August 22, 2013 at 10:19 am #5155
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?
CheersAugust 22, 2013 at 10:58 am #5459
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.August 22, 2013 at 11:55 am #5461
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…August 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm #5466
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.August 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm #5469
Could you find it?
is there somewhere a repository of all the stories (official and non official)?August 25, 2013 at 5:44 am #5484
I know they are working on a wiki but it has a ways to go…August 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm #5487
David ScottKeymasterQuote: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.htmlSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm #5547
HardySpectatorQuote: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/September 4, 2013 at 12:31 am #5553
Harald SmithSpectatorQuote: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.September 7, 2013 at 9:21 am #5658
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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