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Mostali Individualist (Dwarf)

The Entity known as Ernalda likes to delude herself and her followers into thinking she is the Embodiment of the Earth Rune, but its true Embodiment is Mostal the Maker, who forged the World Machine from Chaos. Without him, there would be no Glorantha. He created the Mineral Rune, then melded it with the Man Rune in order to make us, the Mostali, who are both Man and Mineral at once. For countless ages, we maintained the World Machine so that Glorantha would function. Unfortunately, irresponsible people wrecked everything, letting Chaos into the world. Mostal perished in the fall of the Spike, the great Axis Mundi, atop which the Celestial Court dwelled. With its fall, the sun plummeted out of the sky and the Great Darkness began. The eldest Mostali tried to lead in Mostal's stead, but they were overwhelmed and came to forget we are *Men* as well as Mineral, and tried to turn us all into obedient golems, slaves of the elder Mostali. We live forever, unless slain, and so we spent countless years as slaves. But with time, exposure to other creatures of the Man Rune enabled some of us, the Individualists, who they call 'heretics' as if we were slaves of a god like the Orlanthi and the Pelorians, to realize we were *people* and didn't have to all be the same if we were made of the same material. There are more Clay Dwarves than any other kind, yet we are treated as disposible cogs.

You are not a cog. You are not part of the World Machine. It is dead and gone and all the children of the Man Rune will have to either make a new one or watch the world founder in Chaos when the Hero Wars begin.

No God, No Spirit, No Sorceror is your master. You are a free Mostali, a 'Dwarf' as some call you and you will make your own path and chart your own damn destiny. And anyone who doesn't like it, they can go suck a type 11 rotator screw.

No wait, that's not how the saying goes.

You can be male or female; in Mostali society, there's no clear and obvious differences between the two. You may have chosen to copy the style of your gender in one of the other societies or you may well remain ambiguous.

Take this playbook if you want to dig into an alien mindset and be a rebel against a machine society, fighting to define yourself on your own terms.

Pick your Attributes

You have Wits +2, and pick one of the following arrays to distribute among your remaining Attributes:

Choose one of the following arrays:


You start with all the Basic Moves and Pick Three off the list below:

Basic Magic

Choose 2:


Armor (Pick One):

Serious weapons (pick one):

Dwarf Items (pick two):


Choose one:


Once you earn 5 XP, you can buy an advancement.

After you have leveled up five times, you may take an advanced improvement for every 5 XP you earn.


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