HeroQuest Voices

HeroQuest Voices

The rich cultural backdrop of the world of Glorantha has always been one of its greatest strengths, keeping gamers fascinated and entertained for over twenty-five years. One of the many ways in which this was explored in the former RuneQuest game was through short narratives detailing “What My Father Told Me” and “What the Priest Says” for major cultures and races. Pithy, often witty, and always insightful, these narratives were a popular feature of the game and were a quick and easy way to introduce new players to peoples and beliefs of this fantasy world. HeroQuest Voices is a free PDF book, published in 2003, containing introductory narratives for seventeen Gloranthan cultures and races.

We would like to thank Nick Brooke for hosting this on our behalf for many years.

While this material is great (except for the Puma People, who are now ignored, or worse), it will be revised after the release of the Guide to Glorantha to incorporate the new discoveries. In particular, Seshnela needs heavy revision.

HeroQuest Voices

HeroQuest Voices Single file for reading (2.62 mB)
HeroQuest Voices Single file for printing as a booklet (2.78 mB)

Human Voices

Bison People What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Bison Life by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Nick Brooke. Tales of the Wastes – Wisdom from the Tribal Shaman by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen (268 kB)
Dara Happa What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Dara Happan Life. The Glorious ReAscent of Yelm – Lore from the Star Tower by Martin Laurie. (383 kB)
Doraddi What My Uncle Sang To Me – A Personal View of Doraddi Life by John Hughes, based on material by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen. The Chieftain Speaks – Learning the Right Footpath by Greg Stafford, Sandy Petersen and John Hughes. (421 kB)
Esrolia What My Mother Told Me – A Personal View of Esrolian Life. The Esrolian Priestess Speaks – Teachings of the Earth Woman by Simon Bray. (245 kB)
Esvular What My Mother Told Me – A Personal View of Esvulari Life. What the Sacrificer Sings – A Hymn from the Liturgist by Mark Galeotti. (320 kB)
Grazers What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Grazer LifeWhat the Shaman Says – Tales from the Pastures by David Dunham. (307 kB)
Heortling What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Heortling Life. The Barbarian Priest Speaks – Staves from the Storm Priest by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen. (140 kB)
Kralorela What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Kralori Life by Mark Galeotti. What the Dragon Lord Whispers – Immortal Wisdom from the Sun King by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Mark Galeotti. (404 kB)
Rathori What My Uncle Told Me – A Personal View of Rathori Life. The Shaman Speaks – Facts About the Invisible World by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Jamie Revell and Stephen Martin. A Prophecy of the Hero Wars by Mark Galeotti. (298 kB)
Seshnela (will be revised after publication of the Guide to Glorantha). What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Seshnelan Life. What the Wizard Says – Teachings from the Wise Ones by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Nick Brooke. A Prophecy of the Hero Wars by Stephen Martin (248 kB)
Tarsh What My Father Told Me – A Personal View of Tarshite Life by Mark Galeotti. What the Lunar Priestess Says – Talking to the Moon Woman by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Nick Brooke and Mark Galeotti. (256 kB)
Teshnos What My Proprietor Told Me – A Personal View of Teshnan LifeWhat the Zitr Says – Teshnan Mysteries Expounded by Greg Stafford. A Prophecy of the Hero Wars by Mark Galeotti. (361 kB)

Voices of the Elder Races

Aldryami What the Wood Priestess Told Me – A Personal View of Aldryami Life. Wisdom of the Woodwife – Facts for Young Elves by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Shannon Appelcline. (424 kB)
Ludoch (mermen) What the Storyteller Told Me – A Personal View of Ludoch Life by Martin Hawley, additional material by Stephen Martin. The Voice of the Deep – Inner Knowledge of the Sea Gods by Stephen Martin, based on material by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen. A Prophecy of the Hero Wars by Mark Galeotti. (324 kB)
Mostali What the Foreman Told Me – An Impersonal View of Mostali Life. The Gold Diamondwarf’s Words – Instructions to New Workers by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by Peter Nordstrand. (445 kB)
Uz What My Mother Told Me – A Personal View of Uz Life. Tales of the Night Hag – Secrets of the Trolls by Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, additional material by James Frusetta. (401 kB)

 

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