Gloranthan Runes for WOD:Glorantha

I’m sure all us Glorantha files know these and can recite them in our sleep, but for reference and those who may not be coming to this with a deep knowledge of Glorantha the following is a list of all the Major known Runes in Gloranthan.

What are runes?

“The Runes are the building blocks of Glorantha. They are symbols, archetypes, embodiments, and the actual matter and energy of the world. Runes originated with the very creation of Glorantha.” – The Great Sage

What Game Effects Do Runes Have?

Runes are very central in defining your characters ability to perform magic in multiple ways;

  • Runes are used to amplify common spirit/battle magic spells
  • Your runic associations give you Access to your gods rune spells
  • Your runic associations can affect how different spirits will respond to you
  • Rune determine how sorcerers can manipulate the very fabric of creation
  • Runes are key to ho you character functions the hero plane

Which should I choose for my Character?

All characters need have to have at least on trait in an elemental rune. Apart from that you are free to choose how you place your runes. It is advisable place most your rune traits in  the same runes as your main cult, as it will affect cult progression and use of cult magic.

Elemental Runes

  • Air
  • Darkness
  • Earth
  • Fire/Sky
  • Moon
  • Water

Power Runes

  • Death
  • Disorder
  • Fertility
  • Harmony
  • Illusion
  • Movement
  • Stasis
  • Truth
  • Illusion

Form Runes

  • Plant
  • Beast
  • Chaos
  • Dragonewt
  • Man
  • Plant
  • Spirit

Condition Runes

  • Communication
  • Dragon
  • Eternal Battle
  • Fate
  • Infinity
  • Law
  • Light
  • Luck
  • Magic
  • Mastery
  • Undead

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