A Runes Set is 24 ancient alphabetic symbols, which are believed to have originated from the Northern parts of Europe sometime during the Paleolithic times, carved into a material of choice.
As well as being alphabetic in nature, they are regarded as symbols, which are far more powerful in communication than the mortal words that we use today.
They are commonly used for:
Pick a rune stone randomly for a day reading; you can also do what is known as a 3 rune spread. Some feel that the day rune is a good way to get an answer to a single question. The 3 Rune Spread is used for asking broader questions whereas the single rune can be drawn on a daily basis.