how many thaumaturges are supposed to exist?

[#][F] Eric Minton - 6/12/2017
Originally posted by norraba View Post
and although i can understand the reason behind it, like yes it is called the age of sorrows, corruption and despotism is supposed to be rampant, the fact that it is themed as being mechnically natural, rather than due to the abuses of the elite is somewhat dismaying, but perhaps thats just something that players who have a mind to change things have to work out how to fix in game.
Lea isn't suggesting that there's any sort of fundamental magical principle that creates corruption and despotism. He's saying that just as real-world kleptocrats and despots abuse technology for their own ends, so too do their counterparts in Creation make use of magic.