Glorantha Has Talent! Winners announced!


The Glorantha Has Talent? has come to a close and we can officially say that, indeed, Glorantha Has Talent! You can listen to Episode 8 of our podcast to hear the judges discuss and comment on the submissions we’ve received.

If, however, you’re the kind of person who reads a Lhankor Mhy grimoire starting from the last page, then here are the winners and honourable mentions, with links to listen to each individually! This is also where you can listen to some of them in stereo, as the podcast is produced in mono.

Before we get to it, we want to thank all our contestants for their hard work, all our sponsors for generously offering prizes, and all our judges for their wisdom and their immense patience as they realized that we have no idea how to record a podcast…. but now, without further ado…

Prince of Entertainment: Now That’s What I Call Illumination!

Our winner is “Now That’s What I Call Illumination!”, by Chris Killey, Leah Owen, Liesl Rowe, and Tim Hunt (full credits below).

Greetings Initiate,
Welcome to your first guided illumination session. Our priestesses are here to walk with you every step of the way towards Her blessing and secrets.
We would advise listening to these sessions with headphones on and in a darkened room, with only Her, and You and Us.
May your illumination in Her light bring you wonders initiate. All Hail the Reaching Moon.

You can play this relaxing performance in its glorious original stereo… headphones recommended!

The full credits are as follow:

  • Produced and Directed by Chris Killey
  • Written by Leah Owen and Chris Killey
  • Performed by Leah Owen and Liesl Rowe
  • Original Music by Tim Hunt
  • Fire sound effect courtesy of the BBC Sound Studio Library
  • Cover Art by Leah Owen

Chieftain of Entertainment: Crestfallen Carl

The second place goes to “Crestfallen Carl”, by Tony Davis.

No other documents were submitted, except for some “apologies to but without copyright violations towards Tom Waits”!

Thane of Entertainment: The Eye of Yinkin

And the third place goes to “The Eye of Yinkin”, by Stephen Lucek.

The lyrics, for those who want to sing along, are provided:

Through Thunderous Hills, Yinkin prowls,
he hunts by the light of a diamond strewn sky.
In the Starfire Peaks, by chasm and fall, 
and the pool of regret, stand trees proud and tall. 
‘Neath their roots a lost kingdom, haunted by glories past, 
where the eye of Yinkin burns bright and cold. 

Dragon stir, heroes arise,
and a queen grimly sits on a throne seized by blood. 
A star on her brow, she broods on her loss;  
a kingdom hard won, by the death of her kin. 
Her foes now march, revenge in their hearts, 
so arise and take sword, to die for your queen.

Honourable Mentions

These other submissions didn’t win, but they’re well worth listening to!

Andrin the Brave

Andrin the Brave, by Alex Jones.

I was just a boy
When the red moon rose in the sky
Prayed all day Chalana Arroy
Heal that scar in the heavens on high

I’m fighting to free my homeland
From Lunar conquest that destroyed my tribe
I’m fighting to avenge the fallen
Against chaos magics that wreak destruction

My father taught me well
To serve Orlanth the King of the Gods
Live wild and free, your own path you must seek
Travel Glorantha to Kero Fins peak

I raise my sword shouting triumphantly
As I stand over a defeated foe
The battle rages around me, bronze clashing against bronze
Lances breaking on shield walls

I remember my first pilgrimage
Climbing that steep spike to the sky
Birthplace of Orlanth, Wintertop
Fearing the storm that I might die

Then I see fear in my comrades eyes
He’s seen his death and I wonder why
Then a terrible roar born of ten thousand dead or more
As a great dark shadow is cast from above

My father said do not be afeared
Because death is just part of life in this world
Now pick up your sword, there’s adventures ahead
This great mythic world must be explored

The colossal Crimson Bats wings block the stars
Its terrible eyes staring hungrily through my soul
I scream my last war cry, praying to Orlanth for strength
As I charge sword first into its great bloody maw

Andrin the brave they called me
And I fought to see Sartar free
My part in the struggle is over
But yours has just begun

A Joke

Jeremy Wong graced us with a simple but effective joke that got the judges talking for long time on the podcast!

A Glorantha’s Bard Tale

A Glorantha’s Bard Tale, by Michael Hammons.

Leika’s Eulogy for Kallyr

Leika’s Eulogy for Kally, by Morgan Conrad.

“Six score and eleven years ago, our father Sartar brought forth, in Dragon Pass, a new kingdom, conceived in unity, and dedicated to the worship of Orlanth and Ernalda.

Now we are engaged in a great war, testing whether our kingdom, or any kingdom so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We have come to commemorate a great hero, to honor and remember she who gave her life, that our kingdom might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this hero. Kallyr Starbrow, while living and dead, who struggled for us, consecrated herself far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what The Starbrow has done. 

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which Kallyr Starbrow has thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from her honored death we take increased devotion to that cause for which she gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that the Queen of Sartar shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under Orlanth, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that a kingdom of the Father, of the Mother, for their people, shall not perish from the earth.”

One comment on “Glorantha Has Talent! Winners announced!