Re: The Glorantha Digest V8 #192

From: Andrew Larsen <>
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 22:51:16 -0600

> Subject: Gloranthan Eclipses, Sea's Invasion of the Land, Sacred Time
> Looking at the partial solar eclipse here in the East Coast, I got to thinking
> about eclipses in Glorantha.

    On a related question, does the length of the Gloranthan day vary over the seasons the way the RW one does?

> I suppose the Blue Moon also eclipses the sun once a week, but I'm not sure
> what effect an invisible eclipse would have. Sounds weirdly mystical to me.
> The path of that shadow would also be directly over Magasta's Pool.

    Sounds mystical to me too. Interesting question.

> On another topic, I'm curious if anyone has thoughts on the myth's of the
> sea's invasion of the land. My HW group, having successfully completed their
> part of the Cleansing Leap Heroquest (much to my surprise) are now calling on
> the High Priestess of Zola Fel to visit them at their tower on the outskirts
> of the Real City. (This is not for a social visit, but to fulfil the final
> stipulation necessary to break a curse.) Seeing as how she has not left the
> river since she became a priestess, she is ritually required to bring the
> river with her. So she and her entourage have to cover about 2 KM of Manside
> with about a 35 meter rise in height, not counting the tower.

    Another interesting question. I'm hoping someone has an answer.

Andrew E. Larsen

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