RE: The Glorantha Digest V7 #452

From: Weihe, David (Weihe@danet.com)
Date: Wed 08 Mar 2000 - 23:59:13 EET


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Ian Thomson
> very interested in opinions of the old-style RuneQuest Runes that
> people think are attached to the worship of Genert when such existed

Genert died long before the GodLearners rationalized the rune system. It
is therefore probable that there was a simgle glyph for Genert. The fact
that it looked just like a superposition of slightly altered Earth, Harmony,
and Mastery runes is entirely beside the point (like pointing out that the
Waha rune is just Beast and Man combined, which only annoys the beast
riders and bores the scholars).

Naturally, being VERY dead and gone, the God Learners didn't bother to
produce or define any runes for Genert. It was enough to say that he was
the Earth Giant/God for the northern continent, and that one subcult of
Issaries thinks that pieces of hyena hide are the remains of that god and
that they must go into the Wastes to reassemble him if they ever find one.

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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Ian Thomson</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">&gt; very interested in opinions of the old-style RuneQuest Runes that</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">&gt; people think are attached to the worship of Genert when such existed</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Genert died long before the GodLearners rationalized the rune system.&nbsp; It</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">is therefore probable that there was a simgle glyph for Genert.&nbsp; The fact</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">that it looked just like a superposition of slightly altered Earth, Harmony,</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">and Mastery runes is entirely beside the point (like pointing out that the</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Waha rune is just Beast and Man combined, which only annoys the beast</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">riders and bores the scholars).</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Naturally, being VERY dead and gone, the God Learners didn't bother to</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">produce or define any runes for Genert.&nbsp; It was enough to say that he was</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">the Earth Giant/God for the northern continent, and that one subcult of</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Issaries thinks that pieces of hyena hide are the remains of that god and</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">that they must go into the Wastes to reassemble him if they ever find one.</FONT>
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