Re: Secrets of the Darkness

From: Greg Stafford <Greg_at_Mk0zUOMsaYdvWagZKk28GQ5bHMBPIDYp6sXISO7Narb0HWhXdXCqYPyueeWrCAcIliXfx2d>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 10:24:06 -0700

L C wrote:
> OK, It's been a while. (Only just crawling back to Glorantha.)
> The Kitori are the infamous "half man/half troll" tribe, right?

Not exactly. People have throughout history interpreted them to be trolls sometimes, and sometimes humans. Sometimes as monsters, or even as shades or demons. But in truth, they are none of those.
> So they are actually a Darkness tribe?

Yes, they are a darkness tribe.
> (United by this sacred knowledge,
> rather than by blood.)

It is true that humans interact with them, and when it is friendly, they appear to be humans in every way. Likewise, when trolls interact with them, they appear to be trolls in every way. Their respective handling of iron is one of the big factors--as humans, they can; as trolls they cannot. but the differences go farther than that, such as in reproductive activities. A troll mating with a kitori spawns a troll, etc. So they do have actual human relatives, and actual uz.
> I love this idea, btw. (And it's true in my Glorantha from now on.)
> I just want to make sure I'm remembering it right.

Más o menos, but in truth, it is a mystery.

One more thing--there are creatures/beings that /appear to be/ human or troll, and can (with some strong and hard magic) have their "true form" revealed. these, applied to the kitori, /prove/ that the Kitori are humans or trolls, depending on their intent. Mind you, most people are convinced that the Kitori are trolls and humans, both in one tribe. The above is a "secret," or "higher knowledge," or some such. [It is always difficult to present information of this nature in a manner to differentiate "in world" or "out of world" knowledge.]

    Greg Stafford
    President, Issaries. Inc.

Love without reserve, 
Enjoy without restraint, 
Live without dead time.


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