Terra

Aug 13, 2014, 3:59 pm
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The wiki mentions there is a shadow god called Terra - is this in Vanilla IVAN or one of the variants? I've never heard this before.
Aug 13, 2014, 4:20 pm
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I think it's the original name for Silva and I am pretty sure that in the code they are one and the same. A bit like the Morgoth/Melkor thing. Only Terra is never referred to in the text of the game.
Aug 13, 2014, 6:53 pm
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Morgoth/Melkor?
Aug 13, 2014, 8:30 pm
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Terra is a placeholder god more or less. I wrote the article from what I could find browsing the source code.
Terra is the goddess of the earth (e.g. rocks, soil) and Silva is the goddess of nature (natural living things like plants and animals). Terra as a god does not exist in the game per-se but still has things attached to her.

There's a little about her in a text file on god ideas (which also reveals they wanted to go for a order/chaos man/nature system rather than just lawful/chaotic)
Like Warheck said I think she got merged with Silva at some point, but her presence remains in the code.
Aug 13, 2014, 10:27 pm
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From what I gathered from the various text files 4zb4's description of Terra being for earth and Silva for nature is correct, with the two being merged at some point.

And Warheck is correct: if you look in define.dat and ivandef.h you'll see that TERRA and SILVA are actually both defined as the same god, meaning anything labeled TERRA in the scripts is actually attached to Silva.

#define VALPURUS 1
#define LEGIFER 2
#define ATAVUS 3
#define DULCIS 4
#define SEGES 5
#define SOPHOS 6
#define TERRA 7
#define SILVA 7
#define LORICATUS 8
#define MELLIS 9
#define CLEPTIA 10
#define NEFAS 11
#define SCABIES 12
#define INFUSCOR 13
#define CRUENTUS 14
#define MORTIFER 15
#define ATHEIST 16
Aug 14, 2014, 12:47 am
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4zb4 wrote
There's a little about her in a text file on god ideas (which also reveals they wanted to go for a order/chaos man/nature system rather than just lawful/chaotic)

This reminds me about the plan to change over to Ighalli's god system.
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