[Glorantha]Imther Powers

From: TERRA INCOGNITA <inarsus-ferilt-z_at_mrg.biglobe.ne.jp>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 23:20:32 +0900


At last, I got Codex #3 and got information from it. This is my attempt to comprehend the land of Harald Smith, though certainly Unspoken Words Imther: The Edge of Empire is planned. I think it is not on the publishing line of near future.

I agree Harald Smith has changed many along with ILH authors and Greg's whimsical nature. (Like the shifts of location of Kareiston's Temple and Hortugarth from Enclosure #2 to Wesley's Imther Map, etc...) and I don't know whether Imther is in the definition of area of "Saird" or not.

"No, we are not Orlanthi and we don't revere cattle needlessly. Our cheese is gift from the Night Wyrm (Daimon of Fermentation), not White Cow (Source of Milk itself)." See the stories of Harald Smith on Mything Links by Oliver Bernuetz.
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Realm/5545/mything/mything-authors.html#hs

Reference:

*From Harald

Personal Mails to Harald Smith
New Lolon Gospel #1 & #2
Codex #3
RQ Con #2 Compendium: Harald Smith's Imther Seminar Kinglists of Hilltown (Can be refered from Lokarnos.com http://glorantha.temppeli.org/digest/gd5/1998.02/3849.html) Enclosure #2: Vanch Geography and Emperor Mahzanelm

[As far as I read Harald's Hilltown Kharex lists, I am not sure this title is there since Dawn Age, though this list head has Divine Ancestor Imthus and Aidea as Firsts. Next Dynasty, Valusi was Youf age contemporary, so it might be proof that Kharex was not used in Dawn Age, at least in the sense of Modern Age. ]

*From ILH editors and authors

Unspoken Word: Map of Imther
Imperial Lunar Handbook No.1: Saird and Provinces Gwandorling Saga: 1625 status of Lunar Empire

Harald's definition of Imtherian Society Marl = clan
Marex = clan leader [In Enclosure #2 p.26, Marex is also a title of Tribal Leader in Dawn Age, I don't know whether Imtherians distinguish tribe from clan, or the meaning of term changed since that ancient days. The listed tribes, Rebanni, Dazorda and Tusori all died out. Only Hesperi remained? (Mahzanelm was killed by Lokamayadon.)]
Pilex = governor (a DH title) [4 Pilex(s?) can be found at same time. Maybe attributed to Four Guardians of Khelmal?: Sidherius, Central Mines, Rhynopolis, Blackwall (after New Lolon was taken by Vanchites.)] Kharex = king (a variant on a DH title) [Today, King Margor 4th of Grigor is the one.]

Currently both Vanch and Holay are eager to take land from the Kingdom without heir.

Unfinished 21 Marls of Imther and their centers, important cults and cheeses. [Maybe Harald has added many marls since the older setting.] Costellon: Stout Heart?
Archite: Northern Outer Hills
Rhynite: Rhyndpolis? [Red Rhynopolis?]
Hesperite: Daughter's Rose
Gobingon: Hillton
Prajali: Grimorta Mtn.
Khurmai: Uisu's Rest?

Borkan: Divide Hills, Aryael River?
Zarkon: near of dwarven Central Mine? [Vakthan's Blue & Goat Cheeses?]
Grigor: Koradhama Mtn.?, Blackwell (Royal Marl?)
Polan: Mia Phora Mtn.?
Muzelthon: Southern Outer Hills
Erthex: The Finger Hills
Apsul: Apsul's Way {Apsus}
Hallite: Oldpath?
Daltach: Wine Hills & Red Wine Ford
Mastime: Tumbled Wall, {Mastus}

Argon: Kareiston's Inspiration (Sun Dome (Khelmal?) Temple: Ruler is Count Nightcrest)? {Argus}
Valusi: Golden Fields, {Valus}
Mallust: Hortugarth?, Mallust{Malus, Hortus?, Hwarin?}, [Apple-rind Amber, Boar's
Nest Smoked White, Rock White?]

Extinct
Rebanni: Destroyed by Emperor Mahzanelm (see above) Dazorda: Destroyed by Emperor Mahzanelm
Tusori: Destroyed by Emperor Mahzanelm

Ronon?:

Laramite: Perhaps loyal to Jannisor, so punished by Lunars. Wilktar: Perhaps loyal to Jannisor, so punished. Somewhere of East Area?

Important Cities
Blackwell:
Hillton: Post of Current King and Queen
Hortugarth: See Codex #3 about factions, {Hortus?, Hwarin Dalthippa} Kareiston's Inspiration: {Khelmal , Kareiston} Count Nightcrest is the ruler of Sun Dome.
New Lolon: Currently Fell to Vanch [New Lolon Green Cheese]

Then, what is the city of Urar Baar (City in the map of Enclosure #2)?

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