Elmal Fire/Sky Truth


Author: Anuillan

Elmal is the sun. He is a weapon companion of Orlanth and a member of the Storm Tribe. He unblinkingly executes any deed needed for the tribe. During the Darkness, he defended the stead from all foes while Orlanth was on his Lightbringers Quest, and so Elmal helped keep the world together so that Orlanth could recreate it at the Dawn. Every Fireday is a holy day, and in addition, there is one seasonal holy day per season other than Sea Season, as follows: Victorious Sun Day(Fire / Fertility / Fire) Husband Day(Fire / Mobility / Earth) Truth Day (Fire / Truth / Darkness) Thane Day (Fire / Harmony / Storm) The Long Night (Freeze / Luck to Gods / Fate) Survival Day (Fire / Luck)

Creation Notes

My attempt to bring http://www.backtobalazar.com/elmal-runequest-cult-write-up/ to this site. An initiate learns the Elmal cult secret Shield Wall: Initiates of Elmal are taught a cult secret, the Shield Wall, which is incorporated within their use of the Battle skill when commanding a troop of 5 or more (the initiate himself included), armed with large shields. The organizing initiate rolls his Battle skill. If successful, all participants in the Shield Wall (including the initiate) may roll their Battle skill to augment every Large Shield Parry or Spear Attack, so long as they stay in the Shield Wall. If the organizing initiate’s initial Battle roll was a Special, all subsequent augment rolls are made with +20%; if the organizing initiate’s initial roll was a Critical, all subsequent rolls are made with a +50%.

Rune Spells

Spell Pts
Bless Crops Fertility Earth 1
Catseye Fire/Sky Beast 1
Command 2
Detect Truth Truth 1
Dismiss Fire Elemental Fire/Sky 1
Oath Death Truth 2
Summon Fire Elemental Fire/Sky var
Sunbright Fire/Sky 2
True Weapon Death 1

Spirit Magic

Spell Pts
Bladesharp var
Detect Enemies 1
Farsee var
Firearrow 2
Fireblade 4
Lantern 1
Parry var
Protection var


Skill Bonus
Worship (Elmal) +20%
Meditate +5%
Cult Lore (Elmal) +15%
Scan +10%

Skill Choices

Choose between

1H Spear +20% --- OR ---- 2H Spear +20%

Choose between

Large Shield +15% --- OR ---- Medium Shield +15%


Passion Bonus
Devotion (Elmal) +10%
Honor +10%
Loyalty (Leader) +10%

Associated Cults: