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    Emmanuel Ponette
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    In the Gallery, there is a picture of the King in front of the Queen Nerestina.

    The comment says : ‘His eyes blaze orange, a portentous sign to the Orlanthi’.

    Why are his eyes blazing orange? Why is it portentous to Orlanthi?

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    #5459
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    Jeff Richard
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    Orange is a color associated by the Orlanthi with lightning and storm. It is an uncommon but not unknown eye color, and often poets ascribe heroes and magicians with having orange eyes.

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    Emmanuel Ponette
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    Does the eyes become orange when one become a hero? Or is it at birth?

    Also, is there somewhere a list of color and their signification for most gloranthan cultures? In the GoG? Because having orange eyes is a sign of hero for Orlanthi but may be a sign of devilery for the Frontian for instance…

    #5466
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    Hervé CARTEAU
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    There was a story of the color of Orlanth changing over time: RED at first (yeah!), then Orange, then Brown, then white – the weakening of color corresponding with the weakening the Red Goddess, who drew much of his bloods. Always liked this story.

    #5469
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    Emmanuel Ponette
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    Could you find it?

    is there somewhere a repository of all the stories (official and non official)?

    #5484
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    Carcosa
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    I know they are working on a wiki but it has a ways to go…

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    David Scott
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    Quote from Emmanuel Ponette on August 22, 2013, 11:55

    Also, is there somewhere a list of color and their signification for most gloranthan cultures? In the GoG? Because having orange eyes is a sign of hero for Orlanthi but may be a sign of devilery for the Frontian for instance…

    If you have a look at the real world application of this you’d see that this would be a daunting task to get into, with only limited use. In Glorantha there’d be not only cultural, but magical societies (cults/spirit societies & wizardry whatevers) interpretation of colours.

    Gods of Glorantha (1985) has a Cult Identities table that lists elemental colour associations.

    Darkness – Black
    Water – Blue
    Earth – Green
    Fire/Sky – Yellow
    Air – White
    Lunar – Red

    and this 2005 RQ Digest email by @metcalph has further info: http://www.rpglist.org/pipermail/glorantha/2005-February/018768.html

    and here’s the Orange for Air link for 2007
    http://www.rpglist.org/pipermail/glorantha/2007-July/023178.html

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    Hardy
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    Quote from Emmanuel Ponette on August 23, 2013, 15:02
    Could you find it?

    is there somewhere a repository of all the stories (official and non official)?

    There is a very good site with lots of nice mythic stories: http://mythinglinks.blog.ca/

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    Quote from Hardy on September 3, 2013, 20:11
    There is a very good site with lots of nice mythic stories: http://mythinglinks.blog.ca/

    Though I think it mostly contains stories that some of us wrote and posted in the various RQ forums or subsequently posted/linked on websites. There’s a variety of stories that only appeared in various fanzines, and I know in my case many that never appeared in either.

    #5658
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    Simon Phipp
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    In the olden days of RQ2, the runic colour of tin, the Storm metal, was orange.

    Now, the storm metal seems to be silver, or bronze. I prefer tin.

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