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Started by Mike Holmes, October 09, 2002, 05:07:18 PM
Quote from: Mark D. EddyI agree that Mike's cycle is a good one. Here are a few opportunities/perils that could face a medeval monestary:War: Do the monks take the part of one side or the other? Are they known for healing or some other ability? Can a reluctant warrior safely become a monk to escape military service?Famine: Are the monestary's granaries full or empty? Is there wealth to buy food? Do the monks share what they have, or keep it to keep themselves alive?Plague: Do the monks try to help the affilcted, or lock them out so that the spiritual work may continue? Is there a chance to discover a cure? Religious Fervor: Is this going to strengthen or weaken the monestary? Do the monks have something that others want, or is their way of life being rejected?Supernatural/Spiritual Attacks: We could do this, or not. Can a monk meditating with a group of other monks fend off strange evils that can only be opposed by a faithful heart?Conflict with Secular Authority: See Henry VIII vs. the English monestaries for a version of this.Conflict with Spiritual/Religous Authority: See Francis of Assisi vs. the Benidictine orders for an example.