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Author Topic: The Priesting of Arilan.  (Read 15118 times)

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Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 04:17:25 pm »
Hi, Maven, welcome to the forum!

There is, possibly, a third way, depending on just how long merasha has been around.

What if it was originally developed, not as a mind-scrambling substance, but a mind-expanding one? That is, it was originally intended to help put the person taking it into closer touch with the Cosmic All - sort of a Deryni LSD. But the catch turned out to be that unless approached in *exactly* the right frame of mind, the side-effects would give any Deryni a very, very bad trip. So it fell out of use, and only the nasty side-effects were remembered (and abused).

By sheer accident(?) Arilan set himself into *exactly* the right frame of mind, probably the first person to do so in at least two hundred years, and got a *good* trip.


Interesting possibility, though I wonder if the original discoverer/creator of the substance wouldn't have had to happen upon the exactly right frame of mind to begin with also?  Otherwise I can't imagine the experimentation with the new drug would have continued after the first dose.
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Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 06:43:25 pm »
I wish that Arilan would have had the chance to reveal to Loris before he was executed about being Deryni.  Loris' reaction would have been a sight to behold.
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Re: The Priesting of Arilan.
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2013, 09:06:20 pm »
What if it was originally developed, not as a mind-scrambling substance, but a mind-expanding one? That is, it was originally intended to help put the person taking it into closer touch with the Cosmic All - sort of a Deryni LSD...

Kinda adds new meaning to High Deryni  8)  Maybe we should take this to my "Deryni Drugs" thread.

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