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.

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

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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.

Pregenerated Characters for Pavis

Sometimes you just need a bit more variety on the kind of characters that people take up.

Here is larger variety of pregenerated starting characters for Encounter Generator .

These are useful for those times when you just do not have time to go thru the character generation process. The reasons why (TPK, party member died in the middle of the game, surprise additional player…) are many. These follow the same principles than in the previous pregeneration articles (Standard Barbarians, Nomad Herders and Warriors, Barbarians, City Thieves and Priests, Esrolia, Balazar, Hsunchern – Civilization vs Primitives and Larger Variety of Pregenerated Characters for Esrolia and Sartar, Pregenerated Characters for Fonrit).

This article adds variety for pregenerated characters for Pavis

The following pre-existing ones are now updated with Pavis weaponry

All of these are now available as a party of mixed pregenerated characters

 

Fonrit Background and Culture for Players

Fonrit Background

Fonrit is one of the most intriguing places in Glorantha.

The authoritative source is of course Guide to Glorantha. In Volume 1 there exists a detailed description of the culture of Fonrit and in Volume 2 description of the places.

Fonritan Culture for Mythras

Fonritan greeting:  “I am a slave of mighty (name), from the city of (X). Who is your master, stranger?”

Culture

Social Class

01-05 Masarin
        01-05  Treat as Ruling from Civilized for possessions
        06-30  Treat as Aristocracy from Civilized for possessions
        31-95  Treat as Gentry from Civilized for possessions
        95-00  Treat as Outcast from Civilized for possessions
06-10 Slave Soldier
        Treat as Slave from Civilized for possessions
11-30 Yad Slave
        01-40 Landowner or Steward (treat as Gentry from Civilized for possessions)
        41-60 Outcast
        61-00 Professional (treat as Freeman from Civilized for possessions)
31-00 Kaddam Slave
        Treat as Slave from Civilized for possessions
“The people of Fonrit have blue, black, or white skin, as well as any possible mixture thereof. Most of the ruling class is dark-skinned Agimori, while the most miserable slaves are predominantly blue-skinned Veldang. The majority of the population is of mixed blue and black origin, called the Torabs.” . GtG

Language

All main Fonritan languages (Afadjanni, Banamban, Kareeshtan and Mondoranare related but are not mutually intelligible.
All speak of course
Tradetalk INT+CHA+40

Magic

All varieties of magic are practiced in Fonrit
Fonritans receive +30 bonus to Folk Magic

Standard Skills

Conceal, Deceit,Customs,Influence, Insight, Locale, Willpower.

Professional skills

Commerce, Craft (any), Courtesy, Language (any), Lore (Slavery), Musicianship, Streetwise. Lore(Politics)

Careers

All civilized generally but following are available per social class. Bolded careers are more common within social class.

Masarin

Agent, Alchemist, Courtesan, Courtier,  Entertainer, Merchant, Official, Priest, Scholar, Sorcerer, Thief, Warrior

Kaddam

Beast handler, Courtesan, Crafter, Entertainer, Farmer, Fisher, Herder, Miner, Thief

Yad

Agent, Alchemist, Beast handler, Courtesan, Crafter, Entertainer, Farmer, Hunter, Merchant, Miner, Official, Physician, Priest, Sailor, Scholar, Sorcerer, Thief

Slave Soldier

Warrior

Combat Styles

Kadam Slave Scuffle

Combat Style Traits – Impromptu Weapons, Street Mob
Weapons – Club, Knife, Thrown Stone, Unarmed

Yad Strife

Combat Style Traits – Street Mob
Weapons – Whip, Knife, Club, Thrown Stone, Unarmed

Slave Soldier

Combat Style Traits – Batter Aside, Intimidating Scream(formation))
Weapons – Falchion,Barbed javelin, Heavy hide scutum shield, Heavy crossbow, Fonritan sword spear

Harem Protector

Combat Style Traits – Unarmed Prowess, Defensive Minded
Weapons – Falchion,Barbed javelin, Heavy hide scutum shield, Heavy crossbow, Fonritan sword spear, Unarmed

Calari Grip

Combat Style Traits – Mancatcher, Throw Weapons
Weapons – Falchion, Short Spear, Whip, Target Shield, Crossbow, Barbed Javelin, Unarmed

Afadjann Blade Dance

Combat Style Traits – Daredevil
Weapons – Falchion & Knife/Dagger, Long Spear, Whip, Target Shield, Barbed javelin

Kareeshtu Doublecross

Combat Style Traits – Do or Die
Weapons – Falchion & Knife/Dagger, Long Spear, Whip, Target Shield, Barbed javelin

Ompalam Overseer

Combat Style Traits – Mancatcher
Weapons – Dagger, Whip, Staff, Falchion, Light Crossbow, Unarmed

Shovel Tusker/Elephant Cavalry

Combat Style Traits – Mounted Combat
Weapons – Shortbow, Barbed javelin, Spear

Folk Magic

Appraise, Calm, Find Slave, Glamour, Heal, Incognito, Tire, Shock, Vigour, Voice

Passions

  • Hate Disobedience
  • Loyalty to Master
  • Attitude to Slavery: Renewed or Oldster
  • Masarins always have in addition the Passion Dressed to the Nines

Fonrit Character creation sheet is available as a pdf in a different format.

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There are pregenerated characters for many of these in Pregenerated Characters for Fonrit if you need some for a quick run. Searching in the Encounter Generator for Fonrit you will find many NPC’s and other encounters for your game – take a look at both the parties and enemies tab.

Pregenerated Characters for Fonrit for Mythras

Sometimes you just need a bit more variety on the kind of characters that people take up.

Here is larger variety of pregenerated starting characters for Encounter Generator .

These are useful for those times when you just do not have time to go thru the character generation process. The reasons why (TPK, party member died in the middle of the game, surprise additional player…) are many. These follow the same principles than in the previous pregeneration articles (Standard Barbarians, Nomad Herders and Warriors, Barbarians, City Thieves and Priests, Esrolia, Balazar, Hsunchern – Civilization vs Primitives and Larger Variety of Pregenerated Characters for Esrolia and Sartar) that were usable for example in Pavis and Sartar.

This article expands still more the scope beyond those standard areas to guests who might arrive.

Fonrit is one of the more intriguing areas in Glorantha. Background for creating characters in Fonrit can be found here. Here is a set of pregenerated characters for a game in a land where deceit is the new normal, trust was sacrificed centuries ago, colors are bright, conspiracy and assassinations are on the menu every day, Renewed battle for the (relative) freedom for slaves and Oldsters try to uphold the oppression and Vadeli are your friends while Silence is not.

You can generate a group of them by generating

Pregenerated Gladiators, Usurers, Priests and Sorcerors for Mythic Rome in Mythras

Here is an additional list of pregenerated characters for Mythic Rome. In the past couple of days there were already a list of pregenerated characters for Mythic Rome for Mythras and that was expanded even more with additional possibly more degenerate pregenerated ones yesterday.

Reasons why you might want to have these are many and explained in that other post.

Encounter Generator solves this neatly for Mythras and old RQ6. Here is the third quickie fix for the problem.  Characters are at novice level and made for Late Republic period. Most likely few will notice if you use them in other periods.  Generation follows majority of the steps included in the chargen – cultures, careers, appropriate weapons for several professions that seem to be universal in Roman times. These are now for Roman native citizens. Late Republic it is rarer for citizens to have military combat styles if you do not have military background.

Go to that previous post if you want to have or know more about pregenerated characters for Mythras.

Here are the new pregen characters for characters at the start of their career

..and randomly composed group of them with their earlier friends in