*CROM!* desperately needs an overhaul!

From what this one recalls of the in game chats, Braga awoke on the cross and was released by someone who didn’t survive the desert.

He found his own people in the North, but they’re adled.
This one knows many people who deserve better but have chained themselves to truely wretched examples of humanity. In this case, his bonds to his people (fellow Cimmerians) blind him to the fact that all parties would be better if they parted.
He would not have an anchor around his neck, and they could continue Frost Giant worshipping and thinking they are dead uninterrupted.

The point being I think the people at the Mounds were there when he got there. He traveled quite a bit before settling.

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Oh thats Right, shemite cut him from cross and stepped on something later, and died in cave to west of salt flats.

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You’ve stumbled upon the snowglobe theory once again. Many of the “gods” we can summon aren’t real gods, they’re siege weapons in a facsimile of a god.

If the snowglobe theory is to be believed and Nyarlathotep is pulling all the strings, including masquerading as all the gods; it’s possible the absence of anything Crom would actually be a sign Crom is the most powerful of the gods. He’s strong enough to cut through the illusion and deny his likeless being falsely used in the exiled lands.

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i have stated this multiple times as well. So having Crom items doesnt break woth the games logic. So +1 like from me.

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But that leaves the question of would he care?
And if he did care, and was powerful enough to meddle, why wouldn’t he inflict disaster as is his typical want when stirred to action?

While this one is not entirely sold on it being the machinations of the Crawling Chaos (there are a few much lower grade possibilities in play, and this one hates to jump to the top of the pile), at least not directly…
This one is definitely firmly in the Snowglobe camp.
Which is almost explicitly called out by that nice Frost Giant, as well as more subtly by several others.

Which, honestly, makes the prison movie aspect of the game all the more enticing.
Truely, who would want to be awake when they can be a ruler of surpassing power in their dreams, commanding even gods. What is real compared to what is wish fulfillment.
A delicious conundrum.

I don’t understand why you want an enhancement of Crom when he does nothing for his worshippers and doesn’t listen. It doesn’t make sense…
They can add more interesting things, new dlc, other gods, but not this…

There could be a mundane, magic/supernatural free version of a Crom’s religion.
Whithout wanting to offend anyone’s religious sensibilities, how much magical/supernatural displays have you seen lately claimed as the result of divine intervention in real life? Does this mean religions have no influence on this world? It doesn’t. In many parts of the world, religions wield formidable power and wealth. This could be the guiding thought to implement Crom’s faith.
Crom’s religion could give access to a network of devotees or the fruit of their work. The easiest way to implement this is through items. No avatar, but some offensive gadget with similar capabilities. No protective bubble, but a defensive buff with similar effects generated by some sort of contraption. Every aspect of this religion would be related to an ideal, the ideal that humankind should take care of its own affairs.
But I believe devs just created a way for people who don’t want to care about any of this to play the game. Having Crom as a religion is like having no religion. That is what some want to see changed. Perhaps the choice of actually having no religion could be present in the character creation menu and something could be figured out to please those who like having Crom as their deity.
Either way, this is not something that bugs me. I always end up learning all religions and don’t pay any attention to Crom in this game. I pay attention to the sword of Crom, though, although its drop rate is dreadful…

inventive and crom in one sentence? you’re talking about belief that shaped cimmerians into their xenophobic, doomy and gloomy, stagnant state of fight every change with fire and stomp every idea that is not there for generations
the very reason Conan was not welcome in his homeland, he was too free thinking and not obsessed with suffering as meaning of life

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If the devs wanted people to be able to play the game fully without the religious trappings why would they bake in the religious journey steps?

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I mostly ignore them :laughing:
If I took them seriously, I would be concerned about the missing mummy. I’m not. :wink:

Do not even get this one started!

However… it is somewhat hopeful isn’t it?
Without the final boss, the game is obviously still not finished. It keeps hope alive that more content between the bookends will be added.
So this one does not rage too much.

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