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So I'm working on my next level. I'd like a female religous figure in he vein of the Virgin Mary, however I'd like it to

remain within the lore of the game. Clearly the Virgin Mary isn't a part of the Builder lore, so I'm wondering, if any

of you have come across any reference to a female related to the Builder religion.

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On 5/2/2020 at 7:56 AM, NeonsStyle said:

So I'm working on my next level. I'd like a female religous figure in he vein of the Virgin Mary, however I'd like it to

remain within the lore of the game. Clearly the Virgin Mary isn't a part of the Builder lore, so I'm wondering, if any

of you have come across any reference to a female related to the Builder religion.

You could always come up with a great Builder saint or several saints who were women, in the more ancient or more recent history of the church.

Maybe the Builder faith has some great female "Mothers of the Church", though lesser in numbers than the "Fathers of the Church".

Despite the setting obviously being quite sexist and women not being all that emancipated in any part of society, maybe there were some more educated female representatives of the church, like abesses or nuns or devout noblewomen or peasant women who devoted their lives to religious philosophy, or science (naturalists, herbalists, women researching humanities), teaching (churchly schools), and various charity work and social activism (hospitals, tending to the poor and sickly and homeless, helping during epidemics, etc., etc.). I'm thinking of educated women like Hildegarde von Bingen, or queens declared saints (e.g. Elisabeth of Hungary, Hedwig of Poland, etc.).

Maybe you also had great female saints who helped coordinate missionary efforts in the early centuries of the church, or were martyred for their devotion to the faith and spreading its ideals/teachings when it was looked down upon.

Loads of possibilities. You don't necessarily need a Virgin Mary analogue, as the Builder faith apparently lacks a Christ-like figure anyway, so you can do a lot with more mundane female saints.

Fun fact: In the real world, Saint Clare is, among other things, the patron saint of television, telecommunications and the Internet. Sounds like it could gel quite well with a techno-religion like the Builder Church, doesn't it ? :D Just go through a list of various Roman Catholic or non-Catholic female saints and church personalities and read up on their lives and accomplishments. You're bound to find some inspiration sooner or later.

Here's some stuff that might help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Late_Ancient_Christian_female_saints

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Christian_female_saints_of_the_Middle_Ages

https://www.catholic.org/saints/female.php

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Well, as a good christian (or somthing like that), one of the more contemporary female saints that comes to mind would be Mother Theresa; just a woman who cared for the sick and poor. A simple enough theme. Maybe you could turn it into a Robin Hood like mission, im which the protagonist helps the poor people by stealing from the rich...

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As a community mod, I think one of the jobs of FMs is to help develop the lore.

So make something up, and if it's good enough it will become part of the canon.

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10 hours ago, demagogue said:

As a community mod, I think one of the jobs of FMs is to help develop the lore.

So make something up, and if it's good enough it will become part of the canon.

Indeed. I personally want to expand some stuff for the setting in the missions I'm slowly working on, while referencing existing things.

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Would someone be interested in making a life size statute of a female Madonna style figure? It's for a church
in my Venice mission, Campa de Santa Maria Formosa  (Campa = church), or chapel. White marble would be great,
or even gold (Italians love gold) :)


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