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06-08-2018, 09:11 PM
Hello everyone.
It's my first message here.Maybe I should do more.
I am just back from Nepal and there is some kind of tradition that might be interesting for the game.
Some cities have what they call a "living goddess". It's a girl between 4 and 15ish years old who is considerate as a goddess. They point is the girl is not a representation of a god, it is the god itself. She can walk on the floor so she is alway carry. You are not allowed to take a picture of her easily. there is still today a huge respect for this tradition.
Maybe you could add something revolving around that as a folklore in the game.

06-08-2018, 10:23 PM
I believe you are talking about this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumari_(children)

06-09-2018, 04:17 AM
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06-09-2018, 08:25 AM
I'm not really religious myself (I respect everyone's ability to believe in something), but I've always seem to be drawn to Hindu/Buddhism... I have no idea why. Granted, Buddhism isn't a "religion". This is one reason I like Beyond Good and Evil 2's setting.

06-09-2018, 01:59 PM
Yes that's what I was talking about. I first read about it in a book From Alexandra David Neel "in the heart of the Himalaya". She was a explorer in the 30's. I tried to compared few thing from her experience with what is it now.I found out this Folklore is still something very important.
The cultural difference probably also make a huge difference in the mind setting. For example in Hinduhism people care more about the facts than the number. The chronology of the event is nothing compare to what happen. In some stories, a father can take care of his son's kingdom during more than 200years after the death of this last one. Another interesting thing. Writings are as important as spoken words for prayers. That's why you find a lot of prayer flags everywhere.
Last thing, they loves games. they is a game for 2 players called tigers and goats in which the way you play is completly assymetric.