Re: [Glorantha]Retrofitting Fimbulwinter into KoS

From: Paul Andrew King <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 17:27:51 +0000

>My memory must be playing tricks on me, but has anybody tried
>retreofittinh Orlanth and Dead and Fimbulwinter into the KoS
>narrative? That is, has anybody suggested (to us, post hoc)
>explanations for their conspicuous absence in KoS? Broyan and Kallyr
>are important at the Battle of Iceland, and Argrath is absent, so
>omitting the battle is understandable, but a bit more is necessary.

>Perhaps Argrath very publicly threw in his support with the Lunars
>during Fimbulwinter, and Denseros thought best to miss out the
>entire thing?

Orlanth's death is in the Annotated Argeth's Saga and the end is attributed to the Battle of Milran - with Argrath, Broyan and Harrek present (p22). The Saga also attributes the Dragonrise to Argath (p24) so it may be another example of pro-Argrath bias. I would say that Argrath - at least the Argrath that the stories are following - is with the Wolf Pirates or fighting in Kethaela and Heortland during the Fimbulwinter up to the Battle of Iceland which must be about the same time as Milran.

"The T'ang emperors were strong believers in the pills of 
immortality.  More emperors died of poisoning from ingesting minerals 
in the T'ang than in any other dynasty" - Eva Wong _The Shambhala 
Guide to Taoism_

Paul K.

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