[Glorantha]Lunar trivia

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_quicksilver.net.nz>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 17:01:24 +1200


>Me> The clans of the lowlands are just as free if not more so under the Red
> > Moon than they were before.

>Freer than the Andrinic shires in Heortland,

Just as free. The Andrinic sheriffs are not oppressors.

> > The nearest Orlanthi were on the other side of the Pelorian
> > Basin when she was born. Sedenya was a weapon against the
> > _Carmanians_.

>Against the Bull Shah Carmanians, who inherited the Bisosae traditions of
>the Hill Barbarian migrations.

No, they didn't. Bisos is descended from the KefTavar, God of the Fronelan Bull People.

> > The Seven Mothers had no contact or even political awareness of the
> > southern barbarians, full stop.

>Other than as potential allies.

Not so. The southern barbarians are simply Too Far Away hence Out Of Sight and Out Of Mind.

> > Entekos is not a predecessor goddess to Rufelza. Valare Addi once
> > thought so but she was wrong and wrote the Entekosiad to find out
> > why. Entekos is another name for Dendara, the wife of the Sun.

>Entekos is an unacknowledged aspect of the planetary goddess of the
>Middle Air

Entekos is acknowledged even in Dara Happa.

> Rufelza seeks to emulate in binding Orlanth. The disproving of
>Valare's theory can be undone, and IMO this is one aspect what the White
>Moonies are about.

How can Valare's theory be undone? Dendara is provably not Rufelza. The only connection is that they made each other - Dendara fashioned Gerra, Rufelza's shape portion while Sedenya made Dendara as part of making everything.

>The Pelorian world order got right only when rebellion was
>assigned its place in the world.

i.e. when the Rebels were defeated, punished and enslaved.

>They reconciled themselves with rebellion, and all was
>well. Now the Lunar Empire is about to free the world of rebellion,
>leaving it no place in the world. Doesn't this appear somewhat fishy?

The Lunars are not about to free the world of rebellion. They never have any intention of freeing the world of rebellion. All they set out to do is to reconcile two different worldviews and make the world a better place.

>There isn't much mythical ground for Ernalda or other powers of the Earth
>accepting Chaos.

The Uleria myth in Wyrms Footprints p34 is sufficient.

>The red earth of Naveria sought to hinder the rise of the Red Moon,
>and still seeks to draw it down.

They did? When the Naverians were conquered by the Dara Happans in mythic times, their leader was the Lord of Seven (GRAY p28) and also possibly the Protector Among Seven (Entekosiad p34). What is the seven but a recognition of Lunar Power? The only other aspect is Carantes which released the Hydra. Giving their resort to Chaotic Powers, it's not clear to me what their opposition to the Red Goddess was.

--Peter Metcalfe

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