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An Illuminated History of Malkionism.

The brilliant Gloranthan artist Katrin Dirim has illustrated Nick Brooke's historical outline of the Mediaeval West of Glorantha, with 16 glorious manuscript pictures depicting key moments in Malkioni scripture and history, as well as three studies of the Western peoples: the ancient Brithini, maritime Waertagi and detestable Vadeli. From the Ice Age to the God Learners, from the Serpent Kings of Seshneg to Arkat's Dark Empire, gain new insights into Glorantha through the eyes of a visionary steeped in the artistic traditions of antiquity and the middle ages.  

Written as an in-world document to introduce players of the 70-player live-action freeform role-playing game How the West was One to the Malkioni West, the text has been unchanged since its first publication in 1994 in the University of Sog City Conference Guide and Tales of the Reaching Moon #13: the Go West! Special, while the artwork is entirely new for this edition.

NEW! Electrum Bonus Content: Illuminating Malkionism - 46 pages of emails, group chat logs, sketches and line-art showing how the illustrations were created (Before Time, Dawn Age Seshneg, Arkat's Crusade Against Chaos, The God Learners, the Western Peoples & Icons of the Prophets). Plus The Bloody Vadeli - three pages of historical inspirations for the Gloranthan West's sinister Others.

Content Warning: the last two pages show how some of the (fictional) Gloranthan Malkioni people malign their enemies, the (equally fictional) Gloranthan Vadeli people, in ways that resemble anti-Semitic and other blood libels of antiquity and the Middle Ages. The author and artist utterly reject anti-Semitism, and urge game masters and players to take care if they choose to bring these tropes into Glorantha.

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Yngve S December 30, 2022 2:35 pm UTC
Finally acquired this tome. Great bonus content.
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Jörg B December 09, 2021 11:38 am UTC
Thanks for the bonus content, much appreciated, and now the package is under-priced.
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Adrian S March 16, 2023 8:09 pm UTC

One of the more pricey JC publications per page.

Bonus content is a bonus, and should not be taken into the value of the product, otherwise it's not a bonus.
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Nick B March 16, 2023 8:38 pm UTC
I’m not sure I see your point. This is an art book. It is pricey because good art is pricey: if there was no art, it would be much cheaper (in fact, the text is available free online, as several reviewers have mentioned). The bonus content is free.
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Adrian S March 18, 2023 7:48 pm UTC
I was replying to the OP's point that it is underpriced with the bonus content. It doesn't matter what kind of book it is.
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