The Crimson Bat, Cwim, the Mother of Monsters, the Chaos Gaggle, any of the True Dragons – stopping the appearance of any of these terrors would be the plot of a world-ending Call of Cthulhu campaign. All of them are present in Glorantha, and there’s a good chance that a character in Dragon Pass will cross the path of one or more of these terrors.
And there are heroes capable of defeating them. That in a nutshell is the difference between RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu.
Could Agrath take on the bat?? Yes. I am pretty sure that the right team of RQG characters with a good plan and some luck could stop the Crimson Bat. I even know how to do it.
But the presence of things like the Crimson Bat, as well the Lunar College of Magic, the Crater Makers, Jar-eel, the Full Moon Corps. etc – these are the backbone of the Lunar Empire’s incredible successes. The regular army units are better than average, but not powerful enough to defeat Sartar led by a member of its royal dynasty. But with its magicians, the Lunar Army can roll over most foes.Unless of course they have their own magicians and heroes….
Cwim? Really? Yes. The archaic English slang association is pretty much unknown outside of England.