Hey Dan! Haven't seen tonight's episode yet but excited to throw a question down regardless! Adam has established (as I understand) that the Arcana, from the perspective of humans at least, are somewhat abstract and not really personified (an idea which I think is suuuuuuper cool and am currently trying out in my own campaign with its own pantheon, players are diggin it so far). Quoting the first zine (someone let me know if I shouldn't be doing this, not sure if this is a breach of patron-creator confidentiality!)
The Gods are distant and powerful, and represent the steps a life takes from ignorance to knowledge, from birth to death. They are neutral and uncaring and do not fight amongst themselves... They employ no servants, they take no forms among the people, and their power is said to flow to mortals by way of The Fountain, a magical font in the centre of all the worlds.
I recall it being said in a recent episode something to the effect of the Aasimar (blanking on the in-universe name) almost look down on humans for their attempts to turn the Fountain into something they can understand via the Arcana. How do you think Azriel's belief in the Fountain differs from that? Curious about your general thoughts, but I guess the core thing I am wondering about is if the Fountain from Azriel's perspective also has that distant and neutral feeling the Arcana has going on, or if the Fountain has a bit more "personality" and maybe a bigger stake in "good vs evil". I got more of an Abrahamic vibe from the Fountain so far, which makes sense given the whole angel thing.
Can't wait to listen to tonight's episode (coughcough someone-upload-the-mp3 coughcough ), thanks for considering my question!