Originally Posted by Alcar
I understand where your coming from, but how do you explain the Scrabs and Paramites standing on top of the "totems" in the Monsaic Sanctum? If they were wild, I'd expect the Paramites to run off, from fear of the massive crowd of Mudokons, and I'd expect the Scrabs to start fighting ith eachother, or turn to the Mudokons in a bid for a quick feed.
Something is obviously keeping them up there. I believe it's a sense of spiritualism. Or maybe it's the forces that be
Possibly, but it looks to me like OI wants the wildlife to not actively participate in any intelligent life-form's...stuff. Outside of society, as it were.
It could be that these scrabs and paramites are domesticated. Also, though I know Alf has said in the past that Abe is the only Mudokon who can possess creatures, Mudokon priests in AO chant and bestow magical wards aplenty. It seems to me that possessing lower-level life would be possible for them, whether or not they could turn a sligs gun away. In short, those Scrabs and Paramites could be possessed or calmed through chanting. In AO if you chanted they would just freak out stock still, like they appear to be doing on the posts.
I like the idea of a spiritual animal, but they're generally the objects of spiritualism, not spiritual themselves.
Edit: or maybe that's what you meant by "the powers that be"....