31- The Hider and the Seeker
A local woman is poking around the bar, nosing her way into
conversations to ask where her husband has gone. He's either hiding
upstairs with a 'companion', ducking his head down in a corner to keep
from being noticed, or being loud and rowdy with Eenie Meenie Miny and
Moe. If his wife finds him, expect a confrontation. For variation, make the Seeker a little girl who has been sent to find daddy and bring him home
from his cups.
32-34 Stanley, Charles and Henry
This is a group of local young rowdies who will flirt
outrageously with any female that walks into the bar, hooting and
hollering even if their advances are turned down. They haven't been
thrown out for harassment yet because their fathers are lesser nobles.
While generally harmless (if annoying), their antics can veer towards
the rough side if they get too much liquor in them. The barmaid is
familiar enough with their habits to both neatly skirt their questing
hands and space out the arrival of their ale to forestall this.
35- The Lucky Girl
Linda, the land baron's beautiful teenage daughter, often frequents this
tavern to gamble at cards with anyone who can withstand her legendary
luck. She's dressed well, riding the line between modest and immodest,
and will greet strangers that near her table with a delighted invitation
to play cards. An accomplished flirt, she disarms many men with her
36-37 The "Not-so-innocent" Company
Suzie and Marlene are a couple of local "companions" who have reached an
understanding with the barkeep. They will flirt coyly with the men here
and offer them "some fun" in an upstairs room. The Seeker privately suspects that her husband is spending time with one of these "trollops", and may start a cat-fight with them if she gets desperate enough.
A truly excellent sub, gentlemen, and one that I will probably be using for some upcoming sessions. You should consider applying the 30 freetext to it, to help other newbies find this gem. In the meantime, here's one of my patented "Smashing Sub of the Day" awards and an HoH, along with a pledge to add to this sometime in the future.
World History - Option C)
When Mathom, the God of Delays,
was cursed by the gods and deposed from his throne, he demanded a fair
trial. Now, several millenia later, the High Court has finally gotten
around to it. By ancient custom all deities must attend a full trial,
so many of them fashioned short-term replacements for themselves to handle their duties while away.
Several centuries later, Mathom's trial is still going, and the Placeholder Gods have grown into their roles. While they started off as little more than automated answering machines or help-desk services, their intelligences and powers have expanded. Some of them have begun to be worshipped in their own right.
See Slys, Die of the Damned for an example.
What will happen if to the Placeholder Gods when Mathom's Trial ends?
If I ever use this, it will probably be as a random encounter. Then, when my players go "wtf??" I can pull out the ready-made backstory to explain the whole thing. Even then, I'd hesitate before springing the monster on them, because I don't really need my players to be questioning my sanity . . . Beautifully written, stunning visuals, but a little too weird for my tastes.