Grievous Posted November 2, 2017 Report Share Posted November 2, 2017 So, the question isn't so much the oft' repeated who IS Belintar, but what was he doing? I'd like to think that I'm relatively well-versed in Glorantha, but compared to some of the veterans around here my knowledge is only very newly gained and it's trying to wrap my head around things like this when it shows. One of the more odd things is that what the heck was Belintar doing - or trying to do - in the Holy Country? Thus I come to you for explanations, theories, conjecture, or what have you. I can see some hallmarks of what he was doing, but the gist of it escapes me. There's six "sixths", fitting with six elements, with Six Guardians, all doing something. Why was he a "patchwork god", yet why was he more than the sum of his parts, though? Something also tells me that the fact that the Only Old One was there (and why he had to be removed) is part of the equation. Perhaps the region itself seems special somehow. How do the governors fit in - do they have a magical role in this? So, lots of questions. I really got more into thinking about all this after the Prince of Sartar comic, but it didn't really make it all the much clearer to me. Then, of course, there is Belintar's nature itself. He is certainly using a serial immortality which is very similar to the Red Emperor. What exactly is the connection between Belintar's approach and the Red Goddess' aside from the fact that both seem to tap into the Moon rune? He seems to be striving for godhood, yes, but perhaps quite not as megalomaniacally. Oh, and what was that Larnsting doing there and why how come it pissed off the Sartarites? Is this why there have been no Larnstings of late? What was the Larnsting's role in the patchwork? This isn't really only to sate my idle curiosity. I find the high level adaptive meta-magic/philosophy that happens between some of bigger movers'n'shakers very interesting, but difficult to grasp in an actionable manner. And our gaming group tends to go for the high concept stuff, so I'd like to get my noodle wrapped around the concepts enough that I can toy with them. I mean, if all you wanna do is crawl in some ditch in rural Sartar, more power to you, but I think there's some room for higher power level gaming in Glorantha as well. I'd like to create Gods and Goddesses, do some experimental Heroquesting, and toy around with... well, whatever Belintar's doing, as well, but there doesn't seem to be as big of a toolbox for GMs or PCs for that kind of thing in the Gloranthan arsenal at the moment. Sorry for not offering much substance outside of a (huge) bunch of questions, but this topic is one that stumps me. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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