[Glorantha]Repeating Quests

From: <greg_at_glorantha.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 07:54:38 -0700


Hola,

a few more clarifications to astute questions.

> From: Mikko Rintasaari <rintasaa_at_mail.student.oulu.fi>

> Greg shed's some light
> > Now, if you go on a HQ then it sets your personal mythic pattern. If you
> > do it again then the same thing will happen. You have already lost to
> > your foes and won the others. You hvae already won or lost the treasure.
> > That is that.
>
> Thank you for the clarification. This is what I tought it meant. The Aroka
> Quest example still makes me think. If my personal mythical reality is set
> so that I won against Aroka and ended the drought, what does it mean in
> practise.
>
> As long as I live, the clan won't be threatened by drought? Alternatively
> the heroquest of Orlanth and Aroka is no longer a heroquest for me but
> rather a ritual. I know what is causing the drought, and I know how to fix
> it.

When you go on the quest you either go for a personal powr or the (preferrred) clan benefit.
So if you go for the clan, then the clan has a bonus NOT to be threatened by drought. You perform the "How Mikko Smashed Aroka" ceremony and the rain clouds build up.
OR you have gotten the power to yourself, and you essentially have a ritual or a feat to increase the power of the rain clouds.

> So does this mean I have an ability "Free Heler" or something like that?

More or less, depending on your interpretation of that. But it{s pretty general so I'd suggest "Help it Rain" power.

> > Also, there are different versions of various quests that have the same
> > objecive, but different stories. So look at the quest where (Sorry to be
> > vauge, but I have no resources with me here) so an dso wins and frees
> > the Blue Woman from the water-stealing dragon, and the other one where
> > Heler is liberated from the water-stealing dragon. Same myth or
> > different? ONLY YOUR NARRATOR KNOWS FOR SURE.
> >
> > So the rule is that you can on a single quest only go once. And there are
> > variations on the rules because there are variation of your position, and
> > variations on what "a single myth" means.
>
> Ok, so I can go on a single myth only once, but can I still use it as a
> stepping stone. Just walk the quest half way, and then turn off the path?
> Or is this done entirely differently. Instead of doing the "Orlanth and
> Aroka" quest beginning, I enter Orlanth's Stead and just start walking
> towards the mythical location I want to reach (this being the suicidal
> free-heroquesting). Now that I think of it, this seems more likely.

You can do either of those.  

> Having seen an interesting location while performing the quest, the
> location is still there for me, without the trappings of the Heroquest.

Yep. Just watch out that you don't meet yourself an an opponent!!

> From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Ian=20Cooper?= <ian_hammond_cooper_at_yahoo.co.uk>

Yes, "stationary quest" is a ritual.

YGWV. -Greg

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