Re: Grazers and vendref

From: David Dunham (dunham@pensee.com)
Date: Tue 21 Mar 2000 - 18:44:03 EET


Richard Develyn asked

> Grazelanders migrate twice yearly, but also have vendref farmsteads who grow
> crops.
>
> Is it just the Grazers who migrate and the vendref stay behind (and are they
> all sort of pooled by the grazers)?

The vendref are tied to the land, being farmers.

"Migrate" is perhaps too loaded. The Grazers do pick up their tents
and move, but they don't have lots of land available. They're really
just moving from summer pastures to winter pastures. It's a pretty
short ride back to check on the vendref to make sure they aren't
fomenting rebellion.

> And would I be right in saying that Grazer's value their horses more than
> their vendref?

Of course!

> And why are the vendref so gutless? They're almost like the equivalent of
> Oasis people in Dragon Pass. If they're ex-Heortlings why don't they join up
> with other Heortlings and rebel? Or are they just simple people who are
> happy to be farmers?

Ever tried to fight someone on horseback? Plus, they aren't allowed
any of their militaristic deities (except Hiia, who is sublimated to
serving the Feathered Horse Queen).

And they do join up with Heortlings from time to time.

David Dunham <mailto:dunham@pensee.com>
Glorantha/RQ page: <http://www.pensee.com/dunham/glorantha.html>
Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein

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