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  1. Elmal's subsection will likely be similar to the write up here barring any changes that need to be done.
  2. I've been assuming the mention of the Seshnegi in Daka Fal was a reference to the Ascended Masters, since it mentions it happening in the Dawn Age. (Although the alternate approach mentioned of reducing gods to ancestors/superhumans does seem in line with the RQ3 depiction of the False Gods as powerful sorcerers)
  3. The Waertagi point of view would be an interesting one, as in the Gloranthan Sourcebook (page 85) it's noted that Warera -- the mother of Malkion -- was a descendant of Waertag. And it's also mentioned in the same boxed text that Malkion was the father of Waertag, so there's that fun there.
  4. It may also be that Engr means "Man-of-All," the non-caste bound man. Hence Engroni being named after him.
  5. It's also worth noting that even in the more aniconic Seshnela, you do still find statues of notables, such as in Segurane (423) or Elersten (415) built presumably by patrons of the Rokari. There's also this unused, but still wonderful, frieze: https://www.glorantha.com/docs/seshnela-art-direction/ from early in Guilmarn's reign. The colour plate in the guide mixes arabesque patterns on their clothing with more anthropomorphic designs on the buildings, and while set in more permissive Noloswal, it was likely built between Noloswal being recreated after the shattering, and Nolos breaking away. Much of the buildings were probably done by pious Rokari.
  6. The guide (page 205) states that the New Hrestoli School of Irensavalism is the state faith of Loskalm, with all others not being tolerated. While New Hrestoli is not the only form of Irensavalism, it's the most well known form.
  7. It's noted these are magic books and scrolls, so I think the difference there is based around some inbuilt power of the writing itself. Improving your skills through non-magical texts is already in the rules for Between Adventures (page 417 -- Research.)
  8. Irensavalism has many differences from the earlier forms, as it's a highly dualistic sect of Malkionism that believes Malkion to be a corrupt demiurge! The Rokari lack Men-of-All, as they've reverted to a pre-hrestoli form of Malkionism, mimicking many Brithini ways. I'd say that Safelster would probably be the stronghold of "Old Hrestoli" ways; with caste system, Men-of-All, and reincarnation. Even accounting for henotheist influences (which may not be far from Hrestol's form after all. His Men-of-All did serve his demigod half-brother along with priestesses. (And is supported by this old article) Certainly a foreigner could confuse a heavily enchanted cataphract for a Man-of-All in battle, although they likely would cast no sorcery themselves.
  9. Worlath is still used as a name for the Storm King, (GtG 216, 408, 622) spread via the God Learners. I could see it still being used in Esvular as an alternate name for that particular Emanation.
  10. Oh neat? I'd not remembered reading that before but have followed up. That does change things, although I still think even the Brithini would believe Gunda's father was an abomination. Unless it was some kind of sorcerous ritual to produce another Arkat, due to being part Brithini and part Humakti.
  11. It's noted in the guide (407) that the Brithini see intermarriage with non-Brithini as akin to bestiality, and abhor it even more than they do usual sex. It's also noted (49) that Rokari Zzaburi are celibate, probably something they copy from the Brithini. It can also be inferred from the quick summary on the old glorantha site that the celibacy may come from Brithini grimoires. As such, even other Brithini would find it intolerable.
  12. So that's where the whole "Ralians don't ride horses" idea comes from! I'd always wondered about it.
  13. I'd been assuming it's just an indication of how far out they (as well as other Praxians) would raid. But I do like the idea of a few families of Morokanth dwelling on the outskirts.
  14. The Runequest bestiary (page 14) places them in the forests of the Salantor Hills. Page 15 does seem to show the Telmori dwelling in the northernmost part of the red area.
  15. Regardless of the depreciation of the term essence (which is still used rarely, such as page 57 of the guide) there may still be memovores out there. (Certainly the Nyctalops works very similarly to the old sorcerous darkness elementals the dadami.) In RQ:Glorantha terms, such Amnesia Spirits may be a form of demon or passion spirit that causes forgetfulness in its victims. (Or even more monstrously, Disease Spirits of Brain Fever. Certainly a group of healers may end up there to try and cleanse it, even if they're Aeolian meldeks.)
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