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The Children of Hykim

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"Everyone has a wild beast within them".

This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in the Hsunchen, the shape-changing totem animal peoples of the world of Glorantha, the setting for the RuneQuest role-playing game. The Hsunchen inhabit the fringes of Gloranthan geography and include some of the most peculiar and fascinating peoples in this world. Because they mostly live far away from mainstream society they are often obscure and poorly documented, and perhaps rarely encountered in many RuneQuest games. This book is here to put that right!

Twenty-one Hsunchen tribes living in the western and central parts of the continent of Genertela are described across 159 pages, alongside extensive information regarding their culture, myth, technology, magic and more.

The book explains how to create a Hsunchen adventurer, gives tips on using them as adventurers or as non-player characters, ideas for high-level campaigns, and even information on Hsunchen Heroquesting!

Appendices provide the author's notes, answers to Hsunchen Q&A, a spells index, Hsunchen mega-list and more.

Note: This product contains assets that were procedurally generated with the aid of creative software(s) powered by machine learning.

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To celebrate reaching Copper best-seller status, I have added a file containing the art commissioning text, sketches from the art development stage, and some of the art from the book at a larger scale so you can see the detail in greater glory!

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"This book is a magisterial examination of the many Hsunchen beast-totem tribes of Genertela ... Thirty pages of vigorously footnoted and cross-referenced appendices show the depth of the author’s obsession and research. The book’s human-created artwork brings the setting to life, while every tribe is illustrated with AI-generated, somewhat psychedelic god-beast imagery. This book is creative, original, respectful of its sources (which are drawn from all ages of Gloranthan publication, but especially the Guide to Glorantha and Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass), but never afraid to argue for its own vision, and tell the reader why. Highly recommended." - Nick Brooke, Jonstown Compendium Index 2022, July 2022.

"You have created an amazing labor of love with this book!" - Evan Franke of Exploring Glorantha (YouTube), July 2022.

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Niall T July 31, 2022 2:31 pm UTC
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Really good! I left a review. If you're wondering about future projects, I would really love to see some adventures or sandbox campaigns focusing on the Hsunchen. Who needs Griffin Mountain when you have the forests of Rathorela!?
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Brian D July 31, 2022 2:49 pm UTC
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Yes, I'd love to do something like that, although I have a couple of other projects I'm looking at first, so I certainly can't promise anything.
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José V July 19, 2022 11:24 am UTC
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Most excellent. A must have ...
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