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Dates of Known Sartarite rebellions


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In Sartar, Kingdom of Heroes five rebellions are mentioned (p.271)

For three of them dates are mentioned elsewhere in the book

  • Righteous Wind 1611, p. 364 (although interestingly GTG v1 puts this at 1610, p. 171)
  • Starbrow's rebellion 1613
  • Firebull Moot (which I assume is the rebellion of the Firebull Clan) 1615, p.230

Two of them aren't further mentioned in SKoH

  • Season of Five Storms
  • Black Arrow Callings

Those two are also not noted in GtG or Runequest, Roleplaying in Glorantha.  Do we know anything about them other than their names?

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10 hours ago, DrGoth said:
  • Black Arrow Callings

This one, I believe, is named for the custom that if a chieftain intends to send the clan nobles (thanes) to war, he summons them by sending out the Black Arrow. This tells the gods, the wyter, and the ancestors of the clan’s intent, and so offers magical benefits for the participants.

It suggests a limited clan war band muster, of only those who will be well equipped with arms and armor. 

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I know (from the Wilmskirk Confederation list in the early 2000s, where a number of GMs playing in that confederation exchanged notes and handouts) that Alex Ferguson's Kultain campaign used a 1619 date for an ambush on a Lunar supply train headed to the besieging forces at Whitewall, earning them a swift and overpowering strike that put their continued status as a functional tribe into question. I think Alex had access to some write-up of that campaign, or to someone with access to such a text (possibly the Tales crew author of the post-1619 map?), or he got it from a direct divination from Greg.

If this is in any way still canonical, I would add that to the list.

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On 6/21/2020 at 12:44 PM, DrGoth said:

In Sartar, Kingdom of Heroes five rebellions are mentioned (p.271)

For three of them dates are mentioned elsewhere in the book

  • Righteous Wind 1611, p. 364 (although interestingly GTG v1 puts this at 1610, p. 171)
  • Starbrow's rebellion 1613
  • Firebull Moot (which I assume is the rebellion of the Firebull Clan) 1615, p.230

Two of them aren't further mentioned in SKoH

  • Season of Five Storms
  • Black Arrow Callings

Those two are also not noted in GtG or Runequest, Roleplaying in Glorantha.  Do we know anything about them other than their names?

Here's the canonical list of significant rebellions and other events:

1602 – Boldhome is sacked by Lunar Empire, its temple profaned, and its people slaughtered. The last known heirs of Sartar are slain or driven away.

1603 – Conflict between Telmori and other tribes.

1605 – A major thrust by the Lunar army to invade the Holy Country, striking at heavily populated Esrolia. Countering with magical strength, the god-king Belintar stopped the Lunars by inflicting a decisive and humiliating defeat. At the same time, a minor thrust of the Lunar army reached the city of Karse and laid siege, but withdrew without permanent success. The Lunar victory was clear over the Hendriking defenders.

1606 – Lunar assassins begin infiltrating south to kill the remaining members of the House of Sartar.

1606-1611 – Civil conflict among Far Point tribes. This grows to become the Righteous Wind Rebellion.

1606 – Amidst the widespread Sartar clan disputes and tribal wars following the Lunar conquest, the struggle against the Telmori stands out. The Telmori wiped out the whole Maboder tribe under their fangs.

1607 – Jomes Wulf, a Lunar general, led a brilliant campaign, and tracked down the wolf-people in their own territory, using great personal heroism. The Telmori sued for peace but not before taking extreme losses. Pol-Joni defeated by Praxians.

1610 – Pavis falls, as do the Prax barbarians as the Lunar Empire searches for a route to the sea. Provincial Government imposes repressive laws on Orlanthi.

1611 – Righteous Wind Rebellion in Far Point crushed by Harvar Ironfist, Alone occupied.

1613 – Kallyr Starbrow leads a Sartarite rebellion, quickly crushed by the Lunar Empire. Temertain the Pretender rules with Lunar support.

1615 – Fire Bull Clan of the Sambarri rebel and are crushed by the Lunar Army.

1618 – Dundealos tribe destroyed by Lunars.

1619 – Lunar Empire invades the Holy Country, Karse seized.

1620 – Malkonwal broken by Lunar Army.

1621 – Whitewall falls, beginning the Great Winter.

1622 – Culbrea tribe in open rebellion. Lunars defeated by Hendriki and Sartar rebels at the Battle of Auroch Hills. Great Winter ends.

1624 – Lunar Empire defeated in Holy Country at the Battle of Pennel Ford by a coalition of Wolf Pirates, Esrolians, and Hendriki. Temertain the Pretender killed by Humakti led by Sarostip Cold-eye.

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