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    been playing RuneQuest in some form off and one since the mid-80s, been a fanatic Glorantha fan for the same length of time. Also play many other RPGs.
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    Mostly Glorantha, in all its forms.
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    Perth, Australia
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    Lhankor Mhy Sage according to MOB. Or is it Irripi Ontor?

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  1. I remember reading an article about the difficulties of 'historical accuracy' in film and tv - one of the problems being that film and tv, outside of historical documentaries, generally wants costumes that conforms to people modern preconceptions about historical clothing, and some historical realities can be jarring for modern audiences. And one of the difficult aspects that Viking era nobility would like to show of their wealth by having clothing with hard to weave patterns like checks, and in the brightest most vivid dyes they could afford - and to modern audiences it would look like the mi
  2. Conforming what others have said - it is more or less a sword on a stick, a polearm - in the RQ3 Glorantha Bestiary, which I think is when a swordstick was first mentioned, it was described as being the wind child name for a naginata, but glaive will do just as well, I suspect the details of the sword follow local custom (and quite possibly the wind children trade for them, it seems unlikely they are great metalworkers).
  3. I was thinking something similar. The original appearance of Hungry Jack in WF 1 said that Noting multiple Hungry Jacks, and multiple Convergences (one in the vicinity of Dorastor does not seem implausible, or one in the vicinity of Koromondol). So it could be a different one - but it would have to be much later than Bright Empire times (unless the Convergences are even strange enough to interfere with causality/linear time). I don't know if they have been mentioned since! Its also possible that the Jack O'Bears are created without direct agency, as a result of th
  4. I may or may not have binged this entire comic's archive this evening and enjoyed it immensely. It is terrific, isn't it? A great combination of really interesting and fun but little known mythological material with a cheeky and modern sense of humour, plus charming art.
  5. Have you seen the Narts comic? Caucasian sagas in comic form
  6. The Aldryami of the Jungle worship Yelm, particularly the Errinoru dynasty - but that doesn't necessarily help much, as the Aldryami of Umathela have not that much in common with the Alryami on the other side of the continent.
  7. I bought the last copy the author had at RQ Con DU in 2018.
  8. I take it you don’t know many goths 😁
  9. As she is a goddess, I take the 'old fashioned way' to be 'in a mysterious vague mythic fashion', not overly concerned with the specifics.
  10. While this still makes me wish I had access to it, it does give me a good idea of when it is likely to be worth me asking questions about it.
  11. Ah, no, the Swords of Ibiros really were just mass produced permanent Bladesharp 3, and also notoriously blasphemous God Learner magic from the infamous Clanking City. So probably not an easy or sensible thing for PCs to recreate. I have the preview of the Gods book. Yes, Gustbran has access to enchant spells as an initiate, though fairly normal ones. More powerful magic weapons would be matrices for spells, or have a spirit bound into them, I think.
  12. Waves at John Crel misses out the most important bit - the ritual itself. You go into combat with a Fireblade on the weapon (or any heat sufficient to temper the blade and keep it up through the whole ritual, but Fireblade is by far the easiest for most people), then attack an intelligent enemy and sacrifice the POW (or at least, complete the ritual). If the attack fails, the ritual isn’t completed correctly (no POW loss), if the attacks hits but the enemy survives the ritual fails and the POW is lost, if the blow hits and the enemy dies, the ritual is a success - POW lost and weapon is e
  13. If you want one, you’ll want the other. The overlap is small (mostly just the Elder races stuff), and the overview of mythology in the Sourcebook is a perfect companion piece for the Guide. The Sourcebook also has a lot of deep background that is very valuable for Sartar or Lunar games.
  14. If the God Learners practiced a form of Illumination (and I think they did), it was the Malkioneranist school that did so. They basically picked it up through the use of the Impossible Landscapes book, a First Age magical artifact, which led them to a book called Five New Ways, that was essentially a Nysalor era book of magical practices (unclear whether it was Nysaloran or Arkati, but far more likely the latter). The text in MSE practically directly accuses them of being Dark Side Illuminates, saying their ideas came from Gbaji. The Malkioneranist school was large and influential, but I
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