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    Glorantha since 1982; ran RQ2/RQ3 campaign in Imther for ~10years; published fanzine New Lolon Gospel; contributor to Tales of the Reaching Moon, Enclosure.
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  1. Aldryami vs uz

    That would be a very different dichotomy. Man and Beast suggests a scale reflecting affinity to civilization or to the wild. Man vs. Spirit suggests a scale reflecting mundane/worldly concerns vs. otherworldly concerns - but that raises other challenges I think in whether you're attuned to the shamanic practices.
  2. The Underwater Grotto Restaurant: what's on the menu?

    If it's sea elves in a kelp forest, probably 'nutrient' or 'mana' rich soups and ales that the plant folk would readily absorb/ingest.
  3. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    Well, that's one I don't have access to. Be curious to understand the approximate placement - could certainly figure into a campaign in the region.
  4. Aldryami vs uz

    If you consider the Rune pairings in RQG, where humans have an scale based on the Man and Beast runes, then likely the elves have a similar scale between the Man and the Plant runes. The rootless elves are those who are so far to the Man rune (e.g. 90%+) that the Plant rune connection is minimal or lost (and would also no longer have a Loyalty to their forest).
  5. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    It's odd looking back on this material done some 25 years ago. All the old Imther maps were pencil-and-paper - seem very crude in comparison to the maps that can be done today, even those in tools like Powerpoint.
  6. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    This is the version of the Gordaval cult from when I redrafted the book for Hero Wars/HQ1 (minus the assorted subcults - a feature too common in those days). Gordaval, Lord of the Chase Lord of hounds runs prey down Lord of knots ties them taut Lord of game gains great fame Lord of beasts brings our feast Mythology Gordaval is the Hunter, an acknowledged figure in every clan, but his myths vary widely between clans. The most common tales say that Gordaval (also called Gordio) was a child god saved from the Darkness by Khelmal. Khelmal taught Gordaval how to hunt and trap and live by his wiles during the Darkness. Another common tale says that Gordaval was the grandchild of Imthus and Aidea who went amongst the southern clans to bind them to the kingdom. The marls of the central mountains say that Gordaval was a star captain sent by Arahar and Teliska. Vanchites claim that Gordaval learned his craft from Tunoral, not Khelmal. Gordaval saved the Fine-toothed Hound from a pit and won the friendship of Norián. Thereafter, the hound aided him in the chase. Manifestations Gordaval is present in every hunt, but most especially in the chase with hounds. Icons and Images His worshipers never depict Gordaval for they have no need to do so, being one with him in the chase. Worshipers of other gods may depict Gordaval as a boy armed with bow and arrow and accompanied by hounds. Otherworld Home and Life after Death Goradaval’s Hunting Camp is in the Forest of the Solar Realm, not far from Khelmal’s Palace. There the souls of his worshipers enjoy the chase and feast on abundant game. From the Hunting Camp, worshipers may exit to the Golden Age, Storm Age, or Chaos Age. Nature of the Cult Gordaval's worship is found in the kingdom of Imther and surrounding lands, where he is the god of hunting. He ensures that any hunter can find and catch food. He also ensures that the spirits of slain animals are released so that they may travel to their ancestors in the Celestial Forest, there to be reborn. Gordaval’s specialty is wearing prey down through the chase or by inflicting wounds, but he also catches prey in traps and nets. Attitudes and Relationships Gordaval hunts with hounds, which puts him at odds with Jajagappans (who claim an exclusive relationship with dogs), Odaylans (a rival hunting god from Sylila) and Balazarings (who include Brother Dog in their shamanic tradition). Gordaval teaches the training of both blood hounds and sight hounds. Gordaval has a strong hatred of Yotelap the Fox, the betrayer, and Gordaval hunters never wear fox fur. Mode of Worship and Sacrifices Every hunt is an act of worship, and Gordaval demands the breath and tail of every kill as sacrifices to ensure the return of the animal’s soul to its mother goddess, from whence it comes again in the form of prey. Special hunts occur on Gordaval’s holy days. Holy Days The Sacred Hunts of Gordaval occur during his week (Death Week) of each season. The Sacred Hunt usually culminates on Wildman’s Day (Wild Day). The Sacred Hunt of The Flowering (Sea Season) is The Hook, or in some places The Lure. The holy dance of Khelmal’s Fires (Fire Season) is The Bow or The Raid, of Fruitseason (Earth Season) is The Snare or The Knot, of Ashseason is The Pit, and of Return Time is The Chase or The Lost Hunt. In the Sacred Time each hunter also undertakes a special hunt during which he can try to divine what Gordaval has in store for him in the coming year. Organization Each marl (clan) has its own hierarchy based on skill and reputation. Higher-ranking hunters direct lower-ranking ones during cooperative hunts, and may also reserve hunting grounds. Between clans, reputation may settle some disputes, but generally hunters of different clans avoid each other unless allied. Holy Places and Temples Every clan has its holy place, generally deep in the woods, where Gordaval made his kill or trapped a special prey or foe. Temples are simple and often portable, used for a week or a season and then abandoned. Membership Requirements Anyone in Imther who makes his living by hunting will worship Gordaval or one of his many brothers or sons. Almost all hunters are male, but there is one subcult which accepts female hunters, Kirthal the Trapper. Women typically participate as communal worshipers, gaining the ability to clean furs and hides, make needles from wild animal bones, and the like. Initiate Initiates must survive their initiation ordeal, which typically involves being chased by the pack and ends with a treed candidate having to convince the pack to let him live. This reenacts the story of How Gordaval Made Friends. Magic Keyword: Physical Abilities: Endure Weather, Run Long Distance, Harry Prey, Ranged Combat (Archery), Close Combat (Spear) Mental Abilities: Direct Pack of Hounds, Read Spoor, Care for Hounds, Tie Knots Virtues: Dogged Affinities: Chase, Binding Devotee Anyone can become a devotee if he has been a hunter all his life, ritually disowns all living ancestors (since Gordaval was an orphan), is unmarried (because Gordaval was a child), and undergoes an ordeal representing Gordaval’s first kill and his realization of oneness with the prey. Affinities and Feats: Chase (Find Hidden Prey, Long Breath, Run Over Brambles, See Invisible Tracks, Call Hounds, Steal Prey’s Breath, Butcher Without Waste) Binding (Bind Hounds’ Baying, Tie Unbreakable Knot, Tie Command Word Knot, Untie Knot at Distance [D + 10], Dispatch Prey’s Soul, Conceal Net, Unbreakable Net) Secret: Go Where Game Is (Without seeming effort, the worshiper can avoid areas of little game and find areas where the hunting is relatively good) Hero Cult Onstheus The hero Onstheus was a companion of Jannisor, but escaped from the disaster at Glamour and did not share Jannisor’s capture, death, and imprisonment in a Lunar Hell. Instead, he returned to Imther with the shattered remains of Jannisor’s army. He provides one feat derived from his association with Jannisor. Binding feat: Make Chaos Net ritual Disadvantage: Considered a danger by Lunars and Lunar sympathizers. Divine Retribution Spirit of Reprisal: The Tree of Pain Those hunters who fail in their vows will see the Tree of Pain each day until they purify themselves. The tree does not appear at a specific time, but usually at a time of stress for a period of several hours. The effect of the tree is to distract the hunter from their task at hand. The hunter suffers a loss of one success level with any skills or feats used while the tree is visible. If the hunter flees from the tree, the tree follows. It is a spiritual entity. To become purified, a hunter must embrace the Tree of Pain after it appears. The hunter cannot disengage from the embrace once it begins, and the embrace lasts for several days. The hunter experiences excruciating pain during this time and is vulnerable to any foe who chances upon him. The pain can be abstracted as an extended contest pitting the hunter’s Initiate or Devotee rating against the Tree’s Might, which varies depending on the magnitude of the hunter’s misdeed(s), but is typically between 20 and 10W3. The hunter can augment his skill as normal.
  7. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    This was one of my cult write-ups from my RQ3 submission Imther: Edge of Empire. A hunter's cult, it's an appropriate archive piece for the wilds between Imther and Balazar. As with most of my original Imther material, the names are all 'localized' vs. the more common 'God-learner' renderings. It's got a very RQ3 feel to it, and some of the spells reflect aspects that I'd replace or modify (e.g. I like the idea of the Exhaust spell, but I rarely ended up using Fatigue Points - I'd probably render that as a penalty to certain skill categories now). I still like the concept of the different knots though. Gordaval Mythos and History Gordaval is the Hunter, an acknowledged figure in every clan, but his mythos differs in each. The most common tales say that Gordaval (also called Gordio) was a child god saved from the darkness by Khelmal. Khelmal taught Gordaval how to hunt and trap and live by his wiles during the Darkness. Another common tale says that Gordaval was the grandchild of Imthus and Aidea who went amongst the eastern clans to bind them to the kingdom. The clans of the north (as well as the Wilktar and Zarkon clans) say that Gordaval was a star captain sent by Arahar and Teliska to hunt the chaos which stalked the mountainous wilds. It was he who finally lured the scorpion goddess Bagog into a pit and drove her from the earth. In the southlands, they say Gordaval was the child of Basmal, Lion King of the Lightning Claw. This Gordaval is noted for ruling the wild beasts of the land and for the horrible cuts he can give to any other creature. The Laramite tribe states that Gordaval is actually Lagavar returned to the world to battle against the darkness forever. The Dara Happans called him the first spouse of Queen Balurga, an evil figure who ate flesh raw and drank blood from earthen goblets. On occasions they claimed that Gordaval was either the child of Jajagappa, catcher of souls, or Sakkar, hunter of men. Any Imtherian will laugh at these lies. Legends of the Wilktar marl say that Jannisor was an incarnation of Gordaval, sent to hunt and slay the evil Red Emperor. This incarnation was a master of knots and traps unknown to mere mortals. The runes of Gordaval are Fate and Death. Cult Ecology Gordaval is the Imtherian god of hunting. He ensures that any animal can find and catch food. He also ensures that the spirits of slain animals are released so that they may travel along Yelem’s path to the Underworld. Gordaval is sometimes called the guardian of youth. Gordaval is an eternal foe of the numbing darkness and brutal storm. He tries to ensure that these creatures are sent to Yelem for their proper judgment. The Cult in the World Gordaval's worship is found in the kingdom of Imther and surrounding lands. Subcults of Gordaval exist within the cults of Arahar, Khelmal, and Imthus and Aidea. These subcults are actually the paths to the true Gordaval, a secretive god who is always hard to find. There are no major or minor temples whatsoever. The half dozen shrines provide the divine spell Spellteaching so that hunters can learn Gordaval’s Prayer. There are no formal priests in the cult as Gordaval prefers to deal with each individual alone. The cult holy days are each Wildday of Death Weeks, with the high holy day falling in Darkseason. Master Hunters Initiation is open to anyone in the Imtherian community who is part of a Gordaval subcult within the temple of Arahar, Khelmal, or Imthus and Aidea. A potential candidate receives a vision of the Sacred Grove of Gordaval and of a special prey beast on the holy day during Earthseason. If the potential candidate desires to find the Sacred Grove, he or she must hunt and kill that special prey beast and bring that beast to the Sacred Grove before the high holy day in Darkseason. This hunt is a test of the candidate’s skills and requires success in each of the following skills: Ceremony, Craft: Butchery, Devise, Missile Attack, Search, Sneak, and Track. The candidate may wear no armor and must hunt alone. Each candidate then spends a night alone within the Sacred Grove. During this night, the candidate is assailed by dream visions and a spirit of darkness or storm. The spirit has a POW of 2D6+6 and attacks the candidate. If the spirit wins, the candidate is possessed and fails the final test. The darkness spirit is usually a fear spirit but may be a shade or even a hag. The storm spirit is usually a berserk spirit but may be a sylph or wind demon. If the candidate wins, he is immediately accepted as a Master Hunter. If he fails but survives, he may try again the following year. The Master Hunter must sacrifice a point of POW to Gordaval to establish his or her link to the god. He or she must sever ties to any deity other than Arahar, Khelmal, Imthus and Aidea, or Ralaska. Note that Khalana initiates will never take the path of Gordaval. Master Hunters must slay a prey beast for each holy day and offer it to Gordaval. Master Hunters must hunt and kill at least one prey beast per season to donate to their people. Master Hunters must continue to use Gordaval’s Prayer when butchering an animal killed for food. Master Hunters may gain the cult’s spirit magic and also gain divine magic reusably. Spirit Magic: Disrupt, Exhaust, Gordaval’s Prayer, Grievous Shot, Silence, Slow, Speedart, Weakness. Common Divine Magic: Heal Wound, Sanctify, Spellteaching, Worship (Gordaval). Special Divine Magic: Catseye, Sureshot. Gordaval Spirit Magic Exhaust variable ranged, instant If the caster overcomes the target’s MPs, the target immediately loses 5 fatigue points per point of the spell. If the target reaches its negative maximum, it falls unconscious from Exhaustion. Gordaval’s Prayer 1 point ritual Ceremony This is a special ritual which members of the subcult of Gordaval perform to ensure that the soul of a slain beast returns to the wild spirits of Imther, to be reborn properly. It includes a short prayer and ritual of thanksgiving. The spell must be performed in conjunction with the Craft: Butchery skill. The user makes a single skill roll, attempting to roll under both his Ceremony skill and his Craft: Butchery skill. A failure in the prayer means that the initiate may be haunted by the spirit of the beast. For each such haunting, reduce the skills to Track, Sneak, and Attack any related beast by 1%. To eliminate the haunting, the initiate must propitiate both Gordaval and the dead beast by sacrifice of an appropriate foodstuff while successfully using Gordaval’s prayer. Grievous Shot variable ranged, temporal This spell is cast on a bow. While the spell lasts, every shot from that bow which hits causes intense pain, reducing all skills (including spirit magic and sorcery) by 10% per point of spell. This spell has no affect on Berserks nor against wild boars. Weakness variable ranged, temporal If the caster overcomes the target’s MPs, the target’s STR is reduced by 2 points per point of spell. Subcults Spirit of Reprisal: The Tree of Pain Those Master Hunters who fail in their vows will see the Tree of Pain each day until they purify themselves. The tree does not appear at a specific time, but usually at a time of stress for a period of 1d6 hours. The effect of the tree is to distract the Master Hunter from their task at hand. Whatever skills are needed will automatically fail while the tree is visible. If the Master Hunter flees from the tree, the tree follows. It is a spiritual entity. To become purified, a Master Hunter must embrace the Tree of Pain after it appears. The Master Hunter cannot disengage from the embrace once it begins, and the embrace lasts for 1d6 days. The Master Hunter experiences excruciating pain during this time and is vulnerable to any foe who chances upon him or her. For each day embracing the tree, the Master Hunter loses 1 point of CON and 1 point of spirit magic chosen randomly. If CON falls to 0 or if the Master Hunter is attacked and killed by a foe while embracing the tree, then the Master Hunter dies and travels to the judgment of Yelem. Gordaval will vouch for the Master Hunter before the supreme judge as one who died in the attempt to become purified. Those who survive the Tree of Pain gain one benefit chosen randomly from the table below. [Table:] Gordaval’s Gifts (roll 1d6): 01 Immunity to Pain Spirits 02 Never tire (no Fatigue Point loss) 03 Immunity to Befuddle spells 04 Ability to automatically act heroically once per season (CON x 1 roll not required) 05 Raise Ceremony skill by 10% 06 Raise Listen skill by 10% [End Table] Associated Cults: Gordaval is friendly to all other Imtherian cults, but he gains no benefits from them. Miscellaneous Notes The Secret Knots: Master Hunters who have a Devise skill of 90% or higher can learn the secret knots of both Gordaval and Jannisor by sacrificing 1 point of POW during a holy day within the Sacred Grove of Gordaval. Most of these knots, unless otherwise noted, require a successful Devise roll to create. The Strangle Knot: This knot automatically strangles the target if it hits a head location, doing 1d8 points of damage each round. Use Lariat skill (base 5%) to hit in combat circumstances. The maker can release the knot easily, but anyone else may only remove it with a critical Devise roll. The Stasis Hitch: This knot is placed around a rock or tree. It will not slide or release from that rock or tree except by a voice command known only to the knot maker. The Blood Nip: This knot automatically stops the bleeding from any wound it is placed around. It requires a Ceremony roll to release. The Knot of the Maelstrom: This knot is placed on a coil of rope around an individual. While the knot is in place, that individual is unaffected by the magics of storm worshippers, including rain, hail, snow, wind, and sylphs. A critical Devise roll is needed to break the knot. The Flail Knot: This knot is placed upon a short piece of rope and transforms that rope into a magic flail. Every hit by this flail automatically destroys one point of magical armor. The Chaos Bond (requires the sacrifice of 3 points of POW): This knot requires both a critical Devise roll and a critical Craft: Netmaking or Weaving roll. A chaos creature struck by this knot cannot use one chaos feature until the bond is removed. Removal requires a critical Devise roll.
  8. Theory on Dragonewt Weirdness

    They aren't without Runes. What they don't have is associations to the Elemental Runes. They have the Dragonewt Rune and should have the Power Runes. But they have to learn to master the Powers and not be driven by them.
  9. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    Do you recall the reference? I wouldn't expect the fort to have survived, but might make for some interesting ruins hidden among the Imtherian woods.
  10. Aldryami passions

    Assuming from the parent topic that you are asking about RQG Passions. If so, Loyalty(Forest), Loyalty(specific dryad), Loyalty(Elf Queen), Loyalty(tree species), Love(specific symbiotic being - e.g. Cypri, an orchid nymph).
  11. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    And the key to the map, also included in NLG #2. Highlights of Amber Coast: Amber Fort: The military post lies some five keymiles up the Morande River at a highly defensible position atop Long Bluff. A winding path leads down from the fort to the river. Bulverius Building: The outpost of the merchant Bulverius is now the centerpoint of the Imtherian village of Amber Mouth. Though exposed and swampy, the Imtherians hope to forge alliances of protection with the native spirits. The Sunspike: this small mount emerges from the green canopy of the Elmwood to point toward the sky. The golden rocks at its summit give the mount its name. Balazarings shun the spot, claiming it to be holy to the elves. The Thunder Path: A hunter’s trail, it is said to be favored by spirits of the storm and is best avoided when the winds blow and the lightning cracks. The Rumbling Rocks: A spirit shrine at which local shamans can contact both the Sky Drummer and the Great Black Bear. The shrine is noted for a pair of rocks which lean against each other and echo the sound of thunder. The Whispering Trees: In this grove, the trees constantly whisper to each other, speaking sacred knowledge of the Elmwood. Elves consider this grove holy and pilgrimage here to learn of their ancestors. The Running Path: A clear trail used by Balazaring natives to quickly travel from the Morande River to the Elf Sea coast. It passes beneath the plateau known as the Frog Table. Frog Table: This plateau is well known by both Balazarings and newtlings for its dark and mysterious caves. Shamans say that an ancient son of the Elf Sea lies trapped beneath this table, waiting for the day when his father frees him. Green Toad Creek: The songs of the green toad are heard along here for two weeks each Seaseason before the toads turn secretive and silent. Striped Toad Creek: The Balazaring women come here each Fireseason to await the day when the Striped Toads rise up from the drying creekbed to dash for the woods so they can catch them for their medicines. Frog Mouth Island: Despite its name, frogs are not usually found on this wooded isle. Instead, the native hunters paddle here to collect the flotsam that washes ashore each Stormseason. Badwater Creek: This swampy creek is noted for its prolific swarms of flies and the disease spirits that frequently arise. The natives avoid it, but the newtlings use it as their main route up to the Frog Table. The Lunar Trail: The initial settlers, several small military units plus Bulverius’ amber hunters, cut the first trail east from Soldier Ferry. This trail is wide enough to allow wagons to pass, though very slowly and with exceptional difficulty. The trail tends to overgrow quickly unless ongoing efforts are made to cut back the rising vegetation. It is the only good overland route to Amber Fort. Morande River: Mistress Morande is the most beautiful daughter of the Elf Sea and is known for her wild and untamed ways. She loves the great beasts which frolic in the sea and calls to them when the rains come to dance with her. Many respond for this part of the river is quite deep. Morande’s Bath: Here, according to native legend, the Salmon King surprised the bathing Morande. For his audacity she bound his legs together and sent him back to the sea. His love for her was too strong, however, and he returned, despite Morande’s command to her children to fight him off. Elm Creek: this watercourse is a popular route for the Balazarings to take to reach Morande. The fishing is quite good along here. Cloud Rock: This bare hill is sacred to the Summer Wind and is known to be safe from lightning strikes. Serpent’s Shore: Amidst the brown sands of this stretch of shore can be found the bleached bones of mighty serpents slain by the storm spirits and occasional chunks of amber. Sunset Shore: This ancient shoreline was once home to many elves according to the Balazarings, but they sailed away upon mighty boats, never to return. They left only amber.
  12. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    And the original Amber Fort map as it appeared in NLG #2. In context to the Argan Argar Atlas, this is the coast at the mouth of the Morande River - further into Balazar than you might expect for an Etyries sponsored project. If developing now as a campaign setting, I'd probably move it west to the mouth of the Gap River (i.e. the West River from a Balazaring perspective).
  13. From the Archives: Imther/Balazar

    Sorting through an old box of papers from my old Imther/Amber Fort Campaign, I came across two small decks of 'cards': one of spirits common to the region south and west of the Elf (Amber) Sea, and one of events. Figured I'd share some of these in the event that someone might find them of use. This first bit is a set of some spirits. It includes their name, common associations (their rune, plus an abstract association); positive and negative associations (whether these are spirit places or something else, I don't recall); primary skill/power indicating some type of skill or magic granted; their primary traits (drawn from Pendragon at the time); other spirits they variously loved, feared, were loyal to (i.e. friendly), or hated; their home in the Spirit World; and other places in the Spirit World that they could readily access (or show others how to access). Spirit Name Primary Association Positive Negative Primary Skill/Power Primary Traits Love Fear Loyalty Hate Home Passage to… Sky River Boatman Fire, "the boat" Sky River The Eddy Sail Sky Boat, Strength Brave, Lazy Silent Sky, Silver Star, Star Guide Ravenous Mouth, Dark Maw, Water's Edge Azar, Mistress Morande The Walker Sky River Ancestor's Place, Bright Glades Greybelly Hare Beast, The Great Dash The Footing The Hunters Dodge, Hide Energetic, Cowardly Tender Shoot, Low Runner Twilight Owl, Blood Claw Hawk, Winter Wolf Summer Wind Red Fox, Silver Fox, Ravenous Mouth The Root Hole Green Wood, Ancestor's Place King Beaver Beast, The Living Heart The Home The Disorder Craft: Wood, Swim Energetic, Prudent Tender Shoot, The Willow Fast Current Summer Wind, Still Waters Mistress Morande, Lady of the Long Tresses The Dam Long Bog, Ancestor's Place Black Speckled Lady Water, The Source The Home Rushing Waters Control Insect, Control Disease Cruel, Prudent Black Speckled Frog Azar, Wide Mouth Turtle, Bog Snake Morakin Green Skinned Lady, Amber Clam, Marsh Rat Badwater Swamp Shadow Wood, Stagnant Pool Lady of the Long Tresses Water, The Source The Friend The Kings Dance, Sing Energetic, Chaste Mistress Morande, Singing Rocks Azar, Golden Eyed Youth, Winter King Morakin, River Children, Summer Wind Crumbling Rock, King Beaver Amber Mouth Green Wood, Rising Sea The Old Bleeding King (aka Dying Sun) Fire, The Blood The Everlasting The Danger Lawspeaking, Silence Proud, Just Golden Eyed Youth, Glowing Ember Hunter of the Beacon, The Rager Horned Owl, Old Flint, Master of the Beacon Black Crow, Winter King Sunspike Bright Glades, Storm's Rage Horned Owl Truth, The Wisdom The Place of Watching The Fools Celestial Lore, Scan Worldly, Prudent Silent Sky, Still Grasses Hunter of the Beacon Twilight Owl, The Old Bleeding King, Red Fox, Silver Fox, Drummer of Logs Overarching Elm Shadow Wood, Ancestor's Place The Walker Man, Movement,The Traveler The Paths The Ending Track, Pathmaking Energetic, Arbitrary Rigtaina, Votank Bad Man, Two-faced Man, Winter King Brother Dog, Long West Gale Azar, River Children, Sky River Boatman anywhere Shadow Wood, Ancestor's Place Father Bear Beast, The Ancestor The Home The Shadow Wrestling, Track Indulgent, Suspicious Mistress Morande, Song Warbler, Berry Girl, Singing Rocks Hand of Ice, Shadow Taker Gathering Squirrel, Upriver Salmon Masked Bandit, Black Speckled Lady The Old Den Storm's Rage, Ancestor's Place Long West Gale Storm, The Gale The Movement The Stagnation Wind Call, Increase Wind Brave, Arbitrary Thundering Bull, Dancing Leaves Master of the Beacon, Bind of Knots The Twisting Hand, The Walker Summer Wind, Sky King Circling Winds Storm's Rage, Shadow Wood The Burner Fire, The Rage The Dance The Ending Firemaking, Consume Plants Indulgent, Arbitrary Sky King Binder of Knots, Mistress Morande, Azar, Thundering Rains Morakin, The Old Bleeding King, Old Flint Black Speckled Lady, Lady of the Long Tresses Firebrand Bright Glades, Burning Plain
  14. Does perception (or other) checks make sense in HQ?

    Depends on the GM's goal. Perception checks in my game are almost always Simple Contests. E.g. "I want to determine if the Lunars are pursuing us" - might make a roll on their Hunter ability, or on their Fire rune, or use their allied Hawk, etc. I have no issue with multiple characters trying, but probably would turn it into a Group Simple Contest then. If they succeed, then the result may be that they spot a dust cloud or see ravens circle in the air or find prints of trolls. The overall benefit might be that they won't be surprised when the Lunars catch up to them or the troll confronts them (or whatever).
  15. Theory on Dragonewt Weirdness

    It's the approach originally drafted in WF14. Made use of traits based on Pendragon, but added the mid-range where the dragonewt wasn't forced into a specific behavior.
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