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August 28, 2015 at 5:04 am #17154
Using the old correspondences and the new runes (and making stuff up if I don’t know it):
Somash: Yelm (Fire, Stasis, Mastery) P: GtA p. 330
Solf: Lodril (Earth, Fertility, Disorder) P:GtA p. 15
Tolat: Shargash (Fire, Shargash) P:GtA p. 174 Yes, He gets his own planetary rune!
Zitro Argon: Dayzatar (Sky and more Sky) Guessing here
Calyz: No analogue (Fire, Fertility, Change) Guessing here
Furalor: No analogue (Fire, Death) Guessing hereJune 18, 2015 at 2:20 am #16330
“But given the fact, that both clans are part of the triarchy resettling in the Runegate area, this marker could probably assigned to all three clans in that Hyalorings triarchy.”
Indeed, the map on page 281 of Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes shows the Hyaloring Triarchy clans as “Pony”, “Pony”, and “Pony”. I suspect that the “Fish Marriage” and Taral War really helped differentiate the Narri (Horses!) and Enhyli (Elmal!) from each other.June 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm #16284
They are 2 of the Runegate clans, as detailed in the highly recommended Sartar Companion. A bit more of their history and culture is given there.June 13, 2015 at 3:15 am #16268
I would not run the contest as Graduated Goals, as the primary goals aren’t mismatched. The primary goal for both is to win the duel, right? That’s the main contest… but they both can’t win the duel. The consequences of each winning aren’t necessarily the same, but it’s a zero sum game, like most contests. One could think of the “Kill vs weregild avoidance” as a secondary goal, but Graduated Goals (IMHO) aren’t useful for secondary goals that mismatch, they are best for primary goals that mismatch with secondary goals which are mutually exclusive. Here the primary goals are mutually exclusive and the secondary goals mismatch. After all, if the PC dies, they don’t have to pay weregild… both sides succeed!
How important is this duel to the player and the current campaign?
March 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm #7153
- Not very important? Just run it like a normal simple contest. If the player wins, they do the Non-Lethal Combat option if the opponent is Dying. The opponent gets what they want on a Dying result for the PC, too. Except if someone powerful intervenes at the last minute….
- Important? Run it as an extended contest of the appropriate flavor. If the player wins, it’s pretty much like a simple contest result. If the opponent wins, they will automatically do a Parting Shot to try to take the PC out to Dying or Dead (if not there already).
From the guide:Quote:Twelve people can gain access to the City of Wonders: six rulers of the inhabitants and six rulers of the magic of the lands around the City of Wonders.
Sounds like King Broyan to me. I’m not implying that he bought into Belintar’s management scheme, rather, it co-opted him when he used his status (as either High King of the Hendriki or King of Kethaela) to open the City of Wonders.
It’s apparently his city. From King of Sartar, p. 22:Quote:Broyan also urged him to ask Harrek to come and help[, because he knew that Harrek hated the empire too]. So Harrek came too and as payment he asked for Broyan’s greatest city. The unhappy king could only agree.
From King of Sartar, p. 152:Quote:Among the Kitori, a small bright light was snuffed out, and a demon which had many sharp mouths was let out of its skin. It sought vengeance, and fell upon the army of King Broyan while they slept. The king could not keep it away, because he betrayed the City of Wonders, and he was killed there with his army.March 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm #7151
He broke his pacts by betraying the City of Wonders to Harrek. As King of the Hendrikings, he had an obligation to protect it (after all, he was one of the few who could get inside).
Note how, even with the Only Old One out of the picture, the same mechanisms that were used for centuries to rule were put to good effect by Belintar to keep folks in line.