[Glorantha]Re: Gloranthan Scripts

From: Simon Phipp <soltakss_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:00:29 +0000 (GMT)


John English:

> We recently had the characters discover an ancient scroll written in
> Sartarite. While there was a Sartarite-speaking character in the party he
> was illiterate. However our literate Pavisite suggested that he simply read
> the scroll out loud phonetically and then the Sartarite could work out what
> it meant.
>
> I (having intended the scroll to be the spur for a visit to the Grey Sages)
> ruled that this was impossible as Pavic and Sartarite didn't use a common
> script but I don't know if this was "true"!

I would say that Old Pavic uses a different script but New Pavic uses the same script as Sartarite.

> In the RW there are far fewer scripting systems than languages (in Europe
> we
> only have Roman, Greek and Cyrillic but dozens of countries, many of which
> have more than one language) and so the players trick could have worked.
> IIRC there was a list of spoken languages in the RQ Glorantha: Genertela

> pack but I don't recall having seen anything about written language.

Don't forget Armenian which uses a different alphabet completely.

Simon                 



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