RE: Flintnail in RQ3

From: Steven D. Leary (
Date: Sat 03 Jan 1998 - 21:58:33 EET

Mr. Metcalfe... You know more than you should about our social structure and
will be paid a visit shortly by our enforcers.

We manipulate the same world forces that all others of our species use, and
have been endowed by our leader with other powers as well (divine magic).

Ferric Kragstone

PS. The reports of my being yo-yoed to death in East of Pamaltela have been
greatly exaggerated.

Steven D. Leary

- -----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, January 02, 1998 11:28 PM
Subject: The Glorantha Digest V5 #316

I would alter the cult structure slightly so that it resembles the
traditional guild for humans. Lay members are apprentices and
journeymen, intitiates are masters and the 'rune level' is really
the guild leadership. The mostali openhandists really dominate
the cult by insisting on meritocratic leadership - those who can
sculpt the best should be the leaders.

If the mostali use spirit magic then they are apostate. However since
Flintnail was a rock mostali (and true mostali cannot by definition be
apostate IMO), then the cult must be sorcery-using. Thus I would

convert all the rune magic spells to sorcery equivalents (mould rock
becomes form/set rock, warrior of stone becomes animate stone etc). A
human cultist would only get tuition in the more complex sorcery skills
when he becomes an initiate.

I don't think Flintnail would give Divine Intervention. IMO the
cult is devoid of any spiritual element and most human cultists
look to Orlanth and Ernalda for afterlife etc.

- - --Peter Metcalfe


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