Prophecy in Glorantha

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@voyager.co.nz)
Date: Fri 29 May 1998 - 08:23:21 EEST


Steve Rennell:

>What is the status of Prophecy? and as a related question, how widely is the
>doctrine that Gods can't know the future spread?

The statement that Gods cannot know the future is merely game advice
for the Divination Spell. In special circumstances, prophecies about
the future can and have been made. One only has to look at the
prophecies of the Hero Wars in the Genertela Book to see that the art of
prophecy is alive and well in glorantha.

What these special circumstances are varies from place to place. Most
cultures do have a tradition of omens being sought for the coming year
and some even prophesy about what an ewborn infant will accomplish.
But these sort of prophecies will be either general or vague.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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