Tag Archives | Glorantha

Esrolian Queens List

1. Bruvala (ruled 1461 to 1510). Called the High Queen, the Great, or the Mother of Queens, Bruvala was the greatest queen of Esrolia since the Second Age. She was born in 1441 to House Norinel. She married 15 men, and at one time maintained 5 husbands. She had 23 children (8 women, 15 males), including three […]

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The Gods War

This mystic diagram is from the House of Black Arkat in the Esrolian city of Arkat’s Hold. It depicts an Illuminate who has been guided by Arkat’s teachings to transcend the struggles of the Gods War. She is seated at the symbolic Axis Mundi and holds Arkat in her left hand. With her right hand […]

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HeroQuest Glorantha is nearly ready for release

Layout of HeroQuest Glorantha is FINISHED! And geez is this book beautiful. We are talking Guide to Glorantha level of beauty. The printed book will be 256 pages, color, and hardcover. It is the best Glorantha RPG rules book ever in terms of content and quality. Period. Not only is HeroQuest Glorantha an excellent introduction […]

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A few notes on the God Time history of mortals

Glorantha in the God Time progressed from a Green Age to a Golden Age to a Storm Age and then to its near destruction in the Great Darkness. Mortals experienced this as well, and if anyone was curious, here’s some thoughts about that: Green Age: no need for shelter. Humanity was provided for by the […]

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Gloranthan Magic and Synchronicity

In Glorantha, synchronicity is the rule. Events that are meaningfully related occur without a causal relationship. Argrath sails to the Homeward Ocean and meets Harrek the Berserk; Argrath befriends Mularik, a descendant of Arkat who recognizes Argrath as the incarnation of his ancestor; Harrek and Argrath show up in the Mirrorsea Bay just in time […]

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Warlocks

The magicians of the Sartar Magical Union are popularly called “warlocks” after a derisive comment by the Lunar general who opposed them at the Battle of Sword Hill. They have been taught techniques to wield great magical power through meditation and other strenuous disciplines. They include men and women in roughly equal measures, as well […]

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Red Moon Rising

Now that Ducks are unlocked for the 13th Age in Glorantha Kickstarter, our next stretch goals are Monster silhouettes and the Red Moon Rising. I’ll let Rob talk about the silhouettes later today (they are cool!), but I want to talk a little about the Lunar College of Magic. A prominent superiority of the Lunar […]

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Some teases on the Glorantha Source Book

The 13th Age in Glorantha includes two books. The first is 13th Age in Glorantha itself, which is by Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet, Ash Law, and Jeff Richard. This is the  hardbound full-color 196+ page roleplaying supplement that brings the award-winning 13th Age rules to Greg Stafford’s mythic world of Glorantha. But lets talk about the second book – the Glorantha […]

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