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Old 03-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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What does a (human) role for an Elohite of Animals look like?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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I don't think Cesar Milan would be it, he's far to personable. I imagine he's a Soldier working with an Elohite, but definitely not one himself
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Well they have an affinity for Reptiles and Arid environments, so likely a Parks & Wildlife Ranger from one of the desert sates posabaly of Indigenous heritage.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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I don't think Cesar Milan would be it, he's far to personable. I imagine he's a Soldier working with an Elohite, but definitely not one himself
Elohim can be personable, especially if that's the objective best way to achieve their goals. If you want one that works with reptiles, part of me could see the late Steve "Crikey!" Irwin in the Role.

The biggest challenge about a human Role for a servant of Animals is that, while they're potentially a great bridge for understanding, they also have to accept animals on their own terms rather than anthropomorphizing, and persuade others to do the same. (That's one reason I named Irwin -- genuine respect and appreciation for what an animal species could do.)
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Well they have an affinity for Reptiles and Arid environments, so likely a Parks & Wildlife Ranger from one of the desert sates posabaly of Indigenous heritage.
Arid environments, he is in Los Angeles...
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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an other could be an Artist who's "Dropped Out" of normal society to paint the "High Deserts" so they get to pop up anywhere for a Charity event, Gallery opening or University lecture.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:48 AM   #7
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Another potential Jordite in the flesh: Victoria Stillwell from the British TV series It's Me or the Dog. It's a terrible shame that the core rulebooks made that rule associating each Choir with a specific group of animals; Ms. Stillwell acts like an Elohite onscreen, handling human and canine emotions equally well without getting swept up by passion herself. She lays down rules and warns about consequences in a very no-nonsense way...more level-headed, Power-like analyst than preachy, Virtue-like avenger. (Stillwell would make a good starting point for designing a hypothetical Angel of Pet Trainers, in fact.)
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an other could be an Artist who's "Dropped Out" of normal society to paint the "High Deserts" so they get to pop up anywhere for a Charity event, Gallery opening or University lecture.
That sounds more like an Eliite to me... although, if his art emphasized the wildlife, he could be a Creationer in service to Animals.

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... It's a terrible shame that the core rulebooks made that rule associating each Choir with a specific group of animals; ...
I seem to recall that's a very strong suggestion, not an absolute requirement. (I don't have time to look right now; I have to leave for work in a few minutes. If nobody beats me to it, I'll check this evening.)
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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(By the way, Rob, congratulations on the title! Er, so to speak.)
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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I seem to recall that's a very strong suggestion, not an absolute requirement. (I don't have time to look right now; I have to leave for work in a few minutes. If nobody beats me to it, I'll check this evening.)
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Servitors of Jordi are well-versed in the language and culture of animals. Each Choir is attuned to a particular type of animal, noted below, and can communicate basic concepts to those creatures through sound and gesture.
Jordi’s servants, except Kyriotates, must purchase at least one animal vessel. Nothing they do in their animal vessels, except the performance of Songs and other expenditures of Essence, will disturb the Symphony!
So you're right - each Choir is connected to a particular broad group of animals. However, they only need to take an animal Vessel, not a Vessel from that broad group.

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(By the way, Rob, congratulations on the title! Er, so to speak.)
Title? What title? I'm untitled... <g>

(Which might mean Kobal's gotten into the system... but I'm still alive, so probably not. At least it's not "Stale Bong Water".)
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