Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Thor Encounters, Part II

Temples (Hofs) of Thor

Form (d6)
A fitting location for those who are down-to-earth and strong!
1. Mead hall
2. Tavern
3. Horgr (stone shrine)
4. Lone tree
5. Hut
6. Shrine

Node (a Natural Place of Power, see Volume II)
- Chance of hof actually being located in one (25%)
- Chance of hof having one nearby instead (33%)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Thor Encounters, Part I

Mighty sinews might adjust in their direction.

Main Emphasis 
1-2. Stand up to giants and other oppressors
3-4. Show honor and courage!
5-6. Become strong, not some girly-man
7-8. Enjoy strong drink and sport too!
9. Hallowing, Borders
10. Fertility
11. The oak
12-20. All are emphasized

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Skadi Encounters, Part III

Quests of Skadi
Freedoms shows clear upon the mountain expanse. Roll 1d20.

Honor the cold and highlands: A dream comes to a chosen party member to cast off their winter gear. A cold snap comes too, but if the dreamer and others they notify oblige, they will be quite chilly for 1d3 hours, but will receive a blessing from Skadi along with a natural and comfortable warmth in the interim, not needing to beg the frost giants for protection.

3-4. Find freedom through rugged independence: A group of Franks has taken up residence in a mountain cabin. That they wish to not serve another might be understandable, that they insist on calling it a "chalet" might not.

5-6. Hunt & ski: ‘tis the way of life: Certain hunters range in the area, outcompeting all others. Though skilled, their harnessing of the snowy slopes has given them a great advantage, until one of their number has gone missing. Those who search will well find that thurs frost giant has taken exception to their use of the wintry ways.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Skadi Encounters, Part II

Temples (Hofs) of Skadi

Form (d12)
Likely upon a mountain, if not one entirely.
1. Mountain
2-3. Mountain Peak
4-7. Horgr (stone shrine)
8-10. Hut
11-12. Lodge

Node (a Natural Place of Power, see Volume II)
- Chance of hof actually being located in one (20%)
- Chance of hof having one nearby instead (30%)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Skadi Encounters, Part I

Giant mountains rise, what will her faithful follow most?

Main Emphasis 
1-2. Honor the cold and highlands
3-4. Find freedom through rugged independence
5-6. Hunt & ski: ‘tis the way of life
7-8. Avoid the sea
9. Choosing mates, Having an icy heart
10-11. Setting things right
12. Noble giants, Risir
13. Scandinavia
14-20. All are emphasized

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Poseidon Encounters, Part III

Quests of Poseidon
Watery adventure awaits. Will the tides cause such endeavor to become an odyssey? Roll 1d20./

1-2. Set your sails for adventure! The place the party next revisits seems different. The reason is (roll 1d4): [1] It has been occupied by followers of Athena or some of Poseidon's other rivals, [2] The tide has come in, rearranging things a bit,  [3] It is actually an otherworld (see table listed under Manannan in Volume II), [4] It is actually the same, the party has just been adventuring too long.

3-4. Respect the sea, ‘tis Lord Poseidon’s domain: Sailors speak of beautiful women arising at a certain stretch of sea. Those who seek them out will find them to be (roll 1d5): [1] oceanids (see Part II),
[2] nereids (see Part II), [3] mermaids, [4] sirens (see below & link), [5] various types- reroll twice.

5-6. 'Tis good work in avasting ye scallywags! 1d3 vagabonds are in the area, doing such vagabond things (see Volume I). 2d3 nautical types (see Part II) will soon show up too, likely doing even worse things to the vagabonds.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Poseidon Encounters, Part II

Temples of Poseidon

Style (d8)
1. Minoan: palatial
2. Mycenean: cyclopean
Aeolian: free-flowing
4-5. Ionian: graceful
6. Corinthian: exotic
7-8. Dorian: stately

Form (d12)
1-3. Shrine
4. Tholos (Round)
5-9. Rectangular
10. An island
11-12. Underwater

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Poseidon Encounters, Part I

The tides may bring all things, Poseidon will provide regardless, though some of his followers may emphasize one more than others.

Main Emphasis (d20)
1-2. Set your sails for adventure!
3-4. Respect the sea, ‘tis Lord Poseidon’s domain
5-6. 'Tis good work in avasting ye scallywags!
7. There’s Poseidon’s work in earthquakes too
8-9. Horses, Horse Totem
10. Bulls, Bull Totem
11. Fish, Fish Totem
12. Rivalry with other gods
13. Abduction of potential wives, and the resulting offspring
14. Archaic, Mycenean
15-20. All are emphasized

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Pan Encounters, Part III

Quests of Pan
When it comes to Pan's contests, it can be unclear who is the winner. Roll 1d12.

1-2. Be wild, naturally! All encountered in this area seem to be taking on the element of a wild animal, needing to save vs. death/ make a Will save DC 10 to not act fully bestial. Followers of Pan can of course ignore this effect, but why would they want to?

3-4. Enjoy making love, it truly sets you free: The next pair to lie together will gain a blessing of Pan for the next 2d6 hours, enjoying a +1d3 bonus to all rolls as long as they abide by his tenets, which might include even more lovemaking.

5-6. Respect wild places, keep despoilers out of them! A group of orcs have come to a sacred wild place, intent on chopping down the trees, slaying the beasts, and defiling any of the faithful. Worse still, they have somehow captured a dryad and subjected her to their revolting ways; that is, until someone teaches them a fatal lesson.