Numen 1

Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2014
Description: 
Numen 1

Hijgend rennend door het bos. De hand van de goden op je schouder en maar één woord in je gedachten. Numen.

Beste Heimerianen,

Het Nieuwe seizoen van de Heimr events is aangebroken.

Dit jaar gaan we ons wagen aan de meerdaagse evenementen met ons eerste evenement Numen 1 al weer in de startblokken.

Het belooft een leuk evenement te worden met nieuwe uitdagingen, oude bekenden en natuurlijk heel veel plezier.

Waar en wanneer

Numen 1 zal plaatsvinden op 11,12 en 13 april op de kampeerboerderij D'n Dorsvlegel te Uden.

Het adres is:
Canadasweg 1
5406TS Uden.

Vrijdag

Vrijdag zal het terrein open zijn voor spelers en Npc's vanaf 19:00 uur. Er wordt vrijdag niet gespeeld en men mag ook later op de avond of zaterdag ochtend aankomen. In plaats van spelen zullen we de vrijdagavond vullen met workshops en gezelligheid. Denk aan: Kleding maken, Heimr personage maken, het regelsysteem, lore en improvisatie theater. Meer informatie over de specifieke workshops volgt snel.

Zaterdag

Zaterdag ontbijten we gezamenlijk en gaan we om 10:00 uur IC. Lunch en avondeten zal tijdens het spelletje geserveerd worden.

Let op! Numen 1 is een 24 uurs event houd hier rekening mee. Mensen die OC willen slapen hebben hier de gelegenheid voor.

Zondag

Zal er weer ontbijt en lunch zijn. We spelen door tot 10:00 uur. Daarna uitbrakken en gezellig weer naar huis.

Kosten en inschrijven

Inschrijven kun je doen door een mail te sturen naar inschrijving@heimr.nl. Laat even weten of je komt als speler of NPC en of je bijzonderheden hebt qua dieet of allergieën. Spelers die hun character of background op willen sturen kunnen dit ook doen via dit adres.

De kosten voor Numen 1 zijn:
Voorinschrijving (tot en met 28 maart), € 40.-
Vanaf 29 maart, € 50.-
Kosten voor spelers en NPC's zijn hetzelfde.
Dit bedrag kun je overmaken op rekening nummer: 5438057 t.n.v. Heimr.
Let op! Je bent pas ingeschreven als je betaling binnen is.

Overig

De locatie bied mogelijkheid tot binnen slapen. Wel wordt er van je verwacht dat je je eigen slaap spullen meeneemt. (Slaapzak en matje)

Mochten er nog vragen zijn neem dan gerust contact met ons op via onze website: www.heimr.nl/contact Op de dag zelf mag er gebeld worden naar: 06-53494983

Groeten,

Het Heimr team.

Setting beschrijving

The Fae woman sits in front of you, looking amused. Her lackeys stand nearby to protect her from any harm you might cause. But you have no desire to cause her harm. You are much more interested in what she has to say.

"You never heard about the Numen? Well then, let me tell you about it." She shifts her weight and lets her chin rest in her slender hand.

"Even as a high priest I have only been to a Numen twice. Not that I am not allowed - everybody is allowed. But I have little reason to go and it is a dangerous gathering." She lost you already. It is a religious gathering, right? Why would a high priestess of Danu have little reason to be there?

"Listen child, it is simple. Sometimes the gods need something done, but for whatever reason they cannot use their angels or deamons to do the task. In those rare situations they use mortals, called Disciples." This makes you wonder what tasks could not be accomplished by angels or deamons. Most of those creatures are vastly more competent than a mortal would ever be.

"There are gatherings a few times per year, that are attended by the disciples to discuss things, choose new disciples, hold audience and be tested by their gods. Those gatherings are called Numen. I am not a disciple and do not need anything from them, which is why I have no reason to go to the Numen. However, I have been there twice in my younger years... as a sort of pilgrimage." Now it is starting to make more sense - a gathering of disciples of the gods.

"So, danger." she continues. "The great mother and all other deities send angels and deamons to these Numen. These divine beings are there to test the disciples and those wanting to become disciples. The Numen also attracts other dangers, like cultists, looters, thieves and other opportunists. Also, many worshippers of rivalling gods do not exactly see eye to eye. Some Numen have degenerated into bloody fights."

"Why would anyone ever visit such a place? There are many reasons. Obviously, many disciples and would-be disciples are there for reasons already stated. But some desperate worshippers seek an audience with the disciples to ask their help in specific manners. The disciples, especially those that have been around for a while, sometimes hold immense political and spiritual power. An audience with such a person could potentially accomplish much. Others are there to support the disciples, out of loyalty or simply for money. Still others are there as a form of pilgrimage, a test of their own devotion, just like me so many years ago. Lastly, some courageous merchants visit to seek profit from those that visit the Numen." A silence descends as the the priestess finishes her list.

Suddenly, she seems to think of something. "Tell me, little one, would you like to visit the next Numen? I need somebody to find out what disciples of Danu are active at the moment... if any.... I heard the last Numen was very... interesting."

Comments

Re: Numen 1

How common or uncommon is the lore about these Numen? And how common is the lore about the fact that the gods even use these disciples? I would guess that this kind of information is restricted to the quite knowledgeable or to scholars, but does some information exist? Theologians would be quick to investigate such matters and come up with theories about the use of such unconventional agents. The possible implications are great after all (gods using something like mercenaries? Working outside the structure of conventional religions? Do the gods have laws that require the use of such agents? The existence of "black ops" on a divine level?). Of course, this would be an excellent thing to go and find out on the event itself (of even build a character about), but I'd reckon that, since there have been Numen before, that some investigation has been performed.

For instance, how much information do the lore-keepers have on file about this specific topic?

Re: Numen 1

Most of the knowledge above is actually quite common, most characters that visit the Numem will know all the lore posted above. Some (especially more veteran) disciples are seen as "rock stars" among certain worshippers and enjoy untold political influence amongst the churches.

Theologians would be quick to investigate such matters and come up with theories about the use of such unconventional agents.

Many such theories exist. About when, how and why disciples are used. The gods don't like confirming nor denying such theories.

The possible implications are great after all (gods using something like mercenaries?

Not really mercenaries. They rarely get payed. There are advantages of course. But for some disciples some if not most "rewards" will be given after death.

Do the gods have laws that require the use of such agents? The existence of "black ops" on a divine level?

That would be up there with the theories not confirmed nor denied. ;)

For instance, how much information do the lore-keepers have on file about this specific topic?

Not sure yet. We are hashing out such details now. And I probably have a better answer before the event.

There might be lists floating about of currently active Disciples and when they got recruited, but most probably not the missions they are on right now, those are secret most of the time.

Thank you for the questions. Feel free to ask more.