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Samsut and boojums

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:14 pm
by Ukhata
Ive tried to find it, but ive not been able to find definitive answer to the question of: Are there boojums in the Samsut people?
if so what percentage of what race?
and are they lower status? are there more or less Amelites or mushkenites of a certain race or not?

Re: Samsut and boojums

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:54 pm
by Slimcreeper
I have seen a forum answer somewhere that yes, they do, but they tend to keep them hidden away. Maybe there is a prejudice against them or something. I don't know if there is anything more official until we get the Samsut book.

Re: Samsut and boojums

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:20 am
by ChrisDDickey
My understanding is that the "technology" that lets them animate the dead uses, transforms, or redirects so much of the available magic such that the mana level in most Samsuit cities is not suitable for sustaining Boojum forms. So any place that has the "power plants" that power the undead cannot sustain boojum life.
Thus, I think, any samsut of many families who spends too much time (weeks I think) in the outback away from settlements, without taking precautions against it, might get looking glass feaver and transform. From then on they can't go to settlements without sickening, and eventually dying. I think that there are expensive magic focuses that guard against both both becoming a boojum, and sustaining a boojum in a low magic environment like a samsut city.
So the answer would be rare, and almost never in or near actual settlements. Loners, lone families, and specific boojum communities that don't have undead (the mark of samsut civilization).

Re: Samsut and boojums

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:59 pm
by Slimcreeper
Cool!