Altars: Do We Need Them?


Yes, I still exist.  The answer is no, we don’t.  If you’re not calling on a particular deity, then you certainly don’t.  Fantasy magic relies only on the talent of the spell-caster.  If you ascribe to a particular religion, then have an altar somewhere, particularly if there is a shortage of temples nearby.  It seems to me that an altar is merely a focal point to quiet the mind, however, concentrating ritual objects requires it, which is essentially enchanting.  However, in Skyrim, for instance, enchanting has a worktable, not an altar or shrine.  It’s up to you.

In peace,

N. 

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