> I've been reading 'History of the Heortling Peoples'.
> It seems that Sartar was the enemy of Belintar,
> "Enemy" almost seems too harsh for me. Sartar was a hard-core traditionalist, and for that reason did not agree with Belintar.
> and that he at least
> expected his family to follow this line.
Can you cite a reference on that for me?
> Considering the way the
> Heortlings hold grudges, and that Sartar is the wyter of the royal
> family and the whole kingdom this doesn't seem likely to change.
Your comments seem to imply a disassociation between the two nations that is far more harsh than I have envisioned.
> Despite this, I remember seeing references to there having been an
> ambassador from the Holy Country present in Boldhome.
Yes, that is so.
> What was the relationship like in 1600? Did Belintar aid Sartar
> against the Empire? I expect He did, but how open was this help, and
> did the bad relationships hurt any attempted cooperation.
Yes, he helped. I think it was largely under the table. I don't think
there was a difficulty in helping or accepting help, as the danger of
the approaching empire was quite apparent to all involved.
> Sartar was presumably a traditional Heortling high king,
Except he wasn't a great warrior, as most of them have been.
> as well as
> having his own heroic powers of transformation and change. He
> supposed to have inheritable heroic powers that the princes of Sartar
> What are these like? I'm mostly thinking about Salinarg
> the Doomed. What sort of magic would he bring to the battlefield, and
> what would his personal presense be like?
I have never envisioned Sartar's powers to be warlike. He had the ability to coordinate people, to build things, to organize.
> Is he leading the battle
> like a general protected by his bodyguard, or is he flying in the air
> born by a great wind?
Surrounded by his swordthanes.
> Did the formation of the Household of Death
> effect this, or is their relationship the mythical one between
> Orlanth and his champion Humakt?
The Household of Death did not affect the kingship of the land.
> PS. It looks like the Volsaxi tribe is independent of any kingdom.
> Did I get this right?
Yes. They are their own kingdom, albeit a small one.
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