Lesser Tribes of Prax

For those who might be interested, here’s some comparative numbers on the Lesser Tribes of Prax that won’t be appearing in the Guide to Glorantha. All numbers are of course approximate but give a good feel for the comparative sizes of the Lesser Tribes.

Basmoli – 2500
Bolo Lizard Folk -2100
Cannibal Cult – 1000
Men-and-a-Half – 3000
Newtlings – 3000
Ostrich Clan – 1200
Pavis Survivors – 1200
Rhinocerous Riders – 18000
Unicorn Women – 1000

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8 Responses to Lesser Tribes of Prax

  1. Profile photo of Joerg Baumgartner
    Joerg Baumgartner October 1, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    I’m rather wondering about the low number of Pol Joni, given the plethora of Barbarian Horde counters in the Dragon Pass board game.

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      David Scott October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      The Barbarian Horde is not made up of completely of Pol-Joni, there are only 3 Pol-Joni counters and 4 Nomad clans.

      10000 Pol-Joni – a quarter are men (I will ignore Orlanthi fighting women here just to make the maths easier) = 2500, a rough ballpark is that mounted units are roughly 500 riders. 2500/500 = 5 counters if they all went to war. 3 counters going seems like a good if high number. 60% going to war in my opinion is high, but not unreasonable.

      For reference
      3 Pol-Joni Tribe 5-4-5
      2 Amber Clans 4-3-5 (nomads)
      1 Potor Clan 4-3-5 (nomads)
      1 Ansil Clan 4-3-5 (nomads)

      Jaldon Toothmaker (4)-10-6
      Flash Jak 5-3-5-4 (magical unit)
      Krise 5-3-5-4 (magical unit)
      And-Jay 5-3-5-4 (magical unit)
      3 Tribal Magicians Spirits X-3-X-4 (magical unit)

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        Jeff Richard October 1, 2013 at 10:19 am #

        Only three of the counters from the Barbarian Horde are Pol-joni. The rest are various spirit societies and warbands from the other tribes.

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          Joerg Baumgartner October 2, 2013 at 5:06 am #

          Do we get any identification of the four clans (e.g. which beasts they ride)?

          I used to work on the assumption that these were other Cattle Bastard groups e.g. taken from the dissident Grazers that joined the Pol Joni migration into Prax but did not accept Derik’s leadership beyond that of a warleader against Jaldon’s allies. The population numbers don’t support this approach, though.

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            David Scott October 2, 2013 at 9:08 am #

            Greg’s notes tell us they are all High Llamas in 1625, however later it becomes more mixed.

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    David Scott September 30, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Here’s the complete list in descending size order:

    Major
    Impala 120,000
    Bison 80,000
    Morocanth 80,000
    Sable 75,000
    High Llama 65,000

    Minor
    Rhinocerous Riders 18000
    Baboons 10000
    Pol-Joni 10000
    Men-and-a-Half 3000
    Newtlings 3000
    Basmoli 2500
    Bolo Lizard Folk 2100
    Ostrich Clan 1200
    Pavis Survivors 1200
    Cannibal Cult 1000
    Unicorn Women 1000

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    David Scott September 30, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Yes, have a look at Jeff’s reply to a similar question in the forum:
    http://www.glorantha.com/forums/glorantha-group1/glorantha-discussions-forum1/lesser-tribes-of-prax-thread83/

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    Nils Weinander September 30, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Is 18000 Rhino Riders correct or is it a typo for 1800?

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