The dieties of Kara Tur


From:Talfinius (JYK97@yahoo.com)

ben@hiwaay.net wrote in message ...
>I've got some questions that I'm hoping someone out there with the Kara Tur
>boxed set might be able to answer. The first one is does anyone know who
each
>of the Nine Travellers were individually, their names and abilities?
Second,
>What kind of relationship, if any, do the dieties of Kara Tur have with the
>dieties of Faerun? I assume they are at least aware of each other. Is it
>cordial, hostile, or indifferent? What would the response be to Faerun
diety
>action on behalf of a Faerun character in Kara Tur? Third, were the Kara
Tur
>dieties affected in any way by the Time of Troubles? In a related note,
what
>exactly is the Celestial Bureacracy's relationship to AO? They are under
his
>jurisdiction, aren't they? Is it possible that the Celestial Emperor that
all
>the others answer to is in fact a different version of AO? The Emperor's
>description, after all, places him above all other gods and spirits.
>
>Thanks in advance for any answers,
>
>Ben
>

If I remember correctly, Kara-Tur is mainly dedicated to the Celestial
Bureacracy. Think of it as a large govt for the deceased. It's based on a 9
main immortals with many immortals under them all ruled by an Celestial
Emporer. Remember that the world reflects the Celestial Heavens, or
something like that.
Also, when a person dies, depending on how good he/she lived, that person
will enter Heaven and will be given a duty. For example, Tora the Bushi led
a semi-honorable life and was killed defending a village from evil spirits.
He was a good man but not very virtous. Because of his life style, after all
the paperwork and waiting in the Heavens, the Emporer or an Immortal might
let him become Lord of the Horses (a fancy title for stable boy for the
dead).
Kara-Tur is heavily based on the oriental cultures of our Earth. The basic
idea behind the kingdoms and lands can is somewhat set up like this:

Shou Lung = China
Koryo = Korea
Tabot = Tibet
Plain of Horses = Mongolia

That's all I can remember. You can get more info by reading the appropriate
mythology because they come real close. Hope that this helps you in any way.

Tal

ps: anyone write up the Oriental Adventures book to the current 2nd ed?


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