steamdragon asked: I LOVE your symbols and glyphs! I did a few of my own (over on my other blog at shieldsfromthetempest), although not nearly as many as you did. As for the book: I don't think I'm going to be buying anything else, what with the insane wait time. It was almost a year since I ordered, and month short of a year since they promised to have it out (January 2013), even if I do really, really, REALLY want all things Werewolf from them. Including the Changing Breeds! ((also, Long Live Rage CCG!))
There’s actually a thread over at the Onyx Path forums about glyphs here. There’s a guy on DA that does amazing things with glyphs, like using them to tell stories.
As for the Book, it’s not the only Book Kickstarter where I’ve waited for almost a year. The Sega Video Game History Book was either the third or second thing I pledged for after W20th. And it was plagued with many problems as well. Not to mention I’ve haven’t gotten any DVDs for Movie projects I pledged for yet (I was able to view one online so far: Where Where You in 1982?). So I guess, just looking at all the issues that crop up with printing a book: If I ever do a Themed Mythology/Folklore Art Book with a bunch of artists to hire on that I’m planning to do someday in the future: I’ll probably stretch out the estimate for a year and a half. Because it seems most Big Book Kickstarter projects are having this issue.
The anthology pdf. will be offered for free as a link when it finally comes out. So I hope I can preview it before the POD for it comes out.
Were you on the Changing Breeds 20th Kickstarter? And are you planning to be part of the Book of the Wyrm 20th or By Night’s MET W:tA 20th Kickstarter then?
Hopefully, BotW 20th will be in March (My Birthday Month).
P.S.: Don’t mind me asking, but do you like Werewolf: the Forsaken or not? It took me reading the supplements to eventually end up liking it as equally I do Apocalypse. Since I wasn’t at first impressed to it thanks to the long boring read that is the main corebook.
After over a year from placing the order, and ALMOST a year after being promised, my book … has arrived!
I’m almost afraid to take it out of the plastic that it is wrapped in! BUT I HAVE IT!
Haven’t gotten mine in the mail just yet. But should post a comment when I get it at the W:tA20th KS comment page when I do. I also ordered the screen. And I think the next thing I can’t wait for from that Kickstarter is the Anthology book, because I’m going to be in it or at least have my old White Wolf DNA forums username be mentioned in a story.
Ajaba = Meno Bovu (Swahili for “Rotten Teeth”) or Mfupa Rushwa (Swahili for "Bone Corrupt").
Used the Bone, Teeth, and Wyrm glyphs. The normal Ajaba glyph shows the teeth breaking bone and the werehyenas would probably place great value on their bone-breaking teeth. So being unable to break bone would be seen as a bad thing. I also had to come up with a name/s for Ajaba under the Wyrm.
Ananasi = The Breakers (Name comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Used Wyrm, Ananasi, Claw, and Tear glyphs. Made to look like breaking something up.
The Padrone (Who eat other Ananasi, not known if they are under the Wyrm’s influence or not, as well as why they do the thing they do. From the Ananasi Breed Book.)
Used two Ananasi glyphs, making one smaller than the other and used the “Tooth” glyph on either side of the end glyph marks of the bigger Ananasi. Nom Nom.
Bastet = Hell Cats and/or Hishtpah. (Hishtpah comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Used Bastet, Wyrm, and flame parts of ‘Bane’ glyph. Need to figure out a Bastet style glyph for it too.
Corax = Buzzards.
Used Crow/Corax, Wyrm glyphs, and added claw marks to make it look like a Vulture about to land.
Gurahl = The Purgers. (Name comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Got rid of the Mend/Repair glyph that’s normally part of the Gurahl glyph. Added the Wyrm glyph, added claw marks to look like clawed arms, and some flame marks from the Bane glyph.
Kitsune = Kuko (Air Fox). (Can be found in the Lexicon for Kitsune in the Hengeyokai book.)
Used glyphs for Fox/Kitsune, Air, and Wyrm.
Mokole = Dumenkara. (Name comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Used Mokole, Wyrm, Story, and Conceal/Hide glyphs. Those that will not remember. Corrupted memories…
Nagah = The Forgotten. (I came up with the name myself.)
Used Snake/Nagah, Story, Wyrm, and Conceal/Hidden glyphs. Those that shall not be named.
Nuwisha = Bitter-Grins. (Name comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Used Coyote/Nuswisha glyphs and crossed the Wyrm glyph with Laughter/Humor = Twisted Humor.
Ratkin = Vermin. (Name comes from MET: Book of the Wyrm)
Used Rat/Ratkin and the Wyrm glyph. Used parts of the Rain glyph and small claw marks for “Rabid”.
Rokea = Qyrlspawn. (I came up with the name, since “Kunspawn” is another name for Rokea.)
Used the Shark/Rokea glyph and added ‘tentacles’ glyph marks.
The Lost Breeds:
Apis = The Sterilizers. (Came up with the name myself.)
I have two versions of this glyph. One with Death, Wyrm, and Apis glyphs used. And the second one with all of those and the ‘Birth’ glyph added.
Camazotz = The Shriekers. (Came up with the name myself.)
Used Bat/Camazotz, Howl, and Wyrm glyphs.
Grondr = Skull Pigs.
Used Death, Pig/Grondr, and Wyrm Glyphs. Then added the ‘Skull’ part from the ‘Toxic Waste’ glyph next to the death glyph.
I knew this one was going to take forever, but I did it.
Gumagen. From what I remember from the Mokole Book, basically the Mokole and Fire glyphs.
Makara. From what I remember from the Mokole Book, basically the Mokole and Wind glyphs.
Mokole-mbembe. From what I remember from the Mokole Book, basically the Mokole and Earth glyphs.
Zhong Lung. From what I remember from the Mokole Book, basically the Mokole and Water glyphs.
Rising Sun, Striking. Used Mokole glyph, Claw glyph for striking and part of Helios glyph with extra marks to note ‘Rising Sun’.
Noonday Sun, Unshading. Helios glyph is now in the sky, fire mark glyphs added to scale parts of the Mokole glyph because no shade = hot.
Setting Sun, Warding. Helios glyph is now going down as ‘Setting Sun’, glyph for Convalescence/Regeneration used.
Shrouded Sun, Concealing. Helios is now covered by clouds and it’s raining over the Mokole. The Mokole is hiding/concealing/protecting something.
Midnight Sun, Shining. Glyph for Night with extra marks for “Shining”.
Midnight Sun, Shining, Night-Suns. Born under Luna in the nighttime.
Midnight Sun, Shining, Many Suns. Born under many stars during nighttime.
Midnight Sun, Shining, No-Suns. Born under no light during nighttime.
Decorated Suns, Gathering. Mokole born under a Solar Flare. Added extra marks swirling around the Helios glyph and added many small claws marks to note “Gathering”.
Solar Eclipse, Crowning. Used the Solar Eclipse glyph from the Garou Glyph Dictionary. Added a circle claw mark to note “Crowned”.
Solar Eclipse, Crowning, Crescent-Crowned. Mokole born under a Partial Eclipse. Edited the Solar Eclipse glyph to make it look partial.
Solar Eclipse, Crowning, Unity-Crowned. Mokole born under a Annular Eclipse. Added “Luna” to the Solar Eclipse glyph.
Solar Eclipse, Crowning, Moon-Crowned. Mokole born under a Lunar Eclipse. Used the Lunar Eclipse glyph from the Garou Glyph Dictionary. And Luna glyph mark for the “crowned” part.
Solar Eclipse, Crowning, Jewel-Crowned. Mokole born under a Total Eclipse. Used the shadow part from the Shadow Lords Glyph to cover up the Solar Eclipse glyph.
Grisma. Glyphs for: Mokole, Wind, and Summer.
Hemanta. Glyphs for: Mokole, Wind, and Winter.
Vasanta. Glyphs for: Mokole, Wind, and Spring.
Zarad. Glyphs for: Mokole, Wind, and Autumn.
Varnas: (Had to get really creative here.)
Ao Varna (Turtle, The Lost Varna). “Ao” is a large Turtle in Chinese myth. Used the Turtle glyph from the Croatan Tribe.
Champsa Varna (Nile Crocodiles). I can see the name of a familar lake serpent there… Used Water, Mokole, Claw mark glyphs and part of the Desert glyph.
Gharial Varna (Gavial). Gavial means “Pot”. Used the glyphs for Mokole and a longer claw mark for the thinner snout. Used a small short claw mark for the end of the gavial’s snout as well.
Halpatee Varna (American Alligator). Halpatee is a Hindu word and seeing what it means, I replaced the curved part of the Mokole glyph with a flat claw mark. Also added the “Water” glyph.
Karna Varna (Saltwater Crocodiles). Name comes from a Hindu hero. But since Saltwater crocs can swim in the sea, I just used the part of the Rokea glyph here instead.
Lung Varna (Chinese Alligators). Lung means Dragon anyways. So I made it to look like a dragon. Probably could do without the legs, though.
Ora Varna (Monitor Lizards). Ora means “Land Crocodile”. Gave the Mokole glyph legs and a head with upper/lower jaws.
Piasa Varna (American Crocodiles). Piasa means “Man devouring bird”. So I used Mokole and Water glyphs. Then gave a upper/lower jaw claw marks for a open mouth. And finally used the Hunt glyph from the Garou Glyph Dictionary.
Sytra Varna (Caimans). Sytra means text, scriptures, or connecting thread. So I used both the “Howl/Story” Glyph and Mokole glyph together.
Unktehi Varna (Gila Monsters). Name is based around a Native American Horned Serpent. So I gave the Mokole glyph horns, legs, and a stumpy tail.
The mugger crocodiles varna are also called Makara. So using the Stream glyph for “Makara” would work as well.
The Bastet themselves have a unique glyph style compared to the Garou thanks to much thinner claws (I could see the Swara using a thicker glyph style thanks to how cheetah claws are, though). But what if the Garou were to know the Bastet a bit better than just all labeling/filing them under the “Bastet” glyph they have? Here’s my take on some Bastet to Garou translation of Pyrio, Rank, and Clan.
Daylight. (Bastet and Helios)
Night. (Bastet and Dark)
Twilight. (Bastet, Helios, and Luna)
Rank One, Tekhmet, “Little One”. (Bastet and Cub from the Garou Glyph Dictionary.)
Rank Two, Aka, “Truth Chaser”. (Bastet, Quick/Fast, and Truth from the Garou Glyph Dictionary.)
Rank Three, Tilau, “Accomplished Friend”. (Bastet, Friend/Ally, Honor, the “Cunning” glyph I made previously, and the “Ferocity” glyph I also made previously. As the Bastet gain rank through Honor, Cunning, and Ferocity.)
Rank Four, Ilani, “Wonder Favored”. (Bastet, Earth/Gaia, Love, and extra claw marks above the ‘Love’ glyph.)
Rank Five, Bon Bhat, “Great Parent”. (Bastet, Elder/Wise, and Parent from the Garou Glyph Dictionary.)
Bagheera. (Bastet, Wisdom, and Scales/Judge/Justice from the Garou Glyph Dictionary.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Knowledge’.
Balam. (Baster and Rage/Frenzy). Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Fury’.
Bubasti. (Bastet, Earth/Gaia, and Gnosis. My favorite looking glyph that I made for this bunch.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Gnosis’.
Ceilican. (Bastet, Gnosis, and Wyld. And this one just came out as a confusing mess, which I’m such the Ceilican don’t mind at all.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Nala, wild Gnosis, Wyld, Fae, madness’.
Khan. (Bastet and Resilient). Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Fury’.
Pumonca. (Bastet, Honor, and two Earth/Gaia glyphs going at a different direction.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Pride, Honor’.
Qualmi. (Bastet, Wisdom, and parts from the Create/Artist glyph.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Knowledge’.
Simba. (Bastet, Glory, Honor, and parts from the Helios glyph to look like a mane.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Pride, Honor’.
Swara. (Bastet and Quick/Fast. Added a extra claw mark to note, ‘very fast’.) Original Bastet glyph noted ‘Great Speed’.
And lastly, the Khara:
'The Bastet glyph stretched out more and less thick to note really long sabers'.
Took my shot at this.
Cunning. Used by: Ajaba, Bastet, Kitsune, Nuwisha, and Ratkin. (Glyphs used: Watch/Observant and Wisdom.)
Ferocity. Used by: Ajaba and Bastet. (Glyphs used: ‘Rage/Frenzy’, added a extra claw mark for it.)
Harmony (*To Sea). Used by: Rokea. (Glyphs used: Rokea edited for the ‘Sea’ part and edited the ‘Safety’ glyph. This shouldn’t be used to mean Harmony in a general context, but ‘Harmony’ for how Rokea view it.)
Humor. Used by: Nuwisha. (Glyphs used: Laughter and Life edited from the Garou Glyph Dictionary. With the ‘tear’ part from Howl/Song added.)
Infamy. Used by: Ratkin. (Glyphs used: Song/Howl crossed with Defiance. Defiance also already has the ‘Story’ glyph in it, but not the tear glyph mark from Song/Howl.)
Innovation. Used by: Rokea. (Glyphs used: ‘Create/Artist’ with more marks added to note ‘creativity’.)
Obedience. Used by: Ananasi. (Glyphs used: Park and Beast.)
Obligation. Used by: Ajaba and Ratkin. (Glyphs used: Sacrifice and Pack/Group.)
Succor. Used by: Gurahl. (Glyphs used: Danger and Repair/Mend.)
Valor. Used by: Rokea. (Glyphs used: Ahroun ‘Warrior’ and Claw.)
Virtue. Used by: Hengeyokai. (Glyphs used: Honor and more claw marks to note very ‘Honorable’.)