Tradetalk # 11 – Handra & The New Fens
This is the eleventh issue of Tradetalk, a fanzine dedicated to Glorantha, Hero Wars and RuneQuest. The dead-tree version was published in October 2002 by The Chaos Society, and is out of print.
Handra and the New Fens are a city and a marsh inbtween the areas of Wenelia and Ramalia, in the region of Maniria, the south coast of the continent of Genertela. This issue describes the city of Handra, its guilds, cults, history, etc., and provides some insight in the species that can be encountered in the New Fens.
The city of Handra and the New Fens are in the same region as the HeroQuest setting of Issaries Inc./Moon Designs "Blood over Gold", and will greatly enhance any game in that setting.
Please have a look at two other issues of Tradetalk, which focus on the same region:
Tradetalk # 10 "Wenelia & Ramalia" describes the wild boar people of Wenelia, and their customs, and the more westernized pig folk of Ramalia.
Tradetalk # 15 "The Savage West" gives detailed insight (and an adventure) into Caratan, an area north of the city of Handra.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- RUNEQUEST/GLORANTHA -
- Timeline of Handra and the New Fens – Timeline (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- Handra Map (by Paul Sommer)
- Handra – The City of Seven Isles – City description (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- Social structures in the city of Handra – (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- The Church of Handra – (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- The Guilds of the City of Handra – (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- Elandra – the thief cult of Handra (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- Newtlings of Glorantha – (by Ian Thomson)
- The Pralori hunters of the New Fens – (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- Wthe Broos of the New Fens – (by Marc Willner & Peter Metcalfe)
- The Harandings – the wild non-Heortling barbarians and their cults and Hero Wars keywords (by Julian Lord)
- Hurrlanth the Storm Lion – mythic creature descrition (by Julian Lord)
- Legends of the Tarinwood – the Aldryami region in between Maniria and Seshnela (by Shannon Appelcline)
- Lord Greymane – Hero Wars narrator character in Leader Sheet Format (by Jeff Kyer)
- CALL OF CTHULHU -
- The Insects from Shaggai – Background and adventure seeds (by Shannon Appelcline)