Sartar Season 1

Perhaps this could be a scroll of all the WRH – auto populated from the logs.

The Cattle Raid of Koli

1625, Early Fire season. Mellia was travelling [for reasons] looking for people to heal and generally be lovely to, and stopped at the home of a clan that had recently had their cattle taken. She tended to their various woes and illnesses with the true mercy of Chalana Arroy.

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Don’t Trust the Bloofer Ladies

S01 — Session 3 1625, Fire Season Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangMelliaRajar son of RanulphSerala”Qidane”Vestra, Grey Sage. NPC Jaldis, High Priestess of Chalana Arroy in WhitewallD’Val the Sword3 Pale LadiesA motley chorus of villagers, warthanes, and zombies As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , or The Death of Rajar . A new poem joins our narrative at this point, The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom 1The similarities between both poetic style, and title between the Sonnets to Mellia and The Sonnets to Vestra has been widely remarked upon in the literature in the past (See Derzinsky et al, for example). The general conclusion is that they share an author (but see previous footnotes for more speculations as to authorship). . “Insertions will occur” in a cynical voice, of a manipulative outsider to these heroics, which is labelled in the literature as ‘The Q voice’ . Footnotes for the interested are included at the bottom of the extracts. [Editorial comments will be bracketed thus. See S1, ep 2 for other…

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Trolling the Party

S01 — Session 4 1625, Earth Season Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr, Unicorn of the Unicorn Ladies Tribe Rajar son of RanulphSerala”Qidane”Vestra, Grey Sage NPC Jaldis, High Priestess of Chalana Arroy in WhitewallD’Val the SwordDevolin the DeadlyKallyr Starbrow, Prince of SartarEril, Humakt High Sword Lord in BoldhomeTennebris, –High– Chief Priest of Orlanth in BoldhomeKalis, High Priestess of Ernalda in BoldhomeA Dark TrollAnd a Chorus of Trollkin (including Salid the Sniveller) As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar or The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom. A new poem joins our narrative at this point, NalaTwrSaga2 NalaTiwr saga is unusual, in that it is a saga of two heroes, not one. This is not totally unheard of, as it is often invoked in Heroes following the twin volcano Gods, [*http://www.glorantha.com/docs/caladra-aurelion/ Caladra & Aurelion] but this saga is unique in the surviving literature in linking a human and non-human hero. The style of the Saga is classic for the Praxian epic, but some of…

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Boldhome, and Home Boldly?

S01 — Session 5 1625, Earth Season Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr, Unicorn of the Unicorn Ladies Tribe Rajar son of RanulphSeralaMelliaVestra, Grey Sage NPC Jaldis, High Priestess of Chalana Arroy in WhitewallD’Val the SwordDevolin the DeadlyEril, Humakt High Sword Lord in BoldhomeTennebris, High Priest of Orlanth in BoldhomeKalis, High Priestess of Ernalda in BoldhomeNaril, Master of the Horses to the Prince of Sartar As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar or The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom. They are joined by NalaTwrSaga2 NalaTiwr saga is unusual, in that it is a saga of two heroes, not one. This is not totally unheard of, as it is often invoked in Heroes following the twin volcano Gods, [*http://www.glorantha.com/docs/caladra-aurelion/ Caladra & Aurelion] but this saga is unique in the surviving literature in linking a human and non-human hero. The style of the Saga is classic for the Praxian epic, but some of the construction suggests it was not originally written in Praxian, but…

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We are the Champions

S01 — Session 6 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day 1625: Earth Season, Harmony Week, Windsday Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr, Unicorn of the Unicorn Ladies Tribe Rajar son of RanulphMelliaVestra, Grey Sage NPC Jaldis, High Priestess of Chalana Arroy in WhitewallD’Val the Sword (in letter form)Eril, Humakt High Sword Lord in BoldhomeTennebris, High Priest of Orlanth in BoldhomeKalis, High Priestess of Ernalda in BoldhomeKoraki, Wind LordA humorous Chorus of Orlanthi Fyrdsmen As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Melia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom, and NalaTwrSaga. “Insertions will occur” in a cynical or sarcastic voice, best recalled amongst the Unicorns of Prax. Footnotes for the interested are included at the bottom of the extracts. [Editorial comments will be bracketed thus, and there will be more than normal, in the absence of the Q voice for this chapter. See S1, ep 2 for other footnotes related to titles of epic poems.] Events [As will be recalled, we left our heroes in Whitewall, after the reconsecration of the temples. The plan…

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Woad Movie

S01 — Session 7 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Harmony Week, Fireday and Wildday Events Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (Player absent, played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphMelliaVestra, Grey SageSerala NPC Honest Alred- Initiate of Issaries, and horse purveyor extraordinaire, Whitewall Edart, a –bandit– poor injured travellerArdr Fondzerellisson- A provincial charmerNaril, Master of the Horses to the Prince of SartarKallyr Starbrow, Prince of SartarGeoffri Ringeye, High Sword of Humakt in Duck PointD’Val the Sword As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar or The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom, and NalaTiwrSaga. {insertions} will occur in another cynical or sarcastic voice, best recalled amongst the Unicorns of Prax. Footnotes for the interested are included at the bottom of the extracts. [Editorial comments will be bracketed thus.] [Our story picks up again with the Lay of Serala.] Our Lady of the Cold Bright SpearWished to ride out wider, far and nearHer wish to lead her fellows o’er the landAnd let them for…

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S. H. O. P. P. I. N. G. They’re Shopping.

S01 — Session 8 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Harmony Week, GoddayEarth Season, Death Week, Freezeday and Waterday Events Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSeralaDormal NPC Irena- Redsmith and Initiate of Issaries, BoldhomeIrillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerThe Barman of the Broken Jug, WilmskirkNaril, Master of the Horses to the Prince of SartarHarmast, High Priest of Storm Bull in BoldhomeThe Iron Lord (Name unknown)- Presumed Sword of Humakt and Blacksmith.4 Bandits of a spectrum of misfortuneA comedic chorus of guards As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar and NalaTiwrSaga. {insertions} will occur in another cynical or sarcastic voice, whose precise nature is unclear, but may prove identifiable with future work3 Whilst some of the comments of the ‘D Voice’ may sound like the ‘Q Voice’, and indeed sometimes strikingly similar to the ‘T Voice’, the context indicates it is a separate interlocutor who has opted to step outside the heroic narrative. . Footnotes for the interested are included at the bottom of the extracts.…

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Lunar Ticks

S01 — Session 10 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Fertility Week, Waterday-Godday Events Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSeralaDormalVestraMellia NPC Irillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerEndars- Brother to SeralaEndar’s warband3 Baboon guardsbaboons (unnamed)A ballad or two about 5 Unfortunate Scorpion men (Or twelve, or a mountain of them. In memoriam only.)Salid the Sniveller (Sid)- Trollkin GuardstrollkinGallem- High Sword of Humakt in Alda ChurKoraki- Wind Lord of Orlanth and surprise Guest StarA host of market-goers, city-dwellers, and tavern-drinkers, and a matched pair of bar-maids. As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar or The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom, and NalaTiwrSaga. {insertions} will occur in another cynical or sarcastic voice, whose precise nature is unclear, but may prove identifiable with future work. Whilst some of the comments of the ‘D Voice’ may sound like the ‘Q Voice’, who also appears in this work as “Comments”, and indeed sometimes strikingly similar to the ‘T…

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vulva

S01 — Session 11 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Fertility Week, GoddayEarth Season, Stasis Week, Freezeday-Windsday Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSerala- GM played when necessaryVestraMellia NPC Irillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerSalid the Sniveller (Sid)- Trollkin GuardstrollkinKoraki- Wind Lord of Orlanth Crone Priestess of Maran Gor (Name unknown)A local peasant of the Shaker Temple (Name too insignificant to know)A mule (Of unknown name status, unloved but respected, and doomed)A mixed panoply of hallucinations/visions Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Melia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar or The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Wisdom, and NalaTiwrSaga. Also included are some extracts from ‘The Accounts of the travels of Irillo Goldentongue’, and some “commentary” recorded best in oral testimony of the Unicorns of Prax. [It should be accepted that the nature of all of the extracts for today’s lecture are at the very least deeply allegorical, if not outright invention. We shall discuss through these passages possible…

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Bad Lune Rising

S01 — Session 12 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Stasis Week, Wildday into Godday Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSeralaVestraMelliaDormal NPC Irillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerSalid the Sniveller (Sid)- Trollkin GuardstrollkinKoraki- Wind Lord of OrlanthA selection of Lunar SoldiersLikewise a selection of Lunar HorsesSeparately, a selection of Grazelander Horses, and their loyal ridersA Lune Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Also included are some extracts from ‘The Accounts of the travels of Irillo Goldentongue’, and {insertions} will occur in another cynical or sarcastic voice, whose precise nature is unclear, but may prove identifiable with future work. Whilst some of the comments of the ‘D Voice’ may sound like the ‘Q Voice’, and indeed sometimes strikingly similar to the ‘T Voice’, the context indicates it is a separate interlocutor who has opted to step outside the heroic narrative [We begin with recent scholarship on the subject of the trip…

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Don’t Fence me Inn

S01 — Session 13 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Stasis Week, Godday to Earth Season, Movement Week, Wildday Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSeralaVestraDormal NPC Irillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerSalid the Sniveller (Sid)- Trollkin GuardstrollkinKoraki- Wind Lord of OrlanthGiland- Shaman, prune lookalike, and Serala’s GrandfatherArim- Initiate of Eurmal-The-Smoother-of-Trade(Fence), and pickpockett’Dwaaaarf- The Dwarf of Dragon PassOnjur- Rune Lord of Yanafal TarnilsAn assorted chorus of Grazelanders, Tarshites, and Sartarites EventsAs before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Also included are some extracts from ‘The Accounts of the travels of Irillo Goldentongue’, and {insertions} will occur in another cynical or sarcastic voice, whose precise nature is unclear, but may prove identifiable with future work. Whilst some of the comments of the ‘D Voice’ may sound like the ‘Q Voice’, and indeed sometimes strikingly similar to the ‘T Voice’, the context indicates it is a separate interlocutor…

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The Dark Side of the Home

S01 — Session 14 1625, Earth Season Season, Week, Day Earth Season, Movement Week, Godday until Storm Season, Movement Week, Godday Dramatis Personae PC Berra Daughter of JarangNala of the Unicorn LadiesTiwr (played en-troupe)Rajar son of RanulphSeralaVestra NPC Irillo Jasilsson- Initiate of Issaries Goldentongue, and Merchant AdventurerSalid the Sniveller (Sid)- Trollkin GuardstrollkinKoraki- Wind Lord of OrlanthD’Val the Sword- Duck Humakti Hero and Sarcasm-MasterKallyr Starbrow- Prince of SartarEril, Humakt- High Sword Lord in BoldhomeTennebris- –High– Chief Priest of Orlanth in BoldhomeKalis- High Priestess of Ernalda in BoldhomeHarmast- High Priest of Storm Bull in BoldhomeNaril- Master of the Horses to the Prince of Sartar Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Also included are some extracts from ‘The Accounts of the travels of Irillo Goldentongue’. [Welcome back to the next lecture in this series, where we touch on the concept of literary time- when the poet wants to fast forward a touch, because nothing is happening. This is to be…

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Duck and Cover

S01 — Session 16 1625, Sacred_time Season Season, Week, Day 1625, Sacred Time, First three days Dramatis Personae PC BerraMelliaRajarSeralaNalaDormal NPCKallyr- Prince of Sartar, portraying OrlanthTennebris- Chief Priest of Orlanth at Boldhome, ritualmaster for the Stationary Lightbringers QuestAndrin- High Priest of Eurmal at Boldhome, representing his GodBeneva- High Priestess of Chalana Arroy at Boldhome, depicting her GoddessDorasa- High Priestess of Lhankor Mhy at Boldhome, depicting her GodFeshin- High Priest of Issaries at Boldhome, acting as his GodVenharl- “Retired” Bandit, playing the role of Flesh Man..Eril- High Sword of Humakt at BoldhomeKalis- High Priestess of Ernalda at BoldhomeD’Val the Sword- One Eyed Doomed Death DuckKoraki Silverhand- Louche Tarshite WindlordJenn Finmastdottir- Brand new Chalana Arroy InitiateKarlag Kanargsson- Brand new Orlanth Initiate, Portraying Jinna GorMr Cutte-mine-owne-throat DyblahAn unfortunate pickpocketA chorus of Sartarites, Lunars, and diwerse others.And Vengulf, a ghost. Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the D and T voice appear in this…

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Pining for the Fyrds

S01 — Session 17 1625, Sacred_time Season Season, Week, Day1625, Holy Season Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaNalaDormal NPC Kallyr- Prince of SartarTennebris- Chief Priest of Orlanth at BoldhomeAndrin- High Priest of Eurmal at BoldhomeBeneva- High Priestess of Chalana Arroy at BoldhomeDorasa- High Priestess of Lhankor Mhy at BoldhomeEril- High Sword of Humakt at BoldhomeKalis- High Priestess of Ernalda at BoldhomeD’Val the Sword- One Eyed Doomed Death DuckKoraki Silverhand- Louche Tarshite WindlordJenn Finmastdottir- Brand new Chalana Arroy InitiateA Guard Captain Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the D and T voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Welcome to our next lecture. This is a fascinating opportunity to look at the political events of Sacred Season 1625, through the prism of Pro-Sartarite propaganda of the time. We should perhaps remain a touch cautious about some interpretations, as naturally the geopolitical struggle between Heortling and Lunar was not the only- there are plenty…

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Rollin’ down the River

S01 — Session 18 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Disorder week into Harmony week Waterday Dramatis Personae PC BerraMelliaRajarNalaSeralaDormal NPC IrilloJennKalisFinmastTennebrisArtr FonzirellissonTennebris’ flunky HarelA Humakti Duck CaptainA Human Boat CaptainA selection of townsducksand Devolin the Deadly4Duck Hero of Great Reknown, handsome, anatile, and rich. Also intelligent and well-regarded by his community. No ransom request goeth unconthidered. As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the D and T voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Good day, and welcome to this, our eighteenth lecture on this cycle, and it occurs to me, we have not really asked ourselves, ‘What do we really know about these individuals, and what did the poet, or poets, wish us to know? How are these different, and how does it have relevance to this history of the Dragon Pass region in this timeframe?’. Obviously, this is a literature lecture series, and not a history…

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Over the River, to Grandmother’s House we Go

S01 — Session 19 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Waterday to Windsday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMellia (Not OOCly present)NalaTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC JennIrilloSidGanrel, Doorkeeper for House SaiciaeThe Grandmother of House SaiciaeSerzeen, Lieutenant of the Guard for House Saiciae Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Sonnets to Vestra, Grey Lady of Esrolia, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts, and there is one brief excerpt from The Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. [We shall begin todays lecture with extracts from NalaTiwrSaga, in which her transformation in Nochet is clearly documented] Praxian out ofPrax, and dressed up nicely, SilkPurse Unicorn’s ear {“Yeah. Very nice. Now can we go and see Granny?”} Old Queen Ty Kora TekMeets an Ernaldan virginWho is the mistress? [Meanwhile, the rest of the party has clearly found shelter for the night, and stashed their goods- as discussed in Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga] Battles past…

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Die another Day

S01 — Session 20 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Windsday through into the early hours of Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC IrilloSidGanrel, Doorkeeper for House SaiciaeThe Grandmother of House SaiciaeSerzeen, Lieutenant of the Guard for House SaiciaeA Humakti of House SaiciaeA Lunar AssassinA Eurmali of House HultingAnother EurmaliA corpse Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. Joining us this time will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts, and there is one brief excerpt from The Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. [Greetings, and welcome back. I note several of you have made reference to plans for what you will be doing over the Winter Holidays, and I think you will find the answer is ‘Reading Ahead for this Class’. You will find details in your inboxes on your return. Now…

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Live and Leave Dead

S01 — Session 21 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC Serzeen, Lieutenant of the Guard of House SaiciaeIrillo GoldentongueSidOne of the Chief Priests of the Great HospitalTwo Assassins (unfortunate and unnamed)A startled homeowner of NochetA Dead Body Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts, and there is one brief excerpt from The Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. [Greetings, everyone, to this, the penultimate lecture of this calendar year. I trust you have already begun your winter break reading? Excellent. Your groans are like a sort of music to my ears! Now, we move into an area in which there are surprisingly few extracts. Why is that? It may, of course, be due to…

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A Wyter Shade of Pale

S01 — Session 22 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC Irillo GoldentongueSidThe Grandmother of House SaiciaeQueen Samastina of NochetThe Almost Seven SamurtrollkinA Drunk Great Troll Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Greetings. This is the penultimate lecture of this calendar year. As such it will be a chance for us to reflect on matters before hopefully ending the year on a ‘bang’ next session, with what I promise will be a fascinating session. Before then, however, we have what von Sturm described as ‘a boring bit’. I would suggest, however, that there are some fascinating elements of foreshadowing here, which render us immune to such Teutdroning. Now, as I’m sure you’re aware, I have a doubtful relationship with early Gloranthan archaeology, so I shall put…

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The Hole of the Moon

S01 — Session 23 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeXenofos, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC The Grandmother of House SaiciaeSerzeen, Lieutenant of the Guard of House SaiciaeEranda, Pet Humakti of House Saiciae, and perky gothErinalartha, Pet Scribe of House Saiciae,Lanasha, ex-pet VingaKoraki SilverhandOnjur-EelA chorus of Cheery Lunar Initiates, some of whom survived Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Greetings. I trust you all enjoyed and indeed survived your Winter Festivals of your choice. This is the last lecture of the year, and I promised you a treat. So, here we are, the various relative versions of The Battle of Nochet. I wonder if…

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North, Miss Tesmacher. North!

S01 — Session 24 ????, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Harmony week Fireday to 1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week, Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeXenofos, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC A collection of horses, mules, and hand wagons, some well behaved and some… not Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. We shall leave aside Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, for reasons of our own. [Good morning. All settled?. In the absence of your usual professor, welcome. You may address me as Prof Garin. First name, ‘Prof’. You may recognise me as a visiting Professor, and yes, black is my natural plumage. It strikes me, looking at the notes on your progress so far, that while my *esteemed*…

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Boxing Clever

S01 — Session 25 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day Dramatis Personae 1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week, slightly before Fireday PC BerraIrilloSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeXenofos, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC Rajar (GMing)A collection of horses, mules, and hand wagons, some well behaved and some… notAssorted wagonersA bridge (deceased)Some elvesAssorted villagersAn unknown Lunar spymaster Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga makes an appearance, but I have ignored the suggested selection. [Good morning once more. It seems that plague has settled on your house, and so once more I am here. Garin. Professor. I have distributed the marks, and the marking scheme I used, for last week’s flash test. Students with a good memory will recall I did not…

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Warg and Peace

S01 — Session 26 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Fertility Week, Fireday to Godday Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarSeralaDormalMelliaNalaVaranis daughter of Serzeen, of House SaiciaeXenofos, of House SaiciaeTiwr- Played en Troupe NPC Tennebris, Chief Priest of Orlanth at BoldhomeBeneva, High Priestess of Chalana Arroy at BoldhomeEril, High Sword of Humakt at BoldhomeKalis, High Priestess of Ernalda at BoldhomeHarmast, High Khan of Storm Bull at BoldhomeThe IronlordD’Val the SwordPrecisely no KorakiAnd ReintroducingKallyr Starbrow, Prince of Sartar Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also, importantly, The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice will appear in this selection of extracts. Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga has importance also. [Good morning. Garin. Professor. You know me. And now I know you. I have read your words on the change of tense in Varanis. Every. Single. One. I am bored with reciting poetry, and therefore you…

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Hide Bound

S01 — Session 27 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Freezeday to Windsday Dramatis Personae PC BerraDormalRajarSeralaNalaMelliaXenofosVaranisAnd introducing Finarvi NPC IrilloSid KalisKallyr StarbrowTenebrisPrecisely no KorakiVarious other toadiesNPCs of Berra’s clanA river As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. We begin to see entries here from The Lays of Finarvi. There will be brief reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [“Greetings, students, and esteemed visitor. As I have fought myself free from Malia’s grasp…. look it up if you’re unsure…. I am now in a position to continue the lecture series. I am touched and enlightened by the number of ‘Get Well Soon’ cards I have received from the class. In no way will it…

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Bare-axed Naked

S01 — Session 28 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Windsday to Wildday Dramatis Personae PC BerraDormalRajarSeralaMelliaNalaXenofosVaranisFinarvi NPC A selection of village folk with debts that death did not entirely cancelA willing, winsome, winning carl’s daughter, MatilaFarnan, a differently generous and vitally challenged carlA bucketIrilloGis, Village LawspeakerDoa (who isn’t DOA, no matter how much autocarrot insists)Less than no KorakiA selection of honest village folk, drunk on Dormal’s dimeHaralis, Wyter Priest (but not chief) of the Blue Tree ClanA Blue Tree which shall remain nameless (to the uninitiated)A gift-box of rather runny peasants Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and from The Lays of Finarvi. There will be brief reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection…

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Trouble Brooing

S01 — Session 29 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Wildday? Dramatis Personae PCBerraMelliaRajarNalaXenofosVaranisFinarvi NPCSerala, the Golden-SkinnedIrillo, the Golden-TonguedDormal, the errr…..Salid the Sniveller, Trollkin Guardstrollkin and Free5But with a ransom WarriorSome other people, but I forget.An unfortunate BrooAn even more unfortunate jackobearA very stressed and tattered healing spiritAn aquatic disease spiritHaralis of the Blue Tree WyterChief Dogva of the Blue TreeWarriors and Welcome Committee of the Green Fish ClanSaronil, Chief of the Green Fish ClanAssorted party organisers who never get thanked properly. Here’s to you!Who was that Koraki guy anyway when he *was* around? Events [“Ah, excellent. Good to see such a _fine_ turnout on a University holiday. Go back to your beds, the lot of you6 Or any other beds which are mutually acceptable to you and the owner thereof. , and be sure to give me an essay each on a character of your choice in the ‘Jack-o-Bear’/Green Tree segment of the sagas. You can quote any passages you feel are relevant to your discussion.”] Charrington:Let us take the example of the jackobear as an example of mythology in action. The body of a great grizzly or possibly a cave bear, but the head…

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Who’s Queen?

S01 — Session 30 1626 Season, Week, Day Dramatis Personae PC BerraFinarviNalaRajarDormalXenofosVaranis NPC Irillo SeralaMellia, in montage, walking on the beach with Nala at sunsetQueen Laika BlackspearNameless, Champion of the Colymar …and introducing the squeebabies, Gwydir ap Tiwr and Gwrych ap Tiwr [Hail, Eris. If you don’t know what that means look it up later. By now you know me, and you’ll probably have heard rumours about my esteemed colleague Dr Tomm. Let me lay those to rest by saying he is alive and well, and the tree missed him by a very short distance, although it has destroyed his car and much of his collection of wargames and minature buildings. I will be filling in, until he can once more fill his own boots. Once they have been cleaned, of couse. The various sagas we have … you have…. been studying have largely been in chronological order, until now, but I am going to invite you to look at one poem in detail this week, and one particular part. Berra JarangsdottirHumaktiSaga. I will want you to produce a two thousand word essay on the Niyall Conjecture – that it is a teaching method for Humakti. With that in mind,…

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Crying Wolf

S01 — Session 35 1626 Season, Week, Day Dramatis Personae PC VaranisBerraDormalNalaRajarFinarviIrilloXenofos NPC D’Val the SwordZinat the WolfTiwr the Magnificent Greyrock Fall:Chief CarasaiHarvan, chief weaponthaneForsar Wolf-haterGalri of the MantleFalri and his bandMore skeletons than anyone is strictly happy with facing, with facesA zombie search party Class of his own:Draznk Backbreaker, he who cries havoc alone, and his mace Cracker Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun and The Lays of Finarvi, The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. There will be brief reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue if Dr Tomm has added that slide. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Good. Day. Yes, studentia, it is I. Dr Tomm has asked me to fill in after what I shall only be telling you was not a game of strip poker. If you need the student counselling service after that image, I’m sure some of you have it on…

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Red Sky at Night

S01 — Session 37 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week Fire Season, Stasis Week, Godday to Movement Week, Freezeday Dramatis Personae PCs DormalFinarviIrilloMelliaNalaRajarSeralaVaranis NPC Zinat the WolfTiwr the MagnificentSalid the Sniveller, guardstrollPossibly ErilBerra Jarang’s Daughter (not Jarangsdottir)Rondrik, innkeeper at the White GrapeRondrik’s childrenSome unnamed Lay Members of the Cult of HumaktThe Iron Lord, Black Sword of HumaktSome Duck Footprints but no more Pre-event scenes In the usual sort of inn, with the usual sort of customers, there’s a strange one. He sat down not far from you, and ordered a drink and paid the barman. Not a local. And he’s got a thief mark on his hand. It’s one of those things that you can only see if you’re Eurmali. There’s a brief moment of eye contact, and then he ignores you. At some point I will be out back in an alley, alone, as if I’d wandered out there drunk. And there he is, apparently back after having left some drinks ago with another tiny moment of eye contact. He checks the surrounding area, in your opinion badly, and then jerks his head away, and walks off at a pace a drunk man could track. Check the area myself. If…

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Those Fearless Vampire Hunters

S01 — Session 39 1626, Fire Season, Movement Week Fire Season, Movement Week, Freezeday to Clayday Dramatis Personae PC Berra, when not NPCdDormalFinarviIrilloMelliaNalaRajarSeralaVaranisXenofos NPC Berra Jarang’s Daughter (not Jarangsdottir) when not being a PCRondrik, innkeeper at the White GrapeTiwrA crate of chickens worthy of Storm Bull’s soupJaldis NPC (but in the past) Almost certainly ErilSome other chickensAn initiate of Chalana Arroy, exhausted by healing, who bears a curious resemblence to Jaldis Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga and The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun, the Lays of Finarvi, and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears. [Dr Tomm will be joining us once more by video link, as it appears rubber car tyres are not immune to the outbreak of Palmetanised Ants which were in the area, nor indeed was any other non-ferrous part of his car.] [We will start with Nala-Tiwr,…

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Lightning Strikes Twice

S01 — Session 40 1626, Fire Season, Movement Week Fire Season, Movement Week, Clayday Dawn to Fireday Night Dramatis Personae PC Berra, when not NPCdDormalIrilloNalaRajarXenofosVaranis NPC Berra Jarang’s Daughter (not Jarangsdottir) when not being a PCSalid the Sniveller, Guardstrollkin (and a pile of 20,000 bolgs)Tiwr the MagnificentA crate containing not nearly enough chickensA dead man known to IrilloSome other dead men, also known to Irillo, but less important NPC (but in the past) Almost certainly ErilMaybe an innocent merchantDefinitely some guilty LunarsA dead man known to ErilSome other dead people, not known to Eril Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} and {T} voices appear. [Good day, estudentia i esperantia. Today finds us still following the so-called Heroquest of Eril, although there is much discussion whether this particular segment should be counted as part of the narrative, an interjection, or a a later addition or mis-filing. Dr Tomm…

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Marshing Orders

S01 — Session 42 1626, Fire Season, Movement Week Fire Season, Movement Week, Godday to Illusion Week, Windsday Dramatis Personae PC Berra, when not NPCdDormalIrilloMelliaNalaRajarVaranis NPC Berra, some of the timeTiwr the MagnificentSalid the Sniveller, GuardstrollkinThirteen other trollkin who are also not SalidTwo GhoulsA GhostUncountable zombiesAlso some skeletonsLots of bodiesSome very lost frogsSilor Cracks-Rock and his children:* Habela, an Earth Priestess* Venlar, a nice person and Orlanthi* Yamia Humakti, not a nice person, but very cute if you are a Storm Bull* Hengrast, a great big puppy of OrlanthThenaya, ThrallmistressSilor’s Warband Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga, and The Death of Rajar. There will be extracts from the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears. [Good afternoon, estudentia. Except for Professor Tomm, joining us by video link. To him, good evening. We have a lot to cover today, so we will be diving straight in. Not into the Marsh, but Rajar’s emotional state.] The girl over thereLooks AMAZING. Oh…

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A Hazia Shade of Winter

S01 — Session 31 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day Late Sea Season, exact date unclear. Kindly GMd by Rajar. Dramatis Personae PC BerraFinarviRajarXenofosVaranisIrilloSeralaMellia NPC Farist, War Leader of the Green Fish ClanSaronil, Chief of the Green Fish ClanTwo hands of warriors of varying morale and aptitudeA corpse of no morale whatsoeverA jackobear of no moral significanceFour more hands of warriors of rather greater aptitude, and better armourSome unnamed things below the ground, that hate the adventurersBits of corpses Events [Those of you following along will be pleased to know that Dr Tomm is fit and well, and I should not be with you for too much longer. Marks for last week’s snap essay have been given out. This week, given the theme we must now approach, let us concentrate on the Death of Rajar. By now you understand me. Set the lengths of your essays yourself. Begin when I stop talking.] Loyalty calls meAs the plains to a bisonAs beer to Storm Bull This is no place for menNor for women – only theHoly and Cleansing Rage Underground ChaosMy friends all stand about meDon’t lie down in bits I have one honourThat I may offer to BrooYOU MAY KISS…

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Underground Snail Road

S01 — Session 32 1626, Sea Season Season, Week, Day Late Sea Season, exact date unclear. Kindly GMd by Rajar. In the name of Full KnowledgeI rip this tool from ThanatarTo confound his presenceIn the scheme of beingAnd hasten the end of chaosOn, spirit, to the fate of your will Dramatis Personae PC BerraRajarXenofosVaranisSeralaNala and TiwrMellia NPC FinarviIrilloSalid the SnivellerFarist, War Leader of the Green Fish ClanFarsor, Second to FaristGambril, son of Farist who didn’t get allowed to come undergroundThe corpse of an Orlanthi, glued to:The corpse of a KrarshtSome living Krarshts (but see above for ultimate fate)A Thanatari HeadA DragonsnailNo known gorpsA Priest of the Devouring Mouth with awkward taste in girlfriends Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. We will also include commentary on the so-called Salid Stele discovered under the speculative Green Fish Tula, and associated with…

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Spark to a Flame

S01 — Session 33 1626, Fire Season Season, Week, Day Fire Season, Disorder Week Dramatis Personae PC VaranisBerraDormalNalaRajarFinarvi NPC IrilloSalidD’ValDevolinKallyrTennebrisEril Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun , The Death of Rajar, and NalaTiwrSaga. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia, additionally, we will be seeing the Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos. We begin to see entries here from The Lays of Finarvi. There will be brief reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [“Good afternoon. I trust you have made a useful study period out of our enforced absence last week. No? You decided you would rather spend your days out of your heads on energy drinks and vodka, and watch debates in the parliament? Well, constant bickering and character assassination attempts probably does count as preparation. Now, we reach the segment known as the ‘March into Darkness’. von Sturm here has the…

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We Didn’t Start the Fire

S01 — Session 34 1626, Fire Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Fire Season, Harmony Week Dramatis Personae PC VaranisBerraDormalNalaRajarFinarvi NPC TennebrisMelliaIrilloSidDevolinD’ValThe Jedi Force Ghost of Nala’s Mother (in vision form)A long suffering Rhigan Lhankor MhyAn innocent duckCity Guards probably called something like Lau Rel, and Har DayThe Demi-Virge. Possibly. Events No lecture: Exam week. We start with the party splintered into almost as many places as possible7 Although it’s probably not wise to set challenges for the players. Dormal, Irillo and Sid settle into Rhigos, where Irillo is getting on with his legitimate business8 Selling a book of high class Lunar porn. Or possible a high class book of Lunar porn. Or maybe a class book of high Lunar porn. , while Dormal and his accomplice Devolin start their ‘legitimate business’ of scouting out to find the girl who ran away to Rhigos with something which might not have been hers. Dormal was unsuccessful, but unfortunately, Devolin was not. This is unfortunate, as it attracted the attention of the Powers that Be, and things being as they are, guards were sent to have a Word. Devolin, with his usually finely tuned sense for when things are going pear shaped…

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Cave Crocodillem

S01 — Session 36 1626, Fire Season Season, Week, Day 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday Run by Rajar as GM and co-GMed by Berra Dramatis Personae PCs BerraDormalIrilloMelliaRajarSeralaVaranisXenofos NPC D’Val the SwordNala of the UnicornsZinat the WolfTiwr the MagnificentFinarvi Greyrock Fall:Chief CarasaiHarvan, chief weaponthaneForsar Wolf-hater (deceased)Galri of the MantleFalri and his bandRather fewer skeletons than when the fight startedA zombie search party, some of whom are still filed as ‘rations’Minstar Nomansson, a spirited young man Class of his own:Draznk Backbreaker, he who cries havoc alone, and his mace Cracker Godly Intervention:Zorak Zoran, the Hater Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, from The Lay of Serala, Lance of the Cold Sun and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, and also Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia There will be brief reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue . Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. Both the {“D”} and “T” voice appear in this selection of extracts. [Hail to thee, blithe spirits. Birds, you never were. Welcome back to…

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Chick Flick

S01 — Session 38 1602, Fire Season, Movement Week Fire Season, Movement Week, Freezeday to Waterday Dramatis Personae PC Berra, when not NPCdDormalFinarviIrilloMelliaRajarSeralaVaranis NPC Berra Jarang’s Daughter (not Jarangsdottir) when not being a PCRondrik, innkeeper at the White GrapeA chicken worthy of Storm Bull NPC (but in the past) Almost certainly ErilSome chickensAn unfortunate child hit by a chicken cart, and his fatherAn initiate of Chalana Arroy, exhausted by healing Pre-event Scenes THIS LOG SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A MILD TO MEDIUM SPOILER The roof of the Society of Orphans is pitched so it would be hard to stay on for long, although there are plenty of nesting spots nearby. From the old meeting spot the ladder has gone, which is a bit of a hint. Nobody seems to be hanging around on that nice, interesting roof either. Dormal settles down to watch the society for a bit then. There is quite a lot of coming and going at dawn, and mousy-guy is replaced by someone stoatily different after about an hour. Then Roka walks in, after stoat-guy has looked around a bit, obviously on some signal, and failed to see you. The place settles down. Either she’s staying in there…

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The Brazier with the Hazia

S01 — Session 41 1626, Fire Season, Movement Week Fire Season, Movement Week, Fireday to Wildday Dramatis Personae PC Berra, when not NPCdDormalIrilloMelliaNalaRajar NPC XenofosVaranisSalid the Sniveller, GuardstrollkinTiwr the MagnificentA troll traderA trollkin who is not SalidTwelve other trollkin who are also not SalidTarlyr, a passing passer by who was just passingJalnarion, a spearmanFalnin, a Storm Voice of Orlanth Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga, and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears. [Good morning again, my adopted students. Professor Tomm sends his apologies, but his house has been picketed by Animal Rights protestors, following his response to previous attempts to arrive in time to teach you. Those of you who are wondering if I get paid for this may be relieved – I am here purely for pleasure but not ever for exposure. Again, Professor Tomm will be joining us by…

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Natural Tendencies

S01 — Session 43 1626, Fire Season, Illusion Week Fire Season, Illusion Week, Clayday to Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraDormalIrilloMelliaNala and TiwrRajarVaranisXenofos NPC Silor TamainssonA host of Tribal and Clan leadersSalid the snivellerErilEril again, in a different guiseKallyr ( [https:blogs.ucl.ac.uk/museums/2013/07/12/bentham-present-but-not-voting/ present but not voting] )Tennebris, Chief Priest of Orlanth in BoldhomeBeneva, High Healer of BoldhomeD’Val the Sword Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga and The Death of Rajar. There will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears. [The bringing of the Cross to Wilmskirk and Boldhome was not without its alarms. First of all, a messenger brought news of the death of Kallyr. The result for Varanis was to make her immediate magical heir to Sartar, without preparation.] She vowed t’avenge her kin, with words that burned with fire,To strike out at her killers with a rage that would not tire.Preserving then the throne against all hell and mortal strifeThat Kallyr might…

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Palace Athene

S01 — Session 44 1626, Fire Season, Illusion Week Fire Season, Illusion Week, Fireday Dramatis Personae PC BerraDormalMelliaNala and TiwrRajarVaranisXenofos NPC Irillo (mostly off screen)Eril (mostly off screen)TennebrisKorakiLeika (off screen)Leika’s honour guard.A selection of palace guards. Events [[Lecture cancelled. Lecturer attacked by a rodent of unusual size9 “ROUSes? I don’t think they really exist OOOOOOPHHH!” .]] We find our heroes still with the problem of a dead and non-resurrectable Kallyr. After much debate, Rajar is brought to see if the scent of Chaos is on the Prince, explaining her lack of return. Unfortunately, with a roll which is the theme of today, he establishes Tennebris is the problem, and prepares to strike him down. Unfortunately this attempt rouses both Koraki from his lounge (parrying it with his silver-hand, and lightning striking Rajar) and Tennebris from his catatonia, to eventually teleport Rajar outside. From the 2nd floor. In the meantime, the others have explained that some foul Lunar Magic is preventing Kallyr from returning. Tennebris calls upon Orlanth to dismiss any such thing, and….. … Kallyr vanishes. Our heroes realise she was an illusion, and start planning to get her back, calling on Vinga for guidance as to where she is.…

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Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

S01 — Session 45 1626, Fire Season Season, Week, Day Fire Season, Truth Week, day? Dramatis Personae PC Berra, playing Humakt (and herself)Dormal, playing Eurmal (and himself)Irillo, playing Issaries (and himself)Mellia, playing Chalana Arroy (and herself)Nala, playing Ginna Jar (and herself)Salid Troll-Killer, playing Flesh Man (and himself)10Played by Rajar’s player.Varanis, playing Orlanth (and herself)Xenofos, playing Lhankor Mhy (and himself) Rajar, standing guard NPCEril, playing Humakt (and who needed help getting his sword up)A dragon, playing a truth Lhankor Mhy could not comprehendDraznk, possibly but not definitely playing himself and/or Zorak ZoranEzkankekko, the Only Old OneGreater Ungoron, a Monster (with a capital M) Events [“Ladies and gentlemen, I trust you will excuse last week’s events, when through no fault of our own, ” Powercut ] The common room of the White Grape Inn once again hosted our host of heroes. A sweaty messenger arrived from the Temple of Humakt to say, “Lord Eril suggests, now.” Armoured and robed appropriately, they set out for the Temple. En route, some of the party noticed the scent of sandalwood smoke in the air. A funeral pyre had been lit at the palace. Upon arrival at the Temple, Eril confronted Varanis. Humakt confronted Orlanth, who…

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One Hell of a Time

S01 — Session 46 1626, Fire Season Season, Week, Day Fire Season, Truth Week, Godday Dramatis Personae PC Berra, playing Humakt (and herself)Dormal, playing Eurmal (and himself)Irillo, playing Issaries (and himself)Mellia, playing Chalana Arroy (and herself)Nala, playing Ginna Jar (and herself)Salid Troll-Killer, playing Flesh Man (and himself)11Played by Rajar’s playerVaranis, playing Orlanth (and herself)Xenofos, playing Lhankor Mhy (and himself) Rajar, standing guard NPCKallyr, playing Yelm (and herself)A dragon, playing a truth Lhankor Mhy could not comprehendDraznk, possibly but not definitely playing himself and/or Zorak ZoranA troll who ran away, and lived to eat another dayDead villagersUndead villagersA spider troll, spider-troll, does whatever a spidertroll damned well wants toBeneva, only as herselfSome guards, who may have wished to be other people Events As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, Sonnets in Praise of Xenofos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears. [” Good day! We seem to be over…

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