|Sibelius Eos Owm
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Sibelius Eos Owm wrote:
I don't have PC1 on hand to reference, but I understood that Lamashtu's anathema has changed (specifically to swap the mention of mental illness and deformity for a less loaded expression of the same concept).
Nevertheless, Lamashtu is still a demon goddess and my point was not to say that she is not evil. Rather, that she is one of the evil gods who most permits the story of a self-righteous follower who believes that Lamashtu is a savior of the downtrodden on their own perhaps deluded worldview.
It's not that she's not evil, it's that her teachings seem to be the right shade of moral dark grey to make the most interesting story. It's always been a little difficult with alignment telling the story if somebody who believes they're justified when they're slipping in to evil, and Lamashtu not requiring unholy sanctification helps that... even if the fact that she doesn't offer holy is an inconvenient truth to overlook for this follower.
In my Kingmaker CRPG, the Lamashtu priestess/cult leader was a better religious/faith leader than the foolish 'holier-than-thou' Heaven knock-off.
Hah! Nice. Although to be fair, I kind of hated some of OwlCat's writing choices with regard to depicting some of the deities. In particular, the portrayal of pretty much every aspect of Shelyn's faith struck me very strongly as a case of, "she would not **** allow that," to twist the meme format to my own ends. Took me straight out of caring about that plot line.
For that matter I could complain for another day and night about being prevented from solving a dispute between two factions because I believed in freedom, not just goodness or just individualism, but that's even further than this already slightly off-topic aside.