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Which of the runes describes better the idea of " Everything is connected one way or another"? thanks

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I would say Infinity...

understanding that all are linked is a realisation of the All

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I don't think it's as simple as just one. Harmony is definitely one, magic as it defines the link between the worlds. Infinity is about the whole, but when applied to an individual it's about the flow of power and reality around them. Fate is obviously another, the rune is Arachne Solara's web of connection 

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 All the above are wrong .

      Illusion is the Rune that connect everything because without Illusion none of us would think we where.

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The runes are the connection between all things.  Pretty much everything in Glorantha is an emanation of and therefore connected to multiple runes.  As a result there is more than one correct answer to this question.

Magic:  Communication with the other side...so connection to the runes and gods etc, but more an interaction between worlds

Harmony:  Peace, Healing and Community...so connection between minds including gods, but not connections between runes and non-minds

Infinity:  Unlimited and incomprehensible... wow, sounds like worshiping one's own ignorance (seriously, no reflection on the people who offered this as an answer, just an observation on its meaning) .  Connection in ways you don't understand?  Also the set of sets in a mathematical Boolean Algebra sense.  A strong contender, if a little imprecise.

Illusion:  The power of temporary reality...  therefore the rune of mortality(jk) ?  Buy a motorbike and find out (also jk).

Fate:  Predestiny, those things that will happen regardless.  Also a cosmic web only available to female deities with eight legs.  The opposite of luck?  The written scenario before the dice rolls derail it?

Luck:  The dice. Arbiters of destiny. The dice giveth and the dice taketh away.  Preserve us o' dice against the iniquities of the GM and lead us not into fumbles but deliver us the crits.  For the dice make all things are possible. All hail the dice. (*intones*) Oh-one.

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5 hours ago, Darius West said:

Luck:  The dice. Arbiters of destiny.

We all know the gods play dice.  When Arachne Solara with her rune of Fate sits to play the cosmic game with the Invisible God and his rune of Law at the Infinite table, they toss the dice, call on Luck, and move the pieces in the never-ending Gods War.

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6 hours ago, Darius West said:

The runes are the connection between all things.  Pretty much everything in Glorantha is an emanation of and therefore connected to multiple runes.  As a result there is more than one correct answer to this question.

In fact, I don't think think matter in Glorantha is made of atoms. If you could magnify small enough, maybe with the God Learner equivalent of an electron microscope, I reckon you'd find that reality is made up of tiny-weeny runes themselves. 

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3 hours ago, MOB said:

In fact, I don't think think matter in Glorantha is made of atoms. If you could magnify small enough, maybe with the God Learner equivalent of an electron microscope, I reckon you'd find that reality is made up of tiny-weeny runes themselves. 

@MOB is spot on.  When we discuss this at con panels, we always say that the runes are the elemental building blocks of the world. Everything is made of them. This is the reasoning behind the HeroQuest Glorantha three primary runes. People have all the runes in them (perhaps even a tiny particle of chaos rune) these three are the most populous, they can vary. The whole world works this way. This also manifests itself on the new rq character sheet as well.

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16 hours ago, MOB said:

In fact, I don't think think matter in Glorantha is made of atoms. If you could magnify small enough, maybe with the God Learner equivalent of an electron microscope, I reckon you'd find that reality is made up of tiny-weeny runes themselves. 

Our universe with its ovoid orbits and spheroid particles are positively boring by comparison.  Pah!  Foolish electrons, stop leaping through slits like gigolo strippers at a hens night and perhaps you will resolve your identity crisis!   Quanta of spinning absence maintaining the pretense of substance.  And which Vogon poet concocted the name "Boson" anyhow? For shame!  Better by far to be a God Learner, skinning the same degenerate raccoon "god" for the fiftieth time that year in the name of empire!  Industrial production line HQs FTW and not a "clean suit" in sight!

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