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Re^3: Demotions of monks

by Fletch (Bishop)
on Jan 06, 2022 at 02:34 UTC ( #11140203=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Demotions of monks
in thread Demotions of monks

And then upon reaching these top levels the newly leveled monk will have to seek out one of the prior holders and defeat them in single combat without using magic weapo . . . wait, are we still doing 1st edition?

Slightly (very) more seriously, maybe something like go rankings and numbered ranks (1 Patriarch to 9 Patriarch). Or playing off the lama suggestion, different species of genus Camelidae. Combining the two eventually one could aspire to the revered title of 9 Alpaca.

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Re^4: Demotions of monks
by LanX (Saint) on Jan 06, 2022 at 02:51 UTC
    There are plenty of clerical ranks left in the Catholic church. It even has some patriarchs, so we can reintroduce pope on the next level.

    Or Nuncio somewhere near Cardinal.

    No need to break the logic by introducing karate belts or ninja turtles.

    I'm already confused by non clerical ranks like Sage or Saint.

    A saint must be dead, JP-II was pope and had to die before canonizing thru the ranks of venerable, blessed and saint.

    The afterlife offers even more heavenly ranks... Vroom could be an archangle

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      Curiously, Perl Monks was developed by students in a town founded by Dutch Calvinist separatists ... or as LanX once put it:

      Separatist Calvinists founded a Monastery with Popes :)

      In case they are of use, some more pseudo-religious titles that are not currently used here AFAICT:

      • Cleric
      • Divine
      • Ecclesiastic
      • Evangelist
      • Lama
      • Lay Preacher
      • Mendicant
      • Minister
      • Missionary
      • Oblate
      • Padre
      • Pastor
      • Pontiff
      • Preacher
      • Rector
      • Reverend

      Some female titles:

      • Clergywoman
      • Churchwoman
      • Deaconess
      • Priestess
      • High Priestess
      • Woman of the Cloth

Re^4: Demotions of monks
by bibliophile (Prior) on Apr 01, 2022 at 15:04 UTC
    Or - and hear me out here - because with PM XP you start low and increase in rank over time / with contributions, it's more like a queue than a stack. So maybe SHIFTe rather than POPe....

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