April 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm #15375
Dragon Pass & Environs (continued)
P. 24: Larnste’s Footprint: no entry…
P. 25: Shadow Plateau: “Some pessimistic humans think [that] as many as 40,000 trolls exist within this ancient complex.”
P. 26: Stinking Forest: no entry…
P. 30: Where are Gagix Two-Barb & Leonardo the Scientist?!?
P. 30: “Sor-[Eel]” Writing Sor-eel, Eel-ariash, Hon-Eel or Jar-eel is a bit like writing John-paul II… I’ll never do it but, hey! YGWV!!!
Dragon Pass Timeline
P. 32: “Hill tribes move north from Hendriki and Esrolia and settle in the southern hills of Dragon Pass.” What about Colymar & his folk before that?
P. 32: 1619: “Lunar Empire invades [Hendrikiland]; only the temple-fortress of Whitewall holds out against invasion. Grazelanders led by the Feathered Horse Queen raid Esrolia.”April 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm #15377
Creating Your Hero
Samastina’s Saga: Introduction
P. 35: “Kris picks [a] civilized Esrolian from Nochet.”
P. 35: “Christine [also] wants to play [an] Esrolian from the city of Nochet.”
P. 35: “David plays a Spirit-talker, and Christine wants [to] play a scribe.”
P. 36: “Samastina’s Saga – Keywords: Kris decides to do some breakouts for Samastina’s noble keyword. She documents two specific abilities below:
Read and write +1
[Ambitious (wants to be queen)] +2” Cf. p. 53.
P. 37: Clan Keywords: “Abilities derived from the clan keyword should always be considered broader than abilities derived from a background […] occupational keyword.” Cf. “Keywords” p. 36.
P. 39: “Your Community”: An ability, not a keyword… contra p. 37: “Clan Keywords”!
P. 39: “Your hero is part of one or more communities such as a bloodline, a clan, a tribe, a city, a warband, or [a] temple.”
P. 40: “As the above example attests, many dramatic stories can arise from a conflict between competing community obligations.” There is no “above example”.
P. 41: Bandit: “Patron Deity: [Gagarth, Orlanth, Waha].”
P. 41: Orlanthi Clans: “[The clan’s] contact with all outsiders is dominated by the clan chieftain, but most internal workings are determined by a general council of all the clan’s concerned adults.”
P. 41: Fisher: “Patron Deity: Pelaskos & [Poverri], [twin gods] of Fishermen, and various river and Water Gods, such as Choralinthor, Engizi (god of the Creek-Stream River), and Zola Fel.”
P. 41: No god-talker, how come?
P. 41: Healer: “Healers minister to the sick and afflicted, binding wounds, treating disease, and [aiding] in childbirth.”April 20, 2015 at 1:00 am #15382
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P. 101: “If the Hero loses, he lodges 2 fewer Resolution Points against [himself.]” It’s better explained in HQ:CR.April 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm #15409
For what it is worth, the Holy Country is a confederation of five ancient kingdoms, but is divided into Sixths. Can anyone guess why?April 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm #15410
Creating Your Hero (continued)
P. 44: 3. Choose a third Rune: “These Runes include: Law” Except that Law is missing from p. 18.
P. 45: “Each Rune is associated with personality traits; you should familiarize yourself with the Personality Traits of your Runes.” Except that some Runes do not have their Personality Traits listed.
P. 47: “For example, [Karganvale] takes the ability Iron Sword named [Neckchopper]. However, since he can fight
with his [mercenary] keyword, he can use that to augment [Neckchopper], or vice versa. Alternatively, [Karganvale] could take the ability as a breakout from his [mercenary] keyword.”
P. 49: Supporting Characters: “When they do so, the Game Master rolls on their behalf, using [the rating] she […] [assigns] to them.”
P. 49: “Like any ability, the [sort] of problems a relationship can solve for you [depends] on how you describe it—in this case, how you describe the supporting character.”
P. 54: The Vengeful Mercenary: “Franziska agrees that [it] is exactly [the] sort of god she wants her heroine to worship and gives her the Runes of Darkness, Death, and Truth, at 17, 1W, and 13 respectively, and makes her an initiate of Humakt.”
P. 55: The Sinister Sorcerer: Character Sheet: “[…] [Blind] the Eyes”April 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm #15412
The Law Rune has already been added. Otherwise, every one of these comments are for style not stenographical errors.April 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm #15416
I know why “the Holy Country is a confederation of five ancient kingdoms, but is divided into Sixths”. It is because Esrolia is a queendom…April 20, 2015 at 6:27 pm #15417
I am very happy that the Law Rune has been added! Please do take a look at the Defensive Responses rules on p. 101. There is something flawed in the wording. My sorry attempt at a correction isn’t very much better, but Risky Gambit in HQ:G is clear & Defensive Response in HQ2 is clear as well. Not Defensive Responses in HQ:G…April 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm #15418
I also fixed that section.April 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm #15419
Actually not, it is because the Right Arm Islands were not a political entity prior to Belintar.April 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm #15420
Prior to Belintar, was there a Holy Country?April 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm #15421
Guide: Page 239: ‘The ascension of the God-King in 1318 also marks the beginning use of the term Holy Country.’April 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm #15424
Yeah, well, then the Holy Country was made of six -more or less ancient- political entities.April 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm #15426
Um, no, because the Islands weren’t a political entity until three centuries ago, under Belintar. As noted in Esrolia, the Land of Ten Thousand Goddesses, in ancient times the Islanders had no political unity beyond the fishing village.
Belintar created the Rightarm Islands as the Sixth portion of his Holy Country, as an addition to the five ancient lands, as a new political entity.
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