Tradetalk # 16 – Heroes & Strangers of Dragon Pass
This is the sixteenth issue of Tradetalk, a fanzine dedicated to Glorantha, HeroQuest and RuneQuest. The dead-tree version was published in October 2008 by The Chaos Society.
Three main themes and a lot of herobands...
You haven´t read "The Widow´s Tale" and/or "Eurhol´s Vale & Other Tales", two gloranthan novels by Penelope Love, yet? This issue gives you all you need to meet the heroes and villains of these books, AND gives you an overview of the stories. But beware: you might spoil yourself... better to get the novels, too.
You haven´t heared of the glorantha full colour comic series "The Path of the Damned" yet? This issue presents the seven main characters as NPCs to be used as encounters, friends or foes, for your party. But you really should consider to have a look at the comic book series as well.
Uleria, the gloranthan Goddess of Love, to great to be fully understood, to easy misunderstood. Here are some general notes, a heortling view of the topic, and three ulerian "herobands".
Much more useful encounters/herobands/NPCs from Prax, Teshnos, the Lunar Empire, the Uz, and the Aldryami...
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- RUNEQUEST/GLORANTHA -
- Characters of Love – description, history, illustrations and HeroQuest stats for 24 characters of the novels “The Widow´s Tale” and “Eurhol´s Vale & Other Tales” by Penelope Love (by Jane Williams, Donald R. Oddy, and André Jarosch)
- An Outline of a Timeline – for events of “The Widow´s Tale” and “Eurhol´s Vale & Other Tales”(by André Jarosch, and Jane Williams)
- The Path of the Damned – description of the hero band, the seven single characters, and a leader shet for them together --> from “The Path of the Damned” gloranthan comic book series (by Andrew Graham, Mariano Krasmanski, and Guillermo Ortiz)
- Uleria – Illuminated Great Goddess of Life – short description why she is what she is (by André Jarosch)
- Cults of Life – Notes on Gloranthan Uleria worship (by Julian Lord)
- Love Communes – three ulerian “hero bands” (by Julian Lord)
- The Glorious ReAscent of Dayzatar´s Toe – ulerian satire article/myth (by Julian Lord)
- The Three Blind Rubble Runners – a Eurmali shrine encounter (by Brian Pinch)
- The Live-Life League – Lunar fun loving hero band (by Mark Galeotti)
- Rush´s Bachelors – a praxian hero band (by Neil Smith)
- The Remarkable Zorgur Belk, Uzq. - The Vale of Flowers great troll gardener (by Stewart A. Stansfield)
- Walkers of the Straight Path – teshnan followers of the Straight Banana faith (by Alexander Dotor)
- The Sun Seekers – An Aldryami Heroband (by Shannon Appelcline)