Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Tyr Encounters, Part I

Duty brings the wolf to heel.

Main Emphasis 
1-2. Be prepared to give whatever is necessary in the name of the Law 
3-4. Keep one’s word, even unto death
5-6. Purge that which is unclean before Lord Tyr’s eyes
7-8. Bring fiery doom to all witches
9-10. An idle wit leads to the heretic’s spit
11. War
12. Germanic Leader, Sky Father
13. The T Rune
14-20. All are emphasized

For example, if a cleric of Tyr's focus was on to keep one's word, even unto death, then he could get a +2 bonus to a roll when doing so if it risks death rather than gaining a save bonus vs. unholy creatures.  The requirements for one or more his magical side-effects could be replaced too. For example, side-effect result #11 (Temperance is Next to Godliness) could make the spell's recipient take a vow and keep it in order to benefit from the spell for the duration instead of eschewing wine, women, and song.


Male Classes (90% chance, d8)
1-6. Cleric 
7-8. Priest

Female Classes (10% chance, d8)
1-2. Cleric 
3-8. Priestess

Hair Color (d4)
2. Red
3. Brown
4. Black

Build (d6)
1-2. Slender
3-4. Medium
5-6. Stocky

Complexion (d8)
1-5. Fair
6-7. Medium
8. Tanned

Garb (d6)
1-2. Robes
3-6. Practical Garb

Special Possessions (percent chance each)
- Magic Weapon (5% per level)
- Magic Armor (5% per level)
- Magic Item (3% per level)- won't be used, likely just carried to keep away from others (75%)

Main Weapon (d6)
1-2. Longsword
3-4. Mace
5. Hammer
6. Pitchfork

Special Qualities (percent chance)
Currently undergoing:
    a #1-10 (1d10) divine test (10%)
    an #11-14 (1d4+10) divine test (5%)
    a #15-18 (1d4+14) divine test (2%)

Sample Cleric-Type of Tyr
Ulfrik Sigbjornsson, Lvl 6 Norse cleric of Tyr
Align: L, MV: 40', AC 6 vs. front/ 8 vs. rear, HD: 6, HP: 35, Atk: 1, Dmg: 1d8+1 (+1 longsword)
SP: cleric abilities, spells prepared 
   1st Level: Command, Cure Light Wounds, Detect Evil, Detect Magic, Protection from Evil
   2nd Level: Bless, Delay Poison, Find Traps, Hold Person
   3rd Level: Glyph of Warding, Prayer
SV: C6, Mor: 11, Items: holy symbol, +1 longsword, large shield, leather armor, practical grab, 22 gold pieces. 
Main Emphasis: Bring fiery doom to all witches. Appearance: black hair, medium build, fair complexion.  


Optional Rule: Clerics Changing Prepared Spells
If the less martial cleric-types (such as seidkonas) can change prepared spells to those of a certain type, then fully martial (normal) clerics might seem shortchanged. Followers of Tyr would likely stare at such an assertion, reminding the foolish that spells are only a minor consideration when it comes to following Tyr's ways. Still, if a different spell that the cleric can be cast is sorely needed rather than one prepared, then the cleric can trigger a divine test in order to do so.

Next week: Temples of Tyr, Part II!