The Guvners, the Law-Makers, the Law-Fools
One Good Law Deserves Another
For the Guvners, Sigil's lawmaking faction, there could never be enough rules. Laws, they reckon, give a body structure in life, telling him what he can, can't, shouldn't and should do in any given situation. They remove the problematic tasks of decision-making and moral quandaries. "If everyone followed Our Laws," they say, "the Multiverse would run smooth and sweet."
It ain't all blind obedience and compulsion, though. See, if a cutter figures out the natural Laws of the Multiverse too, then he'll not only understand how to follow them better, but he'll also know what loopholes exist. Some Guvners have discovered and exploited these loopholes, granting them strange and useful powers, like magic, but not. One factor's reportedly able to open his own portals, another can slip into the Astral Plane at will...
'Course, all this provokes howls of laughter from Xaositects who're watching closely. "The Guvners only study Laws so they know how to break them!" they shout. Fraternity factioneers are quick, perhaps too quick, to deny this, of course -- that would be bad publicity...
Introduction: [coming soon]
Philosophy by Numbers: [coming soon]
Movers and Shakers: Jimmy Stitches
A bizarre Guvner who dangles from Puppet strings, and Knows far more laws than he's Telling
Movers and Shakers: The Literalists
Purity of Law ain't the only thing bothering this Guvners -- he's aiming for purity of language too...
Visionaries: GrandMaster Lorill
Who wants to Learn the Rules, and make Sure he Plays by them...
Movers and Shakers: Factol Hashkar's Proverbs
Being a Collection of Factol Hashkar's more easily-remembered Proverbs Concerning Life on the Planes
"Do not Forcibly Propel All of your Fragile Ova which you Regard as your Property, Especially Toward a Single Wicker-work Receptacle which is Probably Ill-Equipped to Contain your Entire Supply of Such Comestibles, Taking into Account Volume, Variation in Volume and of Course Fragility."
- Factol Hashkar of the Guvners
[thought you And was bad Scramblespeak!]
Copyright 1997 text by Jon Winter, art by Chris Appelhans