a temple isn't exactly cheap, it's actually hugely expensive and a task the whole order has to work towards to achieve. It costs a TON of essence. But we're one of the bigger and more active orders so we can afford it right of the bat due to our past efforts.

I already hear plans of Orders who didn't have a temple that are working hard towards getting one. Excitement is all over. Oh, and I'll mention all th ecool stuff we're getting this month next time.

Or, y'know, you could check it out yourself, only in Midkemia Online.

Thanks for reading! writes:
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