This is the native culture of the humans of Lyonesse that predates the arrival of the Holy Empire Names: Bleddyn, Cadwgan, Einion, Gwyn, Ieuan, Llywarch, Meurig, Rhiryd, Rhys, Seisyll, Trahaearn Angharad, Dyddgu, Erdudfyl, Gwerydd, Iwerydd, Morfudd, Morfyl, Myfanwy, Perweur, Tangwystl Starting Moves Bard When you first enter a civilized settlement someone who respects the custom of hospitality to minstrels will take you in as their … Continue reading BACKGROUND: CYMRY
The Holy Empire of Byzantium (“The Holy Empire”, “The Imperial Throne”, “The Eastern Empire” in decreasing acknowledgement of its authority) was the source of civilization and law in the lands of Albion during the first millennium. Names: Given Names: Bahram, Fariborz, Gostaham, Hojir, Kashvad, Nariman, Pashotan, Qobád, Rostam, Salm, Shahrasp ; Arnavāz, Faranak, Farangis, Gordafarid, Katāyoun, Manizheh, Rudaba, Shahrnāz, Sindukht, Sudabeh, Tahmina Surnames: House of … Continue reading BACKGROUND: IMPERIAL
Forgive the occasional historical / archival remnant of my Labyrinth Lord \ Swords & Wizardry musings. Continue reading Switching to Dungeon World mechanics
Tiamat’s exact functions as a goddess are difficult to establish. As her name indicates (see below), she was a deification of the primordial sea. Our best source of information for Tiamat is the myth Enūma Eliš , and in fact, there are only a handful of references to her outside of it. Enūma Eliš begins with a description of the two primeval seas, the salt … Continue reading The Salt Goddess is Dead. Long Live the Salt Goddess!
The Sumerian “Seven gods who decree” your fate in the city of the dead are: An, Enlil, Enki, Ninhursag, Nanna, Utu, and Inanna. An is the Babylonian Anu. Patron of the nobility. The god-kings of the Holy Empire have his blood flowing in their veins. Also, fun fact, where the “Anu” at the beginning of “Anunakki” comes from. Enlil is the Babylonian Elil. Patron of … Continue reading Meet the Anunnaki
The western capital of the Holy Empire, located on the west bank of the Seine in the Gaulish territories of Europa. The western Holy Empire was ruled by the most powerful female relative of the God-King of Byzantium, the Empress of the Starry Skies. The city was also the center of cult power for Venus / Inanna in the Empire. The city remains a powerful … Continue reading Parais
The motions of the sun, the moon, and the stars are evidence of the efforts of the pantheon to establish an orderly universe, and to diminish chaos. Likewise; meteors, eclipses, and comets are disruptions in the cosmic order caused by the forces of chaos on the edges nibbling on the world. In addition to the low impact implications of this (church astrologers!), there are high … Continue reading Celestial Mechanics and the Lords of Order
So, a fairly positive spin on “Of Chaos” presented to human worshipers of the cults goes like this: In the beginning, existence was a formless, infinite void of possibility and connection Time and Death arrived; destabilizing the whole thing (the universal consciousness) to fear, loss, and regret Pettty tyrants known to mankind as gods prospered by putting the jackbooted heels of oppression against the week … Continue reading Hare Krishna and the Cults of Chaos
Friendly: clear skies, moderate breeze (1d4 for direction), no precipitation Indifferent: cloudy skies, no wind, no precipitation Neutral: overcast skies, moderate breeze (1d8 for direction), intermittent fog Unfriendly: stormy skies, light wind (1d8 for direction), light precipitation Hostile: Stormy skies and lightning strikes, heavy wind (1d4 for direction), occasional dangerous precipitation Continue reading How’s the Weather?
I’m sure both of you* were frothing in anxiety about my lack of daily updates. Fret not, my friends, I’m back on my usual publishing schedule. * This is humor. Please do not make me explain the joke. Continue reading Pardon the brief interruption