Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Gremorly

[This is the 7th of my April A-Z Challenge series of posts on Symbols, Glyphs, and Sigils. Each day I'll try to include some material that old-school role-playing gamers will find useful, but I can't guarantee that there won't also just be a few posts filled with weirdness for the sake of weirdness....]

A short post today, in terms of words.  But I couldn't let a month of intricate symbols and glyphs go by without seeing the mystical etchings of Dave Trampier's evil wizard Gremorly, from the long-running Wormy comic strip in Dragon Magazine.

Scoff if you must, but a magic circle like the following would flummox John Dee himself:
You'll kick youself if you don't click for the bigger version
The above is just one of several of Tramp's intricately rendered examples of the "visual manifestations" of Gremorly's conjurings.  In a different strip, Gremorly's spell-casting speech was transcribed with a script (left panel below) that looks to me much like the Nuskhuri form of the Georgian alphabet (right panel below):

Yes, my thoughts exactly!  :-)


  1. Yeah, I see it... cool. I also wonder if Tramp knew about the Golden Dawn's cipher alphabet.

  2. great H post

    do check out my letters at GAC a-z

  3. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin