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Comment author: Strange7 10 January 2011 01:04:40AM 1 point [-]

In the worlds I imagine pleasantly, there are no deliberately-constructed surprises relevant to major decisions. Some things are simply incommunicable, of course, and there are trade secrets - you can't find out everything the priestesses do without becoming one and working your way up over the course of years, but if you're considering it, everyone involved will do what they can to help you figure out what it's like to become a priestess. That's important, since the ritual disembowelment takes a while to fully recover from. People need to know what they're getting in to, even if they can't really know it all.