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. Your game system may vary (Runequest versions or even Heroquest) but you might still find something useful in here even if you are not using the exact same version of game system – this is material I have created for my campaign over the years. It relies on multiple sources but might not be exactly canon even if I have tried to follow that as much as is useful for my campaign. Input is welcome.
There are two versions available –
older (2017 edition) and the newer (2019 edition)
Gloranthan Cult One Pager contains the following parts (if I have been able to find out the information from a source or invented it in case of some)
- Name and the main purpose of the cult
- Requirements to Join initiate
- Requirements to join – rune level
- Cult skills
- Folk magic for Initiates
- Theist Miracles (Rune spells)
- Pantheons the cult belongs to
- Areas the cult (thru its Pantheon or otherwise) can be found
- Personality traits that the runes of the cult expect members to personify
- Opposite runes.
- Enemy, Hostile, Friendly and Associated cults
- Holy Days and High Holy Days
- Spirit Societies the cult belongs to or is associated with
- Totem animals the cult’s spells can command or speak to
Example of Glorantha Cult One Pager
The spells and skills part this is tuned for Adventures in Glorantha Preview on top of Mythras. If this does not suit your campaign system wise – disregard them or mod them to your heart’s content. For the spells and the description of the cults you will need to dive into Cult Compendium, Gods of Glorantha, Cults of Terror and Shadows in the Borderlands – at least.
Rest of the information is mostly if not all game system independent Glorantha information.
The links to sources of the spells is on the tools directory.
The links to original books are mentioned for the cults, you will need those books for detailed description of the cult, skills and spells. Many of the books and magazines are out of print but Moon Design Publications has a few and some others you may find thru drivethrurpg.com, Amazon or eBay.
Cults available are grouped in the link underneath roughly by ‘pantheon’
All of the above will likely change during my campaign.
You will of course want to follow both the cult’s social guidance of who the enemies and friends (above) are and your cult’s rune personality guidance to emulate your cult’s god.
Gloranthan Cult One Pagers have now also pantheon specific summaries to be easily distributed to your players.
- 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.
So we have the cults in rough pantheon format
Chaos – Genertela with
Atyar, Bagog, Cacodemon, Devil’s Hand, Gark the Calm, Hungry Jack, Krarsht, Krjalk, Lemure, Mallia, Pocharngo, Primal Chaos, Ragnaglar, Seseine, Sidana, Taeterisus, Than, Thanatar, Thed, Tyram, Ulforg, Urain, Vakalta, Vivamort
Chaos – Pamaltela with
Atyar, Cacodemon, Gark the Calm, Gloomshark, Ikadz, Krarsht, Lemure, Mallia, Ompalam, Primal Chaos, Seseine, Sidana, Than, Thanatar, Thed, Urain, Vivamort
Ancestor Worship, Annilla, Aranea, Argan Argar, Gorakiki, Himile, Kyger Litor, Mee Vorala, Moorgarki, Subere, Tokaz Varaz, Xentha, Xiola Umbar, Zong, Zorak Zoran
Hobimaron, Lumavoxoran, Saliligor
Aldrya, Babeester Gor, Flamal, Grain Goddesses, Mee Vorala, Voria, Yelmalio
Ancestor Worship, Basmol, Hungry Ghosts, Hakim & Mikyh, Telmor
Baraku, Blackfang, Bloody Tusk, Caladra & Aurelio, City God, Dorasta, Flintnail, Lamsabi, Selern, Sun Dragon and Um-Oradin
Black Sun, Dendara, Grain Goddesses, Hakim & Mikyh
Seven Mothers (Danfive Zaron, Irrippi Ontor, Jakaleel the Witch, Queen Deezola, She Who Waits. Tele Norri, Yanafal Tarsils), Annilla, Crimson Bat, Etyries, Lanbril
Dormal and Arkat
Burayha Xolagi (the Good Doctor), Calari the Hunter, El-Jazuli (the Earth Witch), Ennung, Ernamola, Evukindu, Garangordos the Wise, Hanjethulut (the Angry One), Ikadz, Jokotu the Liberator, Karkisso the Seer, Ompalam, Orjethulut
Ancestor Worship, Babeester Gor, Basmol, Bolongo, Lodril, Maran Gor, Nyanka, Pamalt, Rasout, Ty Kora Tek, Uleria
Ancestor Worship, Basmol, Dark Eater, Eiritha, Foundchild, Gagarth, Hungry Ghosts, Pavis, Storm Bull, Waha, Zola Fel
Annilla, Dormal, Magasta, Triolina, Tsankth, Wachaza
Ana Gor, Asrelia, Babeester Gor, Chalana Arroy, Donandar, Dormal, Ernalda, Eurmal, Gagarth, Grain Goddesses, Heler, Humakt, Hykim & Mikyh, Issaries, Lanbril, Lokarnos, Maran Gor, Mastakos, Odayla, Orlanth, Storm Bull, Ty Kora Tek, Uleria, Valind, Vinga, Waha, Ygg of Threestep and Yinkin
Chalana Arroy, Dendara, Donandar, Grain Goddesses, Lanbriul, Lodril, Lokarnos, Shargash, Uleria, Yelm, Yelmalio and Yelorna
Henird, Hiia the Swordsman, Jardan and Yu-Kargzant