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    D&D of course, Fading Suns, both Worlds of Darkness, Exalted, now mostly RuneQuest.
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    Running a band of Eaglebrown Warlocks down the Zola Fel. Somebody's gotta take Corflu.

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  1. Ah, how the memories of men wither with all that sunlight beating on their heads! Better to spend some time in the shade, and regain their wits! How soon they forget that their people were fed and protected in the Darkness by the valor and generosity of Ezkankekko and his trolls of the Black Glass Palace! The Kimantorings who braved the dying cosmos to connect the last holdouts of life, and the wealth and sustenance spread among those holdouts through Argan Argar's night markets! The secrets of Darkness shared freely, and the leadership of the Only Old One at the Unity Battle! The Shadowlands were the debt of honor and gratitude the peoples of Genertela owed the Only Old One. He asked for two things: tribute, which he shared back among the people through the night markets and the Equal Exchange; and recognition, of debts owned and honors received. In return he gave back his friendship and protection, the benefits of trade and peace, intercession with the powers of Darkness, unity with friends and against enemies. The Orlanthi of Dragon Pass rejected their place in the network of trust and tribute that had united Kethaela through every generation between the Unity Battle and the rise of the Bright Empire. They did so with methods that ensured the Shadowlands and Only Old One personally would never completely recover, possibly retreading some of Eurmal's most sordid steps in the Lightbringers' Quest to accomplish it. After the Tax Slaughter they took their newfound 'freedom' from Only Old One's counsel and went on to found the Empire of Wyrms Friends. Didn't that end splendidly for everyone? I forget. Too much time in the sun.
  2. That's an astonishing number of CA worshippers for such a place
  3. The first major arc of the campaign I'm currently running revolved around seeking one of the more unique characters in Gloranthan lore: the Cleansed One, demigod of the Zola Fel River. The story goes that the Cleansed One was a conventional broo of the Praxian wastes, who somehow became aware of the horror of their Chaotic condition. Rather than take out their self-loathing on the world like many other self-aware Chaos entities, this unnamed broo sought to drown himself in the waters of the Zola Fel to end their existence. Rather than drown him though, the river showed mercy: Zola Fel allowed the broo to breathe his waters, and walk on his riverbed. The broo followed Zola Fel's course to the ocean, and from there followed the river's current into the deeps, where by some mysterious agency of the Water powers he was purified of Chaos. He returned to the river a whole, unmutated broo, either as his kind were before they were cruelly changed by the Unholy Trio, or as something new. In my campaign I've also portayed him as an illuminate, but there's no textual evidence to back that directly that I'm aware of. Are there any other known broo who've overcome their condition the way the Cleansed One has? There's a discussion active on the RuneQuest board as a right this that mentioned a broo having the capacity, if not the motivation or self-control usually, to worship Chalana Arroy. Are there any known broo in Glorantha who've done such a thing? Does anyone have thoughts on methods a broo might take to purify themselves as the Cleansed One has?
  4. This is how I've always characterized the 2-hand sword wielded by a Marazi amazon NPC in my current campaign.
  5. I'd happily pay into a Kickstarter to just get access to the manuscript of Gods of Glorantha at long last.
  6. The Artmali had moon boats made from blue clouds they could summon at will, or they summoned clouds that looked like boats. No reeds required.
  7. in my Glorantha's version of Genert's Garden there was an enormous blue elephant descended from the Blue Moon walking around, as well as an enormous blue antelope. a big but not gigantic blue goat seems another reasonable non-human child of the Blue Goddess.
  8. I would expect Lunar redsmiths to worship one of Lodril's Ten Sons and Servants, an entity southern redsmiths may or may not recognize as their Gustbran. Someone with a better grasp of Pelorian myth can probably correct me or expand on that point though.
  9. this was my thinking more or less exactly
  10. I don't think that's so much a heretical Glorantha as a natural output of the unfolding Hero Wars in Pamaltela
  11. Thanks @Squaredeal Sten, those are all good suggestions. You frame all that sort of...theoretically, though? As in, you're speculating about ways they could be used. What I want to know is the mechanics of these items in the edition they were released. Surely if @Ludo Bagman came across an item as specific as a training scroll of "+20% Throw Javelin" there's some indication somewhere of what that actually meant in practice.
  12. How did 'training scrolls' work mechanically? That's not treasure I've encountered in modern RQG
  13. In KoDP and Six Ages I always spent those seasons learning the mysteries, doing magic, and making spirit bargains. The weather's miserable, and there's cruel things abroad.
  14. couldn't be him: no sunglasses
  15. I've been thinking about these same spell mechanics in the context of Fonrit, and wondering if Fonritian slavers don't have magic that lets them offload all the POW costs of enchanting onto their slaves.
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