Baseline Strategists by and large probably don't care: they want the world lessened. Agonising over the use of the World-Breaker's Hand is more in the domain of Glitch-Strategists.Aw man. I JUST started understanding Nobilis, and then this happens. Okay, so... Emptying the world of a thing in order to make it suit your whims is bad... specifically because doing so lessens the world by removing that thing from it (rather than simply adding something as a Nobilis would). This is true even of things that society deems univerally abhorrent, like serial killers, war crimes, and brussel sprouts. It doesn't matter that these things are inherently horrible, simply removing them from the world lessens it. But is this something that all Strategists feel, or just those from Glitch that realize the Excrucians are just lying to them?
What we know is that Glitch Strategists are the ones who've left the Excrucians. That doesn't mean they've joined Creation's side, though some do, just that they've stopped pursuing Creation's active destruction.Has it been mentioned what kind of stories this is meant to tell? The closest analogy I can think of is probably Solars and Abyssals. Are Glitches trying to redeem themselves and become Nobles? Are they trying to redeem the world in the eyes of Excrucians? Are they resisting further corruption? Are they trying to come to terms with what they are and use their powers to protect the world? This last one sounds LITERALLY impossible given that them using their powers (merely existing?) causes terrible damage to the world. I wouldn't say this stops them from trying, just that it would seem very much like fixing a vermin infestation with dynamite; yes, the bugs and rats will be gone, but so will much of the structure of the house.
Is it one of these? Is it ALL of these? Inquiring minds want to know!
I've kind of ignored Chuubo's, so I'm wondering if there's any mention there or anywhere else of what this "Other" might be.- They get a power that lets them deal with some Other, that lets them learn about the Other, bind them, call on them for knowledge and power, command them and empower them, to have an affinity for hidden and subtle things, and to open impossible pathways
Strictly speaking, the power in question's not turned up in a Chuubo book yet; Jenna posted a draft of it on her blog. As presented, the Other is something to be defined for each character with the power. Having written out what it does, I suspect for Strategists that it involves Excrucians and/or things of the Not.I've kind of ignored Chuubo's, so I'm wondering if there's any mention there or anywhere else of what this "Other" might be.