..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.
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