So while the latest book was bland storywise and diden't really add any interesting characters with much potential other than Remy and maybe the elf goddess, it did establish some new systems. Pantheons are the one that interest me the most. Some of the effects of being in a pantheon are obvious. For example, a quartet of gods such as the elf goddess, the fisher, the serpent and the minotaur would start out with a combined soul summoning limit of 40.000, four times that of any loner god. Scale that up for a 40 or 50 god pantheon and you realize that they have a serious advantage, to the point where you either join a pantheon or you are fucked in the long run because others will. In addition to that, they would be able to pool races and exploit racial strengths while patching over racial weaknesses. A loner god could do the same, but he or she would inevitably have low resonance with a race substantially different from themselves. Any thoughts?