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Where are the Major and Great Temples to Orlanth in Sartar? The RQG book lists the Clearwine temple as a Major one. Would all the tribal capitals have Major Temples? Would all the cities have Great Temples? What size would the temples at the holy sites be (Kero Fin, Old Wind, Hill of Orlanth Victorious, etc.)?

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RQG p.284: pretty much by definition, Major Temples exist at the Tribal level. Great Temples in the confederated cities of Sartar, but they’re more likely to be buildings - tribes, esp. out in the boonies, will use sacred hills w/o so much infrastructure IMG. (That is, the “Temple” is the sacred place at which the tribe assembles with all its ritual clobber). My short thematic article on top-down Lunar suppression of Orlanthi worship kinda relates, qv.

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13 hours ago, Nick Brooke said:

RQG p.284: pretty much by definition, Major Temples exist at the Tribal level. Great Temples in the confederated cities of Sartar, but they’re more likely to be buildings - tribes, esp. out in the boonies, will use sacred hills w/o so much infrastructure IMG. (That is, the “Temple” is the sacred place at which the tribe assembles with all its ritual clobber). My short thematic article on top-down Lunar suppression of Orlanthi worship kinda relates, qv.

Correct, in Sartar, each tribe has a Major temple to Orlanth. The cities with Great Temples are Boldhome, Jonstown, Swenstown, Wilmskirk, Alone and Alda-Chur (currently suppressed). There are also several sacred hills with Great Temples - Hill of Orlanth Victorious and Orlanth's Hill - also serve as great temples. Sacred Top is part of the great temple associated with Boldhome and the Sartar dynasty. 

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I am trying to find the "Old Wind Temple" (where Londra is). But can't find it on the map.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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19 minutes ago, Soccercalle said:

I am trying to find the "Old Wind Temple" (where Londra is). But can't find it on the map.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Not in sartar 

go south very south following the mountains

i spent a lot of time to find it

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28 minutes ago, Soccercalle said:

Thanks. I thought it was in Sartar as it is described in the Sartar Companion book for Heroquest.

 

It's within the borders, it's just that Sartar extends a bit further down on the Praxward side of the mountains, thanks to the Dundealos.

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3 hours ago, Soccercalle said:

I am trying to find the "Old Wind Temple" (where Londra is). But can't find it on the map.     

Old Wind: High on the eastern face of Stormwalk Mountain is Old Wind, a temple devoted to the wind and its potent energies.

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7 hours ago, M Helsdon said:

Old Wind: High on the eastern face of Stormwalk Mountain is Old Wind, a temple devoted to the wind and its potent energies.

The text from the Guide is actually incorrect.  Old Wind Temple is at the north end of the Storm Mountains while Stormwalk is towards the south as seen on the Argan Argar map.

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5 hours ago, jajagappa said:

The text from the Guide is actually incorrect.  Old Wind Temple is at the north end of the Storm Mountains while Stormwalk is towards the south as seen on the Argan Argar map.

Of course confusion also arises in that the Storm Mountains are also known as the Stormwalk Mountains (Guide, page 246) and that the Old Wind Temple is itself home to the Stormwalkers.

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Old Wind Temple is just on the other side of the mountain from Dragon Rest. There is a pilgrimage path from Last Stop up into the mountain valley where the Stormwalkers live.

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4 hours ago, French Desperate WindChild said:

is it a hard walk / climb etc.. or somewhere easy to visit ?

THat probably depends on the pilgrims and the form of their pilgrimage. All of it is uphill and against the wind, but wind strengths will vary according to the intensiity of the pilgrimage, with gale force against you for significant magical boons desired. At least IMG.

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18 hours ago, French Desperate WindChild said:

is it a hard walk / climb etc.. or somewhere easy to visit ?

Sartar Companion, Old Wind Temple chapter (6 pages):

The pilgrimage to Old Wind Temple is arduous and dangerous in the best of times.

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About 40 miles from the Dundealos Valley is the vale of the Darmatvin; a narrow, rocky ravine leading to Old Wind Temple and torn by constant raging winds. The Lunars call this “the Castle of Wind” as the winds are too powerful for them to pass even with the assistance of sorcerers from the College of Magic. And yet those who make the traditional offerings to Orlanth and place themselves under his rules of hospitality can pass as though they have stepped though magic doors and ascend the winding path leading up to the Old Wind Temple.

If you fly, you'd still have to make the offerings.

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Old Wind Temple  is about 5 km into the mountains, and likely fairly high up. Let's assume that Last Rest (also called Old Wind Village) is around 1000 meters elevation and Zomi Mountain is 2400 meters.

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18 hours ago, svensson said:

And of course, the Greatest Orlanth Temple of them all, Kero Fin.

While not in Sartar, in that case I want Top of the World in the running as well. 

Kero Fin is Orlanth's mom's mountain and his birthplace. Top of the World is his mountain.

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21 hours ago, Akhôrahil said:

While not in Sartar, in that case I want Top of the World in the running as well. 

Kero Fin is Orlanth's mom's mountain and his birthplace. Top of the World is his mountain.

and all the others in Genertela & Pamaltela (GtG 297 & 621)

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