The Deeds of the Merchant Priest

The Merchant Priest is at the heart of civilization, with a dual nature, vast wealth and knowledge, and the power to both build and destroy. The Merchant Priest is perhaps the druid’s fiercest enemy, although with a neutral smile and polite etiquette. Continue reading “The Deeds of the Merchant Priest”

The Path of the Slayer

The Path of the Slayer dates back to Ancient Times. The undiluted act of killing, pure and untouched by morals, pleasure or conflicting motivations, is not good or evil, but merely an act of survival and perfection.

Slaying must not be confused with the caretaker role of the hunter, or the petty and debased act of assassination. This is the path of the slayer. Continue reading “The Path of the Slayer”

Random Fantasy Roleplaying Game Character Backgrounds

Random backgrounds or backstories help fast character generation and make it easier to start a new campaign. This post includes some random character backgrounds for fantasy roleplaying games. Continue reading “Random Fantasy Roleplaying Game Character Backgrounds”

The Sword of the Crown

The crown needs to represent everybody and stay above mundane struggles to maintain the divine right to rule. This calls for loyal supporters both in the Crown’s Inner Council and in the field. Advisers and agents of the Crown to deal with the dark times at hand. This is the Great Game, my friends.

Who could be a better protagonist in your story? Continue reading “The Sword of the Crown”

The Way of the Sellsword

“Back to the company. Back to business. Back to the parade of years. Back to the annals. Back to fear.”

– Glen Cook, The Black Company (1984)

Mercenaries and mercenary stories are probably the most basic fantasy tales in a world with lots of rain and morally dubious characters. Sellswords are mercenaries – soldiers for hire. The way of the sellsword – a life of war on the road – is a hard one, but offer a high reward for those who survive. Continue reading “The Way of the Sellsword”