No Longer A God
Reckoning 15, 6106 RTR (Jul 07, 2006) Tasha is given a lesson at the Temple of Abaddon that helps her understand what she's been feeling in Amazonia.
(Aaron) (Amazonia) (Tasha)
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On her second visit with the mysterious priest or monk of Abaddon, Tasha gives her answer to the question: We who serve the gods, whom do we ultimately serve? She answers 'the people'. The priest asks her 'Why?' and Tasha is caught off guard for a moment, but comes up with several reasons, number one being that Abaddon doesn't really need their service, but the people do. The priest agrees with this, and tells her that 'because they feed us' is also a good reason: simple ones are usually the truest. Also, since they come to the Temple as donated children, they never know if the person they're helping is family – so just assume everyone /is/ related and that way they are helping themselves as well.

Tasha talks about her feelings, and her realization that before coming to Amazonia she'd been lying to herself – feeling big by pushing people around and using sex appeal to get what she wanted. Since none of that works in the land of Warriors, she's realized how empty that all was.

The monk explains that before, Tasha was acting like a god: believing in her own delusions and seeing them reflected back to her in the people around her. Her path now was to become a person, who actually helps and depends on others. She questions the whole notion of religion and faith then, but the priest explains that faith is what gives people the inspiration to face challenges and problems, because they need to believe that the outcome will be better than doing nothing.

Tasha's next assigned task is to seek out the qualities in herself that have been overshadowed by the bluster of her past behavior. The first person she asks about this is Aaron, and the two learn a little bit more about each other in the process.

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