Bashiok, can you ask some lore people...

#0 - Oct. 29, 2010, 4:40 p.m.
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Why do other religions exist in a world where Heaven and Hell exist? Primarily the Monk and his 1,001 Gods.

In the real world, there are varying views because their is no definite truth. However, In Sanctuary this is not true. The world is created and we know by whom. Heaven resides as well as Heaven with man in the middle. So, why does the Monk believe in 1,001 Gods.

Once could say that we as players know this as fact but the characters do not. However, why create this false religion to give to a character. It only makes them seem weaker believing in something we know that does not exist. More believable, yes, but none-the-less incorrect in the player's view. Of course, these differing views and beliefs are a core foundation for building separate cultures and help distinguish them from one another. I mean, the biggest part of the Necromancer's lore is about their beliefs of the world but the necromancer's views are a derivative of what we do know about Heaven and Hell. Same with the WD's spirit world lore. But the Monk's views and beliefs seem to be completed separated from the fact that Angels and Demons created this world and humans.

It is possible that these 1,001 Gods prevail above these Angels from Heaven. Do the Monk's accept these angels existence and believe their Gods are above them?

I am just wondering what the explanation behind the 1,001 Gods concept is as I am sure you guys have one.
#6 - Oct. 29, 2010, 7:03 p.m.
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Well, there must be something to is because he's summoning giant bells and then punching them into dudes. ;)

I'll ask, but I'm inclined to say that he's not incorrect in his faith as it is based on something substantial (obvious from his abilities), but there's potentially a false mysticism being placed over it. That doesn't make it any less real, but it's a different take on explaining where these powers and energies originate.