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Yelmalio as he is known within Time never actually existed before it (well, he did, and he may even have been called by that title, but he wasn't the Yelmalio any of us would recognize as such); he wa

I am confident that Argrath is just a trickster way in over his head.

@Jeff posted this in the RuneQuest FB group: to which Matthew Cole commented as follows:  

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9 hours ago, Akhôrahil said:

Whenever the text says that someone in Glorantha "revealed" something about the mythology, it's a euphemism for "made stuff up and got people to agree".

We said "dumbest theory", not "canon"

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1 hour ago, scott-martin said:

Thank you as always. Yes, I was gonna say, keep it stupid here, people. The other threads welcome normal conclusions.

Those are normal conclusions.

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So this is a new one for me from a few days ago.

Just as Yelmalio was previously known as Elmal fitting into the pantheon of storms, Gustbran is the name given to Lodril. Possibly allying with Orlanth just to annoy his brother and staying long term by simple inertia or the stasis rune taking effect. 

 

Edit 1 : Taking his volcanic "true body" as a forge variation of Mount Doom is just the narrative detail I needed to convince me.

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On 5/18/2021 at 5:28 PM, scott-martin said:

Before the Council Broke, the orlanthite tribes bred freely with people we would now classify as trolls. Traces of this can be found in old pelorian lexicography as well as the original situation of the OOO. It's also an undercurrent in Black Arkat.

This is how to repair the curse of kin but nobody polite likes to think about it.

Love it. But not in an UZ way.

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The wyter of the Lunar Empire is bound into the Red Emperor, and reforms whenever the current mask and some of its constituents are replaced by new ones. (His spirit in the Dragon Pass boardgame might be the wyter?)

Great Sister is another embodied wyter in (but not necessarily of) the Lunar Empire, possibly of the cult of the Red Goddess. Other Lunar demigods may represent subsets of the Empire or its population, e.g. the Red Dancer of Power for the merchants of the Empire.

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21 minutes ago, Joerg said:

e.g. the Red Dancer of Power for the merchants of the Empire

The true, secret name of the Red Dancer of Power is Selven Hara.  She has secretly embedded her name in ancient texts and when those texts wax again in power she will achieve the apotheosis she desires.

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1 hour ago, jajagappa said:

The true, secret name of the Red Dancer of Power is Selven Hara.  She has secretly embedded her name in ancient texts and when those texts wax again in power she will achieve the apotheosis she desires.

Some say that when ibexes can wander freely from Riverjoin to Corflu, and from Castle Kartolin to Jangi-Shar, then the Red Dancer of Power will reveal her secret name for all to see, choreographed into the stars.

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