Morkus from Orkus
No. Things do not work in isolation like that. Nor is anything I posted after that in contradiction to it. Each rock outcropping is unique. You aren't going to find another one with exactly the same formations. All 100,000 rock formations are unique. Just like you are unique, even though there are billions of women in the world.I disagree that it is not an interpretation. The quotes you provided could support your position, I agree. But they don't automatically. Because the first one was "Unique".
Actually, there's only a 10% chance of a spirit coming out even when it will die if it doesn't. Nor will it die if even 99% of the formation is destroyed, something that is unlikely. So long as even a little bit remains, the spirit doesn't care. Those things are also in the rules for spirits.If every single rock formation had a spirit there would be no quarries because those Powerful Beings would kill every level 0 commoner worker trying to tear up stone to build something for a Sorcerer King. If every single oasis had a Powerful Spirit protecting it there'd never be a group of Bandits holding an Oasis for themselves and killing anyone who approaches and selling off water at ridiculous prices because the Spirit would kill them for abusing it.
Once again,So yeah. I disagree, but I understand how you came to your conclusion and agree your interpretation may be correct.
"A Spirit of the Land is a powerful being that inhabits the various geological features (mountains, hills, rock formations, hotsprings, river beds, winds, skies, etc.) of Athas."
"A spirit of the earth is perhaps the strongest of the spirits, since the earth is always present. On an individual basis, a spirit of a rocky outcropping in a sandy waste may be threatened if someone begins to break up the rock."
All of which are unique.
In Athas, virtually everything in nature has a spirit.