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As mentioned in the original thread on this started by @Mark Mohrfield, my intention for this new thread is to maintain a list of rules-specific errata for The Coming Storm in a form that's easy to navigate. This is for rules-related things only, e.g. errors in stats, wording that is incorrect for something that relates to the rules and/or gameplay (not just background). It's not a thread to report simple typos, grammatical issues and alternative ways to write the same thing.

I'm going to collate the rules issues from the other thread, and from any additional replies to this thread, and keep a list in the original posting of this thread (which I'll endeavour to keep updated as any other replies appear), as per the below. Please do say if you think that I've got any of this wrong:

 

Official rules-specific errata for The Coming Storm from @Ian Cooper:

p.17 - Olend Many-Moods distinguishing characteristic of Vengeful should be 19 (17+2), not 15. [originally raised by @Mark Mohrfield] Iron Arrows and Iron Hunting Knife should both be +1, not +2. Flee Jealous Husband should be +1, not +2. His Flaw The Emerald Sword Killed my father should be 8W, not 7W.

p.18 - Londrol Spear-Rattler's Rattle Born distinguishing characteristic should be 1W (not 1) and his Movement rune rating should be 17 (not 13W) [originally raised by@Mark Mohrfield] His Flaw Rattle Born should be 5W not 1W.

p.19 - Maklami Friend of Heroes should have Earth at 17 and Harmony at 1W. (Hasn't she still spent 1 too many points?) [originally raised by@Mark Mohrfield, @Christoph Kohring, @Steve] Her Heortling keyword should be rated 20, not 1W.

p.19 - Rastaluf the Tall should have Honorable (Distinguishing Characteristic) at 18, and his Truth rune should be 17 and not 13. His Trusting Flaw should be 8W, not 7W.

p.20Koschei the Weary's distinguishing characteristic of Hard Bitten should be 19, not 15. He should have 17 in Death, not 13). [originally raised by@Mark Mohrfield]. His Heortling culture should be 15, not 13, with Red Cow Clan at 13. His Alynx companion should have Nine-Lives at +4, not 17, and Grumpy at 13.

p. 95/96: "Kulbrast Offirson". As a non-illuminated initiate of Orlanth, Kulbrast cannot have the Stasis Rune. It should be the Harmony rune.

p.101 - The stat block for Rostakus Twice-Outlawed is incorrectly headed 'Kallesra Sees-Tomorrow'. [originally raised by@jajagappa]

p.102 - The stat block for Korlmhyor the Swift has the same incorrect heading of 'Kallesra Sees-Tomorrow'. [originally raised by@jajagappa]

 

Other rules-specific queries answered by @Ian Cooper:

p.35 - Farandar Orendalsson does not have his subcult identifier (Barntar) in his stat block. [@kaydet]. Answer -  Farandar holds the Barntar position on the ring, but does not worship Barntar. Many of the farmers are unhappy about this. Just because someone holds a position on the ring identified with a god, does not mean they have to worship that god, although the clan's magic is stronger if they do.

p.35 - Borngold Many-Brothers does not have his subcult identifier (Voriof) in his stat block. [@kaydet]. Answer -  Borngold worships Heler but is not a member of a Voriof sub-cult. Note that no Voriof sub-cult is listed on p.203 of SC. Although he appears in Storm Tribe, he is best thought of as the boy's god as Voria is the girl's god.

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Let's see:

Page 18: Londrol Spear-Rattler should have a 17 in either Movement or Death.

Page 19: Maklami Friend of Heroes (started on the last page) should have a 17 in either Earth or Harmony, while Rastalulf the Tall should have a 17 in either Air or Truth.

Page 20: Koschei the Weary should have 17 in either Air or Death.

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11 hours ago, Mark Mohrfield said:

Let's see:

Page 18: Londrol Spear-Rattler should have a 17 in either Movement or Death.

Page 19: Maklami Friend of Heroes (started on the last page) should have a 17 in either Earth or Harmony, while Rastalulf the Tall should have a 17 in either Air or Truth.

Page 20: Koschei the Weary should have 17 in either Air or Death.

Thanks for these. But for Maklami, you mean she should have 17 in either Earth or Life, right? Assuming she's spent all 12 points on raising Harmony to 13W (the text doesn't say, unless I've missed it). I've added these in.

 

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On 20/07/2016 at 0:40 PM, Steve said:

Thanks for these. But for Maklami, you mean she should have 17 in either Earth or Life, right? Assuming she's spent all 12 points on raising Harmony to 13W (the text doesn't say, unless I've missed it). I've added these in.

HQ:G p. 46: "You can’t spend more than 10 points on any one ability."

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2 hours ago, Steve said:

Thanks for these. But for Maklami, you mean she should have 17 in either Earth or Life, right? Assuming she's spent all 12 points on raising Harmony to 13W (the text doesn't say, unless I've missed it). I've added these in.

 

You're correct that the 17 should be in either Earth or Life. The 13W in Harmony should be 11W at the most, as Christoph Kohring pointed out.

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4 hours ago, Steve said:

Thanks for these. But for Maklami, you mean she should have 17 in either Earth or Life, right? Assuming she's spent all 12 points on raising Harmony to 13W (the text doesn't say, unless I've missed it). I've added these in.

Why does Maklami Friend of Heroes' "Flaw: Haughty" have a rating of "2W"?!? Because her highest ability -her occupation keyword, Healer- is rated at 2W (17 + 5).

Because she has already increased her Heortling cultural keyword by 7 to a rating of 20, she hasn't any point left (5 + 7 = 12) to increase her Harmony Rune which thus stays with its beginning rating of 1W. QED!?!

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40 minutes ago, Christoph Kohring said:

This thread -just like the other one- should be in the HeroQuest sub-forum. The Coming Storm is an HQ supplement. The Glorantha sub-forum should be reserved for system-free discussion of the setting.

I wasn't aware of the HeroQuest sub-forum when I created the first thread. In any case I think that it  can argued that people looking for information on Glorantha specific supplement will look here rather than in rules forum. If the forum supervisors disagree, they can simply move this thread to the appropriate forum.

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HQ:G - TCS: EXAMPLES OF CHARACTERS p. 17-20 & p. 136-141

Unfortunately - in the grand tradition of HW:RiG, HQ:RiG, HQ:CR, S:KoH  as well as P:GtA - none (that is zero, zip, nil, nought, nada, zilch!) of TCS' "Examples of Characters" have been built correctly according to the -very simple- HQ:G rules, as has been the case with all sample characters ever done either by Issaries or Moon Design Publications!

All my corrections are in square brackets [...].

P. 17: "Keywords are in bold for ease of reference." Except for the Runes, none of the keywords have been bolded... so let's do it!

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THE VENGEFUL HUNTER 

P. 17: "As an Orlanthi male, Erik takes the Air Rune [...] as well, and he takes the Life Rune to represent his character’s love of bedding the young women of other clans." 

"He also breaks out an Ability under his Yinkin [Rune] to represent his adventures as a lover."

"Finally Erik adds the Flaw[:] The Emerald Sword Killed My Father, meaning he will find it hard to react peaceably [to] encounters with the northern neighbors." 

Background 

Hero Name: Olend Many-Moods 
Player Name: Erik
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling] [13] 
[Hate Dinacoli +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 

Concept 

Occupation [...]: [Hunter] 7W
Iron Arrows +[1]
Iron Hunting Knife +[1]
Standard of Living: Common
Distinguishing Characteristic: Vengeful [19]

Runes

g Air 17 [(passionate, proud, unpredictable, violent)]
[x] [Life 13] [(generous, lustful)]
[Y] [Yinkin 1W] (lustful, curious, loyal)
Initiate of Yinkin
Flee Jealous Husband +[1]

Other

[...]

Flaw: The Emerald Sword killed my father [8W]

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 1]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

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THE RATTLE-BORN WARRIOR

P. 18: "He will be a bold warrior who gives no quarter to the clan’s enemies, but also [embodies] Orlanth’s virtues so that the clan learns to honor the Rattle-Born too." 

"After taking [...] [four] Breakout Abilities Mark decides that his encounter with Orlanth's Rattle has strengthened his connection with Storm, and so spends 4 points to raise his Air Rune up to 5W."

"Neil suggests that he [earns] his keep as a bodyguard or housecarl to one of the Rivals — and Mark picks Kangharl Black-Brow as the most appropriate, taking membership of the Tormakting bloodline. Finally, [as a Flaw] he also takes Rattle-Born representing his immaturity [...]."

Background 

Hero Name: Londrol Spear-Rattler
Player Name: Mark
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Housecarl to Kangharl Black-Brow +1
Member of the [Tormakting] Bloodline +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]

Concept 

Occupation [...]: [Mercenary] 1W 
Standard of Living: Common 
Distinguishing Characteristic: [Rattle Born] 1[W] 
[Berserker Rage +1 
Big and Strong +1]

Runes 

g Air 5W [(passionate, [...] unpredictable, violent)]
Initiate of Orlanth [Thunderous] [...]
s Movement [17] [(adventurous, dynamic, impulsive, reckless)]
t Death 13 [(relentless, ruthless, unemotional)]

Other

[...]

Flaw: Rattle Born [5]W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 1]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

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THE FEARLESS HEALER 

"Decides" is used 9 times in the description...

"Thinking about a Narrative Hook, Claudia is inspired by Neil talking about the Maboder, the Cinsina’s neighboring tribe [which] the Telmori annihilated." 

"Neil also suggests that she might like to be a member of [a] rebel movement — the Daughters of Mabodh — so Claudia takes a relationship with Enastara the Red, the rebel leader." 

"After discussion with Neil, Claudia takes these Breakout Abilities under her Heortling [...] keyword as they represent her background."

Background 

Hero Name: Maklami Friend of Heroes
Player Name: Claudia
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling] [20]
[Adopted Daughter of Broddi Strong-Kin +1 
Fine [jewelry], clothes, and cosmetics +1
Follower of Enastara the Red +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 

Concept 

Occupation [...]: [Healer] 2W
Standard of Living: Prosperous
Distinguishing Characteristic: Fearless 17

Runes 

e Earth [17] [(pragmatic, prudent, sensual)]
x Life 13 [(generous, lusty, vivacious)]
l Harmony [1]W [(influential, sensible, wise)]
Initiate of Ernalda [the Binder and Weaver] [...]

Other

[...]

Flaw: Haughty 2W

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 2]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

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THE HONORABLE THANE 

"Neil suggests [that] Jeff [takes] the Thane keyword and Jeff agrees, identifying honor as the trait that most characterizes the Chisum character for him."

"Jeff also takes [a relationship] with Kangharl Black-Brow of the Rivals, as a direct competitor in clan politics.“

Background 

Hero Name: Rastalulf the Tall 
Player Name: Jeff 
Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Rival to Kangharl Black-Brow +1 
Loyalty [to] Enerin Bristle-Beard +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]
 
Concept 

Occupation [...]: [Thane] 7W
[Herd] of Red Cows +1
Bronze Cuirass, Greaves, and Helm +1
Standard of Living: Prosperous
Distinguishing Characteristic: Honorable [18] (see Runes)

Runes

g Air 13 (passionate, unpredictable, violent)
[y Truth 17 (truthful, observant)
Honorable +1]
[W] Mastery 1W [(just, proud [...])]
Initiate of Orlanth [Rex] [...]

[...]

Other

[...]

Flaw: Trusting [8]W
 
[Unspent Additional Abilities: 1]
Unspent Ability Points: 2

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THE LAUGHING MERCENARY 

"She takes the Movement Rune and Life [Rune] as well." 

"She takes relationships with both [as] Breakout Abilities." 

Background 

Hero Name: Barbessa Laugh-Much 
Player Name: Kerstin
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Follower of Orstalor Spearlord +1 
Follower of Borngold Many-Brothers +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]

Concept 

Occupation [...]: [Mercenary] 7W
Standard of Living: Common
Distinguishing Characteristic: Always Laughing 17

Runes 

w Water 1W (mercurial, [fertile, sexually ambiguous])
Initiate of [Engizi subcult of Heler]
s Movement 17 [(brave, impulsive, passionate)]
x Life 13 [(generous, lustful)]

Other

[...]

Flaw: Impulsive 7W 
Flaw: Unusual Appearance 1W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 3]
Unspent Ability Points: 2

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THE HARD-BITTEN CATTLE RAIDER 

P. 20: "Ben chooses to take an alynx [named Garfin] for one of his abilities as a sidekick. He has read Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes and takes one of its three abilities as the Yinkin Rune at 17. He takes the Alynx keyword for [an] Ability at [13], and gives his companion [the Grumpy personality trait] for [another] Ability at 13[. D]eciding it is a lucky cat [he breaks out the ability Nine-Lives from the Yinkin Rune]. Ben has [14] points to spend. He spends 4 points to raise the alynx’s Yinkin Rune to 1W and make it an initiate of Yinkin. He then spends 7 points on its Alynx ability and [3] on Nine-Lives."


HQ:G p. 50: "Give your companion a name. [...] Companions start with three abilities, one rated at 17 and the others at 13. Any of these abilities may be a keyword. At least one of them should indicate a personality trait [italics added]."

"Ben then [...] purchases [two] other [...] abilities. [...] Learning that Broddi Strong-Kin dislikes cattle raids, but [that] one of the Rivals Kangharl Black-Brow encourages them, Ben decides that he is a sworn man to Kangharl, and a member of the Tormakting bloodline. Ben also decides to take a Flaw, Broddi Disapproves, to represent the struggle he has convincing Broddi to authorize his raids. He decides that his relationship with the Talastaring girl is [another] Flaw, and a source of trouble for him, not an asset."

Background

Hero Name: Koschei the Weary
Player Name: Ben
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling 13]
[Sworn Man to Kangharl Black-Brow +1
Member of the Tormakting bloodline +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan [13] [...]

Concept

Occupation [...]: [Cattle Raider] 7W
Standard of Living: Common
Distinguishing Characteristic: Hard Bitten [19]

Runes

g Air 13 [(passionate, unpredictable, violent)]
s Movement 1W (adventurous, dynamic, impulsive, reckless)
Initiate of [Ulanin the Rider subcult of Orlanth Adventurous] [...]
t Death [17] [(relentless, ruthless, unemotional)]

Other

[…]
Companion: [Garfin the Grumpy &] Lucky Alynx [...]
Alynx 20
[Y] [Yinkin] 1W [(lustful, curious, loyal)
Initiate of Yinkin]
Nine-Lives [+4]
[Grumpy 13]

Flaw: In love with Talastaring settler of Wulfsland 7W
Flaw: Broddi Disapproves 1W

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 2]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

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On 19/07/2016 at 0:55 PM, Steve said:


@Mark Mohrfield

Rules-specific errata queries (not yet official) for The Coming Storm:

p.17 - Olend Many-Moods has distinguishing characteristic at 15, but it should be 17. [@Mark Mohrfield]

p.18 - Londrol Spear-Rattler's Rattle Born rating is just 1(it should be 1W) and his Movement rune rating is shown as 13W which is incorrect - he should have 13 in one of Movement or Death, and 17 in the other. [@Mark Mohrfield]

p.19 - Maklami Friend of Heroes has 13 in both Earth and Life, but one of these should be 17. Also, she has Harmony at 13W, but it's not allowed to spend more than 10 points increasing one item, so it should be 11W maximum. [@Mark Mohrfield, @Christoph Kohring]

p.19 - Maklami Friend of Heroes has a rating of 2W in Flaw: Haughty. Her highest ability (her occupation keyword, Healer) is rated at 2W (17 + 5). Because she has already increased her Heortling cultural keyword by 7 to a rating of 20, she doesn't have any points left (5 + 7 = 12) to increase her Harmony Rune which thus should stay with its beginning rating of 1W. [@Christoph Kohring]

p.20 - Koschei the Weary has distinguishing characteristic at 15, whereas it should be 17. He has 13 in both Air and Death, but one of these should be at 17. [@Mark Mohrfield]

p.35 - Farandar Orendalsson does not have his subcult identifier (Barntar) in his stat block. [@kaydet]

p.35 - Borngold Many-Brothers does not have his subcult identifier (Voriof) in his stat block. [@kaydet]

p.101 - The stat block for ROSTAKUS TWICE-OUTLAWED is incorrectly headed 'Kallesra Sees-Tomorrow'.  The faction looks copied as well.  Age and after looks ok. [@jajagappa]

p.102 - The stat block for KORLMHYOR THE SWIFT has the same incorrect heading of 'Kallesra Sees-Tomorrow'.  Ditto on the copy of the faction.  Age and after looks ok. [@jajagappa]

p. 17 Agreed. Orlen Many Mood's Distinguishing Characteristic of Vengeful should be 17+2 =19 not 13+2=15

p. 18 Agreed. Londrorl's Movement rune should be 17, and his Rattle Born should 1W

p.19 Agreed. Maklarni Friend of Heores should have Earth at 17 and Harmony at 1W

p.20 Agreed.  Koschei's Distinguishing Characteristic of hard Bitten shouldbe at 17+2=19 not 13+2=15

p.35 Disagree. Farandar holds the Barntar position on the ring, but does not worship Barntar. Many of the farmers are unhappy about this. Just because someone holds a position on the ring identified with a god, does not mean they have to worship that god, although the clan's magic is stronger if they do.

p.35 Disagree. Borngold worships Heler but is not a member of a Voriof sub-cult. Note that no Voriof sub-cult is listed on p.203 of SC. Although he appears in Storm Tribe, he is best thought of as the boys god as Voria is the girl's god.

p.101 Partial. The heading for Rostakus's stat block is incorrectly identified as Kallesra. Other details of the block are correct though.

p .101 Partial. The heading for Korlmyhor's stat block is incorrectly identified as Kallesra> Other details of the block are correct though.

 

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4 hours ago, Christoph Kohring said:

HQ:G - TCS: EXAMPLES OF CHARACTERS p. 17-20 & p. 136-141

Unfortunately - in the grand tradition of HW:RiG, HQ:RiG, HQ:CR, S:KoH  as well as P:GtA - none (that is zero, zip, nil, nought, nada, zilch!) of TCS' "Examples of Characters" has been built correctly according to the -very simple- HQ:G rules as has been the case with all sample characters ever done either by Issaries or Moon Design Publications!

All my corrections are in square brackets [...].

P. 17: "Keywords are in bold for ease of reference." Except for the Runes, none of the keywords have been bolded...

THE VENGEFUL HUNTER 

P. 17: "As an Orlanthi male, Erik takes the Air Rune [...] as well, and he takes the Life Rune to represent his character’s love of bedding the young women of other clans." 

"He also breaks out an Ability under his Yinkin [Rune] to represent his adventures as a lover."

"Finally Erik adds the Flaw[:] The Emerald Sword Killed My Father, meaning he will find it hard to react peaceably [to] encounters with the northern neighbors." 

Background 

Hero Name: Olend Many-Moods 
Player Name: Erik Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [13] 
[Hate Dinacoli +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 

Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Hunter] 7W 
Iron Arrows +[1] Iron Hunting Knife +[1] 
Standard of Living: Common Distinguishing Characteristic: Vengeful [19]

Runes

g Air 17 [(passionate, proud, unpredictable, violent)]
[x Life 13] [(generous, lustful)]
[Y] [Yinkin 1W] (lustful, curious, loyal) Initiate ofYinkin Flee Jealous Husband +[1] 

[...]

Flaw: The Emerald Sword killed my father [8]W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 1]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

———————————————————

THE RATTLE-BORN WARRIOR

P. 18: "He will be a bold warrior who gives no quarter to the clan’s enemies, but also [embodies] Orlanth’s virtues so that the clan learns to honor the Rattle-Born too." 

"Neil suggests that he [earns] his keep as a bodyguard or housecarl to one of the Rivals — and Mark picks Kangharl Black-Brow as the most appropriate, taking membership of the Tormakting bloodline. Finally, [as a Flaw] he also takes Rattle-Born representing his immaturity [...]."

Background 

Hero Name: Londrol Spear-Rattler 
Player Name: Mark Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Hate Dinacoli +1
Housecarl to Kangharl Black-Brow +1 Member of the [Tormakting] Bloodline +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]

Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Mercenary] 1W 
Standard of Living: Common 
Distinguishing Characteristic: [Rattle Born] 1[W] 
[Berserker Rage +1 
Big and Strong +1]

Runes 

g Air 5W [(passionate, [...] unpredictable, violent)] Initiate of Orlanth [Thunderous] [...]
s Movement [17] [(adventurous, dynamic, impulsive, reckless)]
t Death 13 [(relentless, rutiles, unemotional)]

[...]

Flaw: Rattle Born [5]W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 0]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

———————————————————

THE FEARLESS HEALER 

"Decides" is used 9 times in the description...

"Thinking about a Narrative Hook, Claudia is inspired by Neil talking about the Maboder, the Cinsina’s neighboring tribe [which] the Telmori annihilated." 

"Neil also suggests that she might like to be a member of [a] rebel movement — the Daughters of Mabodh — so Claudia takes a relationship with Enastara the Red, the rebel leader." 

"After discussion with Neil, Claudia takes these Breakout Abilities under her Heortling [...] keyword as they represent her background."

Background 

Hero Name: Maklami Friend of Heroes
Player Name: Claudia Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [20]
[Adopted Daughter of Broddi Strong-Kin +1 
Fine jewelery, clothes, and cosmetics +1
Follower of Enastara the Red +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 

Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Healer] 2W Standard of Living: Prosperous Distinguishing Characteristic: Fearless 17 

Runes 

e Earth [17] [(pragmatic, prudent, sensual)]
x Life 13 [(generous, lusty, vivacious)]
l Harmony [1]W [(influential, sensible, wise)] Initiate of Ernalda [the Weaver] [...]

[...]

Flaw: Haughty 2W

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 2]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

———————————————————

THE HONORABLE THANE 

"Neil suggests [that] Jeff [takes] the Thane keyword and Jeff agrees, identifying honor as the trait that most characterizes the Chisum character for him." 

Background 

Hero Name: Rastalulf the Tall 
Player Name: Jeff 
Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Rival to Kangharl Black-Brow +1 
Loyalty [to] Enerin Bristle-Beard +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]
 
Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Thane] 7W 
[Herd] of Red Cows +1 Bronze Cuirass, Greaves, and Helm +1 
Standard of Living: Prosperous Distinguishing Characteristic: Honorable [18] (see Runes) 

Runes

g Air 13 (passionate, unpredictable, violent)
y Truth [17] (truthful, observant) 
[Honorable +1]
[W] Mastery 1W [(just, proud [...])] Initiate of Orlanth [Rex] [...]
[...]

[...]

Flaw: Trusting [8]W
 
[Unspent Additional Abilities: 1]
Unspent Ability Points: 2

———————————————————

THE LAUGHING MERCENARY 

"She takes the Movement Rune and Life [Rune] as well." 

"She takes relationships with both [as] Breakout Abilities." 

Background 

Hero Name: Barbessa Laugh-Much 
Player Name: Kerstin Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [13]
[Follower of Orstalor Spearlord +1 
Follower of Borngold Many-Brothers +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan 13 [...]

Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Mercenary] 7W Standard of Living: Common Distinguishing Characteristic: Always Laughing 17 

Runes 

w Water 1W (mercurial, [fertile, sexually ambiguous]) 
Initiate of [Engizi subcult of Heler]
s Movement 17 [(brave, impulsive, passionate)]
x Life 13 [(generous, lustful)]

[...]

Flaw: Impulsive 7W 
Flaw: Unusual Appearance 1W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 3]
Unspent Ability Points: 2

———————————————————

THE HARD-BITTEN CATTLE RAIDER 

P. 20: "Ben chooses to take an alynx [named Garfin] for one of his abilities as a sidekick. He has read Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes and takes one of its three abilities as the Yinkin Rune at 17. He takes the Alynx keyword for [an] Ability at [13], and gives his companion [the Grumpy personality trait] for [another] Ability at 13[. D]eciding it is a lucky cat [he breaks out the ability Nine-Lives from the Yinkin Rune]. Ben has [14] points

to spend. He spends 4 points to raise the alynx’s Yinkin Rune to 1W and make it an initiate of Yinkin. He then spends 7 points on its Alynx ability and [3] on Nine-Lives." 


HQ:G p. 50: "Give your companion a name. [...] Companions start with three abilities, one rated at 17 and the others at 13. Any of these abilities may be a keyword. At least one of them should indicate a personality trait [italics added]." 


"Ben then [...] purchases [two] other [...] abilities. [...] Learning that Broddi Strong-Kin dislikes cattle raids, but [that] one of the Rivals Kangharl Black-Brow encourages them, Ben decides that he is a sworn man to Kangharl, and a member of the Tormakting bloodline. Ben also decides to take a Flaw, Broddi Disapproves, to represent the struggle he has convincing Broddi to authorize his raids. He decides that his relationship with the Talastaring girl is [another] Flaw, and a source of trouble for him, not an asset."

Background 

Hero Name: Koschei the Weary 
Player Name: Ben 
Campaign: The Coming Storm 
Culture: [Heortling] [15]
[Sworn Man to Kangharl Black-Brow +1 Member of the Tormakting bloodline +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan [13] [...]

Concept 

Occupation Keyword: [Cattle Raider] 7W 
Standard of Living: Common Distinguishing Characteristic: Hard Bitten [17]

Runes

g Air 13 [(passionate, unpredictable, violent)]
s Movement 1W (adventurous, dynamic, impulsive, reckless)
Initiate of [Ulanin the Rider subcult of Orlanth Adventurous] [...] 
t Death [17] [(relentless, ruthless, unemotional)]

[...]

Companion: [Garfin the Grumpy &] Lucky Alynx [...]
Alynx 20 
[Y] [Yinkin] 1W 
Nine-Lives [+4]
[Grumpy 13]

Flaw: In love with Talastaring settler of Wulfsland 7W 
Flaw: Broddi Disapproves 1W 

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 2]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

Thanks Christopher. It might help me to highlight the decisions you made on the fixes but this seems to be a good summary.

 

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On 25/07/2016 at 10:37 PM, Ian Cooper said:

p.19 Agreed. Maklarni Friend of Heores should have Earth at 17 and Harmony at 1W

Have I got this wrong, or has she still spent too many points?

She starts off with Heortling (Red Cow) 13, Red Cow Clan 13, Healer 17, Harmony 1W, Earth 17, Life 13, Fearless 17. She has 12 points to spend. Increasing Heortling (Red Cow) to 1W takes 8 points and Healer to 2W takes 5 points. So that's 13 points spent, so she's spent 1 too many?

Also, what about  Koschei the Weary having 13 in both Air and Death? One of these should be at 17.

 

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On 25/07/2016 at 11:37 PM, Ian Cooper said:

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p.20 Agreed.  Koschei's Distinguishing Characteristic of hard Bitten shouldbe at 17+2=19 not 13+2=15

Accordingly:

THE HARD-BITTEN CATTLE RAIDER

Background

Hero Name: Koschei the Weary
Player Name: Ben
Campaign: The Coming Storm
Culture: [Heortling 13]
[Sworn Man to Kangharl Black-Brow +1
Member of the Tormakting bloodline +1]
Community: Red Cow Clan [13] [...]

Concept

Occupation Keyword: [Cattle Raider] 7W
Standard of Living: Common
Distinguishing Characteristic: Hard Bitten [19]

Runes

g Air 13 [(passionate, unpredictable, violent)]
s Movement 1W (adventurous, dynamic, impulsive, reckless)
Initiate of [Ulanin the Rider (subcult of Orlanth Adventurous)] [...]
t Death [17] [(relentless, ruthless, unemotional)]

Other

[…]
Companion: [Garfin the Grumpy &] Lucky Alynx [...]
Alynx 20
[Y] [Yinkin] 1W
Nine-Lives [+4]
[Grumpy 13]

Flaw: In love with Talastaring settler of Wulfsland 7W
Flaw: Broddi Disapproves 1W

[Unspent Additional Abilities: 2]
[Unspent Ability Points: 0]

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P. 95: "CLAN CHIEFTAIN: KULBRAST OFFIRSON g[lW]"

[Contra S:KoH, p. 123: "Opposed Runes Orlanth is in conflict with the runes of Chaos (?), Moon (/) and Stasis (c)."]

P. 96: "Kulbrast Offirson g[lW]"

As a non-illuminated initiate of Orlanth, Kulbrast cannot have the Stasis Rune. Why not replace it by, say, the Harmony Rune as I corrected it above? Thus Kulbrast Offirson: Air/ Harmony/ Mastery (To follow also the classical template of Element Rune/ Power Rune/ Other Rune [Power, Condition, Form, whatever... ])

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On 05/09/2016 at 6:29 PM, Christoph Kohring said:

P. 95: "CLAN CHIEFTAIN: KULBRAST OFFIRSON g[lW]"

As a non-illuminated initiate of Orlanth, Kulbrast cannot have the Stasis Rune. Why not replace it by, say, the Harmony Rune as I corrected it above? Thus Kulbrast Offirson: Air/ Harmony/ Mastery (To follow also the classical template of Element Rune/ Power Rune/ Other Rune [Power, Condition, Form, whatever... ])

Good spot. Let's go with Christopher's suggestion of Harmony instead.

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