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  1. Sir_Godspeed
    While I work on the Tragedy of Shargash and the Buraroxi Muskox People writeups (titles pending), here is a teensy thing that was inspired by a discussion in the RuneQuest forum a while ago: when you cast Rune spells during play, what does your character do? Do they literally just say "I cast [spell] for [x] number of Points of Worship"? I prefer to think no, so I came up with this generic prayer that a character (or player, for some extra immersion) could recite fairly quickly. May not fit with what anyone imagines this to be, but this is my take on it:

    Generic form (feel free to change):
    O, hear me [deity], [additional title]!
    Your most worshipful follower calls upon your divine grace for a boon!
    In this, my hour of need, I seek your [positive quality of deity] to aid me against my foes!
    Always have I kept your laws, and given unto you the worship that is yours,
    always have I remained virtuous in your eyes!
    Now, I call upon your [spell effect]! As once you did [quick summary of mythological story that associates deity and spell effect]!
    Protect your faithful, and I will bring you honor, always!


    Example:
    O, hear me Orlanth, King of Storms, Master of the Middle Airs!
    Your most worshipful follower calls upon your divine grace for a boon!
    In this, my hour of need, I seek your Mighty Breath to aid me against my foes!
    Always have I kept your laws, and given unto you the worship that is yours,
    always have I remained virtuous in your eyes!
    Now, I call upon you to Clear the Skies of Clouds, as once you did clear the skies for your sons, the Vingkotlings to protect them against hostile Cloud Raiders!
    Protect your faithful, and I will bring you honor, always!


    Hope this might be of use to someone.
  2. Sir_Godspeed
    During my time here on BRP I've come to more deeply enjoy the world of Glorantha, and may have gotten some understanding of some of its "secrets", the style with which the texts are often written, and arguably some of the intent behind them. While it's unlikely that anything I write down is totally in line with the canon, it would be fun to try my hand at making up some hopefully-engaging pieces, most likely some kinds of flash fiction and the like.

    These are my current ideas, off the top of my head:

    - How Moss Was Made and How Moss Died (Green Age, Greater Darkness Plant Myth)
    - How Ygg Seastorm Saved The World (Greater Darkness Yggite Myth)
    - The Tragedy of Shargash, Most Dutiful of Sons (Storm Age and Greater Darkness Shargashite Myth, possibly heretical, definitely secret).
    - The Buraroxi of Northern Pent (Overview of Storm-worshipping Muskox pastoralists of Northern Pent, not based on Guide material).
    - Yelmalio the Scapegoat (Low-tradition folktale of the Cold Sun's selfless sacrifice in the Greater Darkness, likely apochryphal).
    - Rearguard Shale's Last Stand (Greater Darkness Praxian Myth, and guide to gaining spell based on said myth).

    Not sure when/if they will be made, but I thought I might as well post it up so I don't forget about them.
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