The culture surrounding most of the Sun Dome temples is a Heortling sub culture, which aspires to emulate Dara Happa Culture but also reflects many of the aspects of its surrounding culture as well. The Sundome culture is a conservative, patriarchal, difficult, isolationist theocracy based round worship of Yelmalio. It is more patriarchal, hierarchical & sexually conservative than the surrounding Orlanthi Culture. Sun dome temples are famed for the mercenary phalanx that they can put in the field, and each great temple will usually field a phalanx of around 800 professional heavy infantry, but will usually be able to support that regiment with double that number of well trained militia if needs be. Trade and interaction with the surrounding culture is limited, and intermarriage outside the community is not usually permitted. However farming, technology and crafts are performed on a Orlanthi Model. The system is much more of a meritocracy, and rank is earned to a far greater extent than in the rigid Dara Happen societies. From Back to Balazaring.
My middling adaptation of http://www.backtobalazar.com/sun-dome-character-creation-runequest-glorantha/
Hit Locations: Humanoids
|Loyalty (Sun Dome Temple)||+10%|
Kopis +10% --- OR ---- Shortsword +10%
Composite Bow +10% --- OR ---- Javelin +10%