re: scripts; Humakti

From: David Dunham <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 07:45:38 -0700

Peter Larsen

> I realize there is some material on
> lettered Pelorian in GRoY, but the Dara Happa seem so hieroglyphic to me,
> it seems a pity not to give them an elaborate sacred written language

The sacred alphabet appears in Fortunate Succession; presumably it's Dara Happan.

As for severed Humakti, I realize the reference is very old, but Sarostip Cold-Eye is described [Wyrms Footprints p.99] as being a clan chieftain, and in line to become king of the Malani. Orlanthi would not be ruled by someone who is not kin, IMO, so this indicates to me that there are degrees of severing. It would have to be enough to absolve kin of paying wergild for the Humakti's killings (and probably collecting wergild if he's killed), but it may not go any further. Which is essentially what Humakt himself did.

David Dunham <> Glorantha/HW/RQ page: <> Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein

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