Monthly Archives: February 2019

So You Want to Command A Pirate Fleet

Here are a number of ships for you to add to your navy.

Ship generator from Tools of Notes From Pavis has been enhanced with ship damage, armour points and other fine tunings .

In addition it is now possible to select ships to generate directly

  • Vadeli Merchant
  • Wolf Pirate
  • Uz Ship (Black Galley)
  • Suam Chow Junk
  • Suam Chow Barge
  • Quinpolic Trireme
  • Quinpolic Cog
  • OzurBay Longship
  • Maslo Sambuk
  • Maslo Penteconter Catamaran
  • Malki Dromond
  • Kyrenae from the Right Arm Islands
  • Kareeshtu Xebec
  • Kareeshtu War Sail
  • Holy Country Trireme
  • Haragala Tall Ship
  • Haragala Mechant
  • Elf Gallegas
  • Afadjanni Sambuk
Here is an example of a Wolf Pirate ship
Ship – WolfPirate
Ship from Glorantha. Weather and trade routes from Guide to Glorantha and Men at Sea. Ships from all Gloranthan supplements. Ship rules from Ships and Shieldwalls. Ship reputation and names from Raging Swan Press publications.

Sharp Fallen, Large Wolf Pirate Longship
Hitpoints: 23 Seaworthiness: 50 Range: max 5 days. Capacity: 20 tons. MR: 15(10)km/hour.
Beam: 5 meters. Draft: 2.5m Length: 28m: Freeboard::1m ArmourPoints: 4 Damage: 2d6

Captain: Bera daughter of Torberta Command: Green 46 Seamanship: Green 41 Navigation: Green 44 Oratory: Green 31
Seasoned Crew of 54 as rowers, 5 officers and a captain
Unit type: Unreliable Neophytes – dragging their feet
Competency: Veteran 73 Morale: Unwavering 110
Unit Passions: Loyalty to Commander 102 Hate Enemy nation 53
Unit Trait: Skirmish Formation Fighting: (Line Circle Wedge) Shield wall: (Line Phalanx Circle Tortoise) .
Ship Condition: Seaworthy. Repair and refit modifier x1. Range -25%
Reputation: Not seaworthy
20% Lentils 30% Wine from Teleos 30% Cloth from Fonrit 20% Herbs from Fonrit

 

These are available from my new sub site named Notes From Pavis Tools and is accessed via tools.notesfrompavis.com . If the link does not work – type tools.notesfrompavis.com to your browser’s search bar.

Earlier updates on the tooling are here and for the Bad night at the port in Fonrit and Sailing to Fonrit

Sailing to Fonrit to find stash of Gloranthan silver and gold coins…

There are now a few new generators available at tools.notesfrompavis.com. It also allows you to select up to 5 generated items at the time.

Port Today

Updated version that takes into account the improved Ship generator. Provides daily leavers, arrivers and stayers for a typical Fonritan Port for various seasons of the year. It uses an invented Fonritan distribution of the kind of ships. Seasonal activity has also been updated.

Ship from Fonrit area.

Ship generator creates a ship from Fonritan area. It provides name, kind, captain abilities and the abilities of the crew as ships and shield wall units. It also includes the reputation of the ship, its current seaworthiness, where it is sailing to and its cargo.

Here is an example:

Formidable Dragonewt, Enormous Maslo Penteconter catamaran

Captain Command: Green 40 Seamanship Veteran 71 Navigation Veteran 85 Oratory Green 46

Seasoned Crew of 111 as rowers

Unit type: Strong Volunteers in Their Prime – from the borderlands
Competency: Green 34 Morale: Steady 70
Unit Passions: Loyalty to Commander 42 Hate Enemy City 39
Unit Trait: Skirmish Formation Fighting: (Line Circle ) Shield wall: (Line Circle Tortoise)

11 officers

Green Crew of 27 as marines

Command Skill: Seasoned 61 Commander Perception: 1 Commander Oratory: 87
Unit type: Cowardly Elderly Troopers
Competency: Green 31 Morale: Erratic 42
Unit Passions: Loyalty to Commander 44 Hate Enemy nation 35
Unit Trait: Shield wall: (Line Phalanx Square Tortoise) Skirmish Formation Fighting: (Line Phalanx Wedge)

Hitpoints: 79 Seaworthiness: 80 Range: max 8 days. Capacity: 2 tons. MR: 25km/hour.

Beam: 25 meters. Draft: 1m Length: 30m: Freeboard::1m.

Sailing to Siwab El (on Kanem Dar) – a large city. This city’s ruler is a sorceress, unusual in the male-dominated politics of Afadjann. She is very strict morally, and forbids the ownership of members of the opposite sex. So far, she has managed to keep her city free, but the Jann’s demands grow ever more peremptory.

Reputation: Possible pirate

Shipshape

70% Textiles 30% Wine from Maslo

 

Glorantha coin generator.

Gloranthan coin stash generator creates a random stash of Gloranthan coins which are described in the terms derived from Guide to Glorantha. As the names are not defined for all the coins – I have added those which are in use in my campaign.

10 Afadjann Link: A round, silver coin weighing approximately 6 g
Front: Realistic portrait of Astamanyx – Djann of Afadjann showing protruding chin
Back: Liberation of Afadjanni from Kareeshtu Enemies. Text in Afadjanni: 1 1593 Noose.

101 Afadjann Link: A round, silver coin weighing approximately 6 g
Front: Heroic Portrait of Jawdar Mansyur, King of Baruling showing ruddy cheeks
Back: Soldiers on a boat loaded with valuables Text in Baruling: 1 1604 Noose.

298 Troll Bolg: This crude lump of lead is marked by a troll’s incisors and tusks biting through the lead. It weighs about 31 g
Front: The bolg has two holes from where the troll bit down on it.
Back: Reverse of the front

6 Umathelan Guilder: A round, silver coin weighing approximately 6 g
Front: Idealized portrait of Drelon, King of Kormarkan showing protruding chin
Back: Umathelan Soldiers on a ship with elves. Text in Vralan: 1 1611

7 Umathelan Guilder: A round, silver coin weighing approximately 6 g
Front: Realistic portrait of The Patriarch of Nikosdros – Agimori showing wrestler’s ears ears
Back: Umathelan ship with wealthy merchants. Text in Vralan: 1 1627

108 Maslo Macuta: A square, pierced silver coin weighing approximately 6 g
Front Serious portrait of Hoom Jhis – Dynast of Flanch The Aging Agimori Dynast wears a feathered skirt, a vest of scales, gold earrings, necklace, and armbands and carries a magical staff of authority capped by a translucent crystal.
Back: Vadeli Fleet Destroyed at Oenriko Rocks. Text in Maslo: 1 1607

Person generators for Maslo Agimori and Vadeli

There are person generators available for Maslo Agimori and Vadeli in addition to previosly existing Oralnthi and Fonritan generators.

Names for Orlanti and Savages

Creates names for Orlanthi and Savages. Savages are based on Monster Island. Orlanthi to various name lists.

Rumors at Fonrit

Rumors at Fonrit generates rumours according to Guide to Glorantha for Fonritan area.

Tropical diseases and Poisons for Mythras

Random disease and poison generators – generators create from material that is based on Mythras and Monster Island.

Place and region name generators

Place and region name generators from Perilous Wilds for those places that do not yet have a name and need one adapted to Fonrit

These are available from my new sub site is named Notes From Pavis Tools and is accessed via tools.notesfrompavis.com . If the link does not work – type tools.notesfrompavis.com to your browser’s search bar.

Earlier updates on the tooling are here and for the Bad night at the port in Fonrit

 

 

 

It was a very bad night in the port at Fonrit…

 

..the trouble is you hardly remember any of it.

“What if one of the characters is waking up with  a headache. He is with dead fully clothed body of Asta daughter of Toril, a Westerner female or Wahhab ibn Shakir, a Vadeli male. Victim has small bite marks in the neck. Waker has flesh wounds in arms.

He is at roof level garden in merchant’s quarters. Door is locked from inside.

Last thing he remembers is going into a ceremony of a brotherhood: ‘The High Road – Negotiate with Natives, establish the trade and send priests to teach Civilized Behaviour’. There is threatening voice on the door . It is cleaner?”

Johnn Fourr created had a wonderful idea for creating plot seeds in his article at “Roleplaying Tips” I created couple of generators for a Fonritan Port Town in the spirit of those.

First one is the “City Bad Night Encounter Seed Generator” in the style of Dashiell Hammett, the movie Hangover and many pulp detective stories but in the fantasy world.

The second one is Town Rumor Generator – again for a Fonritan port town. The latter one is built on top of Town Rumor Generator that is available for Campaign Logger Generator users. Johnn and Jochen from the Campaign Logger team kindly have given permission to use it as a basis.

“A descendent of the Shah of Kalabar, The City of Sorcery has been hiding in town as Olende son of Bodolf, a Westerner conspirator for many years.”

There is also a generator for what happens in the “Port Today”. It is for a Fonritan port and takes into account the weather for Glorantha seasons from Guide to Glorantha, cargo from trade in the same book, maritime nations from the Men at Sea and ship data that has already been published on this site and is based on all the Gloranthan publications I could find. Ship condition and ship rules have been updated to conform with “Ships and Shieldwalls” rules and the ship reputation and naming is coming from “Raging Swan Press” publications with their permission.

There are also few person generators creating person cameos for Orlanthi from Umathela and Fonritan people. Each will give a short description , portrayal and hook adjusted from 3 Line NPC generator from Campaign logger folks and taking into account the professions that might come with those civilizations. Profession names and their attachment to civilisation type (barbarian, civilised, nomad) come mostly from Mythras Core Rules.  The skin color and clothing come inspired from the Guide to Glorantha and greetings come from the various Gloranthan sources for example from “Gloranthan Voices”.

Here is one Orlanthi male

“Aricin son of Utgard

Greeting: I am from the city of Barugaza in Umathela.

Description: I am a sassy habberdasher. I sniff incessantly as if having a running nose.
Portrayal: People’s problems in civilized society seem trivial to me. And I think the game of kings and powers is not for the faint hearted – and you are not faint hearted. No one else is going to have to endure the hardships I’ve been through.
Hook: Right now, I want to be with my family but I am just as judgmental and prejudiced as everyone else – perhaps more so.

My skin is acned. My beard is horseshoe moustache

Skin color: Olive skin. Bald. Eyes: Grey I am conscious of my horseshoe moustache beard
Clothes: Kilt made of wool. It is colored subdued cold green. Long wool tunic dyed subdued smoky ecru. Tunic is decorated with intricate stitching. Over this a quilted wool jerkin and a wool cloak dyed subdued cold crimson
High conical hat with ram’s horns sewn in .
Additional Details: a small peridot jewelry – fibulae
Armrings on left arm
Disorder and Illusion Runes tattoo on Left Hand,Mastery, Movement and Air Runes tattoo on Face”

These are available from my new sub site is named Notes From Pavis Tools and is accessed via tools.notesfrompavis.com . If the link does not work – type tools.notesfrompavis.com to your browser’s search bar.