Given their incredible diversity of personal theories, it’s a wonder the Sons of Ether manage tocommunicate at all. Every single Etherite has their own spin on, well, everything, especially when twoEtherites use mutually contradictory theories (which both work). A discussion of magic may give rise tofive or six different theories, before any of the other Traditions even get a say! This individuality makes ithard for the Etherites to communicate as a whole with the other Traditions.
It’s good to have an external review board, someone whois watching to make sure other Traditions don’t step over the line.They put too much faith in capital punishment, but after seeing whatthe Technocracy has done, we have to agree that some people need to be removed. Let’s hope we never draw too much attention from them.
Order of Hermes:
They are nearly as academic as we are, with their emphasis on preserving knowledge. Every now and then, one of their number comes up with something new. They’ll learn to celebrate thisinnovation, rather than punishing the insubordination. For now, we’resimply grateful they trust us.
The power of the mind is great, yes. But the purpose of an inspired mind is to create and build, not to attempt toshield yourself in your own little world. Their doctrine is inherentlyselfish – they spend so much time looking for enlightenment, theycan’t see the humanity in front of them.
You leave me alone, I’ll leave you alone. Theredoesn’t need to be a gap between religion and science, but at the sametime, not everyone has to be religious. Those god-fearing Sons amongus will happily attend your services. Now leave the rest of us in peace.
Cult of Ecstasy:
Parties are great for celebrating the accomplishmentof something great! But the Cult seems to be all about the parties, andless about the accomplishment. They are an interesting bunch of thinkers, philosophers, and dreamers. They’re just not very good do-ers.
We create, while they preach destruction. You want to build a better world? Grab those boards and that hammer, and we’llget building.
The Sons and the Adepts are both devoted to bringingmagic back into the modern world, but the similarities stop there. They put too much emphasis on their toys, rather than the innovation thatmakes them possible. They could care less about the thrill of discovery; they’re happy to copy someone else’s success.
Totally incomprehensible. They say that if I put these gears together and make a clock,suddenly there’s a ‘clock spirit,’ and it’s alive. Preposterous. You can pray to your spirits and effigies for rain, I’ll be over here making a rainmaking device. Let me know if you ever pull your mind out of theDark Ages.
People still do this stuff? The inspiration of the Traditions is great, but they need to realize thatthere are some really backwards groups in the Council of Nine. The old ones whine about how we’recorrupting the Earth with science, the new ones whine about how we should play with New Age crystals