|#1zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 6:24:34||If for some reason the High God decided to appear on Krynn as a person walking around, as the gods do time to time, what would he appear as?|
For some reason I get the picture of a wandering Kender in my head. Any thoughts or wouldn't the High God bother with such a thing?
|#2zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 8:07:01||I dont think the symbol of lawfulness (which I see the high god as) would show up as a kender (the symbol of chaos in my opinion).|
He would prolly show up as a human or of a race dependant on where he showed up. He could even show up as an animal he is a god after all,hehe.
|#3zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 8:55:16|
If for some reason the High God decided to appear on Krynn as a person walking around
Are you thinking of the original High God or Chaos after he declared himself to be the High God? Which is I think what happened in the revised continuity.
|#4DragonhelmJan 24, 2004 9:00:33|
Originally posted by Gemcrusher
Chaos fancied himself to be the Father of All and of Nothing, but he never claimed to be the High God himself. Although, in his own deluded mind, he fancied himself to be the ultimate power.
|#5zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 9:08:50||The actual "High God" not chaos.|
Ok maybe the kender was a bad idea.
But I was partly thinking of the High God to visit krynn and warn the PCs of a great evil (He's hoping to balance out the evil with the PCs good). He doesn't want to get his children involved since they haven't exactly been on their best behavior lately.
I'm thinking class wise he'll show up as a bard fortelling stories of the coming evil.
|#6zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 12:21:11||Chaos is the High God. Check out DoSF. Its an editting error in the DCBS. (Dragonlance Campaign Boxed Set) There were also two different versions of Takhisis' and Paladine's relationship. One had them as siblings, the other had them as lovers. Anyways, note that the gods made their creations after the High God retired from the realm of Krynn.|
|#7zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 12:56:06|
Originally posted by WraithXIII
See DoVM for further revalations about that...
Basically, the High God, first described in Dragonlance Adventures, is not the same entity as Chaos, the Father of All and Nothing.
Both are entites above and beyond the other gods. Though Chaos attempts to claim otherwise, the High God is the sumpreme entity of the universe though far removed from mortals. The exact natures of both the High God and Chaos have never been detailed. Basically the High God is the supreme creator while Chaos is the supreme destroyer.
I have been planning to add to my home campaign radical mystic cults. One that worships Chaos and tries to bring his gift of oblivion to the world and one that worships the High God and claims to know his plan for Krynn.
|#8zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 13:03:33||I, for one, think that the High God should never do anything beyond in the past having created the universe, etc. The High God would lose his mystique and aura of "High Godliness" by just walking around with other people and gods.|
|#9zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 13:03:47||Personnaly I would never sue the High god in any of my campaigns. there are enough gods on Krynnas it is without adding one that can squash them all with a thought.|
Besides the High god has more on his plate than this one measley little continent. He does have all of creation to deal with after all.
|#10DragonhelmJan 24, 2004 19:41:15|
Originally posted by SageofKaolyn
Correct. Many people have thought that Chaos and the High God were one and the same, but Weis and Hickman never intended for that to be the case.
The High God and Chaos are, indeed, different beings. There are many theories on what their relationship is, from the Martinian Canon found in the appendix to Vanished Moon, to the idea that the High God represents order while Chaos represents, well...chaos.
Also, I will agree with the sentiment about keeping the High God mysterious.
Basically, the High God serves as an enigmatic being. He was there to bring order to chaos (or is that Chaos? ;) ) , and to set forth the plan of creation. The only time he interfered in the world was the All-Saints War. He has not been back since.
|#11DragonhelmJan 24, 2004 19:43:08|
Originally posted by Hammerhand
I would hope not! He's got the best lawyers. ;)
(Sorry, couldn't resist.) ;)
|#12zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 19:50:01||Muhaha, I can spell but not type. |
Thank Sargas Im handsome!
|#13carteegJan 25, 2004 18:33:25||At this moment, the ONLY way I see the High God stepping back into play is if:|
1) Some mortal finds and disturbs Takhisis' resting place.
2) The other gods follow through with their p*ssy threat and begin the Third and Final Cataclysm.
I can see the High God stepping in to stop them, but in all honesty i don't know if this would be something he'd do anyway. But other than that, the big guy is probably off playing seven card stud with Ao and letting things run as they go.