Ten Pillars and Entrance

Glorantha Has Talent?

00:40

We announce our contest for audio takes on Glorantha.

A Ludoch Story

02;10

Another example (after last episode’s joke at the end of the podcast) of how such a 3 minute audio entry could sound

The Herald‘s Podium

05:25

Starting with an interruption announcing Wind Whispers, a newsletter collecting the news of the week (convention news, new products, new rumors, and occasional looks at cool topics on the interweb, current and older).

Conventions

08:35

Gen Con Online, and the Armageddon live conventions in New Zealand

RuneQuest Live-Play videos

09;30

The RuneQuest Live-Play videos on Twitch and YouTube
Should an official live-play be free of house rules?

Orkenspalter TV meets Chaosium

15:40

With Lynn Hardy, John Wick, Jeff Richard and sorry, not Mike Mason, but Jason Durall—bad Jörg, bad!

Some Jonstown Compendium products now available in Print on Demand

Only electrum sellers are going to get a Print on Demand, talking about the catch22 when some buyers hold back on supporting a new title hoping for a PoD bundle and electrum status possibly delayed or not reached.

Talking about reading in the bathroom (don‘t try that at away from home, folks)

What‘s New on Jonstown Compendium

26:00

The Sandheart Trilogy is getting a remake with more illustrations

The Secrets of Dorastor by Simon Phipp
Discussing Melo Yelo, the Yelmalian

John Wick‘s Blue Moon, White Moon
John Wick? No, not the one played by Keanu Reeves!

The Rumour Table

29:50

Mark Baldwin releasing some marble statue depictions of Sun County? There are some uncanny similarities with certain folk at Chaosium.

31:40

Campaign Coins – get your hard Gloranthan currency! (No, not live cattle, but actual bolgs, clacks, lunars and wheels.)

Feedback

33:40

BrentS on Cults of Prax and Biturian‘s Travels, and getting sweet on us

37:40

Pookie from Reviews from R’lyeh on how he listens to us on his walks, and a nod to our Cattle Raid proposals

Biturian’s Travels revisited – Part Two

40:00

A letter home to Esrolia, from a traveler in Prax

Bill gives one of our intrepid explorers a voice, dictated to a scribe at a Praxian Oasis.

Introduction

42:28

A thank you to Martin Helsdon of Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass fame for letting us use his imagery of the Paps, on the cover of Temples and Towers, his exploration of the architecture of central Genertela.

A Dark Season Ritual at the Paps

43:30

Starting with Bill‘s comments on the Eirithan Dark Season rites at the Paps, we take a look at various things on and off topic.

The Respected Elder (and Most Respected Elder) of the cult of Eiritha at the Paps

A digression about the Morokanth

The holy nature of the Paps and its importance to Prax, and how this is similar to real world earth worship for Earth worship in an underground location. Bill brings out the Hopi using the Grand Canyon as the hole in the ground around which their earth worship was centred.

Rituals and Heroquests, and how much Other Side is involved.
What do observers see?

Little love lost between trolls and the Earth worshipers of Prax.

Darkness attackers in the most holy place—why do we have Morokanth attackers?
Similarities between Morokanth and trolls
We mention Steve Purcell’s image of a Morokanth on the cover of RQ3 Bestiary, and how Jörg managed to mis-interpret it as a dark troll for way too long – illustrating an uncanny similarity between these Darkness Rune creatures of Eiritha and the Men of Darkness.

Ritual foes, and how heroquesters from all over Glorantha may be drawn into your quest (and vice versa).
We discuss worshipers taking on the ritual role of a foe of the cult.

Biturian making a profit out of his worship
Lay membership, joining other cults’ ceremonies

Bill points out the similarities and differences with the Paps scene in Vasana’s Saga in the RuneQuest Glorantha rules book.

A Humakti Duel at Tourney Altar

1:06:00

Ludo introduces us to Tourney Altar, where we get to witness a Humakt Duel.
Naimless— Sword of Humakt from the Temple of the Wooden Sword, and accompanied by dark troll worshipers of Humakt.

Troll initiates of Humakt
Digressing about the Chaosium RQ2 (and RQ1) house campaigns
A history of the Temple of Wooden Sword with the Sazdorf Clan

Breaking the stereotype of your cult
(and we didn’t even mention 13G’s “One Unique Thing” that each character has).

Fairness in Humakti Duels

Discussing the limitations of Divine Intervention and how gods interact with their worshipers

Ludo has us tell about and then make up unusual specimen of cultists.

Bill’s mentions a duck character that worships Polaris, “a bit of an odd duck”!

Jörg “in memoriam” of Onslaught (a Humakti character invented by Martin Laurie) and his antithesis

The Bodyguard” – a Humakti dilemma, in Ellie Akers’ campaign

Rolling a random cult – we improvise on Waha and Maran Gor.

The Etyries Market at Moonbroth

1:33:20

Biturian’s description of Moonbroth, and thoughts on why it spouts water every Wildday.

Like the oasis, Jörg spouts illuminating nonsense about “it washes away the red Chaos from the Red Moon”.

Not discussing the hydrology of Prax and the Wastes and the nature of the Oases

The Etyries market at Moonbroth

Creative use of Biturian’s allied spirit

The fate of horned children in the Lunar Empire

The nature of Rune Spells (e.g. Charisma) in Glorantha

A High Fantasy version of Glorantha, envisioned by Bill

The inevitable comparison of Charisma with Axe or Sword Trance

What’s the dark secret about the horned children in the Empire? Tell us your theories at tribe@windwords.fm (hell, tell us your theories of anything and if it comes as an audio file that runs for about 3 minutes, it might double as your contest entry).

And with that we sneak out at the break of dawn, just like Biturian…

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