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    What are some of your favorite Powers of Glorantha? My tastes are a bit nihilistic, Wakboth and Kajabor really do it for me (though there's not a lot of information I can find, being as Wakboth is dead and Kajabor is (?). If I were to play in Glorantha I'd be strongly tempted to make a character who took them as her patrons, though I am not sure this would have any benefit other than inviting a hanging by the non-Chaos cults.

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    My favourite is Doburdan, Pelorian Storm God. Basically, he comes in, blows about a bit and then blows out again. Ultimately a bit useless. But, he does have a big club and can use it to fly Captain-Caveman style.

    As to Wakboth, he is the big bad beastie, the one they are all afraid of. In my "Future Glorantha", the Block could get knocked over and he could be released, playing a devastating part in the Hero Wars. In fact, there are groups of ogres who are trying to free Wakboth in my current game.

    Kajabor is Annihilation, the Void, but was itself annihilated as part of the Compromise, or was he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soltakss View Post
    As to Wakboth, he is the big bad beastie, the one they are all afraid of. In my "Future Glorantha", the Block could get knocked over and he could be released, playing a devastating part in the Hero Wars. In fact, there are groups of ogres who are trying to free Wakboth in my current game.

    Kajabor is Annihilation, the Void, but was itself annihilated as part of the Compromise, or was he?
    Kajabor either became Time or that's a story people made up to sleep better. Even if true, it means Kajabor 'won', since that makes him rhe almighty God Above gods. There is some dispute as to whether Wakboth killed Kajabor and zent him to Hell or the reverse.

    There was a fanzine detailing the Block and its environs, including a group of Uz or ogres trying to free the Devil. There was also a pathetic spirit in his bones, claimwto be Wakboth's soul.

    As I am thinking about what I want to do for my d100 game I am strongly tempted to combine elements of Glorantha, Middle Earth and the Young Kingdoms, making an alliance of Morgoth and Wakboth in Hell (ie Angband) with Melkoe trying to resurrect the Devil for his own purposes a. 'Live, Wakboth, Live!', as a play on the AD&D module 'Die, Vecna, Die!'.

    I've always been curious what the Hell Wakboth is supposed to look like. The only illustration I've seen makes him a Displacer Beast on steroids.

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    My favorites are Waha, Storm Bull and Humakt. All from a player's perspective, of course.

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