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  1. I think this is not true. In the KAP core book the oath sworn by chivalrous knights is: “To protect the widow, the orphan, the poor; not to slay a vanquished and defenseless adversary; not to take part in a false judgment or treason, or to withdraw if it cannot be prevented; to never give evil counsel to a lady; to help, if possible, a fellow being in distress.” There is no exclusion to ladies and other knights. So it actually prevents you from massacre of the peasantry. As a matter of fact as far as I know historically the idea of chivalry was introduced to prevent knights from go
  2. In December/januari the forum was overrun with spam and so Chaosium decided to lock the forum. I have not heard any news on a migration.
  3. Unfortunately that is not what it says in the sheet. there it says: 21-25Heiress of vassal knight1 manor, 1d6+10
  4. My list would look a bit different as well, but You give a good overview of what each book offers. As for Book of Sires. It may give you the option to get some more background on the various regions the players are running through. For instance I had forgotten the link between Vortimer and Powys.
  5. Yes I assume the damage is non lethal, zo even if you are hit below 0 there is no problem. You are knocked unconscious and probably wake up with a splitting head ache, but no chirurgery needed.
  6. Maybe something for another discussion, but I just noticed that a knight already gets a +1 and has a 1 in 20 chance of getting an heiress. I assume you used a published table here, but I still feel that this is way to easy. I would not have heiresses in a random table. These should need real roleplay to get and some action by the PK to gain.
  7. And to make things complex. There are a lot of houserules in this game and every GM approaches things different. For instance I use withheld blows a bit different. I let players record damage as normal, although they heal after they have some time to take a breath. When the remaining hitpoints are lower than the unconscious level you have to give up. When a critical is rolled for to hit you roll normal damage first. this is real damage and when it exceeds armour (and shield) draws blood. Then you still roll a second time with rebated damage. But then YPMV (Your Pendragon may va
  8. What I would find interesting in such a book: - Information on the hunt. It would be interesting to be able to flesh it out to a separate adventure or let it remain to a few dice rolls. - Give PKs the ability to build upon it. Thus like trying to breed the perfect hunting dog or try to train their own hawk. This would require some information on breeding and training and how players can incorporate that into the character. - Diversity in beasts. The Oath of Crows site is a good one for horses, but I would also like to see something like that for hunting prey. For instance hunti
  9. Some ideas: In the GPC is a stroy that the PKs go to Estregales as ambassadors and end up in a power struggle in that court when the present King of Estregales is killed. (p 61 Embessay to Estregales). Another is called: PRESUMPTUOUS PRAETOR, page 68. It tells of a foreigner in exile who abuses the code of hospitality while the lord of the manor is away. PKs can step in. An adventure seed before that is: THE MERCENARY SYAGRIUS, which tells about the above exile and that he needs a place to stay. They find him pillaging in the countryside. Syagrius is mad because Prince Madoc le
  10. About hunting. As far as I know (and play in my games): A classic hunt consists usually about a few phases. First of all you need to find some trail of your prey (This is a hunting roll). When you do a chase (usually on horseback) happens as the hunters try to corner the beast (Hunting oppossed to Avoidance). When the beast is cornered a signal is given to all the other hunters and they assemble quickly (Awareness for those stragglers). The final phase happens when the hunters try to slay the beast (Weaponskill (usually Spear) vs Avoidance). If the beast wins it escapes and the chase beg
  11. Just some remarks: Knightly skills: According to 5th ed. all the skills listed on your sheet are considered knightly. Only the skills Chirurgery, Fashion, Industry, and Crossbow are considered not knightly (but you did not place them on the sheet). The 5th ed book says that Stewardship is also non knightly, but I consider that to be an error. Chivalry bonus: Although the official books still state that this is at 80+. Greg Stafford himself stated that this should be 96. In my game I use this value. Homage and fealty: I would change the list and start with homage. Fealty is the p
  12. I would probably keep them around, especially if they are 16+. It could affect the roleplay even after death. Aside of the example given by Hzark think of the following situations: - You speak with a group of former vassals of Vortigern and the topic of their liege comes up. your hatred probably influences the discussion and heated words (or even challenges) may be the result of it. - You need the support of another knight and need to convince him. You know he (or his family) was slighted by Vortigern in the past. Your hatred may be beneficialin this case as you can spent some time b
  13. I always give the player the choice for the son. He can either take the passion or may even choose to pick a lower one or none. It gives some depth into the character. Did you agree with your father or not.
  14. So True. You could do this after rolling the dice and use it to explain where the glory comes from.
  15. The Book of Sires also gives some information on the years preceding 439, so you could look at them and add some events from those years to the list, but this requires some work from you as a GM.
  16. Just adding my voice to this. +1 from me.
  17. In my game Uther was passioante, but not especially lustful. And in the first years he did look like a King. He was Just. But also he was a strong king oppossing the vile Saxons. His fall for Ygraine was a real shock to the PKs as it also felt out of character for them. It wasn't of course. Also the death of Uther as a king made the Anarchy phase even more desperate and a doom settled among them. After 15 years of struggle they now finally feel that hope is on the horizon with Arthur. Something really changed. I could not create this if Uther was more lustful in the beginning. I thi
  18. First of all congrats on getting a PK into problems so soon in the game. Also the Anarchy phase is a period of a lot of machinations. With a possible child of Uther in the mix this means that the PKs may get used as pawns in the big chess game. This does not mean that Morgan and Ygraine will not be used in the games. It all depends on who makes what claim. The kidnapping could be to counter the claim of the child of Madoc. As said its not much, but they may wish to use them in proclaiming the child is not Madoc's and throw doubt in the mix. In short I would expect that the anar
  19. I agree with Morien on this one. Marrying heiresses is not the default and should be hard. As marriage is a political game during these days, women with land were extremely expensive. In a way you give away some control of your lands as Lord to another and thus you would want something in return. This could either be rewarded and extremely loyal household knight, who has proven himself multiple times or the marriage may get him access to more troops and maybe an ally. In my game no PKs wished to pursue Lady Jenna. During the Anarchy phase they married her to the young praetor of Dorset. T
  20. The book of the estate deals with slightly larger estates than a single manor, but its economic system is a bit more streamlined. It can be used for a single manor. the book has examples of estates worth 50 Librum (while a single manor is measured at 10 Librum).
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