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  1. Got inspired- Will be horrifying my River Voice PCs, heroquesting via Camenura to learn about the Cleansed One's background, by having them encounter "Jack O' Broos" that gained their Harmonize ability from the (pre-Cleansed) Cleansed One broo's theft of Harmony's power from the Three-Bean Circus. Muhaha.
  2. I wonder if there is a myth in which the first Do-karal/Hungry Jack stole the light from Yelmalio for its lantern. Maybe another Hill of Gold suffering for poor lightboy. And Aldryami would be none too pleased by the infection of good innocent pumpkins; perhaps Aldrya is tied into the origin myth. Could lead to some fun heroquesting for Yelmalions and elves to stick it to the jack-o-bears. Meanwhile I wonder how bear hsunchen feel about all this ursine appropriation. Harrek not available for comment?
  3. I'd like to hear your stories of how you've used/experienced Jack O'Bears effectively in a Glorantha game. I've never put them to great usage as a GM but they sure do have potential to be more than just a gotcha monster for mean GMs. (Sorry players, they might not fit into our current campaign though)
  4. Oh wow seriously I thought you just made it up to see if we were paying attention! I have all those issues so I'm sort of surprised I missed it. I will have to look. I do love the idea. It is so Runequest, and Glorantha.
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    Walrus ivory?

    Ouori tusks via Vadeli trade I bet (naughty!); and yes there are walruses in Neliomi Sea AFAIK, and then dragon bone or other similar big bones (High Llama? Giraffe foot bones in modern world can be carved). Giant sea beasts too, I am sure, would do (whales + beyond; think scrimshaw). Ribs as well as tusks and so on. But how much these matter in terms of trade I don't know. Surely they have some value.
  6. How dare you describe Gloranthan sorcery! Scandalous! 😉
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    Glorantha: Second Age - Abiding Book has some good stuff on the Taming of the Timinits. In general, think of 1 characteristic that the insect from which the timinit species comes exemplifies, and play that to the hilt, adding some alien weirdness (e.g. emotionless / inscrutable emotions / obsessive passions) on top. But timinits could fit into civilization when they want to, so they could surprise PCs by being civilized in some cases (especially in 2nd Age). Another tidbit is that they now ally with the super evil Vadeli sorcerors, at least in some cases (e.g. part of Jrustela; the Vadeli Orange Guild). Sadly, timinits have just not been detailed much anywhere but that means you can make tons of stuff up!
  8. This is the Gloranthan product I'm most looking forward to-- thank you! I will definitely be buying it, immediately.
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    MGF says absolutely yes; much as other Godlearner stuff (and even living/undead sorcerors!) remains despite the Gift Carriers of the Sending Gods. They're not supposed to be there, which is why their presence in-game makes them more fun and special. And heck, even the GCotSGs won't be 100.000% effective. Makes sense. Just don't overdo it.
  10. I'm already excited for the scenarios & campaigns followups, esp. Tower of Lead! ("Tower of Night" from LoT finally sees the light of day?)
  11. Broad category including many more kinds of stone than jade; but jade could do just fine in theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenstone_(archaeology)
  12. I like the points above. In the past I'd have said broo, for obvious reasons, or just the inimical nature of Chaos, which goes beyond D&D-ish evil into more Lovecraftian terrain without being Call of Cthulhu (per se). More recently I'd say Vadeli since I've enjoyed playing them as GM in my current game. A fun foil to Western Malkioni ideals.
  13. Could tie into the ancient enmity of the Dara Happan/Carmanian lion-god (Pelandans?) and/or dog-gods/spirits (most Sartarties dislike dogs anyway?) https://glorantha.fandom.com/wiki/Sakkar see Glorious Re-Ascent of Yelm/Entekosiad, if you can get them, for more ideas?
  14. The Guide to Glorantha's Seshnela "wallpaper" image shows what is called a worker/Dronari caste in the caption, but I think of more as a halfblood Waertagi, in the background (green skinned). IMG the Waertagi vary in how "fishy" they look. Those that have drifted further from the main current of Waertagi ancestry, via interbreeding, look more normal. Like this poor chap in the pic; perhaps just a sickly green sheen to the skin and nothing more. Those that have rode high on the waves of that proud heritage and kept to the old ways are more mer-person-y.
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