Hello and HELP
Hello and HELP!
Hello. I have been playing Eve for almost a year now, and find the â€œback-storiesâ€ very interesting yet somewhat limited. I have purchased the Eve Source book, but again I find it rather light for information. (I was/am an avid WH40K player (Blood Angles) but have moved to a new state with no table top community. So I am used to volumes of books to build upon for a back-story or reference materials.)
I have several questions about Ammar scripture, lineage and a few other things. Is this the correct area to post these questions, or is there a more appropriate section, that I may pose my questions?
Thank you in advance;
there is a wonderful wiki that has a lot of lore on it.
Another good resource in general is:
You can ask questions here, sure! I'll do my best to answer them.
For Amarr specific stuff by the way, you can check out the Praetorian Temple Library here on these forums. It's a list that Raphael Ordo and myself have put together giving links to all the various bits about Amarrian lore both big and small.
There's also a collection of short stories and such right on EVE's main website, here: https://community.eveonline.com/backstory/
A quick question. I have looked into the various sources here, and for quotes from scripture is it ok to take current Christian versus and alter them slightly to fit Amarr Religious cannon. I ask this only because the origins seem to imply Christianity as the base in Book I, and there is less than 100 or so versus that I could find.
The fear in the Lord gives long life, but the years of the un-enlightened will be cut short.
-The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 10:27
Which I just made from Proverbs 10:27. Is this an acceptable practice or are we limited to what is currently only "canonized" by these existing sights?
Thank you in advance.
It's not really appropriate, no. Amarr is not Christianity, or any RL faith. It is creatively inspired by Abrahamic religions certainly, and you can use teachings from them as inspiration, but going so far as to create actual Scripture verses is too much. Doing so is problematic especially because Scripture is something that applies to all Amarr, and so making your own Scripture verses essentially imposes yourself on all other Amarr players. Even ISD Mercury, the official volunteer lore team, is wary of making new Scripture and leaves that to EVE's developers.
What I recommend is instead focusing on a more local level. Not Scripture, but tenants and rules used by the particular sect or noble house that your character is part of. In that way you can have some level of creative freedom, without forcing all other players to also abide by it.
Thank you for clarifying!
I will look at building a set of tenants and covenants for my self and my House then, with the promise of prosperity and affluence to all members of my House that follow.
Yours in Service,
Just wanted to pipe in and say thanks for asking the question. I had been thinking through the same sort of thing and it was helpful to read!