Religion, Beer, and Zombies
subtitled : Wheat, Wombs, & The Walking Dead
being a small discussion on Samurian spirits, Samurian spirits, and Samurian spirituality.
In the gnoll Vitus's homeland, Samuria, one of the most important foodstuffs is (or, rather, was ) beer *. Beer was a hugely popular beverage - for one thing it was generally safer to drink than the water. The barley was left to dry, baked into loaves of bread, and the baked barley loaves broken into pieces and mixed with more dried grain in a large jug of boiled water - then left to ferment. Varieties included dark beer, pale beer, red beer, three fold beer, beer with a head, without a head, and beer with too many heads (either a reference to the Hydra of legend, or to the visual side effects of overdrinking the stuff). **
Naturally, all of this was the sole preserve of the female gender. Beer, like bread, is alive, and needs to be nurtured as it swells with life. To a Samurian (whether human, gnoll, or otherwise), the idea of a male barkeep, brewer,
Quonium Inquam Sic
Vitus Drhazz ul Kashrak ur Rrschdd is an unhappy individual at the best of times not least because hes stranded on a barbaric world filed with humans, but because even if he can find a way off his entire home universe has been erased from existence (that sort of thing can really put a crimp on your day). However, given his expertise and complete bloody ruthlessness in achieving his aims, all is not lost.
Bringing Aura back will only be possible because of certain aspects of the Four Laws of Thaumodynamics, and Quantum Metaphysics, as I discussed in a previous post.Aura was dimensionally unstable, trembling on a cusp in the multidimensional landscape, and all to easily pushed over from being a world with different physical laws, into being one with no laws or real existence at all.
A very basic principle of Quantum Metaphysics,