kaydet Posted August 18, 2017 Report Share Posted August 18, 2017 A month or two ago there was a discussion about the cover of the Glorantha Quickstart and its depiction of the Orlanthi heroes. At the risk of bringing up a touchy subject, I thought it might be interesting to discuss the rational origins of different skin tones in Glorantha -- which, like many other things, seem to derive from their runic makeup. Since creatures of the Man rune (in this case, humans) are composed of mixtures of all runes (with the exception of Moon (?)) it seems to me that an individual's skin color is a direct result of the predominant mixture of one or several runes. This theory is borne out by the discussion on blue peoples (see below) from the Glorantha website: Quote [Of Waertagi:] They come in two colors, green or blue, depending upon the measure of the earth and water in their bodies. I suggest the scheme below, but it is entirely conjectural. Are there other runes beyond the five elements which might play a role? If so, what are they and what would their effects be? We know that there are also red, yellow, purple, and orange peoples, but what are their origins? Darkness -- black Water -- blue Earth -- green Fire -- white Air -- white/green? Who Are the Blue Peoples? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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