CHA4014 Cults of Terror (1981, 2016)

Nine Dangerous Deities for Runequest Role-Playing

The bad guys of Glorantha: nine cults of the cruel and unusual, destined to enliven every campaign. Cults include PRIMAL CHAOS, MALLIA, BAGOG, THED, VIVAMORT, THANATAR, THE CRIMSON BAT, KRARSHT, and NYSALOR/GBAJI. Each cult has described cult myths, history, requirements for lay, Initiate, and RuneMaster membership, subservient and associate cults, and miscellaneous notes. There are now Rune spells, battle magics, skills,
five new Runes, an expanded cult compatibility chart, full rules for nets, a pronunciation guide, the adventures of Lunar Initiate Paulis Longvale, and exciting mythical and historical essays by Greg Stafford. This book is fully compatible with RuneQuest classic edition; the concepts and descriptions in it can be used for any fantasy role-playing system. Similar to Cults of Prax.


Original Credits:

  • Cover Painting By Paul Jaquays
  • History And Cosmology By Greg Stafford
  • Primal Chaos By Ken Kaufer
  • Mallia By Anders Swenson
  • Bagog By Charlie Krank And John Natzke
  • Thed By Sandy Petersen
  • Vivamort By Sean Summers
  • Thanatar By Paul Jaquays
  • The Crimson Bat By Rudy Kraft
  • Krarsht By John Natzke, Lynn Willis, Charlie Krank
  • Nysalor/Gbaji By Greg Stafford
  • Interior Illustrations: Paul Jaquays, Rick Becker

Classic Edition:

  • Proofreading by Martin Helsdon and Sue O’Brien.
  • Layout by Rick Meints and Nicholas Nacario.
  • ISBN# 978-1-56882-XX
  • 96 pages (inc covers)
  • System: RuneQuest 2


The RuneQuest Classic Edition Kickstarter recreations are identified as Classic editions.

CHA4014Cults of Terror19811st Edition, Softcover, 96 pages
CHA4014-PDFCults of Terror20162nd Edition Classic, PDF, 96 pages
CHA4014-SCults of Terror20162nd Edition Classic, Softcover, 96 pages
CHA4014-S-PODCults of Terror20162nd Edition Classic, Softcover, 96 pages,
Print on Demand (POD).

Contents (Classic)

  • Introduction
    • Time
    • Map of Genertela
    • Sample Cult
    • Sample Cult Outline
    • Devising Rune Spells
    • Cosmology
    • History
    • Salonar Tamaskil Fragment
    • Turney Translation
    • Reminiscences of Paulis
    • Longvale
    • Proper Name Guide
    • Map of Dorastor and Bilini
  • Primal Chaos
  • Mallia
    • Mallia Disease Summary
  • Bagog
    • Cult Rune Spells
  • Thed
    • Reverse Chaos/Curse Of Thed
    • A Chaotic Interlude
  • Vivamort
    • The Sword-Biter
    • Ecstatic Communion
  • Thanatar
    • Thanatar Organizational Chart
    • Thanatar’s Gifts And Geases
    • Guardian Summons Chart
    • The Doom Of Undying
  • Designer Notes Part 1
  • The Crimson Bat
    • Bat Statistics
  • Krarsht
    • The Halls Of Krarsht
  • Nysalor/Gbaji
    • Benefits Of Initiation
  • Appendices
    • Spirits Of Health
    • New Runes
    • Cult Compatability Chart
    • Thanatar Notes
    • Nets
    • New Skills
    • New Battle Magic
    • New Rune Spells
    • Other Gloranthan Material
  • Designer Notes Part 2

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