Monthly Archives: May 2017

Gloranthan Holy Days Calendar and Cult One Pagers

There are several versions of Gloranthan Holy Day calendars floating around. Soltakks has a nice one on his site among lots of other useful stuff and there exists a beautiful Theyalan rune calendar made by Nel – a Catalonian gamer with fluent Finnish – of all languages.

I wanted to have a complete calendar containing all the cults. It is A3 in size 🙂

Calendar

This is a draft version with as many as I could find so far. There are a few cults that do not have holy days or have floating ones – those are not in here.

This list contains the cult by cult their holy and high holy days.

If you want to have the pantheon holy days in addition, please take a look at Nel’s calendar.

I added also the Holy Days and High Holy Days into the one pagers.

Kyger Litor One pager.png

More infor about what the one pagers are is in here: Gloranthan Cult One Pagers.

Gloranthan Cult One Pagers Personality and Rune update

Now the Gloranthan Cult One Pagers have been updated. Updates  consist of

Same goes for the Good Doctor, Fonritan healer god Burayha Xolani.

If you are not using Rune Affinities in your Runequest game you are missing a lot. Anyway in such a case replace the Rune Affinity requirement by Exhort or some similar Rune Magic skill.

The runes have been updated based on the research done in this document so should be up to date with the latest information. Changed Ompalam’s rune to be Law instead of Harmony.

Horoscope Personality Traits for Gloranthan Cults

Runequest and Glorantha recommend the character to act like one’s god. Cults and gods are associated with runes and many of the runes are associated with personality traits.  If character does not act like the runes one’s god represents she is not likely to succeed in Glorantha nor in the cult – in fact she might suffer the displeasure of the cult or one’s god.

Personality traits are from Heroquest Glorantha. I felt that there are some runes that should have personality trait information that do not officially have it and added those to Moon, Law, Unlife and Spirit as per discussions on the Glorantha.com forums and Basicroleplaying Glorantha forums.

Here are the added personality traits:

  • Spirit: Ecstatic, Spiritual, Aware, Mystical
  • Unlife:  Soulless, Fiendish, Relentless, Cold
  • Law: Logical, Rigorous, Materialistic
  • Moon: Tolerant, Balanced

Orlanthi character has the runes Movement, Air and Mastery. Those will bring the personality traits:

  • Mastery: Proud, Just, Authorative
  • Movement: Adventurous, Dynamic, Impulsive, Reckless,
  • Air: Passionate, Proud, Unpredictable and Violent.

If one acts against those  that might cause divine unpleasure and society’s unapproval for not emulating one’s cult / god and vice versa. Depending on game system this can be handled many ways.

This brings expectations that player characters might also have about the cult members in Glorantha.

Decided to create a document providing a single page view what each cult’s runes would expect from cult initiate or rune lord

The list contains all the cults that have Glorantha Cult One Pagers which means all the ones that have cult information in various Runequest editions (Cults Compendium, Cults of Terror, Cults of Prax etc). The runes have been updated based on the research done in this document so should be up to date with the latest information. Changed Ompalam’s rune to be Law instead of Harmony. Gloranthan Cult One pagers will be updated shortly with this information.