I unlurk to ask: are Heortings aware of what runes they have?
On Dec 19, 2009, at 9:47 PM, L C wrote:
> Trotsky wrote:
> > The rule in KoH is that you have to have one element, one power,
> and one
> > other rune which may be either a power or a condition.
> Mmm... So the options would be:
> - Assume that's a pattern that holds across Glorantha for all holders
> of the Man rune
> - Assume that's a pattern that holds across Glorantha for humans
> - Assume everyone has runes, but the patterns change by culture
> - Assume everyone doesn't have runes
> I think I might be comfortable with that being the pattern across
> Orlanthi culture. Given the hints that the Dara Happans work that way,
> maybe them too.
> I don't know about it being everywhere. (Mind you, I'm still not sure
> about everyone having a link to the runes everywhere anyway. -- I
> be good with a "everyone has the runes, but they aren't necessarily
> abilities" thing.)
> Would there be a good, Gloranthan-wide mythological explanation for
> element/one power/one other"?
> > > Hmm... That's another thought. All people have an elemental
> rune, but in
> > > some cultures that tends to group with class or gender, and in
> others it
> > > just doesn't.
> > Sounds about right to me.
> As you can see, I'm debating everyone needing an elemental rune.
> > > >
> > > > I'd let them use to augment any Law rune associated magic.
> > > >
> > > But not everyday tasks?
> > >
> > The Law rune is not ideal for everyday tasks (unless, perhaps
> you're in
> > the wizard caste, and the tasks involve, say, logical analysis).
> Fair point.
> > Malkioni would, I am sure, be able to use runes to help with
> > tasks, but that's not the best one for doing so.
> It does seem that on some level, there's an argument for everyone
> runes, even if we don't use the term "common magic". As a layperson
> in a
> religion, anyone can get charms and anyone can learn a spell, so why
> shouldn't anyone be able to get some divine magic? (Of course, divine
> magic does not have to be "linking with a rune".)
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