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A companion volume for


Second Collection

in their Natures both

By Diverse Hands

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Written by Graeme Davis, Anthonv

Ragan, Mike Rrunton. Ken Rolston,
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Unitetl Kingdom


Section One: Cngmea n d Punishmenf

....... 4
Chapter 1: Lowlife ...................................................................
Chapter 2: You've Got to Pick a Pocket o r Two ...................... 9
Chapter 3: Cloaks of Darkness ............................................. 1 1
Chapter 4: Prisons in the Empire .......................................... 12
Section Two: Requiescant in Race ..........................................
Chapter 5 : Watchers at the Gates of Death ........................... 22
Chapter 6: Guarding the Gates ............................................ 26
Chapter 7: The Sanctity of the Grave ......................,.........
Chapter 8: Droevigger"~
Funeral Emporium ........................ 31
Chapter 9: With the Dead in Dead Places ............................ " 3 5

Section 3: People G Places ...................................................... 39

Chapter 10: Otto's Printwork .............................................. 40
Chapter 11: The Vermilion Pawn .......................................... 44
Chapter 12: Morbog's Marauders ......................................... 5 1
Chapter 13: The Pandemonium Carnival ............................. 59
Chapter 14: Gotrek and Felix .............................................. 6 7
Section 4: Of Divers M a t t e r s ............................ ............... 69
Chapter 15: What a Character ............................................... 70
Chapter 16: Pudcllefoot's Common Herbal .......................... 79
Chapter 17: Lifting the Veil ............................................. 82
Chapter 18: Archery and Enchantment ......................
..... 88

Section 5 : Adventures .............................................................. 93

Chapter 19: The Ritual ..................
....................... 9 4
Chapter 20: The Affair ofthe Hidden Jewel ....................... 102
Chapter 2 1: Ironstone Bass ............................................
Chapter 22: Deep TroubIe in Karak-ZuEvos ........................ 118

Appendix: Character Sheet ..................................................


Section One: Crime and Punishment

Section Four: Of Divcrs Matters

Chapter I : I.r>wl~fc
tr'siitt-PIhr Umenre Ilnr+is:art ~ IRalpb

Chapter 15: What A (;haacter

I'l'ritl~nby Parr! O)ckhrrnr:R r l h ~Fjny
Acklnr~dFirst pti hlislwrl i n IT'FRP CI~rrrctcrPrrck (C;rrtr~
e . ~Rijrk.sfrr)p. I O Y 2 )
I:'ctir~dfc)rtl3l.r t-olrrmc bv G m r n ~ eIlnr'is.

(1h:tptcr 1.Ybu've (;or ra Pick a Pocktt o r T\vo

\I+I I tvtl
1lnr.f.q; rrrt bl. Rn/pl~Il<~rs/elb

Ghapror 1h: Puddlcfoot's C:ommon Ilcrhal

IVritten blp Grnptnr I1mbisrend Clcitrs 'flrorrtt I:ks~rocar,nrt
hlr H t m t y Strledley.

Chaprcr 4 P r ~ s o n sin thc Empire

Arzrboty Rrqyrr~r.ari b,y Re&& MorsIq, Blrnn,y

Scctioo Two: Rcquicscant in R c c

Pri?4/ Rt~?irttv

C l ~ a p t '~. r T'hc Sanctity of t h r G r a v r

Il'rjtfm blrGrr~enlcI ) ~ t - l scirt
, hjbJohn K m n e .

Chapter 18: Arche? and Ilnchantmcnt

It'ritten by C r n ~ m Dnrufs;
Tml 3, A c k l t ~ t ~a?ld
d I)ctrv
C;o//ng!~er:First prr hlisEred as " E H I I 1 lClcd,vie ilrrcrs in IT'I:RP "
in \fhr!~mnnterCompunion fi:/nme 1'18bticoti~~rrs,

( I I I ~Rr~tzt?,

Section Thrce: Pcoplc and Places

Chaprcr IO: U t t o ' s Printworks
W i t f e nbl.jit?~Rnrnhrc~:art ky fan ,Willer: Firstptrhlisr'l~cisin
U%ftrIlrd~ag(fiI:iJiredjnr this rlol~in~e
h,>#Cmrnte I>at+i.r.

Section Five: Adventures

Chaprcr 19: Thc Ritual
WriIrct~b-y PhtIfip \ Y ~ ~ I Sart
: h,]#Rt4-c~.Yirhr~/.w)tt.First p h l t s h ~ di n K'hSte Ilrt'rrrf 99,rr>prinltvfttl 7 b Ri~stlr~ss

Clt:bptcr 8 1)rncviggcr's Funeral Emporium

KFiItet~hr Crrremc 1)or.i~:
art h>,John K~nrie:rnnp h>#Rnlph
Chapter 9: U'irh the Ilcarl in Dcad Places
IT'riti~rr C r r i ~ r t It ~
l ~ t - t snrt
; hy-/t)bn Korrnc

hi,Krrfpb I-lorslr:l:

Chapter 4: \Y:itchtrs at the Cistcs o f Dcsrh

JOIJ?IK ~ n t at n~d O/itarvHflllcr~qt.
(:haprt.r (l: (;uartlin~thu (;arcs
U'rilt~tlh), G r n e t ~Eliit-ls:

Chapter 1': Lifrin~rhc VCII

U'ritten bs Graettr~Ilut,is: nrr

brkst~llp,l 'IH9).

Chapter 20: I'hc Affair of thc- Hiddcn jcwcl

illrtrt~nby Lerruis P(IRc>:nrr bj,
Ai-rlker f rstprtblish~clirr
iv'hii~ntt~atf101, rtprlnted I I ~The Ucstlrss I)rrid (Gcrn~t.s
?>rkship, 1 (M)).

Chapter 2 l . Isonstonv F i s ~
<;menre ila tlis; nrt I?,)! T , ~ r trlcAalfrtlrl.
l~ ptr hlisbcri in WJ&te f>zlwrf ].<.?. Fditedfrw t h f s I ~ O I I I ~ PhvI P/ f i i r ~

Chapter 2 2 : Deep Truuhlc in Karak-Zulvclr

IrritY~n K m Rdsti~t7~
r ~ f t b[ ~ d d iotlt~l
f i r>W~t(Ti<t/
l7.y jet in
Srn~dlqv;art @vufohn
Bolrnn: maps h J , .-lrrtzr~/isc+/oh~~.~ct

Chnprcr 1 1 : The Vcrmilir>n Pawn

Kcrr Rol.~torr,art by Ker- Walker: nrcdp h ] ,H. First
ptr h//sficfCin Ir'I~ttef l t t ~ a r IUI
I:ilfteri for t1~i.vt~oltrrne
Crrnprnt*Ilrtt-is nttd .lfftrtfnO / i t ~ r .
.4pnrt fmnl fbe ?rlrcterin/tI~scrih~cI
(#S rcprit1l.c rrhor-t: nll
l(x.~Irmc/ ~ r t r r o r kin <,>hnrlof Ilnrkn~ssis pr~r-toiis11,1111Chapter 12: .Morhog's.Marauders
lX'ritltw?r h;rliMtrrp/qb:cirf PmiI Bonnet: first p!lhllsIJ~~I pirhlisberl n r d r r n s creirf~rlfi)r
this r,o/:tnl~
rrs ".Mowlrm L ,tlarrt itders " it1 Il;l~if
e llriwrf l 111.E d i r ~ dfor

Chapter 1.3 The ktndcmonium Gam~val

IT'rif rm h],Mike Rrrrnton: art bj,Rik ,
E R:rss .I'jci~>lsort.
(:h;~ptcr 14: (;()trek and Frlix
Il'sfttrri h>' U'ifPinnr King nnd Curl Sargmt: art by K$(~vrp
liyglnnd and Pn!rl f3fltrt1er 17 rsl ptr h l f s l ~ i~ndI T ' h i r ~I)rdvrtj
I20 N t ~ Ilr,r~th
s Ilnrk .\hndnzrb (I:/nttlt*I f r hlicntior is. I 0 0 I )

Section One:
Crime and Punishment
In which may be found:

?%e SHIFTS and VAGARTES of BEGGARS in their variety MADE P W N ,

that the INNOCENT and ENDER-HEARTE. may beware of WAS7T.G
their ALMS upon the U N W O R m
from which the STOUEST DOORS are NO PROEC??ON;
The SLEIGHTS and 71eTCm of city PICK-POCKETS, and how they
thereby protect their VALURBLES;
known to be used by the more EDUCATED CRIMINATS in the
pursuit of their UNUWFUL BUSINESS;
And la~tly:

A SURVEY of d i u e r s J . U , PRISONS and REFOmTORTES

in the OU) WOND and Elsewhere, which are the H G H F U L
and PROPER destination of all CRIMNM OFFENDERS.

Section One: Crime and Punishment

u p kits and r u t l i m c n t n y rncd~calknr~wlcdge.rhcy whrtcn
o r rcrldcn their hkins, add scars, p t l s t ~ ~ l c:rnd
s hlcrnishrs.
and drl \vhatr.vcr cl\r. 1 % nctc?i~arc.
t o rn:tkc thcrn*clvcs look
l i k t disrasc victim<. Most Spottics sptcj;iliw I n ;I? ; i n ~ l cdi*r a w . and c a n Ilccon~eas knowtcdgcnhlc ;thc~utit\ ymptoms as thc a w r a g r Phgs~cjan.Thu choice of diwasc i\
c n ~ c i n l :it should alwavs he s o m c t h i n ~disfiguring hut nor
tc>o conta~rtlus,tnough t r ~g;iin 5yrnparht withnut arou+ing revulzlc~nor {car.

10% ch:~nccr,f (:lawn
Ill?, chancc n f (:ontortionist

Carcca Exits


t or
C: harlatan


Iliapnosc niseaw (ocw - stc
25':, chancc. o f Irnmunin. to


- Rmunc Tclli-r


Posts prrtcnd t o hc d r a f ; ~ n ddurnl> 'I h r o l ~ g hgrc:tt cclnc c n t n t i o n t h t v arc ahlc to ignore. ?iudrlcn Ioutl norsrs. and
to give the impression of not
he;~ringa n v r h i n ~uhcfi In
fact t h ~ l hearing
IS pcrfcctlv
I n tlcmand ;IS F F ~ C Sant1 Ic)oknut<, and n f t c n cilmc i n t o
ntjswsqion cif salcsrhlc information.

133 filth?-hnndagcs
Makt-LIP kit
D6 hotclcs and jars of substances that causc rnshcs.
boils and orher symptoms

Carcer Exits
Entcrtillncr - A c t o r



25% chance of Mimc



As g ~ ~ n r . r :Iqcggnr

Stumpvrs frign crippling i n j t ~ r i c ~f u c has rhc loss tlf a l i m h

%!any n ~
tt) hnvc 1wrn rr.oundc.d in rnllitar?. hen-lee.
cspcciallytvhcn t~cggingfrom a military-Iooking individual.
The hcst Stumpen .Ire ama7ingI!- supplc. ancl c a n hcnd a
lower k g . arm cr, hand hehinrl r h c m ~ c l v c si n such a way
that. whcn h o u n d up w i t h

Thc Firhcr i s a t h i c f xvho spc.ciali\c> IR \ t t ; ~ l i ngoods

thrclugh brokcn or opcn ~t.intlo\v\and s~mil:irlinlall openings,hv using a hookcti pole. This mcthnd attracts Ic+s ;Ht c n t i t ~ nthan brcsking and c n t c r i n ~ and
a 1:ishr.r Iras less
chancc of ~ c t t i n gcaught than a hurglnr who is dctcctcd
inside an unfamiliar building - all fie h;w to do i s d r o p hi<
p l c anrl mn. Fishing is cr llctl "curbing" i n 7hicrcs' ' l i m ~ l w .
I7ut this term is nrlt k n o w n t o thc Iau+:~htding
Thc Fishcr is trr.;lrr.d as n ?pc of spc.cialist l'hir.Fcarccr.
As w i t h othcr kinds rtf spccialict S'hitt. n cliamctcr may hccome a Fishvr aftcr cnmplcrinp. rhc gcncral Thicf c;ircr.r
(\r'/:RP p.40).

handagus. i t looks ctmvincioglv ltkc an amputation.



50':, chanct of Evaluate

Palm Ohlcct
Spelt Trap
IT'indolv Fishing ( scc h t l o w )

B filthy bandagcs
25% chancc o f wooden Icg
or f;~kchoc>k hand (player's

As gcncral Thicf plus:

Hor~kctipole, u p to 6 fctt long /some arc collnpsihle and
may hc disguisecl as walking-sticks)

Career Exits
lnforrncr tncw

- sec hclow)


25% chancr

nf Cnntonionist

Grtcs Exits

- Actor

Spotties nrr. hemars who prrtcnd tn haw discascs in order

t o g;lin the svrnp,tthv of potential clonofi. ['sing crudc- make-

As general Thicf plus


T h i s is a new Rogue career. A n Informcr makes a l i r i n g by
selling tnformaticm, ofrcn the k i n d that people want t o k ~ c p
secrct. Nc~hodyrcallv likcs an I nformer, so this carecr chr~icc
m q be a clangerous one. T h t r c are. h o n * ~ ' \ ~ many
c r , r)n horh
sides nf the [:LW
who find I n k m n r r s ' sc.rrFiccsin~aluablr.In
tracking dor\n anything fmm a stoIcn brooch to a long-lost

Apocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkness

relative. from a dcfxultingdcbtnr

tr> a rival's plans. Succcssh11 Informers m:iy have contacts in thc C I \'ihtch
ar in thc
111ghcsr cchrlons ol'crime - s o m c t l n ~ t sboth.

Diagaosc Discasc

Advancc Scheme


nrx I d


tIciuu l Icaring

(;clnccalmcnt I'rhnn
50'% ch;~ncc.r ~ I'xccltcnr
25'Y) chancc nf Lip Kcading
25% chancr c,f R c ~ dW'ritc
5ccrc.t I.anguagc - Thieves*' l i ~ n g l ~ c
SCCK-tSigns - 'I'hievcs' Signs
Silcnt Mr>vcC'rhnn




19) + h , $

fX'P frl

This skill is idcntic;ll to Crrw Disenst-. cxccpt that it rtnc.i

not confer anv healing ability A character with this skill can
recognise thc symptoms of a common tliscnsc aurr)rn;~rically, and t h ~ l s c0 1 a rare discast. nn n succussfuI Int rcst.
modlficd as the C;M sccs fit t o rcflcct thc rarity of thc ailmcnt. I t may also hc usecl t o rccopnist. tvhcthcr n discasc i s

gcnuinr. or fe~gncd.
Oncc a clisc.nsr. has k c n succcssfr~llyirlcnrilicrl. thc charactcr tvith nhe skill r n q makt a second Int tcst ro dercrmine rvhether they know af any trcatmcnts for thc rliscasc.
Ilowcvcr these will only he In g t n c n l tcrrns ("['VC hcarrl
that s w a l I o n i n ~ivy and 1ccchc.s can soothr thc sxvcll~n~")
~virhoutany dctails on how rlic tmarmcnt should hc cnrrictl out.
Characters with the skill C Z I ~l P
l i . ~ tnut~ma~fir:~IIy
~ . ~
all the benefits of this skill.

313 1 4 ) S~lvcrShillings


Enttrcd From

Carccr Exits


This skill intvlrcs thc finc rnanipi~latir~n

r r f a hook. tuckprck, o r some arhcr kind of implement. nn thc ktr cnd o i a
long potr. Dex tests made in thcsc circumstanccs t v ~ u l d
normallv be suhjcct t o n penalty of - 1 0 to -30. rlcpcndiny:
on the circumstanccs.
Characters with this skill havt ltnrncd horv t o control
an un\vicldy irnplcmcnr nf !hi\ *art. :incl ;Ire cxrrnpt frtrni
any such pcnalties. W'hilc Fishers (scc ahowe) h a w pcrlr.ctrd
[his skill for thc purpose of 3 t c a l i n ~prlrts. it is onc Ior
which resr>urccful adventt~rrrscan . ~ l n i r ~ccrtninlv
many mow use?

Section One: Crime and Punishment

Chapter 2


Thc Tcst

VC :bQ


The Der t e a k ~lVck

r P o c k ~ t(U'f'RP p 'I) is nl;idC ;is ifi%u;~l.
I f it i\ >ucccssfuI. t h t pickpockcr ha%tnkcn sonlr-thing frrlrn
his victim: ~f not. ht hasn't. Nrxt,
ncctl t o know if tht.
victim nnticed - rhls is w h t r c t h t n ~ l c t i ~ n g e \ AS
. the pickpocket makcs h ~ sDex tcst. thc victim rnnkcs an Itcst. I'nrtcr some circun~stancesynu mav prcfcr t u nlakc this ttst
stcrctly. so as n o t t o alert thc plarcr C h c r yrm have the
rrsults of both trsrs. I n r ~ :k~ t rhc chnn hclon-

Thc victim ih aIlo\vcrl scvcral rnndificrs nccorcIing t o tficcircz~m>tances.
0hvir)usIv 11 15 hartlcr 1a m11 a niactcr t h i d
i n h ~ own
homc than :In rlnsuspccting f3rmr.r at n crowtlctl
fair. In adclitinn t o thc hasir- rnt~rlificr\,rhcrc arc. rzrirlu\
tricks rhnt pickpockets can use i n i l r t l c r tr) avoid rlctcction.
~ ~ s f c M d i f ? e mThc
r follo~vinp:m d i f i c m apply to ;lib IIc.%fs
rnarlc hr ;I plckpockcr's victim. Thcy are cumulative.. subicct t o thr. Ii.M's discrt.rir~nand cornrntln scnsc. Far cxamplc. ;h slcr-ping victim cannot hc on thc ;~lcrtFor pickpockets'

finch l'hicf carcrr cnniplcrttl

l'ictlm i> n n thc alcrr
(virhcr i f thc ptaycr <ay\ s n , tir %cchclr~\r.)
-1 0
\ ' i c t ~ mif t l n l n k or c l n ~ w c t l
- S t o -.40
V i c t m 1s distractccl
( d c p r n d i n g o n thc natikrc of fhc. r l i s t r a c r ~ o ~ ~ )
\'icrem IS adccp
- 10



~ l t r t ~ r t i i ntr)
f : the II'I'W n ~ l c h o o k .Clem the hnlfling thief
has thc s;kmc chnncc of picking the pockcts ~frIn1nkr.n ogre
harrnnn l:;~t Alcx ant1 t ~ (;uido
(:ipc!lt, master assassin nf
.1ilr.n. QLII~C~
;~p;iRfrom thc CI~~*L'(~~IC'IICC'~ s h ( ~ u l tIl: I r m gel
c a u ~ h r11 r c t m ~ ~ n / that
a ~ r111%%rrrrcs*\ h o i ~ l tdcpcnd
on hi+ dux roll, anti not cm thc \kbllr of
victim This
optional rule allows thr vicf im'c olvn alcnncw, ns rcprvfcntrrl hv h15 I - m r r , t n p l ; i ~
a pan, and ran hc ~ s c whcthcr
P(:s .ITV picking o r hc~ngptckcd

Victim 's

Made hr. 51
Made by L 1-30
I M ~ 1~.97C11-10


.Made hy 0-1n
Failcrl by l - lfl
Failcd h? 11-20
F ~ i l c hy
d 2 1-30

Thc tcxr i s also niodificd hv nvicc rhc flncun~hrxncct r i thc

ltcm strllcn- rhc hcnvicr a pumr, thc more Likcly i t * owncr
nrlticc its
brine " ~ ~ f t c dI n
. , the cnsc (,f cnntalncr,
ljkc pufics and hags,of tclumc. the I<ncumhrancuvalue (,f
any Contynts shnuld hr. includrtl

fr rakes n n,l.pJ

ch:rnclcr n-hn flnF firll<l\vctl qlnr=o r mcbrc

~ < , g , ,,-arty,+\
I, ;illo\vcr[
3" [nt lest 10 rccr~grli%r
;lnd hc ,llcrt~rl 11 ~f tllc
1"t tcqt i s ~ t l ~ ~ ~ !hC
% fchnrac-tcr
f ~ ] l . auromnric~[lyc:iin\ t l l r
+ 10 I hnnuc k>rhcing r l c r t .


t b p i r DP.Ytest h . ~ :

21-30 1-20





their Re.r tpst fiv:






0-10 11-20 21-30 31+


D: Defected!
T: Test

The victim rrnsrs rhr pickpalrct r r nw-k. If rhr pickpocket ttics roflm, rmar it a s / r ~ ~ j , rfrom
Thew is a chance that thc vicrim may ).ha\x=n m i c r d something: makc an ~rnmndificclI tcsc to find

U: Unaware

our. Thp pickpocker mnv also make ;In unmodrficd 1 ~ u s tn

t rcalirc th;rt thc a[rernpt w1.i clumsy.
7'hc victim is hlissfullv u n a t m r r of what h ; ~ happcncd.
w'hcthcr or n o t this atrtmpt was succcs.iful.
the p i t k p o c k r t rnw ccitficr try again clr saunter off Ir~nkinp,inntxrnt.


Apocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkness

Thc incident can end in sc.vcr;il w a s . If thc victim is
getting the worst of thc fight, thu ivonlan will cvcnt~~ally
detach hcrsclf and p ~ ~t l hl man
off Ry\tandcm will help
the wcrim to his ftct (and prwcnt him pr~rsuinghis attacker), and may makr mor' pnckct-picking attempt r, which
the victim has a -10 penalv t o dctecr. I t thc victim turns the
tahlcs on his attacker. the woman will ger between t h r m
until hy~tandcrscan restrain thc victim and thc nvo can
make their cscapr.. Again. the hystandcrs may rnaku addltional pocket-picking attcmptc, cvcn ~fthcy arc not ;~ctually
fin lcaguc with thc couplc.
Ubrklng tbe Crourd: In a busy c i v strcct, an)- numbcr of
things c;In draw a crowd of onlm~kers.Buskers cnrcnain.
agitators h a r n n g ~ ccharlatan4
pitch dubious R C K H ~ Sa. n d the
tlnss of beggars known as I.nons (scc p.6) ~ l al\o
n clran, a
crowd with a psrticularly spccr:~cularourburst of feigned
maclncss. Anrl wherc thcrc's a crowd. thcrc is an opportun i p ro pick pockets. The nlorc comp'lling the prrlorntance is. the less; likely an anlookcr wrll t,c ro notice a
pocket-picking attempt
Thc sourcc o f the distmctrc~nmust make a husk trst (in
these circumstances, the Agitator*.; nnrl Charlatan's I'Nhlic
.Spi.nkitlg skill qualify then1 tn makc :L husk rcst ~nsreadof a
hlrflJtcst). and thc result o f thc tcst indicarcs how r-vell rhc
p r r t o m s n c c cspturcs the iiudicnce's attcnrion. and much o f a distnction it pro\~idr%
for thc. p~ckp)ckct
'l'hls r s u l t s in a rnodlficr to thc vrctim's I tcst t o tlctcct thc
pocket-picking attempt, as rolln~vs:

Dodgcs and Distractions

I'hc- tollo\r ing descriptions give a Fe\\*or the different tricks
u\cd !I\ pickpockcts to d r s t ~ i c tthew victims. All modify thc
vict~m'sI tc>t Nun~csrluhother eIodge~C X ~ S I ,ancl can I,c
i~sctito atld ctiluz~rto an cnct)untcr with pickpockcts.
Rtrmpltrg: 'I'h~s

thc s~mplcsrtrick The. piukpocktt appro;~chc>thc victim, usually in a crowd. josrlcs him o r hcr.
.me! rn:tkc\ a pockct-picking artcmpr at the samc timc. The
distr~ction:~lluw\the pickpockcr ru cscapu Into thc crowd
~ :icconlplicc bcforc thc rico r pm\ the stolen gnarls t ( an
rim rc:klfisc\ tvhar h3\ I~appencrl.This ~ i r c the
s ricrim :i -5
p c n a l p t o l test3 to rlctccr thc pocket-picking artcmpt
Dogging: Many alum rcsiticnts kecp Iargc, poncrful and
ag#rc<clcc dog+, ant1 ;isrvcll as dcfcntling their rnastcrs and

thl-rr tinmts thcy arc ~lscrlin thc pncticc o! 'cfopgin~'. a

chsmctrr is w n l k i n ~clown a str'ct, s dog (trcatcr! as a war
dog) slips its Icash n few yards a\t7ay and flies straight at
him, harking furiously and ignoring thc shouts ofits owncr.
h s rhe dog Icaps o n him. rhe chnmcter must m:ikc a succcssful I tcst to avoid hcing knockcd down.
Al!onr nnc round of cornbar>rrthe owner d n g s the
d n nff.
~ : ~ n dhvstandcrs comc to rhr. chnracrur's sssistancc:
pick in^ hlm up, du5ting him down - a n d picking his pockcth, o f coursc. This methcxl give, the \-icrim a -5 pcnaIw ro
nt~ticr.any pockt-[-picking ;Ittcmpr, incrcascd to - 1 0 if the
ch:iracrcr was knockctl down ancl - I 5 if hr. was wounded.
Domestic Displrrrs: This i s ;l cnri:tt~r>n
on the samc idea. A
loud argument is hcartl from a building or alleyway and a
woman runs o ~ l t colliding
xvith thc (~nvariablymale) victim. Shc is pursucd h? a large ;ind brutal-looking man, intent rJn beating her. Clinging to thc victim. she begs For
prot'ction. anti hcforc he c;tn responcl, thc m;ln arracks.
T'hc victim can t~ to dcfcnd, but ar a -21) modifier onpingto
thc screaming woman clinging to him. She makes n pockutpjcking artcmpt each round. and the victim has a -21) I pen21lw t o dctcct i t . hecaure hc's being attacked.

R ~ t s ktest result
Made by 0-l 0%
.Made by 11-20%
Madc by 2 1-30"!
4lsclu hy 3 lr',>or ntorc




-j r ,

a h c n a pockrrr-picking attempt is rnadc, thr pitkpockcf
\houlrl hc trr-~ngto takc something specific. Thrs might be
something that 1s clciirly rislhlt-. 3ucfi as a bclt-pouch c ~ ar
pendant, w it might be something Icss c l r ~ r such
as the
contents of a pclckct o r the sourcc o f a h u l ~ cin a jerkin
Thc pickpocket should specie the t a q e t hefnrc thc attempt
is rnadc. Obviously. ;i pickpocket cannot arrcrnpt r o stc;tl
something of which hc is unaware.
Somc things arc harder ro gcr than othcss. For example. it's harder to pct a sing off snmcone's finger wltho~rt
hcing noticcd than ~t is to cut a pursc frcc of a t~clt,and it's
easier rt) take a purse from a bclt than from insidc a douhlct. Thcrc may hc a ltelltale bulge over thc hr-:~rtthat lcts
you know a pursc is thcrc, hut it may nut hc rcachahlc. li,
reflect thi\, the G U must modify rhc pickpockc.r*s Deu tcsr
accr)rding to whar hc's try in^ ro stc;tl. I'hcrc arc sn many
possihilitics that tn \vould hc tutilc to list thcm all. but using
your <;.M's judgment. you hhould hc able to come u p with
an appropriate rnodificr from thesc rxamplrs:

Rclt pcach, o F n
Belt pouch, closcd
tihcathcd dqgrl.r



+ 10

l [at-pin



l lair-pm

Sling Bag
Nccb ch.~in





Irrm inside doublet -30


Section One: Crime and Punishment

Chapter 3
Magic Points: 3 lscc below)
Range: I:a.itur
Duration: 2i)h rounds (scc hclo\v)
In~retlients:h Icns c a n c d from njck crystal
Thir s p r l l allotvs rhu c;hsrc.r t n set' through xcills, rocks ancl


othcr r,t,staclcs. trp t o twoyardc (SIX fret) in tltickncss. ;I*i f

thry werc matic o f ~ t a s s .
Ry making a aucccssful Int tcrt, thc c:tsttr may focti5
r h r i r magical sight so that, fur examplr., the i n n c r workings
of s lrlck arc risible whilc thc c;islny: i s tmnymrcnt. *Thrs
rvrjuld allow a +50 bonus t r l an?. lockptcking attempts. Thc
spcll's duration may bc cxtenclctl at rhc cost cif L V ; l g t c
Po~nrsp c r 1>6 a d d i r ~ c ~ nrounds.

MaHc Feints: 2 (scc helow)
Range: C;lsrer

Thc WFRP m lchnt~

k givcq tn'o spc lls (f3fni'l~
anti ffck .\Ett~rfcr~l
Lock) that arc only ax~rlahlc[ c ) Fchlmwcrs
ol Ranald. Orhers exis!, hut a charnctcr must hc 3 known
anti trusted cult mcmhcr k i n w thcycan r c c c i w instructinn
in casting them. If knowIcdgc o f t h c cxistencc. of thcsc 5pc11s
should lcak out, i t w o u l ~ only
he a matter of timc hcfclrc
rhcv wcrr. rcndcrcd incffcctivc hv magicat ct,untermca!+LtreF
rlcrclopcd by wizards on thc orhcr stdc of rhc Ran:
The following spclls arc available to Clerics r)f
Ranaltl, o t h c r spcll-using follc>:r.n
of Hanald may he able
to Icarn them, nt a prrcr. 'Thc price necrl nor hc n rnonctiin;
onc: i t coulrl ~nl-olrcn mis.iion clr a trial.

Dlrmtion: 4116 rounds (sec helo\v)

Ingredients: Car*s hnir
'l'hc c:\stcr gains the skills Silctrt Motv l t ~ r h ~ rr?ai/
r r rfrrril)
and (.t)trctwlrnent (rrrhnri ntrd rrrrr~ljf i ~ r+l>() rounds 'l'hc.
spcll's rlur;lrir~n nt:w t ~ ccxtcndcd at thc crnt ot 1 >!:1gjc
I'oint per DO additiclnal rounds.

Magic Points: 1 pcr item

Night Vision
Magic Points: 2 (scv hclo\v)
Range: Castcr
DuratEon: I)+turns (sec hclow)

Ingredients: Cat's cyc

Thc c:l+rcr gains tcnrponn; usc. o f thc s k i l l .1:igI1$Vision - 1 5
rards. Ho~vcvcr,therc i s somr dilficulty in artlusting t o normal vislrln agajn oncc thc s w l l has worn off. For 21>6 turns.
the taster suffcn a -15 penalty to WS. RS ancl I.
and to all
othcr stats and tcsts which r r l y u p o n vi.clnn, r n v i n ~
t o aftcrimages and spots hciore the cycs. Thc spell's clur:rtir>n may
he c+tcntIctl ;it the crwt of 2 Magic Points pcr D4 srlditional

Range: Touch
Duration: Lintil item r e r u r m to caster
Ingrcdicnts: Pigeon's Ceathcr
T h ~ sh p d l mm7hc used t o enchant a singlc small itcm the
sirc ot a cc~in.a ring. o r simil;~r.Thc ltcm will magically r r +
t u r n t o the 5pcll's caster onc h o u r aftcr it is scpar:tred burn
him o r hcr. RcgardLcss c ~tfh t dixtance. o r whctkcr thc ohjcct was stnlcn. snlcl or given away. it w i l l aln-n?.* return trb
the crautcr unless t h i s spcll i s dclibcrat'ly nc.g:~tc.d.
\t'tirlc many Cotlowcss. (IT Rannlcl usc this spcll t o sull rhc
samc goods ovcr and over again ta a scries of u n w i t r i n ~
huvcn, t h r r have
k e n srrvcnl more imapinativc USCF. More
than o n r captured thief has hrokcn out ot prison, for example. whCn this spcll rcturncd a lock-pick t o h i m i n hi\
ceIl, an h o u r ahcr it was cnnfiscatcrl.

Spidcr Walk
3 (ser. h-low)

Rcvcal Secrets

Magic Points:
Range: Cnstur

Magic Points: ;l
Range: 5-yard radius
Duration: 2 rouncls
Fngrcdients: Mulagnikingglass
Thir spell rcvcals thc lrlcntion of 111 sccrct doors and hidden compartments within the castcr's linc of sight. up to 5
vards ZW:I~.Thcy art. nutlincd with a bright grccn light for 2
rounris ( a b u t 20 scctmris). The spcIl does nor rrvcab thc
Incatir)n o f hidtlcn catches or other rncchan~smsr o open
them. nclr thc prmcncr. of any associxtccl traps and alarms.
.Magically ccmccnlcd spaces arc al*o Immune tcl t h ~ sspcl!.

Duration: l)+
rounds (sec hclrnv)
Ingredients: Four spider's ICES
'l'h~ss p d l ~1lo1t.sthe c;lhter t o climb walls and ceilings likc ;I
spider. rogardlcss of how smooth or shcer thc surk~ccmay
he. .Movr.mcnt at u p to normal n t c i s possihk. and ntl climhi n g tcsts arc neccssav unless the caster i s suhjcct tc)
attack which might knock h i m rjr hcr off.
I'or the spcll to hc cffectire. thc. castcr's hare hands and
feet must hc in dirrct contact w t h thc surface: boors and
gloves may n o t he worn. The spr-11's duration may bc extcndcd at the cost of 1 M a g ~ cPoint per adclitional round.

Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness

Chapter 4


" T ~prisr~t~c*r
t r , i / / rise'"

f hi?< i p / / t ~ r ) cg - r r i ~ ~11)c~tr
t IP~*K*s. dt>.\pt,rrff to ~ ( b f P I ] iss / / P ( cr'lt~~rrs
r!fthc trictl Ht'lotr: rrrtortzr!l,.<.filr
tbc r r r ~ t thc
(lrfitrc-c,rose t o thr~rrfit,!, sfritik:I>t~tti~tg
I J I P ~hlrrck
cttrd d j t i s fi t z ~tiwir C~J/J.T
( # I ; ( / ~t'igs.q 1ricfi1)~
(lsstd ~tzitz~y

fhr I?zq~disifnr-(;r~lt~rn!'s
Orice, nti nt/difi(>nd
c l ~ o q (![<>'<I
PIsort it 1s wt (,'JJ[IO.C J~izsh t ~ dt/ ~ , y t v t/i r z f / prolnvtr.Cot1t tso/
.for 1/11> c+'roti-trlvis rt*qrti#.ct(,ii
(I sr~rtrttccr$~/c>litl~ I~rwtzir1.r: \vivbc1t.c ~ i r x ~dzri*
n consirltarrrtiorrf r ~11~ntrrqrr(Jst.."

Thcrt. comc.; :I rimc i n :rlrnost c.rcf\. atlvcnrr~rer'sc:irccr

tvhcn his luck sini~,ly runs nut: thc n';lrch finatly catctich
Iiim rd-handed hrcnking into s mcrchnnt's hornc. o r niavhc
h i s glorious cnrccr its n tiiphwayni;an conics t o nn undixnifivd t n r l xvith his lijrjt c : ~ t ~ ~i nt i;it t ~ o u n t y h ~ ~ n t ctrap.
r's Ilr
pcrhsps thc krtllcr o f th:~trolrng nohlcmnn thc parry kilIcd
:I k t v sessions ; r ~ o1i:rs thcm ;~rrcstcrlf o r murrlcr - ;~licr
skilfillly hicling his * o n ' s pr:rctic-c o t ' d c m o n o l o ~[rlfcour+c.
1 l : r v i r l ~c a p t ~ l r cthc
~ l l'(:>.thc clucsrit>nfor thy
i s "No\v
n-l1:1t d o l < h l > ' .
Thc simplcsr :tnw\-cr i s r o Ict thcm rsc:rpr - o r gct off
with a fine, rhanks t o fricncls i n hieh placc?;- IMII
that i~thc
lrl. \ t satisf?.bng.
If their ctiar:~ctcrsyct on' too lighrly. pl:rycrs
may come t c j think that rtw (;M ~ v i l hail
them out r ~ any
situaticjn to ;aroic! rlc.r;riling thc stoq: Players in ;I ganic. tvlicsc
thi=1'Cs hnvc "hcroc-5' imnlunity" may k c l thcy can gct nwny
nmith anything. They \vill c ~ ~ t i t ~ ~
t ; kar l tl tyi r gnlrlc Icss strio ~ l s l y: m r l thc can1p:tign w i l l s ~ l t ' ~ r

Section One: Crime and Punishment

which h c ~ i n 1
s ~ 1 tpravcr
; ~ n t rhcn
E~rcnkfmt.!tic\ r:lkr [c*son< i n rcadlng. nrtting, n~;~thcm:~tic\.
:tnd yrogr;ipl~v.n h c n
not i n cl;tv.cs, t h t v ttnd t h r i r w ~ c t a h l r ssticcp.
: ~ n dc,~rtlc.
or Icam a crafr i n n~nn:~'itic
silvncc unrlcr thc CIOFC.
C'VC rti'
r h t sistrm ancl hrothcrs. T n ~ s t c r"\l-artls"
;115o p i n the clioir
:and tnkc supcrvisctl cucursians i n t r ~thc niccr portions of
NuIn. '1k.o a l t c r n t ~ r ~ cach
n s xvcck. the cllilrllrcn arc gathcrrd
t o play togcttirr. thc h t y r r x ~ g l i - h o u r i n g
I n a gamr o f fonthall and the girls wntching ant1 c h c e r i n ~on t h r ~tcnm
OccasionalEr a cr>uplc w i l l try t c ~sncak oft t o t h r r ~ r c h ; ~ rfor
\nrnc. p r w ; t q hut t h r staff n r C \ v l w t o that r r i t k . so fr-\v crcs
Krinklchcirn i s a thrcc-\torcr m:lns~onsirrrrlundcd hy twogrht a\\ :I; tvith ~ t .
and-a-half ;~crc.i o f \vallctl ~ r o i ~ n d ?Ri u
. ilt i n limprtss
A n u n r ~ s r ~frarurc.
of Krinklchcim is l t approach
t o crluMargarirha'r tinw i n a d r c ; ~
~ stylc rcplctc \\-irti Rarc-:ttion R : ~ ~ h ct hr ; ~ rh~: ~ r call tltc .ichcsolin~prr>viclc-dh v rhc
~ o y l c sand n l w t c l sccncq o f damnation. it hartll!. .;t.crn+ n
~ t a f f .r l ~ l a l ~ f i tutrbrs
arc srHncttmts prrwidcd h u t k r I,~rvpl:lcc likclv tn hc tIr.dic;~tccIt o rcfnrm : ~ n dhope. Thc main
f i n o r d f r n c c \ . in\rc.:ld ctf
l~r,u>ccrlnsists o f thrcc wrngs which fc~rnran 'II>hapc, ; ~ n d crmns. t\csdc.rnic\ ur>nvictetIc ~ m
f a c ~ public
s h ; i n ~ ~fincs
o r i:~il.
arc o i t t n o f f r r c d rhc :rltcrcont;lins 3 chnpd. twcj classrcloms, tlvo infirnisrics. two dinnativc nf teaching for no Icc at Krinklvticim. This hirlcs rhcir
i n g hall^, thc kitchcns. :lnd thc offices anrl clunrtcrs for thc
disgmcc unrlcr a fig-lc:~lo f "good works", ancl hclps t ht.m
Slistlyan staff. The sr.xc%arc strictly scgrc.~atr.d hr-re, t h r
hcdrl o n to prclfitahlc positions :rs I ' n l v c n ~ t y:~cadc-riiic\or
hovs i n onc wing and the girls i n anttthcr. The on!!. time
private tutom.
they arc nllowccl 'tomcct 1s cluring dally scn'icr.5 nr rhc
KrtnkIchcim i'i rmc o f the S~ICCCFS S ~ O T I ~ oS f t h Shallvnn
closely s u p c m i ~ c djoint rccrcarional pcriocls nvicc cach
reform rno\7urncnt. for i t still ctlnttnucs t o do ~ o o d
~ v r ) r kto
\vcck. Each wing can holrl lip to
?+rlurhs,four to a room.
this rEay W'hilc many OF its ~varrlslcad unrrrnark:rhlc tiucs or
Ihch wing h:rs nvo proctor< \vho :lre joinrlr rcq-mnsihtc for
even rclapcc lntr) c r i n l r i1Rr.r thcir rclcasc, mnrc than a Scn
rhc hch;~vior:met rnclr:al tducatinn o f rhcir chnrsts
occr zhc !-car- hnvc gone on tn rcspcctahlr carcrr< as :ru:lThc gnmnrls. rmcc n landscaprd park titr thc ptcasurc
r l c m i c ~crvil
'icn.:lnra, tr;idc<n~cn
anrl mcrchnnts, and cvcn
of the mansion's nnhlc rcsitlcnru. wcrc ctmvertccl o n t h t
o d r m o f Countess R C ~ ~ ~ ItoC vcgctahlr.
garrlcn5. anirn:~! prccsts Onc. Brother Stcphen I'rlrls\c~n.iotnccl thc. Orrlcr
~ t s c land
h c ; ~ m ch
. u n t l n i ~ s r r r oKrlnklchcim
in 25011. a rcrlc
pcns. and ~ v o r k s h r ~ p
~ . Y~rtn'sctitltlrcn shoulcl lcarn
hr. fills t o tlli3 day.
rhc value o f hrlncst labour." 'l'hc wholc cornplcs i s surrnundcd by a high whitctrashccl 1vxI1, rlic gatcs of xvh~ch
are rntmizomd h\. Shallyan \v:irc!crs to k t c p the chilclrcn
r\.ith~nanti ~ ~ n k c c ni n~fll ru r n c c ~without.
An o l d [cgcnd popul;lr i n rlrc south o f thc linlptrc. tell< ttic.
Krinklclicim'\ rntrth> frdlnnr ;t strictly rcgirnentcd rouralv o f an ~ d y l l i cp;lracti*c whcrc nll n c r c h;lppv :rnrl cnnrvnr
trnc th;tt h v p ~ n sthc. rnrmlcnt thcy nrricc. During thc dav.

'Trars nf Pity "for ~ h rcqcur

o f Kuln's Inst lambs". Thtrs was
born the (:ounrcss Hcatricc ran 1,ichwirz vcm N u l n
rmv fnr thc Snlvatron o f Trouhtcd Youth, notv rnrtrr. crlmm o n l r k n o w n as "Krinklchcim", after rhr. n~ansinnhousc i n
w h ~ c hi t is Irrcarctl 'I'tic Trouhlctl Youths i n quc\tinn ;lrc
tvpically agrd f n ~ m5 t o 14. and s r r scnt t n K r i n k l ~ h ~ ih?
t hc. Nuln l : r \ \ ~ o u r t s .


Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness

him rulership rwer the colony as a king in his own right. if
Rart would jusr swear allegiance to the A n h ' s god. Not thc
~ n cof
i the t h b i a n peoplc, but a dark, secretive d c i that
tlcrnandcd ahsnlute 10y;ilry in return for great powcr. Each
month for three months on the night o f no moons, rhe
stranger would come to Bart's study and make the same
olfur. No o n t clsc would sec him romc, and none \r.cluld
sec him Ieavc. Finally. Bart agseed. At the next IIcxensnacht.
hc was led m an ancicnt bnc within thc junglr., whcm he
fr?unrl himsclf surrounded by Skavcn and rhvir
Iratfcr. His knees knockjnp. with frar. f l a n abased himsclf
and swore allegiance to thc cult of thr. 11ornr.d Rat.
l-or the last threc years. B:~ttolumcusLanger has k e n
the Skavcn's agent within thc Colonv of the N e w Coast.
Soon hc had ct~rruptcdhis sons and henchmen. many of
whcm now rakc part in ohscunr ritcs to worship the god of
,M<lunts Raghrr~saand Lhasa - scvcral of the prospectors

who havc cltcapprarrd "upriver'*havc actually rnct thcir end

unrlcr a stcrlficlal knife In an isolated part of thc Langer
stvading. C;c~unsellr.d in patience by his masters. h c has
smuggled Skaven miners into Leopoldheirn itself, and thcy
are slr~wlvdigginp:
tunncts ro undermine the fortwss's walls.
whtlt anorhrr is being dug from thu Langer holdings into
thc town. Soon, vcry soon. R a n plans to lcad a swifr assault
with his henchmen and ratmen allics ancl declare his own
"King<:ctrlrnof rhc South." rhc souls of thc Governor and his
family bring the first of man)- offerings of thanks to rhc
iiorncd Rat.

Habeas Corpus
Rc~nhtlldStcin~tzwas wrnngfully conricred of fencing stoIcn goods by a Middenhcim court. For the lasr )'car, his fame
ily has worked tlrelesslv t o prorrc his innocence and secure
his wlcasc. At last there came the jovous day when thc court
rcccrscd ~ t csa r l ~ c dccisinn
and nrcicrcd Stcinitz freed. But
his parents wantcd him hack immediately and weren't w l l ins to wait for the next canvan. nrarly a month a a v - thc
idca o f l c a v i n ~thcir hov in that hell~shplace a day t n n ~ c r
thxn n c c e w l n w.1~unacceptahlc. So. t l ~ c vhircd the PC;%.
who had hecn rccornmendcd to tBlcrn as reliablc agents.
anti paid rhcm r o rakc thc cc)urt'.s c~rrtertu rhr ,Middcnhc~m
Mining I:olony ant1 escort Rtlnhalrl homr- to a hero's nrcl+
\Y'c.ll, that was rhc plan. When the PCs arrive at the penitcnrtam. they arc told that Reinhold dicd last month in a
mining accident. Prrssing thc mattcr \rulth I;ovt.rnclr Yarrik
tvill cliulr hju most prolounrl sympathies w ~ t hthe heroes'
cllcnth. hut thcrc i\ n o way hc can produce the hodv Rcinhctld dled in ;I c;hvc-ln ;incl the shaft is simply too d;inRurous to dig out. They :~rveven shown thc shah w h r r r it
happtncd. ",ill thc proper ritrs were salcl rwer rhc rubble.
and ~ t ' sa hetrcr hursal than hc'd gct in Middrnhcim." 1% all
Yhrrik wilE say If rke I'Cs persist, hc will order them out of
thc cnlony ancl rhrearcn to liavc them iailed for "interfcring with the a c i m ~ n ~ z t n t i oof
n just~ccand trespassing o n
thv (;fill's prnpcrp-".
Somrtimc tlur~np;thcir visit, a prisoner will slip a notc
to a PI: that warns r k t the truth. "Don't you hclficr,~it! kqk at
thc Fox and I:rown about rhe hlack wagons?" If thc PI:s
fotlou. u p on this. 1nqulric.s will Grst lcad them to the slnvc r s h w n t at thu inn. and then to rhe cclrrupt merchant in
Salzcnrnunrl, whcrc He~nholrlis hcinp held Tor shipment
t r l Ilrctonnla, liv~dcncrgathcrcd thcrc. wviIl bc e n r ~ u ~
t ch~

cxposc Yarrik and his operations and earn him a stay in the
mines, while striking a hltnv against slavc?

Trading PIaces
h PC academic sentenced to reach at Krinklchcim uncovc s a startling fact: o n e of his pupils is not who hc 1s sup-

posed to be? In fact, the lad, Alhrrtus IioR, iis actually the
son of o n e of the most p w e r f u l merchants of NuIn. It seems
that the lad bcfricndcd one of thc inmates of Krinklchcim
while the delinquent rvas o n an "cxcursirm" to the temple
of Lrerena.By shcer luck, rhcy lookcd exactlv alike. A l h n u s
ancl his new f r ~ c n dClaus,
rnct sevcnI times aftcr that cfuring funhcr excursions. In tirnc. it hecamt clear that each
envied the other's Pifc: Alhertus wanted to hc a scholar and
rimd of thc constant duties and devotion to busincss his
father dcrnanded t ~ fhim, while Claus simply was tired of
hcing poor. So, thcyconcwted a schemr:: rhcy woutd switch
places, each assuming thc other's life ancl tiving happilv
ever after. Or. s o they thought.
Sadly, neither boy is happy in his new lift: xtlhenus
doesn't like p ~ e r t )nearlv
as much as he thought. ancl Claus
is horcd with business and dutv and his stuffy ncw family.
Each would like to go hack home. Rut that's clirticult tn do:
Albcrrus' attempts to cscapc haw failed, ancl now he's
~ r t ~ u n d c-dn o more excursions. ancl cxtrn duties. Meanwhile. his attempts to contact Claus have fai1c.d. and so
hlbertus begs the PC to hclp him go home. Rur how i s the
PC. a conv~crhimsclf. supposed tn do this, 51rnplv taking
Albertus out of Krinklchcim could hc construed cirhcr as
kidnapping o r ~bcltrrngan cscapc. And even if the PI: tlor.5
pct thc h?
to his home, h r ~ wdoe5 he convince thc l-loff
Ltrnily that this rtIhertus is rhc right onc?

In :I tavern in the Empirc o r Maricnhuq. the PCs comc across
an old man xvirh an 'l.' burned inti) his hand. a fnrrncr prisoner In Ixopr)ldhcim who has come back to spenrt his last
few years mloying the famil~arsights of horny. C)wr a luw
drinks. he tells how hc w:ls a prohpcctnr in thr. Southlands.
and of thc anlazing discovcv hc rnadr. - a temple crwnplex
dcdicatetl tn an ancient god, madc of brighl whitc marhlc
and gaudy with gold and ~ e ~ v c lMorc
s . ;im;uinp sti tl, hc. mcr
thc Hieh Priestess, an unclying Quecn who rulcd with ahsolutu power. Thc olrl man savs hc n x s cilptured and wclrkcd
t hcrc. as a slavc for a !.car. thvn escapetl w t h a hag 1~111
gold - that. alas. was lost in the rivcr \\.hen he was flce~ng
frum her soldiers: "Sorrims. thcy uuz calletl," he saw.
If the PCs are intrigued. the old rummy \vill r l n w thcm
a map and wish them luck - he's surc thu sccmt of ~mrnnrtaliv is in there for thc taking. hut hc's not tvil3in~r o go
looking for ~ t "I'm
too rlld and I nwz lucky to pit crut tlrc
first time." hc J;I)IS.
\Then thc PCs arrwe in Lcnpoldheim. thcv can ~nrolvc
thcmsclvcs in thc local situation clr set out In scarch of thc
Itss1 temple W'hen thcv gct t l ~ c r c they
find the old man
only tolcl part of the stow - thc tcrnplc is intiercl ru1c.d hv
an u n d y n g Queen, a sorcuwss \\rho gainecl her power hv
scll~nghur soul t o Slaancsh. Non, shc n ~ l c sover a CIF 41i'
r n c g a d c Lizardmen, preparing them for thr dav nrhcn rhry
can attack and ovcrtt~rtlwtht. Slann-nrEed city of %Istlan
T h t tcrnplc is as rich as the olcl man claimed. and rhcrc 1s a
wcalth offorbidden knonlcdgt. hen- to tempt rvcn rhc most
restrained acartcmic. Hut timc IS short. Nor onlv rr~itlthey
h c c oppoqition from thc sorcrrrss and hcr nunions. hut
the rulers of Zlarlan have dccidcd to clirninatc this threat
oncc ancl for all. 'Their fnrccs wgll nrriw soon ~ h c thc
r PI:>

Section Two:
Requiescant in Pace

and their DMNELYAPPOINED PROECTORS, including:

TBe MOURNERS' GUfW, RAWN KNIGHTS and other devoted S E R V M
of the DEAD from the N I L PRAC77CES of BODY
The D M N E MAGICS used by the said SERVANTS OF M&,
through whicl?
the SANC7TTY of the GRAVEYARD is maintained, and UNFORTUNATE
713e LAWS, hot13 77:NPQMdand S P I m A L , by which the DEGn are given

DUE PROmCTIONI and those who would M S G R E S S AGAINST THEM



And lastly:
Divers TEUU..aNGand DlKERnNG tales, that may DULY CXmOIV tbe
U M M Y and FOOLJSH who penlure to DISTURB 7iYE DEAD and
PROFANE the SANC???Yof the TOMB.

Section Two: Rcquicscant in Pace

other crafts are represented in the Guild. including builders of tombs and rnausoIea. weavers of shrouds and altar-clnths, and various metal-workers, glass-makers and
potrers who produce ceremonial equipment for t h e use
nf rhc priesthood.

primarily in the cities, protecting thc dead ancl preventing the misuse of their remains, the Raven Knights are n
mtlitant a m of the cult of M6rr. and travel widely in the
Old W'orld to do direct hattle with necrornanccm ancl their
foul creations.

Like the MournersmGuild, thc Raven Knights reqr~irr

a p&
amount of
I character to have cornpletcd rhc career
Initiate of
unskilled and semi-skilled labour. Grave-diggers are all
M 6 r r before admission to the order. From that point on,
Guild memhers, and orher kinds of 1abourr.m are em- the character has a number of camtr paths to choose
ploved in rhc maintenance of tombs, temples and other
from. The order's clerics, templars, witch h u n r e n and
Guild buildings. The constmction of such things is usu- rxorcists are famous in song and rto? hut they arc hv
ally left to stone-masons, whose powerful guild u,ould no means the only kinds of Raven Knight. A suh4rantiaI
not be pleased if anvone else w s allou.ed to perform academic and logistical organisation exists to support
that kind of m,ork.
their cffons, and to dewlop new ways of drtccring and
c n u n t e r a c t i n ~the curt's enemies.
funeral directors are all Trader, providing sewIn the larger cities, the Raven Kniphrr; nil! hc given
ices rlirectly to the customer. Because of the nature of some Space In the guilrfhouse nf the local Motlrncrs'
their hudncss and their close association with the priest- Guild o r Temple af Mbrr, and mill share msnurctrs such
hood of M6rr. they are regarded with more respect than as scribes and chapels. Elsewhere. thev may make their
the majori? of Traders in the Old Wbrld: it's not done to base in fortified temples owned hv the cult of Mrim CSn
haggle with a funeral director. If you are uqing the swial
rare occasions t h q have been given fortrc-ss-rnonasrtrstanding rules from Apoqphrr Notr*they are class R, o n
ies wlth lands to support them in bequests from nrjhlc
a par with Artisans and Murchants. rather than class C members or q-mpnthetic landon,nem.
like other Traders. Social standing points are unchanged.
A newly initiated hrorhcr o r sister of the Order has a
number of career options. The Order ntlrm:~llytakvc [hr.
Scrfhe: like any o t h e r large-scale o r p n i s a t i o n , the
postulant's backgmund and existing skills into accounr
Mourners' Guild cmplnvs a considerable numher of hefore assigning them to a particular function within the
scribes. Theit primar). job is to handle tcplal and religious
organisation. and is generally s?mpathetic to a new mempaperwork relating to the Guild's activities. as well as ber's ambitions, believing that a character with strong
rnaintainlnfi arch~vesand libraries and assisting the
motivation is likely to br. able to ovcrcornr. their initial
Guild's schc~larswith research as necessae. Scribes also Iack of suitability for a parricular mle within the Order
administer the C;uiId's system of standing reuards, refer- Pmvided that t h e normal rulcs fnr career pro~recsionare
ring to GuilcG clerics o r Inwyers only in complcx or quesfollowed, a chamctercnrr.ring the orcler mav receive mintionable casts.
ing in the following roIcs:
u h o l r r e r : t h e Guild's uwrk requires

Watchman: although they are not formally part of their

town o r city Whtch, the sextons ernplnved hv the Guild to
ensure the sccuritv of graveyards and other Guild pmpe m follnuran identical career to their srcular countcrparts. In most towns and citie5. Ciuild and Watch work in
close co-operation. though the occasional dispute over
jurisdiction can result in Iriction from time to rime.

Cnuyec the l a w surrounding undead. necromancy and

g n v q w d s form part of the Tcmplc l a w rather than the
Criminal lam: ancl as a result the Guild's lawyers have
~rsuallycompleted a level o r mroas clerics, in addition
to the ~niaiatetraining required of all Ciuild memhers. In
Old U'orlrl cities of any stze. there are normally o n e or
more Guild lawyers attached to the Guildhouse, with responsibility for the s v r m u n d i n ~towns as we!! as the city
itself. Thr number of Iawyer~varies with the size and impotrancc of the town: for example, Marienhurg has three
Guild l a w e r s , Altdorf five and Middenheim mJo.

Cferfc: while the Raven Pricsts tend to he more militant

and skilled at arms and magic than their brethren of the
Mourners' Guild. they undrrpro rhc same spiritua1 trainEnx and are accorded the same degree of rcspect within
thc cult. In fact, rt i~ not unknown for v c t c n n Raven

Priests to "retire" into the Guild when :lac o r wnunds

put an end to their militarycarcers, and :i Mourner Ptiect
who s h o w panicular ahilfio; in dealing xxirilh an outl>rcak
of undead may he invited to ttansfcr to the Osdcr.
Emrcfst: t h e Exorcist career will he detailed inthc forthcoming book R~almof .Yr~rceqr.X%iIe the cult o f MOrr,
and the Raven Knights in particurar. is the hrsr-known
organisation of Exorcists in rhe Old \Torld. it is hv n o
mcans rhc onlv one. W'ithin the order, the lines between
Clerics. Exorcists, Templam and Witch Huntem tend to
becnmr somewhat blurred. E r e v memhes serves the
Order with m-harercr abilities he o r she can offer.
Rotr nfy Huntet Mercenary, Soldlet; Sqrr /m, Tomh


Forrnaltv known as the High and Chivalric Order of DCscmed Hest, thc Ravcn K n l ~ h t sget their more common
name from the device thar they cnmmonlv wear on their
shields ancl surcnats. W%ile the Mourners' Guild works

Rohbw: the junior grades of knighthood within t h e order r.rnhracc a number ofwarrior careem. depentling t)n
the hackground and inclinations of the individual and
on the training that is available in a panicuEar place and
time. These carccrs arc hrnadEy representatiw of the skills
and advances thar mav bc obtained by junior men~her;
of the Rawn Kniphrs' militan win^.

Section Two: Requiescant in Pace

r.n\urc t11:lt the spirit at risk finds its \\a?.
safcly r o M b t r ' s
walm. ancl also rctlders rhe rc.rn;~ins i n c n and usclcss
for nccromantic pttrpowh.

F ~ n c r a lCosts
Thc cult of MOrr

i 3 r c s p o n s i l ~ l cfor maintaining b u r i a l
pIots, cemeteries ancl p c ~ v e y a r d sw i t h i n the Empire. ii
~ c n l p l cor shrine t o M A r r %%ill
hr. the p r i n c i p a l fcstun: of
mnst gravcvards, ancl the most prr-srigir~usb u r i a l pIots
arc thaw nciir t o thc tenlplc. T h e ternplc irsclf rlncs not
contain ;my t r ~ m h s Thc 'M('(iuilrl w i l l conduct
funeral wmices a t ~ d
o t h e r rituals at the temple. and also
prav for Mtirr's rkngoinp. carr of the
A hurial p l o t costs 1O-"rO GC: c l e p c n d i n ~on rhe cemctcm ~ n tthe
l position o f t h r p l r ~-t m o r c rrxpcnsivc p l o t s
nrc lcss likely to he re-used i n the nciw fururc. I n adtIilion t o this, t h c cost o f the r i t u a l starts at 5 GC there i s
no u p p c r l i m i t t n the cost, h gnve-marker, such as a headstnnc o r small vault, can cnst benveen 15-3nC)G C . I-fugc
rnausnItums, l i k c thosc hclonging t o the city's polverful
hrnilics. cxn cost almost au much as a mansion.
:\ pauper'< f ~ ~ n r r allv, i t h :In unmarbe<l h u r i a l i n a
mass g n v c nrainraincd tly the c u l t ol.V6rr. i.s frue. SCJis :I
Namcluw, Funt.r.11. hut thosc ciiscnveririg ;Ihod? arc. encouraecd ro makc a d o n a t i o n towards r h c c s p c n s t .

3ltit-r is ;I I-lurnan rleity. ant! thc Old Whrld's o t h e r races
hnvc tEicir own h i ~ r i actlstoms.
hccorrling ta Imperial law.
most of thcsc n i ~ ~ hc
s t apprr>vcd b y a m e m h c r n f MOrr.
and w i t n c w e d hv onc of its rncmbcrs, othera~iscri t will
be dcclarecl u n ta\rfuI. I n practice. though. a series n f cnmpromises and scnsihle drallngs has avoided any serious
confrnntatinns on t hi5 p o i n t .

Malflings sn' o f t e n b u r i e d i n Ilumiin ccnlctcr1c.s. and hr.quently takc morc of their possessions t o t h c gr:ive rvith
them than is the case w i t h Ilumans. Thcsc i t c n ~ are
s scld n m valuahlrs, r h n u ~ h
- m o r e often thu?. art. personal
possrssions likc B facnuritc p a i r nlslipprrs, a small supp!?. o f fr,arl (such as a f w o u r i t e type o f pie), and s o on. h
C:lr.rit o f Fsmeralda often conducts a I l a l f l i n g funeral
alt~ngsidcn CEcric of Mrirr, m a r k i n g the dcceastd's dep a m r c . from h r a r t h , h o m e ant! k~rnily.

m c n r s n i v c d at thc Temple c > l Mrirr, 4igncd hv evcry I h a r f

in thc city and ~vitnessedb y t h i r t y of Middenheim's m m t
p r o m i n e n t l a y e r s . 11 stated absolutely that ISwarh' filn e n l practices posed no threat tc) the city,
o r nthcnvise. A covering n o r e signed hv Icaders of the Dwarf c o m m u n i c offered to a p p o i n t n Prirsr
r>fC;axul t n visit the Temple of M6rr anrl disc11s3thr. matr r r in d r t a i l if the Humans wished Thr-c regretted, hmvcvcr. that i t was o u t of the question for a non-l)\vat-f t o
attend a Dwxrfish Funcnl. Sensing that they cnulcl prccipitatr a m a j o r diplomatic s t o r m il they showod any sign
o f rlo~rhringthe D\v,\.:~rf~'
w o r d , the chtcf pricsts of312ltirr
d i d n o t pursue the question further.

VIbod Elvcn funcmls takc place deep in t h r forests. kir
f r o m H u m a n eyes and, rc;issuringly, far entmgh f r o m
H u m a n settlement that o n l y t h c most fanatic;~l Ravt-n
Knights worry ahout whether o r n n t they prevent the inadvrnenr creation of undead.
In the O l d Wbrld. Sea Elf funerals take place in t l ~ c
cit?;of M a r i c n b u r g where thev arc held inside t h t Sea Elf
cluancr o f Sirh Rinnnlrsc'nnntisbntbir. Although I h c HLIman authoritics - i n c l u d i n g the cult o f M i l r r - have no
jurisrlicrion insidc the I'lccn quaner. r r p r a t e d assumncr-s
h a w b c c n given that Elvcn f u n c n l s can b r i n g no harm
ro thc ci?
.Many rumours are spread allout the doings nf t h c
E:l\rs inside theircitatlel, and some of the storius c > f Elvcn
f i ~ n c r a l sarc q u i r c fantastic. Burial.; at sea are a c o m m o n
~ M C ~ ~ Cand
C . in tElc case nf a high-ranking n o b l e ar .;hip's
mastcr thc ship irsclf may he scuttled in deep \Gitcr t o its dead owner's t o m b .
There arc o r h c r tales. t o n - t o l d a m o n g Hlrrn;ln> i n
smoky taverns w h e n they art. sure no E l f is listening.
Thcse talcs tclt o f decadent rites, hlaod sacrifice and t h c
invocation o f nameless gods. The Elves are a strange mcc.
s o t h c gossips say. and n o t all o f the D a r k Elves rlied at
I-tiss M ; ~ h d o n .



This new skill, svailahle to clerics and o t h e r follo\vc-rs of

M6rr. is a m o r c po~vi'erful\.ersi.nn of the skill Icit*rrlfSJ.
a n d a character must have Irtent@~~
before bring ahlc to l c a r n I~ndeaclLore.A ch;iracter w i t h
this skiEl can automatically identify a n undead crcaturv
Fhvarfish h~nc.r.tlh arc intcnscly private aff;~irs, a n d arc
and know its srrrngths and ~veaknesseson sight, w i t h norm;ll!?- s t t c n d r t i o n l y hv close fantily l'hry n o m a l t y
out any n r c d f o r a n Int test.
rake placr in d c r p catacoml~s\r.hichthr 1 k a r f 3 hhavc conI n addition. the c h a n c t c r can scnsr. the presence and
structcd. 30 r h ~ thc
t dccvased can hc laid t o rcst i n thc
ror~ghdirection of a n undead c w a t u r e ~ v i t h i n1 0 yards,
rock that gave thcm birth.
cven i f the cm-aturc i s hidden, invisible. o r i m p r i s o n e d
accord in^ m local tradition in Midclenhcim, the c u l t w i t h i n an ohiect such a.; a l a m p or hnttle. O n a successof M h r r oncc. askcd - very cliplornaticilly - r o bc p c r n ~ i t - f u l Int tcst. the character wi!l h e able tn tell i f thc crc.;~red t o wnd a\,c t o r ~ h s e n rB Dwarfish ~LI- turr. is crhurcal or rnateria1, a n d have a r o u g h i d e i OC
~ hotv
neral i n order to makc sure [hat i t prtwided the same
p o w e r f u l i t is, ranging f r o m m i n o r ( c , g ghost, skeleton,
pmtccticms against t h r risk of undead ;is :I M 6 r r i s h fu- zomhic) t h m u g h m ~ i e n t (e.g.
mummy, spectre. \\.r;~ith.
neral. Thu following day, so the story goes. a s w o r n staten i g h t ) to vcry p o m r r f u l ( c . ~lichc.


Two: Chart of Darkness


Chapter 6
allows the caster to see a simple image of the l a ~ thing
that the deceased saw, similar to a still photograph. The
cult of M6rr is often consulted in murder cases t~ccause
of this spell, though it can only work i f the head of the
deceased is intact. and onlv shows the last thing the person saw - it cannot, for example, help to identih a murderer who attacked from bchincl, o r in darkness.

the Gates

'l'he information o n ~ p e l use

l by clerics of Morr given in
the K'FRP rulchook is necessarily generalised. This chapter give3 r!erails (31 new spells. only available to follo\vcrq o f hilirrr, anti s o m e notes o n t h e cult's use of
Nccromanric and Uartle magic.

Funeral Ritt (Ritual)

Magic Points: 2
Range: 'Ibuch
Duration: Permanent
Ingredients: Symbol of Mbrr (re-usable), name of the
This ritual is a central part of funeral sunices over most
of the Old \X:orld. The ritual may he cast o n a single
corpse, and renders rhe body completely inert Ior
necromantic purposes. No p a n of the hody may be used
as a component for a spell of anv kind. anti the body
itself may not be raised as an Lndead creature like a Skelr t o n o r Ghoul.
In addition, if the hody has been dead for less than
o n e h a w , the ritual also lays the spirit to rest, preventing its rerurn as an ethereal Undead creature unless it
has already manifested as such. In this case. some other
spell o r ritual, such as Annihilate I1ndc*ndor I-:forcise,
might he necdert to lay the spirit ro rest.

\\'lth i t 5 dutics to oversec hurials and care for the welfare

of rhe rlcatt, thc cult of Mlirr has developed a number of
special spells and rituals, which arc not of particular usc
t o adventurers and sa have not been covered in previously published material. The most commonly used
\peIls and rituals are describer1 here. as they deseme to
he mentioned in any thorr3ugh consideration o f death
:knd connecretl n1:Irtc.r.; in rhc \Yhrharnnler world. Thcsc
5pcll.i ancl riru;rls arc onlv knorvn ro hc available to ClerE t \ of Mtirr, althoirgh i t is logical t c ~suppose that those
cults trl' nnnhurnan r:lccs ~vhichdeal with the welfare of
the ctr:~ttanti their protection from intruding necromancer%w11I have developed similar rnagics.

Locate Corpse
Macgic Pohts: 1
Range: 15 yards
Iluration: 10 minutes
Ingredients: S c n p of shroud-cloth
T h ~ spell
allows the caster to hecc)rne aware of anv ticad
bocly of Haltling sire o r larger within 15 vards of his o r
her position. It is not possihle to move while maintaining the spell. and i t is widely used in searching for missing persons o r murder victims. The spell will not detect
living crealurcs, I:nilead creatures, o r corpses that have
rece~veda proper funeral. o r which have been rendered
magically inert by other means, such as an E~orcisn;ritual
(sec helour). Although the cult of M6rr has made great
efforts to control the kncnowledgu of this spell. Necramancers have been known to use it in their search for spell


LtvcI 2


Dedicate Staff (Ritual)

M a g i c Points: H
Range: X3ucf.l
Duration: Permanunt
quircrl for thc casting of ;I Rattle Slagic spell. Thc rituals
take cffccr only from the time rhcy arc cilrnpleted.
Ingredients: Symhol of M6rr (re-usable)
T h ~ srgtual was developed in response to a serious dilemma which at o n e time faced all the spellcasting ClcrLcvel I
ics of Mrirr. Some of the most p o w c h l spells in the
Dcathsight (Ritual)
magical a r r n o u q against l ' n d c a d - inclutiing the
necromantic spell Annihiicztc I7ndend ant1 the RatrEc
M a g i c Points: 3
Range: 'lijuch
Magic spell Crrust. Irtstnbility - require rhc mutilation of
lluration: I'crmanent
corpscs to obtain the necessan; ingrerlients. A grc;lr deal
of magical research went into thc problem ofcnstingantiIngredients: Corpqc or ~ k u l l
t'ndead spells without rr-quirin~forbidden, ingrcd~enrs.
fn the strict sense, this ritual is cast upon the hody rather
t h a n milking use nf i t for spell ingredients The r i t ~ ~ a l and this ritual is the W F U ~ F .
Rituals work in exactly thc same tvay as spells, except

that they rake longer t o cornplcte - their casting time is

1 0 rninutrs r ~ t h c rthan the I 0 secantts c.rr s o that is rr-

This ritu:)! c n c t i ; ~ n the
l ~ Er;[dltinnnl raven-roppcrl \ i ; ~ f fo f ;h
Cluric r ~ MOrr
- o r nnv orhur
three-tIirntr~\ional. port;~hle
.;ymt>oI of ?dOrr ivhich is larger
than a man.% hand - so that if
c;ln hc usutl i n place o f :in!- ;Incl
;illingretiivnts i n the c;~sting<,C
anti-l n(lc:~dspclls and thc conduct sfriruals t n 1di)rr. 'l'hc mmhol i t s c l f i s r c - u s ; t t ~ l c and
pcrrnanclntly cnchatlted. unIc55 i t i 3 ritualty dcfilerl11y some
outla~vc.rlc u l t such ss that o f
K h i i n c o r its w i c l d c r i n c u r s
M 6 r r ' t anger in w m c \\'ay.
T l l c \ y m h r ~ lw i l l hc c n c h a n t r d for o n c user o n l y h?
mcans of this r i t u a l - t n any
other person. it w i l l he a simple, mundane rlhjcct.

Exorcism (Ritual)
.Magic Points: 4
Range: I p 10 10 yards s 10 yarcls
I)arntion: In5rantnncous
Ingredients: l i v m b o l [,l M l i r r ( r c - ~ ~ ' i a h l c )i ,n f r ~ r i c mr)f

J ~ r sns
t 1:rrti~rnlKite rcndcrs m o r t a l rcmains conlplercly
i n r n f o r m;~gicalpurposes. ?ior h i \ spell nr.utra1isr.s the
arc;^ w i t h i n \vhich it is cast. D u r i n g thc r i t u a l the pkacr. is
s p r i n k l r t l \vith nn infusion o f G r w c r o o t . and this scvcrs
the l i n k henvc-en thc area :incl :Iny c-thrrcal Undead crraturt.5 haunting i t . Thcse beings hccorne subject t o hstnhili!],,cwn though tht-y may hr within their lx)undcci ama.
Note that t h r ritltal t l n r s nrlt prcvcnr a n ethereal
creature becoming honded t o the area 1atr.r: i t o n l y ;iffecrs those b o n d e d at thc t i m e i t is cast.

Invisibilitv to Undcad
Magic ~ n i n t s 3:
Range: '1i)uch
Ihration: 6 turns
Ingredients: Svmhol o f Mrirr CL--usable), i n f u s i o n of

By invoking 51.ltirr's prnrcction and s p r i n k l i n g the recipient w i t h I;ravernof, this spell makes the caster. c l r o n e
o t h e r living creaturc o f the caster's choice, underectahte
t o the senscs of Iindeatl creatures, An Lindei~rlcreature
niilst makc a successful Int test or t ~ cunable tn see o r
hear rhc person or creazurc upon w h o m the spell is cast.
Undead who a r r c.rdcrcrl to attack a crcarurr. they cannnt
scc must imrnccliatcly make a srrrflidit~ltest, even i f they
a r t nor nt>rmally ?iuhjcct t o stltpitJi!l,.

NamcIcss Funeral (Ritual)

Magic Points: -k

Range: 'Iin~ch
Duration: l'
I n p d i c n t s : S y m h I o f Mtirs (re-usahlc)
'l'hc .Vmttefr~ssI:rrnpmi is an e n l r - r g e n q ritual, used in
rvhcre rhe nanie of the deceased is unkn(1u.n and thc nornial firn~rrrlKite cannot thcreforc
takc placc. I t renders the b o d y magically inert so that no
p a n o f ir can I>c used as a s~c'II
coniponent a n d the body

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may nor hc s;li\td a? an I'ndrat!
crc:itun. 'I'hc Ycmrclrss l:rm~rol
c a n n o t p r c v c n t t h c trr,
spirit o f rhc. rlcct:~\cclf r o m rcturning
:in r r h c w a l I ' n d t ; i d


Purification Rite (Ritual)

Magic Points: 12
Rangc: Op


4 0 y;~rrlsx *I3


Th~ration:Scc I>elow
Ingredients: Symbol o f Mrirr



C; ern er not

This ritu;ll purifies ;In arca t o

clecIic;~tc it to t h e t v c ~ r s h i po f
M6rr. Any arc;t s r ~dctlic;~tetlhuc o m e s i n n a t c l y h o s t i l e rt)
C n t l e a d ancl I n t h e m a g i c 3
which crcarc and suqtain them.
The detlicatcti srca ( w h i c h is
usu:t[ly a chapct o r :I gravcyartl) is m:trkctI o ~ I ~I ~rhc.
cnstcr t c l l k i n g :dong t t ~ c
l3ountlarics :incl s p r i n k l i n g r h c n ~
with a n inh~sionof (;rarcroot as h e prt>nounccs t h c
worcls o f the ritual. When t h c r i t u a l 15 c o n ~ p l c t c ,r h c
rnarkcrl arc3 conlcs u n r l c r .M.ltirr's protect ion. gaining t h t
fc>llo\ving chamctcristic.s:
+ any I'ndracl crr.atun. r t n t r r i n p t h r an.3 c l r c o m i n g i n r o
h c i n g i v i r h i n i t must uhcck ft>r ftrslnhtlftj~
crcrr rr)irntI
i t i.;\ r i t h i n the protected area. This inclutlrs cthercat
Undead clr-atzrresw h i c h tvcrr- prcliously bo~rncl
t o t hc.
area. Furthermore. instcrbillt~+
tests insitlc. this ;trc.;~
arc r n i ~ d ch!+ rolling a 1T.r m t h c r than thc ~ i s u ; ~
+ any character casting a summnninp. spell o f :my k i n d
n-ithin thu area must make a successful WP test o r
the spell is miscast and has no effect, l'he char;lctc.r
still cxpends Magic Points as i f the spell h;~chccn cast
'I'hc p r n t c c t i n n lasts u n t i l the arca is s o n ~ c h o wdcfilcrl.
E v c t~~ m cone o f thc follr)~vingthing3 happcns. t h c r c i?
a c u n ~ u l a t i r c1T) chance that thc p r n t c c t c d :Irca w i l l h : ~ r r
Elcrn defilcd:
+ an L'ndoad crcamrc. sumivcs for o n c t u r n or more.
w i t h i n thc a r r a without hccnrning unstahfe:
+ a Nccsomantic s p c l l w h i c h crcatc.3, comm:lncIs o r
s r n r n g h c n s any f o r m of L'ndcad is successfully cast
w i t h i n the area:
+ a hodv lying h u r i e t l w i t h i n the area is
+ a violent rie;~thtakes place bvithin the area.
The GM must consider the effects of a cielihente act o f
defilement. such as a service ro KhAine, h c i n g c a r t i e d out
w i t h i n the area: a general n ~ l is
e that the more powerFuI
the defilement. the more l i k c l y this protection \vill cnrl.

Wrath of Morr
Magic Points: h
Range: Caster
J)umtion: 4 turns
Ingredients: S m h o l of M 6 r r (re-usable), silver mask
This spell aEloupsthe caster t o assume the appearance o f
the god M 6 n - at [cast in the eyes of the ' Undeatl
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for thc dur:ition of this sprll the ciisrcr's appearance

csusc.\ any I:nrlrad crr:iturr. who sees i t to makc a succc.;shl Cl tcst or flcc fmrn the cahter's presence :IS quickly
:IS possihlr. hy rhc most direct r t ~ t e .

caused h? rhc L'ndcacf: Inf~cterl rl,orrnrls. Tvrtrh Rnt ancl

[he like. In these circurn~ranct.~.
the spells restorc double the indicated number of W points. Orherwise, tkc
spcEls only restore half the indicatctl numhcr c ~ f Wpoints
(rounding fractions up).

Level 4
Opcn Morr's Catcs
Magic Paints: 12
Emge: l t )-y;trd rarlius

sstatcd in rhc K'FW mlebtw~k,cleric\ of Miwr h a w access t o necmmantic magic, fighting fire with fire when
nrtessav. IItrnverct, thcy must hc. careful in their use of
necmrnnntic magic, because much of i t directly violates
the srricturcs of r heir faith. 'l'he ritual Dcdicnt~Stnlfbdescrikcl ahovt.. relieves them of the need tn despoil the

1)uration: t rounds
Syrnhot of M6rr .(re-usable)
l III\ spcll open? a gateway to Mhrr's realm. through
\vhich 2 ndcatl crc:itilru3 arc. suckrrl out of t h e world of
tlic living. Thc c:istur'$ body seems tn become shadowy. rlead for spell components. hut that i s only o n c of the
growing t c j :I sc1u:lrc opening in the fabric of realin*. a b u t
pm'hlems they h c e when using nccnlmanq.
tcn ferr wide :incl ten beer high h noiseless \vind t~lows
inttr this c ~ p e n i nwith
~ the fiwce oi a hurricane, and all
Irndrad orciIturc> within 10 yards must make a success- Anti-Undcad SpcIls
ful WP rest or he suckecl into Mlirr's realm and, so far as hs a rule, clctics of .U6rr may use any nrcrornnnric hpell
rhc living world i s concerned. pcrmancntly drstmyed.
For each ;wlditional .Magic Point the castcr invests in this
hpell, the WP lcst o f all L nclcad crc:trurr?i within rangc 13
rcduccd hy 5'%.
'I'hc supcsnatural \vinrl ha3 n o effrct on living urr;1tures, though it docs kick u p a Ior of dust ancl flying dehri.;, rnougi~ro makc a 10-yrd nrlius from rhe cnstrr'!.
position count ns rliflic~rifgmzrnd, with missile fire at a
-J(1'% RS penal? f r x thc ducttion of thc sprrll.

which destroys rrr wcakcns thc Ilnrlead, such as Ilcstriqp

I hrlPnd.Zone (7JLqr.%rme c ~ / l n s t a h i l l tant1
~ , .,\~?tfihiltite
I krlenrl, rluitv freely. l'hc only hindnncu tcl their usv
ivould hr. thp neccl For hodv parts as ingwtlienrs. such as
thc flaycd skin of a fresh corpse rccluittd to cast Arlnil~iInte r 'ndeurl.

Summoning Spells

According to the cloctrine of M6rr. thc trc:aion and wnirnoning c ~ ft'ndcarl is a n abomination, ancl h!* Lir thc
greatest of the evils of nrrmmanr-y So clr-ric 06 M6rr may
c-\,ersummon clr cm-are L1ndr.:~rl,
althuugh there a r t some
I:lcrics of Murr may usc ccrrain E3;ttrlu Magic sprlls in
acidition to Necromancy. 'I'hc follo\ving l3:lttEc .CZ:~yic ancient talcs of M6t-r s c n d i n ~cthcseal L'ndciul to the aid
>pc113ibrc available to Clcricu of both thc .\lournr.m' (;uilrl o f his followcn in rcsponsc ro fumt-nt prayem. Thc onetimc usc af a summoning spell might he grantutl as a
ant! rhc k l v u n Knights:
hlcssing to a favourcc1 follower in truly uxcuptionrl cirLcvel 1
Aura n f Rcsist:incc: (lure I.ighr I n i u n ( l [ ) : Enthuse ( R ) :
In~rnunit).from R~istrn


Lvtl 2
Aura ofl'rotecrion: Hold Flight:>utl (R): Hall!,
(K);Stcal Magical lJo\rrcr(K): %oneof Sanctna?: %oneof

<;;tu\c Instahiliry; I:ausc Str~pirliy:Ilispel Magic [ R ) :

'rnnafrr Aur:~

Lcvel 4
Azira of In\,ulnc.nhilin.. Curu Srwru Wound (1-1): Ilrain
.Magic H ) . I<nch:inr \ti.apcm: Strcngth
.Mind; % o t ~ eof

Magical I m m u n i r ~(R)

H: hC:lling spell - s r c hrlow
R: this spc.11 i> nor in the 1T'I'KI' rulcl~nnk,hut is includcd
in I hr forthcoming volume ~cnfnrr!f.\'nrcer?b.

Controlling Spells

Spells for controlling Undcarl ;ire something of a grey

area, n n c which ~ l ~ p e on
n d what
the cnstrr d c ~ with
the L'ndead once r h q arc ci>ntrollt.d. According to the
strict tioctrinc of the cult. the only accepahle thing to d o
with controlled 'L'ndearl is t o order them to dispel. rcturning thcm to thcir rightful rest and sending their snub
tt, the m-tciving hands of Mcirr.
However, some rntjrr. rntxlerate kictions of the cult cspcciallywirhin the Raw-n Knight.; - argue that ir is pcrmi~sihlcto use existing LTndeacl ;IS troops on a tempon v ha.*ih, turning them against the necrnmanccr \vho
created them. This proposition has aenenred a gwat dral
of theological and moral debate. and is far from bring
resolved. '1-hr (;U should iudge each indiritfual case o n
its merits.

Other Spells

'I*ht.vcmions of hcaling spclls taught h!- the cult of M6tr
h a w thcir Rrcatc.\t rftcct again51 1njurir.3 ;incl di.;casc4

,411 other necmmanric spclls thc Hntrd spells. Stop Irr. ~ t n h i l iL~y~e .in Death, Ctrrsp c$ i'ndtv~tband ZTJitwI nf
Iltwtb - arc forhidden ro t h r frdlrwrn (c,fMOrr, and mav
nnr hc uscrl untlcr :in!- circumstances.

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is often addcd m chsrgrs o f theh and hdysnatching. The

penalty varies lvirh thc. seriousness o f the offence, but i t
can be ss much :t> ten yeam' hard labour. (Iynical anticltrical Agitators have suggesteti that this offence serves assist the culr QC M6rr in retaining a h w lurr. tcmrroI of the process of d i s p o s i n ~of the dead. and

of rhe lucrative stream of funeral fees.

Sody-sn;itching is a separate offence. although
chargcs nf theft. trcspass and conduct likely to give rise
to L'ntlcatt art. freclur-nrlv adcletl to it. Thc next-nf-kin, if
any, C;IR choose whether rn treat the case as thefr undcr
(:rirninal o r ;w hr>dysnatching undcr Ternplc Iaw.
'Ikmple Iaw provides more severe punishment, hut the
(;rirninal la\v aIlo\r?i for financial compensation of the
victims {either t h c next of kin o r ahr cult of M6rr as owners of the burial-grnund a criminal casc must have a
victim to stand up in court). By-laws in somc parts of the
o l d \T%lrlclallow for the casc to be p u s u c d undcr hc~th
laws, in \vhich casr the clutcarne of o n e action is invariably cited: as cviticncc in the second.
il funhcr catcgo? of offcnces corers rhe pillaging of
graves for valuahlcs rather than corpses. This is principally mwretl by Criminal Iaw. and can lead to c h a q r s
of theft and trespass. The Mourners' Guild can pursue
the culprit under Temple Iaw for conduct likelv to give
rise to CTndead, but the!' will only do s o if the accused
looks ahlc ro pay a substantial finc into Guild caffes o r
is also likel? to he guilty of other Temple Ian~offcnces.
Ilespite the potential severity of these punishments,
somc. thiett-s devote their careers to the apparently easy
pickings of jewels and other g r a v e - g d s availahlc in many
graveyards, and carefully \v\.atch funeral rites in progrcs?
t o assc.;s the hcpsr prospcuts.

In Mbldenheim. Altdrjrfand a nunltwr o f other lnlperial cities, thc bodies of those killed wtrile hring apprchended for bodysnatching r,r gmvc-loc~ring.o r erccuted
follorving a srrics of such offt-ncus. are ubui~llygiven to
the local university for dissection, following a judgment
fifty years ago I~yiY'ilhelrnvan Mcsscrlith, an Altdorfmagistmtc renowned frrr his sense of rhc. appropriate in pin+
ing senrcncr.

Standing Rcwards
Through rhc Mournrrs' Guittl. thu cutr of M6rr offers a
scrics o f standing rcwards for infrmnntion resulting in
the conviction of anyone who hreaks their laws rrgnriling the dead. These are as follows:

for information I e n d i n ~tn the recoven

of valu;~hlesstolen from a grave (plus
30%of the value o f thc p > o d s ) ,
for information Ieaditlg ro thc amst of
10 GC
a gr;lve-rohhcr;
for informarir~nrcgardinp. thr. use of
15 GC
body parts in other magics:
for inforn~atir~n
regarclinp,the raising or
2 5 GC
surnnlonine o f Lbndr-ad:
5-10 GC for information regarding a t h c r
breaches of the Temple Iaw (the size of
wwartt dr-pcnrls on the sprcific case)

5 CiC

These wwards may hc clnirnt.d at thr: guilclhouse \vith

rcspnnsibility for rhe place in which t t ~ ct.vVntocct~rrcd.
I f a cnsr appears to involw more than cltle standing r t ward. only the highest reward is payable.

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Chapter 8
they come o n with this treacly Blsr. sympathy that m:lkcs
veu want to scrcam. But Master I3rr,tvimcr w:ts very nice
a h m t it all ve? sincere."

"Not a had business. if you don't mind spending yr mr

days surrounded hv stiffs. 1 mcan, thc tntlc's ncrur going to go away. is Et? People aren't g(gr,ingto stop dying.
And he's g o d . H e should he on the stsgc. - hc cc-Ernr.3 out
with all thc sad look and the rnealyrnnuthcd crmrlo1ence.s. and hc can really make ?nu helicvc h c means
them. You'tl rhink it was his own mother hc. was burying
to look at him sometimes, Pt.oplc. an- so h u w sharinp,
their grief with him. I suuearthey hardly notice him raking
their monev."

Jacobus Drocviggcr
Initiate of Morr.


In Marirnhurg's Kruiersmuut district. not far from the
1)eedtsvcld cemetery, there stands a re? neat, respectable-looking tar-storey cottage. next to a smaller huilding with thc sign of a coffin hang in^ outside. This is
1)mevigger's Funeral Emporium, and thc catrage next
d w r is the nrmvimcrs' home. \K%ile there is no direct
interconnection k r w c c n the huiltlinps, thcv share the
vard which hack- onto the Poultice W'ater.
The 1)rrxviggcr home is a small. tidv two-storey cottage with no notcwnnhy characteristics. The Dmevimers
have a hedrnom on the upper storey, and Edvard their
ynunR apprentice slccps in the kitchen. Thc vard and
the hack of t h e shop is t h r domain of Roris, the huge and
gloomy Kislevitc coffin-maker w h o complctcs the
Iltorviggcr househoId.
Thc fmnt is where the business is conducrcd. The
door of rhc shop opens onto a vestibule, -4th a door Ieading to the s t o c k - m m where coffins and sample gravestones are neatly displayed. Also off the vestibule are nvvo
cunainecl booths. where 'occupirtd' coffins can be Iaid
kfore a funeral. The hooths are decorated in s t ~ h egood
taste and lit only by rallow candlrs.
Coffns m either taken out into rhe square and 1oadr.d
onto a horse-rl~umhearse for the f u n r n l , o r taken out
through the yard and moved by funern1 barge. In the latter case. Dmevigger is sure to have Roris clean the yard
up and keep out of the way the Kislevitr's appearance
and manner have a tendcncy to upset thr- bereaved!

"He*s a wv nice man. Very discrccr, r e v svmpathetic.
' went to him when old aunt Mathildc died, and h e
w a s very g&.
You know how some of them can be either it's all husincss and never mind y o u r feelings. o r

Jacr)hus1)rncvigger is a
Iran. luguhrinu3 man
in his forties. H i s facc
seems to he the wrong
size for the rest of his
body, and his large
nose and ears combine
with the warty-lints left
by decades of professional sympathy to give
him a v e y strange appearance. His hair is
dark and lightly oiled,
and his mournful eves
are dark hrown. His clothing 1 % iri~ari;~l>lr
Apprenticed to a coffin-makvr at an earl\ age, h e hii\
spent most of his life in the tmclc. and dcath is. in his
blood. He is respectful ancl formal at all timcs - hc and
his wife even rcfrajn from using each orhcr's first narnc.;
in the presence of customers.
D r o e v i ~ c its a member of the Mourners' Cuilcl. :I\
all in his profession arc required to he. As a contact for
the rWourners' Guild, he is known to most of his neighh u m , welt as to the local W'atch. Any apprnach ro the
Guild is made through him when therc is local husiness
of which the Guild nucds to he inbrmed. and hc keeps
an eye o n the nciphhourhwd with regard to thc R r n p l c
Law on death and t h e dead.
Quotes: "Good day to you, pIcssc. come in. Allow me to
take your cloak. Please avail ynurselves of seats. You have
suffered a loss? My most sincere condolences. You may
rrly o n me to make all thc arrangements without adcling
to your disrresq."
"Wc'\re atways ppridcd oursclvcs on o u r servicr. Add
no further to the c u s t o m c r "distress,
that's alu-nys hccn
my watchword. After the loss of a loved a n c , no onc re-

allv wants ro hamte like a grocer - it n.r,uldn't he fitting."

"The granite) In this case, I rlon't think so,sir. If l might
suggest. thc hasalt has greater cfignie 'Shc cnlour, the

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presence. More fitting altogcther. No-one who sees the
basalt can possibly doubt that it is laid over a man nf
consequence. And it does hold an inscription well. Peoplc mill still he able to read your father-in-law's name
centuries from now."

Boris Rodzin

ex-Artisan's Apprentice.
Appearance: Jh irries.
hugc, bearded, limp
(left leg hroken and
badly s e t ) . Thick
Agc: .+L
Wslevire accent.
Alignment: Neutral (Mbrr)
Personality: Q u i e t .
Skills: Cnwentry C l ~ a r m
*; Dizlinntiotr - Card rend in^ dour, hardworking.
"', Ilreonr Interpretation: Dsi1.e Cart; Etiqrretfe; EtyalrlGoals: Makc coffins.
nte: ~W~rrris~narics:
Laul: RelrdAT'rite; Scmll LWP: Secret
think gloomy Kislcvite
Lan~zcqqe Classical; Stonetr #orking"'; Tailor; lT?eo/n~? Irft alone.
Trappings: Nicllo silvcr raven pendant (nlorth 25 Gu):
Quotes: "Too many
wrsting ktt: pack of cards (for divinations).
h o s t h u i l d c r s in t h i s
town. So I huild cotNotes:
fins. Evcr?.hodv need
I. Droevigger's Dit7lnntion skills are in line with the ex- cofXns. dah?"
pandutl Divination mlcs givcn in Chapter 1'.
"You here for rneasurr.) For coffin, I measure you Inr
2. Although he has never worked swnc. Jacohus has coffin. ciah? Nyeh? Oh. lkcusr.. please, work i5 to he done."
picked u p enough knuwludgu to be able to use this skiIl Notes: b r i s knows same of thc patrons nf the local h m when it affects Int tests o n l y
t e l r i e ~by sight. but generally keeps ro himself. H e huvs
imported K~slevitcvodk.a from Ishrnael at thc Pelican's
Perch in the Suiddocb.

Anna Drocviggcr
Anna Uroevigger is a
lo?%lsuppcm to her husband. She does nor participate in the funeral
ritt~als,hut manages the
business of the l-mporium - coilccring fees
for funerals, dealing
with and paying suppli.-cJ,.
ers ant! so Forth - and
runs the household.
Her knowledge of
the civ's orher traders.
and her nenvork ofgosgip with nther arrisans
and their wives means t h ; ~ tshe is well informecl ,tl)r>ut
the goings-on in Kruiersniuur. Anna is in her mid-tliirties;the 1)roeviggers have no chilctren.
Before mart-vin~Jacohus, Anna was a sewant to one
nf Marienhurg's leading merchant families; a friendship
with Anna might provde PCs with a helpful source o f
'below stairs' information.
Quote: "Right away Master Drnevimer."



Skills: IEocrr B ~ t l l t l i r t ~t.'rtr/ltarr!ty.

I . ' o r i s r r t t l r ~:lkcrrbrnl.
I)oiisc B/ou,; Ilrilge L-orr; i!twIric~te;RQZP;* k i = i / i t rSpeak
Rdrlitional Lnngtlnge - .Yorse: Street Figfr~it~~;
.Mighty Blorrs: Stlpinl: Verj-R~silierrt*; Veq, St rotrg*
Notes: ORing to noris's had leg, his F ?ccortii s halvcd \vhcn
making rests relating to rnavcment and agility.

Edvard Stocmm 1 Artisan's Apprcnticc.

Clnce an orphan at St.

Rutha's. EcIvarc! knows

most of the children
and staff there. He also
knows the people with
whom Drcrevimer does
business. a n d has \\*on
t h e hearts of a nurnher
of llcreaveti ladies by
his beautifullv mournfir1 appearance at funcrals.
Quote: "Yes, sir."
Skills: DO&P B f o r d y



E t i q r l e t ! ~Etlc~ffirnte
.(A . .
Appearance: About cighr \ t . 1 1 . t ~ -, ,, 8 colrl(,r~' : . L I I
Skills: {,ooLm,/lo(lxytn/ < / o t r . I : f i q ~ ~ i ~1 It ~
l ~L~~: I I .IV~I I ?~I IV~ S: - sc~lrmnb l u e t ~ s .
a ~ n ! i c .Rerm'flV'ri'rilc;
Srrppr Ntrmlernie
Personality: Quiet. respecrful, attentive, serious.

Appearance: Forties, slightly plump, soherlv dressed.

PcrsonalEty: I~ormal.~ e t l t e e I respectful.
Goals: Respcct and support husband, and to run her
household weIl.
Notes: Knows most of thc locnt tmdcrs.


Goals: Lcarn rhc husincss. plcasc the D r n e ~ ~ i ~ g c r s .

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can intercept and rccoves the body before it is dissected

or subjected to a worse fate, they will save Master

Drocvimer from a serious professional embarrassment.

and rarn his gratitude.

The Foreigner
A visiting A ~ l h v a nmerchant has died in the ciry, and his
h a l v is in the charge ofJacohus DmwIgger white arrangements are made. ~Iccordingto Temple IAW a body may
only k released to the nem of kin, and since this indirridual's next of kin are far away in Amby a tense situa-

tion is brewing.
The deceawd's fellow merchants are demanding that
the hodv he turned over to them so that it may k buried
in their own tradit~on,hut the law states that the Cutt of
M i ~ r must
conduct a Funeral if the next of kin cannot be
The Arahyans may try to take the body bv force. steal
it thtmsclves, or arrange for it to be stolen from t h e
Ilrorvigp-S'shop.Foreseeing this, Dmmigger may him
the PC3 as temporar). guards. or, if any of them have any
experience with Amby and )-hian
culture, as interrnedinrirs and negotiators.
A s a n added complication, the deceased \.as a memhcr of an ancient Ambyan cult which embraces mummification as a burial rite. and his companions demand to
bc alIr~wedto cvisceriate. dry and wrap the body accard-

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ing to their oum beliefs - something which rhc Cult of

M d r r firmly regards as desecration of the dead?

No Rest for

the Wicked

Jacohus Droerigger has recently h e n given charge of the

body of a notorious racketeer, who died at the hands of
an arch-rival -perhaps even the dreadrd Adalben "Casanova" Henschmann (see Marienbzrrg: Sold Dotlw rhe
Ritler, p.6"). A gang war is brewing, and the deceased's
rival has publicly \*owed to prevent the deceased from
receiving funeral rites. so that he may never find peace.
nrmvimer finds his shop invaded hv ncketeers determined to ward the M y of their lamented boss, and
with v e n definite ideas about when and how rhe Cult of
M6rr is going to conduct lthe funeral. The Watch is w e
unudlinp, to pet involved. preferring to let the two gangs

weakcn each other with their continued feuding. Mcanwhile. various agents of the victorious crimelor<lwill stop
at nothing to obtain the body of the deceased, o r at least
prevent the funeral from taking place.
PCs with undenvorld contacts map he able ro bring
abour some kind of negotiated settlrrnent -although this
will nor he easv - o r it may be posbi blc to trick the racketeers and b u n t h e body secretlv. ensuring the safety of
the depatted spirit (and preventing it From taking any
further hand in the situation?),while letting the nvoganffs
get on with their feud.

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organic matter. \vhich makes a burial a verv attractive
proposition for them - and blundering inro the vault a
vcn hacl Erlea. The burial o f a wizard or othcr spellcx~rer
might attract Purple Mould - especially i f there are
charged magical items buried with the deceased. Thew
uill he completely dmined of Magic Points when found,
hut could he made to work again i f they are thoroughly
cleaned of spores.


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Here arc a few ideas for events and cncountcrs, set in
Marienhurgk Dcedesveld graveyxrd (sec h1arienhrrr-g:
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upon to d o a little grave-rohhing - o r at Icsst. to open
and investigate some of the larger and more interestinglook in^ vaults. It could noellhe that there is nothing in
thcrc out of the o r d i n a ~ after all, you can't win a prize
every time. I-Iowevcr, it could be that there is something
interesting in a vault beside the corpqe - s o here are a
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their young. These will bc normal rats, having nlnnclled
their nrav in under t h e base of one of the vault's walls o r
rhmugh a section of crumbled hrick. Anyone entering
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plant is v c q useful for dealing with
undcad. and as its name sumests it is cnmrnnnly found
in and around pnveyards. SchoIars theorise that it feeds
in some m y o n the death around it, and t h e essence of
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Bloodsedge: This plant lives on riecaying animal tissue,

and will grow quite happily in anv graverard, especiafly
unattended o r ahanrioned ones. I t trrEll atso he rquaIly
happv to catch any animal (or adventurer) foolish enough
to wander too close to it. The plant will probably hr
found in a quiet part of the gravevad, since in morr fwquented areas it wilt have been identified anti r m t r d out
as soon as it appears. The area around will he unnatumlly quiet (Int tcst to recognise this: Rangcm + In. Elvcq
+ 15). and if t h e ground around t h e plant is inspected
cioselv (hut not too closely", various hones of small
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rh;rt kccp thc 1 ndcad nut o l their gravcs. nc. that as it

may, there is evenr chance that characters with ICIPntil~j*
I'lnnr o r Herb Lore skills rvill hc able t o find a clump of
G r a ~ c r n o in
t a ~ r a v e v a r di f they spend enough time Icmking. 'llse the rules o n acquiring herb3 from 71~eEneny
lIrifhin Vol. I : Shad~u'sf3twr Rijgenbnfen, p.36.when
anvonc searches fnr <;raveroot. Mnre information about
rhis h e r b may kc found o n p." of this r*oI~tme.

r i m . Mc \\,as hurictl ~ v i t hg r a t crwrnony. along ~ v i t hwnle

of his men w h o had falltn in the h a t t k s against Chaos.
The story of The R q y 1 T ' h Stole His father'.^ Kiw for CnDtnin Atr~m?ans'
Crnt~ecan still he found in some hooks

of children's tales in Marienhurg.

The doors of the tault a r t n ~ s t c t lshut (T 5 , D 15),
and the steps are filled t o a depth of about a font with
d v lcaves and o t h e r debris. Cle:trIy the vaulr has lain
undisturbed for some time.
What n o o n e k n o w s is t h e real tragedy of Karl
A ~ c r m a n s :he did not die from his wc~und.The blow t o
his head caused a blood-clot, which temporarily shut off
This ornate vault takes the form of a pillared marble thc flaw of hlnod t o t h e brain and scnt him into a coma.
canopv over a carved e f i of
~ a n armclurcd knighr lying I-le was buried alive. The funem1 rituals, intendcd t n preo n ;I h e r . The hier Forms tht roof c)f the scrni-suhterra- vent Undcad a r i s i n ~from a dead hody. had no effect on
nean vault, whore cfoors a r e reached via a s h o r t flight of
him huuausc h c was alive at the time they \vuru rontluctcd.
steps at the south side.
When hc aivoke he found himself t n p p e i i . His reason
A Classical inscription the edge of the canopy
hnrl already hccn d a n l a ~ e t lhy the corn:i. and it finally
reads: "Hiejncet C:crrolrr.r. + l r ~ e r m n r tnri~~.~Jor!issirn~rs
snapped \vhcn h e found l ~ i n l s e l f s h ~up
r t in his o n n tomh
I lixit a?lna+
r~lorlnnnn r pi/ " W a g Inrp. nrnrcccri S&.
and zunahle to per out. Rced with a slon: painful death
crrnr cornitcs ssltis. Wt~spiigrntiiqrre
mefecit. "
stan~ation,he hroke into the o t h e r coffins and arc the
A character with the relevant skiEl can translate this
bodies. When death claimcd him at Iast, h e became a
as: "Here lies f i r 3 rivermans, a great warrior, with some Ghoul.
of his comrades. H c Iived 2 8 years and died in the 'th
The G h o u l is still trnahle to cscapc its confinement,
year of thc rcign of Emperor Magnus. the 251 lth year of and is mac1 with hunpcr - it finished the last o f the other
Sigmar. The pious a n d grateful citizens paid For this
hndies over fifh. y e a n ago. Anv noisc made in the vicini
monument t o h o n o u r his memory"
of the vault m i l l alert rhc Ghoul, and i t \vill s c ~ ~ h hfnnle
A native of Masienburp, ( o r whatever ciry vou are in)
ticallv a ~ a i n s tth e doors. r ~ i n rt,
g gct nut. The Iihoul has
may make a n Int rtst ( H i s t o y + 10. H e m l d q ~+ 10.
a 20'%cchnce of hearing any Eouti noise made outside
Scholar i-1 0 ) t o know about Karl Avcrmans. He was a
the vault, and its fmntic 3cmrching counts as a snft noise.
wanderer ivbo f n f rose to prominrnce during the Incurwith a ZOY, chance nf being heard (Acr~trtehear in^ + 10) i f
sion of Chaos nvo hundscd years ago. Then a Marine
anyone is listen in^ at the d o t ~ rand
a 10% chance of hecaptain in clne o f the merchant militias, h e fought with
j n heard
great courage in the dtfr-nce of Marienhurg. and tsecarne
I f the adventurers open the vaulr, thc Ghoul wiEl
ttrc hero of a n u m b e r of popular sonRs and ronlances.
launch itself desperately towards them. Madricner! with
H c died shortly after the llattlc against Chaos w a s won, hunger. i t attacks the neareqt charactcr. and will only t r v
apparently from n head-wound. l'hc wound had been
t o flct. if it is reduced t o half its original Wounds score.
trcated and for seveml days he appeared t o he in perfect
llxamining the inside of the vault mic.i31 rcll the stoq:
health, and t h c n o n e dav he simpty dropped dead. i n There a r r five coffins inside. and all have been hrokcn
r c c o ~ n i t i n nofhis \.alour in their clc-frnce, the citizens of open. One. on an ornate marble bier, has hccn hrokcn
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thcy notice that the ravens that live in the place am behaving strange[? They am. hopping in an agitated fashion around a fresh gmw, and if there is a follower cif
M6rr among the adventurers a raven may actually flv rowards him and attempt ro land o n his shoulder, canring
toudly and giving him rhc occasional gentle peck o n rhc
head until he goes to the grave.
'I'he headstone of the grave b e a s the name of Jan
Mreland. and a date of death Irss rhan a week ago. The
burial clearIy took place only vcsrerdav or toclay. The
Ravens continue to hop around the gm%-ecxciredlv. occasionally scratching o r pecking at the ground,
Thc. rrason for their behaviour ih that Jan Meetand
isn't actuatly rleati. He fell into a cataleptic fit n kw days
aKo. and has bccn huried prematurely. ~kvakcningin his
coffin ro rralisc the awful rmth, hc has called upon Morr
to save him. and his call has been answered - hence the
strange hchaviclur of the m e n s .
The advenmrrrs should take the hint that something
is amiss with the grave, and exhume the hapless Meeland.
He i q still rarhcr hysterical, having gaine~lanother 4 Iosanii-y Points and the disorder Ilenlentia t h r n u ~ hthe
strain of his ordeal. But hc is alive, and if his bmilv can
be t m e d (which they can, through local Mourners' C;uiEd
records), they will be delightecr - i f surprised to have
him back. The adventurers might come by a small financial reward for their assistance, and M6rr might hless
them heing good instruments of his will.
Meanwhile. the people who caused Mccland to he
huried before his timc arc none t o o happy Alive. Meeland
is a threat to their illegal activities: they think hc knows
too much, and can identi& them, He and the PCs kecome targets - hut because of his D m m t f a he can't remember the details of what's happening, including the
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cult of M 6 r r give their permission) the adventurem will

find a plain, featureless coffin containing a wizened
corpse and lined with sack-cloth. Vrekmans ctearly drspiscd luxury, Beneath the sack-cloth mav be found gold
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larger rouns have some form of
paupers' grave, for handling the bodies of rhose whose
families are unknown o r roo poor to pay for a funeral.
h l r h a u ~ htllevvary in some paniculars, they all share the
same function: t o acctpt the hodies of the impoverished
clead in a dignified and sespecrful manner, and then to
ensure that those hodies arc disposed ofas quickly as
pc>ssihlc.s o rhar there is room for the next poor unfortunare. 'The following example is birlv typicaI.
Prominently pl;~oecIin thc graveyarcf, often cEose to
rhc pares, is a c;~nredStone sarcophagus hearing an inscription in ReikspEel: "Built hy the Council and the Ternple of M6rr for the Amenity and Relief of the Poor and
thc Sanitnrinn and Safety cif All. Anno FR-i7."
Most crtie5 and rn:inv

The lid of the sarcophagus can he lifted bv rwo o r

more characters with a coml~inedS of 7 o r more. Inside,
Er is clean and empry A successful I test (SwrTrnp +10,

Sroneuarking + 10. Tcmh R o h k r + 10) will reveal a hiddcn catch in the mouldings of the eastern sidr.. A Further
I test (same modifies) will reveal that the base of the
sarcophagus is false the hidden catch opcratcg a mechanism which causes it to retract, hut this can only happen
when the lid of the s a r c o p h a ~ ~isi sclosed. The falsc f l w r
hasT7, D 12.
The Paupers' Vault is designed to operate as follows.
After the funeral, the body is laid in the sarcophiipls and
the lid is closed. After rhu mourners have departed, [he
officiating priest pulls the hiddcn catch and rhe floor of
the sarcophagus rhen drops away dumping the hndy
down a broad shaft into a l o m ~ rchamber, where a n
Arnocba (WFRP, p.231) waits to devour it.
I t is a two-yard btl from the floor of the sarcophagws
to the h o e h a ' s ch:~rnber,but falling damage is halved
because of thc soft landing. However. h l I i n ~
automatically cnunt as en,qtilfed when thev drop onto
the waiting Amoeba.. .

U'hile in o r around a coastal or riversirle gravtyard at night.
the adventurers see hnhhing lights by a cliff edge. I f you
like, t h e lights of an approaching ship mnv bc visible in
the channel. and the adventurers might sec it change
course in response to the lights - righr towards some
deadlv mcks and sandban.
The adventurers might well conclude that a pang of
wreckers is at work, and decide to deal with them. save
the ship ancl collect any reward that's going. Unfnnunately, they don't know thc full stow,
Ahout ten years ago, a notorious gang of wreckers
did indeed operare from the graveyard, using the tombs
and some associated caves and tunnels to store their loot
ancl hide from the authorities. Nn other gang of wreckers
dared o p e n t e sospenl?*withinthe cEry and their renown
was considerable. Finally, they were caught and hanged.
and their remains were buried in an unmarked mass
gmve in the same graveyard from which they operated in
life. But their activities are not entirely at an end - for
e v e v ?.ear, o n the anniversary of their execution, the
wreckers rise from their grave as Marshlights (WFRP,
p.252). and stccr a ship to its doom.
There are five Mmhlights at thc cliff eclge, and if the
adventurers interfere the uvil spirits n7jlltry to dmw them
over the cliff using their mesmeric ability.
The encounter can he brought to a satishctow encE
by destroying the Mashlights, and then Iocatin~theirunmarked grave and having a Cleric of Mrirs perform the
Funeral, ritual over i t to prevent their rising again. I f the
adventurers play a part in discovering and solving the
pmbtem, theyu~illhe eligible for two standing rewards
one of 50 Gu from the Temple of Manann for information leading to the discovep and punishment of wreckers (although a bureaucratic lay-clerk at the Tern plc may
he a little unhappy about: paving out the reward ttricc
for the same gang of wreckem? and o n e of 25 C;u from
thr. Temple of Uhrr for information regarding undead.

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New Millcnnialists arc viewed as a threat by the city nuthoritics, and therefore wishes t o keep his actiritlos sccrrt. 1:vcn
i f thc authorities d i d not closc him donrn. thcy cnuld, h
various surwptitious mrans, destroy his presscs and put
h ~ mout of business. 50 avoid this, no calEcrs to his office.
n o matter h o w hard they t n : can canvlncc h i m t o print
s e d i t i o u ~litumture. I n order r o do so they w i l l first need to
contact an NPC Agitator. who wiEl arrange an i n t r d u c t i o n
t o I>tto, (see Contacting she New Uillcnnialtsts, hcltmw)

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slightlv croah. "llello, what I can do fnr you' Wotrld you
like a scat2 1'11 just move this pile of paper and ~u can sit
ctitwn hcrc." His olcl body nic,vcs stlrpncinglr swiftly. and a
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o f thc many sirtc struct.; that make up thc IIknd district: in
Mnrirnhurg, i t w o u l t i h u i n the tcrnplc nnd universih. rlistrtct of thc Tempt-lwijk.
f:rum t h r outsidc. the huildlng I n r ~ k slike an old, shahhv
warchol~sc,lit1lc d ~ f f e r e n from
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door 1 % a sign that reads, "Otto's Prinnvr~rks leaflets xnd
honks printud t o arder". Behind the d o o r is a smalI. d i m
office, wherein can bc found C)Id Otto, the proprietor. C)tto
s ~ t sIwhincl ;I large. ink-spattercrl dcsk. which i s strenm with
a ~ s o r t c c lpiccc5 o f papcr. Rchind the desk are shelvcs
htapcrE high w i t h hc~nksand pamphlets. guidcs to the civ
:in<! flvcrr ;inntlrrnctng various ci\+Ecfuncrir~ns.From hehind
;I c l o w d d o o r can hc ticarc! thc murcd mttle o f prcsscs and
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C)ttu looks ahour h8 yt.3r.i old ancl n 7 c a nan old ink-s~ained
;ipron. 1115thick pchblc glasses invartably distort his b c c
;in4 makc h i \ cycs look like they arc buried a foot i n t o h i s
head. A map c ~curly
grey hair crowns his skull and a =,hire
gciatcc. bc;~sddanglcs from his chin.
hody is hcnr w i t h aRc and his face dccplv
etched w ~ t hwrinklca. Orto's m i n d 15 very much alive and
hic c ~ c sparkle
from hchind h ~ splnssrs, Otto i s friendly ta
all cnllcr3, rcgartlless c ~their
stxial standing. tic takes the
t i m r rtr rnakc. his callers fecl at home, appearing to all intents ancl purposes a'i an honest artisan tvishing t o providc
his customcm with the hest service possible.
Hut contrary t o h i s public imnge. Lltto ~so n e of the Icading n~umbcrsof thc h;cw Millcnnialists, a radicsE g r t l ~ derli~p
catcd trr bringing about a major change' In socrcry both
w t h t n thc c r v and i n rhc O l d n'erld aa a whole (src The
Nr\v Millcnni;~lisfs,
I l t t c ~is a rattonal anrl reasonable man, w h o w i l l calmly
arauc his casc w i t h anyone. Far from being E~natical,all his
arcumcnts arc hnscd on reason E lc can see rhat a ntion; ~ I Y ordcrcrl societv w o u l d benefit Far more people than
soclctv doe* ar prcscnt. Hor\-cvcr, Otta is aware that thc

o f his dcsk.
''Woulci you like a glass of uinc while we condurr husiness~
I always say that n l i n l c wine helps t o smooth the passage o f
the day m d makes negotiatinns ao qcr much more smcwthlp"
\T'ticther visitors :iccept his offer or nor. ( k t o prh~tclv
asks what sort of print work thcy art. looking for Hc w i l l
prmr am-thingfrom one-sheet flyers to chapbc~oks(booklets
r>f 16-52 pages m:dc h v fotdinp one large \hc.ct), longcs
pamphlet\. ;lnd rvcn large' hooks.

Printing Costs
Orto's rarcs are rrasonahle. Assuming a p r i n t - n ~ nof onc
hundred booklets of sirteen pagcs. Otto charges 8 s h i l l i n ~ ~
cach; a print-run of one hunclred copies thcrcfbre costs
40GCs. The cost i s reduced ftrr l a r ~ e nans
h! one shtlltng
per copy for cach additional hundrcd c o p ~ e sordcrcrl, r o a
minimum of four shillings pcrcopv
One-shcct flvcrs arc considerah!~cheaper, costing only
1 C;(: per hundrc-d shccts. I I c uffcrs discounts on 500 shccts
or rnnrc: 500 shccts for the snmr price as 400; I.llOlr sheets
for thc same price as 800 etc.

Section Thrcc: Pcople and Places

Thc ahnvc prices are for standard quativ work. Otto

charges u p no 2004,cxrra For spccfal layouts and for rhc
inciusion nf ncn- woodcut illustntions.
It takrs m0 clays to prepare a press t o print a sixrccnpagt chapbook. and a further mr)days to print one hundred
copies. O t ~can
l potentiallv reduce rhr. rime taken to finish
thc prlnrlng. hv working nvenirnr - anrl will offer 'rush johs'
at twice thc normal pricc.
Ottn is aEsr~ prcparerl to print fuEl hooks. at a cost of
around 2OGCs pcr hook incturlinga simplc leather hind~ng.
Thc time taken ro prorluce books i s much longer than for
parnphlcts o r chaphooks, mostly duc to rhc. ncud for bcttcrqualrv printing, stitching ant1 hinding.

hcing p r c ~ s e dd o ~ v no n t o t h t papcr. Thrcc tgw-stylcs a r r

available. and Otto will gcr Into Ercat detail rcgnrcltng their
respective merits:
Gothic: 'X very nice visual text. Icx)ks good to the cyr.
and v c y traditional. Useful h r impressing pcnple, panicularlv thosc who cannot read."
1.trfber: 'X Iittlc hit more rad~cal,this onc. This b c c is
ver). g o d for clarir): a hit utilitarian. hut casy on thc cycs
for protmctcd reading. Edcal for books and pamphlets."
Itnperinl: %n imprcssivc hcc. YCS indccd L:scd o n Imperial slocuments. you know. A good cross thr
other nvo tvpes - useful fr~rthe shnrrcr proclamar~onshcloved of our Illustrious rulers. YOU can't KO wrong with this
one. dazzle your friends with your Imperial connecrions."
Old O t t o
Otto will not shocr- visitors thrr~uphthe drwr Evading
from the press room. If askcd, hc sa?s, "CSh, that's whcrc
we storc thc papcr. A simple. storeroom. Nothing to interest you."
Rut, little known to the auaide world, Otto's prinr shop
is thc source of the majorih of leaflets handed o u t hy Agitairr<y. h ' ~ c ~?tf?/re;
.5crdi h r e ; .5tarrtXt
tors on thc S ~ K ' C ~oS f t h e city c w n those who are not concrrAt.St.~ns- Arfisarl: Vp'pr??Restlirnl (~nclutltdin profile).
nected to the New Millennialists. Any cause that r.mhanrsses
Trappings: Ink-sracned clothes: swod kept wndcr dcsk: 40
the povcrnmcnr. o r calts for lrnpro\+cmentsto the lot of the
G(: 11) purse: 156 (;C in dcsk di-,~wer;kcv to dcsk drawcr.
common folk. is gixrcnaccess to Otto's print fac~litics.If the
pr~nt-shop1s locarcd in Marienhurg, then Haam Markvclt
(see Ilforienh~rrg:5016 Doliw r h R
~ i t v r , p.99) nil[ almost
certainly he among Ottrl's customers.
The locked room holds another printing press uscd
The cloor lronl Ottn's ofticc lcads to rhc print room where
iwo printinp presses arc tcndctt hv thrcc assistants. Prosolejv for prnducinp, material of a srditious nature. Thc
spcct~vcclients arc givcn a pc.rsr)nal tour of t h ~ sroom h7 prcss speciaIiscs in leaflets proclaiming the imminent arOtto. whn points out the rc~wso f lead vpc. stacked in racks
rival o f t h e New Millennrum, in which the cornman peoplc
an~unrtthc ror)rn. Bundtes of paper lit. on the floor and will control their own dcstinv without being subject to thc
stacks of pan~allypsintcrl k i o k s and pamphlrts line thc
whlms of inbred nobles or fat and wealthy tcmplc Icadcrs
shclvcs, Orto will cnrcfi~llyg~ticlchrs visitors around thcsc.
(see helow for two examples). I-lerc two Agiratom pmducc
apologisrng for thc disorgan~scdstate o f the r w m . "K'e have
Icaflcrs calling for an end to taxation and thc overthrow of
so many lobs to do thcsc days that we find it easier to son
the cxisting odcr. kaflcts. soncd into various piles. arc
them Into piles on rhr floor than to put them on the shelves.
neatly stacked around the room. making a %ark contnst t r l
the disovanised mess o f Otto's 'puhllc' print room. 'The
S n plrasc srup carefully - we don't want any of you hlling
into a prcss."
cxistcnce o f this pressis a closely guarded secret, known
only to the members of Otto's prcsq and to certain AgitaThe pressrs arc. primitive hut cffcctive Thcv opcratc
on a scrcw principle, uith the galle?.s of cornposctl type
tors around thc ctty


Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness

At night, thc printworks is mannett hv two Agitators w h r ~
w l r k t hc prcss :incl hand the tinirhcd leaner3 to othcr agcnrs
for distrihut~r~n.
The\. will attempt to r:tpturc any inttudcrs, hut will hc unaware of any activie outsidc the print
rr>t,m. unless this ;lctivitv is rcry loud ~ndeccl(-JO to all 1,;sir2n tcqts).






5 .



--- V'P







. ,

S kills: i'rrhltc- rpr.rrkrt~.h'i~rdIl kilo

Trappings: 1.c-atl~crJ:~ck
(0 1 AP -hod?*ancl a r m s ) worn undcr :in ink-\rained nvrralI. sworrl, d a ~ q c rassorted

Agitatc>r\ throughout rhe city espousc the beliefs nf the
NCIV llillcnni:rli+rs Thc Nebv Millcnnialists helievc that soclcm is unjctst, hcnefitins tthc r ~ c hand pnwcrktl at the cxp c n w o f thc cnmmnn pcoplc. The?. w15h tcl sec a change in

thcrn of bring Chaos cultists, rhc New Willcnniali5ts arc to.

tally opposctl to Chaos. k>r Chaos ~ v o u l dmean an end of
aZI o d r r and reason. (:hamctcr\ suspcctcd of bcinr Chaos
culrists will find thrir lives domc'd h!. Agitators sc&infi to
cxpost them in public placcs a n d nrga~~ising
dcmonmaticlns outside their dn,cllings
'She rcccnt Imperial proclamation dcclnring that murants no longcr cslst [sec Elentl? (In n e Reik) has funher
futlletl the NCW Millennial~sts'bcEicf that rhc limperor and
all nobles are rnhrcd incompctcnts, who arc nnw acti\,cly
seckine, to appease Chaos.
For all thew agitating. the Millennialists arc. not as influ.
cntial as they wnuld like. Although r h e ~ rAgitators are actire. most af the c i h ' s folk rrc usually dcai to thcir plc*.
Occasionallv therowill catch the common k,lk In a valarilc
moocl, but as ths city's rulcrs arc well awart., the 'moh' is
cawly distnctcd hv a hurriedly prcparrd f t ~ t t r dor parade.
,\clacks on public figures rcnd to bc more effccrivc In discomf tint: the Ercat :ind the good. it is difificult to ignore
Agitators who haranplc you l'rr)m strcct corners. panicu.
SnrEy i l a t l e ~ a t i o n of
s Chaos an-inrnlved.

Signs of the Ncw Millcnnialists

\Y'h~lcthc ad\.enturers arc tmvcllin~around thc c i e , either
shopping for supplies o r on another aclvcnturr. draw t h u r
atrentlon to a couple rlf flv-posters pasrrrl u p on thc tvall*
o f the city strcets.

thc n ~ n n i n go f thc Old V;'orld in gcncs:hl. ancl thcir CIF tn

l'hc nlcw Millennlnlistq arc undaunted hp the fact that
thc litcral coming of a new millcnnium - according to the
Imperial calendar at lcrsr - is morc rhan four hundrcd vcars
;~rt-;lvFurthem~ore,most af the group - and indeed. most
of rhow to whom thcy preach - h a r t only the vagwest nottun obwhnt a rnillennil~rnis. Of those who clo. most choose
Sufftr no More!
to intcsprct thr n n r d fl~~~mtivel!:
as referring to a new era
mthcr than a ccrt;~inri:~tc.At least o n e quh-group within
Forcc the Rich Nobles and Wtalthy Temple Ltadcrs to
the Ncnp Millcnniatisr3 has tried to find a millcnnium closer
Frec Us from thc Plaguc of Rars darly Eruptjag from our
t o hand, using ohscurc I?lvcn and Ihv;lrfen calendars with
City's v ~ l eScwcrsl
yarning dcgrrcs of rucccsq.
Uclv M~llcnnialistsarc. on the wholc, honest hard-wnrkWhdc the Rich and Fowerful rest salt In thccr Fancy
ing folk. whn cii~likcrhc Fruits of their laho~rrsgoing to fetd
Houscs. WE, the Common Peoplc. must Suffer thcsc
t h e rich nnrl p r ~ ~ v e r l u l .
Foul Crcaturcs!
Members point to the povcm anrl dtcav across thc
Catch as many Rats as You cza and Throw Them ovcr
city as rvidcncc of the rulthe Mansion Walls?
cm' disregard for thc common pcople.
t our 'Betters' Know what ~t 1s likc for t h c l t Children
Many m u m k m are worto live in Tcrror of t h e e Beans1
s h i p p e r s of Verena, t h ~
t;r>drlcss of Learning and
Direct Action i s our only Hope!
Justice. and would lrke ro
sec an Empirc run hy reaACT NOW !
s o n r a t h e r than by thc
whims and personal interCATCH A RAT TOD,4Y
ests of the rich Thev view
the schism benvr-en the 101lowers of Lllric and Si~rnnr 'I'hcrc zs nn printer's by-l~nco n rhrs poster, hut it i s typic:11
as nothine, m o r e than a
of a N e w Millenniillisr poster commissioned hu an outside
sham to rlircrt the com- group. I n t h ~ scase the publishers are the city's rat-catchmon pcoptc from the real
crs. sccking to drum up more tmdc hv making rat-catching
issues o f the day - namely
into a social issue.
thcir lack of m o n c s and
Initial response to this poster will he good, and the city
t h e crlnstant threar of
authorities lvi tl be I(~rcedto deal wirh thc problem. FlowChaos.
ever, [hew respond hy posting p u a r d ~on strccts leading to
Although adventurers
the citv's wealthier arras. Anvonc sitspecrcd of carrying rats
coming into contacr with
rvill be stoppctl and scarchcrl: thusc found in possession of
thc activities nf rhc New
rats will be arrestcd and fined. 't'hc authoritie\ take no acMilfcnnialr~t~
may suspect
tion to deal dlrrctlv wrth thc rat prohlem.

Section Three: Peo~lsand Places

The other poster i~onc oizhc Ncw Villrnninlists' o\vn.
ancl refers spr-cifirally ta crcnrs i n 7 7 1K~t i c r ~ ~Within
cam~ ~ i k Thts
may n o t he
paign at t h t time of I M t h on t h R
a p p m p r i r r r Ir)r campaigns sct i n orhcr rimes and places.
and the GM should fccl free t o szlhstirure anorher suitahlv
intlammaror?. poster i f desired.


The rcccnt Proclrmation from
our Bcloved Imbccil~cEmpror

(He of

the Fat Brecchts and Deftclcut Brrln)

has turned Thc Emptrc into
Breedtug Ground for Mutants!

Mutants arc to bc Elcratcd to Positions of Powcr in an

Eflorr to make our Ltvcs Wow!



vour Disgust!


Watching thc Printworks



r m at ntght, o r thcy can talk t o an Agitator whom thcy h t n r

h a r a n p i n g rhc crarvd. Sympnrfi'tic chanttcrc. such as hgitator player chanctcrs ar a c h r n c t c r who s u c c c s ~ h ~ makes
a flftrfftcst. can rolc-play thcir wnv i n t o thc Agirntors' rtrnfidcncc, an casv enough t a ~ kr s thc A ~ i t a t o r qarc alwavq
walling t o talk to pcoplc sympathetic t o t h t i r cause
Following a succrssfi~lRltrlf charnctcrs w i l l hc Introducetl to Otto, who will ~ v i l l i n ~teach
thcrn the n c c c s w n
skills tor their new trade as Ag:tarnrs nr spprcnticc prinrers. Otto charges nothing for tnanlng. hut he w i l l cxpcct
them t o work as printers, and nncc t h r y have mastcrccl
public speaking. tr, work the strerts i n thcir ncw carccr.
Charactcm rvho apposc the ~\gitatorsmay drcidc r o 101l o w thc hgitator back to thc prinnvorks and t h r n t i t h c r
hrcak i n t o the b u i l d i n g to get eridcncc r o ~ i v cr o rhc authoriricc. or r n t o hlirfl t h c ~ rway i n t o thc b u i l d i n g ant1 :trn n g c a mccring with Orrn. I t i s u p to thc GM In dctcrn~inc
how convincing the c hamcters appcar to Otto <:liamctt'rs
whn are our t o hetray him to rhc- authorities should h a w
their work cut out for them. Don't makc it eas!: hut rcwarcI
clever play.

(txrcpt Mutants)

This pastcr is rcccnt. and copies arc still being pasted up

by Ag~tatorsacmss thc cin: l'lccause of its scdit~ousintent.
rhc c . 1 ~Whtch are taking them dc~nmas fnsr as the New
Millennialists can p u t thcm u p Chamctcrs reading this
poster w i l l hc quickly m o w d a n by a politc hut firm Whtch
Watchman: "Excusc us, citizens. Q b u l d you m i n d moving o n while we rudccantc this wall?"
PC: "Hut 1 haven't finisher! reading it."
ZY'atchrnan: "Perhaps you didn't undcrsrand. Push off
unlrss vou n J m rarrcstinp, tor sticking u p illicit hills'"
1\gitatas w i l l also hc hcard call in^ for an end to thc nohiIity and venting thcir splecn againv the Empcrnr and hi5
advistws. The \T':~tch responds h! d~spersinp,the crowd ancl
m o v i n ~thc Aplrtrtors on. Yiotcnce is unlikely t o flare, unless instigatecl hy the PGs. These street-corner a ~ i t a t i o n s
can hc run for as long the GM wishes and could c v t n culminate i n a I a r ~ cdemonstration. Thc m a i n sole of thc
agitations, howtvcr, is t n draw attcntir~nto rhc cxisrcncc of
lthc New Millennialisrs.
I i a d c m o n ~ t m r i o ndoes occur. Chaos Cultists will attempt to make t r r ~ u h l ehy starting fights and h e c k l i n ~
the sidelines. Emplrr. lavalists w i l l also heckle the cron,cl
and a small counrpr-demc)nstratmn might be organised.
I'nIcss you arc willing to disrupt thc wholc life of rhc cih: it
is best t o a31ow rhc dcrnonstntjon t o rakc placc without it.
erupting inro major \-~oicnc~-.
Thc R'atch w i l l contain any
trouhlc rhar occurs. \Yhcrc plavcr chnncrers arc ~nvolved.
sirnpkv rolc-play out thc sccnc i n rcsponsc to their actions.
Make it colourful. b u t avoic! major confronrations.

Contacting thc Ncw Millcnnialists

There arc a number o f ways you can introduce the New
Millcnnlalists and Otro's Printworks i n t o your garnc. You
can draw the ;~clrenturcrs' noticc t o the various posters
sruck u p m u n d the c i p 1atr.r on, when the advcn.nlurcrs
arc out aftcr dark. thcy can spot an Agitator pasring up poqt-

Thc. characters may find thcrnstlccs apprnachcrt h? puhllc

figures whtr hnvc hccn attackctl h? the Nc\v %lillcnni;~lists.
or by thc authorities tn uncover thc sourcc. of thc 1c;iflcts
The chamctcrs can find !car!% by fol!r,wln~ Ag:t;trr,rs clr by
hanging out i n ccnatn inns - you ctecide w h ~ c honcs. You
should mnkc surc. horvcvcr. that IOU givr thcm ;iIcntl tt)
d n w tht-m to the prinnvurks
Charactem watching the prrnmorks at night will <cc h ~ i t a t o n arriving at the hack door to c t ~ l l c ct h r ~ Icnflct.s
~ o m e t i m c sto rliscus< futurc. ;tct iuns Cierting thc Watch ro
act against Otto w i l l rcquire r.vidr.nct.: a sample ofscrlitiou>
leaflcts Crom the pnntcrs trill suft3ctr. i\llcpation< on thcir
o w n are insufficient.

Othcr Agitators
There arc msnv freelance Agitators i n the city. espousing
many different causes from t t ~ cstart of thc cPrains t o carryi n g D L I ~ rcrhal attacks on puhlsc f i ~ u r c s Although
arc. usunllv hcld I n secret. a t'rw innq can hc ~clcnttficdas t l ~ c
places whcrc Agitators r e ~ u l a r l yI r a n out,
ant1 t h c w w o u l d
hr. known tu ninst o f the city's dizsirlcnt :mtl criminal elcments. An?. NPC: Bawd ( o r a PI: Rawd w h o is n:kttvc to [he
city) u v i l l he ahlc tt) takc thc rdvcnturcrs t o such a placc.

A ~ o c r v ~ hTwo:
Chart of Darkness

Chapter 11


Among common folk, who hatre Eirtlt. call to pawn or tdvntify rnag~calrrcasl~ws,AM~stcr
Li~kasancl h ~ c.stablishmc.nt
are lirtlc more than a vague runlour: "EhTou'vc a mmn~ical
whatsis you want pricer!' C3011! J.ct mc lonk! No, no idea
who you'il go to. l'hc Guild p'mps, o r a hanker.. the Tcmplc ... Oh, rhere's the Red Prawn o r something: rhat's t t .
Down In the Frtihurg ...+
Expcricnccd advr.nturcm and arcane studcnts and practitioners might know Lukas, from cither pcrsonal cxpcricnce or dircct rcpon: "V'cll, thcrc's Lukas ar the Vcrmilu~n
Pawn, and Eittle clse to choosc. You couId take it to thc
Magicians' Guild. if you're a wizard. And a mcrnbcr. And you
know what y~lu'rcabout. They'vc a library therc.. ancl mayhr
you can chin'). some old gcczcr into hclprng nut with thr
research. Rut thcy'rc nonr too helpful unless yov'rt. wtll
connected, and if you're not a mcmbcr - well. forget it.
"'Course. if vnu'rc a man of the hith. you can t;tkc it to a
temple - though thev don't know s lot about rorcery there.
and what thev d o understand, thcv'rc likely ta rcquisizion fur thc gn.:trc.r good, of coursc.
"Nope, L u k ~ sis your hest het Yc. gods. hts fccs are high.
hut if you need cash. hr's got it, and no qucstionx askcd.
I [c's a w f i ~fast
I and anful goorI - ton good to hc truc, some
sax lie'- hccn around for ?.cars,stl he's got ro bc rcliahlr.."

Master Lu kas
Master Lukas is a pieasant-looking W a r f i n late rniddlr. age.
with a slightly prt~tmrlingbelly. an air of scholarly drshr.vclmcnf, and cheerful, pcnrtmting hluc eyes. If asked, hc ~vill
say that he adopted a human nanw when hc upcncd the
hi~sinessjuqt over n c e n t u n ago, htcausc it d c s c r i k s his
'"Cor!Thcrr:f a COOI) ':m, hat i s Ehr..tibat is it?"
husincss hctter than his 1)wnrfrr.n namc, n ~ h ~ cheh w a s sick
" R l c i z ~ dif I knorr! Rtir i t ' s strre etrorrgh ma,qicnl.
of hearing manglrtl by his human customtrs. This i s partlv
Ifere..J ~ eilt . " (tbrusritrg the psi-siz~cl a h j ~ c rt4p rqur ~ 1 srl~e
true, hut his main rrnson is thar he wantcd .to [cart. hrs
othrpr 'S c l ~ t v k )
iormcr life behind, cvcn though the skills and knonlerlgc i t
':VIHH<I-II"{Leaping hnckt~c~rd.~
in terror). 'YII'srtlJW<!"
Rave him arc. still useful.
".Vo, yn rrinnju If'sjust n rock - l thf~lk
... "
1.ukss has completed thu equivalent of an npprcnticcship
" W l l ya
, b ~ t l e he
r srrre yore.lbagojnrnmin ' if irtln other
in hlchemv an advanced carcer as Scholar, and a I.crcl Two
folks' facps. I.omk... " {Iennirtg rlrer and tf~/llspi=rirt~jcareer in daernonolom Flc has sincc mc~vcclawm from the
"...tnrtvhe~wllhcttr.r take it tn the Wrmilion Pcrtrvr. lhe stlbitte daemonic arts ro rcsunlc a carcc-r in W'iz;~rtlr?:antl dcspitc
c l ~ n ~ cemsnrm nnd n IPR: hrt~frcltrrrrl~utI hc*ctr bp..< go:oocl...
hi* involvcmcnr in thc darker sdr of rnapc, n nlcur datand discr~et.
mon sr~mmoncr)-nucould ncves hopc to mcrt.
a dacrnnnnlogi~t.I.ukas tws suffemd m o dis3hilitir.s:
neither particularly sinistcr. I.ukas is a l l c r ~ i cto pollcn, hut
he s t a g anray from the countysidc. and pchtcn nllcrg is
not uncommon amonK normal fork. l i e has also strffcrcd
The Vermilion Pawn, pmprictnr Master L u b s Pfand1cihc.r. 5tr~ngt.h
LOSS - inconvcni~nt,hut hnrrl2y c r i p p l ~ n ~ .
pcrforms scwices ofvital importance in any W'FW campaign:
3 pan-nbrokcr. tuk;~*is n rcmarkahly ngrccahlt sort.
the tdcnrificatirm and evaluation of magic items. Mmtcr
Ht. charges a Int for his scwiccs. hut, as hc \vilE pnlitelr
h k a s is a l w a sourcc of cash loans for dtsperate advcnturcxplain, sn d o physicians and o r h t r highly rra~necl
cm. rhough they'll pav high rates of interest, and must leave
prolFcss~onals.Ilc's an amiable hut flint-witlcd t,arg:~iner Ilc
knrrws he has an effecrivc rnonopol?' in hi- tndt, rnrl doesn't
magical trcasure behind as security.
'The Vcrmflion Pawn mav hc located in any largc town
hest~ateto rcminrl thc cltent of lr: '-If you don't lrkc my
or city in your campaign. alrhnugh it ought ta be in a scctkprices, well, wherc c l w can r n u go?+'
ment large enough to have its own university and MagiLukas is a ~ s p c c t c dmemhcr of thc local inrellrctl~sl.
cians' Guitcl o r (:olIege of Magic. This i s btrcause in his
community. Sincc hc is an expcn in magical collccr~hlcs.hc
research Lukas must occasionallv rely o n thc larger refcris especially favoured by rich nnhles, who arc aln-;h~5tming
encc lihrarics rsf such institutions.
to whccdlc a bit of free advicc nut of Piam on wh;~rs o t t r ~ f
treasures arc particularlv valuahlc. I-lc is a l w a sought-ahcr
In M~ddcnheim,the shop could easily he located in the
Freihurg, pcshaps toward the castern erlgc where it horgwcst at panics. ~ ~ h e ran
r . offhand comment from I.uka\ ders ~thcNcumarkt-Osttor district. In Mararnburg, the Ver- "My Chanctllor. I sec y u h a w a sct of Janactk Glr>I,c.~"milirm Pawn would fit well in Kruiersmuur. In anothcr city,
prompts t h e t n w ancl nclmirztion oF other aristocratic
it \vould probably be tocatetl un the fringes of a scholarly
I . u k ~ sis quitr: proud of his Dwarf htritagc, antl mnkes a
district, o r tucked awav in a side-strc-ct fi~llo f pawnshops
and scllcrs of curaositics.
cnnscious cffort to trcnt I)~':~rfs~ e n c r m ~ <in
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2. Booth
This narrow nnm i s Firted with a waodcn hench for patrons. "Come in, nnri close the door bchind you, for p u s
onjn privacy and mine," Lukas invites, and will procced n o
furth'r until the outcr door 1s closed and lockcd.
I,ukas watches patrons through peep-holes. I f h c suspccts foul play, he rt.lca?;es Rlack 1,otus powder homhs
rhrrlugh a rncchanism in thc ccilina o f the hooth. Ile dumps
t hc lir.1 rlose. nncl, if the miscreants seem rncrelv fool tsh o r
stupid, he mav open the lockc~ldoor and allt~wthcm to
cscapf to warn ~ 3 t h e against
funny business. If his victims
a .n n t a r to fie r c d crim~nals,hc lcavcs thc d o n r locked,
clumps a sccond rlosc, and sends a guard for the C i e Witch.
I f all is in order. Lukas upens the iron shutters o n thc
2fr by t f t window hctwcen rhr Service C h a r n k r ant! tlte
13otlth. All bus~ncssts conducted through this w ~ n d o u :and
at the first srgn o r trouhlc L~rkaswill s1:rm the shutters nnd
pour nn thc trlnck I.O~IIR.

3. Service Chamber
I.ukas kecps his business records and minor magical trinkets in here. al~jngwith a fcw basic reference texts :lnd analvsas tools. Thesc allow him to irlcnrifv most common potions
and dcviccs while the patron waits.
Notc that all items must bt. andvsed and appraised by
Lukas hefore he rvt11 cvcn discuss offering a loan against thc
item. o r canstdcr purchasing the itcm.
Thc p r o c c r l ~ ~ is
r c simple: Lukas explains his terms (see
hclow) nncl if thc patron agrees he is charged an initial 1 IIGC
for cach item ro ht. identified. a p p n i s r d , pawned o r offcrt.d for sale. I.ukas then withdraws and seals the shutters
\vhilr hc performs basic tests on rhc items. Note that if Lukm
can't iduntie the obiecr with h15s ~ m p l tests,
the client must
stilt pny thc 1 0 GC ;idvancr. as rhc Dwarf always warns his
I f tht tests revral the nature and value of the itcm, he
opens the ~ h u t t e r s and
collccts the balance for his analysis
hcforc announcing his findings. i f thc item requires hlnhcr
sturlv and rt-earth, Lukas informs thc cEients and estimates
when the?' should return for rhc final report.
Pntrons interesrerl in purchasing something from L u h s
must cxplain what they seek ancl how much ~ h c yarc willing tn pm hcforc Lukas wirl reveal a-hcthcr he has thc itcm
i n quc.~tir)n,
nr n-hat he will charge for it. Hargaining will
; thc. sale pricc in the usual manner.

the shutters are sealed.

If the bargaining is s~~ccrssful.
Lukas retrdcves the object. returns, opcns the shutter, and
concludes the deal. If I.ukas and the client cannot come to
terms. Lukas p l i t e i v asks the client to leave, md closes the
shurtcrs. Trouhlesomc clients arc assisted from the premises
bv rhe guards or. o r if necessarlv, the \Thtch.

Lukas's Business Practices

Pawning Jtems
1.ukas offers 50% of appraised valuc as a cash loan secured
agatnst the itcm. His tcrms arc 1% Interest per day on thc
lrlan with a minimum credit ctiargc af 20 GC (to c o w r thc
cnsr o f his appraisal).
Thus, i f h c appraises your Ring of Rhnline, a1 500 G C ,
he'll l r ~ a nyou 25(1 GC on thc ring. Yc~utake the loan and
repay it in ten days. At 1% peer itay. L u h s requires the 250
GC: loan, plus 25 GC intercst for 10 clays. for a total ot2-5
GC. I f you paid it back in one day, you'd only owe L GC and
10 shi!lin~sIn interest, hut you'd still have to pay the loan
(250 G C ) plus the 2 0 GC minimum cscrlit chargc.

Identifying Items

fee of 211 GC + 5 % of the appsa~sedvaIuc is charged

for item analysis, with 10 GC pair! rn advance.
His s t a n d ~ n goffer is. "Ilyou think my appmiscd value is
too high, I'll huy the object from you for chat amount. I f
you think the valuc is too low. hc thankful - ytlur 5% fee is
thcrchv reduced."
I f Lukas can't fully identify the item with his basic anal?sis test, hc offers his 'advancccl rcscarch' scruiccs. "If I can't
identify it by mundane methods. you can rither rake the
ohject to someone rlsc, or pay my advanced research fre:
200 GC and 5% of the appniscd value, plus expenses for
sdvanccd research."
Advanced research takes from 4-6 w e e k , with no maranree of success. kIowevcr, if Lukas can't identifv the Item,
the client onlv pays the 10 GC hnsic [cc, and 1s always free
to rerricvc the item and take it clsewhere for identification.

A flat

Idcntifyiag Magical Items

In additioii t o rcvealinp: whether or not an itcm is magical,
the skill Magfcnl S e n s ~also reveals the number of powers
(i.e. how ~ c I A ~ ~ T ~thc
L I Eitcm is). To discovcr just what these
powers arc-, a character with the skill 1dptrtif-v hlaglcal RrteJnct must study the item for an

hour nr


and for each

Section Thrcc: People and Places

succcsshl UT test (rlnlv onc 15 pc.rlnrttCcl Ircr hour) a sinfnr n specific i t t m arc hrppv trl pnv. ancl folk iiho cornpl;tsn
gle power is r r ~ c a l t d Oncc
the character Ciils rhc tcst Ire
ahrlut thc prlccs h a w trlo hur1nc5s s h n p p ~ nIn~ rhc t i n t
cannot gain any mow information.
place." hc 53:s
I t i s r h i lntrer
skill tfi;~tLukas uscs, and the first power
If rhe ch:~ractcrsharc c~ffrrcrla price at lcasr as high :I\ w ~ l R
l I ~ hc
~ sFgeneral
noticm of the ohicct's histhis. Lukas w i l l scll rhc ircm to thcrn straight :Iwn?. 0thr.rtory or function. A Cusc I . i ~ h tInjury ring. for exarnplt.,
wist, he wHl b n ~ p ltrying
r o find the hest pricc hc can gut.
w c ~ ~h
l d identified 3s a h e a l ~ n g
ring. or a I S a ~ eof
r Death
Ohvious P X ~ T in
~ magic
gain f IOn:, t o tht tcst c~uto f prolrsmight hr recognised as the work of brario Fettucini. a 'Tilean
sional rrspcct. 1.ukas may nlso hc inclancd t o drop thc prlcc
sorcercr f o m c r l y e r n p l r ~ v r db y thc Awassins of Sartnsa.
if the clicnt is buying scver; t3orh 1,ukns and thc
With repeated WP tcsts, specific powers (with passwords
characters shoutd rest - i f b o t h succec.rt. the pmccqs coni f rpplicahlc) can hc identified. Somc items rcquirc a spetinues; i f h o t h fail. ncgotirtions haw brokcn dawn anrl I.ukas
cific invncation r o actintc their magical prnpcrtics. and sincc
delivers an ulrtrnatum of pa>+ng thc full pricc o r l e n r r n ~
this i s penemllv a sccurity pmcaution. rarely is [he invoking
immediately. If Lukns succeeds and thc chancrcrq fail. hc
phrasc clearly marked o n rhc device.
w i l l d r o p his pricc slightly (around 251 o f the rliffrsvncv
In a d t l i t ~ n nto tht-sc standard rncthods o f investigation.
bcmrecn what he askctl and what the characters c3lli.rr.d)
I.ukas atso has rccclurse t n s m s t collection of hooks and
and rtfusc to go any Inwcr. If the charnctcrs ~uccccdancl
tools that he can usc if h i s fdrntffiMngicnlArtefc~ctskill Is
Lukas fails, hc xvill drop his pricc rlighrlr (as a h l - v ) :ind thc
nor sufticient. This rcrcrcncc matcrinl snd equipment k ~ m s haggling continues I.ukas m+ill simply laugh off nnv hi&
the h a ~ l sof his advanccd rcscarch, and allnws h1m to conhclorv the appraised pricc of an itcrn: hc i s nt, Fool, nnd ~ v i l l
tinue gaining infr~rmartonwhcrc he IcR off. Lcarninp. cvcry.
not scll ; ~ at Ioss unrlcr any circumstances.
t h i n g ; i h r ~ l ~an
t item is cxtrcmcly difficult for a typical
Thc f c > l l o w ~magical
Itcmc arc availahlc h r salc. :in<[
advcnturcr. h u t men. chi Id's pIav for expcrienccd magical
an. storotl o n shclvcs h c h ~ n d[hi. curtain. out of sight olthc
scholars like Lukas. With this rn~rhwl.Lukas must make an
clients. 1,ukas's appraised valuc and h ~ sasking pricr a r t
fnt test tu ohtain information o n each power.
listed ahcr each izcrn. Lub s honcsrlv rcpnns thc. r n l c capa.
Items ~ i t functions
detiberatclv or accidcnrally ohhilities of thc items to his dients - a policy hc steadf;~stty
scured. and itrms of inherentlr obscure function. pmride
maintains. Morc cxpcnsivc o r unusual Itern\ a r r avarlahrt
m o w scrious challcngcs t o magical scholars. Various clahot o the right s r ~ rof
t pcoplt.. h u t I - i ~ l i aLccps
thcsc st-cure In
ntc macarch prr~ccdrrresarc ;nxilahlc, most of which arc
a special cabmet (sec hclow).
rither time-consumrng or dangerous, and none of which
Items for Sale
guamnrec SIICCCSS.
+ Ring of <;//l of Ton~trcs(onc LIW pcr ctar). Inirc~kcwrth
For thesc r r c r difficult cnscs, I.ukas can alwa!-s ask his
the words "Spcak and f3c Known to Me" 120 GC: / 24(3 (X:.
Dacmon for an appraisal (sec k l o w ) . Lubs gr.nenltv saves
+ Rln-q of ,Magic Lock (one uqe per cfav) l n r o k c w i t h the
this as a last resort. sincc thc Daemon chctrges i n quarts of
words .'Rat t o Uinc Encrny". 1 L0 GC 2 4 0 CC.
humanoid hlocwl. 1.ukas is a nicc fc!l.c)a: ancl dislikes such
+ R f n ~ nCrrre
l,i& I n j t d ~(two uscs per rla?.). Invokt ni th
practices, hut he i s alqo a pncrical businessman, and w i l l
the words "In Shallra's Uxrntr". 2-0 C;(: ' 541) GC:.
usr this resource when all othcr mcans h a w failed.
+ Ring of C ~Li<r$t
P Injryv (onr usc per dnv). lnvokc w i t h
Purchsiag ltcms
thc phrase "The hlcssing of Shallya o n this one. w h o comcr
Lukas attrmpts ro setls ircrns for dozr'ble their appraised
in humble supplication". 1-0 GC; '3-10 GC.
+ Rfi1.q o f P r o t ~ c t i o Agafn.~t
Chnns 3.250 GC ' 6.500 G C .
\raluc. O n thc black market he scrls for n Inwr-r price, h u t ar
+ Rirzx of Pmtecfion ; [ a i n s t Chnr~s(one use pcr dnv).
a greater volume.
Since i t i s almost imptxxih!c t o huy magical i t r m s clseWhen ~nvukcdby the phrasc " l : h a o ~ avert' In \olkan'\
where, the doubled pricc is really ~ t h c h
r r . "Folk looking
name!", p r t ~ t c c t i o nl a ~ t s
i t ~ r1 turn. t -050 GC L. 100 (;C;.

Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness



1 (locked)

Section Three: F'eaele

+ Rtr~*qof Prolectlon +\Knft~s/
(thrrc uscr, per dav).
\T hrn snroktd bv the phrase "Hv the tlarnrncr of Sigmar.
Blast Yc. Chnrjs btcnd'", protccrlon lasts for I turn. 1,151)
CIC 2.300 C r C
+ KtrinyhtnsIfclnr. 1 AP r o the hcnd. i n bittt.rcrl conditlon -& 111 GC: 8213 GC.
Srr-orcl of Prr~rt~ctinn,
+ l AP to all hod\ arcs\ (onc uuc
per dav) \t'hcn in\-okvd ht. thc p h r a w '\X',lrrl mint cnr.rnlesr. pprtcction laqt5 for 2116 r o ~ i n d s .190 GC 380 GC.
+ Srt.ord nJFrnr. \\ hen ~ n r o k c dbv t l ~ cp h n s e "'l'lclcl or
dic'", thc wicldcr r a ~ l s c ~ j m
In rt h c v opponents for 2D6
rounds. 500 (,(: ' E ,000 <;I:
+ IJn,qer n/llcntb 2 darnagc 8'5 GC; 1.-50 GC.
Mrrt-P nf Flcrp (one tlsc pcr dav) Enrnke with "S\veer
drcxms and anv wcrlrn %truckin thc ncvt 21)6 rum\ makes
a ,Wtgtc t c ~ with
n - 1 0 pcnalm or falls aqlccp tor 1 n h t u r n \
1 1 ( ( 1 0 0 (r<:
+ .$@or lk*rtrlrf I f tdeclrl E f ~ t ~(&m
U S C ~pcr clav). In\.okc. a ~ t h
\ l c ~ r rand rlic, l:ndcad!", and thc bane
cffect w i l l I w t 13nr1lftic nruf c r c n r ~ r c
i- rrn~cL4-5 (,l: <>W( d .

4. The Lab
Lukas d ~ most
s of his Arlranccrl RCqearch hcre. I i i z clrcnt \r.mlccs takc
up onlv a< small porricln o f hir tlmc.
Thc rcmalntlcr IF ppcnt on pcrsonal
protects - rna~icalsruclic~or rcscarch~np.ltcrns hc has purchased for h15
own collcctron f'wn t h t Magicians'
Guild dues not havc such a finc collcction o f magical rcfrrence hook9
pcrrrncnt t t l 1.ubras's t ~ r l cThc v,iluc
o f the rcfcrcncc works and tool* if
tncalcul~hle.It n o u t t l hc rrnpos<tblc
to cvcw tome ancl tool: imtcad.
i f chamctem pet into thc 1:1hand <tan
asking awk\v;ird q ~ i c r t i o n sabout
Lukns 5 cquipmcnt. the GM should
Mapcal ircrn\ o f grcat vnll~c.rbr ~ n tere4t are r t o w d ~n.i!dewhat appcarx
t o hc a metal cabinet. Thi5 1s c n chnntetl with a spell qimilar t o s U'nrd
of I#rhiiidancr (cce Rrafrn of JorCP?):
anvnnc o t h t r than I.ukas who
attcmpts an opcn thc cabfinet musr
makr a WP tcrt or find thcrnsc.lvcs
unahlc r o dr) CO In addttion. anvonc
who doer manapc rrl opcn the cahin r t qcts off thc c~tht-rcffcct of the
< p c ] [ , i m m c r l ~ a t e l y rum man in^
Sikinncs. a Lcqscr Daemon w h o i s
sworn to scmc [.Ukas for lfl01 war?.
TIrc Datrnnn IS ~ntcltigcnt,can speak
ancl IS ~ n c r t d i h l v~clous.
I t can t o m
rhn~rsandur h trnv toothy mourh~,
each of w h ~ c h
dvlivcrs a scrpcnt's por~ r l n o u sh i t c . (IY'hcn S i k i n n c s ts
around. I.ukas fccdq ir s II\,C rat dailv
- a d ~ % c o u n ~ i nexpcsienre
for the
rat, Y K ~ U
can t?c rurc )


- the Daemon Cabinct

6ihinnr.s n o m a l l v keep* his mouths

shut, a< ordcrrrl hc hi< mnrrcr flowl

and Places

evcr. SI; t-uplsinrd ahovc. ~f \cmconc tcn~cfic.*tfic c.~l?~ncr

n-lthout I.uka\'\ ccln5cnt. Sihinnc* ~ l c c f ~m;itcrt:rli\c..
t c ~ prlf {or cvcn i n w l e , a< hc'5 nc)t rhar h t ~ fhc
) r.rhincr.
form< ID6 sinuour stalk%cndvng i n mouth5 ,ind chcws o n
t h r irnpnwirlcnt victim. PC:\ \r~ilEhc .~irrr)maric~llv
(unlc.i~they have seen thiq happcn hcforc, i n rvhrch c:isrthc! arc allo\vctl an 1 t e s t ) This \\ill all(>\\ Sih~nncfto clcI i \ c r 1 I M - ~ ~ c c t c c f uh!i t c ~at 51, tach \vith tic a d d ~ t ~ o n a l
cffctt of at-ldcr root ( s c t IC'FRP, p.82) Unahlu to ront:itn h15
amuscmcnt. C;jkinncs rhcn chartcm like a magpit. g l t , : ~ t i n ~
r w t r h ~trttrmphanr
attack, r n r ~ k l n gthe prr~hahl\-clr~ n \gI<ttnl. :ind ~cncr:iIlvrnak~ng
a n u ~ w n c co f him<clf
I.ifc a* Luka*'~scn-:lnt I < ntlr such a h a ~ t \ h i piorSikinnc\.
'Tn- ccruplc o f eons ns :I Ixwur k ~ c m t > \omctlmc.
\cc hen v i ~ ul ~ k cI[."hc r ) h s r n c \ . "1 hc ( ~ r r a t c rT);rcrnon\
st;tnd arnunrl all d,n and krck n ~ o l t c nrrlck ant1 cctopl:r.mic
41meo n ?;nu. No fun, bclievc you rnc "
W hcn ~ l ~ r n r n o n cSikinncs
frnr. hut ts unahIt tn Ic.;3vu the cahinrt
\l hilst i n cnntnct w ~ t h
~ t hc
, 1% not whjccr t o instrifiilitjp I f thc cah~ncti< dc.;troverl, he 15 irce to srtnck n< a I.c\\L'F


Contents of the Cabinet

I n the cshinct arc four i t ~ n wfor <:IIc'.
,111 r ~ u i t cx,~lu,~hlc
h i i t onlv rlC ~ntc-rc\t
t o cc,Ilcctors %o s c n ~ i h l c,td\cnturt-r
r v o i ~ l dconstdtr paving ruch pr1cc5
+ BOOIS( ~ U I I C\XChcn
~ ~ n v o k c rrvtt
l h
the n orcls "Ciracc i*hevond 5 n !c". 5pr~k c n In 'l'ilcan, thc xvcarur rt.cctv~.+:r
t40 bonu5 t o Fellnw~hipa\ Itlng a\
thc hoots rcrn:r~non t h c ~ rhcct Pr1m.irtlv r ~ ~l n t c r c \ t o u r ~ l l c c t r ~ tor
n . I;ucci
i s a cnchantcs cif \vicic r c n t l t m X . 0 0 0
GC / 1 0 , ~ O OC i C l
+ fir Jrr~nnfofTnitl-II/Jf/ Thc wcretr
of rcchaming tfiir t.lvcn w o r r l - .I\ well
as thc C~~ncttc~n
o f thc d c v ~ c c- arc Iq~ut.
hut the ~worclr r t a i n ~
1f5 cnchantnicnt.
'Rr~n-lillni s rccordcd ac hnvrng J~ccnn
Scn f:lf m r r ~ h a n prlncc
01 Lttc L3rcl
Cenruw collcutor'\ rum l . S ( l t r (I(

3.000 C,(:.

+ TIJPfirnrtd oJlflr~rchtrlt~a \Y:intl o f

Jrt i n

thc frtrnl rh an chnnt ttafl w ~ r at ~

carrrtd fist at the tc~p.I.urrc'ntlt. 11 XI 111
n n l v f u n c t ~ o n\vhcn ~ n v o k c d1~
Ilarrlar~n,w h o has h r c n dc:irl for ' 5
vearc I t might he pos\ihlr. for the cnmmand phracc. t o he altcrrtl hv a rnmtcr
cnchnntcr. hut i t a-nuld dcrtrov tllc
collcctihlc \;lluc r ~ rhc
f itcm s.Orlrr Cl(;

1 n.on0 I,(:.
+ Tile Rnrl o f t h l~ iftb Prwt ; ~ n;~ncicnt
clevicc o f o b r c u w o r i p n and function.
hut has a widc folklc)rc
a5 a staff o f prcar pnwcr rf the othcr
parts wcre n-scrnhlrtl. At p r c r t n t . nn
m o r t than a f a h ~ ~ l o u scxpcnqirt
rimtry lo.non (,C 2tl.l)nn (;c:
Tko o t h r r item9 s r r n n CIIF~IZI:
not for <ale, nclthcr i s pnrr~c~~!:!rlr~
\.:rluable, hut horh arc rvmarkahlc
+ 7'in.vr l r r t r o r r r a hnrllv h:irrcn-d m m nturc s u ~ rrt
t n r m o i ~ rfor n humnnnid
m.c> i n c h c ~tall, cn~r:r\-cd\\ ~ r hrhrcc

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runc.5, none r)fwhich h a w h r c n rdcntificd hy L u h s . Its origin. function and value ;IW u n k n o w n
+ :l old-pinrecl Fimir skrdl I-itkas has identified ir from
:~ncicnrchroniclrs as a d r c o n t i o n from a Fimir hatrlc standard, b u t has hcun itnrhle to rlcterminc any details of thc
obrcct's functrr~n.Vallluc unknown.

5. Rear Vestibule

W'hcn Lukas i s not oresent. t w o war dogs

. are hcrc. unchained. Othemisc. they arc kcpt charncd outsidc the build~ n g ' sw a r entrance.
Any attempt to opcn the false dmr causes a triplc dose
of I3latk I.ot~tsbomhs t o dmp from a concealed trap d r w r
in thc cciling. Tht. rclcase catch for the sccrct door i s hetwcen WO stones to t h r l t f t ofthc h l s c door at knee-htlght.
A thin ohicrt rhrce inches long must be inscrtt-d hctrrccn
~ h t atoncs
and prrr.;ed d n w n In u r d c r to mlcase the catch.
t t ~ h i c hrlren ntmains c1pc.n for one m u n d -just time cnnugh
to srcp t o rhc sc+crr.t CIHI~ ancl g o t h r t ~ u ~ fhf o
, w t r r r . pre5sing the catch docs nor reveal thc location nf the sccrct door.
s o those clever enough t o f i n c l i t w i l l prr,hahly assumc i t
upcns thc l'alsc door - hrh. heh*

6. Guard


W'hcn I.ukas is nor present. twn guards sir herc :mtl takc
t u r n s napping. IYhrn I.ukas is prcsrnt his personal hod?
guards takc over, permitting the regular gunrds to run cr.
rand< or take aimc off. Lukas is a gracious and generous
employcr. Borh I-ukas and the m a r i f s on dun' have kcvs t o
tht. sturdy locks on the rcar cntmnce. Only Lukas has rhe
key to rhc locks o n rht. door I r t ~ mthe w a r d room t n rhe
r r a r vcstihule.

Additional Sccurity Mcasurcs

Plavcs c h a ~ c t e s sconrrmplating breaking and e n t v u p o n
'The VermiIion Pawn should hc- r~crmitteclan Int rcst t o anticipatc sornc o f thc fo!lnn.ini deterrents, or may b e inrorrnt-d of them h v lncal criminals, at your discretion.
I.ukas has dcstpncd e l a h ~ m t cprccsutians to protect his
Inh ant1 h i s \r.nrr.<, b u t he knows that making his shop a
k~rtrcssi\ n o t sttfftcitnt to discot~ragrthc deciicdtetj thief.
Thcrcfore, he pavs a suhstanti;~lp r t ~ t c c t i o nfee t o the pmrnincnt r a c k c t c c s ~ hr~sscs
o f !hr. c i y . No scnsiblc lncal thief
n.clnld think o f encrr\achinp, on the tcrritor). of these prmerhu! crime hosscrs.
F t ~ n h c r .I-ukas has ponrerful friends in the Magicians'
Guild. w h o n~oulclhc happy t o help h i m track d o w n anyone who vinlatc.cI his privacv o r ransacked h i s treasures and
research f:~cilltles.Consequently Lukns n-illn u t r ~ s k
h i s life
in r!cfc.ncc nf hjs shop, confident rhar h t can pursut. thieves
I ~ t c ancl
wreak a ~ c r r i h l cvengeance u p o n thcm.


Lesser Dacmoa

In u n t x l ~ r r i tform.
.kppc:lrs much Iikc- a tr;lrZir~onnl
Ihcrnon, but w r h 3 vt.r\. tong trlnguc that flicks around
w i t h I ~ g h t n i n gspryd. H i s h l t p attack is poisonous, ancl ns

n ~ t thr.
h Ilzcn~cln'sbound Form, has the effect of adder root.
This u n i q ~ l cilaernnn also has the skill IcIenr~fi~,2fugfcaI
.4rreJrict ancE i s alli)\x.ed as many attrmpts at discovcrinp;
po\ as h e has quarts of bt(>od. 1:aiEurc to makc the W
rolI doc5 n o t prrcluclc further cffon, ancl only a liighlv pro.
tectctl ~ t r r i ~l v i l hc
l irnmunr frum thc monster" prohin~s.

Two Wardogs

I3orh arc tr:~tnc.dr~nlr 1 1 ) ;tcccpt i t ~ o dIronl I.LI~:I\


The Vc.nni!ion Pawn c:ln feafurc i n campaigns as a Iocation

ro bc visited at ncrd or d s e as a sourcc of adventures i n rts
own right. Perhaps the k s r appmach Is to let chxnctcrs
*j>it thc shop oncc o r mrcc, and then Rer d r a m in mare
decplv when one of the followinp: happcns:
1. A raluablc m;~gicalircm i s stolcn from the player characters o r from a parron o r cult of the PCs. I t is s u ~ ~ e ~ t e
that they approach Lukas and cntisr h15 aid. antic~paring
that the thitvcs may try t o pawn thc purloined magic;ll item
at his shop.
7. A master sorcerer with a unique telepun booth enr rnaptcaI
lists rhe aid o f the PCs. ' 3 fcllow has a finc p a ~ of
h o r s P want. I'lltelepon you inside his lab, right past 311 h i s
drfcnccs, and all vr)u havc to do is find the lraor% 1'11 ~ i r c
you one hour, rhcn telcport you right out. Sslc as houscr."
3. I.ukas get5 a wind ols plot ro hreak i n t o to his lah. fir
hircr thc PCs as extra guarrls. though 15 he says. "I tioubr
I'IIneed much help. Ican rake care of myself." t n particular.
Lukas has n o t sccn fit t o rcvc.ral the secunty sccrrts ot his
lab t o hi5 temporary ernplovets. I'ride comerh before a fall
Four Chaos mutants enter thc patrun's parlour. One with
incredible strength rips the i r o n shutrcrs aside hefort- the
Black I.c>rus takes cffcct. The PCs. sirtlng in thc guard room,
hear a shriek and a sounrl of r e n d ~ n grnctal shutrcr?, Now
what> I.ukas managcd t o open thc front door before he
w;ls bashed u n c o n s c ~ o uN~o n othe murants, still g r o w horn
the Rlack I.otus, are I m s e insick the lab.

Thc magical items Eictctl for ~;11cin 'thr Vcrrniljon Pawn
e r n h d y the two bawc principles o f thy Ideal Nhrhammer
Fantasv Magic Item:
The invoking phrases and curious histories, for example, give the itrrn+a Ijtrlu personality \YPlrho u t this approach. rn:~gicitems a n . generic shotgun> in their
fantasy contexrs.
LirniterlPorrler: Imponant fns two reasons: first. because
it kccps the campa~gn'qMagic Qurlricnt under the (;M's
contrrd: and second hecausr. i n v o k ~ n g
an item w i t h Iirnired
dailv 'charges' i s a significant tactical decision, d r r c i n p i n g
prudent applications o f a scarcc resource.


Mv one regret about 'The Vermilion Pawn' is thar Sikinncs

is in a place whrrc nu PC is rver tlkelv za cncnuntcr him
Pcrfcctly plausihlc- and a p-cat rcllcf to the PC, no dorrbr hut i t seems a shamr t o wasrc s o charming s little nasy So
maybe lots or sorcerurs. Chaos hrrldies, and rich, cvil l01 k
have cabinets with Daemons likc Sikinncs to d r f r n t l them
around where PC burglars can find thcm.
O r maybe you want to Iravc onc 1y1ng around i n thc
steer somewhcrc. Yclu'rr. wclcomc.

Section Three: P e o ~ l cand Places

Chapter 12
clangcnws den

Morbog's Maraurlcrs a r t a cheerfully vicious hand of eightyodd Orr and Goblin raiders.
to march m nrnssp Into
your carnpalgn and cause troitblc.
Q h y d o you need this? Well. some pla)rr characters are
a little reluctant to go out into thc wilds and mix things up
with the rcallyncat-monster.har1-wvh lurking around the
edge ol the world. It seems thesc PCs. would nther hang
a h o ~ rown.
e n g a ~ i n pin dulE political intrigue and the occasmnal dry-~ulchinge r bushwhackingofan unarmed mcrchant, than ao our and seek their fnrtunu in a dark. hidcouslr.

nf ravening. bloorl-crazed man-flesh eaters.

Beslrlcs. vou'vc pot lots of neat nrc'n'gohho figures and
h r i n ~ i n gthcm our will make a c h a n ~ from
fip;ur~ngout thc
d c t a ~ l of
s snme complex c m power-stniggtr with cults, intrlRuc and other stuff that your plavem wit1 promptlv ignow. So here's a hunch of ravening. blood-crazed man-llesh
caters who will happily go into town alter rht. PCs and r l ~ a
rhcm our.
Thc Marauders pose some inrrr~sting,unusual and serious c h a t l c n ~ e sfor vnur plavcrs, not lea.;t of which i~ how
to stop an organised hunch of at least scrni-infelli~untmonsters from despoiling, p i l l a ~ l nand
~ catlng eventhing ?r)u
hold near and dcar when they u u t n u m h s vim hv at Ic-fist n
hctor of ten. h<lrnirtedlv. k,ur-sc.t1re C)rcs arc going to bc
dead rncat rf t h q tanglr with the Uiddcnheirn "Milrtiao r ;I
hrlpade of the Ernpen,r*s finest. hut. slncc rhcv spcct;klisc In
attacking Small Toumes. guarded by Ye Avrragc Wi.r.c!?. Small
Tonne ,Militia. and h c i n ~
long gone hefore thc card? shows
up. this isn*ta problcm.
The challenge facing the PCs [a) delaling the
Marauders until help amves,or (b)welding the hap1r-w farmers into a potent fighting,force, in S P ~ ~Sc~nttrsnr
style, and
bcat~npthe .Marauders on the field of battle.
Oh. right. Or ( c ) maintaining their self-rcsprct afrcr hightailing i t to rhc hinterlands.
Morhog's Maraudem are the Old XVorld equit-alcnt of the
mr>tclrqclcgangs which, according to movie Iorc, tcrrorisr
much of thc CTnited Statcs' Wrest(:c)ast. Ug1\: ft~ut-rcrnpcrrd
and cven fouler-smcllin~,they rrprcsent rhe pinnaclc of Orcish cirilisation. Bascd In a mountain rdngc locaterf conrcnicntly nrar 'to your campaign area. frnm time to time
the Marauders sallv forth frtm rhrir hiddrn ~rrongholdtcl
terrorist: nearby Humnn villages. Though thcir cx:~ctnumbers \-an fmm excursion to excursion, thc Maraudrr~are
cornpnscd of around eighty Orc foot snldicrs, a duzcn (;ohtin \li>lf Ridcrs and b c m c e n m e n v and thirty Snotlinp a s
slaves (and emergency food supply).

The .Marauders am organised into firc units: four of20 Orcs
and o n e of 12 Goblin Wolf Riders, bdditinnallv, four or five
Orc teamsters manage thc gangs' three si~pplywagons nncl
lthc 2' Snotlings whc~pull them.
an iron-fis~cd<)ccof Icar.
Top dog ip ~lorhop,Throa~slitta,

some reputation. Bcneath M o r b o ~i s Bulg, his 1icutcn:int.

and the unit leaders Gaglug Dogbreath, Sogrotld Stunt?
Flayer, Margrogg, Momma and Br~ggraddTusker.
Discipline 15 etficicntly enforccd. by Orc~shstandards:
e v e ~ h o r l rdoes what Morhog savs or hc kills thcm

Da Boss
Marhog Throatslitta is a m e r c e n a v turned bandit. t i c
achieved his present position hv the t imc-honoutrd tratlirtons of treachery and frrocity, and bv defeating thc previous leader. Roplohh Gutripper. in single combat That he
issued the c h a l l c n ~ emerc minutes afrcr a S r u n ~stuck
Roglohh in thc stomach with a battle-axc only enhanced his

reputation for shrt-wclness.

In his youth, Morhog regularly fought against t h e
Stuntics, and thc Dwarfs' supcrfor unit cohcsion and drill
played a significant part in succcssivr Orcish dcfcats. t lc
has tried tcl impose the Stuntics" diwipllnu o n his hand.
alheit with 0n1v lirniretl success, as thar kind of otganisccl



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activip is snmt.a.hat alirrn to Orcish p s y c h n l o e Rut h r must

I t must he conccdcd that this is remarkably effective
he doing something right: the hand has hccn highly sucwhen used againsr Human caval,? oken comprised of guys
ccssful- ancl, as hc hasn't yet hcen sliced open by a S t u n ~ pcrched on horses which tend t o panic wticn confronted
n o one h;hs seriouslv c h a l l c n ~ e dhis rulc.
by StllI. somc clay ht's going t o pick a fight with
somchndy o n wtll-trainrrl homes ant1 get a nasty surprisr.
I n pitched hnttlcs. IMorhog uscs his cavalry o n thc flanks.
They rick far around t h r hattlcfirld ancl attempt t o hir rhc
The scconcl-in-command is thc aptly namcd Bulg, a good- cncmy from rhc rcar, t l i s r u p t i n ~rommunications. pm-tick.
natured. (for an Orc, an!wav). t a s y g o i n ~kind of Orc. Inrel1ng the men, and. hopefully. killing n r sc~ttr-ringt n r r n v
Iigcnt and a ficrcc fighter. Rulg Sacks amhitinn and i s quitc
5atlsfird w i t h his position. This distinctly un-Orc~shnutlook
Anothcr function of the cavalry is to mund up dcsenmakes Rulg an exccllcnt number W O .
crs. This doesn't particularly entlear the WY'c~lf Ridcrs t o
Morho~'stroopers, who arc more than a little disgruntled
at he in^ hercIcd likc sheep - and hv stinking Gnhh05 at that.
Ncedlcss t o ssr: rhe W ' r j l l Ridcrs slecp w i t h t h u r mounts.
l'hc rest of the gang are your average Orcs and Goblins: a
ensuring that thc Ores don*t cxpress thc-ir annoyance i n thc
fun-loving hunch of blonrlthirsw killcrs o u t for a good time.
traditional fashion.
Thc \ rccn~ati n the samc way as the old BritThr ~ Z I I I R d c r r b' r n n c r displays ;I srvl~scd\volf ripping
ish N a w (by press-ganging likely lads aftcr a few roo many
thc throat o u t o l a horse. Each u n i t member wears n hrmc's 1
h e r s ) sc) desertion is m r n c t h i n ~ofa problem. hut. as t h r
skull motif an a chain around his neck.
Manudcrs' cli%ciplinaytechnrrlues arc cvcn more invcnSogaodd Stunty-Flaycs's Gang
tive ancl bnrtal than thosc of the Rrltish Navy, most recruits
Thcst arc thc Mamuders' shock troops. Rernarkablv fcardon't tn- t o run away more than once.
Thc Marauders are divided i n t o five units (four i n f a n t ~ l e w i n battle, their motto is "\Ye n e w t met a Stunn-wt didn't b
like ... lY.1TIJ SAL'Clil" LlsurlEy itnchoring thc ccntrc o f thc
one cavnly), each w i t h its own particular charm.
Einc, the Stunv-Flaycm deal, mnrc darnrgc (ancl takc more !
CagEug Dogbreath and Co. - da Wulfboyz
casualtlcrs) than any other unit.
Thew :!re. obviously. the cavalry. I:onsist~ne, of E2 Cinhlins
I n rcwsrd they rcccivc finrst chnicc of treasure (afttr
o n Giant IYblvcs, thcir primary joh is t o make sure that thc
Morhog and Rulg) and thc hrst recruits. They also march at
Mamurtcw aren't surprised bv an cnemy force: o n the march.
the front of thc column. whcrc. as thcv proclaim. .'13vcy
thc c a \ ~ ~ l rroams
b r aheacl, t o thc sides. and behind the
body elsc can cat our zoggin' dust!"
column looking for cnerny acriviry. This means that they
The Stuny-l:taycrs' b;~ttlestandard is a jet-hlnck banncr
oftrn opcntc out of M o h g ' s I)a Roqs affords them
w i t h a golclen lightning bolt stashing across it. LTnit mema large clegrec o f autonomy
h e r s sport similarlr shapccl <carso n tnch chcek (gained from
(~nglug,leke many cavalv cc~mrnandcm,i s a ~ l o r y s e c k c r . rhc pang's strikinplv disgusting initiation rerernonicr)"
;tlwav< o n thc look-out for a chance tcl do sorneth~ngincrrrlihty foolhardy and romantic. IY'hcn encountering en- Margtogg's Maggots
The Mnxqots arc .In unkno\vn quantiv: virtually thc cntire
emy cavalry. even II
huauity outnumhr.rrd. C ; a ~ l u is
~ Ilkclv
unit is composerl uf new recruits. Though Marp+ogg,t h r i r
to sound rhe chargc :hnd attack wtthout hesitation.
leader. is a seasoned wtcrnn, he is nn untried untt leader.
anrl Morhog is keeping a c l o w cvc cm him. I n hattlc, the
Mamots arc stationt.d adjncrnt t o S o g r d d Stunyt'laycr's
gang. nrhcrc i t is hoped thcy w i l l henrfit hv exarnplc.
.Margrngg ha%not yt.8 dcturrnincd his unit's Ilattlc <!andard. Espcr~mcntswith s t i c k ~ n glargc numlwhun of insect larvae o n a hanncr have thus far prr1vr.n unsucccsslul. .Margmgg
k t r p s himself smeared w i t h clung. cnsurina that hc 1s always surrounded hv swarms of fl~cs.tic. sets this as l ~ v i n ~
up to the unit's inspiring name, h u t his unit has n o t yct
acquired [his charmtng habit.



Boggradd Tusker's 'Ogg Boyz

1)ccp~tethcir u n c o m p l ~ i n t i n t monikcr,
the 'ORP;Royx are
good, steady, uninspirctl Fighters. They fcbllow trrrlers wn-ell.
ancl Morbog considers then1 trusm~orfhv(hy C)rc~shstanci:~rds).'Their rtliahilityqunlifies thcm for imponant, t x ~ not
nccvssarily glamorous. jnhs such as guarding trcasurt., holding a flank without dirccr supenpisron, polng of! on thcir
a w n to gather food, etc.
R o y have no war bannrr. hut Plrmki, thcir
pig ma>cr>t.accompanies them into battle (unless, of mursc.
she's hccn eaten nnd they haven't had rimc t o fetch :I new
one). The unit rncrnhcrs wear head-drcsscs adorned wlth
the finger-banes of thosc they have defratcd In hatrle.

Mornma's Boyz
Momma's Bov,: arc without question the grecdirst and tmir s t unit Bn the outfit. They am an undisclplincd rabhlc, even
ktr Orcs. O n the march. Mnrhog or Rulg has t o r - n ~ u r c

Section Thrce: People and Places

they kccp pace with thc rcst of thr. gang. They're terrihlc
dcfcn5ivc t i ~ h t e n
who will break in thy facc of any dctcrm ~ n c dassaulr. Howcvcr. tcll zhcm thurr's [not, honzc or
food in town, and all thcv have t o do is tnkc care o f thc~sc
'orrihte 'oom:ins i n the way and 2 hey'Il charge i n like sharks
in a Iceding f r c n q .
%hootingat opponents (mm a safc distance places
little straln crn cither rhe ncgligiblc courage o r thc htlundIcss n p x i o . rlf the Hoyr!.Mr~rhoghas given them t hc gang's
small strppry of h w s and arrows.
Momm;~'sRn?.z' war banner shows a svlisetl sun i n the
middlc of which is a hcalx pierced by a sword. Each of t h e
BC)?-/ti-storms himscli with as much cheap jtrwellery and
trinkets as hc c a n c a m ; rhc more ofrhrs tawdry sparkling
stuff an OK can clisplay thc higher h ~ status
with rhc Nay.
Theft of a unit mcmbcr's ornamentation is common, and
more than oncc an attack has sl~>nctl
d u w n or stalled hccause thc R a t 7 have stopped to fight over fallen comrades'
Incidcnta!lv, Momma is a male Orc. He tends ro react
mthcr v i o l e n t t ~t o anv commcnts about his name.


>forhog's nhjccrivrs an. stra~ghtk,ru.;~rcI movc i n unchnlIt-nged, dcspoil, plllagc and burn, rhcn get out before any

opposition deveItlps. 11 follorw that i f his victims how mrnt

derilrmination than cxpcctcd. M o r h o ~ w i lhack
off anrl look
for casicr prey.
Howcvcr, Ores have great contempt for Itatlcrs\vho run
awav from danger, and this contempt 1 5 usually c x p r ~ s s c d
by thy rttpcarcd application nf pornreri objects to the subject's totso. While M o s h ~ l igs immune t o that panicular furm
o f contempt, h7 virtue c># his abtlity t n break anv Orc whn
trim ~t into riny bits. h e does have t o sleep. 'l'hu~.hc finds i t
n.unhu.hile to krcp the respect of h i s suhnrdinates.
So, unless the ndvrmary is reallv tough, thc Uaraudcrs
w i l l artack. If thcr w i n . fine. If they losc, well, getting
whrpped takcs the r'dgc off the most ardcnt hloodlu\t, ant!
the Orcs can retreat w t h a u t shamc or dishonour.
In hattlc. the Marauders evince all rhc finessc and swlc
of your average hunch of football t h u ~ s l'rontal
assault is
therr mcar anti drink; sivw manocuvrcs such as flanking nttacks are only to he used as a 1:ist resntr.

Unit Cohcsio~
A single Orc, off by himself. is quite lfkelr tci C ~ C ~ Ethat
~ C
perhaps this business ofwandering around in fxr-off land5
pupulatcct br; hostile Stunties, Humans ant! Elves i s not such
a hot idea. He misses his wifc and pups, he isn't petting
cnough t o eat, a n d his feet hurt. Such ;in Orc may just drcidc t o chuck it all in and head for home.



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Among his troopers. Thus. as a rule. his nrcs upcmtc i n
unlr3. Occasionally, thcv may split dorc-n to units as small as
l(]-C)rc tcnrns, hut only thc hest t r m p e t s (Wolf Riders and
Stunty-Flaycrs) w i l l he allowed to do rhiq. and only then
under spcrrial circumstances.
In game terms, this helps rhc GM who finds himself runnings sk~rmishhetwren the PCs and large nvmhcm of Orcs.
h u n i t memhcr i s forbidden t o go k v o n d I2 yards from thc
rcst of the unit. Clrcs beyond this n n g c \ w i l l n o t gain any
benefits from rhc u n i t I c r d e r " ~
Leadership mting: ~fpossi~
as soon
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R l c n a u n i t has k e n on its own for 2D6 hours,make a

Leadership r o l l fur i t every
hours (hascd on the unit
Itadcr's Leadewhip raring). I f srrccessful, t h e unit continu e to
~ follnn. Morbop's orclem, Ef i t fnrls hv less than JOY,,
ID6 Orcs an. ~ n ~ p i r utod c[[) scbrncth~n~
r ~ t h e rthan what
they were orclcsrrl to. If i t fails hv ?!l'?, or more, thcn 2116
Orcs slip off Sec rhc OrcEsh M a l i n g c r i n ~Tnhle hclow for
enttrtaining examplcs of Orctsh hchariour.

as ptlssihlr..

This section provides you w ~ t h

a hunch o f fairlv silly charrs
and rahles yc~ut a n use to d e t e m i n c how Morhog's Wamudcrs react ro circumstances. \ l l i l e these are n o t exhnustive
(or cvcn neccswrilv scnqihlc) they may give vow hints on
how the Bad Guvs d n things

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'ITnit mills around for D6 munds.

thcn does whatrvcr ~ c c m st o he
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L'nit mills around for Dh rounds:

cach munil l$ Orcs leavc for Parts


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t'sc this table whcn :I u n i t of Ores ~ ~ n c x p e c r e dmrct
hunch of PCs. Mxkc a Lcadetshlp rnlt for rhc unlt and apply the modifificrs r thc t.cadershlp rrh rhe
hlghcsc-rankccl lrn.dcr o n thc spot.

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M o r h g likes ro ktcp c v e ~ h d ivn sight. Since he's usually

operating dcep i n hostile territory. hht rccogniscs the danRcr i n s p l ~ t t i n ghi* furccs u p . I t simply rnakcs good tactical
hcnst. t i kccp
evcryhody i n easy support distance nf each
arhcr. And it's not u n k n o w n for entire Orc units to leg it o r
attack each other when left unsupcntised.
Thus. a n Orc u n i t w i l l almost alwayr he w i t h i n 48 yards
o f another unit. Orc units outsidc this distance without spectal ordrrs w i l l always attempt t o pet back within range as
w o n as pocsihlc.
Mc)rhag may ordcs units t o go outside this n n g c for
spccific purposes, e.g. "Stay ' r r e an' guard dis hridge o r 1'11
'bite ycr hnins out." Discipline (i.e. fcar o f p u n i ~ h r n ~ nwt )i l l
kcrp those Orcs o n the job for around 2I)h hours: after that
trrnc, however, t h u r t is a good chance thar thc u n i t w i l l hep i n to clisinrcgratc rn an amusing bshion.






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01-14 Horseplay: Severat Orcs are engaged in a

ficrce I~mwl,while others place hers on rhc
outcome. Thc fightcm tnkc D.3-1 Wounds during the conflict.
15-2R Rorrgh-housing: Cikc l-larsepla?; except that
the Orcs t ~ s cweapons. Fighters take DO
Wounds,hvstandcm takc D3.
29-43 Foraging:The Orcs go oSland look for somet h m to
~ cat. I f guardinp, the supply train, D6
Snotlings disappear rn~sreriously.
44-58 Pep Rn/!v. Some o f the Orcs in the unit hold
a compcrition to see who can come up w t ~ h
the hcst dcrogatnlv terms for another unit. I f
the orhcr unit comcs within hearrng disrancc
while this is going on, sec rhc descraption for
R o u g h - h r l l ~ ~ ~above.

Section Three: Pcople and Places

Thc Orcs arc off snmewhcrc, carching a kip. Thcywill rcappcarn-hcncvcr thc G U
sccs fit.
'5-89 Rtrll Se.ssfnn. Thr frustmtcd Orcs plot t o k i l l
Morhog ;~ncltake over the Marauders Nore
that thcv never havt rhc guts t o c a r v it out.
90-00 Sick Lentte: 'rhc Orcs dccitlc thcv h a w contmctcd some harrihle slckncs~from exposure
t o nIl that unhealthy tr'rcsh str and sunshine.
The)* gn t o Mohc~gancl m a k t d a h r a t e pleas
t o hc a l l o n r d to go homc and die. IMnrhop
liqtcns svrnparlietically knocks a fcw hcatls togrther, ancl sends rhcm hack to r h r i r unit.

just Following Ordcrs


Roll nn thc f o l l r ~ w ~ ntablc

whenever Vorbog gives ordcrg
to a unit llcc Mnrhng's Leadership score ancl applv thc
Leadership morllfiers listed hrlou: If the u n i t is any distancc from Morboa, Da Hnss must either g o and give thc
nnlcfi h~rnsclfor sund a mcsqc.nRr.r. hot11 ofwhich take time.

W Roll


Succecds h,

['nit irnmr.diartlv ctoeq just what

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Succrcds hv



Unit takes Dh rounds to get somcd

out, then does whar Morl~ogwants.

Fails hv up
tn 30Yb

tinit citherrloes nothing o r dithers

for n6 rnunds. and thcn does the
w r o n g thing.

Fails hv 4nT1+

linir c-ithcrpnnfrs ( m 6 Orcs n i n

away and rhc remainder m i l l mund
chaor ~ c a l l y ) : j r ~ r r r / p{cvenhody
find srmcthina t o kill
- rvcn annthcr unit); cjr does what
thc G.M finds most entcrtainine;.

Whun onc o r morc Orcr h a w hcrn fn~tnclguiln. of same

inappropriate beh:~riour. pick onc (IT thr. fnllrming:
FThrnin~:M n r h r j ~
h x t s his e m , then send4 him hack
t n his unll.
Sfem Ukrning: Morhog clouts h i m o n the head (causi n g I)! Wotlnds - \lnrhng may n o t iusr ~ s his
e fist), thcn
scndr film Imck to his unlt The Orc's p r e s r i ~goes
up a l o t
in his unlt.
Dentotinn: Orc is dcmotcd to h o n o t a Snotling.
to pull a can, anrl w i l l hc paten it the army runs rmt r $ f h o d
beforr. hc is prnrnotud hack up to C h .
Fines: Since mosr Orcs h a w n o rnonev. an Orc i s fined a
hmlv part. tccth. fingers and cars For Iight offrnccs: arms,
Icps o r sen5itirc h ~ t sli)r serious offcntcs.
Fxecrrtion:TypicrlZy i n somc incrcdihlv dismsring f a ~ h ion. Ilavt- n Itmk at the S p a n i ~ hInquisition, anrl the Roman
and Aztec I h p i r r s , f i x csamplcs

Leadership Modifitrs
Morbog i s accompnnving unir
R v l 15
~ accompanying unit
r n i t surprises f'C+ (or hot h arc surprised)
['nit has rlcfcatcrl PCs prtviously
L n i t 15 attacked i n flank o r rear
I - n i t ha5 lost tr) PCc prtviouslv
tinit is scpasatcrl from rcsr of:~rrnv

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W1r.n designing advcnttlrr-s arttunrl t h t M:~s;~urlcrs.
i t ' q im.
ponant to rcmcmher that r h t v srgnificnntlv outnumhcranti
outgun rhc avrrage hunch of PC:< Thc \Yi)ff Ridcrs arr prciha b k as fasr or faster than thc PCs, and a l t h r ~ ~ gMr>mrna's
Btl??' RS is not particularlr h i ~ h i,f rhcv all f rc rlfl'n \-c)lltv
o f arrows at rh' PCs, s<>rnr.hodyis proh;~hlr gnlnfi t r ) gel
well perfomtrd. In hand-to-hand cornhat, a unir of Orcs wll.
at t h t very least, challcnple thc PCs. Two o r m u r r nit^ WIII
prohahly wipe thcm ottt - i f rhey don't. y o u ' w hetn tot)
generoz~sw i t h the experience paints and m a p c items.
To stand a gootl cllance o r success. rhc P(:s must he ahfc
rt) attack smaller RFOUPT o f C ~ C :ind
WC their mohilin- and
tactical r h r hest admntapt. %lostimportantl!:
r hcy have to have the option to r u n away when t h i n ~ hcs
gin r o gct ugly - i n orhcr worcls. cmplov g ~ r c r r i l l at:~ctics
The PCs ~ h o ~ ralso
l d consider the hencfits r l f invnlving t h t
locals i n an impromptu rniIitia group.

Usc Maps
To heIp thcm 2 0 deal w i t h M o h g and his merry hand in n
sensihle way. vorl have tn provide rhe plavcrs w i t h fairly
dctnilcd rlc.scriptions of r h t t c m r n area In nrhich the encounters take placc. I f your scunnrio r c v o l w s arnunrl t h t
PCs trying to stop o r delay rhc Orcs from getting from Point
A rn Pr~inp11. vou sh(n1lc1dmw u p a falrlv d t t ; ~ i l c dm:lp o f
the area hetwren the nvo poinrs. so the !'(:F can pick spntq
a t which t o set up ambushes.
The remain must hc complicated c n n u ~ In
h support thc
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!a 1% imponnns IO rernen~herthat, at firqt a n y r v . .llt~rhc,g is
going r o bc. u n x r r c r i l rhc n:tturr. of his c~pposition.If rhc
I'(:s .1tt3ck firm rlnc of t i ~ sflanks. hc might reasonably [car
r l ~ ; i tthis i.i nothing morc than a divrrsion to cover a larger.
rntlrr tlnnpcrous a s w i ~ l from
the othcr sidt. Until hr. is sure.
tic i c n o t going t o orrlcr his r n t i r r cavaErc. resorlrco tr, thaw
sltcr the, n o r as hc gc~inp,to It-avc his w p p l r tram
i ~ n s u p p o r t c d~ n c tsend hi< cntirc forcc into u n k n o w n tcrraln nftcr ;In u n k n c ~ w nnumhcr of z o ~ i nhurnies.
0.1 r-ourre, il'thc PCs arc. parricularly succcsshl and dn
too much darnnec. he may lazr h ~ srcmpcr and do just th:lr.
giving clevcr P(,\ the opponunie t o hushwhack the supply
r n l n or Icatl t h r ~ purs~tcrs
i n t o an even nastlcr amhush. t b
(;M. vour challenge is t o provide situatlnns which allo\v thc
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c u v t r o r gaining surprise. I f thc
P(:< arc- spottcrt. it \v112 Ilc nigh o n ~rnpossrhlcfor them r o
l o w !heir pursucrs I;ucrrill.i tactics a r t only cffi-ctivc in
mountains, f o r t ' ~ t so r other placcs w i t h plcnty o l ;innoying
choke point+ tvhrrc the PCs can n ~ a k cst:inrIs. rivcrr hchintl
~ v t i i c hthcy can snipc at the cnemv without Icnr of rctaliation. strcp g r q c \vhcw
tlicv can d r o p bouldcrs u n t o Orcs'
hcacls, r t c
Oncc ? . O ~ I ' ~ Cshnlvn rhc p l a y c r ~your h3n~isomc'lv
map, thcv hhr~ulrllusc it t o plrlt thcir ovcrall s t r a t c n fbr the
ntt:rck. rlrfcncc. amhurh or wharcvcr. O f coursc. lthc map
i.n'r rlct;iilcrl c n o l ~ g tfor
i thcm to lay out thcir posrtions tor
cach assautr. IIorwvcr. thcy could r l e c ~ d c1.0 In? an ambush
.tz thc only lord on the t71griver. k,Pock thc only pass through
thc rnount:~ins,n r hit thC Orcs whcn thcy rrarcl dorvn tlrc
rinatc track that lcads through thc Iorrst.
Yoticc thc phrases 'only ford' and 'only pass'. Hcrc':, a
snc-akv trick to convince v c u r plavers of your GMing hrjlI~nncc.Ifynu d c < i ~ r-nilr
map sa that thu choke p o ~ n t sand
~ r l ct k n s ~ v ctcrrnin r)n it arc obvious. your playcm w i l l
nlrno\t cenarnly chr~rjxcr o fight Irnm thcm. Bcaring thiq in
mind, r.ou cnn make u p srnallcr-wale racrical map$ o f t h e w
:trcas :thcad o f the pamv. W'hcn the playcrs sas -'Okay, tvc'rc
up at thc pass. What's it look likc?" you t;ln srnilc
smugly ancl w h i p r)ut your ~ m a l l r map.





Apcrcrv~haTwo: Chart of Darkness


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To Each Old Dogs

Ncw Tricks

4omc player;, u ~ c dr t ) rhc standard encountcrs that rakr

plaru I n moqt r r l l r n l a y ~ n g
advc.ntl~rcs.m i ~ t ihc
t a IittEc slow
t r r ffgure 11iit t l z c p i ~ c r r i l l am c t h a d s n c c c s w v to hcait
In \tandard rolcplaying adventures, the Bad Guys come
tn smalliqh group5 : ~ n darc conr,tnauntlv scpamred i r n m tmrnccli:itt tactical support, cither by d~stancco r inclination
(i c thc Wad Crws art. so nasm thar nobody c . l w~ ~ lcomc
t o rhclr aid). Plavers have cumc t o expect thia ancl arc used
to fighting the rjppositton i n ~ l o r i o u shcn,ic,
{cl-thc-de:~th(rhc. monsrers' dcath) combat.
Sccrllr.;~ tr, say, such tactics arc n o t appmpriatc whcn
cncounterrng the Marauders. P(:% who heroically plough
intc, cmnhat with Morbog's small army, instead of picking
thcm off i n manageahlc numbers, are not r ~ r likely
t o Ix
arrjund: for long. 5c)nrc players may n o t rralise [hi\. ()thcrs.
n h ~ l rccagnic~ng
thc futilitv of frontal aswult, mav stmplv
nor have an?bhctrcrideas. Flcre's some rips t o stcer t h r n ~i n
r l ~ cright d~rcczion.
Om&rs: I f thC PGs arc part of some m i l i t a n or parnrnalit a n rlrgantsation. ?nu can take thc rolr. r l f thcir zupcrirw
officer ;rntl give them h t ' l p h l cjrdcn like, "L \C' hit : m c l n l n

tactics; art:ick isolatcd unlrs at your discretion hut don't

engage t hc main frjrcc."
R? E . m m p l ~ :As the PC:s watch, anuthcr ~ r o u puf
dotrallty fighters heroically attack (ancl arc earcn by) rhc.
Urcs. Apart from hricfly satiating thc Orcs' appctitc, this
shoulcl pivc thc PCs loud kor thol~ght.If thcy nccrl furthvr
hclp. a hattered suniror of ttic. fight stumhlcs i n t o rhcir
m ~ t l s tgives
them sage worrls of a d r ~ c cancl
r h r n (ofcoutir)
drops dead at their tcut.
T ~ Y POld C n m p n f ~ n e rTi,o
: or thrcc Orc scouts (wcll
rn arlvancc o f thc rvst o f the band) harc captured a wagonIwad of rcfu~ees.The PCs kill the Orcs anti r c w u c thc v11lagcrs. ORL. o f ~ v h o r n1% a c m c h e y roothEcs+.,
arthrlrlc (h(i man.
t h t scarred vctcmn of a thr)usantl campaign%,who givr.5
t h r m b i g hclpings of hi4 hard-tl-rln tvisclr~m.
Thp L a s l R ~ s o r f :"You r r r l l y want tn charge i n t o 80o t l d Orcs? t l r i ~ n i I. lnw intcrcstin9. \Yi.ll, okay. hut f n t , cvcnhod!. m r k c Cool rolls

Shcrman's Match
'l'hc M;~mudr.rshave bccn spmcd heading towards 3 largely
unprrltectcd towm. Thc PCs. hcing unfortunate e n r l u g l ~tn
hc i n thc arca, v r ~ l u n t c c r(or arc ru-clcrctl) to clclay thc colu m n u n t i l the Frnpirc's troops can come t o thc vitlagc's
clcfcncc. T'hc vilEngc i s cntirclv populatrd bv p u t l m t t l a l f l l n ~
p:itifist bakers wtiu arc. n o t thc sl~ghtcstuse in ;I fight. sr,
the !'.(:S arc on thcar own.
The PCs now gcr thcir chance. t o dutifullv chop down
t hc p~cmresqucscenery and block the mad. They can shoot
at the Cjrc l e ; ~ d e nfrom h e a v ct~ver,makt. slash in^ ;issaulrs
zlgalnqt thc column's flank ancl rear, ancl gcnr.mI1y kccpvcn
f i r . I f rhcy do wcll. thc main filrcc of gor~dguys show up i n
tlmc t o save the village: i l n o t . they shaw up alrcr thc villngc
is sacked.

Rcd Dawn
'E'hc %lz~rarrdcrs
h a w marched in and tskcn over a small isolrtcd valIcy. Thcy'rr busy ptlIaging and making fun of thc
poor. hrlplrss villagrrs and f:irrntrs. 'rhc PCs gc't t o t ~ hnnc
dannas ruund thcir hc:bds, o i l u p t h c ~ rmusclcs. and do a
Ksnlho numher on thc encmy - i c pick 'cm nff rlnc hy
one, m:ikt h~t-and-run
;tgainst thcir supply tmin. etc
!.spcct~ni: litrle opposition, thc Orcs ha\^ convcnicntlv
hplit i n t o units. cach r r c c u p y i n ~a village or hamlet s c r ~ r a l
hnurs' distance from thc othcrs Thc f'Cs mcs.i up onc o r
mroof these I x f o r r tht encniy figurrs out wh;tt-5 going on.
Then the Orcs gct togcther and 1.111 hack i n t o rlcfens~v' positions, sun din^ thc Vbll' Ridcrs out t o t n c k dorvn and rlcstray thcir attackers.
'Thc PCF cngagc i n scvcral running battles with thc WihT
Riders, evrntually kitling enough ( ; o h h \ t o m;~kerhcm VC?
unhappy M o r h o ~gers fed up, burns ;I hunch r)f rilEagrs.
take\ h15 I;kclen rrcasurc. wagons ant1 sornc. v~llap,crs'.;lavcs
lunch, an<! hcarls hack trl tllc hills. Thc P I 3 can cither at+
rcnlpt to hamss the rctrcrting column nnrl rc5cuc thc v~llagrrs. r i r cmvcnly tlccidc thcy'vc donc cnoufih and go hornc.

Morbog Marks thc Spot

The Marnudcrs h:lw made a scmi-pcrmanrnt camp in a valIcy - rlghr on thc spot whcrc the PC5 h e l ~ e r usomerhing
intcrcsting IS b u r i r d flow can they convince an cntirc
~\.arhando f Orcs t o movc from sorncwhcrc rhey'rc. happy or altcrnattvetv, h o w can they sntak i n t o the mirtdlc r ~ af
husv Orc cncampmcnt t o d n srjrnc hcn\y cnnh-niocjn#"
R o n t ~ scxpcricncc points if thcv can convvncc thc Orcs to
do thc w(1rk For t h t m .

Section Thrcc: People and Places

Morbog Throatslitta
Morhoe, i. s h r w and p o w u r h l l y built. FEc sports an
tmprc.ssivc army of lhciat scars (from h15 mt-rcenav
days). xvcars a hlack hrcastplatr. and pot hclrnct and
canics a v e ~ c u i l - l r x ~ k i nhnrrlt-XYC.
H c shou-s off\\-ith
a string o f clriecl Stunm cars worn as a ntckl;~cc

Gaglug Dogbrcath Sogrodd Stunw-Flaycr.

Margrogg, Mornrna and Bogsradd Tuskcr
Thcv'st your standnrrl mtltlev lot. II:IR!URsmilts and
talks to himself all thc timc.. Sngnbdtl I\ more atldihlc
than noticeahlr, suffering from scrcrc hnwcl prnh]cm\. Nnhndr*r too surc what ~ W a q r o greallv
like undcrnrath the lavem of filth t~urthcv know-~ v h c n
he's arounrl a l l nght. Hoggradd is a tnlc hc;~con:hc
has an rnormous nose ant! a voice that sound4
foghorn. ,Momrna is hypcractir-c. Thcy all drcss i n
Icarhcr jackets and hobnail hoots.

Skill*: \t-z~t<,!/ottrttzcq.l ) o l / ~ y ~ - /i ~<~hy~I ~ t~t ,t r,r t ~ q K r f l l , . ~ c ~ s ;

iTirlil. <pci-il~EistIl i . n p c ~ t7~i i " o - / ~ f z t l f I ~ ~ d
.Vrfko dlffg/?fs!</or4 ,; 5 ' f t - i k ~ Irrjtdr~:\t,yp
Strortq. I * indlcatcs alreaclr inclurlcd in profile)
Trappings: Breastplare ( 2 AP, hrldy); helmrr ( 1 hp
hc;~rl!:nl.l#ic hatrlc-:txim( + 2 damagc: acqt~trcdit from
nn almost rlcad <;hausStunn).

Skill+: I
Kitlc. .j!r/kr. ~ f r b < 1.d ~I tj i o r t *
Trappings: I.r.~tl-tcs
i:~chcr( r l I /\P -:~rms,hndy). hobnail l , o c l t \ : SWUKI:
how R' arrofvs: s h l ~ l d( I AP: all):
F ~ V<;CS
I of shiny trinkets.

R u l $~5 nnmcd ;~ftr.rhi%appearancc and docsn't sccm
mind. Hc's easily idcntifiahlt by kin^ h i ant1
~ fat.
nith a Icering CSrc i'ace ratrntxd across his h u ~ hdly.
rf!.ot~get ~ l o c c n a u ~ hyou
, nr>ticcrhr. Irk t a r as rni?;~ing. Bulg keeps th~n&+simple and c:trrtcc ;I norchcd
swcrrrl nntl shield (which sports the .;arnc design as

Skills: ~ ' O ) I S ~ I ?.~\/c-o/*o/

/ h u i r ~ ~h t' i. d ~ .{tt-rL-t,
Rloti,. Sfrtkt, t o Imjrrrc~.
Trappings: Sword; shield ( 1 AF? all): dirty loincloth;
c ; 1 4 ~ ) l g r stmpp~c!
10 hack.

Sogrodd> Gang: 20 Big 'Uns

I?spccially mean anti ugly-tc~rlk~ng
dnn't feel pain likc you nnrl nrc.

Ski11%: 8fr1L-<U
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l AP. all); armour 1 I AE

Trappings: Sworcl. shicld

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Trappings: S n o r t l \ . 1 1 0 1 ~R.~ x r r o w ~ ;l(;(: won11 0 1>n n ~tacky

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Section Three: Pcople and Places

Chapter 13
Not many hanri~tscan rmd. cvcn whcn t h t worrlr are
short ancl to the point. I.ongc-r worth dcfcnt c v t n Iltcmtc
bandits cntircly and Icavr. nhr few properlr cdr~carvdone\
sinpulasly unimprcsserl. Rut even thc mo5t stupid. moqt 1 ~
norant bandits know t o Icavc this parricnlnr ~ ( h l c c t l o nOS
trarellrrs w c l l alnns.



This is a short road cncountcr that can h e dropped into the

middlc of a n on-going advcnturc. You could simply use i t
ar onc rnorc cdd cncrrunter t o nForryyour playcrs, o r vou
could set up some o f t h t characters here as potential allies
creates lonpo r rncmics for your PCs. Afrcr alI. a wisc (;>l
tcrm storics as w c l l ss quick adventurcs. The Advcntur'
I-looks section ~ i v c orhcr
~dt-asas to how it could hc linked
in to other events i n your campaign

O n evcry Imperial highway thcrc arc travclkcrs o f many
kinds. Most arc tnvellinp. ~ 8 t ilh purposc: somc stay on thc
move brcausc they h a w n o homes: hut for a few the j a w ney itself has become the end rather lthan the means.
Fivc heavily annourr.6 bullock c a n s and thmc brightly
painted cardvans make an intcresting sight o n the roads of
rhe Empire ar any time. Five hheawlv armoured cams that
haven't k e n anacked and r n b h r d ;we d r ~ u h l yinrcmsting.
An)-thing that needs that much puarcling must hc ver).valuahlc Inducd. O r VC? dangerouh. Pcrhaps the words picked
out in chccrfrtl colnurs o n the canvas sidc-awnings give some
clue as to why thcsc parricular c a n s can zrarwel3afely:


7T~cGrmtest Collectf on of ~ ~ l n n s r r o s i rand
i~s Rixrre
Crentz~rpsof !lark FoiiEn~ssI I P I ~in Caprii)iip.
!o C ' r o r v ~ r ~H~nds
o f f h e Old Ikrlrl

nnrl rf ??m?,,' I.rrnds Rql'onrl.

Amnzrnte>rrto :ill t r - l ~ rlirrin

the .lfenngerir
and Its J>c*ni z p n s
.4cc~ptno 5t1hst l t PS'~ BeJfmv
on(lr-rsirr O r r 'n I::vPs!


l'hc Pandcmrlnium Carnivak ancl Purlpatctic Mcnagcric of
Wi~nclcrsis exactlv what irs name s a w it i s B t r a v c l l i t ~zon
ol'stmnge animal;, some o f them t&ncd and all owncd hv
Ilr>ctr>r\Y'rhfran~14otlscher. Hc is a <elf-proclaimed 500thsayer. sage, hcrhalist, traveller. one-trmc actor and thcstrical imprcsario, an expert several tirncs over u p o n animals
b t h r n ~ m d a n cand unnatural. f r i r n d to thc nohihwof *CVe n l prominent statcs, writer and collector offolklore, nlchrrnlst, fcnccr. drinker, c h c f o f distinction and horse rloctor
of no mean skill. And those arc merely rhr. accornplishmcnts
that hc chooses to tcll pcoplc a b u t .
W' you mnv h a w gxthcrcd, is not a man whrj
undersells h ~ r n ~ c hl fi ,s carnivnl o r mcnagcric. tfr. hi15g < > r ~ l
c a u t~o hc prclurl of his mcnagrric, f o r thcrr: arc fcw such
collections of Beastmcn i n captiritv a n t v h c r c in rhc Old
\Yi>rlcl, let alonc- carried around :~hr,arrlcarts. Onlv thc pccling paint on his cart* give%an irnprcsslon that the hcttcr
davs arc. pone.
Ir'olfgang is assisted i n h i s work by a tcam of c i ~ h hut
mans anti a Ih-arf. t t l s chirf assistant tn most rn;utcc% is
Renhorv. w h o \\,as oncc a sarlor from Athion and i< still a
very rough man. Rcnbow givcc ortlers to thc kcepcrr and
hantl!crs. Big Anders. Litrlc :\ndcrs. Hcnoldo. [van, Magda
and Mikhail. They do all the hard work. The final h t ~ m ; ~i qn
(;rann\ Haller, ancl R c n h u r knows h r t t c r than to t r l l hcr
anything. Shc cooks for the rcst and tells fonuncs rvhcn the

Section Thrcc: People and Places

wnvs marks its victim with r uisihl' mutation hcfnrr. any
moral rot scts in. which is often thc oppc)sitc o f the truth,
Thc notcs and marginalia which M : ~ ~ n uand
q \Yblfgang
hatre addud to thc hook arc prohably of much mrwc interest
to anv t n l c scholar n l Chaos r h ~ nthe original text itself. I t
coulrl hc sold for up to 25I)GCs i f the right customcr could
be found. Anv W t t h H r ~ n t c wo~11ci
bc willing to pay goal
m o n t y I o r this Iwrlk. hut it's m n r r tikcly rh:~tt h r y rvr,uld
pmbahlr accusc the hook's holder of an unhealthy intercst
In thc "witchcric o f (:haus" just so that rhcy coutd pct their
hands o n i t for nt)thing.
The scconrl hook i\ iY'c,lfgang+scmcnsircJorrmal and
.Votes IFon Rtwsrrttrrr rtr~cl/Ire l i ~ r t lHelmr,lnnrs nnd I'rlnatttsnl IJRhits 77~cwnJwhich is m o r t In thr naturtr o f a
c l 2nd sketches than a propcr h o o k .
portfolio o f s ~ r i h h l ~notcs
It's obvious from a cursory glance through thesc papers rhat
\Y'n!fgang has bccn very t h o r ~ u g hI n his work. Thcrc a r t
anatornlcat tlmwings, lists of dicrary habits. and rnz~chelse
as wcll, which would bc of interest to almozt an?.scho!ar o r
lowmmter in the Old \Ybrlcl w h o was snrcl\.in~n o t ju5t Reastmen hut the cfFecr\ clt" (:hno~ gcncnllv. This hook \\,ould
prc>hahlv k t c h ;rrnuncl ~ O O T , C sfrom thc r i ~ hcustomer.
The final volumc i%
a printccl copy of ;I hook entitkcd
T m ise I pan the .Tat lire rf IT+zrp.~rortennd I t s I'SP.F
in tile
Arls : ~ l c h ~ m i c n?rd
n l ,ll~dicn/.
IY'olfgnn~i s identific-d as t h r
author. anti t h r hook was printer! in rhc cin. of Parn\vxi i n
Rrctonnia Again, it shoulcl tw clcar from the extcnsivc notcr
that willfgang has made i n the hook's margins thar he has
hccn hard at work u p ) n a second edition. This annntntctl
edition o f the work could hc n.onh 250GCs t o a know[rdgcahle customer.
II o w c \ ~ r r anv
\Y'itch I i u n t e r within thc Empire would
h a w good r c a w n tn v i t w t h r posqcssor or rhiq tome as a
w r y dnngcrous <cn".Int o f (:hai~s h c c a u x the hook rcrlclireq
thc LIFC uf ahrpqtone i n a]! o f it.; preparations. Thr hook
includcs treatrntnts for crrcr?. common disease. and thtsc
haw a 90':, chance nf fuccuss. I'nfconunatrll: gircn thc USP
o f W'nrpstonc i n thesc curcs, thcrc is n ICYl chancc that thc
patient w i l l dcvclop r (:h;~nsm u t a t i n n o f sonlc sort
\Yi)lf~ang'sn w n notcs point this out. h u t hc is n o nearrr to
a solutlnn tr] thcsc unfc-rtunate side-effects than when he
started work. An Alchemist with this hook i n his powcqsion
can suhstitutc \Y';lrpstonc fur any other singlc inprcdicnt I n
a n capcrsrncnt, h~rtivirh a .?*I) chsncc t h ~ hc
t and anyonc
who uses the prcpamtion w i l l srart to dc.vclop a Chaos mutntion as a result. I n all hi< work, \Y'rhf~nnp,Itas b t c n vrsv.
Vel?' l u c k t o date'
Wblfgang owns numtsous liccnccs fur his menagerie
pmnfcd hv \ ~ T ~ o unohtcc
and temple authrlrities fronl ald
rjvcr the C31d ZTi~rld.Over rhc vcars. hc has atways h e n carcfuI t o s t ; within
rhe Pettrr o f t h c law and hr. has kept every
d o c l ~ m c n tthar : ~ l l r w shlm to show Itis Rcastmen. {Is a rcw i t , h t n r c l y ha5 dificuln. in pumuadinp. any local authorthat hc shrjul<i hc aIloxvcd t n srt up his carnival.
1:inallr - and thcse a r r damning itcms i n the cvcs of any
opponent of I:tiao~ shoutd thcir cxisrencc cvrr become
public knonledgc - IYhlfgang has four glass t-ials oi a llquid
tvhlcli i c a conlh~nntionof\Yhrpstonr. and n i l o f v i t r i o l (sulphuric acid). Anvonu ttnlitcky r n o u p h ro hc splashcd with
thc contcnts o l a vial of this \lhrp Acid is treated as hcing hit
hrphurnrnpoil.lbrheysun.ivt. r o l l 113.1 and make that manv
T tests: the character \\-ill develop o n e m n d o m Chaos mut;ltron per failctf test. Anvone foolish enough t n drink thc
irhrp Acid w i l l dwc'top D.3-1 random Chao5 murattuns and
arc treated as having takcn thrcc doses of thc worst k i n d of
toxin for t h r i r nceQ\ri>lFg;m~has h t u n using this suhstancc
i n his occasionrl alchernlcnl experiments to manufacture
gnld. so far tvlthotlr any success

Thc m c l v e R e a ~ t m e nI n IYolfgang H o l l c r h c r ' ~rncnagcric
arc as fnllo\x-S:

Cage 1: Urzo
L l n r I, the largest Reastman i n thc ctlllcction, i\ ;ilro :lrnon#st
thc m r m pa*<ix-c. Rather o l d for a Bcastman, hc actcr;~lly

looks :I little tarN and has k e n ill for somc timc W'nPfgang
suspects that I'ma needs something c x r n i n his d i r t hut
has vet t o work nut that this " t u r n " 8s h u r n r n flesh?

Cagc 2: Rassarak
R h i l c n o t a Rcastman, Rarcank thc Skavcn i s % t i l l :I f i ~ u r c
t o inspire the chtl! of fear In most inhabitants ot"the O l d
nbrlcl. hlthough blind, Rns-amk's h t n n n g i s txcrptinnal and.
i n an alarming fashion, he can "watch" <pcctator< n ~ i t hu n canny accuracy almost giving thc IIC
t o hrs hlindcd t y t s .

Cagc 3: Bcastmcn of Khornc

T h c ~ crhnte Beastmen, normallv savngr crraturcs, havc k c n
conred hy Wolfgang and his as.;istants. They arc
tcrrif i r d of firv, anti trill do a n ? r h i n to
~ stay awau from a flarnr.
u r c n snrncthing as sccminglv innocunus as candlelight*
P h r i r ftcding time (when a lix-e goat is thrown intrl thc c n g t )
1% al~vavsa crnwd-pleasing event.

Cage 4: thc Twins and thc Impcrial Bcast

Tht Twins occupy

about one third nf this cagr. with the

Imperial Rcasz in thc remainins sectirm. -I'hc =ins are t i n y
fur: goat-hclrncd Rcasrrnfn IC<%than a Foclr t;itl, whilc thr.
Irnperlal Reast i s only amund Lhvatfsizr.. I-lnwevcr. thc mtlst
notahlt fcaturc i s his fur. which is the colour o f p u r c ~gold'
\Y'oltran~occa~ionallyjokcs that the Rcastman w i l l f i n i ~ l l y
pay h ~ way
s when he's dead, h u t hc know+ that thc creature
is a real marvel and too raIuahlc an attraction ta simply k i l l
for his pelt.

Cagc 5: thc Farmyard Bcastrncn

Thc "farmyard" colltctinn of s ~nat-hcadcd.s cow-headed
and ~TVOchicken-headcd Beastmen arc thc "comedy itcrn"
of the rncna~cric.Hrlwwer. all four of thcm arc morc dangerous than they appear thank5 t o thcir vcnomous spittIu
'r'hc workem a r e always careful t c kccp
thc paving puhlic at
a safc distanco away from thcir can, ancl hare huckct*; of
clean n x t r r within reach t o wash anynnr. unlucky cnnuph
to h spat upon.

Thc Menagcric can be used as the basis for a small adventure, as a chance encounter on 1Iic road. as a sub-plot i n a
larger advcnturc, or a running thcmc in a campaign. Thc
nutlincs given below arc poss~hIewavs rhat you can introduce the Mcnagcrie i n t o your game.

Letters to a Friend
Thanks to his c-utensive tmvcls, \Y'olfganp. is somctimcs prepared t o convev messages for somc o h his sccrct cltcnts. H c
won*t go out o f h i s wav t o takr. a letter somcwhcrc spccial.
hut if ir happens ro he on his mute, hr. w i l l get a Ictrcr to its

Section Thrcc: Pcople and Placcs

Appearance: Xbtfganp is ;I sni;~llman.

IIir sprctaclc.; ~ i v r
hrm a studious appcaclncc that i s krc1ir.d by h ~ rcarly
H t R I S O ~ E V C St h ~rnpression
o f ;I man wtio hns zecn hctrrr
davs. I ii.: clothes arc atrv;~ysclcan and o f good qu;~lie,h u t
they art cut i n R rncrcantil~'style tvhich 1s nwrc than ;I
Iltrlc n u t ofdarc anti arc patchcrl :at [tic clhow5 ;lntl knee*.
Rriionallty A motivation: \lblfprang comes across as a qu1c.1
man w h o cnjovs li'itrnine, ancl rvsrching morc than a a l k i n ~
except. that is, when hc i s earning moncy w t h h i * Mcnaxcrie. At this polnt, t h r natural showman in hlm comes 10
thc furr., and hc can" hhrlp himself from making grancl nnnounccments, n o matter how spurious, ta lurc niorc cuqtr)mers in.
'W>lfgangis tlrlvrn h?.thc necrl to r~ndcmtand.flu wnntr
to know c a u w s as much a* cffccts, u r t n ic this lead5 h i m
i n t o matters rhat ;IW nclnc. of h ~ conccm.
This mnkts h ~ a
n a n ~ chusybodv
whcrr. pcoplc arc conccrnctl. hut hc 31w;iys managcv to bc dtscrcet: knowing and tellmg arc n ~ o
very d~ffertrntthings for W'ulfgang. This singlc-mindctlntsc
has proven quite useful i n hi< l o n g - t e r n p n ~ k s s ~ 3s
o na zpv
Over rhc years a'ottganp. has provcn his worrh to n r ~ h l efamirpec~allsrsi n what might hc termcd
lies and cim RUIIE.
'*commercral n,osk, and i s expert at fcrret~ngr~ut
thc wealth
and'or dcbts of a n indlvidunl. a family? a guild, or cvcn a
whole townWucti infm-rnation often pr0vc.s \+nlttahleas ;I

tndc jwm.
Over the !cars hc has spicd for many wealthy men
makcs ir a p o l l r r to tn: tomplctcly closc-mouthcrl nhclut this
aspcct of his lifc. Ercn I3tnhow. who has nwrkccl frlr hlm
!or !.cars. knows only that his mastcr misses very litrle. I i i s
need for knr>wt.lcrlee15 also what has lccl him i n such a curl11) L t < ! ? !11)
l ~ l[ *a 1 l t l ~~?!.li>Il~
l l ~ l ~ ~ ~ ~i ii t ~
~ career path; srarting a l l ovcr again as an apprentice i n
~ ~.~ l~ l~ ~
9 [ 1l ?
h 1~ .~~: .lous
!l'itcl~ 1fu111cr
ot ~ ~ o ! f ~+ ~p~r or pi vq ~ .~b ~ vi < i In
search of knt>wlc.dgen-a.: not rasv. hut he d ~ d
it' hv wants zhc hltlc. o l ~ l i c . Irnpcsi.~lI3c.lrt ', xvhich
r l u ~ h tt o hc worth a furrunc. Of cnLlrhe, h c ~ n ga Witch
Hunter, the atlventurem* chief opponent has n t j reason to
stop with K c ~ l f g ; r nA
, y r ~ n who
associates w i t h Wi~lfgnng
is rquallv suspcct. liahlc to t l c amesrcd, ancl wrll h e luck? t o
e s c n p [he \K itch l Iuntcr's fnm of lustice.

Rass;tr;ik rhc Sknvtn u r c d n o t hc iu'it t h r p o o r b l i n d crcnture t h ~ tic
t appears. IIc coulrl hc ;I po\rcrlul S krvcn seer
and prophet. HIS havc spent many months carefully h u n t ~ n gfor h i m and now r h t v Izavc found him. As thc
arlvcnrurcrs arc offcred thc chancr- to camp w i t h t hr. carnivat. the Skavcn arc gathering i n the surrounding woods.
ready t o attack thr Mtlcna~cricancl free Rassamk.
G n n n v Ilallcr coulrt hc a true nitch ancl p n c r i t i o n c r ot
magic. t ' n f ~ ~ n l ~ n a t rhcr
l v . magic isnh of thc clcanust and
she has hacl an unfnrrunatc track recard In hrcn~nglove
potions that unitetl t h r ~ drinkers
- in the Rravc. Gnnny's
not hothertd, as long ns shc gets their gold hcfcwc thr-y drink
the stuff! There coulcl hc morc than onc B o u n v Hunter
after hcr for a r;trinpl o f citsual rnurdcm.

Wolfgang Hollschcr
Wizard 1, prtviousIv Alchemist 2 Alchemist's Apprcntict.
Spy. Charlatan and Phvs~cran's Studcnt



. .4!

Apocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkncss

A l t h o u ~ hhc. can bc a m o n l i n h i s quest for information.
V h t f ~ a inw ~' t evil l i e always honours his w o r d once given.
ancl the thought of nccdless s u f f c t i n ~upscts h i m trcmcndt>~erlv.
That said. his curiosin. does hnvc onc (possibly u n fr~rtunnte)side r f f r c t : hc can somctirnes sccm rcrv cruel
when h15work is inrrolvcd W b l l s a n ~is quire capahlr of \4%1*
scctlng something in the cause o f Knnwletlge, all thc whilc
t c l l ~ his
n ~ victim that hls i s a high h o n o u r t o bu advanclng
l s a r n i n in
~ this Inshion. It's the tncts that hc. wants- nor his
strhicct's death
Quotes: '-1 am a dnctor o t r h c Arts Alchcrnical. IMcd~cal,
Spiritual and Pmcrlcal. The Inst. Sir? Madam I<xperic.ncewas
rnv tcschcr. thc Lessons r j f my omrn dtvising!"
"I travel wirh w h o m Ilike. where 1 like. I.caming has ncl
bnundarivs. Thcrc are nrl ducal hortlcrs. no kinpdoms. no
p r i n c i p n l ~ r i t sw t h high. .;huttcscd walls i n thc I.ands n f
Knnwlcdge that Iwanrlcr. 'Them i s only Discover?. ant1 \Mndcr. Sir'"
"Thcrc arc nrlcs to cvcrything. SIT Even-thin~.Even thc
darkness o f Chaos ohcys mtcls of some klnd - nllcs that can
hc used against it. I'm surc - il onEv s c can PU~TIC

"Enough of me' %l1 rnc all about youmdf.Sir,your k m ily, y o u r prt>rr.ssic~n,

y o u r horncland. I can never learn
rnough at~rlntthc peoplc Ichance to cncountcr u p r m thc.

roac!' '
"\Yhy, that's a f ; ~ s c i n : ~ r irracrion
to thc stin~ulus.Thc.
pain w i l l hc transitor\: i f l cur t h ~ linkage
to thc spinc. Now
I u ~ o n d r what
woulcl happen if...Skill S: Act, flrcnrte l f l t r L ~ ~- *IW(~Ipl~k,
L5p~l/.cP P ~ M
~ Iq,i c , Rr~ftie .IfaR@c
I , C:hnmr. CYmristrr: Cq p
F r ~ l r d ~ rf tl ~r d
, 1 S ' l ) t t t i d ~Herb
Low. Sc/m~ti&lPfnnls.
,S~I(QC ,\ ;l-fRt~t+f<dcttdm
IlntKs, Prrlrn Object. P r ~ p t Poir
s r ~ rA. i h l i c Spenki~r~q.
Rrad4l hte Rtrr r e L o w . Scnjll Lore. Se
I ~ ~ r r * p t u-~<,7<i+wicci/,
.V~nt/t)tring,.qi.vtJ~.Yivt.ce. IVit.

Spells: 11 ningic prrlnts

Rjrt?! Gift o f 'li)nguc.s, Magic Alarm. Magic Lock. Open. Pt-11ducc Srnatl Creature. Slcrp.
Rmrle I . Curt. Light Injum. lmmunio. From Poison. Stcal
Trappings: Htrnks (all standard for Alchemist and Wizard
l ) ;mrl crldr. hox,oki n c a m a n : daggcr, medical insrruments.
tc.stimoni;~ls. wizarrl's staff (nor u>uallv carracd).
Notc t h a t V'nlfpang \v111 hc. a cool and collccrcd opponent should he c r r srvords
(metaphorical[F spcnking) wrrh
the PI;%. and shottltl hc played as such. I-le wiEl usc. any and
all his skill%to thc full to gain an adv~ntagr.and i s capable
o f asseqslng ri.iks and hcnctits accuntclv in ;11l circumst;rnccs.

Magnus Bugman
Lortmastcr. previously Scholar.
Student. Artisan - Brcwcr
and Artisan's Apprcnticc

lihmries and archivcs of

his Hnlti. w a d ~ n g
chmnicles r ~the
f Gohlin Wars
and the Incursions of
Chaos. To [he despair of
hi5 family, he finally left
h r e w ~ nh~c h i n r l f o r
scholar+hip. a n d has
made a paraicular study
of Chaos ant1 its creaCUKCS.

W'olfganp, is rme of
f h e h~a s ~
met who npprrciazcs his
k n o w l v t l g t , a n d comh i n c d wirh the opportun i t y to study l i v i n g
Beastmen at close quarters, hr. f i n d s his currcnt
-- P
occupation much r o his
liking. The disapproval of h ~ t \. ~ r r l ~ l \11.1.~ It I r h l r ~I>ittcI . ~ ~ u
dcfrnsivc ahout the wnnh r l i scht)l,irsh~pI r i gcnc.r.11. ~ n t hl ~ r
own studies in particular. ancl hc I\ c~uickto 1,ccorne offended at any pcrceivcrl s t i ~ h cr m himsclf or his work. Eke is
almost always lost i n his own thrlughrs, which can make a
conversat~onwith h i m somcwl~ntr l ~ f i i c u l t murc s o ~f hc
clccides that rht person talking to h i m is an idiot and starts
rlelibcnrcly ignoring r l ~ c r n ~
Quotes: "I Irnph. You'rc enritled 10your opinion, l srlpposc.
\ ~ ' r o nhut
~ , entirlud"
"This onc Icnlks n u t of sons. Prnhnhly needs more h l d .
Give it a fen exfm heatts, k i d n w s ant! Oivcrs along tvith ir\
usual feed - Gclnnv wil! find t h t m l i ~ ryou
"Don't c o m p l n ~ nt o mc. Nobody rippcd vour money
from vour hands anct forcvtl TLI
i n here. I f vou can't stand
~ i g h nr o r ~ m c lof
l them, you can cloqe y o u r crcs. hnlrl your
nose and push off."
Skills: Anintnf C,'nw, Arcrinc Inrr.qair{ge - Arcnnt. I I r l n r f rlrc~irlcIm?,ylrage .Ifn,Qck,Art, cbtnmor?tlr 8rirdvtn.g Chrrtwnphj: <,-l~cr?ristq:Lbtrsrimrf~AIcoJ?oI, C ~ l p f o ~ r a f ~/ >I ~f iv~, r v o t ~
I.ow. I j r i r , Cm-t.
f:f vdrtnIe+ffwh 1 . o ~Hr.ctoq:
(fiP/{tnfs.,eical;\ttnwn~ss,iMngical Smsc, z4t~r~it~e,
.YrtY F I ~ . v ? J ~ ~ I ~ ~RPM/
i-iIe-, Xttrrt, {,ow, L~clmfnrs!~fp,
.Send/ L o r ~ .
- [.Yfi.~.~fca!.. 5 t ~S ~( ~tw r-...l~rt!.wdr]. SplwL*A ticiti o n d I ~ n g r - rO/d
~ ~\l i~~ d~ d~t-5rdpcr
Tappings: Kohcs. warhammcr, writing kit, and sheavcs o f
notcs i n hrcane M a r t


prcviously Scsman. Slavcr

and Mcsccoa7

Appearance: 't3cnhow k t ~ r C.Y:IC~~?.

~ k ~ 11kcU h:lt

Appearance: .Mapnus is wiry for a Ilwarf, and appears to he

in late mrddlc agc. I lis cIothcs and Rrey hair and heard arc
fast~diouslvgrot>med. A rnagnifylng lens dang1c.s from his
k t t at all tirncbs, sincc his eyes have ~ C C Kn cJ a ~k n~ i r h much
Personaltty W motivation: Having been h o r n i n t o 3 clan
o f f:trnclu\ h w w c ~Magnus
u 3 s ohligcd hy f;~milypressure?;
no follrln, the trade. h u t always hankered for somcttiinp
more. In whar span. time hr ctxtld tind. he frcqucnterl thc

21~'15 ,111


sc.1 dog. Even though it has hcen vcars s ~ n c chc went to

sea, hc h:rs ncvcr lo5t rhc I r ~ o kand the hahtts nf h i s carlicr
I ~ f c I. l i 5 hands arc hard and cstlouscd: hi\ rycs warchful of

t h r skr and wcathr-r: hjs facc has been tvcathercd t o rhr

rcmurc o f o l d lcnthrr hv a hundrerl storms and years oi'salr~ p m anrl
y sun. Ilc n 1 n . a ~wears
a s i n ~ l cgokl anchor-shapcd
carri ng.
Bcnbow always stands carcfublv. cvcn o n d n land milcs
from thc ocean, h ~ legs
s hraccd againsr an unrxpcctcd s\vr.cII.

Scction Three: People and Places

the-llmpirr. and thc old

\Yi~rldin Wolfgang's com-


search o f aclvenrurc and

fcll i n with \Tk>lfgang atmost hv acc~clcntwhen
he found himsclf\vithout
a b e r t h i n Mclnrienburg
Rcnhow's attempt t o hr.
a Captain o f Marlnes harl
been a di~ssrcr.ancl the
chancc t o move u n pruI --#yt&di"aT*
. +<dently hr.fort. his former
.* .'
-- % L
troops rmckcd h i m d o a n
was too goncl t n miss
Quotes: "'\Xi.IE. I've sceci snme things in m e time."
"1 h-sin't afcarcd o'nnthln' (1' woman n o r animal horn.
Rut kcin' careful aroun' thcsc. huasts h'ain't b t i n ' afeared.
S'hcin* carch~l.That's n ~ h yI stili pots 111 mc fingers an' all
mc arms an' all mc cycs an' all."
" T ~ k carc.
I-ittlc 'uns i s womc than thcrn o owe cl k a s t s .
k a s t a rowed heast's likcly 'ad some scnsc knocked inro
'im. Thcm little buggers i s right n a s v "til someone learns
them better.'"
"Battlc's not what's cmckcd up to he. Rartlcs at sea b'ain't
even thnt."
Skills: Animnl Carp* (:f>?zsrrme
Alcobnl. Ijodge Rforr; Drit )P
C,itrr. Gnmhie. R R i p Horsia, Rorr : Scl f tin-v, Scale. Sheer S:( r.
facp. .Ypeak ,\dditional LatzgrIagP - A ra b j ~ a n Specialist
IWrrpon - Ir'i~ip.Strcet Qbt ir~g,Sr&P .rfigh(~)Bloz~:Sit-ike
to Itljrrrc, Strike In St~lrtn.hzrtinr.
Trappings: 'I'rarclling clothcs. leather jerkin, whlp, sword.
I >

" ~ r


previously Entcrtaincr (Fortune Tcflcr).
and Tradct

are thc class mclst caqilv scparrtcd from their rnonuy s h t

cashed in o n her age and n a t u n l acting talents t o scll charms
and potinns - all bows - to the sick and lovelorn acrnss the
Empire. Wolfgang treats her well, givcs her a fair share of
the rake in rcturn for her cooklng and lets her ptrlcllc hcr
charms on thc sidc, which makes t h ~ sone of the moqt cnnifr~rtahlejobs she's ever had. The pruscnce of his Rcastmcn
lends w e n morc credibitit!: r c l h e r arise-woman
image. making for hertcr
rradc than ever hetore.
Thks i s B good life, by her
standards. and she n71nts
it t o last - at Icast, as long
as she does.
Quotes: "No, no. no You
clnn't huiId the fire like
"\X%cn vou'w lived as
long as 1 have. then you
can rcll rnc how t n do a
"Wlen I--as a girl, we
listened to o l d c r pcoplc.
Yes,we dici."

Skills: Actfng, Rlatber.

C'lrcirn~,Cook, Dfs,~uTse.
Dit~itrcrtiott - Pczlnlistry
(see p #2), I l f tpinafion - Tea-LcnfRcrrdirrg (SPP p.YS). I:'turdztRIP. Ilagqle, iv~~misn~utfcs,
&/m Ohjecr.
Trappings: kqsorted powdcrs, potions ancl charms. all Fakr
( a t rhc (;M's discretion, some may have intr-=-sting
unplanned effccts). necklace of chicken bnncs, n m c d clothcs.
cooking e q u i p m a t .

Thc Mcnagcric Staff

Big Andtrs. Littic Andcrs.
Bertoldo. h a , Magda and Mikhail

previously Hcrdsrncn,

Appeamnce: Rig ilnders

Appearance: I;ranny 15 ;t\varc that a portion of hcr Irvelih o t ~dcpcnds
upon yctkcls raking her for n ~ c n u i n ewitch
with real rnagrcal po\\?crs,and shc plavs the role to tlre hiEt.
Her clo~husarc a nggcrl arcumulation of many colours
and fabrics, and hcr c i ~ r l yprey hair is teasccl i n t o a wild
mane, with hcads, bones and o t h r r small ohiects hraidcd i n
hcn: and them. 1 ler three r e m a ~ n i n gtcuth arc s deep greyi s h - y c l l u , anti one hright bluc eye prcrs o u t from behind a
lock of hair that almost aInciys hangs d o w n over her hc-brown. w r ~ klcd
Personality & motivation: Granny's l o n g lifc has been a
hard tme. mnstlv sptnt moving from town t o t o w n and vitlagc t o villaer with tradcrs, and alwavs on the cdpc of pnvcm. and stanation. If shc ever had a family. shc n e w t spcsks

is of rncdiurn hr-lght, hut

b u l k y Little :Uders
is tall and wiry Henoldo
is o f medium hcighr and
h u ~ l d ,and noriccahl?.
ktter-dressed and mnrc
prcgarlnus nhan the othcrs. [\an and Magda are
a rniddlc-aged couple,
b o t h sullcn b u t hard-


work in^. Their s o n

M i k h a i l is i n his carlv
teens, and mostly kecps
to himself.
moth.ol them.
tion: ~ i l t h o u g hthe meGrowing older, she noticed that the young and ~ u l l i h l e nagerie has seen better
took more interest in her "herbal preparations" than In her
dnvs. it's s t i l l a much
morp m t ~ n d a n egoads, and smncc thc young and gullible
easier and m o r e lucra-

Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness

lirlng th:~nhcrtlrn!:
r h c r p .tnd t c n t l t n g t c k
f;~rni+. n - h ~ c h1 % rr ha1
mt)\t 4 1 l thc ct,~ffxrc r r d r t I~IR heforc thcv htlokcd
up u rrh \Yi,ltgan#. Zlrr\t
01 thrm \tart4
t o m t r \ , hut wcrc qurck
t o gm\p t l i r c t p p r ~ rnttl
o f K c t i l n f i .1rx.1\ trc~rn
t h r i r n ~ r a Inc\.
4orncthlng of tfiu nrlrl.
:~ntt31:n inr: .In ,tdrcnrurc
o r two \o[ 11) nlclltlon
gctting patd I n r:b<h in*tc;td nl m u t t r ~ n.and tilrnlps -1 hcv lrhc lccl~nl:
* l i p r r m r 1 0 t11wc \>-h<>
p;nrtn l ~ c ct h e ~41ou.and
.1rc quick t c ~a s w r t thcrr
tit c


Spccial Rulcs
\Xt)lfgnnF: hn\ in\itllrtl nfcc~r of firt- into t h c v thrcc crcn.
turcr. i t I\ thr. onh- means Ilc has rrf ct,niroIlln~thcm Thcv
,111 have horns t 1.1\\\ ancl rccrh .u~cEwill L~II~CL. ~ ~ lI\that.
C ' V C ~i c n i o ~ convrnrrnt
.I[ t l ~ crjmc I l i r r .arc whicca 10
Jrrttg, given nlmo\t an\' r t r c w

Rnwnrak is a p r r . rrhatc Ska\.cn, whn h:n hccn hlrnd cram
hirth :\S mcniioncrl :~hc~vc.
though, t i ~ cI i r . : ~ r r nancl
~ smrll
h a w hccnrnr incrcrtihlv sharp to cornpcn\atc l r i r hrt loqc o l
vlsion. and hr. i q ar littlc rl~'iarfvantagc.I-lr 1s cl~alin!: :I[ h ~ s
impricnnmcnr, I w ~is
t patirnrlv n - n i ~ ~ nfor
p tPir riehr npportunttv TO L ' ~ C ; ~ P C

Spccial Rulcs
hiit- h;~r.a 3 T n bch:tncc 01

C . I L I % I ~ ~r t z f i c t c d ~ ~ ~ o r r t z

The Twins


Tlic.;c t ~ v oBc.,~>frnc.n
:irc licrcc o l r t o f ; ~ prrlpc)rtIon
t ( >ttivrr
\~sc.,nntl \v111t i i ~ rthcrnrc.lvc\
at thc hnr- ( i f t h c i r c . ~ \n.~i-I~~.
ing ;~nrlqnapplng ;lr ;rn?-tlling rh:ir movcs

1 rfo 15 ;I tn:t+\i\c c r r : i t u r slmo<t thc ~ 7 nf
c nn Oprc 141s
~ ( ~ r - lfic-;ld
~ k cI\ .~rmc.dn tth ~ r n p r w c ict horns, and t o ~ c t h e r
.z( t t t i h ~ c
h o o l t ~ ll c p y v c h ~ m
:l dncn~nnlcappcarnnrc rh,~r
lmpcrial Bcast
r t ~ . ~ h htm
c \ n #nonc\.-tpinncr for \ ~ o l i ~ : ~ nt 11%
q . skin vs coyvrcd In h r i r m platt-\ Irkc ;In arrnndrllr~,ant1 ht\ hnnds c t n ~ l r i 'fhiq i\ rhc trcnrurc lvith r h r gol(1c.n pda, n h ~ c hrrnllv rs
cru\!i ,i I i l ~ r i ~ . rknu l I I ~ k ,1r11
I)c*ptfc f h ~ h
r r 2% I ~ ~ ~ c nlndc
I I c , of fine goltl' 'l'hc prlr it.rll confrr* imnirm~rvrrom
~ ~ \ c113t lt1t-tr1.qI n :I I.IKC ancl tcd rcgi~larl\\Y'hcn facer1 \\ it11 n
thrc,it\ ruch :l\,tcttl, t l c c r r ~ r j n ::tnrE firc Ii'thc Impcr1.11H t n ~ t
c r r m d tic. ~ 1 1 1 1rnttlc thr t>;~rr
r ~ t fi ~ \c . 1 ~ ~sn.lrl,
prowl . ~ n t l 71xq klI!~-cl.r hc prl! \ v ~ > i ~lw
l vrw~
:! h
n ~ i n l r n ~(11~ nl ,000t
#Cc. h 0111 +#r
11 11redr .m unwnn. vokcl limb l r n m I ~ r i i h31ur
n \ I K \ h , ~ i rcoulzl hc spun Into finc rhrcad nntl thcn nlarlr.
r h ~ I\
r .3n ,tct \\'tirlc hc. coulcl hc tl,in~c.rt~tt%
~fro~lsctl.Ir A o
inro hi~pcr!atir-cclr*rh 02' golrl. l l o ~ v r r c r \11ch
:i .r:lrmcnt
h . ~ *hcrn ~11thRrhfg;~np. ion^ c n o ~ r g tlr~i hnrrrv n tint i~CS\r.oultl h:n-c n 1 5 ' " , ch:~nccr ~ f ~ n f c c 1tt ir n\
\\~itl~ .I (:hao.;
1 1 t hrm. ,mtl \\ hnr hch:3tiour mcanr h ~ p g c ratinnz
nrut:utlln. no m;lttcr how pitrc. thcl Ji,~dprv\ 1o11\lvtwcn
thc pclt c r ~ ~ snivltrtl
n tn nlnkc- colnacc. .~lthnugh11\* ill on!v\>ughgold t l ) ninkc "5l;(,c
\nr i l n r in\ t ~ h c dIn a h rnlclttng
~ ~ .I 5 0 " cti:lncc r h ' (Ecx c l o p ~ n g a(.ha()\ rnut;ulon hnvcmc. I i a n t l l i n rnqors
or coin\
Spccial Rutcs
o f r n ~ ~ t n t i n (;low.;
lvill prrltcct n IITCT. Thcrc i\ nil \inv o f
Irfo \ rc~uphskin ~ir-rs
hrm 2 points of armour on all Irtcarcrnoving rhc rnlnt o f c t1.1oc !ram thrs enld
r i m \ l Ic c.ln ;rtt;~ch XI ith 3. rlrrtr-.a hire o r n,yiw-r,, accorriing


no clrtum\t.lncc.<. Il c h:~. crimc to think of thc rncn;rgc-rrc

r t , ~ l :t\
f rourcr5 nffncld. ;rntl h.l* a 2 5 % chance o f c n ~ n g~ n f o
f r t ~ t ~ zI Fl .trc.
:tnyorlc ;itt;~ch;knv ont. (11 t h ~ m

Thc "Farmyard Bcasts"

Khc. t h w c Khnm;~tcRc:~\tnicnnII k ~thcr mark nfrhc. 13lood
( r r ~ t lon tlkrir I>o<IIcs. I ) n t
;I rn:1*sn.c thc<f scar In t h t
oft hc rkuII-nlnc. ant~tficr'sL ~ c e
ha\ I ~ c c nnxrpc-cl tntu
~ l i\.lmcr
q\ mhnl, ancl the thirrl h:ls rhc dcwgn 111!cllon fur
clark r c d hach. All h:~rc-+ti;lrp fiornc. l o n g f ; ~ n p:Incl
c l : ~ n r df1:tnrl.i and fret C'nlike t rrc),thcsc thrcc ,ire
r i l hloodlurr. ;tnd thcir fcrr~citvi s nrr acr. Thcv wilI rlcxtrt})
,~nl,onro r : ~ n \ - r l i ~ nthrv
g can reach -\vhich, luckrly iron!) :I
coz~plcof Icct hcrnntl tht ham o f thcir capc.

Ycnonlr~usspitrlc rnakr3 thc.3~crcntilrru n l o r r rl:tnsrrtnrs

thzln thcir corn~c:~l
:tppc,lr.Incc wr*ulri \usgc-<t.

Spccial Rules
I',tch o f nhc\c!n \pi? p o i r r ~ rup
l tr, 4 t.:irrlr, LI\f n g t t i r i r RS ccc~rc-1:ach ~ I Er.liI+c.f ~ h cxrcrlm
to n1:lk.t. :I
/ l r ~ i s r ~tcqt
r ~ ( : ~ t -111i i t h c rpiltlc- h11 .in cupcncrl .trth:tr ~skin.
~f ~t hit thc c'VC'FE or *\altivrr h r cifrctc o f rmc r!o\c. (11 thc
toxin mo%t3pproprt:ttc [ I ) Ill< o r h r r r:rcr

Scction Thrcc: Peoplc and Places

Chapter 14
hcctcr not t o cnquarc i n t o f lr, hr. I < ~ i n l p l et,(,
v rt~uch.
r t m l u c k anrl just too plain mean t c ? dlr., hc seek* our rhc
mtlrt dangcrnus foes ancl ~ i t u a r i n n cand invari;~hlvr l u r r comes t h t m .
I n nppcsrancr., Gotrck i- a tvpic;" Trnllsrn~
c r na.t\. h n ~ t ish ant1 shnn A crcft af hair ri5r.i from Ili\ *h.~i-r.nt.~ttrrr~ctl
head. ancl his h d y i s c ~ \ ~ c r cin
t l rnrrtlnF 1 1 1c.uprr.s\lon
pcrpct~rnllyh c l l i ~ c r c n t .
I;cnrck musr hc. ant of thc hanil-to-li:~ntlfightcrs in thc Old 1Ti)rld \gain and n ~ n i nhi5 arc ha\ hrclueht
T C C ~ruin t o hir rncmic\. tE15 cornh:11compctrnrc, cornhriierl
with his lnsanc disregard for ptmonnl safcn: makc h i m :t
r n ~ l tr-rrihlc
l ! c is an tsrcnsiq cl\ tmrcilrd [hiart I!r h.i\ ranpcrl I:ir
; I R C ~xvi'i~icover thc mountnln ranges 01 rhc 01d urrrlrI anrl
spcnt rlmc i n rhc Rrratcst clfirs <>I [hc IImp~rc..h\ :In Impt=r ~ aD
l ~ a r hf c maintains 3 front of stnln;~rtctmtcrnpt ri+r
mankind's nctv tcchnrllcr~icnlrivili\ation. alrtioi~gh\ccrctlr
hc i 5 rathrr imprc-sscd hv n l ~ n he'r
C;ntrck malntaim a front of h r i n ~a .iavayc. trnrducatcd
brute. Thr. rraltty is sorncnhat diffc.rcnt Ijc w a s trainutl :I%
a n engineer in hiq ?.outh, and ha%dcmonstratrhd5nnlc know'lcdge of rhe inner mvstcrir'i nf thr. V:tson~c ('ult Ilt can
Thp D t ~ n r J s t ~ n d s f t l m t r c t t in
p d Tbp dnor~rnrt,: bfss q t ~ n l cc-;id ;~ncIv-rltc, ancl vs surprts~nglt h n r ~ ~ v l r c l , ~ r .r r~r lt ~,ll r
fownxif/ing i f tt-ngfi~rrlsp.Torf!~light I!Irrminnteri the
nurnhcr of \ u ~ ~ c c ~ s .
s t r m g r intloos Ihnt cotured his I ~ d p n n k e dttofl)~
I.ikr all Ehvnrf\. Cintrck i.i prntatl. Irlr;h t o hr\ tcxnr.itlr\
f rrrn~d
h b t y ~ - s o c k ~Into
i s shndot4:r car-PS
from 1r7l~lcI1 a n d implacablv oppnsrd tc) his cncmicr \Y*hcn nr>t :~ctlvvlv
mad (CIPS gIirter~Cj.
secking death. h r i\a s a d charnctcr, ~ i v c n
t n fit< of dr.prc.*I4r.r~
arch.;ornt. rlctnils on how t o include the leplcndarv
sion and rnclanchnlra intcrspcmccl with h o u r s of r,Igc.. l lr.
hcrrws Gotrck ;md i n ycrur campaian. The sratistics
has loqt hi5 entire famiil: which For a I)x~-\.nrfcause.. ninrc.
RIVCn a r t for the chnmctcm some trmc after thc start ol'rhe~r
s o m w t h a n a hitman r a n cotnprchr.ntl. S lc i s hrttt.r . ~ n d
ndtuenrurc+,but hcforr. the talcs rectluntcrl i n rhc nnvcls
i r ~ n eand
l ~ his onc rcal lricncl I:. rhc huninn p o r t :incl r c n Sfiarvttslq~r.
Tmllslnjler anrl Elnrt~~ot~slfiyer.
Of course. you
egadc Frlix J;~r.ear.
may wish t o alter thcir drtails to fit in bcttcr w i t h your o w n
Plnvcr characters could encounter G0trc.k i n :r t;lvcrn
campaign, ant1 ~ h t ) u M~ C C I frcr to do s o . I ~ r ~ w e v eWrC, do
whtn hc is hetwcen advcntrlrcc. I f rhcv arc. pnli tc hc n.111hc
s u ~ g c s you
read lthu storieq hcfnrc using these charnc:tcrs.
ci\+iE, i n a n i n t i m t d a t i n ~
wn-t olwa\: It thry arc c ~ ~ r t n u r n h ~ r c - r l
as tl1r.l. givc you n betzcs idea of thew motives and persrmin a b r a i d h c ' l l ii~rnpin. I f 1hr.v can offer h i m :I sufficlcntlv
alat~csthan we r a n ~ ~ i nrthcc limiterl spacc J~rrt'.
tlw>rn-ladenadvtnturc he'll accompany thcm d m m i n g f:cllu.
I:cli.x and Ciotsck makc idral 'rc~nfc~n-crnunts'
for awcak
~ r n t f c protest.
i n ton: Altcrnativclv tht P I 3 rniglrr cnrclrrngroup o f adventures, c.*pcci:~[l\+
when rhc going gets r t ~ u g h .
I h u shnulil he c a r c h ~th;it
rhc plavtr chanctvm don't cirnply rely on Gntrck t o do a l l tfic fight in^ ant1 takc all thc
risks - ancl makc surc thcy treat him with suitahlt' rtspect.
or tlscr C;otrc.k i s also unltkelc r o t a g along o n somconc
r l ~ c ' qllrst:
hi%0R.n t m v ~ I and
hcsolc drctls c o m r firsl.
If \.(HI want t o spin off a wholc atlventurc o r scrh-plot
r r - v c ~ l r i narouncl
Frlix anrl Gotrck. thcn wc sumcst giving
the advcnturt-rs a plot-r,hjcctivc that overlaps with wharcccr l ~ v l i sand (;otrek arc d r j l n ~whcrc
thc PI:< mtwt crthcr
t y to oun\*rt. nut-rnanrx-uiprr'or otrtnln t l ~ EIPIO
t u 5uccecd.
For cxamplc, thc ahandancd and l o s t I>rvsrf holds or thc
Dwnrstorrr*~scrtcx n - ~ > ~ ~ hc
l c l a natuml place to encnuntcr WO, and C;orrck n ~ o u l tdcfinirclv
hc intcrrstr.d I n the
Inst Dwarf trcasurc of thc Ilor~mqroncs.hut hc may h e inthcm to what hc conqiders their rfghthrl
tent o n r c t u r n i n ~
orvners - 17n-ad ~ c h o h t iin thc \Yi,rld~ fklgc mountains
and hi.; reactinn whcn hc discorcrs r h t u truc narurc and
f ~ could
makc for n vcrv i n t c r c v i n ~

Gotrek and



A k l l s l q e r knori+sno fear. "
(;otrck <;urnlsson i s a l)n.;lri n l r h ;F pn,hlc.m hr is a
Trollslaycr - a nivarf with a rtlf-imposed dcnthqucst Hc
seeks t o atrlnc for a personal crime, the natusc of rvhich it 1s

Avocrv~haTwo: Chart of Darkness

tcr him in the rnidcllr.of howl in^ wildcmcss i~ngagcdin yet
another lunatic quest. If thry'rc reallr w n l u c h thcv'll find
t hrrnselves inmlccd.

I'rhrzrr: E.i,nst~nrv12(cr1Iml:Di.wnlr: /lc&e Blozr*;Drlr74* Cart:
EttKlfirm, E r a l ~ t n f/+dlorcm
Trail.I+-m~iccIAtlcrck; C;ontp Htrtlti ~ ~<;m)?
~ q ,L-tdftit~,q:
H q ~ h ?If~.~t(>ty
kiwttifit ~ l f n ~ @ c u ~ t i r t e ~ a c t ;
ReJ~.vt>s*;I rrck: . t f t , f c r l h ~, U: i n i n ~ Vrtntlsnmtics:
K f ~ t f i W r r- K/?n.mlic/.
Old \Tijr/d#, Sc~aIcS I ? m
5'1~reII . a t l , q r ~ c-~But
, ~ ~I l:. L'fmsic~~l,
S e m f S i , p : ,FiJmt
Rlirrrl. I 'rhntz, Si.vtl-llr Scnst'; Sntithlr~g..SW&
I d r ~ ~ ~ i.!$t-cjn/isl
y ~ e : W'rnp~n- i h u h k * - / ~nfIt1ff
c ~ \t.'enIjoru.I-'jsl
. S f ~ ) f 7ktps. Stoneriuorkin~:
Rlott:. .Sttfk1,r i Itljrrw:
S t r i k ~to Jtrm: K~qrRcsilimt *;
l'r.rr .\fwn,y* [* included In prnlilc).
Trappings: Two-handed n?rc ( I -10. +2): chain shirt (1 AP.
hoclr. c m l y ) : worn. tr:tvc.l-stained clothing including wintrr
hacl-wtxthcrr gear: 20 GCs. 12 shillings, 3 pennics: heer mug:
stclnc huttic o f ale ( b r m e c n meals only).

I don't ~ w nan-y
t troultl~.
I . c l ~ a ] a c ~ atsr a nlan with a prohlcm: Ciutrck Gurnisson.
I4e has sworn to atcompany rhc Trollslayer and record his
death in an cpic poem. To tell the truth he'd mrhcr be at
homc in Altdorfstudving Ctnssical Literature hut an oath is
;In (lath ...
Hon. did a prcsentahle, gnnd-looking. articulate,
wcll-vducaoxl student at thc Imperial C"nircrsirv in Altdorf
come to he lotlowinp, a crazed IEwarl herserkcr through aIl
t hc gcd-forsaken lanrls of r he Old \Wrlcl' This i s a qucstion
that has ohcn ~truuhlcdFcl~x.
1::1tc ha\ a way uf playing strange tricks o n a man. of
sidcrncking his lifc from rts obvious path. This is what happcnctl to Fclix. Ikspitc his prerensions ro being B poet he
wrmcd derrlncd t t ~follow In h15 fnthcr's footstep:. as a
wcnlthy wool merchant. That was untal the day thc bully~ng
\Y'rllfgang Knssncr challcngrrt him to a d~rr.E.From thcrc
thing\ xwit'tlv wcnt do\vnhlll.
t.clix accrrlenrnlly killed Kmssner and was expellcd from
thc I'nrr7ca?iityduring thc ensuing scandal. Fcl~u'supright
and rcspcctable rather rlisinhcritcd him. Embittered, Fdix
took to politacs. becoming a hrrcct-corner agitator against n
sottun- hr. ~ncrcasingIyperceived as corrupt. Hc upasone of
the in-t igarors and lcadcrs of the now infamous anti-\l'indnu
ELKntarch, which first drgenera.lted into a riot. and thcn
ln tr ;I hloc)rlharh when the Impcrial Cavalc intewenetl.
Fclix wa.s pulled out from undcr the honveq nf the cnvaln, hy rlic drunken Trotlslnvcr. who then cut them a path
to frc-eclom. They made t h u r --ay to rhc Mazc: thc scedy,
cr!rnlnat quarter of ,lUtdorf. W'hen Felix woku u p slrw an
cpic pubcrawl hc muas horrificcl to c1iscovr.s that hu had
sworn t o accnmpany Gotrek and record his dearh. Since hc
uFaubeing hrlught hv rhc authorities he had n o optlon hwr
tcl Icarv town in the D w a r f ' s company Since then hc's h ; ~ d
causc to regret sweariny: that oath.
Fclix Jarjiar is an amicable young man. about six feecn
jn h c i ~ h wit
t h blond h a ~ and
a durlling scar o n hi. check
I l t ha+ a pcrpctual, twitchv, worrierf cxpres~iono n his liantlsamc kacc.. a+ hefirs o n c who is hoth a wanted outlaw and
an asrclclatc o f Gotrck G u r n ~ s ~ r m
tlc speaks with t h t pro-

nnunced accent o f an Alrdorf ~ntcllcctual.and his hcsirant

manner oftcn causes people to uncltrestin~atchim. L~fcas
an ourlaw fias m;de h ~ r nhard. Although hc i~ not rhc *r)rt
af person to seck ot~tattventurt. hr. h:t+ bccomr- cap:ihlc of
taking it in hgs stride if hc ha4 to.
Plavcr chancterri arc most likeltuto lind Felis jn rhe cornpan! of Ciorrek. Felix iri palitc and n~cll+spoken,
and wrll
respond with cuurtesy IO even the n ~ d c snf
t people. l le wrll
he cspccialty intcresrecl In talking with any ;~carlt.mics.or
anyone with news from Altdorf

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q t t ~le;
I E.rcd/t*nI Visiotr; Ft~/!oft T r ~ ~ jG
l :f t n ~t11tnting;
Yfernldty; Histon,: Li.ql~tningR ~ / I c . r ~ s.lrrt?nirrnnrics;
hrhfic Speaking; Rendill kite - Old IIbrldt-r: R i r l ~ ;Secret I.ntr~ ~ ~ n C/uss~crt/.
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S~lrtttMor~c- Krrrnl, rtlttwt. .Sp~cldisi
ir'c7rrpntr- I.~ncirr,qSrr nord, I:isr iT8upons: Spot Traps; S-trr~r
Strike hfig!~tjlfJlori,:.Strike I i a f tqrdre; SIrikt, to . ~ t t t ~
Srimim: W4r (" ~ n r l ~ l d cind profilc)
Trappings: Ssonl. Icft-hnndcd d a m c r (D -1.P - 10): chain
shirr ( 1 AF! borly only): trawl-staincc1 clor hcs, writjng mntcr~als,minor hook (or nvo) from Jihran;; rnrlney h : 1 ~
t a l n i n ~4' GCs. 2.3 shillings and 'pcnnica

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Chapter 15
\\.hat cxtcnt. :I chac~crcr'sd l s t i n g u i 5 h l n ~charncrcristics affcct his o r her profile.
Thc C;W can nisc this ch:rptcr torlccclop intcwsting NPCr
just as quuicklv. .l\cnnvcrsaric~norerhc.ard in a tavern h c c o m e ~
all the nlnw intcrrqtinp ~ f o n c
of the apeakcrs i s a h u g r man
with r c d hn~r.s stra\vhr~rybirthmark anrl onc cyr, rvhilc
the orher is s scn\vnv-lookmg I h a r f w i t h many scars and a
stutter. ~ t h e than
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tn thi* chaptct can bc- u
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ctmvcnlcnt np;lyrn pzrc :I char;rctcr nlrrrc clcpth 114 WCIIa5
n;trnv 1151sIor Itum:~ncitizcn5 o l t h c Iknplru. I J n r ~ r f s ,IIIvrf
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thrrc :KC t:thlcs for d c . t c r r n i n ~ na ~charncter's
tiv~ghr; ~ n dk v c i ~ t,
h h:ur :mrl cvc ccllour, dist~nguishingcharacrcri*r~cs.plarc. of hinh and k ~ r n i l y
Plavcrs can usc t h i s chaptcr t o hrcathc life i n t o a newly
crcatcd chnr:~crtrvcnr simply. At rhc (;\l's option. player<
c.rn pick frlim thc- various tat~lrs.or m-roll o r ljinorr. rcsults
tli:~tdon't match wirh r h c ~rlcwtnping
cnnccption o f t h t i r
charactcr. hlscl. thc <;\l
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The l o l l o w i n ~lists ~ i v common

Imprrial frlrrnarncs. M)u
can seEcct narncs f r t ~ m~ h llsr
t as you ncetl them. o r rrhl
D1000 rfvnu pm-ftr (i.r. rot1 3I$10. count ttic fimt as 'hunclreds*. the second a< *rcns', and the third as 'unit%').The
lrst 15 not c-rhnustivc, hilt includes moct of thc more popuI;lr fnrrnarncs i n usc i n thc t'mpirc..
Sugqzcstions rrlr names ol'pcoplc from 5taricnhurg and
t hc \X';t>tcl:~ndcm he kjunrl i n :Wctricnhrtw .\nkl llorr-n thr
Ritlrr, p 149.
In thc tnhles, some narncs can harc mnru than onc form
(including i n l o r m a l shortened fi)rmu) ;~nrlthrsc arc shown
u n d c r the same Ilsting. Some names are fnllowcd hv n
number: the meanings of thcse ; I ~ Cas f o l l r ) ~ ~ :
1. Thcsc narnc* can Ilu comh~ncdto product a compound

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T h ~ spractitc I \ n m \ t c a n ~ n ~ c ~IIFC'~
n l v among nicrnhcr\ o f
t h t nnhilitv.
2 . 7'hc*c n:lnlc* :trc :~rch:lic. hut :trc s t ~ I il n 11c. occ:ksion3111. .I'~IC'I.,~~C'
mrwr popul:tr :rmong t l ~ cn t h i l i n :mtl rhc olrlrr
3. Tlicsc n:imc< rho\\ Kislcvi tc ~ n f l ~ ~ c n'Thcv
c c . arc nxwt
conlnlon i n thc north ;1n0 cn*t of t h r I'n~pirc.hut art. 11nt
~ ~ n k n n \el.ic\\
v i ~ hcrt.
J. 7'hc.*c namcr shon \r;';~stcla~ldr-r
i n f l i ~ c n c thcv
~ . arc most
tominon I n tlic. zinrth-xvtrt (>E thc Irn~p~rc.,
hult :lrc :d*n u\cd
In nthcr arch;ts
5. Thc5c n:arnr+ ~ h n w
None- lnflucnuc, thcy .lrc mosr cornrnon I n thc cstrcnlt north o f thc I ' n ~ p ~ r chclt
. arc n l w u r c d
i n u t h t r arras
6. 'I'l~c\cn:trnc.s , ~ r cmorc cr)nlmon i n thc \ourh nf thc Empirc rhxn clscu hcrc.
'. Thcsc n:lnic%shoxv f3rctonni;in influcncc: thcr arc m o s t
tommon in rhc wrfr t)t rlic Ilnipirv. hut arc ;IIWF used in
r)thrr nrcas.

i.i m o s t
cornninnly used *
to idcnziiy a per- 4 m
son. and r l i t w r - E
rl:lnlc. i~ 115cd 1
a hcn rhc idcnri- .,
tic.~tionnccdr t o
hc mnrc prccisc
- n-hcn the u\c
o f thc forcn:anlr
;tlonc. i* not rulf ~ c i c n r .Famil!
surnames aren't
:11w;iv.i h ; ~ n r l c d
d o w n from par1
cnt t o child. a 5
we do toilav Instcad. nlrmt pc[>plc aclopt rhctr stlrn;lmr. tvhcn thev Ic:icc I ~ r ~ mocr,hrcornc.
tn d r < t i n q ~ ~ i s
Oftcn, t h r ~n-rll rur:lc) i l k ing 3 ' b n i l l y ' n;lnlc. hirz thcrr. arc manv cascr of childrrn
grr-ing thtrn\clvtr nn cnfircly nclv surnsrnc
$urnam's c a n I>c drawn from a v:~ricrvr)f unurcc-\
1. Placrr names: for cuaniplc. Jnhnnn 1)unkrlhcrg. ,Jr)h:inn
tmm Ih~nkc'itwrg'.\nv nfthr- unous placchnamcsmc-nrionctl
i n ttic IT'I-h'!' rulvl>oc~k
or rn any part of 7'11~I ~ l r n r lI.l ' r f l l i t f
campaign w-r~ulr!I>c ~ ~ \ a h as
I c :I surnanlc '1'Flc n o h ~t rl r~iltcn
arlrl r u n ' or 'von dcr' l>cforc thc pl,~ccn:in~c,
p:rrt~cul:irl\ I n
c:~\cs\vhcre the +urnnnic is p:kn (11 a: r ~ t l c .
2. Occr~patinn:tor ca:implc. Jnh:~nn5chmtclt. Ioh:!nn thc
Sniith'. I h 1 5 c;%nhccomc- Iclrr~l~rccl
i n urc, and i t I\ cli~itc
cr,mmon for n charnctcr t o hr knot\ n I w tlic occup,itIoil of
his C ~ Ther pnrcnts u r gr;lndpnrc.nt\. n l i c n hc o r \ t i c h :~ctu.~IIv
follows a q i u r t d ~ f f c r t n tp r o f t . i ~ ~ o nsn
: lrlh,3nn t h t Smlrh
might nctllallr. hc :I carpenter nr a hoatm:an Ot i f
Jnhnnn wi-ichcs t o he h n c ~ n n
a~ Johnnn Zinrmcman (loh:~nn
thc (::~rpcnrcr) orlohnnn 13clclrrn:mn (loli:rnn thc I3ontm:ln).
thew's nr3thing tn srvp him ch;#ngin): h!\ surn;tmc - liv slmplv rlocs i t 1
(In I.:ngllsh-(itrmnn dictionan. can hc ;~vc-n.rlscful qr)itrc+m
of nsmcs o f t h i t~y l ~ ch
. f'cw surnarnts ;~.rvbci~tcd
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Two: Chart of Darkncss
3. Nickname:
Johann Grosz.
'Jr~hannthe Fat'.
I f a chamcter has
a particularly
noticrablc p h w i cal trait ~ v h ~ c h
per~prcLISC t o ref r r to them, t h ~ s
might b e used as
t h t ~ rFurname.
LTs~nethe list 11f
phy3tcnl nmts in
t h ~ sa r t i c l e t o gcthcr with an
dictionan. can give vou a wide n n p c of descriptive surnarncs.
I k r c arc a fru. txamples.
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'Johann, son o f tinns'. Naming vourscff after a famous parcnt or ancestor - real or imagined - is very common.
S~grnarssr)nmay b e one of the most used surnamcs i n the
Emplrrr. This kmn .of surname is particularly prevalent in
tho nrinh o f the Empire, pnssihlv as a result of Norse contacts and influence. The form 'con' IS somctirnes used t o
~rnplva ct~nncctionwith a famous person - von dcr Magnus.
li)r cxnmplc.
\T'ith an I'nplish-German dictionan. and a hit of irnaginatinn. you can conlc u p w i t h many more surnames f c ~ rPCS
and NPCs, as yau'll see from the published adventures i n
T!)e r~'tl~ay
Il'ithin campaign. Thc nobility w i l l usc 'von'
more oftcn th:rn rhe lower classes, and [hr. anisan classes r\.hcrc onc hrnilv has hccn i n t hc samc business for generations - w i l l oftcn takr. the narnr. o f their craft for t h t i r own.
I n ~ c n e m l ,surnames derived from placenames and nicknames wilI hc most common among the pcasanry and the
urban lower classes. 'Hans Rrandstndt', for example, w o n ' t
IT vt-F cffcctive as a nnmc i T Rrnndstadt has thousands o f
~nhahiranrsand every fifth male is called Hans. w h ~ l c'Ludu-ig
Jahannswn von Altdorf' is too grand-sounding t o k a good
namr for :h thir.l o r beggar a nickname lakr "FIink' ('thc
nimhlt-'Ewc~ulrlsclund hctter.

Dwarfish Namcs
ISwarts' forenames tend ro be shon - no 1ongr.r than WO
syll;~hlcs- anrl grrtty-.;ounclinp. U\v~-arfs
often borrnw nnmes

from their Human neighh~ussifthcy likc thr. sound of them:

hence the n u m k r of Kc~rre-soundingnames user1 by h a r f s
i n The Empire (and these arc even morc prcvalenr arntlng
the Norse Ih-atfs), and the occasional usc. o f I m p e r ~ aHul
man names such as Joseph and Tom, as h? Joseph Bugman
and his lieutenant 'Owd' Torn Thyksson. Here arc a f c . ex~
amples of Dwarf male lorenamcs:










Female b x r k am x l d o m cncountrrcd hv m u m k m o f other

races, s o comparatively litrlc is known ahour t h t i r namcs.
Like their malt= counterpans. rhey do tend ro usc Human
narncs on occasion; names like the Nurse Sigrun. hsrrid.
Asta and S i ~ r i and
d the Imperial Gcrtla, Bcna and I'lla. Manv
LSwarfish IrrnaEr names an: crcatrd by raking a malc forename ending I n -i and replacing thc -ir v ~ t han -a, hence
Grunna, K t t t n . S i n t l n ancl sr) on.

[)warfish surnamcs f o l l o w
basic pancrns. Somc lotSow rhe Human Norse pncrice of being hmed o n their
parcnts' names (e.g. Gottri
(;urnisson. Grunna Ragnisdottir), while others (nearly
all apptied to males) m nrcknames. p s n e n l l v to d o with
some aspecr ol'phvsical ap.
pearancc, strength and mar- ,
rial prowess. Gruatharnmcr.
Ironheard, Hook-nose and
Gohlrn-render are tvpical cxamplcs. I n addition to the
fnrename and surname, a
clan or hold namc is also usccl on F r m n ; i l occasions or when
addressing a m c m h c r o f anothcr race or hold. hence
G o n ~ r u n t 1:orkknrd
o f Karak-Kadrin.

Elvcn Names
The Elves - being wpicallv complicated - usc a system of
narncs which is almost incornprehensiblt to outsidtss Thc
principle is to havc a name which sounds h e n u t i f i ~(apparl
ently the consonants '1' an$ 'r' makc particularlv h c a u t i h l
sounds). and which has a beautiful mt-an in^. IIonrr.l.r.r, the
mcaning attached t o a name is often whatcvcr tht. namchearer wants it t o be. The Dwarfs delight i n telling the s r c ~
clfan Elvcn Princc who insisrctl that I l l s name \\.;as tmnslatable as 'Far-\Xrisdorn'. h u t rhc worrfs of which i t cons~stcd
could also b e translatctl as 'Relch F.\~ehnlls'.
Etven names del? analysis. The use of onc. two or threc
namcs is equally common. and each namc i s normally made
up of two parts, each providing sr-lmething t o rhc vvcn31
meaning. Occasionslly, an Elfarllo has taken to living i n Human sociey w i l l adapt onc o r more namcs which arc from
the Old i1'orldc.r ronguc. Such narncs tcnd to cxprcss rural
themes, and continue [he Elvcn t r a d ~ t ~ oofn something
w h i c h stmnds beautiful and exprcwcs 'nohlc' feeling*.
GoldEeaf, Dmgathcrur. Airwarmth and C;rcr.nli~ht arc cornm a n such names.

Section Four: Of Divcrs Matters

The 'tahlc tn thc right 11lows you to create more
traditional Elvcn names:
roll r m c r for a ptefut. and
then again for a suffix.
and h l c n d thc r w o pans
togcthcr. adding o r dcl r t i n g e x t r a l u t t c r s to
make a n easily pronounccable namc. Both
names c r m e f r o m [he
same stock of elements.
and there does not a p
pear to hL' any distinction
k m m n 'fomnamcs' and
'surnames' in Elvcn eyes.
Some Elvrn names, partlcularly thosc ofthe Iltrle-secn Flven nohiliy
rnav have three elcments
(effwtivcly they have two
suffixes): t h i s i s r u rnourcd to he a High Elf
tradition, hut i t is n o t
surc that even the Elves
know this for certain
There 1s rrcy little diffcrencc, to non-Elves at least, bew c c n lilvcn mnlc and fcmalc names. Dwarfs and some
Humans glcefilllv contcncl that this i s because therc is v c . ~
little diffrrence between male and ir.rnaIe Elves i n all other
respects. Namcs pencrated using the table above arc suitable for Elves o f pither sex, although most names can he
given a n emphatic fcmininc form by rcrnerinp, thc last consonant andjor adding a v o w r l ro t h r cnd, huncc Sawllian
can hccornc Sawllia or Sarcllianc.



Halflings prefer disrinctivc and cow-sounding surnames.

and ~f rwo 1 lalflings have the same surname. then they are
dcfinitclv r c l r t t d somehow. I t may take several dozen gencrarions (and a like number of f n t j t p ~ c and
s spiced ales) to
tncrr thr. conncctinn, hut it will definitely hc. there, and they
wit1 find i t i n thr. end. Namcs like flalcherry Greenhill.
Furfoot. Hayfont, Greendalc. Whrmft.cit and Bnndysnap are
common. and show ORthc Halflines' lovc ~ F f ~ mancl
c l drink.
and thcir pride i n their h n i n fcct.


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Being thc most Humanised o f t h e n o n - h u m a n races,

Halflines o h c n use namus which a n - largelv recognisahlc as
king In Old \Y'c~rldcr.l'hc k l a l f l i n ~ suf the LMootuse those
Imperial names which t h q find pplcasin~.Although they love
Itlng and gmnrl-srtundin~n;tmes for thcir p;c.nea3ogics, they
also likc. n name which can br. shortenrd comfortably for
everyday use. Namcs like lulaximill~an,shortening ze Max.
L u d n ~ g shortening
t o Ludo. 'l'homas, Hugo. Adam. Albcrt.
Awes, E c i and Frlda, arc all common among H a l f l i n ~ sEs.
scntially. i f a f Iumnn namc has a 'cosy' sounrl (or hertcr yet.
sounds r a p ~ e l vgrand and has a cosv-sounding ahhreviation), it n-illappcal to the I I a l f l i n ~ s .
The use o f nicknames and pcr-names i s a140 common; a
Halfling will alwa!.s havc :I 'prnpcr' frjrenamc for use in fame
ilv trees and sn on, but Hcimnymus C;reenhilk rnav bc knonn
as H i r a or cvcn Scrumper to h ~ friends,
and non-Halflings
might know h i m bv that namc for w a r s without finding n u t
his 'proper' nnmc.

R o l l l : Prcfiv


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The following tahlcs can he used to Rcncratc a character's
wcight. R011 o n \r'cjght Tahle 1 to dctcrminc a chancter's
hulld. and apply anv modifirrs to the m11 o n Weight Tahlc
2. C o n ~ w l \YPcight
TabEe 3 t o determine whether [here am
any Furthcr rncmlifien owing to the chanctcr's hcight. LTtight
Tahle 4 IS optirmal; it can h e used if yctu wish t n makc (cmalc c h a r a c t c ~gcnently lighter than males. Finally W t g h t
Tahlc 5 can hc used as an option, to reflct how rhc weight
of c ~ t r c m e l vfat or thin characters affccts thcir profiles.

Weight Tablc 1: Build





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Halt7 lng

a? r'rlgr


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Aoocrvoha Two: Chart of Darkness


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Puny chnrnctcri n~ttstf ~ t h f r : ~ 2c 0t from thcir r o l i o n \Yi.iglit

'l:ll>lc 2 . t nil \uhtr;lct 21)lO I t ~from
thctr iinal II.CIR~I
Light chnrnctcrs must suhtract I l l l'rr~mt h c ~ r n l l or1 \X'ciqht
'lithlc. 1.
Average chnclcrcrs h a w nr) mt,d~ficr.
F l e a 9 ch:lr;~ctcrs atlrl 1 0 to their r o l l on W'crqht 'Lthlc 2
Massive ch:tractrr\ nrlil 24) to rhcir r t ~ lrtn
l Rkipht l j h l r 2.
1 $ 1 0 Ihs t i t their final weight.

Weight Table 2: Base Weight








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110 1115

H! l Ihh

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I l ?Illll l

I I H I It?..

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I'sc thc t;~hlchelow ro Kcnc.r:ltc c11anutc.m' h a ~ ct,l(~l~r

1 . l)x\-:~rli ancl l!lrcs rjftcn dvc t l ~ c t rh;ur: thi+ tahlr onlv
p r 7 c . h thc hnsc c t ~ l o u r

Nr,r nccc<sarrlv tllc origin;~ltrllour I'or nlclcr char:~crcr\

ISlurn;tn\ o f 35+, Dwarf\ cif
Irlvc\ o f 101)+. Ii:~lllings
of ' . I ) + ) . pI:tycr* can m:lkc- two roll\ 'l'hr l i n t I* thr 'naru.
ml' hair c ~ l o t l r7 ' h ~
SCCII~C~. ~f t h r r c ~ ~ tt \l t~ v h i t c .qho\v\
that thc h;rir h:ls turncd grev o r hitc ~ v i t h:IFV
Tlii* tahlr i.i hawd o n rhc nc~rnlnlcolours. for
from thc Frnpirc, thc \Y:t\rclnnd. Hrttcmni:a. :\ll-~rm:bnrl
K i 4 c l - I f thr. th:trnrtc-r\t-:t~horn annrhcrc tlsc, snmc m r ~ d i ticrq ~ h o l ~ h
l t t! a l l n ~ v t d Uorsc
nn\.:trf'\anrl 3 lumnn<. Tt)r vu;ample, cc~ulrfrnlf 3t120. t v h ~ l cTilc:ln< o r &!cralt,tnc might
r021 ~ i S l ~ ~ - t . ' and
O chac~c-tcrsfrom , \ ~ ~ lmight
rtdl [)G+') t

Weight Tablc 4: Gcndcr Modifier [Optional)

\ t r ~ g h T.~hle
1 ;rssunic\:~m;ulc. character: For fcn~alcch:tmctcrs, ,apply t h c fr~llrt\vin!: :ttlrl~rionalmr~dificrs:





-1 l


- l l(*









-1 1111 1 ,\

n ~ l



-1)Zrl l l r r

~ l l Ihr

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WciRht Table 5: Characteristic Modifiers (Optional)


I f a chsractrr is a lot hcnx-~cr

o r lightcr than av'mgc. thc. G M
rnnv nptlnnally ~rnposcsomr morlrfirrs to the uh:kractcr's
profilc-. 7i) find LII
whcrhcr a chnrnctcr is wriously orer-


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1011 ihr

I +I!Ihr

Thus, a Human p
character weighing 2 0 0 1h.r c,r morc 1% o r cnrc~cht,:ant1 .E
Fluman c h a n c t t r wclghinr: P 15 Ih%
o r Icsc IS un<lt.nvrighr.

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on thc. appropricol~arnnrtf
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h , t
thc- r l ~ c vrt)Il colu m n A chnrnctrr


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Section Four: Of Divcrs Matters

L'se this follon- in^ rshlc to gcncrntc rrh;~rartcrs'ryc colour.
This tahlc is hasetl on thc normal color~rcfor chnnctcrs
firm the l i m p i r e , ancl holds g o o d f o r the Whstrland.
Brctonnia. Alhion and Kislcv as ~ 3 1 I.f thc character was
h o r n an?u-hcrr elsc, somu rnodiiicrs shoulrl hc allowrd.
Narsr Iltvarfc anti l-llin~ans,fnr exnmplc. could roll 21320
o r 31>2(1 to act rhc rcsutt, whilc Tilc:~ns,t!stalians ancl hrahh
might r o l l .31)11)+'0
e r t v c n 1)10+90
Playcrs nlifiht also wish 10 d i c n l l i w ccnain hair!r.yc calo u r cornhin:~t~ons.
i f n hi7arrc mis i s going ro jar thcir scnsihilitics. Ir is p n h a h l v hczt to g c n c n t t h a ~ colour
first, and
re-roll any c.yc colour r n l l that
don't surt. As :in upriun, you
might allow a character s 1':; chance of hsuing cvcs of diffcrcnt coloum; n-l~ilethis w i l l makc thc character intcrc'sti n g and tnst;~nrlv,it might hc takcn In snrnc
qu:~rtcssas the mark of I:h;tc~s..

Thc table hclcnv givcs ccnain pccriliaritics and p h y ~ i c atraits
wh~chcan furm thc basis of a chanctcr clcscription. Srlmc
of them have ruggcstcd modifiers. GMs may usc t hcsr rnodificrs for NPCs if cles~rcd.and rnav cvcn applv t!icni to plavcr
characters i f thcy arc surt. ptnl-ess w i l l :tcccpt krtl rnll\ :I\
u-ellas gor,cl. Most characters w i l l have D6-2 Disr i n g u i s h i n ~
(:haractcristics (treat II o r lcss as 0).






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+ 101.d
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tr.1- on rnninluntc.lrton
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'I'hc fullowing list ol places gives somc guidc as to thc likuly
birth-places of characters heginnin~thcir adventuring carccrs In the I3mpire - spcc~ficallyi n nltdtlrl, the staningpoint of The Ertcr~tyUrfrhitr campaign, a l t h r ~ u ~thc
h tahl~
can hc adlustcrt as r c q u l r r d for atlvcntuwm st;~ningi n any
othcs p a n c)f rhe t'rnp~rc.
I t rs assunlcd that frw characters will have rmvcHcd far
to pct to this point, and thurcforc that forcignerr w i l l t
rarc. Playcr Characters ought to come from thc. Rmpirc. unless thc C;M has a strong stason for dcciding c ~ h c r u . 1 ~
I f~ .
an NPC corncs from a part of the Old \Yi)rlrl which has not

Apocrv~haTwo: Chart of Darkness

been suficicnc). drtailcd. z he GM can be vague about his or
her origins - it wouldn'lt hc an!whrrc the Player Characters
would have heard of a n y w v . The maps i n the W'I-;PP rulebook anrl T ~ Enem-v
K'rtbin campaign supplements show
the locations of the places listed on the tables.
A table or binhplaces for characters from Maricnburg
and thc Wastelanrt can be found in ilfwimhrrw SolrlDotln
the Rltrer. p.140. More complere place of birth tahlrs for
nonhurnans, and for characrers from othcr parrs uf the
\Yhrhammer world. will hc puhlished in fr~nhcc~rnina
supplemenr~by IHogshcad Publishing.

Origins Tablc 1:


Lrsc Ongins Table E and, if ncccssary, Origins Tahtc L to dererminc whert. l Iurnan characters come trom.

Bv and large, Dwarfs will be from rhc samc kinds of pEaces

as Humans; the kind of I k a r f who bccomcs an adventurer
i s going ro have k e n wasonablv 'hurnan~scd'any-xay. To
determ~ncthe origins of Dwarf characrcrs, roll on tht lolIonping tahlc:
t l ~ ~ ~ ~ r r t ~ r %-Rh
I lwrsrffk.
i1 - 5 flrrrhrvlrrrf
l /rtvd~~-ry
c, t~rrsI~<trh
I !fl/)ll~ll?r
I ~rt~r~clri't,r
Ctlirilr rrl?
\l iirfial

0 I-"?


Oridn Roll
Roll on Clrigins T ~ h l eI a h v c
Roll on W a r f Origins Tahle k E o w





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7 r r . r
I)rir~bt-/hrrr.q 95
t r v ~ > ~ f ~ v ~ v r / ) (<Ii rI=S'O
I IrrrL-F
+ ~ I ~ ~ ~ ~ P I ~ ~ I

Roll nn r)rry#r~c7irhtt. 2

I ~ ? I . ~

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Section Four: Of Divers Matters

Elves d o not nom~allycome from thc samc locations as the

other races. Since Plnver Chancters should only bc mood
Elvcs. the potential locations are wry Irmited. Also. Elvcs
do nor frVc.lytalk about their homelands, for fear that thrs
informarion would be uscd by an enemy. Therefore, mosr
I<lvcs talk of their hamc as being 'The Forest": if pressed and it thev trust their qucsrloncr with thc intormatinn they might ntminarc rht. psrzicular forest, hut they will not
divulge the name of the actual scttlcmcnt.
If ; ~ nElvcn placenarnr. i s Important to vou. thcn usc the
table given carlicr in this twrddct f o r ~ c n e n t i n gElvcn names.
fo!lc?wing the pattern Prefix-PrtlfixSuffix.The resulting name
mar. hc liyphen;~tcdif you wish (:IS in 'Tt-rr-lidriracl. FarFarcoral or Llllialor-lialiel).
To pcncmtc thc Fnwst-hornelancl randomly. usc the folIon-ing tahle:


95% of Human characters rolled u p using Origins Table

1 arc going to havr Rcikspiel - Old W mrlder - as rhcir
Innguspc, and another 4 . 9 R % arc going to hr. from places
spcaking anorher dialcct of thc Old \T'orltlcr t o n e e I Iowevcr, for those rart characrcrs from thc far-flung pans nF
the world, their tint language will hc complttclv drffcrent
from that spoken hv c\-cryone around thcrn, and C;Hs will
either have to he flcvihlc and allow thc character to hc bilingual, o r cope with having a PC nrho nceds sub-'titlcs.

I t might he important to know n charactus's family hackground; at least, ~t always h c l p ~characterise a !'L. Thc intormation and methods in this section arc all oprronal.
especially where PC5 are conct-mcd. As GM. vou should f'rl
frcc to ignore o r amend snv results you don't fecl comfonahlc with.

rothers and Sisters


Halflings ;krc v c n welt integrated into Human society. and
may hc found almost an?whcrc wherc 1-lurnans settle. Howcrvcr. thc importancc of thc Moot as the fjalfling homeland
must nor hc ovcrlookud. Roll on thc follawinp, tahle to dcterminc thc origins of a tlalfling chanctcr:



0 1-50

1-hr. \loot
!loll on Origins Table 1

Nn. nf


1. I f the die roll is 6. roll again and add 4.
2. I f cithcr die rolls 4, roll i t again and add 3. I f both dlcc
rot1 4, roll horh again and add 6.

Each sibling has an cqual chancc of hcinp. matc o r female.

and an equal chancc of being vounEcr clr older than thc
character. w'hcrc the aRc d~ffcrcnccis 0. thcrc is s 20%
chance that the character is a win (or tripler. o r whattver).
Twins, triplets, and other multiple births havc a 10%chancc

of hcing identical.


the languages th,at a character is able to speak
will l a t ~ t l yhc d c t c m ~ n e d
by whcrc hc or shc comes
from. The l ~ n ~ u Suma ~ c
mary pnnrcd /In paRc 291
of t h e IV'l:RP r u l c h o o k
s h o v . ~how rhc rrariot~slanwages and diakcts of the
<)IdWorld brc;~kdoam
Tcl avoid making life dip
fcult. thc GM should allow
new player chsnctcrs to k
fairlv tlucnt In Rcikspiel.
even when they come from
some Llr-off Land. Of
course. many interesting
diversions can hc intrttduced ] f a PC 1 % stumbling
ovcr a 'foreign' tongue. hut
don't Irt thcsc overpower
lthr gsrnc-play u n l e s s"sa good p!ot mason.

Roll a DlOO and consult the f[>llowing tahle to see if the

character's parcnts arc 51111 livlng:



Parental status
hnth parents tlving
father dead
mother dead
butt1 parents dead

The older a character is. thc morc likcly it will bc that thc
parents havc died. .Modit% thc mll as follow~s:
Human: Add 10% for each full 10 y a r s over 20
Add 20% for each full 20 years over 160
hdd 10% for each full 2 0 years over 120
Hillfling: Add 10 X for cach full 10 years aver 5 0

Check thc following list and roll the rrlcvant dice tn determine the age oi sumivinp, parents:
Human: 15
Halfing: 30

+ D6 y e a n older rhan oldest child

+ D20 vcars alder than oldcst chlld

+ 2D l 0 years older rhan okdcst child

+ D10 years older than oldest child

, .

Apocrvvha Two: Chart of Darkness





Spouses and Children

Crtnsi~lrrhc following t ~ h l e
t n see i f ~ h rrh a n c t c r ha5 a familv o f Ills o r her nmm.

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If \r,u fccl likc it. rnu c;tn Rcntmtc i n - l a w . aunts, uncles. cousins and hcaven know\ what clru for scvcnl dozcn
gencntions w i t h this rechn~qur.: Iialflings in particular art.
very fond of gcneatrqy hut a gontl rprr,td of rcl;rtiws can
pruvide a rich dcprh ofhnckgrrlund (and who knows. occasional mntcriat azsirtancc) for anv chanctcr.
'I'hc options above are only going r o bc uscd whcre you
want r o flesh n u t ;I PC's hackgrc~unrio r develop somr ideas
ahrlut an KPC. Ohriously !ou \\.ill h-1% L 1 0 4 0 r f IlUf aR1'
anomalies Rut crtn anomalies can give you insight consldt-r ;I 22-year-old male Human. hts mother dcatl, n o 51%tcrs. no wife - and with 4 kid<, t h r cldcst o f whom i q iusr
one yc;w old. None o f the c h ~ l d r r n
t u r n out to bp nvrns. so
mavhc they arc 311 i l l e ~ i t i m a t oor
. rhe man keeps a harem.
rind maybc this rclh you that hr. has a crrmplctc dtsrcpard
k ) r women, tic- uws thcm for pleasure, hut has no scnous
contact w i t h them. W h a t prtcc hi* mn littlc dnughtcrs?Ant1
h < ) n ~ n n~ charactr-r
l i k r that rract t o a tcrnaic ['C'

:(l' , l ?",
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'C" 1,IV

Family Occupation

You can also create carccrs for the character's hrnily ( ~ e p a rate ones for each, ~fyou prefer) IIY foIlon*lng rhc notes o n
crcatrne, NPCs on p. I I l l of the If'lXP rolchonk. This w i l l tcll
you thc Career Clas%,final carcrr anti c;rrcr.r path o f thc
chamctcr's parents and siblings.
L'sc this ~nforrnntiont c give
extra colour to your chamct r r s - pcrhaps mathcs was a iY'i7ard. u v r n though fnther
T h t nz~mhcrhcitlre thc slxsh i s the pcrctntagc chance that
was nothing morc a simplc Entcnatner. Or it might lead to
the c h n n c t r r has a s u r u i ~ i n gspotlsc: the numhcr after the
a Roadwartlun who is thc. brother of a Pnnchcr' (.ornine up
5l:rsh is thc pcrccntapc chance [hat the chasacrer has surrF~v- with stories t o explain that can not o n l r crcatc morc intcr.
in^ chilrlren.
cqtrnp,characters, hur can also give you deaq for advcnrurcs.
C;cncratc thc n u m h r o f chitdrcn using the Rrothers and
Ynu might cvcn likr to d c t c m i n r occuparion~for an\.
Sisrcrs chart ahovc. The cEdcst child's agc can be h u n d by
siblings o r other rclartl-cs ifyou wish - i f one pnrcnr was an
fr,llowing r he guirlclinc.~for g c n c n r i n g pi~rcnts'aper above.
Artis:tn, at least onc child wiil probably follow i n t o thr. fnmtaking tlrc char:rcrcr'$ aRc ns thc pnrcnt's sgc ancl w-orking
ilv business. hut o t h e m i s r you h a w s frce choicc, followhackartls.
Ing the nntcs in thc 1I'FRP rulchoc~k.

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Chapter 16

fumes fnr thrcc n r fcnlr rnin~ttcs.Ahcr this rime, t h r p.tticnt

%tir,uld >tart ttn shakc, makc hitij con~trtrtahlc;ind bccp :rn
cvc o n him for t h r u t o r four tioi!r<. 11 t h r trcmhling h;ta not
* I ~ ~ T F I C ! L ' ~h?-thts trmc. V ~ L nlav
: tclr. ;idmrni\rcr ;In i ~ l rsct1;a!
tivc. I ) i s p n ~ cof thc ~ n f w i o ncnrctullv, and n c w r Ict 11 hc
r l r t ~ n-l 11 c;ln c;~usc fatal c o n \ ~ ~ l x i a n
i fst;tkcn rntcrn:trly.
Availability: Rarr. Autumn C;rasslnntlr.
Price: l (;l;anti
. 5 C;(;
Method of Application: lnhalc
Preparation: 1 w c r k
I)os;~ge:I ~vcck
Skills: Xonc
Tests: Int
F f f r d s : Inlrfliittflr/rr firrrtrs frorrr otr itrf?rsio?~

Also known SI; I;r;lhw-nrr,
.Man'< F i n ~ c r .
( i h o s t h a n c anct 5 f o r r ' s
Hoer. this plant ic attractctl
r n <hnclv. ~ h c l r c r t c llocnliclnr 1 ~ 1 t -liyhrlv
I t flour!\trc.* c.>pcc~sltr
i n sr:rveyardr, rvhicti. to.
gcthrr n i t h ltr .rvclI-known
magical propcrtrrs, h:is Pctl
'I'hc h c r l ~ sdcscrihccl i n Tlw I . ' ~ ~ P I I\TTitl~itl
Ljlnrpfii,qr!1 4 d I .
sr~nicpcoplc. to thcoriuc
S l ~ n ~otvr
k ~ f<o,qet~l)nfen
~ ~ s
arc. n smal Isamplc. o f t h r ~ s r that i t s o n ~ ~ h o feet15
t h;u m:tv bc frnintl Errrlrlna r h r t w ~ g h o u
~ 1)Id l\ brlrl. 'kxrrhc magical cncrgics rtt rllc
books on Iicrlm anrl thcir ~ ~ s 1i:ur.
c * hccn rarc. .~ncdhcrh;~t- h(lrtics hurrcrh t~cncathtt.
ists h:tvc rt.ndr.d to r r l v cm 1or:ll k n o r ~ l v d p eand herb torc
'I'hc root. whrn dried
h;in<lctIdown from tt;~chcrto srutlvnt. pcrhaps hccairsc ol
ancl grntrd. mar hc. usvd in
thc hcrh:~l~ctc'
t n d ~ t i o n n links
nith ~ h O
c l d Faith. which
a numhcr ot prcpnrattons
dirt rust., w r ~ t i no~r ,prrti;ips hccausr of rr-irlesprr.atl i l l i w m ~ and rn;rgic;il spclls cnnGravrro ot
In thc n ~ r a:lrrar
rrhcrc !icrt>:il rncdrcfnc i q rtrr,
cc-mrngthc L'ndearl, anrl i t
F<cc;t~\c of t h ~ s , rhc p u h l i c n r ~ o nof I l c ~ r t c n s ~ nS C C ~ Sro affcct them as
P L Id~lc foot 'S C . ' i ~ m r n o r r ilt~rl~rfl
n~rd(;e?lernlCorzcordonc~ p n i w n would nficca :I l i v ~ n gcrcatilrc. An infusion nf thc
ofRt:yirinnl H ~ r k.Vl#t?aesh:!. scncrated samt cxcitcmcnt rr>ot sccrns to havc n o p;~rt~cular
cftccr o n a Ijving pnticnt.
;lnrl r i ~ j r:t l ~ r t l cc o n t r t ~ v c n v- ;tnlon,q pliysictans, hcrhalicts tn calise v n r n i t i n ~at hiqhcr cr)nccntr;~tir)n*l.css xvcll
; ~ n t;~c;idcm~cs
')'h14rr=nri\vnctlhcrh;blist from thc Moot has
known is rhc Etct that .r hnt pcii~ltlccn i : ~ d cfrom hoth the
s l ~ c i l tmuch o f rhc lasr c c n t u n c o l l c c r i n ~infornlatinn 0 1 1
Icavcs and root o f th15 plant ~rp~'c=(i.r
thc hc3lin.q o f i n f i ~ c f t ~ i
plants o f ,111 kincl<. thc nJrncs 31v whir h rhc.r:~rcknrwn
~ ~ T J I I J ~C C~ IL SI F C 'h?
~ L'nrlencl cwaturu.., and c a n ;~lsr>
hc cfCccI n difkrcnt pans ot thc Oltl Wi)rlcl, and rheir d ~ t i c r e nprvpxt
five i n thc trcstmcnt ol thc clisr;~.ic k n r w n ah IIIII
o t , II
raticln., ~ n tttscs.
rare. Autumn V'intur Frlrtst clc:ir~ngs.
'I'hc foltnwing cxtr;lct cnccrs a .sclc.ct~nnof herbs that
m:rt Iw o f usc- tn ntlvcnturcn, tc>llowing thc. forn~at.cstat,Price: 5 (rC ancl 2 0 C;(:
ltsficd I n 7 7 f :~t r ~ t t t yN'rthifr
Application: Ilrca: hladr vcr~ortio r pr n ~ l t i c c
Prrparation: 2 ~vcck.,
Ilosage: n a nqain>t t 'ndcad: 1 xvcck t o disc;rcr.i
S k i l l s : I k r h I.orr or Prt>f>m-~
A ~ i s t ~ ~:rl csc. o r r l i n ~IO t 11c circum\tnnccs
I n lthc Mont \\c t.~lltltir tic-rt~Shi\cn\ct.d I t 1s .tIsn knntvn
Tests: Int
2 % Z ~ t t c n v o ni n rhc 1.rnpirc. 'lrtmn I n T1lc.1ancl c;vrc.nhl;tt
I $ ~ P C ~ S : r{wltzSt I ' ~ r ~ l t x i ~dt.. 7~/tw-rEhed 1 1 3 t h Irrf:RP
rrrloi n Yr~rrc.~.
.Fhc 1:lvcs cnll tt I'clrr~~cIcIt*il/rw
I t pro\\-\ I n opcn
hook (p.8 l j . Trerttirl,q i~fictc'rlr r w rrtids: Jlrrlrmes hr~rr//rl,q
t itr1r.s
gr.1\41,1nc!.i \\ h r r c r l i r \ o r l 1s ncSI-~1~;1anrtl
hitz nor too ~ a n d v ntrrl nclcls rr -+,I0 hor~rrst o thcpfrlic?!t'.~7 IcsI ~ i ~ a r r i/)cbrsl
lo Ilrtparr ir, pick thc Ic.r\cs. scrip ;incl dirc;irr! the *talk%. t?rcitlerrr\I- (ass Tr1wfitt.q Tiirnh K o t . ~rid.s
N +L0 h(ktrtrs f r )
a n d hang ttp to t l w hc*idc t h r fircplacu for at l e a ~ nt \vCck.
nlJ rests tr~nckb ) ,!hvprrrictzt.
I'hi* hcrh Ir u > c f i ~for
l Improving t h t
anti a l w
!or hclpinp a pdtbcnt ~ c . : out
~ t .t hc.a\r cotcl Ncvcr 11*c rt
!or a fcrcr. \Incc ~t can c:tusr t h r patlent's tt-rnpcr:~turctry
r i w 'ro 1 1 t h~ t hcrh. ntlil the Ic.ncr t o d clwh 01 I ~ o t l ~ n g
w,ltcr. Ict trantl for ;t mlnutc o r m~ountiE thc water h c g ~ n ~
tcr takc o n :I l ~ r t l colour,
and thcn I t t thc p , ~ t i c n inhnlc




Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkncss

known to young bovs who livc in rural areas. who use it fur
all kinds of practical jokes. Growing in wrmdlands and flowering k f o r c thc trees put o n enough leaf to hlock sunlight
from the forest floor, the sap of t h ~ planr
can also he used
ro help rcstorc feeling to the skin In cases of numbness
causerl t>v cold or injut): On onc occasion, I ilsed it in a
concentntcd form -boiled until it rcached the consisteno;
of hclt cuqtarrf - as a treatment for Frostbite, and was able ro
rcstorc feeling to a foot which othernrrsc.might havc had t o
he arnputatctl. Recausc of the itching it causes. you mav
sometlmcs need to administer a mild scdatiw tr) the patient. especially if YOU use Juck repeatedly. or over a large
area such as an enrire leg.
Availability: Scarcc. Spring. Forcst.
Price: 1 (X: and 13 C;(:
Method of hpplicatlon: Smear
Preparation: 2 wvccks
Ilosage: 1 clay
Skills: Cherni.crqp
EJ~cts:[>h 4 minrttes ofter npplicat ion, the treated area
hrtyins to itch bnrrih!~' %he a f f i ~lnsts
for D20+.fO minurtjs, and in $ ? J R ~tintc the ujfrlcred character is -20on aEl
t ~ s i (bolrvrl
o n n sttccessfirl \I'll resf)fmm [be disrractbn

I was unsure st first as to whcther to include this herb, sincr
it has n o known mcdicinat value. Howcvcr, its magical properties are suFFicicntl~*well-known
that I thought it misht he
~lscfutat least to rncntion the different names hv which this
plant is known. to avoid any m~stakenimpression that there
arc scvcml c l i f f c ~ n plants
with similar propcrtles. The Erwn
name for Mage-Leaf is IIniunfl!sseirl:,vt. which I am told
means "the good plant". In Norsca it is known as Troldhlat.
In Rretonnia as Feuille Sorccicrc, in Tilua as Folimaggi - a
cornlptton of thc Classical I-'olln.Ua.qii - and in Alhron as
Dr;~r,dill. rncaning "the Leaf of thc L)rulds"
Availability: Vcry Rarc. Spring. Hills Cannot b e ciilrivatecl.
Price: I O (;C: and 60 GC:
Method of Application: Ingest
Prepamtion: Fjunc (see belr)w)
Ilosage: scc helc>nSkills: Nonc
Tests: Int
effccfs:.Mnge-f.eaf is catcn mtl: ancl remains eflertftT for
[!wee days ufter picking. A s fits name s t i ~ s t s it
, is trsed
cscltisit*elyI>T spefFcasi~rs.
dose rrsrores one Mtag fc
Point, trp rn rbc cbnmcler's pnrrner/ ~ v c lRoll
a IX, em-l~
t i n r ~n ~ O . F Lis
~ tnken: if the scarp is i
e.w thnn the nr~rnherof
rloses n l r ~ n d ltaken
(bat dq: the close has no effect

Known in thc ;Mclot as Ilrcamleaf, in Tilca as Dormifolio.
and FO the Elves as P~ratrdiel,this plant grows mostlv in
npen gc~sslands,and i s especially prolific when the last
mows cif winter are melting. Fr also grows well in open
marshy areas and beside strezms a.ho.*c- banks arc not tntl
high. It i s a very g o d sedative and sleeping-dnupht, and
may hc combined with other preparations. with n o fear of
any ill effects resulting. The dried luarres are steeped in water which has hlilcd and heen left to stand for n n ~ l n u t ror
srl - tf the water is boiling when the lcavcs arc put In then
thcy will scaId and the resulting i n f u ~ i o nwill hc unpleasantly h ~ t t e as
r well as less cffectlve. Thc lcares can also hc

added to tcn o r mulled u-lne. B little honcv will soften any

sharpness that it adds to their flavour.
Availability: Raw. Spring. Cnsslands.
Price: I 0 - and 10 GC,
Method of App2ication: Rrcw
Preparation: 2 days
Dosage: 3 days
Skills: None
Tests: Int
EfleCfs: 7 7 itlffrsfon
~ ~
fakes effect 1 0 + 2 I E I O rnintrr~s per
on n n o m o l s l ~ e p : j ntrl ~firsffotir
r$tbls sleep, the patient's c l ~ n n c ~ofheirrg
a r e bnlr~rrl.
J l t h ~ p a t f ~r~lrrkes
uaitbln fhrs finre he ttrfll be
d rc~wsyrris v p o i s o n ~ dfor
) .<ill0f tirns tr~tlesshe makes a
sticcessftil T test C I ~ ? t ~ ~ t iInn iI'oison
+ 101, tijt~pr4 bolirs
the I J P ~ ~ ~flect
ri7earsofl nnd r b pntient
fs ttouus/eepiftg
norntnlh: .-Icl~osnctertt,ho ti,tsl~~.c
to rr>.cfsrrbe e/fcrs rg
Scl~lqfrnkratttmust make a U'P test Umrntrnf t l ~to Poison
+ 10); jllhis tss strcccssfiiln T tpst 6frnrnr1njI.yl o Poisrln + 10)
i s still req~tiwdto a!n)icidmti?ci~tess.
n ~ e s etest.c arcJr c p f l t ~ d
~ t ~ e30
y ?nljnrltes
f i r ~ h e f i t l horrrs
rgtbc h ~ r h 'rs f f ~ ~ c t .

I knuw that thcrt. arc thosc

\vhv regard this plant as
nothing mow than a poison, hut t havc found i t
useful in extrcme cases r?f
nervous hysteria wherc the
paraent must be kept stlll

to avoid self-inflicted injuries. a n d a l s o in cases

n ~ h e r cthe pain o f a wr>und
o r ~nfectlonmakcs it dimcult for the paticnt to fat1
into a healing sleep. Prnvidcd the d a s a ~ eis strictly
controlled a n d ahc patient's tempt-raturu and
breathing are watched, P
heIicvc there is no significant risk.
The roor of this plant, which grows in marshy areas and
is often found together with water-Iiltcs, is first soaked i n
salt water for thrcc days and nights to lcach nut any rrnpurities, then tlriecG o n a pan in Frunt of rhc firc [fir two davs, or
until it sounds wwody when tapped with a fork. Then. it is
finelv grated - mixed with a little nutmtg ~favxilahle - tied
in a cloth bag and hung in the chirnnty to smoke for two
wueks. The powder 1 s then bilcrl for two days in watcr
with a l i t t l e vincgar, strained and :~dclerlin small q ~ l a n t f t ~ c s
to a sweet tea o r mulled wine.
Availability: Karc. Autumn. Swamp.
Price: LO GC; and 15 CC
Method of AppIication: Rrcw
Preparation: + weeks
Dosage: 2 wcrks
Skills: Chen~isttyor Prepare Poisons
Tests: Int

kffecfs; Sloumind is a t w t y n ~ l l dnerrqrtn~+?r.The i~rfrrsion

I~rtsn d f ~ ~ l n c h
t ii ut t~~ trtstc,
rind if it is arliicd to R drink
t h e r ~is a nortt~nf
c l ~ n t I~ncdetect
it (+ It1 if t l ? c/?arnct~r
lrns fnsted it befire) .4nv chtrrf~cfrr
tldn ~ J r f t ~ knn
s inJrtsfon nf Sloriwrirld rnzrst make U srtccessf~ilT Ir*st (ltrrmtt.
n i p t r ~ f o i s o n+ l ( Q nrsr~fler-lIJ
one dt>senln), he acit~tirrfsrered
ctt n tftncm.


Section Four: Of Divers Matters


1 clnn't hclievc this rn?-clf. sincr it is also known hy this

namc in Nomca anrl Kislcv, whcrc 'I'lrsc is rmrshippcd inSpclln,ort i s the name by which this plant is known in the
stead of Verena.
Mrwt. Othcr narncs ~ncludcl'nzauhcr,\Y'izarcl's Rnne. Fcuillc
I t grows on rhc south side nf chalk hills. \ \ l ~ u r cthcrc is
Contnirc and IT'itch-Huntcr's Friend. I t is similar in appcarplcnty of sun and not too much wincl. 'Ihc leavc-s arc picktd.
ancc ro Magt-Leaf, and somconc without the proper herbal
clcancd, soaked in salt warer for
n-crks, nnd thcn hr~slccl
mining may casily rnistakc the two. Made into a tea, the
and served like sp~nach.A little huttcr ancl hlack pcppcr
dncd Icavcs can help a patlcnt resist any ailment that comes
helps thc flavour cnormoi~slv.1 personally c1on.t u.ic It fr)r
from a m a ~ i c a lcause. I t is a5 well to store dried Spellwnrt
convalcsccnts, hccausc the headache that occurs when thc
am-? from i n ~ r e d i c n t ssuch as Gravcroot and Magc-Leaf. herb wcars off can often undo any good that thc paticnt
smce I have fount1 that their magical properties arc somcrcceived from the herh's stimulant effect. flowcvcr. I rvilE
times diminished by sltring too cluse tu Spcllwort for a time.
prcscribc it for those on watch. o r required ro scarch all
Availability: Very mrc. Summer. I:r,
night Ior missing travellers, o r anvonc clsc who nr.c.ds to
Price: l 0 <;C and 20 C;(:
stay awnkt whcn t l i q should he :~slc.cp,an([ wbr~d r 3 c s n " t
Method of Application: Rsew
mind paying thc pricc I;~tcr.
Preparation: -ixwcks
AvaiIabillty: Scarcc. Spr~np.IIills
I h r a g e : 3 dars
Price: 2 C;(: and -I<;C:
Skills: Nnnc
Mcthod of Application: Ingclit
Tests: Inr
Prepataeion: 2 nrccks
Spellrt rwt is reiotcd 10,Wage-l.enj; brrt has a sligbt!~, Dosage: 3 weeks
ilr f f r r ~ nctf f ~ c t I. n s t ~ n cnlf f ncrcnr r ng rnctgical e n e ~it, inSkills: HPU/Wht~ntls
tc'rf~rrstc'ttE~ it r i ~prIIcu.~ter
t 1 ' 1 ~ 0drinks an infiision of
Tesrs: Int
Sprullrrmrlloses 114 Magic Points {rtilr lci~ntnjr hr r~gnittecl Eflects: Vnnern is n stlmrrlnnt t h t rLv?lorqcsthe rrepdfi)r
ns nnmml), and anjlr)tledrfnking tbr h r ~ mjn?s
t ~ n +I 0
rost. It is nlnst conrtrmttly rrsr>dfr~r c o r t r ~ ~ t ~ ~ . c c(f~ r{fir
bon 14sto all BT ~ c s t sn=yairrsl.T/IP/I.Crmd tnnfiicrrl ~ J f ~ c t s f n rpcrtient cnnnot rest forsonlp rpnsnn. I:orDK hr~trrsr v t ~ thc
fbr ne.U 114 horrrs.
drwe is rakpn, the c l ~ a r ~ l c is
t wtreated rfs r ~ s t i n ~frrrr
p , ntav
rlr~rlerrakcor?, kind cfactirvtjb I / t l r ~ci~nmcrc*r
rtasts, rlrc
h ~ t l t f i t (cif
s rest nre dorr bled. 1T%ctz the c l , j . c t p tl'cr2r.q t f i thc
frser srrfirs n spJitljr?i(h ~ n c l o cfor
l ~ ~I>-) horirs, rrriti~- 1 0 I O
hut11 Inr ntld Fe/.
hccr>rtling ra fialfling tmdirion, t h t Lnowltdgr of
this plant was glv'n t o us
hv Ilsmcralda hcmclf. soon
at'trr h c r f ~ r s alrushand
Also known as I:idget,
Bthn~enlrvsbrought thc
Jumpweed ancl Folfn 111knr~rvir.clgt.uf hren~~ny:
tne, this plant grows in
winernaklng tn thc Mnot
sunny open arcas, cspuXi.know it as Soher-rnrlr.
cially thoqe that are bring
although thc Elr-rs call it
left fxllowslrcr pminp: Past
C'orrr~llinnrirl.It is fot~nd
vear. T h e root i s dried.
In thc dccpcst forcst. often
grated, and left to steep in
growing htwccn thc mnts
rlilutcd vinegar for rcn
o f thc lornalim rrcc, o r
clays. The mixture is thcn
next ro ancicnt n a k s . '3'hc
ho~led,stminccl. nnrl leh to
bulb is peelccl and rnastr.(l
~ t a n t in
l ;I cool, clark ronm
in a slow r-ovcn until i t 1% as
for four more &vs. SweetSOCI as n wcll-cotlkcd npened with h o n c y and
plc. and thcn catcn.
addrd ta hot tca or mulled
ttvailabllity: \'cm rare.
wine. t h i s p r e p a r a t i o n
Autumn. I:or~st.
gives r e m p o r a p rrclicf to
Price: I C;(: nnc! 3 G(:
patients cuffcring from
Method of Application: lngcsr
headaches, drowsiness o r
Preparation: 1 wcck
letharp. It should only hc
Dosage: 3 days
i~sccltor short-ttrm results: whcn it wears crff. thc pnticnt
Skills: Nonc
can d t c n he worse off than they wcrc to start w i t h
Tests: None
Availability: Scarcc. Summcr. (;r;~wlands.
.E&+&: rrinkrr nrt is a hift~r-fnst fitg r)nb n - l i k e plunt ripbich
Price: 1 C L and 5 GC
llrrs the .Ttrntrgeflrr>prr(ljr?/netrtrrrlisitrgthe ~ f f ~ crfnlcots
Method of Application: R r e u f
hol A ci~nrnctcrtrbl~oerrfs otre hrrlh filillsrrffprh n i f r h nor~
Preparation: L wctks
r?rnl ci?nmctrristtr r~rlttclionsa s n restrII r$ crlcohol: tIhs
llosaple: 1 day
~ffrclis c~irn?~frflir~e
rc3ilh Co~rsttm
P Al6~0fioi
Skiilz: None

Snmc hcrhalifts in thc Empire anrl Tilca believe char the

nanlc of t h i ~ptanz comcs frt~rnthe human gnrldcss Vcrena

Tests: Int
cffcdsr/his herb is R mildstjtnrrlant, nrld irsrrmscs a achnrrdc.t~r:FI scarp by I 0 for 13h+4 rrdrrfs (minrrfes).,,lffe tl)is
trwle. the cbaractrr mtrst ntclke U T test ( I n ~ m r r t ~to
i ~Poil,
son I 0 1 or h~cotvled ( t h snmp
rts !he poison cflpct)
for 2D6- T hotrrs.




Two: Chart of Darkncss

Chapter 17


Augug~(Omen R ~ n d i R ) a
: charaorcr w i t h this skill can
'Fhc skill ofDir~i~?ntion
( v a r i o u ~ l vcalIcd Dit~frrntfotr
and I l i rbi~slrt~q
i n thc IWRP rulehook) comes w i t h v t . f~ c ~~u i c l c - inrcrprct sccmingl\ mc:kn~nglcssevcnts. such as the pnttcrn
madc i n the s l o tw n flock nf hlrds, thc w ; ~ v\rnoke r w s
1lnc.s on its u ~ cRcdrpl:~yinggames gencnlty tend to avoid
from a firr, r)r the hchavlrxir o f chlckcnr pecking at ~ t t l n
d ~ r i n ~ t i c l hccausc.
ir posw a nnmhvr ol proh1c.m~for thc
(,\I.Yct divinarrnn plays 3 majclr rr)lr. in folklore and E ~ n t a h ~ X, the auplur, t h c ~ crmnll things form part of thc ercatcr
p:lttcm oi thc univerw, anrl can he intllcntirc nl rvcnth In
fictinn, and i f tt i~U F C ' ~c a r ~ f i t l kit can arirl a Rrcst dcal t o
rhc past. thc fururc. vr far an-ay.
ttiv ;itrnc,sphcre of a ZI'f:E?P canlpaign. w i i h t ~ u rcrluiring
(;M to hr. ;lhlc to sec i n t o the fut~src.
C a r d Reffdfng:charrlstcr?,w i t h thrr skill can crlnduct a c;ml
Thew are m o main prohlenis tn usin# any foml of divircndine for thcrnsrl\cs and orhc-m. c ~ r l l t~o rR C ~.I. gencral
natlnn i n a rr>leplavinggamr first, n n o n c - ntrt even thc

- known r . ~ % c t wh:rt


g ( ~ i tnn ~happen. l'hc plot o f a

book o r film, o n rhc cahcr hand. 15 alreatly known - ar lea31

irnprr\sion o f t h ~ f.u t u r ~o r fo nnsrvcr a spcc~ficqucftion.

Char3crt.r~must h a w a pack o f cart15 to usc chls skill

- so that omens ;~ntEdn-in:itlons c;ln hc sc.1 u p

to thc a l ~ t l i o r

he r u r c t o comc true I n the r n ~ l . DICPRendfttg: charac~c-rhtvirh [hi\ skall c:ln lntcrprct thc
Second. if thc PGs come by too nlucti informatmn too cas- scnrc\ or dice n)lls. cithcr to pct a gcncml rmprrssion o f
in admntc, and w o u l d

11y. :I Ior nf thc challcngc ~ l ~ ~ ~ pfrom

p c ;in
~ r: ~
I t I< not. ho~wevcr,as difficult 3s it first scems rr) fit orntns
nntt clivinarirm5 into a ZT'I;KP c;lmpai~n.If thrv ;ire usecl well.
r h c can
~ add ~ r e a t l vr o the campaign's a r r n o ~ p h cand
~ . mcn
make PCs trc;kt the g r ~ l and
s rhclr *cr\.-Jnts w ~ t ah littlc mow
rcspuct 7.hi.s anrclc. prcscntx an cxpan*ion of thc Iliruinnrkltr .ikiH, n fctv nctv ch;ir~ctcr carver\. and romc sirKgcst i o m for thc (;M o n h a n c l l i n ~orncns and clivinntinns

thc fururr- or t o an%tvcr;I \pc.cilic clurstion,

Drrnm Interpretntlott: ch:~cictcmwit h this skill c;rn unn r c l the sccrcr mt:ining ol drcnrns. nrhtch c:ln scbmetlnirs
hc insights i n t o thc future or mcssagcs from rhc pod%
O r f i c l ~t: h * ~
k ~ t~I*
l hcttcr suirrcl to WPCs t h ; ~ nto P(:\, nlt l ~ r l u g hwtth n i ~ t t l ccffort on t h r pan [)l rht.
a PC oracic
nught he madt t o \\ark In a canipaian. (;h.~ractrr\ r n ~ r hbc

g n n r c d o m c u l ~ pr o t w n rcmpomnlv .ks a hlr-ing. or ,l\ pan

c r l . 3 I:~rgcrdlvmc pl;~n.
Thc oracle h c o r n c \ hricfl, po*src*crl hr thc dcln: and
rlelivcrs a vcrhal mcsvagc while I n ;Itmncc. 'I*ht oracle Ken'I'hc Ilir,frmtir~rl
skill dr.scrihr.d in thc. 1T'I-'RP rulebook IS accrnll\ w n i e m h c . ~littlc o r noth1r-i~ of the prnphc-c7 : ~ l t c rrctuall!. a >kills, covering~ariousd ~ f f c r c n means
g n w l o u s n c \ s . anti cjr;ict~lar utrtrancc.+ arc
t,f frlrcrclling thc h ~ r u r c Just
likc. l n n ~ l ~ n g cant1
s m u ~ ~ c a l g a ~ n ~ nc o
n h s c i ~ r c;rntl rlifticwlt t o I nterprct
instrumrnt*, cach divination skiil mtr5t h t Ic:~rnetlsep:~ratclv
.L\strolri,qlbanit f+//rtrisrrl,arc both types of diviuat on, anct
Fhlmistv: chanctcn \X-irhthis skill can inrcrprct thc I1nc5
arc. rrc;ttcrl hr-rc a* 5cpnrate skills
o n a c h a ~ ~ c r t - rhnntl
- s a n ~m:ikc.
prcdrcrion.4 :rh<lut health.
rnrnancc, dcstinr and tifr cspccr:lncT
\wth thtr skrll can tnterprct thc
p;tttrrns : ~ n dmovcrncnts r l f the \tars, nioclns xnrt othcr ccS c n p ~ l o m n n q(Bone R~nditrg):[his *kill 1s \#cm
Ic\rial hoctics. and cast Ilorotcnpr< for ~ntl~virtu;~ls,
to tlrcu rc:~dlng.exccpt that honcs (mtwt ct~nimonlyrhc
or wholr. naricln5


Section Four: Of Divcss Mattcrs

shoubdcr-bones of sheep)are used instcark o f dicc. The
the hr>nrs fall. ant! the position of mystical charactem i n scribcrl u p o n them. are ~ n t e r p w t c dby the diviner.

S c r y i n ~ characters
with this skill hrvu the a h i l i e to use 3
cpstal I ~ a tor
l some similar dcvicr (such as a m i r r o r o r a
howl of water) to v i m cvcnts i n thc futurc. the past o r i n
sornc distant location.

Ten Leaf Reading: characters w i t h this skill can interpret

the patfcrns madr by ten 1 r . n in
~ ~an
~ empw cup. and tell
what this portcncls for rhe cltinker.
Vidonnry: a c h a n c t r r rrith this skill can ~ c a s i o n a l l y(and
unprcdictahtv) sec glimpses of the futurc, n r messages from
thr. gods. as visions. V i ~ ~ n can
n s hr r c v difconcening, hoth
to tfiosc cxperiencinp: them and to innocent bystanders; visionaries arc oftcn rt-gardccl as k i n g unhingcd. oftcn with
qurtc good semen.

According to the W T R P rulehook, only Seers. Entertainer Fonunc 'Ikllen. and Initlarcs In thc Cult o f MBrr can ttceive thc Dir+fnntionskill. l-lcre am a frw more Advanced
careers that are hased amund clivination, plus some cxpandcd rulcs for the existing ones:

Augurs are priests who specialist i n reading o m t n s and interpreting the will ofthe gods. Although clcrics of Mbrr are
best k n o w n for their skill i n forcreltinp, the krturc. cvcrv
major cult in the O l d \T'crrld has its augurs, who nit1advisc
the faithful and make k n o n n the w i l l of their particular patrrm dcity.
Advance Scheme


- Magick
Divining - Aupun
- Drcam Interpretation
Arcane language
Secret I n n w a g e - Classical
10% chance o f Divining - Card Reading (100% chancc for
followers of Ranald)
IO% chance of Divining - n i c e R c a d i n ~(100% chancc for
followers of Ranald )
10%chance of I)ivining - Scapulomanq
5% chance of Oraclc
5 % chance o f Visionar).

Clerical Robes; equipment for divining skills

Astr elogcr

Entered From

Astmlogcrs a r c widely consuIrcd i n thc O l d World, and arc

rcspectr-d profes~ionals.Thcrc is some professional rivalry
k m r c n Astrologcm and I>irincrs, though this seldom deteriorates htyoncf name-calling.

Advance Schcrnc

Initiatc: Cleric

Career Exits
Seer: Cleric

Diviners are professional omen-readers and seers into the
funrre. They arc often well-lcnmcd and regard their field as
a science, on an equal footing with alchemv anti medicine.
Their clientele is invariably urban ancl well-to-do, and their
fees are correspondingly high.


.4rcme Lanwagc - M a ~ ~ c k
Ihvining - k s t r o l n ~ ) .

Advance Scheme

Rcad W'ritc

St-crcc language - Classical

Secret S i p s - Astrological
50% chance of Charm
50% chance of Super Nurncmtr.
10% chance o f (;artopr;lphy (star charts only)


hrcane Lanwage - Magick


Rocllis ot star charts and tabtcs; Drawing equipment; 10D6
Gold Crowns

Eatercd From
Alchcmisc's Apprentice; I:harlatan; Diviner: Entertainer
Fortune Tellcr: Hynotist: Initiatc (anv religion): S c s i k
Seer: Srr~dcnt:wizard's Apprentice

Career Exits
Charlatan. Diviner: Setr; Scholar

Divining Auw?
Divining - Dri-am Interprctarion
Secret Language - Classical
Secret Language - Guilder
10%chancc. 06 Divining -Card Reading
10%chance of D i v i n i n ~ Scapulomancy

Books of omens and interpretations; cqulpmcnt for divin.
inp, skills; lOD6 G o l d Cmams.

Aoocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkness

Entcrcd From

10% chancc of Manufacture. Potiom

lllsi; chance of Silent Move Ruml
10%chance of Sixth Scnsr
10% chancc of S r o T Tclling

Catccr Exits
Astrologer; Charlatan: Scur: Scholar


Alchemist's Apprcnrtce: tL<tmlogcr: Charlatan. Entcrtaincr Runko Artist: frntenailrer - Fortune Tcllrr: Hypnotist: Initiate
(:mv r l i g i o n ) : Scrihc: Sccr: Studcnt: W'ii?;lrd's Apprcnrir-c.

TumZdcduwn cottage in a rum[ village

,ks~ortt.rlhcrbs and folk mcrticinc-

Wisc Woman
Many v i l l n ~ e sin the rural CHd \Ybrld have a wise woman r t s
xvull as rclllng forruncs and preparing lovct potions for thc
nlarc ~rnprc'wnn:~hlc
village ~r!c~lc.sccnts.
she acts as :I hcrhal
drlctor, n~idwsic,rnarriagc. cnunsellor and gcncral disprnscr
of :~tir.icc.t o snvonc whn w i l l li4rc.n. \Y'~scmen arc not rlnknown, hut for w m c reawn t h q arc rarcr W'itch-huntcrs
rcjinrtl thtm a< tmuhlc, ;lnrl w i l l hurn them given half a
ch;incr Only Human5 ;lnrl H a l f l i n p may cnter t h i s carcer.

Advancc Schcmc

Curt Tliscasc
- 'lka I.caf Reading
3 lapglc
llr;ll \T'ollnclk
Ilcrh I.orc
I d t n t i l y Plant
t l n n ~ t h c t u r cDrugs
1 O":, chancc o f A t u t t I-lcsrinp.
Ill?, ch:bncc o f Charm Animal
10a':, chance o f fliv~ninp.
- Card Rt:~dinp
IO'C chcrncc c?f Divining- Pnlmlstry
S'':, :,hh;incc o f Divining - Scn'ing
IOY, cchncc c o l .M;~gica[rlwnrcncss
IO'h chancc o f Masicat Sense

Erlu~pmentfor antr divining skills

21)6 stray cats
50% chance of warts

Entcrcd From

Ilnlid. Herbalist; IIcrdsn~an:Iluntcr: Ster; Trapper,x h ~ l s man

Caretr Exits
Druid. Secr

Entcrtaincr-Fortune Teller
I n order to enter this career, a chanctcr must havc ar least
onc ol thc following divining skills. or must immcrliatcly
acquire onc a t thc cost of 1 0 0 crpcriencr. points. in sddition to the points cost of changing careers
Cnrd Rendit~,q

Dice Rending
T r v d L v r d f Renrlitix

In order to cnter this cnmcr, a chanctcr must spend 100
experienct. potnts to rnlt for a skill o n thc following tahlc,
i n nddltion tcl rht. p i n t \ cost c)f changing crrccrs:
SUll Acquired
KU l?r





h 1-90



Roll mice

Initiates and Clerics

tlivination sk~Elsantlal-hc rn Init~atcsand Cleric< van+ ac-

cording to thclr cult affiiiat~on

M n n n n : Initiates gain a lirnitcil frtrm r~i,411,~rtq~,

allows then1 t o prcciict changes i n weather. ,lt~,qrrrr(fir ll
stm ngth).Astrrsio~v..jcrAl*irtg;incl Scap~rkonrrrnq~
arc added
to thu Ilst fron~r\ hlch cti;~racrcrs mm chctrl~r.when they
risc. :I Icvel. Clerics of Manann have a 1 Y, chance o f gaining
O r c l e anrl a 3Y,chance of gaining Wsfonrrq cnch rimc thcv
advnncc a Icvel: these skills c05t 1111) cxpcricncc poinls e ~ c h
and cannot he u5cd u n t i l the point-cost is paid.
Morr: In~tiatesof Mirrr pain thc skill Ilrennr Itrtrrprptnt f c ~ r r .'[*he folluxvrnp, slulIs arc addcrl. tn thc list from which
Initiates and Clerics of M r i r r m ~ chrmrc
when thcy ndrancc
a Ic.\rcl :Atiguqr.r \ ~ t r ~ l ~.qcglfng
> ~ v , antl Scr~p
t r k o r r r m r c ~ Cler.
ics of M6rr have a 51, chancc of painrng Orclclc. and a I O'k
chancc o f gaming Vjsionnv tact1 tlnic thcy r i w i n 1t.rt.E:
these skill5 cc~sr100 experiuncc points cach.
M.~wtiidln:rhc skill Arrg:rgb is addcd to thc list f ~ r o m
which I n ~ t i a t c santi Clurics of Myrmidin mav chonse nhcncvcr they advance a Icvcl Clcr1c5 of Mvrmirl~nhrvc a I?chancc of gaining O r a c l ~and 3 LT<chxncc of g a ~ n i nI'i~
sirjnnw each timc they rise In Icvel: rhcsc skill> cost I l l 0
cxpericncc points cach.

Section Four: Of Divcrs Matters

regard e w n ~ h i n pi.n thc world as conncctcd t o cve.crt-thing
Rnnald: Arrgtcv, Cord Uendi~t'yand Uice Readirt~are
else, and believe that the condition o f things i n the p,~
addcd to thc list o f s k ~ l l sf m n ~
which tnlriates and Clcrlcs of
h r away can he seen tn seemingly small w c n t s ancl suhtle
Ranald mav choose whrncvcr rhcy advanre a level. Clerics
variations. For the same reason. .+\stmkq~,
is a pr,p~~lar
of Ranald hare a 1 % chancc o f ~ a i n i nOmcle
and a 3%
among Elves, although the calcuIarions and inrerprctation5
chancc of gaining Vlsionnq, cacti time they rise i n Imcl:
uscd differ somtrvhat from the Human tradiritln.
these skills cost 100 cxpcricnce points each.
HnlJffngs: Tra I.enJ Reudin,~is m u c h f a r o u r c d h\'
ShnlIjva: tnitiates of Shallva gain a limited form of Artg?#?,a l l o r v i n ~thcm divine ~nsighri n t o thc naturc o f a dlsHalflin~
though they w i l l also u s e cards and
dicc. Sr~mcClerics of Esrnemlctl are skillcrt i n nrertnr Itztercase or other affliction; o n a si~cccssfultlrrgtcry tcst. t h p
pain a + 1 0 h n u s to all tests thcy make i n treating a pa- prerrrtiorl. although thcv arc. very careful to t n q u i r e what
their quc.stic,ner had t o eat immediately bcforc thc dmam trcnt.Ariflq' (h111strcnph), hcfm/o,qv and S q i q an. addcd
toasted cheesc. i n p;irticular, is thought t o ~ ~ n d c r r n i nthr.
to the lirt o f skills from which Initiates and Clerics of Shallva
prophetic rclia'bilip o f a drtam.
may chuosc whcncver they advance a level; the skilled charactor gains a bonus of + In per 1 t r t . l tn tests rnarEc using
thew ckt31s t o diagnose o r treat discasrs and similar afflicrions Cltrics of Shallva havc a 1% chance ofgaining Oracle
and a 2% cchancc.ul'gaintng Visian~~q~
each time thcy rise i n
level; thcse skills cost 1 0 0 experience points cach.
Ilivinatinn skills can umrk i n WO n:lvs - thcy can be ruadT m f : Initlate5 in in a limited form ofArrgttry, which alings, used hv skilled characters to t n t o gain some suprrIon? thcrn t o predict chrnpss i n wcathcr. %c. fnllowinp, skills
natural insight, or they can hc omtns, iiscd by clcitlcs 10
are addcd to thr list frum which lnitiares and Clerics of T ~ a l communicatc w i t h their followers.
mar chot~scwhencvcr the!. advancc ;I Imel: Asigr~ty (full
Omens arc the casiesr n p e for thc GM to hanrllc, hesrn-ngth), ,+\slrn/om,
ancl Scnpttlomanq~.I;Irrrics of
cause they arc complerclyundr.r the G M ' Sctlntrol. If a d e i ~
Taal have a 1% chance of gaining Clmclr skill m d a 3%chance
has something to communicatc t o one o r more o f thc PCs.
of gaining IYstflnnry vac11 rlnlc they rlse In levcl: thcsc skills
then the GM knows exactly what thc message is. and prc.
ccmt 1131) cxprrlrnce pornrs each.
s ~ ~ m a h it
f rw i l l n o t unbalance thc advenrurc bv g i \ i n g too
Ulric: The followmg skills arc added t o rht list from
much away
which Initiates and (:lerlcs oi k'lric may choose w h c n m c r
Huad~njisarc a dilWercnt mattcr a l t o ~ e t h t r A. PI: who is
they advancc a Icvel: rltrgrrry, Scqllng and Scap;i/onnnq~. skillcd In cltvin:~t~on
can chor)sr tcl cxerclsc that ski16 a t snv
Clerics o f C:lric h a w a 1% chancc olg:ninang Orrrcle skill and
rinlt.. and a GM whr, i s caught by surprise may accidcntallr
~ in lever:
a 2% chancc o r gaining VIsfonagreach ttmc t h r rise
pivc too much away, losing suspensc and making the atlthcse skills cost 101)vxpcriencc points cach.
vcnturc too casy for thc PLs.
1ferenn:Thc f o I l o w ~ n gs k i l k arc atltled to the list from
which Initratc\ ancl I;leric\ rlf Vcrcnn mav chonsc whenever
they advance a Icvel: rt~rgtrrlj,A s t r o l o ~ ~
The Dltbinntian skill i n the ItrI:RP rulchr>ok r d i c s upcm Int
The O M Faith: 1)ruict.; gain a limitcd f[>rm ~ t d ? r g r r q + , tests, h u t the followinp. optional rules add a Iartlc more rluwhich alln\vs thcm to predict changes i n weather. In additaiE t o thc process.
r i m m the sbilEs thcygaln from thcir lnrniliars. Uruidic Priests
First, the GM must make sure that the sktll being ernmay choosc one s k ~ lfn,m
the following list w h e n w c r they
ployed i s appropriate to the sinration. As nt~tr-dahovr., some
advancc a levcl: B t r g r ~(full
~ strength). d s f m l o ~ y I3renrn
I>iwnation skills can address spec~ficcluestinns, nrhilr some
ion. Scqbing.Scnp~ilomrr~zqy
and Tea ten[ Rendjust providc an irnprc55ic-m of the futurc. I n addition, somc
i ~ Ir)ruirl~c
P r i e ~have
t ~ a In:. chancr. o f gaining Ilrttcl~and
skills can h e ~ ~ s e
at dwill. whilc othcrs simplv make a chara 1"6 chancc n f gaining W s i n n n each
timc thr.7 rise in level:
acter open t o ozhenvorldlv communication. hut give that
rhcse skr115 cost 1 0 0 experience pijrnts rach.
r o control orer when i t happens o r what i%
cornTdds of Cl?mnsR ~ ~ R oOf Lntrl:
~ S the fo~lowers
of ncirnunicated. In thesc cases. i t is u p ro t h t (;M tn duc~dcwhen
thcr (:haoh nor I a w place much h i t h i n divinations. To folthe PC receives ~nformntion,and how clcar or clhscurc it is.
lawcrs o f h w , the h t u r c is by dcftnition fixcd h u t unknown,
This is covcrrd in a latcr scctton.
and any attempt to clivine futurc cvcnrs cunstitutts an atA character w h o IS actit-cl! sccking information t h r o u ~ h
tack on t h r l a w o f the univcmc. To followers olChaos. hy
the use of a divination skill - .&~rnJ(tor
v Card R~arEttt~q.
contrast. thcrc is SO little chnncc ofgaintng any accurate or
for example - must fint make an Int tcst. This detcrmlncr
useful infurmatton rhat rhc wholc prnccs~is pointless.
whether the character IS ablc t o obtain anv ~ n f o r m a t ~ o n
successful. a seccmrl test is made. ;lgainst the avcragc' of Jnt
and WP,t o interpret the rcsults of the divination. '['his r o l l
Divination among other races
governs the qualityof thc information h o w clear i t Is. how
~ N ~ R ~ - $Thc
$ : Dwarfs h:we little time for divination as a rule:
complttc. and so on,
most. rhan one Dwarf has been h e a d to remark that "the
l'here is plenty of r o o m for interpretation of thcsc rolls
hcst WAY t o fc~retcllthe future IS to shape it." Howewr. the
for cxamplc. if s character makes twn spccracularly sueclericsof mmt DwarIish deities uilP occasionallvcnnsuEt thcir
cessful rolls h u t therc is no informatton that the C;M can
v d s h? using Rune-casting, a process that closelv rescmpass on withour giving anrav the a-hole plot o f the advcnhlcs card rcading hut involvcs small stonrs inscribed wirh
rurc, they might tint! out rhe n.inn~ng n ~ r r n h c ri n a town
various runcs. 13warfish dcitics scldom communicate with
lottery taking place a l o n 9~
x3)' a~';1y!
thcrr follnwem by mcans oC(hclcs and visionaries. hccause
thc <town-to-earth Ehvarfish nature is n o t cornfortablc with
There can bc%*~rious
mtldificrs t o b o t h rolls Circumstances
such thin&$.
can make a big dtffcrcncc. Obviously, a charactcr tq-ing ro
Eltles: Foretelling the future is a popular diversion
dram. up o r interpret an astrological chart i n the rniddlr. uf a
among thc Elves, both f r ~ entertatnmcnt
and fur mow serious purposes. The Elves cxccl atAir<yug+.partly because t h r ~ hattlr rs going to incur some scrious ncgativc mr)dificrs for


A ~ o c r v ~ hTwo:
Chart of Darkness
M d i f i c r applies only if the character meditates for ID6
turns before scryinp: or interpreting a dream. No Magic Paints
are gaincd by this meditarirm.

the disrurhance and danger ( i n addition to counting as immobile), hut less m m m c circumstances w-ill also h a w an
effecr, Here art: a few examples; thc G M ir encounged to
i m p o r e cimilar modifiers for other less-than-ideal conditions.

Working i t d t h t l t etpfpmewt:-10 or more


Most divtnatrnn skill5 rcrluirc some kind ofcquipment. It's

~mpossihleto contltrct a card reading ifyou have n o cards,
for examplc, and some methods, tikc astmlop;y. require
hooks. charts and o t h c r equipment. Use common sense
here, t o rlccidc whethcr a divination is ct-en possible without equipment. and t o dccidc rhc amount o i a penalty.

Tmt ntnrlp h l . , i ( l t


U'orkftrg udtb impror~lsedequipment: - 10 to -.W

In a pinch, a character can whrlttlc some dice From a picce
of hone o r WOCK!, usc a puddle as a s c ~ i n gbowl, o r t v c n
make thcir o w n set of divining cards. But ~hesew i l l nn-er
hc as good as the real thing. This penalty ~III
KIT accordi n g to the amount and crlrnplcxity of equipment required
for the mcthrrd in question.



5 or n t o r ~
Somc non-clirlnation skills can help a character perform a

divlnarion. For cxmmplc. Artrnlom requires a l o t of calculxtion and reference to charts and tables, s o a character with
thc Stiper .l.'~llnmate
skill will find easier than one without. Flcre is a list sf dlvlnation skills modified hy supporting skills: the C;U is free to add, remove and amend t h e w
m t ~ d t f i c nas required hy the campaign:


Z U ~ C I Yumun~c ill. . ~ m n o m v+ 10
:2tuto I!canng + 5 .

Fucultcru I'iulon + S
l)ir{, R ( w ( f i t ~ \ y
1)rrr~mIrrrt~[~wt T l i c ~ l l n+~10, llrtlifaf~on*4 10
Or(1~1i-r'hcnlncy .L i 0
l' t'is~nn 10
I?ilnc Iore .* li l
\Faiyml \narcnth<s+ 10. \lcrlintiona 110
I~rrI ~ t i h't*{~di)r~y
no nc
T h r n l n ~ .+ IO
ai t to t.20.(:lcric<. P r i e ~ r xnnrI nn1id.s
i .
ggln + f p r r I c w l ro 311 rlir~natlonr81llq.
I n l f l n t ~K:II~
~ a1

't'llc (livitlcr recci\-r.; a vyn. cltar mr.;s:tqc..V o ~ thnt

X clcnr mcssncc I> not nccr.**arilv c w ~
r t l unrlcnr~ntl.
whllt. 111t.r~1.; no tltmlsr :rhour thc c r r n r ~ n ro f fhc
rnrsc:lqc, it.; m c m i n ~
m:rv \tlTI IT i ~ r r c l c : ~ r
1st- I \ f . ~ ~ r clcnr.
hnr IT mnv hc cligktlr in-


tic rncwacc. IF s r r i o u * ! ~incumpIctr, and onlv m m -

?inns onr or m-rr : t \ p r c t ~o f thr anfurr.r t o rl?rq u r \ -

\ n rncc~rmntioni< pninrd - nlthorbgl~this dor.5 not
n c c c ~ ~ ; ~ rnr ~l vc : ~
r l ir: ~~tt h r r c ts nn rr5prmsr ( s r c Cntlcnl l f i r ~ t kl ~ c l o t)t

Critical Effscts

Cornfile-rf* of Question: Citin.cdtscr~tion

A deraileti qucsttcm 1s a l w a y much harder t o answer than a
simple one, and the chances of success are modified t o reflcct this. 'lhc morr complcx o r detailet1 the question. thc
higher the penalty - fur example. "Where is the Graf'sdaughtcr and who tunk her ~therr.'" i s a much more demanding
question than "1s she i n danger?" o r "Did she leave or her
own accorrl!" The more information a character wants from
n divination. the noughcr l t will he.


t l o n I'c~reunmplc.i t r n i ~ l i nlcntton
tht- clrlcl~~r
nncl thc nurnl3c.r Grc, hut not rnrntinn Orcf or cncc.4.
Trrt tttnrlr / > I -0-0
-1'11~ rnt-%\acr.onlv riicntion< tint. ncpcct o f thc ;in.mFcr10 the rluc.*tron, anrt or i ~ t - ~~ n i 'l l r c cnt ~ <c!n p

Dlsturbanc~:-10 or more
succes~fuldivination requires concenttation, and any circumstanct-s that aft't-ct conccntmtion w i l l cffect the dir-inat m n . Vl'hcn cicciding the a m o u n t o f thc penalry, i t is
important ro take mtrl account b o t h the arnclunt of disturbancc and thc cornplrxiry of thc method k r n g used. Rradi n g a palm or a teacup i n a noisy. ill-lit tavern might only
i r n p o ~ ar - IO penalty. hut t r v i n ~
ro calculate a horoscope i n
rhc same circumstances will hr. considenblv more dilficult:
-50 o r more. I f thc character makes a succrssfuE wP tcst, the
amowna of this modificr is haEvctE.



a l c n c v e r a douhlc 1s rnlletl ( 1 l , 22. 33, crc.), a critical effect takes place insread o f [he result listed a h v e . .4 critical
I ure
succes5 is not necesqarilv a good thing. h u t a critical f-1'1
is alwaw bad. The divinrng chatacrcr c a n sprnd a Fntc Point
to avoid a criticat effect, i n \r*hich care rhc normal cffcct
takes place.

Critical Succcsscs
A critical success means that the d i f i n c r has made closer
contact with the Bryond than any mortal ever expects. Thc
prccisc cffccr should be tailored t o the situation and thc
method of divination being uscrl. h u t hcrc arc some Idens.
AMlo$y: Thc Astrologer inadvenently discovers s, new
constcllat~nnin a vcrv significant position. and pains an Insanity Pnint through being unahle to interpret tt.
Augury: Thc rntrai1.i of thr sacrificial animal are dcformcrl (or mutated) i n t o a shape ol'significance to rhc qurstion: a face, a henldic cmhlcm, e w n a map. The A u g ~pr i n s
an Insanicy Point, and e\7er?vonc
witnessmp, the augury must
make a Cl tcst o r gain an l n s a n i o Potnr as well
Card R ~ a d i n gThc
cartis h u n t i n t o flames as they are
dealt, turning to ash almost ~nstantl?.and possibly burning
thelr images Lntn the tahle below. Everyone who wirnesser
the evcnr (including thc c a d reader) must make a Cl test
OF p i n a n Insanity Point: Bunko Artists. Illusionists anci
Charlatans have a + 2 0 bonus tn the test, h c n u s c o l thcir
cynical nature.
Dice Rending: The dice spin in place Car an unnatun l l y long t l m t afrcr t h r v arc thrrnvn, then n s r into the air
and slam d o w n o n the tahlc (or round. orwharcvcr), with
enough force to do some d a m ~ g c shatter
thc. tahle. bun.
thern~clrcsan inch deep ~n the dirt. and so on. Fvcrvt>nc
w h o n~itncsscsthc cvcnt ( i n c l u d ~ n gthe dice rcader) must

Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkness

Chapter 18
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Archcm arc very much poor relations of hand-to-hand fightcm in terms o f t h e range of magical equipment available, r o
thcm which 1s surpriwng when vou ctlnsidcr that archcm is
a favnuritc weapon of the Iilvcs. one af the most magically
proficient races i n the Whrhammer world.
'L)halance things up, h c r t are some new v p e s nf magical arrrm: and a special abiliry svstcm for bows which brings
thcm morc Into line w i t h tiantb-to-hand weapons. Thc spccial hillti tic.; can hr. appllcd t o other magical rnissilc-wcaponS. w i t h s t m c discrct~cm
and common wnqe from thc C;\!.

Pink Il o r r n n
Rcrpcr r ~ \ fr c r r t ~
I ; n ; ~ t l 'nclc:tn (: lnc
l r ~ r dnf C,h;!niy
\tr I' (+i?r
M+ o
f'nnh l'lcnicnt:~T[\lrt. DIy1.4)
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The summoncd creature is nor controlled hy thc frer of

the arrow. The s r m w is destrc~yerlwhcn thc s u m m t l n i n ~

takes place.

Arrow of Far Flight

The arrow has twr\.icethc rangr. of s normal armw firer! fmm
thc same bow 'l'he stantlarc! ranpc5 are ~ i v c o
n n page 11s
o f thc IT7?:RP rulchnt)k.

Arrow of Fcat


Arrow of Cussed Bone
Used almost cxctusively h! I'ndend, this arrow is cnchanteci
u i r h p ~ w c r hinfluences
of death. Any living creature w h ~ c h
1s wr)unrlrd (hut n o t khlEed) h? an Arrow of Cursed Rnnc
mrrst make an jmmetliatc Toughness test. Ifthc rest is b i l c d .
thc creatzlrc i q kltlctl. hccom~nga Zombie under the control of thc Undead sjclr.'s leaclcr.
Arrows n f Curwd Ronc h a w no effect on LTncleacland
I<thcreal e'nde:td. They causr damage to Elernentnls and
1)stmonc as i f thcv were magical arron? u i t h no special
ahtlttlc-S. A n Armw o f (:ut.;ecl tlone ir destroyed when ir hits
a target

In addition to causing normal damage, this a r m w forces

any target that i t wountls t o makr an immerliatefenr o r t p r ror tcst, unless lr I F Immune t o p s y c h n l c ~ ~ ~reactions.
on the following table:

+ A l l creatures fricncllv

r t l the tavut and wrthin srpht of 11

m u r t also mrke thc same fi~aro r trrrrlr tcst i f thc targt-r fails
rhc. tcst T h t a m m is destrovcd whcn i r hits s targcr

Arrow of Dirsful Summonation

Arrow of Firc

Arrr?ws nf this tvpc arc as much spell comptlnents as missile w e a p n s Thcir heads arc usu;lll~finelv carved crvstal,
and r he\ acl i n much rhc same way as Spell Jcwrls.
W i c n thc. a i r c m 1% fircd and strikes a solicl ohjuct, a rand o m s u m m o n i n g qpetl i s trigpcrcd. A r r o w o f Direful
Surnmonarion vary in rcrms of tvhat thev w i l l summon hut
the summoncd creature o r cratures s h q y ~
appear nqthln
1 vard of the point ofimpact. Arrows of this vpc arc almost
a l ~ a v qfcn~nd~8ngly.
'lit rlurcminc. thr c p c olsurnmonarion, roll on thc folIriwln~

The arrow h u m s i n t o flame? while in night, c a t t s i n ~I)? addltional damagc unless the target i s immunc r o frrc (in which
case ntl darnage is caused), or l f the t3qr.t I\ fl;~mmnhlr (2I)-t
additional darnape). An Arrow of Firc causes triplc normal
darnagc r o \l'atc.r I'lemenrals. Thc arrow is dc-trnvrd whcn
i t hits r tarper.

Artow of Icc
Thc arrow is m a ~ i c a l l yr n n c f o r m c d i n flight, hccorning a
deadly slivcr of ench;~ntc.tiicc. I t cnuxcs 135 add~tlonaldsm-

Section Four: Of Divers Matters

agc o n a successful flit u n l r s ~~. htarget
is rcsist:~nz t o coltl.
Thc target is a1way.i a l l o r w l a Toughness tcvt to avoid this
additionat d a m q c
Arrtlws of Ict c a l ~ s ct r i p l e n o r m a l darnagc t o Firc
E:lcmc.nts!s, hut no damagc at all r o \T'atcr Elcrncntals. They
h a w n o spccinl cfluct o n L'ndead. f t h c r c a l crcaturcs.
t:lrrncntal~or Dacmonr, hut will cause darnsec to thrsc cm-aturcs ns i f rhcr wcrc magical armws with no other spccial
'rhc n r r t m is dcstm?,cd when it hits a target.

ful hit, and the magicl1 'ffcct 8s applicd iTthr. ; ~ r s o ntr ounclr
(hut clc~csn o t kill) thc t a r ~ c tThc
effect la.its 116 hrturs.




V'FII Pnner
Will Pnwctr
Will Power

Arrow of Madness
This 3rrow is cnchnnted to h r i n g madnr.55 tn 3nv creatl~re
strikes. I.iving creatures w ~ t h:In Int score of 10 or more
which arc wountlctl (hut not killcd) by the arrow irnrnedintcly gain Z t S 6 Ins;lnitY Points. A l l o t h e r crearurca arc
wountlcd as i f thcy wurc magical arrows w i t h n o special
a h i l i t i c ~The
arrow is dcstrnycd whcn i t hits a targct.

Arrow of Might
Thc arrotv is cnch;inrcd so that i t hits wirh Strength 10.
insrcad of the normal StrenHh of thc how from \vhich it IS
fircd Ir i s drclrnvtd n h r n ~t httq a tnrgct.

Arrow of Mind Stcaling

This nnmr c o v r . ~n ranEc of arrows with similar hut not
idcnticat cffccts. Roll o n thc following table cc) determine
the effect. 'rhe a r m w causes normat ciamage o n a succcss-


X r ~ r must
tnakc an immrclintr SfrrpirJIt). tc..;t

Arrows o f M i n d Stealing havc n o special cffcct on l'ntlcad.

lithercal creatures. Illcrnt.nraIs or Ilstmnns: they cauw damage to these cretfarures as if thev new magical arrr~wswirh
no special ;~hiIities.The arrow is d e s t r o ~ c tilf i t hits a t a q c t .

Arrow of Pestilence
The a r r r w carries a terrible disease and aurornarically causcs
ffc.ctcd rr-ortntls in anv cstaruru tt damages {cxccpt 2:ndcad.
Ethcreal creatures, Elcmentals and Ilncmons) Arrow< of
Pestilence are much h w u r c d hy Sknven and of
Nurglc. Thc arrow i*cfe~trnyedwhcn it hits a target.

Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkncss



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Thi\ arrnxv is rnagicallr sharpcncrl, so th;it non-magical ar~tr Such

m o u r and %hicl<lcprovic!t no protection a ~ a l n ~
armour 1.; not fakcn ~ n t account
when ~3lcl13:tt1ngdamagr..
h u t m:tgicat armour htncrions normally.

Arrow of Rightful Banishment

This arrow 1s enchanted t o catrsc insmhilits, in crraturcs
that do not rightly k l o n g i n the ercryday marerial wr,rtcl.
i n aclclition trr c a u ~ ~ nnormal
dnrn:igc. Roll o n thc table
givun bclon, to dvtcmline the prccisr 'xtcnt o f its cffccts.
If thc ;irmw n-ounr!~hut dues n o t dcstrov the target.
muqt t c ~for
t irtsfnhilif~immcd~atctv.~ u h t r a c t i n p3 from the
d i c t rull. I f the rnodificd dice r o l l IF zero or [vs\, thc target
is imrncdiatdy rlcstmycd.


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t rirlc:~i!. 13htrcnl crc:rturt.< : ~ n r l
I nrlc:~rl.I'thcrenl crcnturrs 2nd
filcmrnr:tls :awl I):~rrnnn'i
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Thc :~m~a:
i s dcstrnvtd when i t hits :I 1argr.t

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I'hc armw ccsuscs n o rlamapc. Hnwcvtr, o n a succcssft~lhit

thr. target muqt mnkc s W P tcst o r fxll asleep. ar if struck by
+cpc]l. '1'hc.r~i s a + 5 bonus
the resr frFreach piecc
magical armour and a +PO b n u s for 3 magical sllirld.

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and shjc[d< pr(l\.idc n o prr,tc.ctir3n from
;xn Arrow of Sleep.
I\rrr,wh of 5lrCp hare no .ipecia[
cffcct o n rndcati, ~
r c ; ~crcaturcu.
F:.lcmcnra15 or Dncmons. They c ~ u s c
tr, these crc.;iturcs a%i f thcy wcrc magical srro~vswirh rlo
spccinl ahititits.

Arrow of Sluggish DOO~~I

This name ct,vcw .;artccrlon ofamrlwq
with similar hut not
identical cffccts. Roll o n thc following rahlt ru dctcrmlnr.
the cncct. The lbOw
nfSluggish nnomcauses normal clama~r (In a suctcssflll hit. ancl rhe maglcnl ,-f rca
1s a p p l i r ~ if
thr. arrow wounds hut dots not kill thc targct.

h+r('~"of S l u ~ c i s hDoom h a w n o spcctal chnracttri.ili~-reducing

cffc'ct* rtrhcn t l ~ dng:iin<t L'ndcad. t?thcrcal
CFCXLW"5. l . k n l ~ n l a l !Or
. Il3tTIlOn.i. f !O~\-c-\.cr,
r h c l ~ 1 1CJllSc
damage to thcsc &pc< of t r u a t l ~ r c sas if they n-crc. m a ~ ~ c n l
h ~ * with
- no spcciat nhilltir-F. 'I'ht c f k c t I;bfts 1)6 ho~1r5.
Thc arrow i s ~lcstrorcrlw-hcn ~th r r ~a a:lyct.

Arrow of Venom
Thc arrow causespoisoned rrort?rds.CaIcliEazr ctarn:tyr normall!.: if ttle target ~univc.ithc norn~nld n n l n ~ rrt. muqt mnkc
wsucccrrful poisntl rcsr o r die ~ m n l e d ~ a t c l v
.4rrots of Vcnum have nc) cpccral etkvt (m t!ndtarl. Ethccreacurfs. 1:lemcntals o r 1):hcmnns. 'I'hcr causc damagc
[U these creaturcs as i f they n r r t rn;i~icalnrrnws ~ 1 t n
special 3 h l l i r 1 ~ ~ .

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Arrow of the Warp

Thc Arrow of thc Warp has a smnky indistinct outline. and
can never hc secn rlrarly, afthough ir feels solid c n n u ~ ht o
the touch This is hccau.;c it is c o r i s t ~ n t l shifz~ng
hnck and
forth h e w c e n material ancl ~fhc'rc;iYs t a t ~ ' ~
This cnnsrixnt pharr-shifting rnrans r h a ~whcn i t hits i t s
tarpcr. all nc~n-magical:trmour 1s agnorcd: rlic arrow pa*sr.%
thrrlugh l r erhcw:lIl\; ancl thcn m:1ttrialcscs insiclc 11. t ~ p IC'SFtarget! \l;xgicaf srrnnur provtdcs normal, prrltvctton
;rg;rinst th19 rypc of :krrclw
The arrow i\ cIc'\~~(IYc.(I
w h r n l t hits 11s targct.



Section Four: Of Divcrs Mattcss



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Random Magical Arrows





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The cffcct Iasrs D6 hours. Thcsc arrow have n o special effect on Undcad. Ethereal kings, Elernentals or Daemons,
h u t cause damage to them as iithcy werc magic arrows w i t h
no spccial ~hilrtles.The srmw ISdc~trovrdwhen it hits.


111--1 1

Arrow of Wounding

51-5 z

The arrow is enchantctl t o causc morc pritvous wounds.

Roll nn the f i ~ l l n w i n gt n h t c

5 4-55

Note that these modifiers are to the wounds caused (after

armour and toughnc~seffects). rather than ro thc damaps
caused hv the arrow.




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The following tahle a1ltlu.s you t t selcct

magical armws randomly from those listed here. In the KTRP n ~ l c h o c l k; ~ n t il n
thc forthcoming volume R~ulrnof . S o r c ~ q . :


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The arrtm i s enchanted to weaken its tarRet. Rotl to hit and

damape as normal. I f the arrow wounds hut does n o t kill
rhc target. roll o n the following table:






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Irrow of ltlrcd~ng
.%rrrnvof ( , ~ ~ r c cItnnc
:2rro1v c r t ' I ) ~ r c h ~ l
,lrrow ( 1 1 Divt<ion
:\rrow o t I > I ) I ~ I
r\rrnw nf 1'.1r 1'11qht
:krrmv of t.c-3~
Arrow of Firr
!\rrr~\vof I imppling

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Arm\\ nl Slrep
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Rccovcring Magical Arrows

Many types c>fmagical arrow are destrnvcrl when they h i t a
- their substancc i s consumed in prorlucing a magical cffcct, wherhcr or not that effrct is succcs~ful.,brows of
this ?pc that mlvs their ~ n t c n d c dtargrr arc slsn dcstroycd.
as soon a%thev make contact with something solid ( t hc floor
o r a mdl, for instance).
I F an arrow is n o t destmvcd o n impact. mll a D6 at the
end of the combat i n which i t was fired. A mll of 1 indicarus
that the a m w is intact and may hc rt.covcn.d ancl uwcl agaln.

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Firing Magical Arrows from Magical Bows

L1nless specifically stated otherwise in rhe descrip~ionof
eirhrr ircm, cffccts are cumulative. So, for exnmplc, when
an A r r o w of \l'ounding +-P 1s fired fmm a how wrth Additir~nalDamagc +4, damagc is increased hy a truly dcvastat-

ing +81




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is fimt nccessar).
to determine the numher of rnaglcaP ahititicq (if nnv) w ~ t h
which the how is invested.
Oncc this has been rlrmc rc~tlon thc Ahilitlcr; rahle o n
thc ncu papc to dcterminc the nature of each ahitie:

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Apocrypha Two: Chart of Darkncss






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Being, u s is evident from the title ahove written,

a collection of the MOST TiW2TLWNG AA!. D M R 7 7 . G ADKENTURES
available, FROM SOURCES OLD AND N W comprising:
in the FAIR TOWN of DELBERZ, proceeding from a BRUTAL MURDER
to a matter F M MORE SINISTER;


that has befallat NUMEROUS MERCHANn in the
mountains is InrVESEGAED and m x D
And lastly:


is discovered and explored, I3aving sufffaed MANY ~ I T O U 3
in its bisroly and now being borne to a RAND OF O R C M RAIDERS

last two tales being CUNNINGLY SUPPLIED with D M R S I J N a

to the epic DOOMSTONES W P A l G N of ADWN7URES, which the
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This adventure is suitable for inexperienced o r beginn i n g playrr chnractcrs. It is set i n I ' J e l h e ~h, u t could be used
i n an! urhan w t r i n ~ I.t pits the PCs a ~ l i n g Skavtn
and their
human friends.
I n thrs arirenturc thc PCs witness a cultist. Petcr Tavelli,
and seemingly t w n g to kill a young man. who begs
for ttiuir help. Pursutnp, Trrvrllt leads the PC:s 10 a dangcmus
~ ~ n d r r p r o u nc d
a m p l r x where a hand of Skaven. Icd by
iikrctth - an unusuatly dangerous specimen - have joined
fnrccs ~ 6 t 1
h group of human cultiitz. Can the PC5 prevent
the tcrrihle ritual ~ h r s groups
are ptanning. and 5avc themselrcs i n t o the bargain>
'I'hc GM shoultl hc RWXK. that one o r more PCs may end
LIP wirh frtjcc~edriwtrnrfs from this adventure and rcquirc:
thc atfcnflons of a skilled healer. This is an advcnrurc in
which PCs are p u t u p npaincr significant cornhat opposition, and ar t k c VC# leas[ the PC%should includc at least
two (ancl prelt.mhly thrce) capable Nhrrior'Rangcr n.ptbs.


Thc Encrny Within Campaign

this advcnturc rn Dclherz, as written, allows it to

hc playcd casily as p a r t of n ~ d nn
h the Reik rvhitr. thc PCs
a r r looktng for Ilcironvmous Uliwen. \~andaM'clcschrnes;?'s
rutor I ! c can hc out o f r o w n for 3 couple of days, leaving
rhc PC5 timc t o get cmhroilcd i n this acivcncuru.
I n Poriri3rRehind I/JP T l ~ m nr>clhcr;r.
can again b e used
as the svttlng IE the P(;s are given some definirv reason for
going thcrc. Sincr thcv are heading for M i d d t n h e i m there
hoth musr he a good reason for the detour and n o time
pwsrurc for them to pet t o .Middcnhcim ryuicklv. A good
rcnrcln for t h r dctour coulct he sorncthinp: as simptt. ss a
runlour that old Hlirzcn is dead, which nfilt make LY'anda
nrnnt to fincl out it [his is t n l c (it isn*t. he lust had a spot of
Rurnrng I'urplc Purepox and is naw h l l v reco\+crrd).
I n . $ / ~ ~ d onzrr
t l : ( .IJr~gerrl~afen,
the artventurc would best
he sct i n \Yea~shn~ck
as the PCs arc heading for Riigenhafcn.

Skwtth is insanc: a rencgadr Skavcnnith an impossible goal.
lie crmtrc)l~s small grclup of lnyal h u t rnismidcd Clan S k r c
nm-rirm. Kccrntly. he and his patrol h a w cxittd from the
tvcb of tunnels that riddIe thc 1;mptre inro the scwurs hcneath I)clherz. Thc map said nn such c ~ i rex~stcdSkrctth
u p o n ir as fate.

His Iast mission involved clnsc. association with a necmrnanccr. Skretrh hccame too hcavily involved. Constantly
hallucinating from the effects of Black Lotus (WFRP. p.82).
the young S h v c n hccame fascinated hy crpesirnrrnts he
could nor havc hoped to understand. For bmlics to be
re-animated. there w o u l d have t o hu warpstone present. I t
was rhc stuffthat sparked life anto even-thing. I f i t m75 there,
i t could be eamctrrd. And ~fhe bound a upayt n e x t n c t it, he
w o u l d he abtr to return to his clan and take ct~ntrol.So
went his m-rpctl reasoning.
The Delhcs;! sewer network has providcd him with an
opportuniw t o collect spccjmens and pracrlse rituals for his
flawed quest. Human cult~stsi n the town, members of the
IIomed Rat-wonhipping cult n a m r d "The Poison Claw"',
have bccn made aware oEthe group's arrival and arc aiding
i i k r t t h i n his unolficial rnissicm,
This advmnrrc leads thc plnvers i n t o the sewers beneath
rhr. city They wilt discover that a hand of Skaven havc rcccntly taken up tesidencc d o w n there, and, with the aid o f
their human scrvitors. arc carrying o u t bizarre rituals and
sacrifices t o their d e i y r h r Horncd Rat. The plavers must
tv to eradicrtc (or at least drive n u t ) thc Skaven, w h ~ l s t
attempting to save a wealthy riltizcn from thetr clutches i n
the proce\s. AS the Skaven prescncc is significant. the players w i l l need t o have their a-its about them. Rcpcatedly
choosing to fight w i l l lcad to a swift and bloody rlcmisc...

The fc11Iowing cncounrcr should occur as the PCs arc walking back f r o m a late-night drink one cvcning at their local
tavern. Note, hoa.ewr, r hat they should havc a good deal o f
their equipment with them, certainly a weapon at IcZt, as
thcy ill n o t have time to pick u p anything if they left it
hchind at their place of lodging. I F thcy have Handout 1
from 7 % Enwnjb
Ilfitj~itrrwl.1 , they could be preparing ro
leave the town for n l t d o r f and aclvcnturc. How arc thev to
know that adventure mav bc .closer than thev reajise2
ks thcy arc strnllinp, rhrnugh a panicularly dark and quiet
street, a d o o r suddcnly b u s t s opcn from one of the cxpensive houses lining the mad. A young man, dresscd only i n
nightclc~thes,rushes o u t yelling. "Hclp me, somconc,
plcasc!" h%
he carches sight of the chatacrers, he turns and
races towards thcm. h 1;irge hruise cov'i-s one side of his
face. As ht races over. gasping for ;~ir,a dark shape appeam.
silhoucttcd i n 'the doonvay of the house. The man gasps
one last sentence. " T h q ' v c got my Ltthcr Don't Ict them
take him H u
hefurc a n audibkc twang comes from
z hc doorway. followed bv a much closer thud. The unfastunate young man rollapscs into the arms of one of thc charnctrrs, choking and coughing u p blood. h crossbow bolt i s
buried his back. Ii c is ddcad.

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GM'S Note
The crossbow quarrel landcd i n the hack of Etnest Dralst,
son of Klnuss Dnlst. a mt-althy townsman. Roth l i w d in the
rather plush house from which Ernest just crncrgcd. Emcst
u q s ~51,rlc.r.pi n his upstairs bedroom when hc was awakened
hv a round of someone r n o v i n ~about below. a c r waking
his father, the m0 of thcm went t o inv~srigate,hut w c r r
Icapt upon h? three intruders in rhc kitchen. Klauss u2s
swiftly overpowcrcd. Ernest, however.
younger and
l i t t t r , managed t o break free and rush o u t i n t o the street.
Pctrr Tarelli, a k ~ l s o nClaw cultist. racctl after Erncst in
an rffnn IQ prevent h i m from alcnmg anyone, aFrcr having
first tnrdcred his companions to take Klauss hack t o Skretth

Apocrvoha Two: Chart of Darkness

shattcrcd glass lics c v c r y h e r r . What must have k c . n an
c.xprnsiv' wclorlcn cabinet has been smashcc1 ~n along its
frrmt, t h t dmwcrs and thcir contents have h e m scatrcrcd
across the room. The purr)bodies arc those ctrlf the scn-ants
who tried to oppose Tavcllr whcn he was pursuing Iirnest
The c n w i n fight
succectlctl i n cornplctcl?-dc.vast:~ringthe
whole mnm. Ithaving nothing o f \~alucunbroken.

3. Lounge

9. Servants' Quattcrs
This lame r o o m contains four hcrls, onlv two o f which havc
h e n occupicd rccenrly [hy the servants now lying dcad i n
the dining room). Thr room is not ar tvcll h ~ r n i s h c d a sthe
rcsr of t h r housc. hut still rcprcscnts very good scmantsaccommodat ion.



This corridor scparatcs Klauss :incl Iisnc+t's hcrlroornu r ~ f f

This iu m Ircm Klauss uscd cntcnaln his gursth whilc they
From tht rest of thc housc, providing thcm with more pnrt.I;lucd :iftcr n meal. T'hc room hasn't suffcrcd thc samr.
rxcv rLs w i t h thc hall ant! balcony, thc flotjr i s co\*rred with
btc: as thc r l i n l n ~
mr,m. bcvtxal luxurious armchairs. a largc
blue carpet 'E'wn paintings also 11ang o n thc wall<. tvonh
decoratirr. fireplace and an c1ahr)ntt sidchoarrl p r t ~ v i t l c ~ p p r v x i r n a t e l v"OGC catii.
grand turnrshing. 1:our p a l n t i n ~ shang o n thc \valls, each
11. Mastcr Bcdroorn
\\*L ~ r t h
qOI;I:, but again, l o t ~ t i n g
should he discouraged.
This IS [he1;hycqt hcdronm rn t h t house. and i 5 w h c r t Klausv
4. Kitchen
usuall!. deep+. An ornate rosr=mnrdcabincc is sct ngalnst
Thi\ I:hrge rrmm has :iflight ofstunc stairs Icading d o w n
rhc \r-;i11 clpprlsltc thc f~trlur-pusturhctl. toguthcr w ~ t ha n
inro thc ccllar I n c)ne crlrncr. 7ivu cluhs rest i n a putldle o f
cqualty ornate set u f drawer5 and a spaciclu5 wardrrrhe. The
h l t ~ o r levident
to ;lnyonc entering the mum, Any character
drawcm arc all filled wirh perwna! hclong~ng*and clothcr.
making a succcqsful IJhsr~rr,~
test or scarch~ngthc n)om w i l l
b u t t h r r\.arclrobr has a f:ilsc hortom, crmrc;~llng3 sccrct
;iIso fincl a ornamental cloak clasp ~ v i t hthc 1-lorned Rat.5
c o m p ~ n m t n%
t v h ~ ccontains
2011 <:rrnvn\, rr' s h ~ l l i n ~
symhoI on it - t h w c crassetl honcs forming the shape nf an
500 I~rascpennbc'i.
~ n r c n triangle.
All rhc ltcrns w r r c dropped d u r ~ n gthc
12. Erncsr's Bcdroom
\cuMc h c t w c t n Klauss. 13rncst and thc m m . and thc clasp
T h i s isn't cluitc as I u x ~ l r i o z ~
asst f i t r n a s t c . r k c l r ~ o mIt"i
. rt'!;krn:w tclE rhr. pln1rr5 just what t h r y a r t rcally up apainst. Any
ttvcty apancly furni.itird with a single- hctl, a ~~arclrobc.
Cleric r)r Initiatc In thc pam\vi11 rrnrnediatclv i-rccrgnw thc
.;rmhot ns the flomed Rat** - II'thc pIavcr clocs n o t knoll:
you ~hnrrlclinform h i m r - ~ the
h c t togt-rhcr with the nssoci13. Thc Cellar
ated knotvl-lc.dgc411' it*; conncctlon n r t h thc Skavcn.
Ths stonc-tl;~ggcrlw o r n is fillcd w i t h barrels ant1 c a ~ k cons
tainingn wiclc r-:iriemof fine winus and ales. A fltght of stairs
5. Corridor
leads up inro the kitchen i n one corner. whil+t In antlthcr
Thi* cc~rridorcnnnccts the hall t o the kitchcn. As i t i s pnrt
corncr, concealed hcneath one o f thr. flagsroncs, is rhc t n of thc. howsc that pucrt\ do not nclrrnallv c ~ c it
' , is rncrctv
tr;rncc to an old, l o n g - f o r ~ o t r e ntunnrl. l'his tunncl 3entis
sronc-fla-wed, showing nonc of the splcntinur 5cc.n elsei n t o thc sewer svstcm. ant! is thc way Tavclli ancl company
whcrc i n the ~ O L I S C .
~ a i n u dcntrancc to thc h a u w . Ncithcr Klnuss nor IIrncst
6. Storeroom
knew of the r-xistcncc o f thc passage Thc flagstone has not
This ts n.hrrc all thc foori and orher dornestlc requirements
yct hem ~ - p ! : ~ c cOd V C ~the MC.
;is Tavcllt h:#s not yct rec ~ thc
houcchold arc kcpt. 1~ndr.rIock ancl key Hotvcvcr.
j n ~ n c dhls cornpanirms. When [ o r 10h t manxgcs to do so.
1vr;Str.n Klauw nntl Erncst n c n t to Invcsttgatc the sounds, they
hr. w i l l p u l l thc flngstanc hack inro placc brhitirt him, time
armccl thcrn~clvuswirh clubs kcpt hcrc. and Klnuss fnrgot
pcrrnlttlng. making a trlutl grating sound
rn luck thc d o o r i n his burn Thus thc dwnr is slightly ajnr.
tht. keys <tilt in t h r I r ~ k .
Inside :~rr
sevrrnl ~ a c k saf p i n , stacketl neatly against
onc u;tll along w i t h many othcr itcms o f fc)od - y o i ~m:n
atItl sprctfic itcms at vrnlr rliscrction Alsn kcpt in thi5 room
Rencath thc h o l r , a msn: iron-rungcd laddcr Itnds d o w n n
1s wh;lt a m o u n h t o ;I small srmt)un.-a \vor~!cnCMte rnarkcrl
narrow 5h:rft for 10 yards or so. f ~ n a l l rcrnrrging i n a
'IlrlYI;l:R7 I<?EF1.O.C;IVI-S'sits mnoccntly i n thc corncr [it
rough-hrwn stone corridor Thc. course of the ndrcnturc
cont:rlns four homhs - 1WW. p 129). Thcrc nrr. usually nvo
froni this point depends v e y much on n7h:rt has h;rppcncrl
cluhs I ~ u r r . ar m c n r i o n t d abwc. Klar~ssand Ernest cach
no E ~ v c l l iI f he has s u c c c ~ ~ f u lrnanngecl
t o escape rlnn-n
t c ~ rlnc.
~ k ;mrl b o t h arc non- I?.sngI n the kitchcn whurc r h t y
thc shaft hc 1viEl return r o Skrcrth ~mrncrliatclyant1 r e p o n
n c r c dropped i n the ccuffle. I n addition, thcrc arc two lanwhat has hnppcncd. l l o w r r c r , hc w i l l only mcntion nhc 1'Cs
tcms tlcrc, t h r r c spare flasks o f nil. and :I ~ ~ n r l c r h a'I'hc
iftht-v arc pursuing him. Thus. the Sknvcn will bc wady for
hornhs w i l l he v c n u d i ~t ol thc plavers i n thc latter pnrt of
thc chanctt-rh ancl sill srcp up tlicir puarcl :iround thc sacrhc atlvrnturc. ~ h o u l rthey
~lcciclcr n takc them n o s
r ~ f i c i achamber.
s o that when thc t i m t for thc ritual sacri.
fmcr contcs (at mictnighr), it sill he much harc!cr for thc
7. Balcony
Thc stairs from ~ h hallway
spiral ~ ~ p w a r donto
this kil- playcrs tn stop it from going ahead, r s if ~t iqn't going r o bc
clillicult enough as it is1
con!. X\ hich overlooks thc hall hclo*\: Thc fltmr ticrc rs also
I f Tavclli was killctl ht, the PCs ( r ~ rif hc killed himself).
rror.c.rr.d w i t h rhc b l u r cnrpct, hut thcrc arc n o adornrncnrs
thcn he xvill not hc missvd for some rimr. as thc Skaven
o n the u.nll5 txccpt for a I;rrgr, rtccor;3t1vr winc barrel situhwc mnrc important things to worn; ahout with thc #msncrl rn a +mall alcnz-r. nt the top n f thc stairs.
pen din^ sacrilicc. Skrctth's c s p c r i m c n t ~h a w not being
8. Guest Chamber
grung well. l lc reallv has no Edca of !low to achicvc his go:tl
V~cetor+t o thc hnusc arc norrn;lllv nccornmodnttd hcrc. A
:tnd is ~ncreasinglvwnrricd that h ~ followrrs
wiIl soon lose
I:trgc four-po+tcr hctl sct ngainst onc wail, a 5ct nl'reak cln\vparlcncc. Apart (mm a n y t h ~ nelqe
~ hc ir cnnstantlv untler
crs :ind a l a r ~ c\\.;krctrr)hc provirlc the msln f t ~ r n ~ + h l n g s thc ~ n f l u c n c cof 13lack E.orus, ancl rational thought [if such
Thcrc r\ nothing o f rc;ll ~ ~ l t hcrt.,
r c htmcvcr
can rvcr h e zruly ~ r ; l s p c r hv
l Skavcn) YF f:~rhcvond ham.


Scction Five: Adventures

Apocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkness

Thc guard around thc sacr~ficialchamhcr w i l l not be
srcppcd LIP, anit consctlucnrlv rhe players' ta5k w ~ l hc
t made
a Eittlc cartcr. Any attrrnpt t o impcrsonarc E~vc.flt(by wearing Iiis clothe\) rvill prob;~hlyhe sticccssful (rnakc a h l r g
cacfi time a char;~crcrmakes rhc attcmpr), hut rcrncrnher t h : ~
~ : ~ r cscrcral arcas r ~the
f conrplcs ~vherc-human\ :arc no! pcrmittcd. ; ~ n t rrying
t o p i n acccss t o thcuc
aru:ls w i l l arouse. susp~cion.Thc cultist%knrnv tvhcrc. thcy
cnn :rnd cirn't go
I:rc)m this pu~ntonwards. thc. action i s totally dcpendcnt o n w h c r t nllc PCsgr~.Ilon'z forget they arc r a c ~ n againv
thc clock so kccp ;I c ; i r c f ~ lrecord o f cIapsctl game zlnlr..
' f h r rock corridor i n ~ v h f c hthe players arc now standi n g i* pitch il;~rk.Cheractcn must provide s t m c mcrns of
illuni6natic>rlr o %cc; ~ n ? ~ h ia1
n gall. Vi-qhrtPi.cion(csctpt th;tt
pns\e~sctlhr. Elves rlr ISwnrfF) is u ~ c l r s s .Thc c t ) r r ~ d u ris
; r l w cli~itcl o w (;1k1ut h' high), su \()me mr.mhrs of thc p a m
m~ghafind thcrnselucs h;tvinp, tr, cluck down t c avoid
hittin^ r heir hrncls ap.lrnst rhc cciting. The floor i s covcretl with
n ~ 1 i : ~ l t r ~laycr
ot m u d (anv ch;~r;lcrer moving faster than
crrtttiorrs r j t c must mnkc ;rn I rust c x r slip ancl fall ovcr). and
f(xjtprint5 clearlv mark the path rakcn by thc cultists. The
PCs needn't possrs.; I : b l l o ~Trtiil<ktll
tc) see which rrr;~yrhcy
h a w gonc. In all the branches leading off from the corri<!or,the mud i s!.
Hon-ever. :I chamcter who docs
haw thc skill w i l l bc. nbtc t o idcntlr). m o continuous. rr>ughlv
p:trallcl tracks SI; h e ~ n gmadc h v Klauss's hccls a5 hc \\,as
tlraggrd t hruugh hcse.
'I he corridor and branching passa~esarc r3thc.r fright.
cnlng. n5 thc PCs w i l l hc nhlc t o hc;w strange. far-r)ff n u ~ r e q
and Xmnts echoing In thcm. The walls gl~srcnwith rnoi5rurt. - a ~ r e c n ~ s h - s l ~being
m e evidcnt i n p13ccs- and the alr

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tv to crcatc an strnnsphtrc

of b r c h r l ~ n down
Shoulcl rhc paw dcctdc

t o take any o f t h r aidc passapcways. rhev w i l l soon get East, as each Ic;ld\ ~ r a d u a l lclc~r'nr
nartlc ~ n t au ternlying. twisting m n c which works irs way
k ~ milcs
i n c v c direction.
N o h ~ n h c dctails
o f rhc sirtchmnchcs havc hcun ~ i v c n- should the plnvcrs rc:~lIywirh
ro investigate thcrn. you shoulcl crcatc the details ycl~rnclf
The furrhrr inro thc tunnels rhcv get. thr. m c m dangerous
thcy hvcornc. all m:lnncr o f pitfalls and
crcaturcs could m a l t rhc unw+r.nn.... 'The
couCcl wandcr cndlr.ssfv, slowlv dving of .;tan.:~tirin. lack o f wrrcr, and
t h t i r wound>.
'Thc tracks cvr.ntw:~llvleacl to :I clcacl cnd: n wall r ) f moist.
smooth stonew)rk. Anv character w ~ t hSccwf 5.1,prs- n ~ k r ,
w i i l noticc a rn:~rkctla t o n e o n a s ~ j c c c ~ ~ 0Fhusl r n . t ~rest
C)thutwise, a succcsr;ful .Fem-cl~test w i l l r c r t a l t t w mark.
Pwhing the markcd stonrcauscs rhc ngll to s-vlng c~wnt:~rcls.
p r o w i ~ n pan
, cntmnce t n the s ~ 9 ~ e rThc
n . door mnv hc. cl(~sctl
hy pushing the stonc. 3.i i t prorrucle< from thc nthcr sfdc
(the srtme mcrcly rcpowt1on.i zhc c t ) u n t t n v e i ~ ~th;rt
h t opcrarcs the rlc>or mechanism).
Thc marrlr encounrcr awns i n thc scwcrs and the bnnchjng passaRcwv=i arc kcycd o n the map, and t h t comspnnding clescriptions g i w n below As the whole area h c l t ~ wrhc
cellar has hccn r a k t n clrpcrhv the Skawn and thcir sen-iton.
thcrc i s n 10'lnchancc p c r turn n f the c h a ~ i c t c r sencounteri n g someone or wmcthjng. E l an cncounter i s indicated,
mll a D4 and cc~nsuftthc L ( ~ l l o w tabte.
~ n ~ Note. howcvcr.
that if, during cornhat, a Critical 1l1t is scored. thc victim
should makc an Initiative tust irnmediatelv. Iyailurc. nlcans
h r has b r c n knockrc! from thc w a l h a v and rvrll krll Into
rhe t f f l u c n t 3s d t s c r i h r d helilur.




O n c o f rhe cultjsts o n n routinc c r m n t l for t h r

Sksrcn. I-sc Bvr-lli's profile i f a fight dcrclops. hut
rrmcnlher tlrat rasing rhc alarm w i l l hc t h r cultirt's m;un prlrlrirv.


A patrol of D3.t. l cultists arrncd w i t h s\vr)rrt\ ITsc

the fc~llowingp r n f i l t for cach a l r h c r n


A singtc gning about i t s huancsf. It w i l l

use its knifc ( I W " , p.12b) I n combat. and has thy
following profile:


A smaH h a n d nf WC>
( o r mow, at ynur discsction)
5kaven returning froni a r o u t i n r rcconnaiwnncc
p:trrnl clsewhcrc In thc scwcrs. t:ach mav bc trcatud
as ~clenricalt n thc onc dctailcrl show,


1. Entrance To The Scwcrs
'Ihc Fccrcr d o o r i n thc xvall t c d s through i n t o thc .cc\vers
proper. The walls arc m:lcic of t l i r l l grcr. stone and ~ l i s t c n

Section Fivc: Adventurcs

with mnisrurc (although rheru i s n o slime). Rules for adwnrurin~
i n sewcm arc given in T l ~ e
Frrmr~j,Fl'ithin Vol. I:
h u t a h r i c f s u m m a n ofthcm is
necewar). here.
Thc sewcrs. like the ciwridor that [cads tc) them. arc i n
pitch darkness: cven chanctcrs w i t h hfi,qht Wsfon cannot
sec unlcss some source of light i s carriec!. The p~rtof the
scwcr network b r i n g explored hy rhe PCs is classcd as a
Mayor Scwcr, ancl is rr,u~hly 10 f c c t h j d c . including narrow
stonc ahoitt 2' r feet widc on each sidc of thc effluent channcl. which ir 5 fcrr dcrp. and filled r o a dcprh of
O I c t t with sluw-flowing muck.
Thc \:,alkn.ays arc on!\, R'ICEC enough tn permit mrlvement Ln singlc fe
li , ancl, as thcv are also wet and slippev,
anyone arrtmptinp, tcl m o w fasrer than cntlrfrms m t c must
makc an Initiative test cach r o u n d o r fall i n t o the effluent
The efflucnr. not surprisinpty emits a terrihlc stench, ant1
anvone k ~ l l i n gi n will lose half t h c Fellowship
u n t i l they
have the opportunitv t o clcan up. Additionally, anv b a r b s
o r Halflings L ~ l l i n gmust mnkc succucsful risk tcst, or start
to d m n m after n pchrir)cIo f time cqual r o their Toughness in
round.i. Aftcr this prriiul, d r r ~ w n i characters
In-c I Wound
per munrl, untll r m c h 0 Wounds ( i n which case thcy dic)
o r they arc wscucd by thcir companions. I F the character is
mept +undergrnvnd' at anv of points o n the map where
the chnpcl tlr\apprnfi Into thc. r i d . they are assumcrl tn
h a w dmmmccl. (.l~ar.tctcmwishing t o lcap the c m z ~ t nchant
nel ail! only havc mom for the 2+yard n i n - u p i f thc chancres runs d~agonnllyarrow t h e channel - s lcap of 4 yards
(IT'FRP. p.'5). Flthc tcst i s failrd, the chancrsr b l l s i n t o rhc
clfiucnt. U$ding chamctcrs must makc a succes~lulInitiative rest c w r y t u r n t o arnidc slipping and falling clver.
An unpleasant and u n s c t r l i n ~arnlosphcrc pcnadcs the
s c w r -stern, and all chnractess lose half their Fa01 ancl
W311 Power score< whilst rhey arc i n them tlowerFcr. norc
th;~t Magic tcsts ;WC strll taken on thc character's normal
Will Power score. h
5 they arc a dirty and generally unsrnita? environment. all \vounds suffered whilst i n the strtvcrs.
h a w a 10% chance of hccoming itfectct-l. Sound also cartics m i c c as far nr nnrmal, ancl rhcrc is a + 10 modifier t o at1

Listm z t s t s .
T h t thancrers should rualisc that. although i t i s pus+

hlc r o leap o r wade thr. ?-yard Rap across rhc channel. for
two mcn dragging an unconscluus person, this w o u l d he
P M C ~ ~ C ~impr~ssihlr.
Thus, it i* hrphly likcly that their
quaha?; kcpt t o fhiq srrlc 11f 'thc scwcr. As fhc channcl

goes deeper 'undcrpround' aftcr a short disfancc t o thc Ich.

thc only possihlc nF:l\.
onwnrtls (barring thc existencc o f fur-

ther secrct doors, of course) is t o lolIorv thr walkway munrf

r o rhc right. I' after much ponitcrinp, thcy still havrn't figu r c d this our. you should drop a feu. subtlc hints.

2. Ghoul
At the point indicated on thc map, thc advcntrlrcrs can see
a humanoid body slurnpctl b c c down otrcr thc walkway,
one arm dangling o r c r thc c r l ~ c .When t h r v first s t u ttic
figure, only the fnct that i t is dressed in rags and Iics unnlovinga-ill bc tmclent. The f i ~is,ri n fact, a Ghoul (IT'FRP,
p.248). w h o coulrl srnelZ the kgr-off stench r)f dead human
flesh (sec. below). 11 began t o explore h u t camc acm9r a
Skaven patrol -4-10
attacked i t immcdiatcty.
The Skavcn soon nvcrporvcrcd thc rni.;cmhlc crcnturc

and havc left i t for dcad. I-lowcvcr, it has merely l ~ c r nrcduced to a singlc Wound and is currently o n rhc t - c v c of
regaining cnnsciousncss. I t w i l l not .come t o unlrss one o f
thc thar:~cterstries to turn i t over o r lilt it. whcn i t w i l l lach
o u t in dazed panic (WS -In). I t will fight u n t i l eirher a chnracrer kills it o r moves o u t of range - ir 15 too badly \vc~undctl
to follow up any attack.

3. Entrance

to the Skavcn Den

l l e r c a secset door opens i n t o a rock corridor hmnchine, off
to the right. This corridor i s inclined up war cl^ at n srccp
angle (evident to anyonc entering it). I c w I l i n g out \vhcn it
re;~chcsr o o m 4. Halh w a y along. iust hcforc tht bcnd in rhc
passage, is a rnp wirc (normal chance o f k i n g triagcrcd WII~?P
p.'9 - b u t any character making a surccsslul ~ > / I S P ~ I ~ P
test w l l l see the wirc ar once). I f 'thc w i r r is n o t sccn o r
avoidcd. and is t r i ~ g c r c dhv onc o l r h c PCs. two things happen. Firstly, a hell rings i n worn 4. alerting the guards thcrc
to rhc presence of intruders, and secondlv. a rcllrnvish gas
seeps through concealcc1 vcnrs i n thc rnnf 1 h r n rhcn. 11
nr~kdsa 2-yard radius, spread in^ doam the cnrridor at thc
rate of l yard per r o u n d for D4 rounds. Anvtlnc caught un
nhc gas must make a Toughness test each rrluncl at a -LO1Z,
pcnaIty. o r collnpse uncr~nscinusfor 21>6 turns
11Lftcr the gas has dispersed (this takes as many rc>untl\
as it took for i t to Fwl!r s p r t a d out. i c. 2-5 m o r r round<) thc
w a r d s from r o o m 4 w111rakc any unconscious charnctcrs
and t h r o w rhem in the culls i n r o o m (3 I f anv chanctcr\
hare rnanagcrl to shrug off rhr. eflccns c ~ l t h cga*, thc ~ u a r r l s
wilI try to heat them i n t o unconsciousness wtrh thcir clubs.
using their Strlkr. f i > . S t ~ skill.
'Shcywill n o t xv:lnt t o k~lZrhc
characters because of Skrctth's intcntmon~(scr hrlo\\.) I f
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This dismal corridor is accessible from the guard room hy a

sturdv oak door. Thcre arc ninc cclls: each has a a~cmdcn
d o o r with a small barred window in it (T 3, D 9, Imck
ing 30%).The western-most ccll stows anv p o s w s ~ i o n qfmm
cnptuwd characters. and 1s alwavs locked.
Thc eastern-most cetl is rhe jailrrr s 'den', the current
incumbent k i n g T i ~ r a t Parvisch.
E er. IS5'10" tall, and wears
a layer of s t l n k i n ~sweat and dirt. He is drcswd In a filthy
white wsr, and erlualtvdisgu,usting black trouwrs. Hc aln+a>-s
carries the rinp. ol' kcvs to t hc eel Is arounct his be1t. making
them difficult to ger hold nf. hut he is immensely stupid
and easv tn trick. 1 ' 1 ~ n r i 'room
i s crudely hrrnlshed with a
makeshift tahle and chair, o n which stands a h n l c of cheap
Esralian wine. The cells are rat-infmted holes -6th damp
s t n w a n thr floor and not even a bed. The only light In
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t h r n q l l ~ If. Tar-elli escapccl, this is where hc wiIl he ( u n l c s ~
the arc hot on his trail, In which case hc will
not h a w had time t o completc his mport rn SkFrtth and
will thrrrcforr hi. in room 9) At any timt. thcrc arc. 2D4 afldun- guards; in the room. each with the following profile:


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cavcrn seme* as the comnlon room and
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S r t l A . ~tn SIrtrl. Lhtrc~ribnmttI ' r h n
Trappings: k a t h c r ) ; ~ c k(0'1AP hod!: arms), swortl, l-h <;G
I hc guards' actions arc cteptndrnr o n whcnhcr the p a q
triggcfi thc trap wirc o r not in rrmm 3. I f they don't, the
gu:irtls w111 hc. sitting at the tables having a game of c a d s .
;~ntlthe PC;s arc either going to have to think up a convincing s t o and
~ t~ to hlriflthuir way through (the mnrcl~arc
nnturallv suspicious, so any test i s made at a -10':, p e n a l ~ )
o r the\ will have to fight. These guards kncw Tavelli: if o n e
o f the P(:.; has donnctl the cultist's outfit, they will immerliatel! recognlsc the character as sn impostor. The noise of
fighting WIFI nlcn the Skavcn sentricq at Incation rvho will
at tcnlpt to ambush and capture any inrrutlers inro their area.


5. Armoury

2nd Storcroom
Thi* small cavc ~crr.csas a makeshift aarmrluv and storernom tor the guards in r o t m 4 I t contain%5 s n n n i s , 6 daggtrs. 3 hand axes. 2 Rnsks of nil. 2 tinderboxes anrl l I
torchc4 l'hc wcnpons arc 311 arrnngcd in woodrn wcaprln

inro two at this poinr. Standing at the junction, in thr. pus$tions marked on rhc map. arc two hrown-Furrccl Skavcn scntrics. I lurnans arc only allou+edpast rhcm i f they hsvc k r n
stint for hv Skrctth. so again. the PC* w i l l either h a w to
Blrtfl r ~ rfight their way p ~ s t t. lowevcr. yet sgatn, fighting
w ~ l alert
Skrerth If profiles for thc guard%arc. rcquircd. use
thc same protile for the Skavcn patrol listctl e a r l ~ c r .

8. Shtiac
S b c t t h turned this rough-hewn cave inro a shrine fur war.
ship of rhc Horned Rar. I t consists n l an altar flankrd h!
tn-n crudely sculptcd B ~ qtatur.5
o f t hr klorncd Rat. HI*%)-mhrh - three honcs forming an Envcrtcd trranglc - ha< hecn
chiselled into the rock wI1 opposirc. rhc attar. The roof is
supported by four stone columns, and thew i s a small pit
in front o l the altar where offerings to the d e w are thrown
hy his nrorshippets. The pit IF a narunl n;lrron. shah a h u t
f t in diamttrr which disappears tlownmzrds out ofsight

9. Skrctth's Chamber
brown-hrrcd Skaren ~ 1 ; i r d s(sarnr profile as above
except rheir knives are envcnt~mctlwith Rlack Lotus) ward
the enrrance. L1nlesst h e PC< arrive during thc ritual (where
the victim will he Klaus;~Dralst), Skrctth a i l ! EK' he^. The
contents of nhe mnm art. scatrcrcd all across the floor.
Skrenh's mental statc has detcrinnted t h r o u ~ hhis atldictlon no Rlack Lotus anrl the failure of his cxpvriments. IIc
~ p e n d smorc and more time ~solatedfrom thc rest of the
grc>up in 'thankthink time". Thr onlv contcnts of the mum
are stlmc f ~ ~ u l s t u f fasjar
, of Black I.utus leaws and a shield.

Skrctth leads the small hand of renegade Skaven In a search
for power. Ilis l e a d e r s h i p is uncluesrioned h u t his
clrug-taking habits h a w lcd to increasing paranoia cnnccm-



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Chart of Darkness

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'i'hiq :~rlvcntnrcis hest set during JIP~cIJ
an rhe Reik, somewhrrr. ;ilong rhc River Stir, \vcll hcforo thu Narn flours into
it. 1-hcrt is cnough unmappecl t t r r i t o ~here re allow you
to plrrc the I:asflv of the RI:h~khsrowsto the north, and thc
Crr~sscrlIanccs and thu toll bridge a n a road parallcl tn rhc.
Stir ttscIf. '['he alttmativc 3s to place this entire setting some~vhcrc.along thc Altdorf to Itiidclcnhcim rrlatl in Por~uerRebind the Ti~ro~re:
ttiir road is many scores o f rni1r.s Ir~ng.
and thcrc 1s plcnn: of roonl for thcsc locations.

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P o ~ t c r sadvertising l a q e renards for capturing brigands dirtct the P(,s t o thc Crossed Lance4 inn. Thcre t h w meet
Iauungram, agcnt of Count van Drakensherg, and the Count
hlrnrcli. 'They arc offered the lob of bringing hack, dead or
alivc-, the infamous villain called the Rlack Arrow (Annalisa
Kcssler). klowcrer, this means travcllin~to the I:astle of thc
[<lackAmour, and thy brigands c o t ~ l dhe forewarned, since
1-aucngmm I \ thrir agcnt and ridcs to a l e n thcm af the PCs'
~rnnlinrntarrival. Bomhs, d o d p bririgcs. and dcspcmdocs
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along the mad; they could find thcm a t an a d ~ c n r u ~ m

noticc-board (such as the 13euv. I'lm at Nuln); or the? could
simply find them hEowing in the wind. Thr author's prefrrencc is re have a man stamcr up t ~ them
and collapse, dead.
revealing the papers pinncd tn his hack hv a dagger.
T h e first norice read?; as follow
"Rerrjarrl' Thee htr ndrcd cmu ln.6 r o t~~l~oerner
con hnin<ythe
bend of the d~stnrcllyh r l p n r l knnu~nas he R l m k Armtc,
tm bfs Grrrce rbe Lhtmt r\nzarletis rwn D r n k e n s h ~ q .His
Grace has mearis o f d ~ t ~ r t j nsrrhstitrrt~s.
h v PC passing an Int check will mmcmhcr that the Rlack
Arrows are a hand of nutlaws who havc hecn p l a g u i n ~the
countryside for some veam; so called duc to thcir habit of
using only black arnws.The Rlack Arrow is their Iratlcr. If
thc rest is passed hv 2 0 or morv ( 10 if the PC is nohlc) the
PC nr~ltalsu recall thar Coun! van Drakensbeq's holdings
are far from the M o w s ' area of dr.predarir>n.
The second notice is likcuise intercstlng:
"Heroes W n t e d m 80 on qrrestJor Hfdden Tri.eustrre,Some
dnngm:great rc.rc>ot-dCon tact l f b ~ g m t kKy ~ t l e m n n nar the
Sigtt cif l JJC Crossed I,nnce.c. "
I f the PCs arc able t r ~GDSSIJI,
thcy will discover that the
Rlnck A r r o w ' raids havc hccn morc frtqurnt in that vcr).
rcgion than anpvhtre else.


7hc '![frrir of t i H~i d d ~ n J e t ~ ~

c aenI hc played in a setting
along :unv long srrt-rch uf road running through the foresrs
(IT thc. I h p ~ r c .I t i s bcsr to run this adventure whcn thc
pla7t-r ch;tr;~ctcrsare tmvclEing~virhoutany elcmcnt of time
prcssurc fnrc~ngthem onwards. sincc thcy may *!ell need
tn makc a significant cit.rour from their intcfndud roure.
\l'hcrc.ucr t hc PC5 are, t hcy should hc looking for a job
( u r probably iu*r casv mr)ne,: knowing most PLs) And have
tvc got n jr,t> for thcm! Intrime, hid, fear... hut rvc mustn't
gc-t ;~hcnrlr>loursc.lvcs.
'I h e CB.% should nrrangc for thc PCs to scc the nvo noZICC'St~=ltmv
Thcv c o u l ~ lcome across [hem nailed to trecs

If the PCs wish to go to the Crosscd Ianccs inn (and thcy

ought to), thcv can get thyre easily enough hv road. Thcy
shuuld h a w an eventful inurncv (vc~umar carc to thrmv in
thc odd h o d r of Rcastmcn rlr Gnblinoirls if things get too
quiet, hut R W human rcavcs; thc P(;s may think 1h:it thcv
are i\rrows and ~ c side-tricked).
'l'hc?; will most prr>hahly
arrive in the rvtning. l'sc thc plan and nrbtes furrhcr on In
thy adventure to d c ~ c r i b cthc place to the PCs.
The bar, at this hour. will hold the usuaI mix of customers for a coaching inn - travellers. coachmcn anti teamstvrs.
a soadu~rdcna r two, perhaps a gambler or a nrontcur,
and maybe a p i c k p r ~ k e ~i
t you fcel mean.
In a d d i t i o n , rhert. a r c a h u n c h of hard-looking
men-at-arms scated In ont. corner. Thexc arc. rurainurs of
Counr von Ilnkcnskrg, wht> is staying hcre incognito hc
w11E Kmnin in h ~ sroom. Thc gossip in thc har is that thcy
are rncrccnaries and the Counr ~ h r i captain.

If rhc 1"s ask the bar staff for Wt>lfgan~Kcflcrmann, thcy
will he told that he ts thc. owncr, ancl taken to his room, At
rhetr knock. rhc d o o r i*;opencd hv a Iran. scar-faccd man
with a d n u m sworrl In hjs hand. Ife c-yes them suspiciously
and savs, "W'elll"
If the PCs explain that thcy came ahout nhc lob. a voice
n4lI call from behind him. 'all right, lautngram. Ect thcm in
-hut kcep an cyc o n them." 'The wxr-facctl man stcps aside.
tevealrng a table placed in thc ccnrw ofrhr. rcmrn. Rehind
this arc sitting two men, o n e fat and hcartletl and the other
muscular ancl with a n air OS commanrl, ancl ;I wcmden p c ~
where o n e f n o t should hc. The rnorn's shutters arc- clnwrl
and boltccl.
Iauengrarn shuts the door alrcr thc PCs and stands behind them. Thcn the one-footed man spcaks a ~ n i n "I
. am

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Wolfgan~Kc-llcrm;~n,"hc begins. "I hrvc a job for you. Rut

:IS you may h a w gucssrtl" - hurc hc cves the shutters anrl
I a u ~ n g r a m- "I wr~uldhe most unhappy s e r c the details of
it to hc made public. Thcrcforc I must insist upon rhe utmost s c c r c ~ . "tie pauses to Ict this sink in, hcftrrv leaning
forward :icross thr tahlc and cont~nuing
*'The joh involve> fincl~ngancl hrtnpng to rnc a ccnain
gcm. s diamond namerl thc Blue Flame. This was stolcn
morc than mnnr). )-cars ago ancl has not bccn sccn since,
hut t h a w infomation th.~twould cnahlc you to find it. I
n-nuld pay you 2 0 0 cmwns cach for its rccovcr): Do you
want the ioh?"
IF tht. P(:s say yes, and t h c ~
should, he gr)es on: "very
wcll. 1 will ruIl you how thc stony may hc f o ~ ~ nhut
d , first a
little hackground is necessary Ihc man who stolc thc Blue
1'1amr wns a thieicallcd Otro Kcssler. now dcccasrd. H t hid
the ic\vtl aftcr rhc theft. and supposedly ncvcr told anyone
whcre. Rut Rrunc~hcrc." he intlicatcs the f ; ~ hcarded
"has cast some doubt a n that jclca."
'-L:ntil rccrntly. Rruno was chief t o n u r t r ro a ccrtain
Count \,on Urakcnskrg. whose men reccntly cnprun-cl o n e
n l Otto Kcsslcr's oldcst companions. Bruno interrogated
him - but hc did not pass thc informarmn on t c ~the goorl
Count. And it srcms from what thr. wretch said that Utto
Kcsslur Iind a daugtitcr called AnnalEsa, to whom hc passcd
the locnt~nnof thc t3tuc Flamr.. Nrwatlays shc is t~ctrcr
known RS the Black Arrm":'
%nrl thrs i.* why Rmno camc to me. Vntil this minor
problem happenccl" - Kellerman pcsturcs toward his rnlssin^ Soot - "it was 1 who lud the l>and now known as the
RI:rck Arrc>rvs.hncl so I know uxactlv where thcir hideout is,
and how it can bc cntcrcd in sccrct."
"'Thc placc i s an old castlc., deep in the forest: nobody
knows of its cxistcncc except me ancl the BlackArronns.But
what cvcn they cln not kntm is that there is a sccrct passagc
into the keep bmm the outsidc which you. mv friends, ntlD
usc to p i n e n t v Oncc insidc ynu will find out from the
Kesslcr girl whcrc thc Blue Flame is - she prnhably keeps it
sr~rncwhcrcin zhr castle. You will thcn rccovcr the jewel
and br~np.i t to mc here, when I will pay you."
"Thc castlc rics thirryfivc miles n u n h of kcrc. Thcre is
an old strctch of road l e a d ~ n gto it, which hegins a fewPmiIes
bcforc. you prct thcrr.. The rntranccl to the sccrct passage is
in a hollon~oak n hundretl r . a r d ~frclm the gates, and i t
cmcwcq in thc dungeons. Ynu can have ;I room herc tonight. 1 wish you cucry chance of aucccss."
I'nless the PC5 have nnghing to say now. Lqucngram
she\\-< them ro thcir room.


a h a t Kellermann doesn't know i s that Rruno tlid not dvfcct from his master. Hc waq scnt. Vnn Dnkensherg in F:ict
had all the information from Otto Kcsslcr's crstwhilr crony.
including rhc somcwhar bizarre method thar Ottn uscd to
P;ISS o n [tic locatrrrn of {hc Hlur Flarnc. This was to t:~ttoc>
on his dazrphtcr-s scalp when she was a hahy. without t d l ing hcr ntx>rrtit larur. I Ic \vr-rluld lust tell hcr t o ilsc hcr hcnd
whcn she askcd was.
Odd, yes> Uur fun!
\Yc, of cc,ursc, hcing GMs and thus omnipotent, kno\\<
that where old Kessler actually hid the jcwcl was in the ccllar of the Crosscd L~nlncts.t3ut nobody clsc rlocs, at least
not yrt.
The cx-crony also kncw thar Annalisa n-:H the R l ~ r khrrow, and cvcn that Kellcrmann was the man shc harl rcplnced after his i n j u ~Rut hc knew nothing r>f how she
might he found.
50 the Count had a proh1t.m. H e didn't know whcrc thc
Black Arrow was. o r how to catch her. IIc tricd posting n
bounty (thus the notice the P(:s saw - attachcd t o onc of
[hr. h a u n hunters).
So h r ~!tcidcrItn Ict Kcllcrmann hclievc that she had the location o f the gcrn - hc lvas sure to
ccm-w u p wlth s o m c t h i n ~ .
Rruno rcports to thc Count srmn ;~ftcrrhc PCs Ic;hlrc tl~c
room. Thc wilv Count. perhaph a hit t o o Fr~ndof a cr~nning
schcmc for his own gocld. tlcciclvs to lrf thr PCs go ahc:rcl
W'hcn they find that hnnalisa ctoesn't havc thc fainrest idca
whcre the gcrn is, they'll rlecidc to make thc hcst or n harl
job and bring the head to him to gc't the Imunty 1 Iom-cvcr,
it might he a good tdca to rcmind t hcm ahou t that bount). ..

Thc Count Stcps In

An hour o r so aftrr rhcir intcn~irwwith Kctlrirmann, thc
PCs arc appmachcd by one of the "mercenaries"', who says
that his master would like a word with them in his room.
kcsuminp. thcy aprrcc, hc rakes them up.
In thc C o t ~ n t ' sroom, anurhrr four men-at-arms arc positioncd round the walls. n~hilethe Count leans against thc
front of his tahlc. I le lwh the PCs over coolly nnd thcn
speaks. "Permit rnc to introduce m!5elf," hr. says. h r v i n g
with a flourish. "I am Count krnaclcus vnn 1)rakcnsbcrg.
I'm rravclling incngnitc,, hut I'm sure vou won't ah~rscm?.
crmfdencr.." He smiles tvinninply.
"'Thc reason I askcd you all u p hcrr.." hc goes on. "rvm
that you Iook like a capahlc crew. and I thought 1'cI acquaint

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you with an opponunin. tc) makc home money. Thcrc's nn
0utl3w hand In this arra k n r ~ n nas thy Rlack Arrows. and

thcir Er-ader, mthcr u n o r i ~ i n a l I! ~thought, is known as thc

Black hrrow.
"I am offcrinp. a h o u n y of three hundred crowns for
this person. hut it vou people undcrtakc the job. i t is raised
to the. I want his head o n a silver plattcr. In fact." hc snaps
his fingers and one of his rncn passvs him s small silvcr
platrcr. "I'El cven provide the p1artr.r:' Hc tosses mt tr) one of
thc PCs '.,lusr rcrnemhcr." hrr volcc turns cold and hard.
and hc stands, "Bring mc thc head o l the Rlack Arrow!"
Dramatic, hull? i\n!wa): with rhat the interview is ovcr
and the men-at-arms show the PCx out. (Thc plater is solid
silver and ~vorth50 GCs, n-ith c.ncrtmhrnncr 15).

Thc Plot Bccorncs Unpleasantly Sticky

\ Y h t even wily von Urakcnsbcrg doesn't know is that the

Hlack Arnlws also h a w an agent o n the scene, none other

than thc scar.f;lccd and suspicious Uaspar 1,aucngram.
Kcltermann's bodyguarrl'h~~unccr.
Aftcr Kcllcrmann losr his lout in a fight wirh tht.
Roadn-ardcns ancl Annalisa took over. he (Kcllcrmann) ohviously could not continue with the hand. So Ire bought the
Crosscd Ianccs and scttlcd down.
Hut Annalisa and the Arrows kncw thar hc k n m whew
their hiderlut was: although he'd sworn never t o reveal it.
thcy ttidn't CceI happy staring ~ h e r cunlws thev could kecp
an eve c m him. 'llic?+scnt Iaucngmm tn intilrrate himself
into Kellennann's household and act as their watchdog, s s
u ~ l as
l a spy to inform rhem of coach timings and so forth
L a u c n ~ n m having
heard Kellcrmann's hricfing of the
PCs. has dccidcd to rr.p>nto the hrrows as soon as possih l t hc will Ecavr. two hours hcforr sunrise. Iie has also
dccided to see if he can't clirninatr thc PCs first, o r at least
slow rhem down

I c n . cnrly next morning, Z a u c n g n m will bring his home

from thc stables anrl Icave it at thc front o l t h c Inn. FIc will
thcn cllrnh onto rhc roof anti scrnrnhlt u p to the ch~mney
c ~ rhc
f PCs' room to which h t will tic. a rnpc. I I c nil1 then
drop a 111 homh down the chimney, with 3 c r y of "Ha ha. my
friends, your time has camc?"
After t h ~ shc will abseiI down the rope o n t o his horsc
and gallop off. Notc thar rhe GU should alter this plan if for
stlrnr wason thc PCs haw a fire burning.
The shout is a I a u d noise and thus has a base 80%chance
to awaken each sleeping PC. If L~uengrarnmisses his RS
roll, use thc normal rulcs for misscd hnrnhs. hut if the die
roll indicates that the homh moves thmugh thc wall it mmains in the fireplace. The bomb i s h ~ s c dto go off 1 round
from when ir hirs thc fireplace.
Thc PCs are likcly t o hc in a state of confusion. hut even
if the room is complerely dark they will bc able to see the
bomh d u c to its sputtering fusc. I t will rtquirc an I test for
PC: to reach t hc bomb hcklrc ir Roes off (+ In if the PC n-as
not aslecp). Pinching the fuse out will mquirc a test against
Dex +20: throrvinp. is handlrd as though the PC had Hnttth
skull but with s -20 RS unlcss thc PC does have that skrlt.
lgnorc m~sfirts:itthar didn't occur whcn dauengmm rotlcd,
i t won't now.
If the bomb Roes off and blows u p rhe PCs, remember
that rhe use of a Fate Paint altows a PC to escape unharmed.

I f a!l rhr. PGs ntthin rhc $ I a ~ trarlius u\c I::~tcPoints, thc

homhdoesn'r Rn off:othcmise such PCs will stand u p amid
the wrrckage after the caplosinn and dust themselves or
unhanncd. o r find tP~crn\cIvcsdsapccl over t h c inn sign.
crlwally unscathed.
The inn will he somr.whar dcntcd ~f thc homh ~ o c r)fT
insidc. The plncc should not burn down. howrvcr. thc maln
cffr-ct \\,ill hc thc wrecking of rhc. room thc PCs wcrc in

Clnc way o r anathcr, thc Pl,s will now he 11':1rtcd for thc

Rlack Arrows' castlc. 71tey mavn-ell hr. pursiting L~ucngrarn.

partlculartv if thcv hare f:ollorr. Trlrfl skill nr nctc q u ~ c koff
the mark. If thcv arc close hr-hind h ~ mor
, ~fthcy chccked
who had left the inn. thcy may know who hc is. Iaucngmm
will not cxpcct pursuers unless the homh fniletl to go uEf; In
that case he will hr. alert. lle wit1 hurl m o w bomb5 frecly rn
hindcr fotlowem.
The wr,ods thrrlugh which thc PC5 will hc tfi~v'lling
count as Diflictrlt Gmtrrd fur mountcd travellers hut not
for those o n foot (though thcre are Ohstrtck~.~
if st~chfolk
R ~ r n )They
are impassahlu to wheeled tramc. They alsa givu
sclft cnvcr to misstlu-fire taTers a t nearly any nnae. and
snrnctimcs h a d ctjvcr ( a s when hicling hchind t r c t trunks).
Thirty n ~ i l t sn n n h of rhe inn. a prcat ch:ism crrlsscs rhc
PCs' rourc. cawrd bv thc rtvcr flon~ngalong its 'bottom. I t
is 50 yards clccp anti l 2 yard\ ~vidt..:snd h r i d ~ c dh! ;I vcr).
old single-arched stonc hrlcl~cbuilt h!' who knows whom
An old. parredroad leads Frrlrn hrrc to thc Ca<tlc

A~ocrvehaTwo: Chart of Darkness

The h r i r l ~ w
c i l l take thc weight of u p to three peoplc on
foot. but has a 50% chance to collap5e e x h tlme that heavicr
w c i ~ h t s(such as a horse and rides) an. placr-d u p o n it. I t
will t:~ke1 r o u n d t o rlo so. and so those w h o went acmss at
sprcd. or passccl Initiative tests when it began to crumble.
act o f f i t tn rime Nntc that thcrc is sufficient mum for a
run-up t o attempt Icapinp, the chasm o n I~rlrreback.
I t is possihlc togo around thc chasm t o eithcr side, rnvclling an cxtn h mlles. C ~ u e n ~ nwm
i l l do this unless the
:ire h o t on his tmil, i n w h ~ case
hc w ~ l gallop
horsc over r h r hridgc. droppvng a h o m h as hc gocs. This
\v111 drstrnv rhc hridpc unless rhc bomb misfires.

ZThethrr thc PC* catch Inurngram nr not, thy! m i l l erennrallr w i n d up at thc castle. ' f i c v w i l l prcsumahly t n , t o enter
thc placr i n orrlcr tn speak to Annalisa Kcsslcr, but their
'iucvr5.i w i l l dcpcnd ;IgooiI rteal o n what has already happened.
I f I.aurngram reached the castle before them, hc w i l l
have warnet1 thc rirrnws about the secret passage, and they
w i l l have disco\,rred thc cxit and set up an a ~ n h u s hi n the
dungecm5. I F thr PCs f o u n d o u t that t h c b o m b e r was
laurn~ram,hc~wcver.they w i l l h o p f u l l ? *n o t he sallv enough
t o u s r the pnssagr. \Y%at happcn'i \r.ill dcpcntl on what they
do do I f they ~ c caught.
they w i l l prnhahlv hc scE7ed by
thr outlaw-s. I f not, r h t v n v i l t pmhably seize ~\nnalisa.In eithcr case Annalisa should reveal t o them that she doesn't
knomvwhcrcthe Blur. Flnme 1s: all her father w o u l d say was
that if she rl-icd hcr head she could find i t .
Thc PC5 w i l l c.venruallv be f l u n ~into the dungeons if
caprumd. p t n d i n g a dccision by the outlaws about what t o
d c ~with rhrrn, if they seem t o hc. stuck here ( a l t f r o u ~ hmost
w i l l he r c s o u r c r h l c n o ~ t g hto escape somchr )W)the
rlurtan,5* raptivc. tialfling cnok, Stecvcs. w i l l free thcnl :L<
hr. w i l l hnvc t o tclE t h r guards that rhc Arrow nishes t o sprsk
rr, thcrn whcn shc tlorrn't, thc alarm w i l l soon k rmsed.
Furthcrmr~rc,thc .(;M may carc tn wducc the PC*' lip an7ads
rC this hrcr,mrs nccvsuay

So, Count.


Mcct Again

Rack at the inn howr\,cr, t h i n ~ have

hecn going on. Count
van Drakcnsbcw decided that Kcllcrmann'r u ~ r f ~ ~ l ni s eatw
a n cntt, ancl had him killcd hr. Rruno, who thtn dcpancd.
Thc i n n staff arc a5 yet unam-rr of the murder 1 ' 1 1 ~ Count
ip now ~ m i r i nF
gor [hr. PCs to anivr. L'nlcs9 rhe\.rnmc litcalthrly, he w i l l know r,f their arrival ;ind be watching tficm.

El thcy c t m e

to h15 room. with a head fnr him, he w i l l

ask rhcm to wait o u t ~ i d cnrhilc h t checks

i t . r\ hsicf shave.
and if the head ha^ directions rattoncd o n i t , hc lets thcm
in, pays them ancl sends thcm c m thcir way
tlowtrver. if the PC5 go tc) K'llcrmnnn's room thm find
rhe rloor unlockvd and the occupicr l r i n g dead on thc floor:
Mnmcnrs Intcr, the Count, along with h15 mcn-;it-arms. \\'1Il
C O ~ on
the sccnc.
The Cc~unrand his boys w i l l nlso appear dmmnticsllr. if
thc PCs go t o get thc Rcm
h c r n witnhlv
circunlspcct. stepping out of the s h a d o w w i t h apprnpriate cornmcnts just as thc PCs unearth thcir prrzc.

A\\*arrl thc fzbllow~ngcxprricncc po!nt%to the PCs
inr any I'C str~ppingrhc hnrnhgoin~ofl.
20 polnis
ll)points ~ n c b f o r s t c l p p i n ~I a ~ r t n g n mr c a c l i i n ~t hc

The Butsucd?

for capturing bnnalisa alivc;
for disctwertng thc location of the RIue
for getting the h a u n w from tht Count:
2npnints each
204O pnfrlts ench for ~t:r,c~I
l'rcnt these awards as mx~imums.lSthc PCs are captured
hy the handits and have to bc rt~teased.EP awards thould
h n~ducedby around 25%.
I f the PC5 manage to get thcir p a \ v ~o n thc Blue I:lsrnc.
you might deciclc t o makc a furthrr FP awarcl, hincc. this is
n o easy task. Its value is some 400 GoPd (:rouns per 5urvivi n g PC, hut thcy w i l l prohnhlr get no rnort than a third of
th~s.skncc thc item is 'hot' and 1viI1 havt t o hc fencctl Even
find in^ a fcncc rC;rdy t o buy the item ct)ultl hc sn a~!!~cnturc
i n ~tsclf.In short, the PIA rcallv arc k t t c r off just telling the
Cnunt wherc thr thing is 2nd collectine rhcir hounrr

Presumably rhc PCs w i l l eventually Icavr: thc castle and make

for t h c inn. T h u may h a w discovcrcd where the Btuc Flamc
lies. they m a y he b r j n g i n g r h e A r r o w ' s hcad to von
I l n k c n s k r g , or t h q may >imply be running away. The Black
~ \ r r o w spursue if necessary hur give up r h t chase a fcw miles
from thc mn. i f they arc still with the PCs by rhcn.

Thc asn~tcreader o f t h ~ sadr.cnturc w i l l havr noted that all

the chamctem arc srercotvprs. Well, sn wh;~t' This i s a melodrama vou know.I{am i t u p ?

$0points each
ZOpnints ench

A Note

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Skilt*: ;\\ l < l a ~kc j i r r [ ~ u( ) [ i t l a ~ \5t lx*It>u,p l w 1 ( ~ / / r ) r r frtd~f.

Trappings: tKarher jerkin. hlack hood, Sword. knift., nornix1 t ~ o wand quiver (20 Ittack Arrows)
rlnnalisa can be playcrt a n u r n k r of ways. She might
simply hc another cnemv - an Outlaw Chief pure and simplc. She might he a Robin Hood type, fond of a laugh and
an intriwing situation. She might fa11 in love with one of
the PC5 with or without effort on the PC's pan.

the Outlaws



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Ski ll q: (,o?x~.ivdt?ri>t
I f h'rdr~f!,
1Jo<tLyc/ ) / o t :~ .!c-fi?i,.>lw(>r
.5 ~ i r f i u
Siktwr ,Wnr v? Krr m/, Jtrihr j\.fig!~!,,Illorc: .Smmkc
to .Irzm. H /rk,
Trappings: 1,eathcr jack. hI:tck mask, hand wrapon. nor-

mal lww and quiver (3D6 hlack arrows).

The n7a?.these characters are p1avfvl.d dcpcmds upon thc
chamcter nf Annalisa. They may be M c r 4lcn.
a savage crcw
of cut-throats. o r ice-coo[ pmfessionals. In anv cmc. the?;
are not pushovers. If the PCs arc outnumbcrcd bv thcm,
they will prohabIy t r y to stun rather than kill thc PCs.


Captured HaffIiag Sewant

BRUNO. Thc Double

Rruno clws not interact much with rhc PCs and so his stats
are not given; run yourself up a quick Tortrrfer i f you feel
thc nccri. I-lc is best playcrl as a duur, taciturn type.


Ski1Is: /J/rlt!~i,r.<,1utrr11,
K ( w d i t rf!tx.1.txtlridzf~,
Luck. Rid(,.Ilrsann, I l o d g ~hlotl: L'oncrnltrzent I fsbnn,Specialist Il Paporr - Rapier
Trappings: nest qu:~lityclothes, rapier, knife (hidden), 200


Skills: l > o ~ l q/;/on:

(.oak. i'ttqrtt>tfi)
Trappings: Ikpcnding upon circumstances.
s\ccvts may not appear at all. If he does, he may be an
impcccahlv polished hurler, a chefwho has spent m a n r vcars
abroad (with an entertaining accent). hut will hr. at his htrst
i f played for comic relief.


Kcllemann shouId not intcracr tcm much with the PC5 so
his srats arc not given. Flc. is basicallv a sourcc of infc~rmation, plot-wise, but as regards chanctcr he 1% pmhably best
done as a hruoding, angry sort of chap.

The Count is a character eveFonc knows, smooth, sua\y.

with a sinister rakish elegance. E-le is as swift and deadlv as
the rapier at his side. Run him as a Basil Rathhone type


LAUENGRAM. the Single


Skiils: "15 t 3 t ~ c L,\rron ( )LI[I:IN (>cc h r I o \ v ) p t i ~ \. $ / J N J ~ I / ~ S ~

kipon I ~ ~ I > I/ .// PJ P, ' , Read~lt'rite,hilent .Wotpt* frr/)atr
Trappings: 2114 bombs, tintlvr h~x.
t 0 yds mpc, lawc black
c l o ~ k ,d:~ggrr(under cloak), black mask. tall and widebrimmed Illack hat
Lauen~rarnshould hc vicwcd as a kind of c m t d Guy
Fawkes. Iie is p v e n to prowling, suspicious stares, evil
chuckles. lurkina, and hest of all, sputtering hornhs. During
the night heforc he bombs thy PCs vclu may like to h a w
him inrlulgc the former tendrncies, perhap5 when theyvkit
the Count.

THE MEN AT ARMS. the Count's


Skills: 1 ) o ~ HI I t~w .~~h ~ r ~ k'41gtit?

Blo%xTrappings: Mall shirt, hclmct, shield, spear. swc)rd
1 hcs' hovs. too, arc we13 known. They arc the chaps
who rnaturialisc In droves when the Count snaps his fingers at opporrunc momcnrs, ant1 arc cut domm by the heroic PCs. while their mnsttr hcaps scorn upon thrm.
Irnsurpri~ingEv(for thcr sccm to have divined their Iot
in life somehtlwE thev arc a surlv lot. Ir is suggcstcd that the
Count hare 12 of rhcse men with him (such fellow traditional!~have weight o f numbers).

3. Thc Kitchen Area

These three moms arc the pantry kkjtchcn and urell. The
pantry and t h e u ~ e lal m just what thcy seem (the pantry holds
I n !run Ratinns among its stores: thctxtXc'll
is 50 yards deep)
In the kitchen them are numcrous kniver and scvcml hand
weapons (cleavers and such). as w r l l as liler.vcs. rhe outlaws' captive Halfling, cook. 1 ie slcrps o n the floor.
4. Thc Dungeons
This mom 15 equippecl \vith six barred cells (bending the
bars requires a -30 Streneh test: locks arc Value 30) i n t o
which r l u r h e r o e s may hc- thrown. CH~wndhand and foot
and d l ~ a m e dI.n this case. mn acrrlaw gt1arc1~w i l l sit at thc
tahlc outside the cells: otherwise rhc. placc is unoccupied
except for a h u n g n (:arnirorous Snapper Thrs lives in an H'
pit set i n the floor, w i t h a hinged ~ n t i n ovcr
i t [the grating's bolt i s acccssihle rn a character ~n thc pit. and tt i s
easily lifted). One of I he 2' x 2' flagstones of the pit's floor
can he lifted up to wvcal thc secrrt tunnel beneath.
Carnivorous Snapper






5. Thc Staircases
These are e y u l a r stalrcnscs. mccpr for onc rhing: rhr-y have
red stair-carpets on them. S~s'ilshhuckI~r~
may w ~ s ht o p u l l
the carpets rn order to trip up 3nv rncrnies who are standk
i n g on them. This can be clonc, h u t m q u i r r s a c h ~ against
2 X Strennh, minus 10 per person on the nlg.All thosc on
rhc rug must thcn check aRalnsz Io r hc f r l l c d anrl only ahlc
to parry for D-1 rnunds.

6. Dotmitorics


T h c s u Irrng harrack rooms each hold six hctl3, di?;trihured

among whach w i l l be found 1.2 s l c e p ~ n goutl;rn,s, weapons
and rclutprncnt lvmg reactv t o hancl.


T l ~ I3l;ick
hrrtlrvs" c:~stlestands i n a mughtv circular clcaring approximately 1110 yard\ across. Thi< cntirc clcaring i s
ri51hlcto thc outls\v \-look-tmtsduring the dav and o n moonlit nights. I\ ro;id runs s t ~ i i g h out
from the Rates. Onc hunrtrcrl vnrci* from nhc castle t~ thr: cast side o f thc road stands
a hnllow oak whew tnnnk ts a shaft lcading t o the stcret
tunncl i n t o the casrlc (>cc r o o m 4, hclow).
Standard cloors harr T 5 . D 12 and (iFlockcd)Lock Rating
special doorc have T R. D 2.2 anrl arc n l l m v s bolted.
U i ~ l l sarc solid stone. Thc chandclies~marked on the map
arc- n,;~pc~n-n-htrl
type affairs. each w i t h 15 o r so candlvs,
which c a v light ss :I tnrclr tIws Thc vertical distance hctlvccn each flrrnr is fivc yards.

7. The

S. Thc Catchouse

Far any right-handed fighters

arc hatcling sameonr
higher up the stairs than they, and for Eeh-handcrs fighting
down). Two guards are posted at the bottom o f these staim
Thc I c ~ k e droom at the top i s thc rcsidencr: of rlnnalisa
Ktssler. I t tiolds a dr~uhlr.bet1 w i t h a frathcr mattress and a
tahlc. under which is a tocked chest holding coins and icwels worth 3OOGCs.
An interest~ngfeature of the m m is the cunaincd=ofl
shaft down which runs n rope supponing thc ccnrml chartdelncr i n the Great Hall. Annalisa mnv sladc clc)nn the ropc
if she needs to escape.

Thcrc arc mr) guardrooms Ranking the main gates, cach

containing two outlaw rnartls. Thc r o o m abet-e thc Rates
contain4 thc winch contst~liinp,rhc portcullis (which is norrn;illy niscd), as wcll as a murdcs hole (a tmpd0~1r)L I S C ~ U ~
for d r o p p i n g things i n t o the spacc between the first and
seconcl gatcc. O n t h r nearby table. 13R incendiaries are
placed rc-acly.

2. Thc Stablcs
Each o l these rooms is furnizhed w i t h six horse-haxes. and
11,Ft ahovc hc>l(tinga aond supplv uf fodder. NormalEv cach
stnhlr. holds four rid in^ horses which arc cmasionallv used
by the outlaw5 l a i ~ c n g m r n ' shorse rvill he hcrr as well if he
has anivctl. Also kcpt here arc snrlcllcs. hndlcs and anu o t h r r
ratlinp, cquipmrnt y o ~ rrn~ehtcxpccr.


This vast c h a m k r , lit hy n roaring bl:vc. wall torches and

chanclcIiem, w i l l rypicalty conrain 12 clff-dun. out1an.s. revc ! l ~ n grounci the long tahlc. Two o i t h o s u may he pclstrd to
p ~ n r dthe PCs in thcir dunpc.c)n Thc rooni'r, pillars and galIcrv cwatc i t s e h l shado1vr.r

8. Watch Turrets
Manned hv archer5 i n the event o f an attack, nonnalfv most
nf these srnal0, a m w - s l i t t r d towers arc empt).. Tht. uppur
four, hornvet-er. aIuavs contain solitarc- nutlanulonkourq

9. Thc

Arrows' Tower
This tr)wer Is ascendcrl by c l o c h i s e spiral stairs (-10 t o W5

10. Thc Battlcmcat Patrols

The are* of zhc battlement indicated are each patrolled by
a single outlan* following the dotted line Thc guard< rake
one turn and o n r rounrl rn cnmplctu a cjrcuit

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A ~ o c r v ~ hTwo:
Chart of Darkness

Chapter 21

'Ironstonr. Pass' is an shon incident that can hc run as a
s h o n adventure anv time your plavcr characters are tnvctlang in mountainous rcgions. nr as an interlude at somc
polnr during thc I m m s r o t l ~ scampaign. All the Donrnstntres
adventures involve quite a hit of hmardous travelling along
mountain passes, so as the arfwnturem make their wav from
o n e location to anat her, they will haw to cross thmugh
Ironstone Pass ancl survive an atrack capable of wiping out
forcrs manv times their stwngrh. \Tfcmcr Silbermann and
his allies a r r an excellent e?rrr:a hazard to nrakcn an ovcrstrong o r ovcr-confident par+
A n idt-al time to use this adventure would he aFrer thc
p a m has ohtaincd one o r more of the Doomstone Crvsrals
;tnd harc staned to rely on thcir powers. This advcnrurc
will remind them that possession of such items is not in
itsclf a guarantee of succcss. On the contra?, the Crystals
will attract thew own pmblrrns: this theme is developed In
11r~pTrorrhlc fn Karnk-%frlr*or.W C wouEd sup,gePt, o n the
oth'r hanrl. thar you don't use 'Ironstone Pass' in thelkmmstottes campaign
the party has already lost somc of its
n ~ e r n h r to
s or her perils - this could he the final stnxvl
You can, r)Ccoune, run 'Ironstone Pass' as a stancl-alone
encounter nrhcnevcr you necd sarneth~ngto spice up a
mountain crossing. If your adventurers aren't crossing the
\'~ulns,lust c h a n ~ uthe place names to something more suitahlc. Anrl remember that it doesn't have to he the height of
writer n h c n thcv make rhc csossinp, - bad weather comes
carlicr. h116harder and stays lonpcr In mountains.
This encounter is designed tor chamcters in thcir second o r th~rtlcareers: idcallv. a p a q should have 15-2n cam t t hcmcen
them, inclurling romc magical ahilit?,- ar least
a I.cvcE 1 W'izartl o r equimlcnt.

Silhcrmann war a young and birlv successful wizsrtl in Nuln whcn nn txpcrim'nt went drcadfullr wrong
and tic became a wcrumolf. For the ncxt few years he drifter1
from place t o place, always moving on to avoid k i n g rccogniscd for whar hc was and hunted down. As the years
wcnt bv, hc came to t e m z with his condition and Iramcd
tn partially ctjntrol it.

Onc harsh winter found him wandering through rhc

forest which Mnped the western boothills uf the Worlds Edge
mountains. It h:~dbeen almost a wcek since he had eaten.
and hunger and exhausrion caught u p with him. Hc collapsed at thc base of a trce, rcsignrng hirnsclf to dear h.
Hc regained his senses to fincl himself surrountlcd by a
pack of n~olves.Too weak to move, he closed hts eve4 and
waited For death. t-lc heard the soft footfalt of a wolf anproaching him, and felt its hrcath on his neck. Thc wolf
then heg;m licking his face. It was almost as if thc wolvcs
were aware of his true a7urc-natureand hat1 accepted him
as one of their own.
a'erner p t e f u l l v a c c c p t d rhc hospitalin. of the wolfpack
and Bivcd among them as a wolf for almost a year. 1Ie hcame their leader, and non. he m m happy to be a wolf'uith
swift legs. a keen nose, a warm coat, and deadly sharp tccth
The next winter n%s evcn harsher than thc last, and the
hunting was predictabtv poor. As the pack ranplcd wider and
wider in scnrch of prcy, thev came across a tndc mar1 lcading from thc Empire across the W'intcr's 'Tceth pass to thc
V~ultsand on to thc Bordcr Princes The IIuman part of
\Yksner's h n l n told him that this was the mnvcr. tle c s t a b
Itshed a lair in dense cover ncar thc road and postt'ci lookouts to bring news of an approaching camvan.
\T'crner's first anack
a succcss In a wcIl-laid amhush,
the wolves took ta70wards and a wagon driver ancl disappcantd into the foresr hrforc thc sun-lcos ct)urd react. Thc
wulves fcd wclE that day and ovcr the fvtlowing months
tales began to be told of the 'Daemon Wolves' of R'iwmland.
Soldlcrs and rangers were sent out from Pfcildorf, to
scour rhe forests antl hunt thc tvolves dawn. They rrrrurnrd
with the carcasses of almost a hundrcc! wolves, hut rhe artacks continued. Thc stories grew wtldcr. giving thc Dacmon w'olves the nhilirl; to watk 'through solid mck, and
making weapons pass harm!cssly through ltheir bodies.
W?sscnland was gripped with near hysrer~n
Onc fateful day the pack amhushed a caravan in a narrow pass to the east t ~ \Y'~nrcr's
Teeth. Wrrncr had chosen
the site so that thc narrcm passage n,nuld hamper the camvan guards, cnablinp the wolves t o strike and cscapc without mcuting serious resistance. The alttack went exactlv as
planned until an unexpected rearparcl appeared, t n p p i n ~
rhc n,olvcs between o ~ fosccs.
Thc wolrcs fought w t h sayage dcspcration. but thcir doom sccmcd cenain.
Suddenlv, o n e o f the wagons e n ~ p t e dIn tlamc, anti thc
main h d y of the catav;ln hnke as panicking n~crchants
guards ilerl along thc pass. 'I'he dead rosc up. shambling
paa rhc w o l r ~ sto attack their living cornr;~rles.Ol-c.r ~thc
screams and snarls of thc battle. laughter mng out: the clear.
savage laughter of an Elkwomnn who had appcarert besidc
the hurning wagon. Thc hattlc turnccI into :I rout. and soon
rhc woman was the onIv sumivor o f t hc crrm-iln. Thc w o l r ~ s
were nary of her. hur she ptfitrd them as t h q fed on the
dead horses and guards. Still chuckling quierly, she appnlached the wolf which was IT'crncr. snct h r knew that she
saw him for what he was.
That day. a stmnpe alliance was horn. The Elf-woman
was Syritlin. an outcaqt from the dark city of Fciw .MaMon
who had tra\~ellcdwidely in search nT knnwled~cand ad.
wnturc. Thcwolr~cs~ v i t h c l mto their current lair -;In ahandone$ rnmc which hat! given Ironstone Pas* i t s n;lmc - ancl
Syrillia and Wkmer sat talking and plotting br into the night.
S p r i n ~and summer came antl wcnr, antl by rhc. rlrne
nintcr closcd the higher passcs, the two allies had turncrl
Imnstonc Pass Into a deathtrap. Thc few tnvttlcm who came
that rrxy were easily owfptmerrtd. prowdtnp, rlchcs as n ~ I 2
as food. Thc nvo spellcasrcrs ~ r c wIn pun-cr. trading sprlls
and amassing magical cquipmcnt from rhr)sc thcv rnhhetl.

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Thc map hclow shows thc laynut of Iron5tonc Pass. T'hc
advcnrurcrs approach thc pass from the right sidc uf thc
map. This can hc a ~ o o daction to play our nit11 mrniaturcs.
as thc exact locations of the characters anti thcir atlvrrsnrics will greatly influence. thcir actions. Whether o r nut vou

miniatures, you should unsure that the players descrihc

thcir zravclling orcler: arc thcy ln singlc filc o r two ahrcast,
tvho is at rhc lront, and so forth.
It is also important tn dcscrihc the wreathcr. Emphasise
the cold. the wind and the snow. h i l d this u p as nhc aclvcnkrrcrs travel along: idrally thc PCs shnulcl hr. f c d i n ~
miserable cren h<-fortt t i r s cnctluntcr hegins.

I. Snow Trap
Beneath a cntst o f soft snow, thc ground dmps vcrric;~lly5
fcet. Ilnlesr they are probing the snmv in front of them, rhc
lcad charactcm an. takcn hv surprise. ancl drop 4fi into rhc
soft snow. Characters on horseback must make a successful
E tcst (Ridrifc~rsc
+ 10, 7iickKiding + 10) tostay mounted.
Characters in decp snow may onl?. move at o n e quarter of
their cnrrtfnrrs n t e until t h e are clear of it. Thev may perf c ~ r mno actions other than parr).ing and trving to pet clear,
and may not dd,ye or cast spclls. Lreamrrs attncktng charartcc5 rnirr-d tn dccp snow clr, with a + 10 WS RS bonus.

2. Wolf Lair
Thic is n h c r c thc upoIvcswait until an attack starts. The enzrdncc is cr)vcred h? a C'Rnror!flageArea spcEl (sec below).

making it drfficult to WC frnm the outsidr., The inncr charnhcr 1s uscrl hy cubs and nursing mothers. 'Then. arc Frlur
fcmales and sevcn cuhs hrrc, none olwhich wiil take part
in the attack.
The lair's cntrnncc is two fret high and qix fcct wide.
while that to thc nurse? chamber i s t\\.ofcct high and t w c j
fcct wide. The fcmalr. wolves will fight to the dcilth to protect thew cubs, and arc f r e w ' ~ c while
doing sn.

3. Mine Enttancc
Thc original iron drmrs which sealed the mine entrance arc
still in place, hut the arca hehind thcm has hcen hlockcrl by
a rockbll. Thc doors themsehes are T .(I D 20, hut cvcn it
they can hc broken clown. at is irnpossihlt to pst~cccd;rnv
h r t h c r hcyond them.

4. Undtad Pen
This small cavrrn has been alrercd to scmc as a holcling pcn
for the L'ndead Forces commanded hv SyrilEia. N'hcn an attack is not in progress, all the Unclead will he in this cavcrn.

in an inactive statc.

5. Entrance
F'i'ictirns arc. intended to find this lightly conccnlcd c n t n n c r .
11loose rock s t n n d i n ~
at thc side of the pass (1 + 2 0 tr, find
it - rnakr: the roll sccrctly for any characterwhu grrcs within
Z varrts) has a hiddcn spacc k h i n c l it. The rock will takc a
c o m h ~ n e dS of 10 to movc. r c r t a l ~ n ga passaec -I feet t i ~ g h
and 5 fect wide.

Apocrvpha Two: Chart of Darkness

6. Killing Zone
Chancrcrs w h o survive the nmhuch autsidc and discover
the entrancc at 5 n~illfind t h e m ~ c l r e sin this ctiambcr. It is
h e r that suwivinp, vicrirns art. scrutlniscd to dcc~dc.n-hn
merits further investigation, and w h o shr,uld br kiSlcd out
of hand. The conccaltcl door at 63 has a spyholc which hcilitatcs t h ~ sprocess.

W'erner was unable to learn- he rends t n Iw impatient a b u t

thcsc things). hut rhc intact contents are as fnllows:
Rook I : Pt~rI-r:Magic I!!arne. Magic I,ock. Sounds, Zone nf
\\';~rnith:Rntlle I.
Immunity from Poison. Strength of Cornhat: Rattfr 2. Aura oh Protection; Rnfrlr .3: Arrow I n w I n e r ahilip.
Rnok 2: Per[)c Gift of Tongues, Glowing Light. M a ~ i cP.ock.
Prcltcction fmm Rain. Slccp.
Rook 3: Illtrsfo?~
l : Assunic J l l u s i o n s ~Appcanncc, Rcnilr l r r f:oe, <;arnouflagc itrua (new - scr hclow); Illilsir3n 2:
Illusionary 1Tbods. Lesser Eidolon (new - see blow).
Rook 4: RntrIe I : Cause A n i r n o ~ i t yIrnmun~ryfrom Poison:
Hnrtle 2: Causc Frcnq, Cause Panic.

Thc L C S S P k'tdolon
spetl in the passage to arca 6 projects
thc rllusion o f deep chasm .?Oft widc., with spikes at the
bottom ancl a dma~hrlclgcscal~ngthc rest of the passage.
Thc charnhcr i\ thc main I1r1ngquarters of \Y't.rner and
S v r ~ l l ~Aa .couptc of piles of silks :lnd c u ~ h i o n s .Ermrcd fmm
vsrtrlus carnwns. .;cnfcas rnakcsh~frbeds. I n the centre of
the chamber i s an :~sh-fillcdfire-pit. and against thr far wall
.Wnn@cAlnrnt spells h a w k c n placed at the points rnarkcd
stands a small shrine. w i t h thrcc I-luman hearts slowlu ruton thc map. When w'crner hecomes aware of victims cnrcrl zcst (7bpolo~1.
-t 1 0 ) will
ting o n trlp of it A s u c c u s ~ hInt
i n g thc ttnp. he casts dtrrn oJProfr~cfion
ancl Asrt~zr,Inrbrtli d t n t i f v thr. shrine 3%h c i n dcrlicatrd
to Khiinc. the I n r t l
trt,rahilits on himself. and then pmcccds to arca 'to watch
ol Murtler
h through the ercslit i n ha. f-lc uses his Earthstont. to sumThc fire-pit h;~sa loose slab at the bottom, which lifts up mon a small Earth IStumcnital. and artlcm it t o twit in rhe
t r l reveal s c;ichVnl' treasure. Thcrc 1s 13 GC, 4 h i n sssclncd
rock o f the ceiling o f nrea 6. madv to trrggcr B rockfall on
coin ( 1 0 GC. 50 SS. 3 1 -t BP). a silver statuetrc of .Myrmidia
his cammand.;mwhile, S y n l l ~ aRoes t o arc-a 4 and casts
wclrth 30 GC, 2nd nvo small r u h l ~worth
5 GC each.
Rnise Dpad on the hodics stored thure. preparing the
l i thc hcddlng p ~ l c sarc sc.archcrl rhrlrt)ughl\: the one
~ ~ n r l r for
a d battle with Stop It~slrrhilfw.
nearest the entrance w i l t bc for~ndt o hare four h~10kshurThc advcnturcrs' lirst intimation nf danger i s when thcv
i d under the awortnlcnt of cloth. These arc spell hc~oks encountrr the hidden clmp at l . As soan as the first characlotltcd from spcllcasters who haw fallen prcy to the deathtcfi drop Into the dccp snow: the woPvcs come pour in^ out
trap. Each bclnk has a number o f paprts ripped out ( t h t s p - l l s
of their lair (area 2 ) at the n t c oFI)-t+ E per round until alE



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founccn arc in thc In\: Thi? shnulcl forcc thc a d v r n r u r r n
fonvard. h n h r r Into the pass srnsihlv tnvcllcrs w i l l just
nln away from t h e wnlvcs. I f nccclisan t o act hrnvc PCs i n t o
the pm\. c n w w that the w o l w s v a n t o w i n rhc combat
and can push them hack. As the r i c t ~ m sgct Icvcl with arca
5 , the P'ndc;~dcome out of area 4 , scaling the clthrr entl cif
thc pass. The hvo forces close in, and thc a d r e n t u r c ~are
fnrccrl closcr tcl 5 The)- wit1 then fincl nhc "conccalctl" drlnr.
Crcl Iitcky. and take sticltrr i n thc c a \ w
Oncc i n t h t cares, r h t aclvcnrurtrs arc herded i n t o arc3
6. 1Yi.rnc.r ordcrs the Iiarth litcrnrntnl t o causr a rockfnll i n
n ~ the escapc routc r o
rhc art-a sh:~clvtlon thc map. s r a l ~ off
5. Trcar thc r c s u l t i n ~*hnwcr of rock fragments as 3n hsntrlt c{Jtotrcs spcll. 4t rhc same timc, thc trnclead hare
rerurnccl to arca -1 ancl m a k r thcir n a y along the passage rrl
0 , with Srrillia hchincl t h r m . Shc casts /lltrsiortngb Etriwny
t o make thc numhcrsoFuntleac1 ttmk mow fcarfill, antl takcs
n n a (;hosfls Appenmncr to disguisc her prcscncc among
~ h c m'I'hr i t n d c ; ~ d
stand shou!dcr-to-shoutdrr. blacking the
pawagc tn .r hut making no m o r e t n attack.
'I'hcrc fnllcnvs a pallsu 'Thc advcnturess art. tnpped, with
n rnckthll sc.aIing rhr cxlt to arra 5, unclear! ' h l o c k r n ~rhe
calt t o -r, antl an i l l u ~ i n nhiding thc exits t o .' Wcrner and
Syr11lr:t examinc the arlvcnrurvrs from thcir hiding-places,
wcigtiing u p w h v t l ~ e o
r r not thcy arc "interesting". Any UFC
of sprlls o r m:ipic item\. d t s p l ; y ~of u n l ~ w afighting
or rmaginativc rcsptmqcs to thcir prctlicnnitnt w i l l qualify
Sight ot any of the Crystals w i l l qualify t h t r n ~rnmctlrattly
7'his rntans that. rnthtr than killing thcrn ss quicklv anrl cl*
fccr~vclvas p ~ ~ s i h(I;ITP
l c I#lillspe1l.i. a morc stnouq mckfall.
ctc. ), thc nvo will r v tcl cl15pclsc.n f the adventurers without
damaging any ectuipmcnt they might have.
Thc foIlnwine paragraphs deal with the varit)us mctht)cls tltnt \l'crnr.r ;1nr3 !iyrilli;t mtght t n Thc. t r x t hclow tnkcs
n t l :account af what thr. ;~d\rcnturcr.i thcmscIccs mtpht hc
doing at thc tlrnc, hcca~rscrlrc options arc too numcsous
VOII"~ l hsvc tc) react as vrxf sec fit. hc:~ringi n mind rhc orcr.
all plan of the n v n cvil rprllcastcrs snrl the f ~ ~ r cat
r sthcir
command. 'h) get rhc most out of this cncountrr. you wilt
nccrl to put yrnarwlf i n t c ~thc minds oi\Yi.rncr and Syrill~a:
Syrillia in particular iq highly intelligent and >houlrl takc
full :ldvantagc h l t h o f h r r tnpahi!iric* and of thc. a d w n t u r urs' rcsponw to their sitt~atlr~n.
Rc surc to read thc. descriprinnc o f t h t two principal NP(:s cxtrcmcly carefully, and
rtr-tcw thc pn*s#htliticutti;~tthcir l a r ~ csprrrl hotlks ;1nc3 imprcsrirc t n p p a n p offcr.
l'hc advanturcrs ccrta~nlvxhoulcln't just sit thcrc and
wait for the ncxt thina t o h;~ppr.nt o ~ h c r nso
. hc surc that
y r ~ uatlow them full frcedom OF action - w i t h i n the restrictions o f thew present situation. o f courser

iar part o f thc mountain strippcrl rrf all valrlahlrr snrl rn:lQfcal itcrns and rhc p o n r r r by a Fntc Pc~tntc:lch. And thry
shollld think thernsclvrs l u c k at that - it'< onlv tficir k r t r
I'ninrs that kept t h r m from hcing w o l f food Y C L ' ~ ~ Ct.oS F
snv. this is n o t rhc- most dramaricallr. satirking cll~rcnnic.:mtl
shr>ulrl rmlv be uscd if your yhayr-rs w c m t,orctl n l t h t h t
struggle n r are s o weak that t hcv cnn'r rt-a\onahlv fight back is u n l i kcly rhnt aIt the adrenturcrs w i l l -urcilni h
at oncc. and nftcr an cntcrtaining Ten. rninutcs they shoi~lcl
all hr staring stcadfastlv away from thc hohhinp. liaht, rCfilr+
ing r o he hvpnotiscrl and tn-ing to figure out w h ; ~
to do
Sn IY'crncr will havc to t ~ s r l m c t h t i i g r l s uThc
ncxt mnvc
w i l l be to cast il SIM? .Z4ftid spell on rhc likciiest-looking
character A speAlcastcrn-ill hc the fi-t rareer, e\pcciallv onc
who has k c n using magic t o rcsrht the .Mrrrsl~f.i.yhfs anti
H)pnotf.ctn, or onr. nohn \Y'urncr h:ls seen w i t h ;I p r ~ w r ~ r l t r l
magic itcm. 1T the first tarect is affcctcd. \Yi.snrr n~ll
thc trcatrnent o n a second. anrl so on r o u n d the part!.
Tough-looking fighrvr types w i l l hc thc sccond set
t;lrgets after sptlIcncturs. I f W r n c r suhdl~csthc .~vholcpam.
this wavGtthcv w i l l h e stripped and dumped a- ahorc
I f thc PCs are not aIl suhducrl, Wkrner w ~ l proceed
his third plan, a l ' n f t ~ r s n Confish)rt
spcll cast n n the c n tire party Kotc that a W test is permitted t o r e ~ i the
~ r <pelf's
clfccts As soon as thc spell is cast. the L'ndcacl lvitl movc
i n t o thc mom w i t h thc intention o f mobbing thc advcnrurr m anrl pinning them to t h r walls. f:vcn aC thc atlvcnturcrs
havcn't h t c n ahtc t o CZO a n n h i n e PIJSI~IVC a a h ~ ~t h
l ~t it r \I~II:~tion sn far. now thcir chnnrc- Ior ,In cpgc t7attlc. hunchcc!
togcthc-r and fighting off horclrs n f Ilntlcatl n< thc corp*c.\
pllc up all around thcm'

Subduing the Advcnturcrs

Thc rocktall triggered by W2rnr.r'~lianh Elcrncnzal crtrtr\

thc area h ~ d e t)n
d thc map, and w i l l takc 40 c h a ~ i c t c r ' m ~ n utes to clcar manually (Wcmcr has rhc Earth Elcmuntal put
things hack after an attack). with s maximum r>ftrvo ch:lr:rctrrs hcing shlc r o work clcaring rhc rockfall at nnv r)ne t ~ m c .
I'nlcss the adventures have thc C y t a l r ~E;irth.
n r somc
n t h c r rnngic;~lmeans of t u n n e l l i n ~their way out fast, this is
prohahlr the Icastuscful opdon: it mill rake rimc. and a ' r m t r
w i l l certainly noticr. and have time t o r m c t The a t l ~ t n t ~ r r cm w i l l h ~ v ahc~ur
a turn's nronh o l d i w i n g hcfore W'crncr
reacts w i t h the I f ~ ~ i s e r . rCbtftrsfon
plus undcarl opt Ion

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Thc first movc to suhcluc thc advt.ntuscrsct~mr.~

in the form
o f R .lfnrslp Li,ql>t.c spcll. h s i n ~ l cplohc nf light appears i n

I t i s unlikr-tv that the adventurcm w i l l fa11 prcv t o i l k r n c r ' s

attcmpts r n suhduc them. Such rnr.thcnls might work on
terrificrl merchant4 and ~ n i r n a g i n a t i \ ~mcrccnarics,
hut :I
hand OF scasoncd arlvcnrurtlrs bhould bc rblr t o stand rlp
t o his method<, and cven mount a countcrrttack.
Thcrc arc thrce main optrnns opcn r t l thc advcnturc.rc
oncr rhrry a r t herded i n t o arca h: blasting rhcir n a y our
rhmugh thc undcad. find in^ thc sccsct door t o -, nr zomch o w g r t t i n g our rhrnugh nhr rockfnll to 5 Of cnursc.. irn:~ginarivc pla? mqht well comc u p w i t h other plans. :in<!
you'll ha1.c to react t o these on hchallof\Xi.rncrancl Svrilli:~.

Digging Out

thc ccntrc o f :[run t ~snrl

, twain5 trr mmuvc fin :I rh\?hmic pattern \Yi.rncr 1s t ~ i n tgo use thi5 as rhc focus ohjtct for his
IJiptroiisn~s k ~ l l (;haractcrs
whosc plnvcrs specificatly and
statc that thcy arc l o n k ~ n g
awar from rhc light
arc not ;1ffrcrc11. ~'LII o t h c f i must m;ikt. a fKP tcst (n,icEr a
+ I 0 bonus clwing to the unortht>dox manner tn whtch
\Y'crncr is using hypnotism) o r laprc i n t o a tmncc. Each
u n ~ f k c t c dchnractcr may trv t n rnusc onc rntmncctl charactcr p c r rrn~ntl.btu shoutlnp, slapping anrl the like - this
gives rhe r . n ~ n n c t rcharacter
annthcr WP rest [unmrdificd)
r o sn:rp n u t of the t n n c c .
Blasting their
n u t n f t h c cavcrn is ntlt too had nn i d r : ~I f ;l11 thr. stlvcnturcrs end u p i n n tnncc, thc fight is more
espcciall?. i f the adventurrrs have thc C ~ r ao lf I:lrc. 'Ttii* IF
rtr less over - t h r w
~ i l l wake up i n t l ~ c
dark, o n ;tn u n k ~ m i l - n o t Ir.:ndt h-cause t h r first timc thc nducnrurc-rs IIW thc

Blasting Out

Section Fivc: Adventures

Dark Elf



3 lllusionist

Special RII~c*: 5vrill1.1\ ~ l t \ , i l ~;trc

l ~ (~; ;~I c< ~I : I V :\ppc:~r~~~(I~~
aalcc. hn1rn.11i\vcrs~onand \ t r c r ~ ~[.us\.
~ h 1\11 ;I~c'3 t S ~ : I ~1C.
Skills: .-tcritlg; dnrhid~xtrous..ITC%IIFP I*ln,ytruge - .tfn.qick:
(As/ S p ~ l f-s SW h e l n t ~ ~
Ilaenltjn Lmrt~;Et 'nirmle,
I--lor!;f f w h I - o r ~ I{)apt~oti.~t?,
~ ~ I PttJl1
# I Pllin ts: f d ~ t i r112
I 'rtd~nd:
?mm!cniv r c) IMsrcrse: .%fugicnId t18arrness,Man:/col Sense; Meditcrfio rr: .YI#ht I3.sinPI - .TO-yfirfIs:Rend4T'rilc Tnr+F'lthnrin,Old IVtwldt~r:Rrr ne Low: Scroll Lore: Secrr l
I ~ n g r r a ~- eCl~~ssfcnl:
Iotr; .Yp~nk.,\rldirio~rnlLrrngrlaLye- Otfl \T+)rfcl~r
S p e l l s (4' Magic Points)
Pt,f(r: Curse. CriTt of Tongucs. Glowing Light. Magic Alarm.
Magic Flamc. Magic I.ock. Marsh 1.ights. Arottction from
Rain. Rcintorcc Ilour. Sleep. Sc~unrls.% I ~ of
C Silcncc. %one
o f \T'amtk1
Clnltl~I : Cauw k n i m o s ~ qFirc Ball. Fight. ImmuniW from
Poison, Stcnl Mind. Strength olComhar
Hnrrle 2: Cause F r e n ~(husc
I Iarrcd. Cause Panic
Rattle-$:k m a *I n \ ~ ~ l n c n h ty
i I i(:ausc (:ow~rdIF Flight. I:au'ic
Fear. Cause Stupidity
Illrrsic>nI . hssumc Illr~sionamAppcar;lnce, Re\vildcr Foe
2. Banish IIlusion. Ghmtly Appeamncc
Illtrsion 3: Illustunay Iincmy
,Vrcrornnn$fcI: 1)csrroy Cindcad. Hand olncath. Summon
Skclctons. Zone of Life
.lecrnmnniic2. Contml Undrad. Extend Control. IImd of
Dust, Stop Instability
,Vecrr)mntttfcJ: Annihilate ltndcad, Raisr Dcad
Ttappings: dagger (1 +241, D -2. P -20): heavy wintcr cloak:
Jcwcl of Powcr (energv: 6 magic poinrs): Jwch of P u n ~ t
(energy: 9 magic points);J m c l of Power (spell: Lfghtnin~
Bolt casl at level 3): Amulct nf Kiqhtrous Silver: Ring of Protection vs non-cthereal I'nde~d:Amulet Ring: 'bhnce-Rtessed
Copper: spctl hr~ok


3 IlIusionist/WcrcwoIf. Human Form

neccssav to chankc h ; ~ tko fluman form. \'('erner has learnt

to control his condition to somc cxtcnt. so he has a +l[)
bonus to these tests.
Skills: rirccat~cI.nn~trage Magici*:Casr Spells {mhelot#9;
Attfmnl - ttwlrr~snnllv: lir~ultmlcIlrrl~Lore: Ifjpnorise: Ident ifi Planls; Jdmt i l l ' I ' n l l ~ n dMagical
dtr ,armress
.S~VZSP:Mcdifat inn: Relrrl,,lT'rlfP; Rrr ne Lore: Scml!
Loxr: Jecret l,ang~rnp~
- (,-lmical.
Spells (3' Magic l'ornts)

Pt.t[r: Gift r)S 'Ii)ngut.~,C;lowing tight. Magic Alarm. Magic

Fl;~me..Magic l,c~r-k. M.~;~rsh
Lights. Protrction from Rain,
Sleep. Souncls. Zanc of Whrrnt h
Rattle I: Cause Anirnosin: Firc Rall, Immunity from Poison.
Steal Mind. Srrcnpth of Curnhar
R n t r i ~2: Aun of I'rnrtcrinn, Cause Frenzy cause Panic
Rnllle -3. i \ m w Inrulncmbilitr.

Section Five: Adventures

Chapter 22
t h c D~varfhtended to cmploy a commrm partcm In Hold
consrmcrton) and equal shares in any valusblcs found. apart
from documents and ;irtckicts of liistoricrl sijinificancc. f l c
offers each character an uncut ruby worth a t ~ n u r250 C;C as
a token of good faith.
Girnhri 1s morc than h c sccms. While the PC5 may have
thc opportunitv t o find this out h c f r ~ r et h e encl ol the adventure, ir i s important that at the start thc?*helicvch' is no
more than another Scholar, t t y n g to rcdlscover a l o ~ttIoIrl
and rccovcr whatever may hc touncl in the n ~ i n s A
. s GM.
you must rcarl Ciimbri's profile. and t h c final scction or thr:
advcnturc. hcforc rhr PCs c n t t r Karak-Zulvor

Bctwccn a Rock and a

Dark Placc

I f vou're play-ing this adventure as p a n of the Elnontsmtr~s

campaign, ir fits best k m e e n ' R l o o d in Darkness' and 'ntath
Rock'. 'l'he crmclusion of 'Rlr~odin Darkness* lcarcs the PCs
at the Shrine of Kad~r-Helead.Do not use rhc visitatinn fronl
Ywcmn's ghost to send them to the monastery of Iryric just
vct -save et For t h e enrl of thiq adventure. Instead, Icave rhc
PCs confused as t o m-here thcir quest takes rhcm ncxt Thcv
will prohahlv stan t o head For civilisation, over the \X'intr.r"i
Tccrh Pass. In pcjssesslon of m-o Cry~t;llsof Po\trer. t h e PC:s
will hcgin to attract thc attcntrons o l t h c forccs nf Chaos
As t l ~ ;
trudgc along thc mountainous t m d t
road ( o r rvhcrcvrr cIsc is appropriate), thcv scc figures
ahead. Thrcc Dxvarf~lic dead o n lthc path. Anorhcr Ih-r-arF
stands silently nearby. and hails t h e party as the)- approach.
Gimhri (for it is he) hcgs the PGs for hrlp, explaining that
his h n v c fallen cornratle~h a w h-en slain in ;Q Gohlin ;lm+
Thc mnr~ntainsand passes of thc- Vat~ltsarc fill! ofscholars.
romh+robhcrs and rrra~itrc-huntcm,lying tn find anrl rchush, and thcir hodies Iontetl. H e was somc tvfly hcl~intl
srorc ( o r loot) lost Dn.nrfholcIs. T h c atlvcnturcrs ( w h o
the others. and escaped t h e C;ohlins' a t t c n t i o n ~hv drinking
should ~dcnllyh c rn thcir second n r third careers, with a
a potron of invisibility - h c even shows the f'Cs rhc v ~ a that
good mix of fighting and scouting abilities) art: hired by a
contained the potion. "How can I n o w fulfil my diiw to rnv
Ilnarf scholar !c) cscrln him t o t h e nwarfhold of Karaka n c c s t o r s ~*rnvel!ing nlnne in thcsc. hills, 1 will surc.l?*hc
Zulvrlr, and help him recover s o m e ancient texts. It sccms
doomed." The pary's svmpathv for Ciirnhri mav pick u p
like a simple enr,rrph mission, hut then. don't they rlI7
when h e cxplains t h c narurc of his qucst, and (failing thnt)
A few leagues sotlth o f k d a r + G n v n i n g .kwak-%ulvorwas
proffers thc uncut ruhies, Onr. wav o r another, it's critical
one of tfic I~warfhoOdsin t h t Vaults that fcll to t h c Orcish
that he invrriglcs his n.ay intn t h e party's tnist in o r d e r ro
forccs nf thc Hloodaxc Alliance over a century ago. W%at lead them t o Karnk-Zulvor.
m a k t ~rhis Ilold unusual is that when t h e Greenskins took
Almost evcnzhing Girnhri ha4 said is untrue. hut it's
m n r m l , thcv fc~unrlit inh;~hiteclnot by D w - ~ r f shut by Skavcn. imponant that thc PI:s d n n " t rcalise thnt vct. In fact. t h e w
The Ratmen hacl been in resldencc. for ccnturies, tiavinp
was n o ambush and thcrc were no Goblins, Girnhri pcligained t ' n q through a deep mine shalt which t h r Uwnrls
soncd his travelling companions with rnanklnc. (the poih;id seslcd off rftcr discovering a lode uf Warpstone buried
son, not a 'potion', was in the vial) ancl set u p the sccnc as
thcrc- a gcologicar anomalywhich, no doubt. annctcd rhr:
a trap for the PC5. If the PCs examinc t h e bodies. they find
that the h 3 r f s are normal in e v e F rcspect. and the wounds
Skavcn to t h e l-lold.
After t h r collapsr of thc Rlrlodaxe Alliance (sec Doom- are authentic. Suspicious P(;s might rplcrtinn wliv no d r a d
slnnps: I'irc and Hloorl o r Dnotnstones: U'ars and Death].a
Goblins o r Goblin blood can h c cecn, hur Cimhri will assrnnll group of Gohlinclicls stayed in Kamk-Zulvnr. Some nf
sure them that the nmbzlsh was s w i f t and cfkctivc. I f any of
rhcm cxperirnentecl with the 'RZrpsronc thry found tlrere
them rv t o track rhc C;ohlins, thcv nhv1nu4y won't he ahlr
anrl became mutated. i t was hcrc that Radzog, the villain of
t o pick u p a t n i l , h u t aftcr a hit nf searching they will find
'Death Rock', studicd nlagic for a time and ~ a i n c dt h e mu- so& Gol~lintracks, unrelated to thc 'amhush' n r thiq adtations which, hc hclicrctl, marked him out for Rrcatness.
venture. Suspic~ousPCs might also wonder why Gimhri did
not join the cornhat - you can plav u p hi? fcchlcness here,
if it helps. You might choose to let onc of rhe PCs spot a
Your Patron
short-sword far below t h e path: rhis is the weapon Glmhri
Girnhri Flintbrow is a Dwarf in early middle age, w h o often
used re inflict t h e 'ambush u,nunds' on his unfonunatc cornsecrns to b e lost in thought. tic is a Scholar nnd Physician,
panions. and then flung away. I f s o m e of t h e P C 3 are getting
paranoid about Gimhn, haye them attncked h7 ;I rcrl Gnhand in return for thc parm's assistance in exploring KarakZi~lror,defeating thc Gohlinoids that now live thcre. and
lin srnhush that night,
enabling him tc) obtain the texts hr. is searching for. he oE
\Y'~thluck, the players xvill just think that rhc rnctluntcr
f e n rhe p a w his meclical services. his theoretical knowl- with Ciimhri r r ~ intlcetl
a 'set up'. hut set u p bv ynlr as (;M
edge o f t h e D n ~ r l h o l d ' sinterior (gained from studying intact
in orrIer ro push the adventurcru intn yr)ur carcfilllv prcHolds of similar age and location- traditionalists to the core.
parcd scenario.


Apocrvoha Two: Chart of Darkness

More Dwarfs
IFyrru h a w already hcgun, nr cvcn cntlcd, ' ~ c - a r h~ o c k 'r.l o
n o t dcspnir. You can r u n this advcntilsc hcnvccn 'Ilcath
Rock' and 'Ih\arT\Thrsn, or as n fillcr aftcr 'Dwarf\Tr:~rs'hut
bcforc 'Ifcart of Chaos', or w e n ar n stand-done. PC:s armed
with rhc ( : l ~ ~ t a larc,
s hnwcrer, Iiktlr. to he so powerful that
thc nclvcnturc as i t stands won't hc vurv challcnainfi.
In that casc, you w i l l prohahly want t o boost thc numh c n and ferncitv of the ~nhahitantsof Kamk-Zulvr>r - hr
adrtinfi s r m c tclugh Rlnck Ores anti mayhc a Goblin shaman
or nvr). [or cxarnplr You should also make C i m h r i hirnsclf
a morc forrnid;ihlc. a d v c s a y armed with some scnous rn:~gic
rtcrns of his own, insrcad o f the n t h e r *at[ tigurc dcscsihccl
[lyou arc nor pl;~yingrhc Iloomsrr~nescampaign at all,
simptv changc a few names anrl place L i n k - Z u l v o r wherc v r r you likc i n thc Whrld's Ertgc Mr)untainri. the Vaults or
the Grey o r Rlack Mountains. I t ~t 1s mare convcnicnt. you
r n ~ ~ want
h t t c ~harc thc i n i t i d cncounrer w i t h Cilrnhri take
pl:~ccin town rather than o n rhc open road - the '(;ohlan
:~mhuah'i s VC? much an optional extra and ~ s n ' itn t c ~ r atlo
[hr plot.
a t r i p i n t o the mountains might
I n 7 7 I~h ~
mnkc a convtnicnt break hehveen civ-based adrcnturcs.
I;imhrl c t ~ ~ lhc
c l starching for :~pprt)priatc.younR talent i n
n-hatcrcr Iocatron nhc PC< happcn tr, bc based.



hccordingro Girnbri, thcrc arc thrce possihlt rntnnccs: the

hcartfrarnc, the main cntrancc. and thc ventilation shaftsol
thc fnrm gatlcrirs. for thc p a q ' s henchit. hc n v ~ l l ,surnrnarlse
the pros and cons of each:

Thc Headf iamc

"Coocd Dwarfish cnginetring. that. Conilng in through the
hcadfmmc means a <tiff clinlh to fhc pvak, and [hen n long
d r o p - half a mile nr nlorc, I ' d say - to the h t r r ~ m
or thc
main shaft. 3 v e q much doubt thc Grecnskins ncluld have
any defenccs sct up rhcrc. 11'1th a lot o f ropc, n Int of Iuck,
: ~ n dn r t r t a i n amounr o l snrlnginp. it might hc
mach onc of the upper ~ a l i c r l e s"
The climb to the hcsdlrarnc i s the mosr challcnping any
character has ever undcrtakcn, with high windr. icc, falling
rocks and any nther hazards that a cntcl C;M might rarc r o
rhruw in. Once thcrc, the f'Ls must conrrlvc t o get dorvn
thc shaft rvithour p l u n ~ i n to
g their rloom. ancl w ~ t h o u rhci n g scvn by t hc Orcs (Ilerncrnher, crcn thc hcsr-equipped
arlventurers do not ~ o r m : d l vh r i n half
~ s mile of rope n ~ ~ r h
rhcm on rhcir travrls..) I f rhe PC5 achtcvc this. it w i l l give
them thc advantage o f Surprlsv - nay utter. slack-jawed
arnazcrnrnt - In t h t - ~first
cncauntcr w i t h [he Clrcs.

Thc Main Entrance

'I'hr. ir~urncr-t o Karak-Zulvor can be 3s simple o r as cornpEcx as you ricsrrc.. Snme c-ncounturs w i t h C;ohlin*. ur at

lcsat cvidcncr. o f C;r)blinr)id actium - a wotf-rider spotrvd

cm a clistnnt mounts~nsttlc,a rcccntly ahandoncd camp,
souncts i n thv night :tnd ginnr spirlur tracks i n the n l r ~ r n i n g
- woulcl hc ohvirlus a a ? , s t o Iivcn up the journey ancl keep
thc PCh suitahlv o n cdgc. Ynu c:ln mtcrrpersc dtscrlprlons
nf thr. /nlarncv ~ v i t hthc convcrsarion w ~ t hGimhri. l l c cxp l n l n ~that hc ha%scouted thc Hgdd from the ouitsidc hut,
I ~ a v i cstahlishcd
that C;ohlinoid~:Ire still rherc. 312s not
;~trcrnptccft o cnrvr 1 Ic. Icaclq t l w ; ~ ~ I ~ e n t u rt or rwsi t h i n sighr
n f t h c Hold, points out thc cntnnccs
and dc-4crihc.i X\-hcrc hc think5 thur.
Icacl, b u t l t r c r rhrr it'.; u p to i h c PCr
kglp 1:
t o rlccirlr o n thc new step. (iirnhri
explains hc 1s no solc4ir.r. and hc has
h ~ r c t lthe advunrurcrs' for t h r i r tacrlcal cxpcrtisc a\ much as thcir fighti n g prowess.
Iiimhrr w i l l accompany the PCs
I R ~ Ob r n k + % ~ ~without
l v ~ r heqirarinn: 1
hnving comc r o rhe t l o l d for a rrasc)n, hc i s not ~ o i n gto give u p non:
(;irnbri can hc urcd t o d r o p somc
sz~htlcor not-so-suhtlc clues i f your
plavcrs artmhc-ing pnrricularty dcnsc:
"Uornlally i n such a Itold, rhcrc
would hc a cnuplc o f 5rnallc.r rooms
rlff th1.i clnc - just hcrc-. Ior)k," or
"\i'cll. I'm n o cxpcrt h u t Itvould
5;1V that ifvou go ~ 1 4 i i nr1vt.r
th:tr hi^ Orc - cursc the name of h ~ s
raw, clcspoilcm o f I S x r r f h o l d ~ -113
luft ptck you oft one hv CFRC. Rut
t h r tacrtci.lns. sce, riu thosc
[1cc1rion\ arc vrjur.. tCE niakc *'

"The main Satcs still work. by somc rnimclc. I'vc scrn thcrn
own and close tn let Ciohlin spider-sidrn in and out, so
the (;rccnskins must have taken carr. af the m s c h i n r ~ .
Thrv'ru not rxacrlcgnin~t c ~let you march in: the cntrancc
i*h o u n d t o bc well-gunrtletl, and o f c o ~ ~ m
~ tc' sfar casler to
open the doon firm the inslrlc than thc outside."
The huge sstonc c I o c
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~ n from the i m i d c 'h
Clrca mxinratn a n c g l ~ g c n~t u a r rherc
i n a gatrhouse ahorc
thc ponal, equipped w t h arrnw-slits that allorcl a clear r ~ c w
of thc awa In front of thc d t ~ o r s'I'he doors arc incredrhty
solid (T PO. D 100). hut imaginative chamctcrrs may tint1
somc. way of getting I n by thrs rrlure The tnck w i l l bc t o do
s o n.tthout raising thc alarm.







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1. Mushroom Gardcn

"Part-wily u p the mountain rhert should he a series o f shahs

t o Ict air ant1 light intc~thc fnrmin~levels of the Hold. Normallv such shafts woulrl have .c.huttcrh to keep o u t t h e
wcathur and ant~hinp.that might f a n q crawling in. but after so long W might find onc o r nvo hrokcn ones. Thc
<hafts are strrp, hut wide r n c l u ~ hto craw! down. I don't
k n t w i f t hc Clrcs woultl have them guartlcd,"
Thc shafts a r t stcep (vaying horn 45 tr, 60 degree?;)and
slippery in placrrs, hut wirh ropes, Scale SJ~eer.Stirfact-. and
a tcw prtcautlons. the PC5 should hc ahlc to negotiate them.
Ifin dotrht, Impose a Risk test. A roped chanctcr failing thc
test w~llfall 1 I>J yards: unropcd chancrers ~ 1 1 1fall all thc
~vavdownthe shaft. although hccausc of the slope the damngr. from thc fall IS trcatcd ns 6 yards rnxyimurn. BY listenInp at each shaft. the PCs can tell if thc gallcry is occupied;
hr~wcver,t h t shafts arc too dark and dcep to see into the
galleries from thc surface. [Ithe?. enter t l t t Hoid through
tlitsc shaftq. rhc P(3s wilt cncl u p in thc Moulrl Fmmcs ( 2 ) .

The floor of this unlit room is covcrcd in dark, damp compost. with clumps of mushrooms RrtnvInR in placcs. T h ~ c k
g r o n ~ h ofwhirc,
slender-stalked. fibrous mushrtw>mscover
woodcn tartices on thc walls. Sr>mcarc \.arlrnts of familiar
mushrooms. hut most are euotic.
Tvndinp: thc f i ~ n art.
~ i f o r ~ runarmcd 5notling.i /IWW"
p.228). If the alarm has bccn raiscd. thcv will hc hiding cowering bchind large mushrooms, dug into heaps oCcompost, antl so o n - ancl waltinp. for an opportunity to bolt tor
rhc door. I F the alarm has not hecn r:tised. thc Snntlingf
will trc. to cscapc as ?;<)onas the PCs cnrer. In cithrr raw.
thr.v only attack if corncrcd n r capfurctt, biting and stnrg~ l i ton per
~ free. A Snatling's hltc does I)? dnm;~ge,and has
a 10% chance of causing infecter/ ~taorrnds.TElc Snor fine5
might also (25% chance, higher ifvou f e d mcnn) niakc sontc
improvised spore wcaponc from rhc mnu lds in the frames.
The smell in the room i s Intense. and mycharactcrwho
fails a T test nn entering the nmm will hcgin to fccl queasy.
suffering a - 10 pcnalry tr, all tests for 15-Tminutes. Thc dcpth
and softness al'thc compost means that chancrcm tytnl: to
move at greater than cautious mtc must make a Risk rest
each round o r fall over. Any character who falls nvcr {or is
s p a t t c r c d wit h c o m p o s t hr m ~ s c h i e v o u sor panicky
has fallcn into rl~.;rr.pair.The gohllnoids have
Snotllnps) sitffers a - 1 0 pcnaltv to h r h Eel and hide t c s t ~
taken over some arcns. dcstroved some othrrs lthc differ(vcrst~s;tn)zhing with a s e n w of smell) unrll clcanrtl irp.
cnct 1s ofrcn sl~aht).anrl blockcd off accccs to o t h t n . I t
Four oh the various mushroom wrictieq herc arc prnclshould brcomr ohvinus that t h e Orcs have v c tittlc
ucts of Clan Moul<lcr warp-l>rt.cding, antl might hr \vt>rth
c i f tEic engincc-ring anrl architrctural s u h t l e t ~ c sof this
I)narfhold Play u p for any D n w f PCs present what a [rag- u p to S GC each to a nizartl. scholar, hcrhalist o r alchemist.
1E the PCs pokc around in the r n ~ r s h r o o m ~
d c, ~ c r i h ctheir
cdv i t 1s For fine Dwarfish building work to not he propcrlv
m:tintained ant1 chcrishcd 7fhcOrcx' attlnrdc ton.;lrds K;~r;lk- appearancc - but do not describe a m u ~ h r o n m 3pprppc.rtic.5
~enlrsqsorneonc i s hravc enough to tasrc iit
%U]\-nrrs that it's i u ~ at hig 'olc in thc grc~und,gootl for
+ Mflb.Scnbcnp: knohhed, rmnsluccnt white cap* a%big
rlcfrns anti that. nict'n'caml'~~stahle.
grlnrl mnmr tn put ycr
ns a dinner pl:~te,with streaks of red-brown. Excellent
5qui.v in and lors of %pacetn leave ?;rr hitt.
taste ~ 0 r t h5 GC each for cooking
\lcnrion thc smell from time to tirnc: thc comhinarion
+ Rarwn's U'lng: coal-hlack nurecl cap. t\ potcnt Manhnntof Orctsh stantiard\ of hvgiene and the underground localike poison: o n c bite equafs 1I) doses.
tion ls a powcrlul one, in terms of d o u r at least.
+ Mhol[l~-StnfkedStfnkhorn: Inccntlcr with stalk5 i ~ k e
rlees horns: ioul srntll kltals one Wound i m r n c r l i a ~ r l ~
+ Red Rock Rmfn: hnght red, hnin-shapcdancl tcxtl~rcd.
I t is a miEd Manhnnc poison: one hiac cqualq I drlsc.
Anyone cartng thcsc r n u ~ h r r ~ o r n
s a small ch:~nccof dct\ singlt. f a m gallen. was ample to supply the nccds of a
rrloping rnutatlclns from ~ h influcncc
of thc \l'arprtonc
small t Told 11kr Karak-%t~li+c>r
The invading Skavtn adapted
1":; cumulative chance per m u s h n ~ o mold<-vulopiny:I ' h a ~ c
rhr gal1crir.s to houqc mut:lnt crc;lturcs antl h r t r d thcir fi)rd
I I snnptoms as dcscrihcd bdow would hc fair. hur who':,
supplv The ccntrc of thc galley is s largc-, open sgacc. lit
by rhc shafts from thc surhcc and currently used for growI ~ rnoultls.
The other rooms wcrc ori~inaflystorerooms:
thcy arc cither dark o r dirnlv [it h? shafts too narrow For
Mould Framrs
anyone ttr c n w l down.
latticc frames madc from dried giant mushroom stalks arc.
spiked to the ceiling, s u p p o m n g t h ~ c kcustains of glistening3 multicoloured moulcls which ohscurc thc vicw from
o n c part of thc rcmm tr) another.
I f the alarm has been miscd. th~sroom is cmpty Othcrwise, a b u t a dozen Snntlings arc t t n d ~ n gthe itames. l'hr.!.
wil! tr\. m flee at the first sight of intruders. hut cach Snotlinp
must make an Int test to think of heading out of thc famm
galIeries and raising the alarm, f o l l o n ~ dh?.a CE test to s u m mon the courage t o facc ~ t Orcisll
masters with had news.
Likc tbc Snotlings in area 1, they will onlv fight if cornercd
or captured, antl their bites and small pruning-knives causc
D3 d ; ~ m a g cat S 1. with s 10% chance of c a u s b n ~infecierl
trlotrtrds. You can have a lot of fun with Snorl~ngsleaping
onto, o r dropping things on. the PCs. I n w n t ~ r c:~nd;15turc
Snotlings (an alarming concept, hut go with it) might tr?. to
chop tlonm parts of t l ~ cframes in an attempt to Irun the
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w o u l d have ro hold a torch t n i t for 3-4 r o l ~ n d~
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7. Mutant Spider

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Rrcatcr than cmttlot~srare has a 10% change per r o u n d of
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~ rnpcnerl, a carpet o f sleek. ucll-fcd mts enough t o cause a cl~aracterwith a phobia nf rats t o make a
7i~rrr)rtcsl just at t31c sight o f thcnl - snpamsaround the
chanctcrs7t*ct, castrng rhcir tiny rnuzzlcs and uycs up exp-ctnntlv. 'l*hcy appcar t o assume [hat any humanold w h o
cntcm rhc mum has come to Iced t h c n ~ .Fragments o f mushroom on the flntlr ind~caltcthmr diet. They arc u r n lame.
ancl w i l l follow rhe acivcnturcr* evc~-ywhcrc.climbing up
~ h c ilegs
and begging [or food. l-hey squeak cheerfully and
arc v r n allcction;ttc., hut untmnablc. Have ttie rats foll<)wp
thc PCs from r o o m t o room. squeaking and gcncrally tausirlg a n u i ~ n n c c( - 1 0 t o Dex. Iancl ffidtbtcsts).

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Snratling which hacl h r c n cxpc~srdrt, thc N';~rpstonr.-altcrcd
mushrooms for roo I t ~ n gant1
, has bern 1so1att.dIn r hw n l o m
So hr. the mutant spidcr has cnwn cvt-rghrn~t h : ~has hccn
put I n thc r t m m w i t h at, inclurling rhrcc orl~crplanz~pickrs.
onc S q u ~ gand ovcr n d o t c n Snrlrlinps. Ttie dcnrl giant spid r n a r r s t i l l suhstanti~llyintact: thcir ansidca have Iwm Ilqu i f i c d anrl sucked out. h u t thcrr r x o s k r l r r o n s still Inok
disturbingly lif'l~kc.. i f unmoving. Ocspitc appc3nnct.i. the
mutant s p ~ d c as
r thc onlv Eivi-ing thing In thc room. Its; f r t ~ n t
pair o f l c ~ ends
i n vicious, pr)ison-rlripping
tt two adrtitional venomous attacks, and 11scxxorkelctc~nis
hard anrl >plkv, g i v ~ n g
i t 4 points nf a r m t ~ u ron all It~catlon<.

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h r ~ n a~scrics
o f h e x ? thumps a ~ a i n sthe
t door, accompanictl Ilr Clc;irlv tlierc. is sumerhang largr.
ancl v r n aggrcssrrprinsldc.
li;~chr o u m if u ~ asda kenncl for five Squigs which arc
f r d oa~rnt5 (ant$ thc occnsional hand) which thc b n u t l i n ~ s
poke unt1c.r t h t door. 'l'hc Sqi~rgsw i l l strack any tarprt that
prcsr-nt$ itscll. ancl fight to thc dc.:~th. Thc S q u i ~ sarc not
chainc-d up: 11'thcsrlvcnturem arc fnullsh cneugY~t o open
thr. drmr, n he Srluiaq w i l l leap out. Most w i l l attack thc P O ,
whilc onr or rwo \viIl mslz off- ready t o hc d l s t u r k d again
a< rhc a t l w n l u r c f i poke artlund i n a panicularly dark'n'
snlclly c r ~ r n c o
r f thr g;~llcry [Ilor some rcnson you rlon't
I ~ k cSquip. or don't hsvc any Squig mtniaturcs t o hand.
undrr-feel ~x-rllvcswnulrl hr gootl sut~stitures




6. Spidcr Coop
l ' h i \ unlit mom h<lusus thc gianr spirlcrs ridden i n t o battle
h\ rhc thc cllte c ~the
f I m a l (rohlinc. The spidcrs have lined
thc room \ r . ~ t tsilk.
~ w:irtcrc.d nhout the floor arc the dricrl.
clratncd husks rlf rhrce % n o t l r n ~ sThr.
s p ~ d c r srcparti anyr h i n [hat
~ cntcrs ~ h croom
;IS ;Iprkzent~al
mc;~l,ancl only fire


R hmarl. rloptng pasmgc runs from thc farm gal1r.n. 10 the
main shaft. l ' h r sh;ifr 1s thr. hub o f a I)wnrthold, nlnntng
from thc S U ~ ~ t~o C[hc
L ' I11wcst IcvcIs anti hringrne lieht ancl
air i n trnm outside.
Qnk-Zulvor's main shaft is Jb yards across and civcr
half :h mile decp. A ctml hrcczc. blow.; stcarlily tlr_rrvn thc
shaft from above. I-lugc srnnc pipes, b > u n d with iron, run
up and down the shalt walls. rEisappcarin~Into the dnrknes5. Some arc cool tr) the rouch, ctncrurl with condcnsntion. anti filled with the roar of mnrkng watcr C)t hers radratc
warmth and lcak thin i r t s of ?;tc;bm.'1 tic sh;~tiitsrlf i h f l l c t l
\vltt~a stcady niutcd rtjaring. as i f frtlnl a rli.;tant strhtermn t a n ri\?cr: the constant n v l w impofcs a - I t 1 pcnalty to all
L i s t ~ r ttcsts whilc i n thc shaft.
Thc shaft is dimly lit bv rl;lyltghr from ahovc. nupn~cntcd
by occasional c n ~ d ctorches i n the remains ot 1)wnrfc.n
sconccs, rlr ptles of l3urning o r smouIcltring nrhhish o n the
floor. T h e w untv r'xlqt around lthc areas f r ~ c ~ u c n t chv
cl rhr
Ores: clw-~vhcrcthcrc i s very Iitrlr. nrnhicnt IrgIrt Ilepcndi n g o n how Etr down the shaft t h r PC\ ;trc, thc Iwcb n l ' ~ l l u minalion v ~ r i c sfrom m a n n l ~ g httn p ~ r c hdarkncas.






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n l n around thc rlutcr
walls r ~ the
f shaft. :tnd three Sronc
hriclgcs makc ;IY-stiapc acrosr ~ tPort.
culliscs anti r n i s s i n ~strlncs indicatc
whcrc Ihv;~rfislrt n l n wcrc sprung by
thc invading Skavcn sntl C)rcs. Stone
F ~ C nrc
~ F cuf a
n a spiral a r r j ~ t n dthe
insldc nf thc shaft, Icading hr~thu p
nnrl riow-n. l'hc stairs Ic:td up f o r l
:thnur 1 0 0 varrls, becoming increasinply rough u n t i l :I point ;lbnut 200
vards hclou thc ticadfrarnc, where
thcv hart totallv ct~llapscif.Going
down, thc stairs Icatl LOII yards to thc
workshops Icrcl. t h r n over h00 yarcls
h ~ n l i cclorvn
to the mincs.
'I'hc n-allway*. \reps and h r i d ~ c s
hirrc n o nilings. anrl n single rnisstcp
m;Lv plunpc ~lzcunrv;in to a lin;il
.-. .-trnp:rct ;lt thc bottom ot ttic lowcst
mlnc Icccl. Any niuvcmcnt at greater
than cnrrtiorrs rarc rrq118wsan 1,'l)cx
tn F ~ t n i
t c ~Ct ' Y mund
[dcmhnfics + 10) t o
a v o ~ dfalIing: without rrjpes a r simiInr prucautlons. characrcr5 w h o fnil
rhc tcst w i l l plungc to ccrt;tin dnr~m(!or r h ( w ( 1 \ 1 5
Iikc n, hc prrcisc., half a XXO yarrls. s o the falling
rfamagc w i l l hr. 1
m i n w IM Wounds).
If the alarm h;lr hecn r i ~ i r c t i;l11
. [hr. Orc ant1 (iohlin troops
i f the alarm has been raised. tlie Orcs are litin^ in^ o n the
from thc K i t ~ h c ; ~ rarea
t h arc rnrsrcd hcrc. I f not, four I3lack
Kinhearth sidc althc shaft. Thcr rlo n o t nlsh t o att;ick, b u t
Ckcs arc sitting around i n hrrrc, playing dicc ancl r n u n c h t n ~
idly on things hest lcft undescrihc.d. I t thc. PCs gain the arlwait to pick rhc PCs o f f w i t h missile firc as they t v to cross
vantage t > lsurprisu. thc Orcs w i l l takc nvrl rnunrls t o pick
thc shalt. Sincc artcmpting a crossing i s clcarlv a v e y u n up their h c l m c ~ sancl shieId5.
wiqr thing for rhc PC- t c ~do, the s~ruationcould clr-velop
Inan a stand-otT Thc (;M shr>ulrl glvr. thc playem time ro
The nc~iserlf fighting I n hcre w i l l b r i n g rcinfnrcemrntu
cclmc up with hr~lliant.cunning, hmve csr srupid ways to
from the main p a r t ! chamhcr (area 9 ) nftcr I l h rounds
hrc.;tk the clr.adlr,ck, hut tf thu ;itlventurc l o r ~ k sl ~ k hogging
Occasional sci~ffl~*s
hemeen the guards arc iairlv common.
down. t h r n rhc Orcs might need a W. tcst each per rncrntl
so it w i l i take a %vhilr.for the n o i w to attract iltttntion.
to kccp thclr natunk incllnat~onsIrtlrn avrrrcrlming their
words from tlre PCs
tactical fictotl sense. A fcw ~~rclt-choscn
rnighr add pcnaltic.i t o this tcst. nngine from a m i l d taunt
ar -5 to a mortal insult at -213. Those rvho fail their tests w i l l
I f the alarm ha.; been rnisctl, this room rvill hc cmpn: as its
canlc c h a r g ~ nacrnss
the walhrny? (don't forget thosc I ,
occupants w ~ lall
l h:~rugenc i n t o thc o u t c r guard room (H)
Dex tests'), and fur t-very Orc who c h a r ~ c s ,those lcft h- to dtnl with thc rhruat. ~)rhcm,ise,six Rlack Orc5 w i l i hc i n
hind gain a -5 penalry rrl their ncxr Ld test.
hcrc. occupving thcmselvcs in much the \ame way as nhosc
1T;m alarm has n o t bccn no~tndctl,a lone Black Orc w i l l
in the outcr guard ronm
ht.rlozing o n his fcct outairlc the entmncc to the Kinhearth
;rrca. If thc PCs arc stealthy. they can get right u p t o him
uritho~rthcing noticcd.
The ceiling of this huge chamhcr rises o t r r (IS sight i n t o thr
dimness allove. Archc\ leacl n u t of thc ch;lmbcr In ail disccticms. ;~ndthere is ;in open hearth h e f ( ~ r ccach onc. In the
ccnrrc of ttic chamber is a much larger hearth. standing
Thc K ~ n l i c a n his thc social ccnrre of the Dwarfhold. as well
kforc. a raised daiq. AI though thc rich furnishings that would
oncc havc I x c n h c r r arc nntv gone, this i s clt:~rlvrhc Kinhnll,
as a major dcfcncc prxnt. I t includcs thc Kinhall, a larpc
catrng and mcctlng hall, thc Klng's private hall ancl chanlthc hcnn of a Ih-arlhotcl.
hcrs. rhc halls anrl chamhcrs o f various Clans, and the tcmI f thr. alarm has been raiscrl, thi< room's normal occtlplcs r ~ G
f n ~ n g nand
thc lIold*s other gods.
pants w i l l he in the outer guard chamhcr. I f not, thc Orc
'I'hc currcnt ~ r j h l i n o ~
o f hrak-%ul\-or,wanEracler w i l l hc hnlrling coun I n hcrc, seatcd o n an claboo f Dwarfish traps and c u r w r , rlo n o t enter the f3nrl-Kin~"s ratel?, carvcrl %tone t h m n c that has ciearly hecn rxrcckrd
IIcrrth. t hc Anccstor'r 11;111 o r thc Temple o f the I.rving Ananrl then patched back together. 1-Ic is surmundod by six
ccstnr. The Kinhall and scvcrat of the rfan hearths ncarhy
Rlack Orc bodyguards and atzcndcd by thrcc Orc J ~ D S S ~ C I ~ S
h;!\-c hccn occupicd by \-arirlus groups of Orcs and Goblins.
ancl about a dozen I;ohlin slaves. The ~ l a v c sw i l l flcc at rlrc
while the C)rc c t i ~ c l t ; ~ i;n~ n dh ~ s
rctinuc h a w taken over the
fiut sign of trouble, getting under the Orcs' f c r t ancl gwlng
f.:~rl-King"st>otlvguartl's h:lrclcks ancl the Earl-King's Hall.
them a -En penalty t o all tcsts rn thc nvo rounds afrcr thc
'I'hc 5kavcn p c n c t n t c t l a littlc h r n h c r i n t o thc Kinhearth
I'Cs enter the chnmhrr. 'l'hc I l r c Rossh(>y%
arc unarmerl i n
:trc.a, though rhcy wcw mninly intcn-stud in the \Yhrpsrone
the prusencr of t k c ~ rIcadcr - a standard prccautinn i n a
Iorlc in thc mlncs.
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m o t i o n - and w i l l t y to escape to rhc c l a n h e a n h ~r o Fetch
their equipment anrl muster their troops. I f [he hattlc seems
to bo going against the i l r c i , rhc Orc leader w i l l tv zo escape i n t o the King's tlalt (11).

o r Goblinoid which cntcrs the rotjm. Ir w i l l al-rl insrnntlv

strike dead any PC who has k r p t jcn.c.ltcm o r m a ~ 'trcarurc from Kank-ZuYvor: chnractcm w h o eupcnd a I..~tcPomt
tt, e w l e the cursc w i l l fincl thc stolen itcms rippecl fmm
rheir h d i e s w i t h great force ( p o s ~ l b l ydamn gin^ clnthiny:
o r ~rmuur)and flung i n t o thc r o o m among rhc I)wl-ar!\'
bodies, at the same timc as the c h a ~ ~ c t cthcmsul~cs
This was the b a r f King's inner hall, usrd for conducting
fltlng our of the mom w i t h cquaI force. r c r l u i r r n ~
a Risk tcst
husinc.5~which did not involve the entire Hold. I t is ~n a
to avoid tosing D7 Wounds i n thc prnctss ()thcnvisc, a P(:
similar cnndirion t o the Kinhall ( I O ) , and is, u n c ~ c u p i e d a f any race may rntvs
rcmm w ~ t h o u ct3ngcr.
apart from any (;r~hlinsw h o may hare fled i n here, ant1 are
The trcnsurcs of rhc Earl-King of' Knrak-Znlvor arc
con,r.rin~under o r hchind convcnicnt hcaps o f \vrcchage.
4 mail cnats (rnadc for I)\\-nrfs. o f crn~mc.)
I f rhr P(:> have ptrrskrcrl the flccing Orc Ir.;idcr in hcrc, he
I h a d s h ~ c l dn v ~ rhc
h Armour Runc (R7:RP, p. 1qR)
w i l l makc for the I'ostcrn Stair I 1 3 ) as Imt ass hr can.
3 normal helms
1 magical helm w i t h a g c m - r n c n ~ s t c d
crr~m-n(+ l T.
~ , n n hat least hn0C;C ifsold)
3 normal axes
Thc remains o f four Unarfs lie torrard thc rear of t h r room.
1magical hamrncr [dnes normal dnmaac. but causc.i
Thcir f c s h ancl b m e have disappeared, leaving only their
/car sn anv precnskin opponcnrs wrrhin tcn fcct of
.wcs. shitlds, chain mail, and helms. One I h a r f had worn
the hammer's ~vicldc.r).
pr~csrlyRarrncnts, and had borne a cercmonlal hammer
a marble coffer that contains nncicnt [)warfish gold
which lics. glowing dimlv with a ycllow-green light, he font
coins w o r t h l.llOO( ;(:
his armour. Anr~rhcrIhr-nrf mar h m c hcrn thc colony's king,
for upon his helm sirs a gem-encmstcd crown.
Thc Cussc of Drorno
Around the walls of rhc room a r t rotrcd fnpmcnts and
The first timc that anv o f the I1warfc.n ancfncts arc rouchcti
~CICC'F o f r n c i c n f furnishings, with n fcn. reco~nlsnhBci t r m s
by n PC. a ghosrt?. apparitirjn rists from thc rcmnins of rhc
crill intact sevtral slcrping pallvts wirh canrccl oakrn canopy
long-dcad pricst. I t makes thc f t ~ l l o n i n gspcech in K h a z : ~ l ~ d
frarnrs, and s marhlr ctbffrr Thc arrcfacvs i n th14r o o m h:wc
[ o r O l d Wbrlder rf there arc n o I)nrarfs around. don't make
dccavcd w i t h thc passagr OF timc., hut appxrenrlv harc n o t
i t too difficult for the p o o r chumps if thcv haw fawlist~lv
hecn d i s t ~ ~ r h c
hvd Orcs or Skavcn.
split up o r Left Gimbri hchind), t h r n disnppram:
Just Inside thc d o o r lir the rtcssicated remains r,f thrce
" P r / n n e fb fsplnce. ~ n mr<y
d flw C'trrst>rlfl>m>nmhrtrst
dea'cl Sknvcn. m o Orcs and about a dozcn Goblins and
~ ) n t r rbotivls and rfp the spirit frr>n~
Ins rrtrs/r,~orr
~ n c l f i r ehrrrt~jlnrr. Ifj,orr t~+r~rrlcl
srr m r hlr rill
l! ;I chamctcr with iZlr~.qtcaIArircfr~nesslooks into the
t h Ancestors
atrd Gnrls to nt3mn,qrorrr r f e n t l ~ s taA*~>
room, hc fccls a powerful magical forcc at work. Conctnneedfiil nnd drdfcnre It at] the ~llrnrrf Orrr J~rct~.~tr)r.t
o n the powcr cnuscs rhe hammer tr) g l o w wirh 3
l ' h e PCs may tskc an?. itcms Irnm rhr. lEnld s o long :ls
g o l d r . ~Igght. visihlr o n l y tor thc magic-3-3s~ character.
they placc them o n the Altar o f O u r Anccs!om i n thc 1i.m'I'hc rtrnains arc o f rhc FIolcl's King and thc last remplc ot t h r Living Anccstor (15) and rletlicarc thcm to thc
n;bntc t ~firc
f Ilammurcrs, the King's personal hml?.guardwho
vcngcance of tlrr dcatl r)f Kamk-Zulvor A n r c h n n c t t r atfcll in thc dcfcncc n l Karak-Zulvor against thc Skavcn \Y'~th tempting r o take anv ot rhls treasure. !mm K-rik-%ulvnrwith.
his c l v i n ~hrearh, thc I j n a r f pricst cursrtl thc room nnd 311
out doing so f n l t ~victim af thc Cursc of I)romo, 2nd d ~ t n
ir conraunrd. Thc cumc w i l l insrsnrtv strikc dead any S kwen
hc,rr~hle. Instant and suitahlr. painfib1 ant1 rlisgusting clrath
( Y S C all Your ~ m a g ~ n a r i n n
rhc. line%of thc \\ford%.
Only n I::~tcI'oint can warcl o f f
the curse, anrl a PC who pcrsists i n
flouting ~ h tumc
suffcrr it5 eflcctr
again and again unril he has uscd
all his Fatc I'ornts, and then the
cutsc takes i t s h111a n f u l clfcct.
(Lenient C;Ms may ~ v i a ht o RIW
hint? IF 1":s thc first timc they try
to flaunt the Cursc: perhaps stomach cmmps a% thoy hcad ton.;~r~l%
- throw
the exit, ;lnd nt)~ehlcerE<as they scr
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Kank-Xulvnr. h n y Iiohlznoid whn
rcaches thc foot of t'o~tcrnStair
qhnuld hc ahlc t n escnpc its pursrlcrs and ivar-r the H o l d

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I.ikc other giant spiders. this creaturefears fire h u t i s otherwise immune t o ps).cholo~icalcffccts. It attach w i t h two
( ~ ~ y ~ t o ~ y r t j ~ l
h f ~ e sand two bony blades per sound: a l l its a t t a c h are \-to- f. Ijt7hfJyl:I . o t ; c . i , ~ I ? t ~ t1, ~rh61~1,
grrisr: 1,'lr.e'. JIpal Uhrrrtds. I f istorl: L r n g ~ ~ i s t i c.sI .l r ~ t ~ r r J r r c ornour. It has 4 AP on all Iocariuns.
flirtADrtrgs. Pcllm Ohjecl. Sick Lock, PrcJlnrr Poisotr, Rend/
I l ' r i t ~ ,'e,/>r~dori~f
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Possessions: Robes, slcwcd mail coat ( l Al! txK1y'arms;lcp)
under ruhcs. swor~l,6 thrcla-ing knives, k d r t l l l , staff, wnting kit, notebooks, IO doses o f manhsne blade venom, cunn i n g Chaos w a r p p a t i o n .

Mutant Orc (arca 191

B'cause of its l i q u i d form. thc mutant creature takes no

damagc h ? many attack other than fire, spells, magical wcap
nns, or nTeapunsdcdicarcd o n the A r a r of the Ancestors. I t
i s immune t o all psvcholo~icaleffects. having nothing left
that could accurarclv be de.rcrikd as a mind.
The ,Mutant 0 r c attack%with 2 tentacles per round; any
crcamrc suffvnnp:a w o u n c l i n ~
blow from a tentacle is pinned
and helpErss unlcss they can make a successful test against
eirhrr their S ancl It o cscape (G~Mkchhnice,E.~cnpolo,~,
+ 10,
\l,iestlinnq + I n ) , o r 3 or more W points of darnagc arc infl~ctccEon the tentacle holding them. Pinned characters suffcr 1 automatic point o f crushing damage per round.





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The mutant s n o d i n ~has two weapon attacks per round,
o n e from its yen; flexible, mace-endcd tail. I t can regenerate u p t o 1 0 W points pcr m u n d , anci a severed limt~w i l l
turn i n t o anothcr S n n t l i n ~wirh identical powers almost
inqtsntly. It i r hcac1lr.s~.w i t h s face set i n t o its chest. and its
tough skin Hves i t 2 AP an all locations. The mutant Snotlinp,
is prrmanerrtl!+ in a state o f f w n q . hut is c~therwisei m m u n t
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Gimbri Fliatbrow. Your Patron

Althr>ugh hc claims to be a Dwarf Scholar ancl Physician.
Gimhri rs actually a Chaos Dwarf Spy. sent t o check up on
rumours of a Iodc of lt'arpsrone beneath Kamk-Zulvor.
Girnhri has b e a s t legs - the hincl Ices of a boar centaur. ro
hc precise - anrl takes great cast to kcep them conctatcd
hencath his rohcs. l Ic hlamcs his unusual gait (which PC5
mav norice: make a sccrct I test at an appropriate moment)
o n injuncs rccciucd i n a cave-in many years ago.
Thc PCs prohahlv won't pct much sense for Girnhri's
real pcrstlnatity. Fie i s naturally dour and taclrurn, pcrfcctly
normal [ n i t s for thc SchnEar hr. claims to be. As a Spy, hr. is
homething o f a loner i n Chaos Dwarf society. Most Chaos
Dwarf\ art* h n ~ r i s hmutants, n ~ h c ~ Grrnhri
is thrlughtful
ancl quiet. Pmtcnding to bc a Dwarf scholar has cmph;tsised
thesc tmits; think o f Gimhri as a method actor who has rcally pot Into hts rc~lc..tlis act is rcasc)nahly convincing: hc
has somc i n k 3 i n of
~ how Lhmrfs think of their histon. and i s
perhaps cvcn interested t o Icarn rnorc. \Yhilst Dwarf PCs
mighr he ahte to t r i p h i m up o n dctailed questions. r a l-lum:1n5 and Elves he w i l l seem like a ppically gmrnpv Dwarf
acatlernlc. Cimhri is howcvcr highly focuscd on his mission:
to gathcr derailed information :rhout rhe IVm-psronc.

Warpstonc Sickncss
The rncrlic;ll nnlcf o f rllc Tonpdc:tcl Il~x:trfphvricinn.
I:.trin T o r t h r ~
rhc ~ ~ C L ' C C Iof \\:irp\tont \I&nccq ;IF i t nl'fvurrrl r l ? t h mint-r* (IT Klr:tk-/i~lr.or
mlncrr d~cFnt>r ~ntti.ill\rccognlqc r l ~ Gronc.
ant1 anFr
I'nrrn's :iTcn ;Irrcntron tn thc m1ntr5'\3-r-t11ptOm<
milt ncrlr)n in prrsuatllni: thr. Krnq r o .c:tP o l f r f l r
\l.~rpsronc.-ralntr.lEn ~ i n '\.or
I'i40m n ttrrrhlc I , ~ t l - .ITrcr r c a t l ~ n qI'ar~n\orthrt'\
rccortl+. Ginlhrr c.1n rcuoenlw !l.~rp\rt>nca n r l t h r
<\-rnptorn\ r l f thi- s~ckncu.;.
l'llt. cflccr* r r l ~ \ i p ~ ) ~t o( ~
nrr highlx
cnniplcx nnrl rlitficult tn prctlrcr I.c~rt~rnplicln:r-otr
4roultl ;i<.iumr that \Yr.~rlxtrrnc.%lcknr..i\ h:lc rhrvc
diktinct phase<:
Phnsr I:I:xpt~\urt.t o \brpstont. r ~ r cnr frjr
rnorc th.m onc mlnlitc h u t
than an IIOLI~
prr>~ ~ I C C
n3~1*c:t.:intl c l i / ~ i n t % Uorchlccclc.
vir>lcnt crrnqh~nr::rnd rtrnpor:ln. hlintlnr.s5 rnnv alko
occl~r.Thew srnlptoms :lppc;tr I>ctn.ccn I 2 and 2 s
ho11malrcr cupcjwarc. ; ~ n dntm=~~a!Iv
I:l%tfor 1-3 rinrx.
3rtc.r which thc X-rctlrnrc-rum<to nrlrm:11.t h r r c i\ nn
prrrnnncnt c!'frfc.ct on Iicnlth.
Pl~nseI f : 1:xprwurt. t o lY',~rpstc)ncorr. or d u r ~f(>r
>rc ttl;hn onr Ilrlur up tn 3 d . 1 ~
;-in ~ n ~ c l . t l
rind OF Phnsc 1 *\-n~prornsfor $tr.r-m,ll houn. lo1n-utl hv tl~phorraant1 ; imn~cdintvrrcrn.I: Ilnwc.rcr. nn indcfinrrc numhcr o C \mall, r v ~ l i l
i\vthf ;Ippcnr mtc=rn:~llv
snrl E n t c r n : ~ l lcwcr
ut '1-1 d : ~ v'I'hr
~ grow t I I ~niav c~rnihvh r r~n<trlitlv,
mnv cnirw scrlntrq cliscnmfiu-t, r\prcrallr. 11 rhrv
in! ~ ~ J c K 'n i t l l n t ~ r n l ; ~hinctlons
l i k t rnrrvcrnrnr, r a t in!:, nr hrt.athiny: i f t c r w v c n t l : ~ ~ E:k I. ) / s p r r r r rckt I<
lrlc rach cinv. :I qucrcrrluf tr\c n~t-ansthr- < i c k n c c ~
C r u n 1t5 c r m r w , nntl all Nvrnprnmq
\rithin 7-1 hrrurr. ICnt tl-tc cnd 01 f i l l ~ r t c c nd:avs thcrc
tins I>rcnnn .;uccc\sfiI / ) ~ S P I I S Pt~<1.111~
v ~ c i i r n~ ~ F \ V S
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- morc than nnc clnv hitr lcsc tli:~no n r wtch procrr nn inittal pcrrnrl c l t I1h:i<cI 2nd I'hnsc 11 svlripn% for s c r r c t l tl3v.;. fol!f%wred111' thr drvvlopnit'rir
1 I X 1 murarinnc {n)llt-d on thr t:ihlc for Rca\trnc.n.
:RP p.2 101, arct)nip.~nit<lt?v 21:)O In\:~nrr\-f'nrnts.
I'rct~rnsI n Ph:tcc III c l C \l'arprtnnc \ickncsr ;ICV
incli~rtngtiqhahlcfrnm I:h:los-tnbntcc! mUt3nKc 'l'hcrc
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