rennali asked:

What is it that drives Ermentrud?

Mostly a sense of duty. She tried really hard to find someone to pass the buck to but now it’s too late and since there has to be a Church she has to build one. It’s not something she enjoys, but she sees how beset upon the peasantry of Lordaeron is and can’t ignore the wickedness in Lordaeron.

regalswag

erichmanstein asked:

Assuming that there are no laws or restrictions against it (since Lordaeron is so pro-HAVE BABIES), would Ermentrud ever marry another woman?

akhalinmochroi answered:

Assuming she hadn’t vowed not to marry, no. Ermentrud believes that the idea of gay marriage is ludicrous and that homosexuality is sinful

regalswag:

akhalinmochroi:

regalswag:

dawntreadermg:

regalswag:

akhalinmochroi:

regalswag:

I thought you said she was a lesbian.

i did say that, and it’s true

I see…

Wouldn’t be the first religious zealot that’s a complete hypocrite about the issue. :)

But she’s the one that creates the law about homosexuality as far as I can see it.

Ermentrud believes that sex should only be had for procreation and that procreation is highly necessary.

Being full of lust and related desires is bad, that is what she was taught, and over the years she’s come to believe that any sort of desire is bad for not only the self but everyone.

Homosexuality in her mind is the worst indulgence of that sinful nature. Homosexual sex results in no procreation and homosexual marriage eliminates the possibility entirely unless you’re going to sin even more.

This on top of the fact that she’s always been taught about courtly love and chivalrous men and all that. She was raised in that kind of environment, and even though she doesn’t believe that sort of thing would ever happen to her she’s still in love with the concept. She thinks that’s what love is.

But she feels no sexual desire for men but does feel it for women, so she hates that part of herself because for one she believes it’s the devils temptation and for two in her eyes she’s too damaged to even experience love if she could so she hates that part of herself.

And she projects that hate onto homosexuality as a whole

Okay, but all I said was she’s the one that proscribes homosexuality unlike the examples referenced which are born into a world that does.

That was my clarification.

yea but i’ve always wanted to go into Ermentrud’s stance on homosexuality more.

regalswag

erichmanstein asked:

Assuming that there are no laws or restrictions against it (since Lordaeron is so pro-HAVE BABIES), would Ermentrud ever marry another woman?

akhalinmochroi answered:

Assuming she hadn’t vowed not to marry, no. Ermentrud believes that the idea of gay marriage is ludicrous and that homosexuality is sinful

regalswag:

dawntreadermg:

regalswag:

akhalinmochroi:

regalswag:

I thought you said she was a lesbian.

i did say that, and it’s true

I see…

Wouldn’t be the first religious zealot that’s a complete hypocrite about the issue. :)

But she’s the one that creates the law about homosexuality as far as I can see it.

Ermentrud believes that sex should only be had for procreation and that procreation is highly necessary.

Being full of lust and related desires is bad, that is what she was taught, and over the years she’s come to believe that any sort of desire is bad for not only the self but everyone.

Homosexuality in her mind is the worst indulgence of that sinful nature. Homosexual sex results in no procreation and homosexual marriage eliminates the possibility entirely unless you’re going to sin even more.

This on top of the fact that she’s always been taught about courtly love and chivalrous men and all that. She was raised in that kind of environment, and even though she doesn’t believe that sort of thing would ever happen to her she’s still in love with the concept. She thinks that’s what love is.

But she feels no sexual desire for men but does feel it for women, so she hates that part of herself because for one she believes it’s the devils temptation and for two in her eyes she’s too damaged to even experience love if she could so she hates that part of herself.

And she projects that hate onto homosexuality as a whole

dawntreadermg

erichmanstein asked:

Assuming that there are no laws or restrictions against it (since Lordaeron is so pro-HAVE BABIES), would Ermentrud ever marry another woman?

akhalinmochroi answered:

Assuming she hadn’t vowed not to marry, no. Ermentrud believes that the idea of gay marriage is ludicrous and that homosexuality is sinful

dawntreadermg:

regalswag:

akhalinmochroi:

regalswag:

I thought you said she was a lesbian.

i did say that, and it’s true

I see…

Wouldn’t be the first religious zealot that’s a complete hypocrite about the issue. :)

Well she’s not a hypocrite because she doesn’t have sex or relationships with other women

(yet)

But yea

regalswag

erichmanstein asked:

Assuming that there are no laws or restrictions against it (since Lordaeron is so pro-HAVE BABIES), would Ermentrud ever marry another woman?

akhalinmochroi answered:

Assuming she hadn’t vowed not to marry, no. Ermentrud believes that the idea of gay marriage is ludicrous and that homosexuality is sinful

regalswag:

I thought you said she was a lesbian.

i did say that, and it’s true

erichmanstein asked:

Assuming that there are no laws or restrictions against it (since Lordaeron is so pro-HAVE BABIES), would Ermentrud ever marry another woman?

Assuming she hadn’t vowed not to marry, no. Ermentrud believes that the idea of gay marriage is ludicrous and that homosexuality is sinful

ittybittyvibby asked:

Does ermentrud ever regret choosing to be part of the clergy?

in some ways yes. When she returned to Lordaeron there was a need for clergy leadership that she has felt morally obligated to fulfill. Since then she’s regretted it and the accompanying need to dial back her honest nature, and misses the days when all she did was wander and comfort people and heal the sick.