2019-04 Jeff on Facebook

Jeff Richard is one of the regular posters in the RuneQuest Facebook Group. here’s some of his recent RuneQuest posts, only Jeff’s replies are included where relevant. Facebook membership is required to access the originals.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/482578525251485/user/603474016/

As an aside, I often post notes or things that I am working on that I think people will find interesting or useful. But I am posting this material without edits or revisions – they are all notes or works in progress. If people really expect me to edit or revise such ephemera before I post it, I am probably not going to post such things.

Jeff Richard, 2021

Table of Contents

    A sketch map centred on Genert’s Garden

    And here is what I was working on during the week.

    A sketch map centred on Apple Lane

    Just a little something I was working on today, more detail for RQC.

    Jar-eel, Harrek the Berserk, and Argrath art

    Jar-eel, Harrek the Berserk, and Argrath pose for some Jonny Hodgson concept art for the forthcoming RQ Campaign Book.

    Artist, Jon Hodgson


    What I immediately loved about it is Jar-eel’s ethereal beauty, Harrek’s massiveness, and Argrath’s adventurous cockiness.

    I’m interested why the RQG has taken to showing Jar Eel in Gold (Bronze?) Armour. I would expect to see her in Runic Silver or Runic Iron? Jar-eel is far above such petty RQ mechanical rules. Her Great-Grandfather is Yelm. Perhaps she is wearing armor he gave her.

    bare-chested is definitely Argrath’s style. He’s spent much of his life in Prax and on the Oceans.

    A preview of Whitewall before the siege 1618

    A preview of Whitewall circa 1625

    This is not the final map, but will be the basis for what will be commissioned as a final map. Although it is pretty awesome in its own right. Posted without further comment.

    Sartar & Orlanth Rex

    Sartar is worshiped in Sartar as part of the Orlanth Rex cult. His priests are Orlanth Rex members descended from Sartar himself. As a Founder God he gets one additional spell – a variant of City Harmony that works in the cities and royal roads of the kingdom.

    The key elements in the Sartar cult (which actually has a write-up but didn’t make the G&G cut) are:

    LAY MEMBERSHIP

    Anyone in Sartar can join the cult of Sartar, even if they also worship other gods. Lay members form the famed City Militia of Sartar. 

    INITIATE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN

    Initiates must be members of a Sartarite tribe. Typically one must be born or marry into a tribe, but rituals of adoption exist. Initiates are citizens of Sartar’s cities and entitled to participate in the assemblies of governance and justice. Only Initiates can own land in Boldhome or the other cities. Initiates may only worship gods friendly or associated with Orlanth. Sartar is normally worshiped in conjunction with Orlanth Rex.

    REQUIREMENTS TO BELONG

    Initiates need devote only 5% of their time and 1% of their income to the god.

    RUNE SPELLS

    Sartar provides the special Rune spell City Harmony. This spell works in any of Sartar’s cities and along the Royal Roads.RUNE PRIESTSartar’s Priests must be members of the Sartar Dynasty and initiates of Orlanth. They must join the Orlanth Rex cult as part of becoming priests. They can become priests of Orlanth Rex as well.

    SUBSERVIENT CULTS

    Sartar the Builder – this is magic initially given to him by the dwarfs and then stolen by his son Saronil for the good of the kingdom. Provides Support.Geo – provides hostels and lodgingsASSOCIATED CULTS

    Orlanth Rex – Detect Honor. Note that his priests are initiates of Orlanth Rex and worship Sartar as subcult of Orlanth Rex. Within Sartar, any initiate of Orlanth Rex may automatically become an initiate of Sartar without any special sacrifice of POW. For such initiates, Sartar is treated as a special subcult of Orlanth Rex.

    Chalana Arroy – Heal Body

    Eurmal – Clever Tongue

    Issaries – Create Neutral Ground

    Lhankor Mhy – Clairvoyance


    The priests of Sartar need to be members of his dynasty. The initiates are the leaders of tribes, clans, councillors, etc. That’s what the section on page 21 of the Glorantha Sourcebook means. And yes, it is a local Orlanth Rex cult.

    Anyone can become a Lay Member of Sartar. That’s most of the folk in the cult. But the family of Sartar tends his Flame.

    Kallyr’s connections to Sartar were a little more than Argrath’s, but both were sufficient to meet the divine requirements. For the rest you will need to check out RQC.

    I do not think that Sartar was Illuminated.

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