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3 hours ago, Sumath said:

Nochet

ba-doom-tish...

He'll be here all week, folks!  (unless someone in the audience lynches him first)

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8 hours ago, Mark Mohrfield said:

At Gen Con this year, I heard that Chaosium was working on this as a Runequest supplement. Any news on it?

Very very little.  It's still a long ways off, I think.  2 or 3 waves of releases away.

See the top-post of this thread:   https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/4064-upcoming-glorantha-publications/

 

 

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I think it is not a secret. When I was at the Kraken (Germany), I had a talk with one of the author. They are very busy with it. Beautiful map, lots of NPC, plots, history, ...

Don't ask me for a date (I didn't) but is is well in progress.

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How much of it will cover Esrolia outside of Nochet, does anyone know?

Or has this info been decided yet?

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3 minutes ago, g33k said:

How much of it will cover Esrolia outside of Nochet, does anyone know?

Or has this info been decided yet?

I didn't talk about this with him. But I'll see him in Switzerland in May (the Hydriade convention) and I'll try to have more information ;)

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Really looking forward to this. 
 

edit: there’s plenty I’d like to see covered, but Notchet and the Holy Country are right up there...Bit of lunar love would be good too. 

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8 minutes ago, Rick Meints said:

The Nochet book won't be printed this year. That much I can say. It's a 2021 product at the earliest.

TYVM, Rick!  This sort of info can be invaluable to those of us launching new campaigns!

BTW... <points diffidently upthread>  . . .  Is it specifically "Nochet," or is it going to be the definitive new source on Esrolia-in-general?  TYVM again!

 

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9 hours ago, g33k said:

How much of it will cover Esrolia outside of Nochet, does anyone know?

It is still in writing phase, so as Rick noted above it is a ways off.

The character background should cover both, but it is a Nochet book, not an Esrolia book.

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2 hours ago, jajagappa said:

It is still in writing phase, so as Rick noted above it is a ways off.

The character background should cover both, but it is a Nochet book, not an Esrolia book.

TYVM jaja!!!

I'll argue strongly that the Nochet book should cover all Esrolian backgrounds (and consider cross-cultural issues at least as well as the Core books cover Sartar & Dragon Pass backgrounds... the places(***) that would be having regular intercourse (not that kind... well, that kind too, I guess) with Nochet & Esrolia).

 

*** Mirrosea Bay & the Rightarm's; God Forgot.  A bit about Shadow Plateau (specifically, Axehall (and enough info for people traveling there & back)).  Maniria, Wenelia, Poison Shore, Mourne Sea(sp?), and major sea-powers that visit frequently and/or might reasonably be a PC's background in Nochet.

None of this in excruciating detail, but enough that the borders of Esrolia (a major port!) don't just read "Here There Be Dragons," and PC's from those places are supported as well as Esrolians are in the core rulebook.

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8 hours ago, g33k said:

) that would be having regular intercourse (not that kind... well, that kind too, I guess) with Nochet & Esrolia)

And how foo you place to have a Family History Chargen otherwise, hmm. Cloning? :)

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4 minutes ago, Psullie said:

There is a 'Seapolis pack' on the list which I suspect may include the islands...

Yes, but I'm not asking for tons of detail.  About as much as one of the "homelands" backgrounds, such as Esrolia itself gets in the core rulebook.

 

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20 hours ago, g33k said:

I'll argue strongly that the Nochet book should cover all Esrolian backgrounds (and consider cross-cultural issues at least as well as the Core books cover Sartar & Dragon Pass backgrounds... the places(***) that would be having regular intercourse (not that kind... well, that kind too, I guess) with Nochet & Esrolia).

Let's not go crazy! We actually do want to see the content released. 🙂

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15 minutes ago, jajagappa said:

Let's not go crazy! We actually do want to see the content released. 🙂

We do want to see the content!  We really, REALLY do!

But... what are the odds of a separate "Esrolia" book in addition to the Nochet book ... at least, what are the odds "anytime soon" ?  The Nochet book is all too likely to BE our "Esrolia" book; at least until/unless we get a "Holy Country" book.

 

Over in  >this thread<  we see 3 categories of "upcoming" for RQG:

  1. Upcoming releases in expected order (i.e. the next few books)
  2. Other upcoming RQ releases (i.e. expected to be the next ones following the "#1" books above)
  3. Other RQ releases coming later on (i.e. expected after both #1 & #2, though admittedly RL might strike to change the ordering)

Nochet is in that 3rd category; Rick has said certainly not for at least a year, into 2021... without precluding that it might push off even later.  2022?  2023?  A (hypothetical) Esrolia book isn't even on that radar!  (I do see a "ruleset TBD" category, with a "Casino Town / Holy Country" book, which seems... like it's not actually "a book," just an idea that's been mooted, or two ideas; and as Psullie noted, a "Seapolis Pak")

A "Homeland" write-up might be relevant for "Rural Esrolia" (or at least some advice on tuning a Rural-vs-City PC), each of the other five Sixths of Holy Country (maybe just a note for "how Heortland differs from Sartar), the islands/coast to the west (maybe with a note on Mourne Sea vs. Poison Shore), Maniria, Wenelia.  That's about as much "Homeland" material as is in the Core rulebook, which ... honestly, seems appropriate!

That much content isn't actually much of a barrier to publication, unless @Jeff (or other folk @Chaosium) know some stuff (that's a technical game-design term) that might make it challenging to write up those Homelands.

 

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The Nochet book will be late but eagerly awaited as far as i am concerned.  I generated a male Esrolian character - why not?  and find that there is really very little Esrolixan background published.  for example a list of enfranchised Houses would be nice....  and a sample of Esrolian names, since i note that different Gloranthan areas do have different sounds in the names generated by the original authors. 

Can anyone steer me to a draft list of Nochet Houses?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Squaredeal Sten said:

Can anyone steer me to a draft list of Nochet Houses?

If you look over carefully, you'll find all the Nochet enfranchised houses (there are 20) on the Nochet map here: https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/home/catalogue/publishers/to-sort-categorise/nochet-city-of-queens/

But to save your eyesight, this is the list of them.

House

Type

Goddess Emblem

Hairstyle

Faction (1621)

Norinel

Great

Queen Norinel with the shadow of Kimantor behind her

Bound ring of hair around a central cone with hair let down from behind

Red Earth

Delaeos

Great

Delaeo with Cup & 2 serpents

Layered 'serpents' with two forward

Old Earth

Delainaeo

Great

Golden Delaina bearing a poppy

Many long-stranded braids with golden weaves

Red Earth

Oranaeo

Great

Naked Orana wearing the necklace of Life

?

Unaligned

Evaeo

Great

Mahome sitting with a fire before her

Halo braid

Old Earth

Hulta

Sleeper

Imarja opening the Charter of Laws

Black-haired with the 19 differences

Old Earth

Loma

Sleeper

 

Spiral braid

Unaligned

Desdelaeo

Survivor

Desdel the shadowed child

half dyed black, half bleached, curled plait

Red Earth

Delargaraeo

Survivor

Goddess wielding a club and standing atop a flying head

"French" braid turned into top knot

Red Earth

Eskelinga

Post Dawn

Goddess wearing the feathered crown

Waterfall braid

Old Earth

Zirandarn

Post Dawn

Goddess standing atop the rising sun

Stacked high in coils

Red Earth

Yelendar

Post Dawn

Goddess surrounded by the halo of birds

Shaved both sides; with skeleton braid

Unaligned

Rananaeo

Post Dawn

Goddess riding a fish wearing a seacrown & wielding net

Two fishtail braids, one on each side

Warm Earth

Serumthar

Post Dawn

Serpent twined around naked goddess

?

Unaligned

Urvarnta

Post Dawn

Woman bearing the phallic staff of Gelstarn in right hand and pointing the way with the left

?

Red Earth

Enfergorn

Post Dawn

Woman holding two fires: blue in left hand, red in right hand

Shaved left side, dyed red on right side

Warm Earth

Theruvele

Post Dawn

Goddess astride two swimming fish

Bangs with Rope braid

Red Earth

Farastar

Post Dawn

Barley-headed goddess

Long bangs, shaved in back

TBD

Marele

Post Dawn

A goddess face with serpent hair

?

TBD

Drero

Post Dawn

A goddess holding the sun in one hand and a sheaf of grain in the other

Bleached gold, single long three-strand braid, gold circlet

TBD

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1 hour ago, Squaredeal Sten said:

and a sample of Esrolian names

Female: Aranda, Bevara, Brengala, Bruva, Bruvala, Davorela, Esralda, Hendira, Jolerta, Kethala, Mernatha, Nerestina, Oraneva, Samastina, Serenalda, Serzeen, Varanis.

Male: Arran, Barntaros, Duros, Esrolakar, Fethel, Harkhor, Hendrestos, Irillor, Jarstakos, Kesten, Lyksatos, Nolianor, Monro, Orstanor, Sestar.

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1 hour ago, Squaredeal Sten said:

a list of enfranchised Houses

Also bear in mind that these are the Noble Houses. There's lots of other houses (think urban clans) who are dependents of, pay tribute to, etc. of the Enfranchised Houses. Relationships can get complicated as a client house of the Delaeos might reside in part of the city where they owe tribute to House Oranaeo for their building, to House Evaeo for tending to their dead, etc.

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