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Scienceandponies
Scienceandponies
Posts: 212

8/30/2017
So before tackling Sunless Skies, I'm working through all the Sunless Sea ambitions and background I never got around to playing before, which includes find father's bones for each background.

When picking the priest background something caught my attention.

"You fell from grace. There is nothing left ashore for you. An anonymous benefactor has found this way out for you. Perhaps, at zee, you can overcome your appetites."

Err, is that last sentence supposed to make me think of what it is most definitely making me think of?
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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 347

8/30/2017
Oh my god (sic) Probably not intended, but that....... is a very unfortunate phrasing for a priest background indeed

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Scienceandponies
Scienceandponies
Posts: 212

8/30/2017
gronostaj wrote:
Oh my god (sic) Probably not intended, but that....... is a very unfortunate phrasing for a priest background indeed


I know, right? I was thinking "Damn, Failbetter. I was expecting dark, but not quite in that way. And it's a hell of an establishing character trait I don't get a choice in."

Most of all, I was surprised how a subsequent search online pulled up nobody ever commenting on it. I can't have been the only person to think this, right?
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Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Posts: 806

8/30/2017
I assume everyone just thought "great! I'm playing a charater who's canonically a cannibal!" and got on with their game.

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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 347

8/30/2017
Teaspoon wrote:
I assume everyone just thought "great! I'm playing a charater who's canonically a cannibal!" and got on with their game.

oh, cannibalism is definitely not an appetite one "overcomes at zee", quite the opposite. At zee, much like in soviet russia, the cannibalism overcomes you, but we're not talking about that particular hm, appetite

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Gronostaj (pl. Ermine), an irresistible and lethal individual of mysterious and indistinct gender. Seeker. Willing to die- but not of boredom. Open to all social actions, including mutual murder.
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Vincent Asmund
Vincent Asmund
Posts: 290

8/30/2017
Most interesting. I don't think they meant that though.

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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 2779

8/30/2017
Isn't the priest background the one where Your Father's Bones is about your father's relation to the Chapel of Lights? That would make it pretty clearly about the more literal appetites.

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slickriptide
slickriptide
Posts: 97

8/31/2017
I think it's a mistake to read too literally into something so vague.

"Appetite" could be anything at all, ranging from sexual fetishes to addiction to various "unnatural" predelictions like cannibalism or demon worship. Think Lovecraft.

Since it never affects the story in any way, it's up to you to decide if it means anything at all.
edited by slickriptide on 8/31/2017

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Isaac Zienfried
Isaac Zienfried
Posts: 359

8/31/2017
I assumed it was just a general hedonism thing. You like wine and sordid company a little more than a good priest should.

That being said... I think it's up to you to really imagine your character's background.

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Isaac Zienfried, 'The Vacillating Belligerent.'
A gentleman of complicated loyalties, complicated morality, and complicated goals.
But really, it's hard to keep things simple down here!
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