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This book is for anyone who would like to feature the black elves of Glorantha in their RuneQuest game, and who wants more detail on this somewhat “alien” race.

The black elves, or voralans, are fungal humanoids, walking, talking, magical mushrooms. They are distantly related to the other races of Darkness (invertebrates, and trolls). Their relationship to the plant elves, the Aldryami, is explored in this book. Unlike almost any other Gloranthan race, they have a lifelong telepathic link with one another, a mental communion that makes them see and deal with the world very differently.

The contents include an introduction and overview (6 pages); the culture, biology, society, psychology, technology and occupations of black elves, including character generation (16 pages); mythology (8 pages); the cult of Mee Vorala (13 pages); what the shaman says (4 pages); a voralan bestiary (10 pages); fungal diseases (3 pages); fungi and fungal products (5 pages); and appendices (12 pages).

The book is illustrated throughout in full color with specially commissioned art and some public domain imagery.

To celebrate Silver medal status, a bonus PDF file has been included: "The Voralans - The Sketchbooks", containing 27 pages of art sketches, specifications and discussions.

"Another ethnographic tour de force ... merges science with Runic essentials to bring us the mycelial master-race" - Nick Brooke, Jonstown Compendium Index.

"Absolutely phenomenal. A wonderful blend of researched detail and Glorantha crazy, supported by good art and polished production quality" - Austin Conrad, Akhelas.

NOTE: Material in this book deals with mature themes. GMs are advised to adjust their presentation of this subject matter in accordance with their own and their group’s comfort levels.

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Thomas L July 04, 2023 5:30 am UTC
Hi there. For some reason, this (awesome) work doesn’t appear when I search Jonstown compendium/ print format so I missed out on the fact that it was available in print ! I’m buying it as a matter of course, but what’s the glitch and are other works affected ? Thank you for any light on the matter
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Brian D July 04, 2023 6:50 am UTC
Hi Thomas. It was only launched in print yesterday, and changes to formats sometimes take a while to work through DTRPG's systems. If you check back in a day or two, I'd expect it to show up in the search.
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Brian D July 04, 2023 12:40 pm UTC
I've checked, and it should now be visible when searching for JC / print format.
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