Re: Re: Heortling freemen, inheritance, and culture

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_...>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 21:45:03 +1200

David Dunham:

>I can broadly agree, though I dislike any notion of Egypt and Esrolia
>(just because one conquerer named himself Pharaoh) -- I prefer
>Minoans for Esrolian influences.

Or to be more precise, the Sir Arthur Evans Fantasy Version rather than the Oliver Dickinson's Day Job Version. One can still have pharaohs under this (as the Ptolomies and the 17th dynasty were both influential in Crete).

> > Tarsh which is Alakoring has moved to a hereditary nobility.

>I consider this to be a Vingkotling thing, and was saddened when
>"Alakoring" was used in Hero Wars, since I think the Ralian Orlanthi
>are quite different from the Tarshites. (They are in my opinion

Although I did write most of the book, I'm not responsible for the plethora of Alakoring labels.

I should point out though that the tribes of the East Wilds are not called Alakoring and that the Lanksti, who are Alakorings, are descended from migrants from the Talastari area (or thereabouts). When Alakoring continued his war against the EWF, he didn't go to dracophile Delela but flew over the Rockwoods to Aggar.

Hence my opinion that there's really two types of Orlanthi in Ralios.

>Me> At this level, there are the Drogarsi of Maniria who
> > claim descent from another of Orlanth's Sons. They
> > include the Wenelian Tribes.

>Is this really the term?

Nope. Should be Drorgalari. Of course, they are all Harandings now.

>Me> Tarsh only moved to a hereditary nobility as a result of lunar
> > influences.

>Yarandros (fourth king of Tarsh) seems a bit early for Lunar
>influences if you ask me.

I distinguish between hereditary nobility and hereditary kingship. Sartar had one but not the other. The Glorantha Intro states p156 that the old tribal nobility has been replaced by Lunar Grandees.

--Peter Metcalfe

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