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Stats for NPCS: Starbrow, Fazzur, Argrath, etc

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CruelDespot    11

I'm new to Glorantha and I am starting to GM a campaign using the preview edition of the new RQ (earned my copy GMing at GENCON). I am trying to run a campaign for Colymar Tribe characters starting in 1625 (starting with the intro scenario in the quickstart rules). Please forgive my Glorantha newbie questions, but I could use some help from veterans to absorb all this material.

Where can I find RQ stats for the important NPCs like Starbrow, Argrath, Fazzur Wideread, etc? Especially Beti Orlkensorsdotter, who I gather would be the current Colymar Queen and therefore the most likely for the PCs to encounter first. 

I've been reading *King of Sartar* (the 1992 book, not the comic; well actually both) so I am gaining some familiarity with the upcoming events and important NPCs, but where do I get their stats?

After some determined googling, I figured out that stats for the Crimson Bat are in *Cults of Terror*. What other references should I acquire to get the stats for other NPCs that they may encounter in and around Sartar during the Hero Wars? Any leads would be appreciated.

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Jeff    1,705

You can't find stats for Starbrow, Argrath, or Beti (although I do have Beti's character sheet), at least until RQG comes out. Currently Queen Leika is in one of the GM Pack scenarios, although she might wait until the GM book (along with Redbird and a few others like Asborn Thriceborn). 

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David Scott    1,312

The stats you're looking for don't exist. I would suggest a simple table to help you figure out what you actually need when dealing with them. This is what I'm using to run RQG in my Prax play test, it's based on the Council skills of the King of Dragon Pass Game and a table of my own devising. As a rough and ready approach it works pretty well.

Before meeting an important NPC. I rough them out as to how I see them, with important abilities, you don't need them all! I print out a small sheet with this list on then as needed add levels. They shouldn't be good at everything:

Here's Beti completely made up. "who I gather would be the current Colymar Queen and therefore the most likely for the PCs to encounter first." 

Primary abilities

Animals
Bargaining
Combat        
Customs Excellent (She's the Queen)
Leadership Excellent (She's the Queen)
Magic Excellent (likely a Rune Lord)
Plants
Wealth

Secondary abilities - best of
Deception (Bargaining or Leadership) 
Diplomacy (Bargaining or Custom) 
Exploring (Bargaining or Combat)
Farming (Animals or Plants)
Hunting (Animals or Combat or Plants)
Poetry (Custom or Leadership)
Prophecy (Magic or Leadership)
Strategy (Combat or Leadership)

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Reference (this works for me)

Primary abilities

Animals
Bargaining
Combat
Customs
Leadership
Magic
Plants
Wealth

Secondary abilities - best of
Deception (Bargaining or Leadership)
Diplomacy (Bargaining or Custom)
Exploring (Bargaining or Combat)
Farming (Animals or Plants)
Hunting (Animals or Combat or Plants)
Poetry (Custom or Leadership)
Prophecy (Magic or Leadership)
Strategy (Combat or Leadership)

 

Fair

Good

Very Good

Excellent

Renowned

Heroic

%

50

70

80

90

120

150

Spirit Magic points

D6 (3)

6 + D6 (9)

9 + D6 (12)

Shaman

12 + D6

15 + D6 (18)

18 + D6 (21)

Rune Magicpoints

Initiate 0

Initiate D2 (1)

Initiate 2 + D4 (4)

Rune Level 4 + D6 (7)

10 + D6 (13)

15 + D10 (20)

Helper spirits / allied spirits

 

 

D2 -1 (0)

D2 (1)

D4 (2)

D6 (3)

Magic Items

0

0

D2 -1 (0)

D2 (1)

D3 (2)

D4 (2)

Hit Points

10

12

14

16

18

20

Armour

3

4

5

6

7

8

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CruelDespot    11

Thanks, Jeff. At least I know to call off the search until the GM Pack is published. I'll have to improvise!

I like David's improvisation table. I need to leverage more resources from KoDP

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David Scott    1,312

I just realised I cut and pasted an older version of the table, the last two rows were upgraded to reflect magic in place.

Hit Points

12

15

18

20

22

24

Armour

4

5

6

8

10

12

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jajagappa    766
50 minutes ago, soltakss said:

Wasn't Fazzur written up somehwhere? I vaguely remember a writeup in Wyrms Footnotes, maybe.

Yes, Fazzur appears in WF12 as part of the Personalities of Dragon Pass series.

Others in the series were:

WF11: Londra of Londros

WF13: Rurik Runespear (included in the RQ2 Classic edition reprint)

WF14: Master Lord-Prince of Four Jewels, and his attendants in the Dragonewts' March (who got illustrated in the Dragonewts chapter of GtG)

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