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Building a Fantasy World
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reileen From: reileen Date: July 10th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: two-part comment 'cause it's getting hella long

Another option would be to pick a set of concepts -- like the 7 Deadly Sins or the Eightfold Path, or even one each of positive and negative -- and create a daemon for each of the points.

I was initially trying to map the daemonic races to the 7 Deadly Sins, but didn't get much farther than lust = leccubi and pride = sphinxes. It would be interesting to use a non-Western concept like the Eightfold Path or something, though.

Thanks again for the extra pointers on what to do about the genetics. It still seems very daunting to tackle it, but I definitely want to try to make this work.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: two-part comment 'cause it's getting hella long

>>I was initially trying to map the daemonic races to the 7 Deadly Sins, but didn't get much farther than lust = leccubi and pride = sphinxes. <<

You might try looking over descriptions of demons and their correspondences. Unfortunately the tightest are one-to-one, like patron saints more than classes. But there are some classes. Shedu are storm-demons. Djinni are fire. Se'irim are animalistic. Mazikin are violent. Nephilim are hybrids between demons and humans. And so forth.
http://www.djmcadam.com/demons.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon

>>It would be interesting to use a non-Western concept like the Eightfold Path or something, though.<<

That would certainly give the setting a different flavor.
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