From the Glossary
- Procian: Of, or relating to, Saunt Proc or any of the other orders that claim descent from the Syntactic Faculties. Frequently seen as natural opponents of Halikaarnians.
In the fundamental Arbrean schism of Syntactic v. Semantic theorics, which corresponds to the Terran ontological divergence between Realism and Nominalism, Procians would agree with the Nominalists, as they believe that entities in the cosmos have no inherent meaning or existence except that which consciousness-bearing systems project upon them. This line of analysis supports the Procian Millenarians development of the organic Praxis which enables them, as Rhetors, to change the physical records of past events.
Some Terran antecedents for these concepts have been suggested:
- Logical positivism
- Late Wittgensteinian
- Postmodernist literary theory
Notable Procian: Fraa Lodoghir
- A late Praxic Age metatheorician who is assumed to have been liquidated in the Terrible Events. During the brief window of stability between the Second and Third Harbingers, Proc was the leading figure in a like-minded group called the Circle, which claimed that symbols have no meaning at all, and that all discourse that pretends to mean anything is nothing more than a game played with syntax, or the rules for putting symbols together. Following the Reconstitution, he was made patron Saunt of the Syntactic Faculty of the Concent of Saunt Muncoster. As such, he is viewed as the progenitor of all orders that trace their descent to that Faculty, as opposed to those originating from the Semantic Faculty, whose patron was Saunt Halikaarn.