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Some ancient sources (may not be canonical anymore):

https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/home/gloranthan-documents/greg-sez/myth-the-birth-of-the-minotaur/ (Wyrms Footnotes 12, 1981)

Different Worlds 24 (1982)

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6 hours ago, Scorus said:

Thanks, I've read that. I was thinking about older and more obscure sources.

Plenty of info if you search the Well of Daliath eg. Mostali: https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/?s=mostali

Likewise searching the mailing list archives can also be helpful: https://glorantha.steff.in/digests/

Note that the Birth of the Minotaur was out of of place and is now here: https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/home/gloranthan-documents/greg-sez/myth-the-birth-of-the-minotaur/ As for it being canon, myths by their nature can't be canon, but this one was written by Greg Stafford, so holds some weight.


Search the Glorantha Resource Site: https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com. Search the Glorantha mailing list archives: https://glorantha.steff.in/digests/

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7 minutes ago, Sir_Godspeed said:

Does anyone have any info on the Beastmen of Old Seshnela?

P.31 of "Middle Sea Empire" has a short paragraph (or rather, half of a longer one) on that.


 When the pillar was only a hundred feet above the ground the Luatha beat on its sides with great hammers, each time making a larger ripple through the ground. Then they dampened it but kept beating, and released all the accumulated force at once. A tremendous shock wave blasted forth. It shook earth to nothing so the seas rushed in. Aboveground any surviving human or animal underwent terrible mutations, creating the manbeasts that live there. Those survivors forgot their ancestors learning and reverted to savage bestiality.

Bolding mine.

So basically, the beastfolk of Seshnela used to be the proud humanists who had been fighting lesser beast-related people for centuries. Ironic, isn't it?

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9 minutes ago, Sir_Godspeed said:

Does anyone have any info on the Beastmen of Old Seshnela?

I've looked into this recently: my player characters rounded the Seshnelan peninsula last session, and will be landing in Rhis in the next one.  While they were off the coast of Guebelle I called for Listen and Scan checks to discern a revel happening inland, and a fumble of their Listen had the group's Tarshite sorcerer briefly bewitched by the satyr's flutes and compelled to attempt to join the beast folk, until the group's Helering talked him down.

What I learned in my research was pretty paltry.  They have a centaur king, which rings of Ironhoof and Beast Valley.  The founder of Rhis, Tierre of Caskall, was a called 'Speaker to Beast Men.'  His settlement's wealth comes from managing the iron trade with the Mostali, who still come down to do business in the ruins of old Laurmal, but given the title and the nearness of a Beast Rune in the forests south of Rhis on the Argan Argar Atlas I would hazard that some negotiations with the centaur king, or a delegate of theirs, were part of the founding as well.

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Another Dwarf source is this article Why I Dislike Mostali by Greg Stafford
I didn't see it in  https://wellofdaliath.chaosium.com/?s=mostali.
There are links to other old articles at the bottom of that one.

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