Great Sister

From: Greg Stafford <glorantha1_at_9vXKojAdG6v-FNbjtOL4l0nDdpI2WIXmDJxWJxQj8Unl4FGb_EEWVOAq0pqlq-2Na>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 07:59:08 -0700

YGWV Adept, continuing with his keen edge of questions, asks:

I'd also like to hear more about the Great Sister. I still know next
> to nothing of this important figure.
> Is she immortal like the Takenegi used to be? Is she rebuilt each time
> like the later emperors? Which books should I fish out to learn more
> about her?

Books? Ha ha. Surely the saga of Great Sister is destined to be one of those subjects about which certain people will claim I have unfairly kept secrets and ruined their Glorantha. Because, in truth, I've published and printed next to nothing about her.

I will say, the best way to get this kind of unpublished data is to come to a convention and ask me in person. It is *soooo* much easier to talk than to write, and face to face communication is approximately 1000% better than this pathetic excuse of email as a form of information exchange. Nonetheless, pathetic and in adequate or not, it is what we have, so I will happily share some starting facts with you.

Yes, she is immortal. But unlike the Emperor, she has not been killed and resurrected several times. We know that Takenegi is a collective figure, made up of or created by or consisting of parts of many representatives (the egi). The Great Sister was just born to a woman from the lineage of Cerullia, or may have been a daughter of Teelo Estara (or maybe both!) Or maybe she just appeared, I am not sure.

She is the counterbalance to Takenegi. She is his co-equal in all things, but she humbly declines to to counteract his running of the government, no matter how stupid or suicidal he might be. She is the head of a large, largely unrecognized organization of women and men who work to maintain the true ideals and objectives for Sedenya. They do not head any Associations or Leagues, but are members of many. A (very) few of the heads of Sedenyic cults are overtly members of her organization. But most people don't see much reason for her, do not know what she does at all, and many consider her a fraud, empty waste of time and power, or a dead weight dragging down the success of the Empire.

Greg Stafford
Game Designer

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