[Glorantha]Re: Glorantha digest, Vol 10 #135 - 8 msgs

From: Andrew Larsen <aelarsen_at_mac.com>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 11:35:24 -0500

> From: "Jane Williams" <janewilliams20_at_yahoo.co.uk>
> To: <glorantha_at_rpglist.org>
> Subject: RE: [Glorantha]Heortling Greetings
> Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 22:55:58 +0100
> Reply-To: glorantha_at_rpglist.org

>> During my campaign yesterday, one of my players asked me how
>> Heortlings greet each other, and I had no idea.  Anybody on
>> the list want to venture an opinion?
>> Andrew E. Larsen

> Depends on which Heortlings, and under what circumstances (of course!)
> The "Greeting" is the classic description of how a visitor to the clan is
> ritually greeted. (Thunder Rebels p36, or so Barbarian Adventures tells me).
> I'd expect how a cottar greets his clan chief to be different from how a
> mother greets her son who won't get up in the morning. And so on. But you
> knew this...
> So what did you really have in mind when you asked the question?

    Yeah, I wasn't being very clear, was I?     I'm aware of the Greeting Ritual, but it's hard to imagine that every time two Heortlings who don't know each other meet, they go through the whole thing. That ritual seems like a ceremony reserved from special occasions, such as when two important leaders or warriors or priests meet, or when a meeting occurs during a formal public occasion, such as a warrior arriving during a feast. It's hard to picture two carls running into each other on the road and stopping to go through the Greeting Ritual in a situation when, in the real world, a simple "How's it going?" would suffice.

    So, to rephrase the question, how do two average Heortling, carls or cottars, for example, greet each other when they meet for the first time at a bar, or on the road, or in the marketplace. Is there a short, formal greeting, such as the Vulcan "Peace, Live Long, and Prosper" that might be used such more casual circumstances? Is there a simple goodbye, maybe something like "Strong Breath" or "May your winds blow well"?

Andrew E. Larsen

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