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Hi all! Our 11L RQG campaign has us in Earth Season 1623: the Culbrea are being annoying and the Lunars are starting to catch on about the Three Stars. So the PCs are cleverly looking to find Kallyr again to see if she can help with either. Given all that, I'd like to know peoples' take on what, when, how and with whom Kallyr performs the Boat Planet quest. I'm guessing she and Minartyth are actively hunkering down to get ready to perform it but wondering who else is involved so that the PCs also can't find them (thinking of her Iron Ring and maybe some of the other rebel heroes like Venharl and Thundercape). That said, its also possible the PCs reach her in time to join or at least help in the quest! So with that, would love to know what people think happened in Your Glorantha (or at least what you imagine she did to raise the Boat Planet). Thanks!
Elsethread, @Joerg made the following excellent point, that I thought deserved its own thread and discussion... Here's the thing: we actually have only a single data-point -- the Earth, Terra -- to know what a "normal" habitable world (what Star Trek calls a "Class M" planet) looks like. Drake equation notwithstanding, we don't actually have DATA in-hand that there is even one other world that fits the "Class M" fiction. Personally, I *want* it to be correct, but I'm keenly-aware of it as a VERY retrograde "armchair-science" pseudo-fact. But even if we conclude that Drake was broadly "correct" (even if a few details were a bit off): we have *ZERO* evidence of what sorts of worlds are "typical." Is ours? Or is ours a weird outlier? The Earth is about 7/10 water, so we call it a "water world;" but what if 99% of all "Class M" planets turn out to be 99% surface-water? Maybe Terra is nearly a desert-world... Or maybe 2/3 to 3/4 surface-water is the norm, and to be a "water world" a planet has to be 93% surface-water...\ Etc Etc Etc... *** *** *** How you set that "norm" for your campaign could have big implications for your universe!