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Forum Name: Symphony of the Sword / The Order of the Rose
Topic ID: 500
Message ID: 49
#49, RE: (OOTR-17) Cantata for Warships in D
Posted by Verbena on Sep-10-15 at 00:34 AM
In response to message #48
>>>Regardless, it's not really a question of justifying the action as
>>>documenting it.
>The thing about an unsealing is that it isn't, in itself, some kind of
>celestial crime. The seals are there to prevent accidental damage to
>the mortal world from the gods' unchecked power. Breaking one is a
>serious matter, but not necessarily a disciplinary one. The
>first thing they look at when that happens is whether there was
>accidental damage to the mortal world. If there wasn't, step two is
>to see whether there was deliberate damage to the mortal world.
> Step three, if the answer to step two was "yes", would be to
>decide whether it was justified.

Hm, okay. I think my opinion may have been unduly colored by my memory of the original AMG anime, where punishments for gods were pretty severe. I was thinking the act of breaking the seal was in and of itself a serious crime, which could easily be compounded by what was done while the god was unsealed.

>In this case, there wasn't any significant celestially-inflicted
>damage to the fabric of Midgard at all, accidental or otherwise, so...
>there's not really anything further to investigate. Think of it as a
>little bit like a naval court-martial. Those aren't always
>disciplinary actions; sometimes (as in the sinkings of ships by enemy
>action in wartime) they're just about getting what happened on paper.

Makes sense, and thanks for the clarification.

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