> Chapter 13 of the Introduction to Glorantha deals with Prax, the southern Wastes and Pent under the heading Wastelands.
OK, thanks! I don't have that one.
> I'm wondering myself why the Beast Riders are no match for the Horse Riders in these lands. I suppose one reason may be the lack of Oases to fall back to, and to support greater aggregations of nomads.
I always assumed that it is because most of the praxian herd beasts either can't forage through snow or can't tolerate the cold *. Therefore they have to retreat from those lands each winter. The rich spring grazing may be an attraction to moving north after the snows are gone, but given that the horse riders may move south in the spring (to the first lands to green), the better grazing may not be worth the battles, overall.
Having said that, the praxians have apparently pushed the Pentans back over the generations, so I suspect that some praxians will move north in the spring, and that there are skirmishes more years than not.
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