Sub Posted August 10, 2019 Report Share Posted August 10, 2019 (edited) Hi everyone. I'm relatively new to Glorantha, and currently running the HQ Colymar Campaign in 1618. Please let me know if there is a better place or better format for threads like these, and if there are certain tags I should use. I have an ambitious player who will undoubtedly seek a big role in the Hero Wars. His goals seem to be: spread literacy, use new technology, and take advantage of any secrets he can gets his hands on. Here are the questions I have: Why does the cult of Lhankor Mhy keep the secrets of literacy and writing to themselves? Would there be mythological consequences for sharing literacy outside of the cult, or is this more of a Completionist/Ivalist thing? Are possible mythological consequences limited to Spirits of Reprisal from Lhankor Mhy, and does sharing knowledge weaken the initiate's magic? How hard would it be to index a Lhankor Mhy library? Would this be opposed by the sages? What resources fuel or grow a library and what are some of the barriers to getting those resources? How does a library get its paper, scrolls, and materials? Are Lhankorings seeking tree pulp opposed by Aldryami, for example? Do they work heavily with Issaries traders, and what do they give in return? Does a form of moveable type already exist somewhere in Glorantha? What would it take to use it or invent it? Do Lhankorings such as the ones in Jonstown submit to chosen leaders when it comes to whether or not they expand or prosper? How [in]accessible are some of the dangerous secrets in a library like Jonstown? Are certain secrets limited to devotees only, and can only some, or all, be bought at a price of money, or legendary treasure? Do I, as a Lhankor Mhy cultist, need to be Illuminated in order to even consider messing around with God Learning, or other Gloranthan secrets? What are my biggest obstacles in learning and using secrets as an initiate of Lhankor Mhy: My limited knowledge? My cult? Orlanth and his tribe, who would put Lhankor Mhy in his place? Dangerous heroquesting, including Arkati protectors and other enemy heroquesters? tldr: How do you invent new things, expand, and learn secrets as a Sartarite Lhankor Mhy cultist in Glorantha? What obstacles do you face? I think that my player will need many allies and face many obstacles in order to get what he wants in the Hero Wars. I would love to hear your perspectives, and how you handle your Lhankor Mhy cultists, your ambitious players, and your hero wars secrets in your Glorantha. Edited August 19, 2019 by Sub removing newbie tag 6 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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