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Disordered occasional thoughts of a long-time Call of Cthulhu / RuneQuest / HeroQuest player and GM.

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The Cult of Indlas Somer

Lord of the Endless Surf Born the very hour that the Sun first appeared in the Sky at the Dawn, Indlas Somer found a new world of oppressive rules and stifling traditions. He rejected the depressing vision of the dogmatists and the judges of morality, and sought a life of hedonism and enjoyment. He quested mightily, and succeeded in carving his own place out of the world: a place for friends and celebration of the good things Life has to offer.     Members of the cult enjoy fast chario

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The Cult of Gestetner

With apologies to Greg Costikyan "In elder days, no rags were offset and Lord Mimeo reigned supreme. Prozine was then a dirty word; Urf Durfal... still a pleasant dream. "Yet abysmal worlds spawned forth a horror! OFFSET, challenging mimeo's rule. Clear printing, yes, but what price glory? Dare we abandon our god-sent tool? "Arise ye men of mildewed minds! Destroy yon evil process offset. There is no god but GREAT GESTETNER, and Costikyan is his only prophet."

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The Elder Wilds Tradition

In the first age, the region now called Balazar was part of what everyone called the Elder Wilds. The indigenous people call their traditions the Elder Wilds Tradition, and it dominates the area. The people live by hunting and gathering. The primary female practice is Hearth-Mother. The primary male practice is Foundchild the Hunter, although some woman become hunters and join this practice instead of Hearth-Mother. Your hero is probably a spiritist of the tradition, and so gains the benefit of

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The Aldrya Tradition

Song of the Forests In the beginning was the One. Boundless and, yet, constrained, it contained the limitless All. All that was, and All that was Not. Being and non-being. This paradox, the Paradox of Self, fragmented the One, and it became Two: Grower and Taker.     The Grower contained within it all potential. This potential took the form of the Seed. This was the beginning of the First Plantings, the Age of the Grower.     From within the One, the fluid parts separated, and thus came th

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The Way of Mostal

The World Machine In the beginning, there was the World Machine. A device of wondrous complexity, It encompassed the entirety of the Universe, somehow becoming something greater than the sum of Its parts. Self-created, it contained all possibilities within itself. It remains beyond the comprehension of lesser beings, but it may be termed Mostal. Three components were of special interest to dwarf lore: Helper, the first tool; Linchpin, the central support; and the Mostali, independent repair an

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The Cult of Thanatar

Tripartite Worship of a Chaos Entity The Thanatar cult is an oddity in modern Glorantha. An attempt to revere a Chaos entity lost in the Gods War, it is a syncretism of different magical groups. Some blame its resurgence on the sort of magical meddling that backfired on the God Learners; others say the Lunars, Shamans, or Sorcerers are to blame. As the Thanatari are extraordinarily secretive and their works are routinely burned when found, the truth may never be known.     What is clear, how

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