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Thursday, October 07, 2004

In Darkest Light

I've come to the conclusion that, while I like the idea of Green Lanterns - people with rings that can do anything their little brains will them to, kind of like a cosmic paintbrush - I absolutely abhor the mythology created around them. ( Guardians? Starheart? Space cops?)

I thought about it a bit, and ended up inventing a new mythology for them. Stop me if you've heard this one before. Lanterns would be generic items, somehow infused with demiurgic energy from an unknown source (unknown but to the GM that is) Each Lantern has an associated color in which it has more control (Green is Creation, red is Destruction, purple is Control, blue is I forgot the rest) They're not only lantern shaped: the Firestorm matrix, the HERO device, the amulet of Nabu are all examples of lanterns.

A lot of these items have minds. Small ones that whisper to their owner at night, strong ones that take over their owners and rule all. Their purposes are varied, their reasons unknown.

I guess we could fit G'Nort in there somehow, too.


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