All times are UTC


It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:50 am



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Clan of the Balanced Stone
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:14 am 
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:50 am
Posts: 90
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I've ben reading the Kevuk PDF from RPGNow.com and I came across the Clan of the Balanced Stone. It is based in Ssa'atis, in Mu'ugalavya and is a source of Tsahltén judges. It is also stated to be

"...famous as a source of reliable body servants, majordomos, chamberlains, accountants and judges of sporting events".

It is stated to be found across the Five Empires. I assume only in the larger cities.

Question: What status is it? I am thinking low despite it's fame, but maybe Medium(?)

My thinking is that "Gentleman's Gentlemen", though trusted and often indispensable, were certainly low status compared to their upper crust Masters. I rather like the idea of a low status clan providing all the "toffs" around the Empires with their most trusted servants. :-)

(I posted this on Facebook before I remembered that we should be making more use of these forums...)

_________________
Howard Fielding

The Tekumel Project:
http://thetekumelproject.blogspot.com/
http://thetekumelclub.blogspot.ca

My Tekumel gaming blog:
http://heroesoftheage.blogspot.ca

My non-Tekumel gaming blog and The Garden of Kama:
http://lohwand.blogspot.ca
Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Clan of the Balanced Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:24 pm 
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 12:05 am
Posts: 119
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Sounds like an interesting clan and I agree that they would probably be medium. While of lower status than their masters they would still need to have enough status for their masters to be able to actually make use of them.
Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Clan of the Balanced Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:24 pm 
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:50 am
Posts: 90
Location: Kingston, Ontario
There is an existing clan that provides maids and body servants that is stated to be low status. I thought up a rough guide to clan status the other day:

The Emperor - Is
The Imperial Clan - Are
The Very High Clans - Always Have Been
The High Clans - Did Something
The Middle Clans - Do Something
The Low Clans - Serve Someone
The Very Low Clans - Do Something No One Else Wants To (or can do)

Howard

_________________
Howard Fielding

The Tekumel Project:
http://thetekumelproject.blogspot.com/
http://thetekumelclub.blogspot.ca

My Tekumel gaming blog:
http://heroesoftheage.blogspot.ca

My non-Tekumel gaming blog and The Garden of Kama:
http://lohwand.blogspot.ca
Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: