Category Archives: Glorantha

Combat Style Cards for Mythras

Combat styles, combat style traits, weapon traits and special effects are key parts of what makes Mythras so interesting in combat. I decided to make a player aid for my campaign that contains the key information for players about combat style they have chosen.

Combat style card contains the name and combat style traits of the style with an explanation what the trait provides.

Each of the combat styles contains usually several weapons. Most of the special effects that player can choose are the same for each of the weapons. So I gathered the common special effects within the combat style’s weapons to the top of the page.

For each of the weapons the key details of the weapon are shown plus the possible weapon traits.

Underneath the basic information there are only those special effects specific to that weapon.

So how would player use this:

Let’s say she knows the combat style Gladiator.

She has succeeded in the attack so she now has options

  • choose any of the items in the common block underneath the combat style – any from Close Range to Trip Opponent.
  • decide to use her Shortsword’s Impale or
  • use her Buckler’s Bash special effect.

When it is her turn to defend she can

  • use her Daredevil trait to evade blows without ending up prone or
  • she can passively block with her Buckler 2 locations or
  • she could actively parry with either her buckler or
  • she could actively parry with her shortsword.

Here is a bigger combat style example

The files here contain close to 100 combat styles described as above. The material is scourged from AIG, Monster Island, Mythras, Monster Island and my own campaign.

  • Balazar
    Balazaring Hawk Slayer.pdf
    Balazaring Hunter Raider.pdf
    Balazaring Pony Cavalry.pdf
  • Dragon Pass
    Lunar Colonial Noble.pdf
    Lunar Colonial Survivalist.pdf
    Lunar Corps Hoplite.pdf
    Lunar Dara Happan Heavy Infantry.pdf
    Lunar Dara Happan Urbanite.pdf
    Lunar Dart Contestant.pdf
    Lunar Pelorian Cavalry.pdf
    Lunar Pelorian Noble.pdf
    Lunar Sagittan Peltast.pdf
    Sartarite Alynx Brother.pdf
    Sartarite Hill Clan Levy.pdf
    Sartarite Loyal Housecarl.pdf
    Sartarite Noble.pdf
    Sartarite Upland Crofter.pdf
    Tarshite Militia.pdf
    Telmori Hunter.pdf
    Telmori Wolf Hunter.pdf
  • East
    Monk.pdf
    Ninja.pdf
    Samurai Warrior.pdf
  • Enemies
    Hammer of the Beast.pdf
  • Esrolia
    Esrolian Citizen Legionary.pdf
    Esrolian City-State Phalangite.pdf
    Esrolian Clan Protector.pdf
    Esrolian Cohort.pdf
    God Forgot Holar Militia.pdf
    God Forgot Talar Defensive School.pdf
    God Forgotten Holari.pdf
  • Fonrit
    Afadjanni Bladedance,Coastal.pdf
    Afadjanni Bladedance.pdf
    Afadjanni Wrestling.pdf
    Calari Grip.pdf
    Harem Protector.pdf
    Kadam Slave Scuffle.pdf
    Kareeshtu Doublecross.pdf
    Ompalam Overseer.pdf
    Shovel Tusker Cavalry.pdf
    Slave Soldier.pdf
    Umathelan Noble.pdf
    Yad Strife.pdf
  • Lyonesse
  • Monster Island
    Brotherhood of the Carrion Scavenger.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Fang.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Noiseless Whisper.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Obsidian Claw.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Relentless Pursuit.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Serpentine Grace.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Silken Death.pdf
    Brotherhood of the Unsleeping Eye.pdf
    Civilian Cohort.pdf
    Eight Jab Doom.pdf
    Eiki Elite.pdf
    Eiki.pdf
    Mua Infantry.pdf
    Stinger.pdf
    Tua Skirmisher.pdf
    White Death.pdf
  • Mythic Constantinople
    Azap Conscript.pdf
    Bedouin Warrior.pdf
    Ghazi Tribesman.pdf
    Manglabliaros.pdf
    Pankration.pdf
  • Prax
    Agimori.pdf
    Baboon.pdf
    Basmoli.pdf
    Bison Berserker Bodyguard.pdf
    Bison Berserker.pdf
    Bison.pdf
    Bolo Lizard.pdf
    Cannibal Cult.pdf
    Desert Archer.pdf
    High Llama.pdf
    Impala.pdf
    Morokanth.pdf
    Ostrich.pdf
    Pol-Joni.pdf
    Rhino.pdf
    Sable.pdf
    Unicorn.pdf
    Zebra.pdf
  • Standard
    Assassin.pdf
    Barbarian Warrior.pdf
    Cavalry.pdf
    City Watch.pdf
    Gladiator Net.pdf
    Gladiator.pdf
    Master Archer.pdf
    Noble Warrior.pdf
    Outback Slinger.pdf
    Pirate.pdf
    Street Brawler.pdf
    Unarmed.pdf

Feedback welcome.

 

 

So What Did Your Family Really Do in the History of Dragon Pass – Additional Glorantha Background Creation

I created a generator for creating additional Dragon Pass backgrounds for your family, father, grandfather and great grandfather. This uses the Gloranthan Timelines information and information from The Guide to Gloranthan Regional Events and some ad lib flavour for the personal actions. The areas included currently are Holy Country, Wastelands, Dragon Pass (Tarsh, Sartar, Grazelands), Elder Wilds and occasional peeks elsewhere. Some other areas will follow. It is pretty much the same than Fonrit generator except for the areas and some new personal actions.

This can be used with any Gloranthan games.

Example 1:

In the year of 1622 at Tarsh member of my family (me or my sibling or my cousin) became a notorious outlaw when Tusk Riders raiding in area in the city of Tarshford

In the year of 1616 at Holy Country father was lost at sea when A large army from the Holy Country was ambushed and slaughtered by the Ditali barbarians

In the year of 1570 at Sartar grandaunt came back changed when Giant reported to be attacking nearby settlements in the city of Herongreen

In the year of 1550 at Dragon Pass greatgrandmother attacked enemy encampment when Jarolar becomes Prince of Sartar

Example 2:

In the year of 1622 at Dragon Pass member of my family (me or my sibling or my cousin) had dealings with dwarves when The Great Winter

In the year of 1606 at Dragon Pass aunt betrayed his/her master when Esrolia raids Grazelands

In the year of 1570 at Sartar grandaunt was famed thruout the region as the master of his/her skill when Slimy Chaos invasion vomited from Snakepipe Hollow in the city of Muse Roost

great-grandaunt his/her name causes still a silence when it is mentioned

Example 3:

In the year of 1618 at Tarsh member of my family (me or my sibling or my cousin) rose high in the cult when Well-substantiated rumors of nearby foul Chaos outrage: guards doubled as ugly crowds gather. in the city of Ever-New Glory

In the year of 1606 at Dragon Pass mother was branded as a traitor when Esrolia raids Grazelands

In the year of 1572 at Sartar grandfather was banished from the cult when Small group of Lunar missionaries preaching in the city of Falling Ruins

In the year of 1556 at Sartar great-granduncle fought hard when Troll insect convoy passes through: trollkin raiding,unusual trade opportunities possible in the city of Goldedge

Example 4:

In the year of 1621 at Grazelands member of my family (me or my sibling or my cousin) participated at the heist of the decade when Visit by Beast Men from nearby with unusual herbs to sell in the city of Rich Post

In the year of 1614 at Dragon Pass mother seeked forgetfulness from alcohol/narcotic substances the rest of his/her days when Lunars raid Grazelands

In the year of 1586 at Tarsh grandfather was claimed to have multitude of children outside the clan when Actual Chaotic event occurs nearby: rioting by conservative tribesmen brutally crushed by Lunar soldiers in the city of Ever-New Glory

In the year of 1558 at Sartar great-granduncle fought for freedom when Small group of Lunar missionaries preaching in the city of Dangerford

You will find the generator here  Search from the menu selector: “Sartar Background”. Some of the wordings will still need to be tuned for it to be relatively proper English..

 

 

Gloranthan Timelines – Generational update

It has been some time since I updated the Gloranthan Timelines. There has been several publications since that provided additional history events for Glorantha. Timelines have now been updates with HQ Glorantha, Gloranthan Sourcebook, Sartar Companion, Coming Storm and others that I have found.

The file is here

Comments welcome

Format edited 29 September to get all the text visible

Meaning of Runes, Rune Associations in Gloranthan Cult One Pagers

It has been now a bit over five years that I have published Gloranthan Cult One Pagers.

The latest installment brings a tiny improvement – version number that is automatically updated with each release of One Pagers. This starts at 5.2 (five years, second release in the fifth year).

The meaning of Runes associated with cults is also now visible as well as rune associations with weapons, metals, colors and so on – if known.

There is also slight tune up for compatibility with other cults mostly for Fonrit area cults.

There is also tune up on the presentation – still slightly tighter on the white space on the print.

This new version of Gloranthan Cults One-pagers adds several items.  This still tries to keep the known cult information from multitude of sources up to date in a single page format – for example RQ, Cults of Prax, Gods of Glorantha, Heroquest Glorantha, Adventures in Glorantha, RQ Glorantha etc. It is a compromise as many of these are a slice of information and from various places in Gloranthan publishing history. It has been done mainly for my Mythras/Adventures in Glorantha campaign but there should be useful bits for any d100 or even non d100 Gloranthan games.

The one pagers can be found in the pantheon specific folders in the main folder.

There is additional information on the one pagers here and  here.

Here is an updated zip file of all the cult one pagers and pantheon sheets. It is uptodate as of today and is occasionally updated when I update individual cults and sheets (this is not currently fully automatic process…)

 

Something Bigger At Harvest Time – Sacrifices in Gloranthan One Pagers

Two score of the Gloranthan One Pagers are upgraded with sacrifices. These are from Storm Tribe and Thunder Rebels.  Quite a few get addition source material links mentioned.

All of the Gloranthan One pagers  are upgraded with tighter formatting as most of the white reserved white space has been compressed for cleaner look in case of not having content in intervening sections.

The one pagers can be found in the pantheon specific folders in the main folder.

There is additional information on the one pagers here and  here.

Yinkin

Here is an updated zip file of all the cult one pagers and pantheon sheets. It is uptodate as of today and is occasionally updated when I update individual cults and sheets (this is not currently fully automatic process…)

 

Gloranthan Cults One-pagers – 2019 Personality Changes, New Friends and Foes and New Mindsets – Compatibility Edition

 

Also known as goodbye Waha, I hardly knew you, you’ve changed so much…

This new version of Gloranthan Cults One-pagers adds several items.  This still tries to keep the known cult information from multitude of sources up to date in a single page format – for example RQ, Cults of Prax, Gods of Glorantha, Heroquest Glorantha, Adventures in Glorantha, RQ Glorantha etc. It is a compromise as many of these are a slice of information and from various places in Gloranthan publishing history. It has been done mainly for my Mythras/Adventures in Glorantha campaign but there should be useful bits for any d100 or even non d100 Gloranthan games.

Compatibility of the Cults

Compatibility of the Cults changed and added from RQ Glorantha. Note – there are new enemies and friends

Where there was change or addition it has been changed. Where there was no new information old information was kept. There is lots of new cult relationships according to this. Some are more friendly than before, some are more distant

Runes of cults

Runes of cults have been changed according to RQ Glorantha. At least following have changed: Kyger Litor, Argan Argar, Yelm, Yelmalio and Waha. Be sure to check this out as this might surprise the old timers. This changes for example the spell use, some cults have their personality changed and this will affect how disciples should act as runes carry that information

Fan Policy updates

All the reports and outputs should have their Fan policy information updated to a current one.

Old versions will be up for awhile but as it is too tedious to update them – I will be taking all but the 2019 edition down eventually.

The material contains the cult one pagers, pantheon specific cult catalogues, pantheon cult relationships, pantheon cult spell catalogues and pantheon personality traits

The one pagers have a slightly updated format:

Kyger Litor

The one pagers can be found in the pantheon specific folders in the main folder.

There is additional information on the one pagers here and  here.

Here is an updated zip file of all the cult one pagers and pantheon sheets. It is uptodate as of today and is occasionally updated when I update individual cults and sheets (this is not currently fully automatic process…)

 

Gloranthan Cults One-pagers – 2019 Edition

There is a new version in town of the Gloranthan Cult one pagers (2019 edition).  Around 160 cults described in one pager format (except of course for Orlanth) with new spell categorisation and new information here and there.

This categorises the spells from associated cults into a new format. The information is gathered from all of the publications so far and the spells and their associated cults have mainly been aligned with material from Gods of Glorantha, Cults of Prax, Cults of Terror and Runequest Glorantha and Runequest Bestiary with newer material given most often the precedence.  In Runequest Glorantha there are couple of spells mentioned as available to all cults – if you play that version – please add them by hand. I have used common rune spell list mainly conforming to an older version of RQ.  There are in the list now spells from many versions of Runequest throughout its history  I may later on publish a new version of Spell Reference which points to the sources – some of them not currently available in print.

The material should be useful even if it does not fully conform to your particular rules for Glorantha.

 

Orlanth example

The link to description what the Glorantha Cult Onepagers are.

 

Encounter Update – sorcerers,Gloranthan Ghouls, Insects and Umathela pregens

 

Here is a grab bag of Mythras Encounter updates. Some sorcerers, Gloranthan form of ghouls, many insects, rabble and some pregen for those quick games with starting characters.

Encounter generator is a way to very quickly generate enemies and NPCs for your campaign with full stats easy to reference. There are more than 3000 enemy templates to choose from – likely to contain something for your campaign as well.

Umathelan Pregens

Umathelan Rabble

All the underlings and rabble updated.

From the new Gloranthan Bestiary

Botanical Zombie

Some Ghoulish fun

Sorcerers

 

Greetings from Gloranthan cultures

Here is a list of cultural greetings gathered from Gloranthan publications over the years

Akem: “I am from Sogolotha Mambrola, the greatest and most learned city outside of lost Brithos itself.”
Balazar: “I am a hunter of the (X) clan of the (Y) tribe. Why do you pass through our lands?”
Band: Berinda’s Daughters: “The old world is dying, and we must heal the good parts.”
Band: Bevegoroi’s Open Eyes: “A new world? Let’s have a look.”
Band: Captain Dashwood’s Traveling Show: “Roll up! Roll up! Fun for all the family! The Old World may be falling down around our ears, but the Traveling Show only gets better and better!”
Band: Comet Seers: “Watch the skies.”
Band: Forloss raiders: “They seek him here; they seek him there; the Lunars seek him everywhere.”
Band: Geo’s Creek Inn: “You want to go where everybody knows your name!”
Band: Golden Bow Society: “Our bows will glorify the new sun.”
Band: Ibex Moon Society: “The old world is over, let us show you the new!”
Band: Jevdur Knowledge Temple: “The new world needs Inspiration.”
Band: Sea Skippers: “The old world is over, and we can have anything we want.”
Band: Servants of the Almighty Dragons: “The old world is over, and dragon time is coming.”
Band: Servants of the Wild: “They say the old world is over; that just shows how little they understand.”
Band: Society of the White Bear: “The old world is dead! Harrek killed it!”
Band: Sword brothers:We are all brothers in the Sword.”
Band: Temple of the Wooden Sword: “Humakt wood be death.”
Band: The Black and White Owls: “The new world is coming, and we have a Plan for it.”
Band: The Eaglebrowns: “We shall hunt ourselves a new world.”
Band: The Fabulous Hunting Troupe: “Nothing like the chase to get the blood pumping, eh, lads?”
Band: The Five-Rune Ring: “Prepare for a New Dawn.”
Band: The Garden of Delightful Mobility: “The old world is not over, for we still dance.”
Band: The Hidden Gale: “The old world is dying, and we will save it.”
Band: The Little Sisters: “The old world is over, and we must stop the bloodshed.”
Band: The School of Ronos Allwinds: “Old world or new, it needs Belintar. We seek him.”
Band: The Silver Shields: “The new world is at our feet!”
Band: The Two-Handed Brotherhood: “The new world must not merely hear the truths of the Goddess, it must also see them.”
Band: The White Chapel of Purity: “We healed the Old World; we can heal the New World.”
Band: The Yellow Peony: “The old world is over, and the new world must be freed of its pain.”
Carmania (the West Reaches): “I am from Carmania in the West Reaches of the Lunar Empire. I am the man of the noble Satrap (name) of (place).”
East Wilds: “I am of the (X) Kingdom and the (Y) clan.”
Elder Wilds: “I am a hunter of the (X) clan of the (Y) tribe. Why do you pass through our lands?”
Errinoru Jungle: “You have no leaves. Your presence offends the Spirit of the Jungle. Give the password or feel poison sap in your veins.”
Fonrit: “I am a slave of mighty (name), from the city of (X). Who is your master, stranger?”
Heortland:I am a free man of the Kingdom of Heortland, may Saint
Homeland: Haragala: “Venperha’s Blessings upon you.”
Homeland: Korola Islands:Welcome to Korola, newcomer. Our islands are as one, I hope you can visit all.
Homeland: Ozur Bay: “Hrestol’s blessing upon you, stranger. Does the harbormaster know of your arrival?”
Homeland: Rightarm Islands: “People of the islands, lovers of the Sea, wanderers of the marsh, friends of the Ludoch are we.”
Homeland: Suam Chow: “Everlasting Prosperity, Eternal Peace, and Bounteous Order are upon us.”
Homeland: Trowjang:I am of the Marazi. A bride of Tolat, Amazon and mother, die in fear man!
Homeland: Wenelia:Who are you? Kin or enemy? Speak quickly or die!
Janube River States: “I am from the city of (X), the finest in this land.”
Jolar: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family.”
Jonatela: “I am a man who serves the (noble family), from the land of Jonatela. What lord do you have as master, sir?”
Junora: “I am from the principality of (X). Hail (Y), our glorious leader!”
Kareeshtu: “We are slaves of Ompalam and his slave the Great Tond, whose power has enslaved even Dormal.”
Kothar: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family. You are far from your home campgrounds, stranger.”
Kralorela: “I live in the Land of Splendor within the blessed shadow of the Dragon Emperor, whom you know as Godunya. May his Eternal Peace enlighten and pity you!”
Kumanku: “IamoftheAn.Iamaslaveof(name),a detestable foreigner not from Kumanku.”
Loral: “Arrghowwwlll.”
Ludoch: “I am X, a Ludoch of the Margansti Confederation, Welcome to my Home”
Lunar Allies: “I am one of the People of (X), brothers to the men of the great Empire. May the Red Moon watch over us all!”
Lunar Provinces: “The kingdom of (X) is my land.”
Malasp:I am Y, a Malasp of the Hroarilli Tribe. Terthinus, Voice of the Deep is my Lord. Surrender Stranger, or your ship will be sunk
Malki Coast: “You are welcome in the land of the heirs of the oceans.”
Maniria: “l am a warrior of the (X) clan.”
Maslo: “I am of the (X), a native of (name) town.” x = Instiggi, Elamle Aroin, etc.
Maslo: “The beautiful waters of Maslo and the magic of Miirdek make us sailors beyond compare!“
Northern Fronela: “I am of the (Bear, Reindeer, Other) People. May his spirit watch over us!”
Pent: “I am a (rank) of the (X) tribe. Where do you ride to, stranger?”
Safelster: “I am a citizen of the famous city of (name).”
Sailor from Quinpolic League: “Hail stranger, may the blessing of Saint Deliam and the mighty protection of the Doge guide you.”
Sartar : I am a free man of (X) clan of the proud (Y) tribe.
Seshnela: “I am a man of the (caste), the loyal man of (title). What is your caste and who is your lord?”
Slon: “I am of Slon. Please, what is your identification number and work class?”
Tarien: “I am (name) of the (X) lineage, born into the (Y) family. Will you share our meal, stranger?”
Tarsh Exile:Yaaah! Die, outland bastard!
Tarsh: “I am a loyal man of the King of Tarsh, praise the Empire.”
Teleos: “I am from the village of (name).”
Teshnos: “I live in the (place),in the land of Teshnos. May your life- flame always burn brightly, stranger.”
The Grazelanders: “I am a warrior of the Pure Horse People, may the Queen be blessed.”
The Kingdom of Loskalm: “I am from the virtuous Kingdom of Loskalm. Welcome to our land and learn from our ways!”
The Lunar Heartland: “I am a citizen of the Lunar Empire, a native of the city of (X).” or “I am a Dara Happan, from the city of (Y).”
The wastelands (Prax): “I am of the (x) clan of the tribe. Lay aside your weapon and be welcome to our campfire, stranger.”
Umathela: “I am from (name) city in Umathela.” Or “I belong to the (name) tribe.”
Vadeli: “Greetings, Sir. I am from the Safety Patrol, and I would like to see a copy of your manifest, please. Please! You can trust me.”
Vesmonstran: “I am a free warrior of the (X) clan. Orlanth is my protector.”
Vormain: “You transgress upon the Eternal Isles, you foreign scum! Draw arms and die like a man!”

Gloranthan Cult One Pager Pantheon Summaries

Gloranthan Cult One Pagers are an attempt to gather together in a single page (well sometimes two pages) format the main cult information. Currently there are more than 150 cults described.

Now there are summaries of all the cults associated with pantheon. The summaries are by topic. These are meant to be short hand for some key information about all pantheon’s cults in a single file to be easily distributed to your players if you so like.

  • Pantheon Cult Catalogue
  • Pantheon Cult Relationships
  • Pantheon Cult Spell Catalogue
  • Pantheon Cult Personality Traits

These are stored in the pantheon directories together with Cult One Pagers.