[Glorantha]Godunya and King Boggle

From: TERRA INCOGNITA <inarsus-ferilt-z_at_mrg.biglobe.ne.jp>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 10:50:51 +0900

Love (Fertility) and Harmony (Healing) aren't same, as Disorder (Trickster) and Illusion....

<<Godunya and King Boggle

My Opinion about Paradox of Draconism
http://glorantha.kondalski.org/g9index/2594.html <<I think draconism is composed from paradox, mysticism [well, not mysticism....this opinion is written before HQ published] denies the Middle World as Garden of Temptation, but dragons created the World and made their home. Many (all?) of geographical features might be True Dragons, and though Westerners think that nature was created by the will of Invisible God to be conquered , and serve human purpose, Kralori might think that nature and civilization are opposite sides of a coin and harmonizable, as Yin and Yang. They succeeded to make one of most organized culture over draconic incomprehensive nature with their unlimited (?) trust to rulers and their merciful emperors. >>

Greg's opinion about refuting Unrealisation or Void as Orthodox Teaching in an area of Vithelan Continent.


[Hand Signs of Buddhism Scriptures: Godunya's Sign against King Boggle?: See about Buddhism Philosophy: schism among Madhyamica, Yogacara (Eight-folded System of Soul), Sautrantika, Sarvastivada. The difference of Hinduism (Hinayana?) and Mahayana Buddhism about the concept of "Void" (the former rejected this teaching of Nagarjuna). Why Kralori pays high rigard to riddles and paradoxes, or why Praxians hate Kralori for tolerating Chaos.

In Glorantha Source, a few sources treat Plateau of Statues like Elder Secrets of Glorantha and Tales #15 (Sandy Petersen?), and Godunya's Seclusion can be found at old Genertela Book and Revealed Mythologies, Description of Boggles and Story with Uleria by Greg Stafford can be found at Anaxial Roster p.244-5 and Wyrm's Footprint.]

Once, High Priest of Than-Ulbar [High Priest of Atyar in Tunneled Hills, See Tales #15] trembled to see the scheme of Great Serpent Coiled around the plateau, just the south of his domain. (Though that image soon dissolved in the devastated land.) and he saw the impoverished monk meditating upon the plateau who holds Kralori feature and remained monastic garbs, specific handsigns for meditation. He was the man which caused the flashback of nightmare.

High Priest of Than-Ulbar could recall the horrible memory of Kralori, one of them, called Li Phannquan destroyed fruit of the Priest's long effort, unpriced ally, incarnate of Vampire God Vivamort into nothing. And his Sword carved the wound on the head of the Priest's own, that needed more than 200 healing years by hibernating. Though he only felt secure for Eastern Dragons have shown no concern to the struggle between Law and Chaos, he well knew that dragons could destroy his knowledge storage into nothingness which he accumulated long year since he turned into the disciple of Atyar.

That was enough for him, but this time, True Golden Dragon itself coiled over the plateau! the Priest felt its power as same in the day which Empire of West and East both destroyed by the powers hidden. But the Priest astonishingly realised for unknown reason, King Boggle, the ruler of Plateau of Statue, didn't realised the mirage and the power of Monk who serenely meditating upon his territory, where all sane mortals shall be crazed by the disorder and mischief of Boggles. So the Priest ordered one of his servants to pay homage to King Boggle and tell him about the monk.

"For the name of Atyar, holder of Secret Knowledge, don't you see the Monk
sitting on Plateau of Statue? Where Dead Giants bestowed you to rule the Plateau?" King Boggle suddenly realised the monk was there, meditating upon the center of plateau and his servant boggles also didn't realised that trespasser.

King Boggle was not fool to see what the Priest was frightened, but just wanted to make diversion and pastime for he knew the Priest also soon reach madness as other playthings and immortal King Boggle had enough time to play with. So King decided to be with the Priest at that time. King Boggle sent a Servant Boggle to disturb meditation of the monk.

Servant Boggle realised the monk had a miraculous golden skin that glowed from inside, but said, "You are trespassing to the domain of disorder and illusion, thus I visit you, emanation of the source of disorder. Suffer here all of your desire reflected in opposite manner by realising the thirst of here, when giants of the Garden died by the army from north, the people of this city also died for that thirsty." The Servant Boggle hocus-pocused.

Golden-skinned Monk opened the eyes, made handsign of "touching the earth" and said, "All of Middle World is illusion, Larn Hasamador said so. This is why I sit here, that is why I try to find the meaning of the world and waits your master."

And Godunya told the Boggle his experience in the past of Kralorela, when the Kralorela Empire still shone under the brightness of Emperor Yanoor and Godunya sought only his personal Liberation.

Servant Boggle was so confused by the words and logic of Yellow Skinned Monk, so then he temporally lost its Iradgenderi (?) nature and turned into straight and average being of Middle World.

King Boggle was little bewildered, angered to the Servant and asked him.

"What did you see, Servant Boggle?"

"He was once a petty and simple belt buckle maker of Kralorelan City named
Hsin Yin, and sought to learn the good and bad of Ordinary People's reason of life. But he failed to conceal himself from Evil Usurpers from Ocean for his Belt Buckle, in the shape of Ouroboros let the Usurpers realise his vanity and they forced him to exile. His confusion was so immense that I was overwhelmed!"

"Enough!" King Boggle shouted. "Go, Knight Boggle!" Larger Boggle which
contained more Disorder Power, and long held the plateau from the evil of Tunneled Hills, departed.

Knight Boggle realised the monk had miraculous twin pupils inside of his eyes, but said, "You are trespassing to the domain of disorder and illusion, thus I visit you, incarnation of the source of disorder. Suffer here all of your desire reflected in opposite manner by realising the thirst of here, when giants of the Garden died by the army from north, the people of this city also died for that thirsty." The Knight Boggle drew his Sword of Disorder and hocus-pocused.

The Monk revealed doubled pupil of the eyes, made handsign of "Circle of Harmony" and said, "All of Middle World is from Cosmic Dragon, the Eternal Tranquility and sole Solid Substance of the Void. Thus everything of this world is not empty dream and reason to exist. So I went Hemkarba as Jerem, to prove even foreigners has right to exist. "

And Godunya told the Boggle his experience in the past of Dragon Pass when Youf thrived, when the Evil Exarchs was corrupted by the plot of Emperor ShangHsa and Godunya failed to save them.

Knight Boggle was so confused by the experiences and wonders of Yellow Skinned Monk, so then he temporally lost its Iradgenderi (?) nature and turned into straight and average being of Middle World, as the defender of Middle World from Minion of Entropy. He greeted the Monk solemnly and promised him to carry his message to King Boggle.

King Boggle was very bewildered, punished the knight by warping all of his body and mind temporary, and asked him.

"What did you see, Knight Boggle?"

"He preached his truth among the greedy warlords and poor people of Dragon
Pass, and sought to learn humility and the way to make one from many. But he failed to grasp the Void which itself should help him to seek liberation for he feels it is similar to corpse-like Liberation to stop all of perception, when he made talk with Lizards (Dragonewts) which failed long time to achieve it, they exploited their ego as if it is their toy."

"And he learned why Jerem failed, he sought the way to analyse the confusion
by objective method, went to West, and turned into Antidragon to prove even foreigners have right to achieve mystical truth of Dragon. His confusion and loneliness was so great that my petty power was overwhelmed."

"Enough!" King Boggle shouted. "I meet him privately and ruined his purpose
whatever it is!" who was the Boggle which contained Greatest Disorder Power, and ruled the plateau from the evil of Tunneled Hills has long threatened it since Lord Genert ordered him to do so, he spread his wings of Nightmare and went to the location of Golden.

At the same time, the exarchs finally perceived him from long distance, and reached to his place one by one after long search, surrounded him and pleaded Godunya to return Dragonland and to turn into the Vessel of Summerland Heaven.

"I might not be the man who you seek." The Golden skinned monk murmured.
Some quailed, but one of them, young among old dared to say more.

"Your majesty, your servants obey your words. Please enlighten the suffered
people long under the shackle of ShangHsa, you helped us when we were nearly killed in the War in Heaven. But you didn't teach us you are the man. " Godunya smiled but said.

"Now I found the solution in the riddle contest with King of Boggles. I must
find the answer why ShangHsa failed and turned into Adpara." Godunya dropped tear,

"In dream, I saw the Sea of Blood that pours on this world, outside of the
Land of KraLor, if their blood soak the virtue of KraLor, perhaps dragons will leave us eternally and we are abandoned, but may I abandon you as well as them?"

"No, please don't do such!" Exarchs lamented.

Godunya didn't answer to them but showed soothing handsign before them. And whispered.

"I wait here to prove it." And watched to see the winged one coming.

King Boggle greeted Godunya and said, "You are trespassing to the domain of disorder and illusion, thus I visit you, the Avatar of the source of disorder! Suffer here all of your desire reflected in opposite manner by realising the thirst of here, when giants of the Garden died by the army from north, the people of this city also died for that thirsty." Godunya opened his eyes and said.

"Welcome, I wait you. I want a lesson of Middle Way which my predecessor
Mikaday always sought." Godunya stated.

"I want to ask you about when the Goddess of Love, Okerio [Uleria? Erdires?]
offered you her body, you decided to help her and even after people of this Giant Grave died out, you sealed the rise of Entropic Power of this spot. I want to ask you lesson which will prevent me from repeating ShangHsa's fault, for he failed to suppress his hidden desire to see the Dragon's World by watching his own favorable way, not letting it to be."

King Boggle answered.
"But how you can prove it? I understand what you have long failed, and now
you will repeat here again. For there is no way to prove our Souls are common place without Middle World, corrupted perception. You seek Middle Way but there is no such way in this World. Your Empire is hollow and meaningless to reach Void!"

"I agree it can be proved only through Paradoxes that denying the nihilism
is equal to Void. Experience is not enough for every populace, for they think if Time is meaningless, Liberation is also meaningless. So I will ask you to make bet with me." He glanced to the West and saw the man who wielded Large Adamant Axe and garb of King Bison.

"Here comes Greatest Warrior against Chaos among Nichung Praxians." Godunya
said, "He comes to kill Minions of Entropy for he thinks it is right to do so without knowing the meaning of it. And he might destroy them all which wounds the World as well as he perceive. He has power to incarnate his god and heroes."

"Then what is our gamble and wager?" King Boggle puzzled.

"Now I will remove his Gift, Pain of the Wound gifted from his brutal God
and Spirit (it is called Illumination [Lunars are false for they thinks illumination is something with solid substance, thus wrongly attributed void with Nysalor] )."

Godunya doesn't have pity on him, though the Bison Khan certainly killed many evil people, he has cruelly killed many more innocent people and good thing brutally without mind and simply out of twisted pleasure.

Godunya walking the sign of North Dipper, whispered one Powerful Word to the paper which he drew from his sleeve, and it turned into small bird [taoistic cantrip], flying to the Bison Khan. The bird sang a strange song echoed throughout the valley of Only Safe. The Khan began to dizzy and to brandish his Axe blindingly.

Godunya stated, "he will be confused and commit suicide for he thinks he is contaminated by Chaos. But that is after he will destroy all of the city of Than-Ulbar, he will not stop until you beg me pardon and stop him to kill your demon friend. "

"The priest is not my friend but a toy, I don't care his welfare." King
Boggle stated.

"As you like, then I will win our gamble bet."

"He could not kill me for Disorder is my source as well as his God." King
Boggle replied.

"Then try it." Godunya returned to his meditation, making the handsign of
eternal mercy of Dragon.



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