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About ZedAlpha

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    Illuminated Eurmali, But, Like, Not A Jerk About It


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    Mostly D&D, FATE, World of Darkness, and (recently), HeroQuest Glorantha
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    Mage: The Ascension, FATE: The Secret of Cats, and HeroQuest Glorantha
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    Bi, nonbinary, nerdy.

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  1. (Note: Bold text refers to a Trait, Ability, or Rune that a character in question has). DRAMATIS PERSONAE Androgenus, a genderfluid Esrolian Eurmali trickster with the Illuminated Illusion, Earth, and Luck runes. They are attempting to explore the mysteries of Illumination without a teacher—without any type of teacher—and are beginning to wonder whether or not existence is worth all the trouble. They’re also being watched very closely by... Waddlestomp the Bloodybeaked, a Hueymakti Duck thane with the Water, Death, and Truth runes. His quest to avenge his people has hit a sma
  2. Nah, see, these are just very confused dwarves under a curse.
  3. Woo! I’d rather buy straight from the source if possible, so I’ll make sure to check back.
  4. Right, and those physical copies are (per the website's checkout pages) currently unavailable to ship to the US right now. I checked the Chaosium site first chance I got and saw that, that's why I'm asking in here.
  5. Even better, give her a chance to actually win the hearts and minds of the Morokanth in question, who suddenly get all overprotective of “their” healer. The PCs might not have to fight their way through an entire clan of angry tapir-men if they can convince them that they won’t hurt their clan’s new best friend. And hey, if they pull it off correctly, they’ve got future allies, fanatically dedicated to keeping that PC safe.
  6. Oh, I’ll have a field day with that. I think I’ll have the merperson Hero just livid that these surfacers have ‘invaded’ one of his most sacred myths, but even more angry that he can’t do anything about it now but play along and hope he can complete the quest.
  7. Are we talking about actual parts of the myth, or King Of Dragon Pass, Meeting The Uroxi In Orlanth And Aroka, “This Is The New Myth That Has Always Existed, My Friend!” Sort of ‘actual’ part of the myth?
  8. hm. Crown of Mastery works, I already described the merfolk Hero as clearly having the Mastery Rune. Now, the real question: would interlopers accidentally getting caught in the heroquest still potentially receive any magical benefit from participating and/or surviving it?
  9. ALso, @Joerg, you replied just as I was, and I love your suggestions, too.
  10. Oh, I like all of this. Beginning to get a rough sketch of what might be a decent myth the heroes are accidentally interacting with: Magasta woos Brastalos, but the match is forbidden by her father Umath. Brastalos tells him that if he retrieves treasures stolen from Umath by the Fire Tribe (and secreted away on a hidden land that Magasta had previously almost entirely drowned), her father will have no choice but to grant him her hand in marriage. Magasta then goes about drowning every Fire Tribe ship and coastal settlement he can find looking for this treasure—the merfolk
  11. I mean, I’m genderfluid, do I count, too? Sorry, couldn’t resist the double pun.
  12. On that note, are the are any well-known Orlanthi or Ernaldi (don’t know what else to call the Esrolians) or Vestkarthi myths that involve a sacred island of some kind?
  13. That could work. So the merfolk Hero they fought with the air/storm rune could worship Brastalos (through her husband Magasta) and is trying to recreate the myth of how Magasta sunk a Diroti ship that had plundered an island sacred to the Water Tribe in the God Time, then took the treasure of the land people to Brastalos as her bride price. Only the heroes have stopped them from sinking the ship. Should be fun to see how they react to the heroes exploring a sacred island that popped out of nowhere as part of the quest.
  14. Hmm....I looked into Brastalos, and the page I saw referred to her as, among other things, “Goddess of hurricanes and sea storms,” as well as being the wife of Magasta. So I’m imagining, and feel free to tell me if this would be too far out of line for a merfolk myth, a story like “Brastalos’s Bride Price,” where Magasta sank a fleet of ships and drowned enough surface towns to get enough treasure to marry Brastalos. The merfolk could be reenacting that?
  15. Ooh, even better, what if the CA cultist, seeing the pitiful state of the Morokanth, agrees to stay of her own free will after she’s captured? The Merciful Goddess is, well, merciful after all. Plus it’s a chance to possibly heal them of Malia’s influence if she can win the hearts and minds of her captors. That’d throw a real wrench in any rescue mission.
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