Re: Eclipses in GLorantha

From: Santo Sengupta <aumshantih_at_JX9XjFkIOaWSIOGkPVz5uC8OosVJYkf01KdXTcSHe9wCkvwt0hUd_SCXq_Vbwm1M2>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 01:47:14 -0400

I'm not an expert on Gloranthan astronomy, but I don't think a "earth like" Solar Eclipse is actually possible within Time/History. The Blue Moon is mostly invisible, and moves too erratically and is too small a body to obscure the Sun. And the Red Moon is stationary (the shadow's on Her body being cast by Destix), and is located in the Middle Air above Glamour.

However, in Mythic Time/God Time there were various solar related events that caused Very Bad Things To Happen, like the Death of Yelm, the various Black/Blood Suns, and the like. It might be possible for these events to be recreated within Time, but it would be powerful HQ'esting sort of magic, and possibly limited to a certain geographical area rather than World Wide.

aum shanti shanti shantih.
"The world is like the impression left by the telling of a story."  - from the Yoga Vāsiṣṭha

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM, Zachary Kline <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> GIven the crazy eclipse going on tonight, I was wondering about the topic of eclipses in Glorantha. As I understand it, the world has two moons. I'm not sure how that would play out as far as one being eclipsed is concerned.
> Does anyone have any input on this question in general? An Orlanthi perspective would be a bonus—perhaps involving Elmal?
> Yours with thanks,
> Zack.
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