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In the Glorantha Sourcebook, they speak about the Tamali

'The Tamali were a cross between a band of Dehori and Tilnti.'

It seems that they are more like the Britini. But never heard of them

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Possibly trolls.  Tamalior (Guide p228) is a place in Jonatela which Jonat climbed out with his troll friends.

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13 minutes ago, Manu said:

'The Tamali were a cross between a band of Dehori and Tilnti.'

Possibly Mistress Race trolls, Uzuz.

Edited by M Helsdon

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They are compared to the Britini, as immortal being. It matches with the Mistress Race. And what are the Tilnti?

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There are quite number of references to the Tamali, the best course being in Forgotten Secrets of Glorantha (Kraken Chapbook):

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[Sandy Petersen]: Here’s the most embarrassing Chaosium secret on Glorantha, or one of them. Greg had a race for each of the elements at one time, in the very early part of Glorantha. So the race for the Heat element, for Fire, was the Tamali. And then he realized that he had Hot Tamales, so they went away. (All laugh)

Greg's notes defines the Tamali as

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The Tamali are the race of mortal descendants of the Dehori

They are the grandchildren of Nakala, and finishes with

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they are as much men as any other race of Acos.

The largest surviving group live on the island of Temela with an other group in the east in a city of their building called Pastact, it's shunned and called the Ghost city due to the nocturnal habits of the Tamali. Other exist now at the fringes of society in the dark. There's also a colony in the Mari Mountains.

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19 minutes ago, Manu said:

Tilnti

Guide page 373, Tilnta is one of the Great Gods. Tilntae are her children.

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The Tamali were an ancient  Darkness Race, "Iflfador" (Mortals) powerful in the Darkness Rune. (Think of this in  the same way as Agimori are powerful in the Fire Rune)

Some have survived into the Third Age by being isolationist and secretive. Their bloodlines have been kept  been kept relatively pure over the ages through their isolation. Some of them used to live in Seshnela and then Ralios in the First Age. They hide in the cities of men, in dark dank basements and holes, hiding and stealing to exist. They are feared and hated by humans and called Demons, but t hey as much men as any other mortl races of Acos

 

Edited by Martin

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Fire or Darkness? Darkness seems more likely as it is said in the text (dehori)

 

Martin, where do you get this information? (just curious)

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4 minutes ago, Manu said:

Fire or Darkness? Darkness seems more likely as it is said in the text (dehori)

Darkness.

4 minutes ago, Manu said:

Martin, where do you get this information? (just curious)

Greg's unpublished notes, it's part of the notes I quoted from.

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2 hours ago, Manu said:

Fire or Darkness? Darkness seems more likely as it is said in the text (dehori)

 

Martin, where do you get this information? (just curious)

 

2 hours ago, David Scott said:

Darkness.

Greg's unpublished notes, it's part of the notes I quoted from.

Either that or I am a Hero of Lhankor Mhy :)

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On 5/1/2018 at 4:36 PM, David Scott said:

The largest surviving group live on the island of Temela with an other group in the east in a city of their building called Pastact,

Though neither Temela or Pastact seems to have made it into any modern source (and I don't think any public ones), so not sure where either might be, or if there are equivalents in modern canon.

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On 5/2/2018 at 5:41 PM, davecake said:

Temela or Pastact seems to have made it into any modern source

These are great adventure hooks.

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