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Challenge your foes. Fulfill your fate.

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers is the player’s guide to the Gods of the Storm!

This book covers the mythology of the Lightbringer pantheon of gods, and provides mechanics for each of their cults to create your RuneQuest adventurer.

What’s Inside?

Chaosium Unveiled: Inside Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers

Watch the unveiling video to see the book for yourself. Remember that you get the PDF when getting the physical copy.

The Gods of the Storm

Heler, God of Rain

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers features 19 cults, including Orlanth the Storm God, Chalana Arroy the Goddess of Compassion, Lanbril the God of Thieves, Issaries the God of Communication, Humakt the God of Death and War, and many more!

Orlanth the Storm God

Build Your Adventurer

Daka Fal - Judge of the Dead

You’ll find new and complimentary rules to use each of the 19 included cults to create brand new RuneQuest adventurers.details the skills, passions, spirit magic, and Rune magic these cults offer, including new spells and new cult-specific skills. Embody the power of your god with rules for how your adventurer can grow into a God-talker, Rune Priestess, or even a mighty Rune Lord!

Chalana Arroy - The Healing Goddess

The Lore of The Lightbringers

Llhankor Mhy, The Knowing God

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers details the unique organization, history, and nature of each cult, and covers the history of the Lightbringer pantheon—mythology filled with combat, heroism, reckless deeds, and honor in the face of impossible odds.

Eurmal the Trickster

Note: This supplement can be used with the RuneQuest core rules, or combined with the other books in the Cults of RuneQuest line to build a RuneQuest adventurer belonging to multiple cults.

What The Critics Say

    • “A ‘must-have’… Not only is it easy to read, but the colors and vivid illustrations are all powerful and attention-grabbing.”

      — Philgamer, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers Review.

    • "The harmony of playable content and clean presentation make this the strongest release I’ve read from Chaosium in years—possibly ever... A beautiful, engaging book which admirably stands as an exemplar that tabletop games qualify as art."

      — Akhelas, REVIEW: The Lightbringers.

    • "If Cults of Prax was a phenomenal publication in its time [it was, ed.], Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers surpasses it both in content and presentation. You will love it."

      — El Runeblogger, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers review.

    • "This is a big the territory it covers and the ideas it presents. RuneQuest was arguably the first game out there that ever seriously gave attention to religion, mythology, and magic and The Lightbringers keeps that legacy going."

      — Andrew Logan Montgomery, THE CULTS OF RUNEQUEST PART TWO, The Lightbringers.

    • "In this day and age, RuneQuest‘s best bet is in emphasising the distinct and unique flavour of Glorantha and these books do a wonderful job with it... Though much of the material here was developed before his death by Greg Stafford, the job of finishing the project has fallen to Jeff Richard, who has made it a labour of love, along with a wealth of collaborators, including artists who’ve made some of the nicest and most flavourful-looking art I’ve ever seen in a RuneQuest book."

      — Refereeing & Reflection, a RuneQuest Encyclopedia.

    • The new 'Cults of RuneQuest' Lightbringers and the Earth Goddesses books come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, says EuroCultAV: "Glorantha is probably the most fully realized RPG world ever created, and these books help actualize that realization in new ways. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

      — EuroCultAV, Tabletop Review – Runequest – Cults of Runequest – The Lightbringers/Earth Goddesses.

    • "Jaw-droppingly stunning"t

      — The Gaming Table, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers Reviews.

    • "10 out of 10, I think it is that good... this is the sort of pantheon book all fantasy roleplaying systems should release for their games."

      — Jeff McAleer, the Gaming Gang, Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers Review.

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Greg Stafford, Jeff Richard
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Loïc Muzy
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  • Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star 5
    The Lightbringers

    Posted by Gregory Molle on 18th Oct 2023

    A magnificent book, the richness of which lies in the details of its mythological tales, whether you play Runequest or any other gloranthan role-playing game.

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    Great content, fantastic book.

    Posted by Philippe Grillot on 19th Sep 2023

    Love those Cults books, very happy this is coming, and this really delivers on playable contents you would be wishing for. Looking forward for more especially the Chaos gods.

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    The Lightbringers

    Posted by Tim on 16th Sep 2023

    A comprehensive guide beautifully presented.

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    Posted by frédéric PITOUT on 13th Sep 2023

    "New" Cults, beautiful illustrations : I've been waiting for it since a long time !

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    A New Core Book

    Posted by Angus MacDonald on 25th Aug 2023

    Seriously, if you are going to play RuneQuest, you are going to need this book. Included in it are most of the initial cults that most PCs are going to want -- Orlanth, Issaries, Chalana Arroy, Storm Bull. This is not to say that other cults are unnecessary, but given that most campaigns are set in Dragon Pass and Prax among followers of the Lightbringers, this book gives a solid basis to your campaigns.

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    Posted by Neil Edmond on 22nd Aug 2023

    This beautiful book is a fantastic resource for both GMs and players. As well as presenting the fondly familiar cults in great detail, it will allow my players to stray into stranger territory: Perhaps propitiating Valind the Winter God, or following mutable Mastakos. It's excellent.

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    The Lightbringers

    Posted by Martin Helsdon on 20th Aug 2023

    A beautifully illustrated and laid out book, full of Gloranthan lore including some cults never explored before. An essential purchase for anyone interested in Glorantha, adding detail and depth.

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    Posted by Ryan Bergen on 18th Aug 2023

    As a newcomer to Glorantha, this supplement really helped to build and fill out the world for me. The mythic archetypes these gods repersent are fully realized and engaging. A masterclass in worldbuilding. I can't wait to bring this to the table for my players to peruse and flip through.

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    Cults of RuneQuest: The Lightbringers

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Aug 2023

    A well thoughtout, structured, and excellently illustrated book