Sir_Godspeed Posted August 24, 2019 Report Share Posted August 24, 2019 (edited) Larnste is the Cosmic Court deity of change and motion. He is important to the Orlanthi, because he is the father of Kero Fin, and thus Orlanth's maternal grandfather. It is Orlanth's Larnsting Soul (his Secret/Inner Wind) which allowed him to do things that no other Storm deity did before him: form a tribe, convert allies from other tribes, hide away, flee, and regroup. The Orlanthi, at least the Heortlings, have since revered this aspect of Orlanth, and value cleverness, evasion, and subterfuge in the face of insurmountable odds or difficult problems, as much as they value outright bravery, brutality or tenacity. The Hendriki in particular are famous for their Larnsting secrets, which allowed them to survive both the Nysealorean Empire and the Empire of Wyrm's Friends. Now, much of this is probably fairly well known to regulars here, so why am I doing this summary? Larnste's main quality is change and movement, and aside from Air, I can't help but think that Sea is a good representative of this Rune/concept. So my question is this: do we know of any Sea deities with the Movement/Change runes? Or alternatively, do we know of any Sea deities that are either associated with Larnste by name (probably doubtful), or with change/movement in particular? Many of the Physical Sea deities (Neliom, Sshorg, etc.) take the form of dragons that bore or travel across the land, so that is arguably fitting. Others might be currents, essentially the liquid equivalent of winds or weather patterns , and we of course have Magasta, who while often depicted as monstrous, dark and dour, also does rotate the Whirlpool, in itself a kind of Movement Rune, I guess. Anyway, this is just out of curiosity (and a desire to brainstorm something cool, as always). Edited August 24, 2019 by Sir_Godspeed 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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