Thursday, October 12, 2017

The dog people in elven courts

In the early days when elves first began to write their history, forge silver and summon forth magics to construct their first towers and cities they also began to domesticate wild creatures that wandered out of the mountains.

At first these creatures simply lurked outside the Elven hearths to steal scraps and root through the garbage,  but over generations through happenstance and random chance, the Elves began taking in their babies and domesticating them.  They kept them first for work, but then more and more as companions.

The bloodline of these offshoots diverged greatly from their elf-avoiding kin. Neoteny gave these people lifelong juvenile features compared to their wild counterparts.  They also evolved to be naturally empathetic to Elven emotions and display vastly reduced aggression.  That isn't to say they were not capable of violence.  The Elves frequently bred stocks to act as guards, or even for helping hunt down their wild cousins.  As time went on, more and more were bred simply for companions.  Their comparatively rapid breeding and life-cycle meant most were spayed or neutered.

Despite the occasional cross-breeding with wild stock, they had become a separate species over roughly two dozen millennia.  As the technology of their still undomesticated wild cousins has advanced,   many have become feral with the destruction of their Elven master's cities.  Their wild human counterparts refer to them as "Half-Elves" due to their comparatively juvenile and lithe appearance, but their Elven masters refer to them as "Dog People", compared to the "Wolf People" of  the Empires of Mankind. 

"He's only been around 10 passes of the mystic comet, but that is like 70 passes in Human years"

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Roots of Bitterness - A very limited window of opportunity

Just a heads up that The Lamentations Bundle of Holding now has "The Roots of Bitterness" available in it.  If you missed it as a Kickstarter reward this will be your last and only chance to buy an electronic copy legally.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Foreign Legion Encampment

The Quartermaster at the Foreign Legion Encampment has the following surplus items available:



Combat Gear

Rifle
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80 silver
large, armour piercing, long range, complicated, loud*, accurate**


Gunpowder












5 silver for 100 charges in a flask

Rifle Bullets









1 copper a bullet


Sabre









15 silver 
medium, slashing, versatile, defensive


Lance









3 silver 
large, pole, piercing


Kepi
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1 silver
counts as leather cap



Exploration Gear

Canteen

2 silver for 1 days water

Compass
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75 silver

Light Tools (Spade, Machete, Hatchet etc)
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2 silver


Supplies

Sack of Rice
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15 copper for 14 days.
Requires extra unit of water.
4 dots.

Animals

Horse










200 silver


Pack Mule

30 silver