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    RuneQuest '89 - GURPS '92 - Indie '96 - now freefrom
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  1. Garrik

    Walrus ivory?

    It's important to handle ivory (tooth bone) apart from antler, hoof and any bones inside the animal. All bones can be carved, but they are also plentiful. Ivory is a different matter, and thus a valued trade good on the interregional market. My question is specifically about ivory.
  2. Garrik

    Walrus ivory?

    Hello, I'm reading about the Gloranthan trade routes and main trade goods in the GTG. It seems all interregionally traded ivory comes from hot climes: Fonrit, Maslo, Teshnos. So it is likely elephant tusks. Or are there other big tusker animals in those climes? On our Earth, walrus tusks were an important source of ivory in Europe and northern Eurasia. There was lively ivory trade at least in the Viking period. It looks like the two water bodies around Valind's Glacier should be excellent habitat for walrus. Now I wonder 1) if there are walruses in Glorantha, 2) if they are hunted for
  3. Tar could also be an intertextual loaning from Tolkien's Quenya, where it means 'high/royal/king'. Think of all the 'Tar-' kings of Nûmenor. However, as long as we don't have a linguistic history and a theory of sound shift of any Gloranthan language, speculating about certain 'historic' name forms is bound to lead to grave errors. There are many ways to end up with identical sounds, and many ways to see prefixes and suffixes where they might not actually have been such - but even the people using them might assume they are such. I read somewhere that any language's vocabulary seems to corr
  4. Garrik

    What is canon?

    THIS IS THE NATURE OF CANON IN GLORANTHA! And I love the reality of it, the fingerprint Californian definition of the setting.
  5. Garrik

    What is canon?

    LOL. That's Moebian-Hyperborean cartoon art from the era when it was cool. Nothing historical at all in it, but lots of pop/pulp culture and French Bandes dessinées. And this is what I find so cool in Glorantha: it's totally intertextual, deeply layered, extremely personal. You cannot just read certain Gloranthan opera as The One True Glorantha, because they too are interpretations, choices, and lots and lots and lots and lots of retconning the present IP-holders' attitudes and opinions back into certain older publications, and not retconning it back to others. I think the crux of thi
  6. The Zin Letters #4 with the Grantlands scenario is available at: https://kalikos.org/julkaisut/zin-letters/ Just order it directly from the webmaster at info@kalikos.org. If they've sold it out, I've got several extra copies. You can message me.
  7. No such thing in the Zin Letters #3. The fanzine discusses the Orlanthi tribes, and there is next to no info on the Uz, and then only from the mannish perspective and near the Indigo Mountains.
  8. Under the Fanzines etc., the Zin Letters link is dysfunctional. The current site link is: https://kalikos.org/julkaisut/zin-letters/
  9. I wrote the Far Place stuff in Zin Letters #3. Almost all of it, at least. And made the basic map, enhanced by a professional friend. It seems the Kalikos Society don't have copies of ZL#3 anymore. I do have a small pile. If you're still interested, you can message me. Then again, the funniest part of these creative voyages is not getting there, but the journey of writing your own. So perhaps you don't need it anymore.
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