I must admit I have concerns about the second age setting. A lot of what was truly lovable about Glorantha came from stuff that happened in the third age, so Mongoose are pretty much working from an almost blank canvas here.
No Syndics ban. No closing. No Dragonkill War. No Lunar Empire. No Kingdom of War. It's going to be almost like a different world......
Sort of the point of the exercise...
what you get is the Great Carmanian Empire, with Natha as its great avenging goddess (against the dragons of the EWF, and yes, Natha is the current -3rd Age - incarnation of the Moon), you get all kinds of dragon weirdness not just in Pavis but everywhere in Kerofinela, and the sea still is out to get you even without a magical curse. That yellow elf empire in the south needs some weeding out, too...
Or you could be the intrepid god learners to re-discover the route across Kartolin Pass.
My history's a bit rusty, but should the Rockwood Mountains even be there on the map, or did that happen earlier? (I'm not saying what that was cos I don't wanna spoil it for any newcomers!)
No need to worry about that - those mountains predate Orlanth (his mother was born/seeded/created in that process by Larnste).
It will be very interesting though to see the second age stuff fleshed out properly, and the first age stuff hopefully getting a bit more detail (as it will now be more recent history).
But so far, a lot of what's being done with the rules looks very much like The Right Thing, and a return to the leaner, tighter, more focussed approach of RQ II. So maybe I'm worrying over nothing and we'll get the same level of quality with Glorantha too?
Greg has been pushed to set down some 2nd age facts for a while now, and others like Jeff Richard and David Dunham have contributed to that knowledge. (One extra-rare tome on the God Learners was auctioned off at Tentacles, 1out of 10 softcovers - went for 105 Euro - and one out of 5 hardcovers - went for 300 Euro, another one or two might go up on Ebay sometime soon. No idea whether it contains the
My main concern is getting the gazetteer parts right - any idea who's reality-checking that?