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Tizun Thane

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About Tizun Thane

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    Long time Roleplayer for more than 20 years
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  1. They can be. Usually, it's just the number of knights in your family. They have their own life. They are not a free army on command.
  2. Your campaign sounds like a lot of fun! Anyway, for a complete list of round table knights, I almost forgot the list established by Malory for the healing (book XIX, chapter XI).
  3. The coldness of her marriage can also explain a lot of things . Anyway, the age of mythical characters doesn't really matter. Guenever is what 80? when she is caught in adultery, and she is more beautiful than ever.
  4. Coursers are normally not trained for battle (except exceptionnal mounts), but are faster and give a +5 bonus to riding in forests. I never used stats for poor Chargers, except their 5d6 damage. The suggestion of morien seems good to me.
  5. Sounds very interesting. Did you portray Gronosis as an evil character, or as a character with knowledge about evil? How did you manage the relationship with Kay?
  6. Thank you so much! You're right about Carahes, the Ugly Brave, and Malduit. Not sure about Gornevain. The two names doesn't sound the same in french at all. For Yder of the Dolorous Mount, he can not be the same character that Yder son of Nut. This Yder, son of Nut, is the first villain in the same Erec and Enide story who insulted the queen. He became a RKT after his defeat by the way. But tales and logic... Maybe he is the same legendary character after all, divided in two names. For Gronosis, the mysterious son of Kay the Senechal, "well versed in evil", I found he could be Garanwyn, the son of Kay mentionned in Culhwch and Olwen0
  7. I was thinking of the famous list of Round Table knights in Erec and Enid (v. 1691), the oldest written source, some of them unknown: Before all the excellent knights, Gawain ought to benamed the first, and second Erec the son of Lac, and third Lancelot ofthe Lake. Gornemant of Gohort was fourth, and the fifth was the Handsome Coward. The sixth was the Ugly Brave, the seventh Meliant of Liz, the eighth Mauduit the Wise, and the ninth Dodinel the Wild. LetGandelu be named the tenth, for he was a goodly man. The others I shallmention without order, because the numbers bother me. Eslit was therewith Briien, and Yvain the son of Uriien. And Yvain of Loenel was there,as well as Yvain the Adulterer. Beside Yvain of Cavaliot was Garravain of Estrangot. After the Knight with the Horn was the Youth with the Golden Ring. And Tristan who never laughed sat beside Bliobleheris,and beside Brun of Piciez was his brother Gru the Sullen. The Armourers at next, who preferred war to peace. Next sat Karadués theShort-armed, a knight of good cheer; and Caveron of Robendic, and theson of King Quenedic and the Youth of Quintareus and Yder of theDolorous Mount. Gaherïet and Kay of Estraus, Amauguin and Gales theBald, Grain, Gornevain, and Carahés, and Tor the son of King Aras,Girflet the son of Do, and Taulas, who never wearied of arms: and a young man of great merit, Loholt the son of King Arthur, andSagremor the Impetuous, who should not be forgotten, nor Bedoiier the Master of the Horse, who was skilled at chess and trictrac, nor Bravaïn,nor King Lot, nor Galegantin of Wales, nor Gronosis, versed in evil, who was son of Kay the Seneschal, nor Labigodés the Courteous, nor Count Cadorcaniois, nor Letron of Prepelesant, whose manners were so excellent, nor Breon the son of Canodan, nor the Count of Honolan whohad such a head of fine fair hair; he it was who received the King’s hornin an evil day; he never had any care for truth. Gawain Erec, son of Lac Lancelot du Lac, Gornemant of Gohort (mentor of Perceval) The Handome Coward (mentionned in a few tales) The Ugly Brave( ???) Meliant of Liz (rival of Gawain in a few tales) Mauduit the Wise ( ???) Dodinel the Wild, son of the king of Sugales Gandelu, a « goodly man »( ???) Eslit ( ???) Brieen, probably Brian of the Isles, a bad guy in a few tales Yvain, son of Urien, the Knight with the Lion Yvain « l’Avoutre » the Adulterer, bastard son of Urien, minor hero Yvain of Loenel (aka Lyonnesse), another Yvain, minor hero Yvain of Cavaliot, another Yvain, minor hero Garravain of Estrangot (aka Strangorre), ??? The Knight with the Horn, « Le chevalier au Cor », ??? The Youth with the Golden Ring, « Valet au Cercle d’Or », very mysterious character. Maybe the Hero of the Golden Cercle adventure in KAP ( !) Tristan who never laughed, probably the nephew of King Mark Bliobleheris, cousin of Lancelot Brun of Piciez, maybe of the Bun family (mentionned in Book of Uther), but it sounds in french very close of Bruce sans Pitié, Bruce without pity of Malory Gru the Sullen ???, brother of Brun The Armourer, « li fevre d’armes »( ???), « who prefer war to peace » Karadués the Short-armed, a knight of good cheer, aka Caradoc Briebras, hero of the Book of Caradoc Caveron of Robendic ???, the son of King Quenedic ( ???) the Youth of Quintareus Yder of the Dolorous Mount, Yder du Mont Douloureux, assimilated in KAP to Idres, father of king Mark Gaheriet of Estraus, minor hero, nephew of Kay of Estraus Kay of Estraus, minor hero Amauguin, ??? Gales the Bald ( ???) Grain, ??? Gornevain, ??? Carahes, ??? Tor, son of king Ares, aka Tor son of Ares the cowherder Griflet, son of Do Taulas, « who never wearied of arms », Taulas de Rougemont, rival and friend of Griflet Loholt, son of king Arthur Sagremor the Impetuous, Bedoiier the Master of Horses, « Bedoyer » is the french spelling of Bedivere Bravain ??? King Lot, still alive in Chretien de Troyes stories Galegantin of Wales, minor hero Gronosis, « well versed in evil », son of Kay, not mentionned elsewhere to my knowledge Labigodés the Courteous, ??? Count Cadorcaniois, ??? Letron of Prepelesant, whose manners were so excellent ??? Breon the son of Canodan, ??? Count of Honolan who had such a head of fine fair hair ???
  8. Usually, the death in childbirth come at the end of the session, with a random roll. So it's a bit more difficult to roleplay. I remember 3 occasions from my game: 1) A knight lost his wife and his two infant sons during the same (harsh) winter. It was a marriage of reason, but there was fondness between them. The knight was heartbroken, and decided to abandon his land and left for the north with his little daughter, because he was (intimate) friend with Queen Margause. He died a few years later fighting for king Lot. One generation later, Helen, the daugther came back to reclame her inheritance usurped by his uncle (the brother of the first character). She married later with a childhood friend, (another PK). 2) This Helen was frail like her mother, and had a difficult pregnancy. She should have die, but the husband PK decided to sacrifice a glory point (a big deal!) to save her. We had a good roleplaying scene whith him at her side, begging her to live. There still together after 15 years of marriage, with 4 healthy children. The first player is quite pleased with his little children. 3) A PK met a warrior woman (very rare in my campaign). They fall madly in love under magical circonstances. Shortly after their wedding, she gets pregnant. She died in childbirth with their son. He mourned her during years, feeling guilty, and didn't touch any other woman. Finally, he met her again in the Other Side, and decided to stay with her (OUT OF THE STORY).
  9. I don't understand. The creation of the RT by Merlin makes sense to me. It's a good explanation, and frankly, my players never asked any question at all, so ... why bother with a convoluted explanation about the Grail kingdom?
  10. Lamorat is the french spelling of Lamorak. I suppose this Lamorat de Listenois is Lamorak of wales, son of king Pellinore. His mother is the sister/niece of the Fisher King, according to all the Perceval stories. That's why in the adventure of the castle of joy, Lamorak says that he is kin to the grail king.
  11. Many mothers died in childbirth in the Arthurian mythos. It's the "orphan hero" cliché. A pregnancy, even today, is a big deal. No women of my knowledge in game have any issues with that. They are women, not delicate flowers. They are strong. The RAW are broken, but with a quick add-on, they are not. They can create great drama and And, if you look at the past, the reality was harsh. The rules have a semi-realistic feel. One of my players died of an ill-treated wound. It was no heroic, but a painful and miserable death. No one complained. The setting is sexist by the way, because the society is patriarcal, even under Arthur's reign (benevolent but patriarcal). You have to play the game to realise how much it's awesome to discover a society with different values.
  12. Same, more or less. The normal Table with every result "mother dies" treated as a Con roll to survive. It's very easy to remember the Con of the mother (or improvise it on the spot). I call it the "good hips" rule.
  13. 6 £ for a normal upkeep, including close family (wife and children) 9 £ for a rich upkeep 12 £ and beyond If you want to keep it simple, don't bother with harvest at all. Actually, the rules included in Book of Estate are very simple.
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