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  1. Ali the Helering

    Can We Infer Theyalan Root Words from Gods' Names?

    The terminal -a certainly isn't easily applicable, otherwise there will be some confused worshippers of Elmalhara. Helerharans on the other hand....
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    Gloranthan Animal Migrations

    My post to which this is a reply was referring to Pent, rather than Prax, which has a very different ecology - both biological and spiritually.
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    Gloranthan Animal Migrations

    Further research indicates a lack of knowledge relating to mustang herd migration. Over the last few years there have been attempts to track those in Montana and Nevada, but I cannot find the outcomes.
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    Gloranthan Animal Migrations

    If one follows the observable Mongolian model, this migration is often 'local lowland-local highland' rather than enormous distances north and south. I would also assume that there are wild herds, the result of centuries of escape from the main herds followed by breeding in the wild. These would be far more likely to follow a north-south axis.
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    Gargoyles

    Whilst this does state A source, it doesn't state that it is the ONLY source. Gata might be mimicking a creature with Air linkages in order to gain some leverage within another element's area of control. YGWV
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    And neither.
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    Puns we know and love

    Dammit, I had been doing so well....😵
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    The Seven Mothers' Lightbringer Quest

    Yes, but what of the other wind cultists? Doburdun, TarUmath, North War Wind etc. Is there a primordial '7 to save the world' myth, with parallel outcomes?
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    The Seven Mothers' Lightbringer Quest

    Musing upon this, especially since the GL monsters didn't directly reach Rinliddi, makes me wonder just how widespread the basic myth form is.
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    Puns we know and love

    Corflu - an American abbreviation for correction fluid, which was covering a mark on the map. When asked what this was Greg replied 'cor flu' and thus it was named thereafter!
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    No, I think that you need to reread your own posts before becoming polemical. There really is no need to become put out because others disagree with you over what is or is not absurd. YGWV If we take that to heart then we can each run games as we understand Glorantha, with players making the choice as to whether to buy into that particular interpretation or not. 'Absurd' covers everything from the elf bow to the names Nochet and Corflu, and yet we have them.☺
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    The Enlo Curse

    What mythological explanations might be offered in areas without knowledge of Nysalor?
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    Actually you spoke in terms of size of cult and ease of movement, not concealment. I do understand the difference, and do not find overly precious condescension attractive.
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    I feel that I have to point out that you were the one who spoke of them as preferable to Thanatar, not I.
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    Yep, seriously. Consider the chaos monsters and mages the Empire embraces, not least Sedenya herself. Heads on your belt? Why should I care unless my cult opposes Chaos or one of the constituent parts of Thanatar? On the other hand, if you favour Krarsht you are undermining society. If you favour Cacodemon you are promoting cannibalism. If you favour Vivamort - actually, okay, the empire has a Vampire Legion, so everything is fine, yes?
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    I beg leave to disagree. Stealing the powers of an enemy by comparison with fostering a cult of bureaucratic corruption? Krarsht loses every time. In fact, musing about it further, I could easily rationalize a state supported cult of Thanatari assassins.
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    Outlaw or Underground Cults in the Lunar Empire

    I think it fair to say that in a place as varied and magical as Glorantha, the definition of 'absurd' is very subjective. The ecology of a powerfully magical society is very much open to interpretation. YGWV.
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    Alcoholic Beverages of Glorantha

    During this time of Lent it strikes me as needlessly Trinitarian😇
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    Gloranthan Dietary Restrictions

    Yeah, this was just an opportunity for me to moan, really. I think that making these RW/Gloranthan differentiations don't help anyone.
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    Gloranthan Dietary Restrictions

    Since in another thread we are assured that Gloranthan herd beasts are not identical with their RW counterparts, can't we assume that humans are likewise different, and not naturally lactose intolerant? Come to think of it, does Gloranthan cow milk contain lactose? When you start down the 'non-identical' track, there is no logical stopping point.
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    Gloranthan Dietary Restrictions

    Aldryami
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    Alcoholic Beverages of Glorantha

    And very nice German reds, which are often best served chilled!
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    The Enlo Curse

    That is, of course, the basic nature of myth - fact is irrelevant, it is the truth that matters!
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    The Enlo Curse

    The Compromise was broken by the revelation of Dayserenus, then that of Kyger Litor, and then Nysalor. I am using myth in the broad sense, here. I don't see why the Dawn would be liminal for myths, though; people still tell stories!
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    The Enlo Curse

    Indeed, and the agony will reinforce the personal and partial memories, increasing divergence rather than unity.
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