[Glorantha]Re: New life in Hell

From: Julian Lord <jlord_at_free.fr>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 21:03:09 +0100


Joerg :

> >>> Aldryami and Mostali are different from trolls because they are
> >>> relatively at home in the middle world. The trolls are creatures of
> >>> hell, and the surface world is an alien realm for them in a way it
> >>> isn't for Mostali, and particularly Aldryami.
>
> >> An excellent point
>
> > ... except that half the time (night vs. day ; cold vs. hot ; etc),
> > the Inner World is controlled by the Underworld forces, and in effect
> > *becomes* the underworld ...
>
> In all but one effect - it does not become the place where the dead walk.

Yes it does. In Sartar, they're called Humakti.

> >> . I wonder whether the trolls really ever lost
> >> fertility, or whether they gained a lesser version of fertility on their
> >> flight from the Underworld. As a rule, only the Middle World generates
> >> new life...
>
> > As a rule, general rules do not apply to the Underworlds,
> > many of which are just as fertile as the Inner World
> > (technically, they are part of the Inner Worlds ; except
> > they are ruled by otherworld entities, or whatever other
> > strangeness occurs to make them underwordly ... )
>
> I sort of acknowledged that Inner World character of some Underworld
> realms, but since Wonderhome coincides with the surface world court of the
> dead, I am not quite willing to apply this to the Trollhome part of the
> Underworld. Not any more since Bijiif arrived.

AFAIK Bijiif's arrival turned most of Wonderhome into a Hell (there's a deep dark remnant of WH that survived, much as the Oases survive as remnants of Genert's Garden).

Julian Lord

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