That's DM stuff, which probably means it's boring stuff... First era: The Benevolent Rule 0- Founding of the City by order of the Last Emperor. Dwarves, Elves, Hobgoblins and Humans, in roughly equal parts, takes part in the building above the ruins of an ancient site. 14- Canals are restored. Docks of Lowtown are connected … Continue reading Quick chronology of S&T
Since anarchism will be a major theme in my S&T campaign: Focus will be on point 5, or how violence can be (sometimes) legitimate.
Weak but numerous. Hit-and-run experts. Vicious. Expendables. Yeah, well... Goblins! The Scramble was first created as a cooperative of lowly Goblins courriers, running around the district with their packages, trying to make it in one piece. The Hydra gang came to rely on the Scramblers as it began its downward spiral and thus could not … Continue reading The Scramble
Calling itself a church but in fact, as violence-oriented as any hoodlums' gang. Founded by a small cabal of people calling themselves "the Guiltless Ones", the church has gained a lot of popularity in recent times. Its talk of a Golden Age lost through sinful behaviors resonate with many in these times of turmoil. The symbolic … Continue reading The Church of Sempiternal Deprecation
If I had to choose a classic on which to model my upcoming campaign of S&T it would undoubtedly be RotTK. A chinese novel written in the fourteenth century by Luo Guangzhou relating events from the third century. Fictional, of course, but not so wildly removed from recorded history. The very first sentence of the … Continue reading Scenario model: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Pure. Undiluted. STENCH! Situation The Fetids come out of their lair in the sewers only to raid or harass surface people. Sometimes they bring some of the awful critters that they somehow domesticated while living below. Gang activities Intimidation and extortion (doing mayhem until receiving enough tribute) Kidnapping for ransom (or sometimes for a more … Continue reading The Fetid Brigade
Far from the primeval forest of its youth, amidst the housings and the bustling urban activity, lives a strange creature: a cosmopolitan dryad. The most surprising thing? It chose to be there... Of course, it could have had a better tree in the wild. But the crazyness of the crowd, the thousands of overheard tidbits … Continue reading V-Bestiary: cosmopolitan dryad