Perhaps someone has asked this already, Janny, but I'm curious, why did you decide that the F7 would be an all male group? And the Koriani, all female?
I've wandered along the lines of narrative devices, creating a balance of female/male story energies etc...? The fulcrum of which is represented by Ath's Brotherhood?
Or am I just WAY off.
Roisin -- You Asked. It's less a matter of the balance of masculine and feminine energies, as the angle of distortion.
Can I follow up on Roisin's question? What exactly is being distorted? The ways in which the F7 and K interact or perceive the world?
Hello Janny, I would also like to understand what you mean by the angle of distortion! Cheers from Laurence.
Laurence - You Asked (general note: unless you specifically address the question to me, I presume it's for the general board -- so as not to intimidate or short circuit a free discussion)
The Fellowship Sorcerers are not free - they are "bound" by the charge laid on them by the Dragons. However much they might UNDERSTAND balanced m/f energy, they have a purpose driving them. They stay within certain boundaries - but must break them if Paravian survival is compromised.
The Koriathain are women - but - in their intent to "nurture" they have taken an artifically imposed stance - a "belief" that certain things are overridingly important - human life and human growth takes precidence over nature, and to enact that "ideal" - their system runs by coercion...they use direct force to effect the changes that fall under their "creed" - therefore, their energies are chauvanistically distorted toward the masculine where heirarchy prevails, and will co-opts free choice and holistic cooperation.
Ath's adepts work in balance - allowance and will work in harmony and ALL things have their place - distorted or otherwise.