Anratha the Frontierswoman
Anratha the Frontierswoman is a hero cult of Vinga the Spearwoman found only in Prax. John
Hughes and the Questlines team first created it for HeroWars (go here to see the original). The version presented here is that used in our campaign, John Hughes and Questlines bear no responsibility for any ‘heinous
travesties’ of RuneQuest/HeroWars that may occur in this write-up.
was part of the expedition to establish New Pavis. She raised a band of women warriors, the Red Spears, to help in the fight
to found the new settlement.
She was famed
for her endurance and fierce will, boasting that she could outdo any man.
Gwenllian Firehair, an Adventurer priestess, established the Vinga temple at Pavis in1553. Following her death in 1574, a
shrine was established to her at the Pavis temple.
The hero cult of Anratha the Frontierswoman can only be joined at the Pavis temple. Candidates
must convince a cult priestess of their sincerity and commitment, and be a Pathfinder of good standing. They must sacrifice
1 POW at Anratha’s shrine.
members must give 10% of their time to the cult. Most of this is spent with the Red Spears, guarding New Pavis and Pavis County,
mainly from nomad and broo attacks. They also serve as guards and escorts for the Chalana Arroy temple in Pavis. They are
required to attend Founder’s Day, the rituals that commemorate the consecration of the Pavis temple (Wind Day, Movement
Week, Sea Season).
Members must give 10% of their income to the cult, but are able to train and learn spells
from other cult members at half-price. It is usually possible to pay for training and magic by carrying out additional tasks
for the cult, typically this involves patrol duties with the Red Spears.Members of her cult can sacrifice for the Keep On Going spell, at her shrine in the