[Glorantha] Seasonal adjectives

From: Jennifer Geard <geard_at_verso.org>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 06:53:05 +1300

Hi All,

How might a Heortling describe something that was characteristic of a particular season? The equivalent of "spring growth", "summer sports",
"autumn leaves" or "winter's blast"?

Some of this can be described in terms of gods ("Valind's blast"), or functions (although terms like "planting" and "harvest" are ambiguous unless you mention whether you're talking about the barley or the winter wheat).

I've got a story going where the first draft refers to the plant
"wintersweet". Like the real-world plant of that name, its characteristics
are that it flowers on bare wood in "winter" and that it smells sweet. Darkness-season-sweet doesn't quite cut it as an equivalent.

If there can be a Fimblewinter, does that make "winter" an accepted term? Or is that converting terminology from other worlds and applying to Heortlings?


Jennifer Geard

Received on Sun 05 Dec 2004 - 06:57:33 EET

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