Michael Cule wrote:
> On the Hero Wars mailing list (I'm copying this to the Glorantha Digest)
> W. Quadros <wquadros_at_...> writes
> >michael cule <mike-_at_...> wrote:
> >> >Cragspider is a demi-god. She is not a hero.
> >> She is of mortal origin. (I'm willing to be corrected but I'm sure
> >> she started out as a dark troll.) By the definitions I used in my
> >> original post, that makes her a Hero.
> >From what I have read she started as a Great Darkness Spirit. She was
> >worshipped by several troll tribes. One of her prefered forms was the
> >spider and many of the tribes began to worship her as the spider. Thus
> >she got stuck in that form because of the worship she was receiving.
> He's done it to me again...
> From UZ LORE: Book two of Trollpak.
> p20 THE SECOND AGE:
> The trolls lost strength after the Gbaji wars which could not be
> replaced except through the greatest efforts. In the whole of the five
> centuries only one troll came close to making that effort, though
> hundreds of them heroquested to try for it. That one was Cragspider, a
> dark troll who started in the spider cult and worked her way to deity.
> Well, bugger it! In my Glorantha she's a Hero. It's more glorious that
> Michael Cule
Or, as faras the TROLLS know, she's a very, very, VERY old Mistress Race heroquester.
She quite a keeper of secrets, as I recall. And perhaps there are layers and layers of them. In Dragon Pass, she's referred to as a nymph who seduced Larnste...
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