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Eagle Talon

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  1. I hope you continue with your project of writing this book for the Jonstown compendium. Ralios has always been my favorite region of Glorantha. It is well documented and the hero wars provide tons of opportunities. Of course the return of Arkat is the main subject. As far as the many Arkats I believe Argin Terror has a role to play in this, perhaps as the chaotic version of Arkat. I gets really interesting when the Arkats flee to Ardinyar in Lankst for protection against Seshnela. Ardinyar is a great hero of Orlanthi Lankst and is allied with Otkorion who houses the Chariot of Lightning Sect. IMO the Orlanthi of Ralios are so much more interesting than those of Dragon Pass. The huge tribe of Lankst and the henotheists of Otkorion are awesome. The struggle between this alliance of Arkats and Orlanthi against the King of the West in Seshnela will probably be the main event! Ardinyar is latter hailed as the king of Ralios but the fate of the new Archons is not as clear. To finally unite Safelster and revive the Stygian Empire would be a great event.
  2. The topic of the Many Suns is often mentioned. I’m not sure exactly what it means. Could you explain?
  3. Those two seem to be the same god but but I'm really interested about Elmal in Orlanthi society. Yelmalio has been well documented in many sources but Elmal not as much. Do Elmal cultists behave differently than Yelmalions? As strict as Yelmalions or more Orlanthi-style? Perhaps there are no gifts and geases. What happened at the Hill of Gold? Orlanth battled and stole Yelmalio as an enemy. How is the myth different so that Elmal becomes the faithful thane? Does Elmal offer fire-based magic to his followers? I saw an old Elmal cult write-up and he seems a lot different than Yelmalio and his cult is more appealing.
  4. I'm looking ahead in the hero wars but as for battles of Jar-Eel there is a mystery (or misunderstanding) about the battle of heroes. The iconic battle between Jar-Eel and Harrek finally happens. The result is Harrek killing Jar-Eel and left somewhat of a cripple from his wounds. However Jar-Eel is later comes back in the hero wars. What happened to her? Resurrected in a hero quest or perhaps Harrek fought another lunar hero instead? My sources are from King of Sartar so may be a little biased towards orlanthi.
  5. I don't think heating the soil is the only purpose. There is one (or many) active volcano in Caladraland. This would be an ideal place for worship and to protect the land against enemies of the fire or earth pantheons. It also allows them to weaponize the environnement against invasion, or perhaps a flood in the later hero wars 🙂 . I'm not entirely certain about this but in think there are Mostali using the heat from the Vent as a tremendous power source.
  6. That’s a good question. Any information on the Vadeli implications during the hero wars? Especially for the long run.
  7. Since Belintar is a living god in the material world would that be considered a breach of the great compromise?
  8. Wow it looks great. I especially like the Italian feel in the short clip. I gotta get me one of those Glamour dry gin bottles. Any plans on making a paper version?
  9. I wonder if the different portions (similar to Dara Happan souls) of the Goddess represent different masks? As Rashorana she is the source of illumination (one incarnation being Nysalor) but as her future self she is Zatenera associated with the White Moon. Are all portions masks of Wakboth or should be considered different deities and/or masks?
  10. Perhaps as part of the Illiteracy Age set to follow the Hero Wars. Imagine the chaos that would cause in an urban campaign set in a city like Nochet with lots of scholars and historians.
  11. Thanks. I am particularly interested the Dara Happan version so I’m looking forward to see the write up in GoG. I’m curious about the cult’s relation to the one of Yanafal. Perhaps a friendly rivalry or a heated competition in the lunar ranks?
  12. Does anyone knows if there is an existing cult write up for Pole Star? There are a couple of myths about him but not a ton of info. Being the general of heaven and commanding the Star Captains should make him an important deity. And not to mention it must be a popular warrior cult in solar and lunar armies.
  13. I think it's a good thing that it is not about Dragon Pass once again. Gives the opportunity to roleplay in different locations and to start a different kind of campaign in an urban setting. With all the intrigue and decadence beneath the Red Moon.
  14. I have read in some previous columns that Greg Stafford was planning on writing a Lunar book for the progress and an ending of the Hero Wars. A book that would be similar to King of Sartar but where the Lunars win the war either by conquest or alliances. Has there been a release or draft of this book? Or perhaps a high level view of the plot. Secondly, I would like to hear opinions or ideas on how this ending to the Hero Wars would unfold.
  15. Thanks I'll be sure to grab the guide to Glamour it looks lovingly decadent. Life of Moonson is also a good source of info. I bet the Great Sister gets involved in aiding Arrolia during the hero wars. Or manipulates her brother to do so as mentioned in the Takenegi Steele of Boldhome.
  16. I'm trying to figure out the role of the Great Sister in the Hero Wars. Not much is documented in the sources I read (mainly GtG and the Glorantha Sourcebook) except for the fact that she sacrifices the current mask of the Red Emperor Argentus in a ritual ceremony. Since her dedication is to the people before empire what role or actions will she takes when the empire starts to differ from the Lunar Way itself. Her relations with her brother the emperor is quite different since his goal is first to the empire and then the people. Pelorians will suffer greatly in the later hero wars (Sheng Seleris, great flood, Monster Empire) and the Great Sister must take actions during these trials to help her people. Any insights and theories would be greatly appreciated. (canon or personal opinions)
  17. For me the most interesting exemple if illumination is Arkat. He is the perfect candidate for it since he transcended many cultures and cults and able to escape spirits of reprisal. However with fall of the stygian empire in the second age Arkat is worshipped buy a load of different sects and cults that include illuminates. Since every sect believes to be the ONLY true successor to Arkat I wonder how they feel about one another since they worship and follow different doctrines. Should they believe illuminates from other sects are wrong (perhaps even Nysalorian!) even if illumination gives them the ability to see the "big picture" so to speak?
  18. I checked the table of contents and it looks great. Cool monsters and illumination. Fun for the whole family. 😅
  19. I am looking for interesting ideas for a new campaign. The setting will be around 1627 in Dragon Pass after Argrath lights the flame of Sartar. However the PCs will be Lunars from the heartlands drawn into the conflict. The main focus will be adventuring while fighting for the victory of the Red Goddess against the rebel gods. So the war is viewed differently than usual. Now viewed from the Lunar side. I’m not considering the published material describing the future of Dragon Pass (past 1627) but instead concentrating on how my Glorantha may vary. Any good ideas for Lunar PCs in such an environnement?
  20. I read in the Runequest Roleplaying in Glorantha that members of the cult are not allowed to use Tap sorcery. It does not imply that members can use sorcery but I was wondering why it is mentioned. I think it is the only cult with sorcery restriction without further explanations. Can a member of the Chalana Arroy cult use sorcery healing spells? Perhaps as being in an mixed Malkioni and Lightbringers culture similar to the Henotheists of Ralios.
  21. I'v read KoS and the end seems promising, at least from an Orlanthi point of view. Argrath and dragons destroy the physical body of the Red Moon goddess and everything is supposed to be different from that point on. Can you give more information about the death of gods, disappearance of magic and Argrath's lack of character? I probably missed one the books explaining this part.
  22. The Yelmalio hero could be Rurik Runespear. Leader of the Sun Dome Spears in the hero wars and companion to Argrath.
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