Excellent! A nice, simple and not too weird or outlandish town that can very easily be used. (Don't get me wrong, I love reading the outlandish ones but they're often a lot more unique and hard to slip in to your own game). A town grown up around a saint; the festivals, places of interest and curiosities (I can see my PCs getting really worked up over the cat); it is all great. Interestingly, I got a somewhat eastern European feel from the town; I'm not sure why - possibly from the patron saints and processions. Go to Comment
I like this post quite alot. The One True Faith doesnt need much detail IMHO, it is simply another incarnation of the massive and faceless Religious Bureaucracy. I like the way the town has its processions and would be martyrs and such. Very nice touches. Go to Comment
Use a bold font on the headers, that will make the paragraphs stand out more.
This is a great first submission Murometz, neither very cliched or overly fantastic. True to the challenge's terms. I would like to know a few tidbits about the "One Faith", just a summary to get an impression on what it's about. the essentials if you will.
what can I say? A nice little town with lots of detail and affection thrown in. How can I resist that?
If I would pick on anything it would be that this town sounds a bit... dreary. You could have spiced up your tale with hints of danger or adventure scattered throughout, but even without that this is a wonderful tale.
Well done Murometz. Decidedly a winning first time post. Go to Comment
Dreary might have been a poor choice for words, but as a GM I always look for some activities to spice up a location. I see your reasoning and I notice the result is good, but still... A place in which nothing happens will quickly grow old methinks. Go to Comment
I like it, It's a queer little town that I wouldn't mind using. It only has two flaws that I can see, the lack of description on the religion (which can be remedied by another article if you want to type it up) and the sheer size of the thing, otherwise I'm glad such a great poster has joind us. Go to Comment
This is the perfect little town situated in the middle of no-where that the PCs may pass thorough on thier way somewhere more grand. I can think up a few little plot hooks to use here. Nothing much, just some busy work for the PCs to do that may earn them a bit of coin n their way and give them a bit of RP. I think it would add a good change of pace to most any campaign. It can't all be high adventure, after all. More often then not, it is those little non-adventures that the players look back on most fondly. :-D Go to Comment
I'm trying to bold the headings but for some reason it's not working.
MJS- In a nutshell...The One True Faith is not so much a religion as it is a unifying religious concept, the tenets of which were developed and created by a few elite individuals (in my world), who saw the need to control the people politically and spiritually. There are so many religions, deities, cults, and pagan beliefs in this world, that certain large governments and tyrants realized the imperative need (for the sake of simply ruling the populace efectively if nothing else!) of a centralized system. The One True Faith does not deny any other gods or religions (YET!!-The Inquisition is coming later). It simply preaches that behind every deity, demigod, or religion there is one underlying FORCE...or "THE SOURCE", as the One True Faith has named it. THE SOURCE is not a personification but an IDEAL! All the gods came form THE SOURCE, and the One True Faith attempts to quantify and qualify this concept, hoping that slowly, over an admittedly long period of time spaning many generations, people will let go of their "pagan" beliefs (Its a relatively new religion) and have one monotheistic (or one might say pantheistic) belief system. Again, mainly for the sake of "real world" politics.
Of course this seemingly benign, passive-aggressive plan of conversion, wouldn't necessarily stop a man like Earl Garmon Cabbagestalk from translating the One True Faith pragmatically, using it to further his own agenda.
Yikes!- Not sure I explained this well (?)
I am always reminded of Emperor Constantine, when he gathered the various christian scholars and holy men of the time, gathered all the various writings and scriptures, and "banged out" one defining bible and belief system for Christianity. I understand that is not exactly the same thing as I described above, but nevertheless I'm reminded of it. Go to Comment
wow! dreary...Everything about this town seems to evoke the opposite for me. Its cheery! :D
But yes, there are no plot hooks of any kind, amd no adventure (necessarily). That was done on purpose too actually. Its a place for PCs to unwind. My players challenged me to come up with something like this. No danger (necessarily), no adventure, but flavorful.
I very much appreciate you reading this. First one is always special I guess :) Go to Comment