Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hirenmadoring Q&A

Clan Questionnaire For Hirenmadoring Clans

Pentan clans practise a wide variety of religious and economic lifestyles, and have a bewildering array of relationships and taboos.  These questionnaires depict those peoples who draw upon the overall Hirenmadoring heritage.

All Hirenmadoring  clans have shrines to Kargzant and Gamara, and their economies include Hunting and Horse Herding.

1  In the beginning we were amongst the Zaytenerae, and knew the glorious radiance.  Which     blessing of those days do you still carry in your hearts?

a  It was bright
b  It was perfect
c  No one went hungry
d  Lust was mutual
e  Children were both wanted and loved
f  People and animals spoke together
g  People and animals served as each other's food

Answers
a  Two checks to the Fire rune
b  Two checks to Puritanical virtue, and one to the Stasis rune
c   Two checks to Content virtue and one to the Life rune
d  Two checks to Chaste virtue and one to the Life rune
e  Two checks to Caring virtue, and one to the Life rune
f  Two checks to the Beast rune, and one to the Communication rune
g  Two checks to the Harmony rune


2  Of all the Zaytenerae one was greatest, the one we have learned to name the Imperial Sun.
    Which of the Kargzant's many virtues do you hold most important?
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Jenarong-era statue of Kargzant

a  He shone internally
b  He grew stronger in the Darkness
c  He gave advice that enabled us to live
d  He led our war parties
e  He made the laws for the genders
f  He appointed the first judges
g  He made the Ancestral Division
h  He brings good weather
i  He releases the souls of the dead from the Underworld

Answers
a  One check to the Fire and Mastery runes, one to Magic resource, and 2 to Pious
     virtue
b  Two checks to the Mastery rune and to Pious virtue, one to the Fire rune and Morale
     resource
c  2 Checks to the Truth rune and the Wise virtue, one to Wealth resource
d  2 Checks to the Death rune and to Courage virtue, one to War resource
e  2 Checks to the Law rune, one to the Harmony rune, Content virtue and Peace resource
f  2 checks to the Law rune and the Obedient virtue
g  2 checks to the Traditionalist virtue
h  One check to the Morale and Wealth virtues
i  2 checks to the Spirit rune, one to the Magic and Morale virtues


3  Kargzant defeated Kuroskus, flinging him to the earth and destroying the plain of ice.
     The waters filled the lake and overflowed it.  Since then the identity of that lake has been
     a matter of debate amongst our the tribes' sages and shamans.

a  Hail Kargzant!  He flung Kuroskus down.
b  Hail Kargzant!  He defeats the Blue People
c  From Kuroskus wreck came many waters
d  We had to overcome the waters that flowed over the land

Answers
a  2  Checks to the Proud virtue.      The clan Despise Lodrilli.
b  One check to the Magic resource.  The clan Hate Blue People
c  2 Checks to the Water rune
d  Check to Fire rune and War resource


4  The Darkness is not one thing, but many.  At one point or another most of these tried to
     force Kargzant from his chosen path, to waylay or seduce him.  The Two Darks tried to
     destroy him, one from in front and one from behind.  Which victory was most important?

a  That ahead of him
b  That behind him
c  He defeated both!

Answers
a  One check each to the Fire rune and the Proud and Courage virtues
b  One check each to the Fire rune and the Wise and Arrogant virtues
c  One check each to the Fire and Mastery runes and the Pious virtue
 


5  We are descended from a line of great and mighty Gods, Demi-gods and Heroes.
    Which Great Tale of the Starlight Wanderer do you most enjoy?

a  Bringing Together The Broken World
b  Captain of All The Star Captains
c  The One Whom The Shargash Cannot Break
d  The Bringer Of Light To The World
e  The Moulder Of The Survivors Into A People
f  The Taking Of The River Valley

Answers
a  One check to Morale resource and the Wise virtue
b  One check to the Star and Mastery runes and to the War resource
c  One check to the War resource.    Ancient Enemy: Alkothings
d  One check to Fire and Horse runes
e  One check to Morale resource, Proud and Pious virtues
f  One check to the War resource and the Content virtue


6  Which Great Song of Kuranits do you sing to follow that Great Tale?

a  The Conquest Of The EstJedde 
b  Turning Back the Demons of Darkness
c  Overcoming The Mighty Flood
d  Slaying the Vakkos

Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Rinliddins         Two checks to the Horse rune
b  Ancient Enemy: Digijelm            One check to the Fire rune
c  One check to Water rune
d  One check to the War resource and to Courage virtue


7  After a Great Tale and a Great Song, we flute and sing of Targos and the great and 
    terrible events that he faced.  Which song do you practise with greatest energy and
    why?

a  To again enslave the Eferventes
b  To keep the Light from falling again
c  To preserve our food animals from capture
d  To preserve the riding horses from raiders
e  To remember the shame of necessity, when we ate human flesh
f  To empower the hunt of the beast-people

Answers
a  One check to Wealth resource.  The clan Despise Reindeer Hsunchen.  Economy: Slaving
b  Lose two checks to each of Fire, Light, Pious and Magic
c  Lose Peace and Morale checks                Check to Life rune
d  Lose Wealth and Morale checks             Check to Horse rune
e  Lose Morale check.  Three checks to Callous virtue.  The clan Despise Cannibals
f  Three checks to Ruthless virtue.  Ancient Enemy: Hsunchen


8  During the Darkness and into the pre-Dawn light there were many shifting alliances.
     Which of these do you still observe in tale and ritual?

a  Hyalorings
b  Targosites
c  Elz Astians
d  Mostali
e  Rinliddins
f  Kostaddins
g  Lodrilli
h  Darjinni
i  Naverians
j  Darsenites
k  Birini
l   None

Answers
a-k  Ancient Friend: [ ]
l  Lose Morale check


9  Similarly, there were many enemies.  Far too many on occasion.  We all have harrowing
    tales, but which enemy still chills your heart in those stories?

a  Digijelm
b  Our own kin
c  Hyalorings
d  Undead
e  Targosites
f  Elz Astians
g  Birini
h  Lodrilli
i  Darsenites
j  Naverians
k  Darjiini
l  Kostaddins
m  Mostali


Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Digijelm             One check to Fire rune
b  Lose Morale and Peace checks.   3 checks to Suspicious virtue
c-m  Ancient Enemy: [ ]

10  The Sankenites rose against their natural Lords, and started a rebellion that      
      consumed the river valley.  The wars were many and confused, but eventually we decided
      to leave the rebels in the ruins they had created, where once had been fertile grazing.
     
All clans Hate Sankenites, but what else matters from that time?
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The Queen of Kestinaddi upon her favoured mount

a  They allied the Ten Princes
b  They took the land around Raibanth
c  They took Kestinaddi
d  Eusibus of Alkoth made a pact
e  Raibanth fell.

Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Dara Happans
b  Lose Wealth & Morale checks
c  Ancient Enemy: Rinliddins
d  3 Checks to Pragmatic virtue               The clan Despise Alkothings
e  Lose 2 Wealth checks                             The clan Hate Raibanthi


11  For a long time we were able to ignore the west, but eventually strange notions started 
      entering the heads of our neighbours, and dragon banners sprouted everywhere!  Those 
      who worshipped the dragons came into our lands for a while.  At the same time two of
      our tribal confederacies started to rise to prominence.  What do you think was most
      significant in that time?

a  The EWF traders
b  The EWF missionaries
c  The contacts we made to the south 
d  The predictable destruction of the EWF
e  The rise of the Char-Un
f   The trouble caused by the Char-Un
g  The contacts we made to the south-west

Answers
a  2 checks to the Communication rune, one to Wealth resource. 
    Ancient Friends: Dragonewts
b  The clan Fear Draconic Magics.  One check to Puritanical and Suspicious virtues.
c   Ancient Enemy: Votanki
d  Check to Peace resource.  The clan Despise EWF.
e  Ancient Friend: Char-Un
f   Ancient Enemy: Char-Un. 
g  Ancient Enemy: Vanchites


12  The western nations gathered together and attacked the dragon-lovers.  The Great
      Slaughter followed, and we were not bothered by them for many, many years, although
      we were able to roam far and wide over lands emptied of priests and soldiers.  Did you 
      make any relationships in that time that matter to you today?

a  We made contacts with our ancient relatives
b  We traded with the bull-worshippers
c  We traded with the dog-worshippers
d  We traded with the new sun-worshippers
e  We raided the bull-worshippers
f  We raided the dog-worshippers
g  We raided the new sun-worshippers
h  We destroyed the walkers who had the effrontery to claim to be our kin!
i  We roved in the north
j  We roved in the south
k  We roved in the east

Answers
a  Ancient Friend: Zarkosites     One check to Morale resource and Traditionalist virtue.
    Economy: Goat herding
b  Ancient Friend: Carmanians  One check to Wealth resource.   Economy: Cattle herding
c  Ancient Friend: Sairdites         One check to Wealth resource    Economy: Dog breeding
d  Ancient Friend: Balazarings    
e  Ancient Enemy: Carmanians   Lose one Beast check
f  Ancient Enemy: Sairdites          Lose one Beast check
g  Ancient Enemy: Balazarings    
h  One check to Arrogant virtue and to War resource.   The clan Hate Zarkosites
i   One check to Fire rune.            Ancient Enemy: Hollri      Ancient Enemy: Uzhim
j   Ancient Enemy: Praxians
k  One check to Fire rune             Ancient Enemy: Digijelm


13  We are a people of pure ancestry, yet of sometimes separate histories .  However, each             clan knows its own ancestors and history.  How do you think of yourselves?

a  We are the people of Jenarong
b  We protected Raibanth from the Digijelm
c  We protected Raibanth from the Aldryami
d  We protected Raibanth from the demons of the fifth Hell
e  We are the people who subjugated Alkoth
f  We are the remnant of the Shadzorings
g  We are a clan that combines the traditions of all, made from the fragments of many

Answers
a  One Check to Arrogant virtue and Morale resource
b  Ancient Enemy: Digijelm       Change Stasis checks to Protection rune
c  Ancient Enemy: Aldryami      Change Stasis checks to Protection rune
d  Ancient Enemy: Demons       Change Stasis checks to Protection rune
e  The clan Despise Alkothings 
f  Ancient Friends: Alkothings     Shrine: Shargash   Change Courage checks to Rage virtue
g  Delete all Arrogant, Proud, and Traditionalist checks


14  Agartu Say adopted the name and title of Sheng Seleris and established the Great
      Khanate.  He swept away his enemies to east, south, and west, and showed us how
      great we can be when we unite as the peoples of Pent.  We fought many, and looted
      many.  He led his trusted horde to the Red Moon itself, and took the riches there.
      In the end, however, he fell to the clutches of Yara, since she punishes greatest as
      least.  Which of the many exploits of those years do you best remember?
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Teshnan portrayal of the invasion 

a  Sweeping through the Dragon Empire
b  Crushing the Elephant Masters
c  Sailing to the Sunrise Kingdom
d  Returning to our ancestral lands
e  Crushing the Red Empire
f  Smiting the Sable Riders
g  Warring with the Blue Darkness
h  Smashing the Mad Sultanate
i   Looting the Moon
j  Sacking Jord's Eye
k  Renewing old rivalries
l  Sheng's spiritual glory
m  Sheng's fall from grace





Answers
a  Recent Enemy: Kralorelans                     2 checks to Wealth resource
b  Recent Enemy: Teshnans                         2 checks to Wealth resource
c  Recent Enemy: Vormaini                         The clan Fear East Wind
d  Recent Enemy: Dara Happans               Checks to Wealth and Magic resources
e  Recent Enemy: Lunars                             Checks to War and Wealth resources
f  Recent Enemy: Sable Riders
g  Recent Enemy: Blue Moon Digijelm      The clan Hate Digijelm
h  Recent Enemy: Mad Sultanate                The clan Drive Out The Insane
i  Recent Enemy: Lunars                               2 Checks to Magic and Wealth resources
j  Recent Enemy: Mostali                              Checks to War and Wealth resources
k  Recent Eenemy: Alkothings                     Recent Enemy: Sylilans
l  2 checks to Magic resource.                       Shrine: Sheng Seleris   
    All Pious and Obedient checks become Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
m  Lose Magic and Pious checks                 Arrogant and Proud checks become Humble virtue


15  Although Sheng fell, we were still a power in all of the lands of his Empire.  When did you
      choose to return to the steppes?

a  With his death
b  After the battle of Carantes
c  After the battle of Yuthuppa
d  When Godunya regained his full power
e  When rebels made peace impossible in the west
f  When rebels made peace impossible in the east
g  When rebels made peace impossible in the south
h  When rebels made peace impossible in Doblian
i  After the battle of the Iron Fences
j  After the Nights of Horror

Answers
a  The clan Fear Lunars
b  The clan Hate Lunars and Fear Lunar Magics
c  The clan Hate Yuthuppans and Fear Aronius Jaranthir Cultists
    Lose a check to War and Wealth.
d  The clan Fear Godunya                  Lose a Magic check
e  Recent Enemy: Lunars                   Lose a Peace check
f  Recent Enemy: Kralorelans           Lose a Peace check
g  Recent Enemy: Teshnans              Lose a Peace check
h  The clan Hate Hon-Eel Cultists
i  The clan Fear Hon-Eel Cultists     Lose 2 Morale checks
j  Recent Friend: Orathorn                Lose 2 checks from each resource 


16  The Path of Fire is the way all males have grown into the clan.  Yet not all the spirits
      and deities we know are followed equally in each clan.  To which of the Path do your 
      shamans maintain a shrine?

a  Jenarong, Zayteneras, Kuranits and Hirenmador
 Jenarong, Zayteneras, Kuranits, Hirenmador and Vettebbe
c  Jenarong, Kuranits and Vettebbe
d  Kuranits, Hirenmador and Vettebbe

Answers:  All have a shrine to each listed
a  No other effect
b  Change Fire checks to Star rune 
c  No other effect
d  2 checks to Competetive virtue


17  The Path of Earth is the way all females have grown into the clan.  Yet not all the spirits
      and deities we know are followed equally in each clan.  To which of the Path do your 
      shamans maintain a shrine?

a  Charai, Reydalde and Oijampek
b  Charai & Oijampek

Answers:  All have a shrine to each listed
a  Recent Friend: Holayans
b  No effect


18  The Path of Dawn and Dusk is the way for all those who are less concerned with their
      gender roles than their service to the clan.  Yet not all the spirits and deities we know 
      are followed equally in each clan.  To which of the Path do your shamans maintain a 
      shrine?

a  Badask & Oigirkuru
b  Folarene & Duyodoya
c  Tunal & Yunal
d  All six
e  None

Answers:  All have a shrine to each listed
a  Checks to Wealth and Morale resources
b  Check to Peace resource
c  Check to Competitive virtue
d  No other effect
e  Check to Magic resource

After Question 18 the paths diverge, dependent upon whether the clan lives in the west, centre or east of Pent



Western Sequence

Balbal.jpg19    The Path of Hell is the way for all those whose
         minds and lives are too disturbed to conform to 
         the normal structure of the clan.  Yet not all the 
         spirits and deities we know to be in the 
         Underworld are followed equally in each clan.  
         To which of the Path do your shamans maintain 
         a shrine?

a  The 3 Guardians and the Vile Demons
b  She of Wrath
c  The Mother of the Soul Eater
d  Gorgorma
e  Argoom
f  Yara and the Mother of Yara
g  Yara and Argoom
h  None.  We prefer to forget them


Answers: A shrine to each of those listed
a  Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune 
b  Change all Courage checks to Wrathful virtue
c  Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune
d  Change all Spirit  checks to Disorder rune, & change all Pious checks to Vengeful virtue
e   Change all Fire checks to Shadow rune            Economy: Slaving
f   Change all Pious checks to Pessimist virtue
g   3 Checks to Callous virtue
h  Change all Pious checks to Optimist virtue


20  In all of our wanderings we occasionally come across another spirit who our shamans
       do not stop us honouring.  While few of any clan would actually follow a spirit that was            outside the Paths, some do.  Does your clan have a shrine to any other spirit?

a  Aldrya
b  Oakfed
c  Mostal
d  Waha
e  No!  We are pure
f  An independent spirit cult
g  Karesk the Hawk

Answers
a  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Fear Aldryami
b  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Fear Steppe Fires
c  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Fear Mostali
d  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Fear Praxians
e  Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
f   Shrine                                      
g  Shrine                                       (Add to the Path of Fire spirits)


21  Sheng brought other peoples on to the steppes as part of his army.  While most went
      home, some stayed and built homes reminiscent of those they had left behind, while 
      others adopted the Pentan lifestyle.  What is your attitude towards them?

a  We despise them all
b  We prey upon them all
c  We trade with those who are useful
d  They, like us, are part of the Seleran Empire

Answers
a  Check to Arrogant virtue                           The clan Despise Sheng's Imported Pentans
b  Check to Wealth resource and Ruthless and Callous virtues
c  Check to Wealth resource                          Lose Traditionalist check
d  Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue    Optimist virtue


22  The Hyalorings are not as we are, but they have adopted the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived correctly for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       How do you view them?

a  We hate them
b  We compete with them
c  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
d  We are allied to them

Answers
a  Recent Enemy: Hyalorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hyalorings                              One Check to Peace resource


23  The Targosites are kin from deepest antiquity, before Time began to be measured.
       Therefore friendship and emnity comes with great impact.  How do you view them?

a  We compete with them
b  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
c  We are allied to them
d  We hate them

Answers
a  Check to Competitive virtue
b  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
c  Recent Friend: Targosites                              Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Targosites                             Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Targosites


 
24  The Korer and the Char-Un are Targosite kin, but different.  What of them?
 
a  We remember the Char-Un in our nightmares 
b  We rejoice that the Char-Un were enslaved in the west  
c  We fear the Korer's brutality
d  We imitate the Korer's brutality
e  We loathe the Korer's brutality
 

Answers
a  Fear Char-Un
b  No effect
c  Fear Korer
d  Change Courage checks to Brutal virtue
e  Hate Korer
 

25  There are many peoples around the fringe of Pent.  Which of them are important to you?

a  Zarkosites
b  Balazarings
c  Aldryami
d  Mostali
e  Imtherites
f   None of them
g  We need none but ourselves!

Answers
a-e Recent Friend [ ]
f    No effect
g     Morale resource                                Check to Proud virtue


26  Still more of them stand as our bitter foes.  While you have raided many & been
       punished by some, one may have emerged as your true enemy.  Which?
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Battle between armoured warriors

a  Dara Happans
b  Mostali
c  Balazarings
d  Zarkosites
e  Digijelm
f  Rinliddins
g  Aldryami
h  Hsunchen
i  None, thankfully

Answers
a-h Recent Enemy: [ ]
i     Check to Peace resource


27  There are monstrous things upon the plains.  You have faced them all, some more
       than others, each far too often.  Which of them is worst?

a  Chaos Gaggles
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal
e  They are all vile

Answers  
a  The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Chaos Gaggle   
b  The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Urgarugar
c  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
d  The clan Fear Romal
e  2 Checks to Eternal Battle rune                       The clan Hate Chaos


28  Sheng Seleris brought the Zolathi Way with him, showing how all of life is slavery and
       humiliation and torment can become the gateway to freedom and illumination.  Few
       amongst us have accepted it, and even fewer walk the Way.  How do you view it?

a  We have adopted the Way
b  We acknowledge and allow it
c  We ignore it
d  We fear it
e  It weakens those who follow it
f  The Dara Happan mystics mock it, and with it, us!

Answers
a  Zolathi Dojo present.  2 checks to Mysticism rune.  2 Pious virtue.  Lose all Magic checks
b  The clan Accept Zolathi
c  No effect
d  The clan Fear Zolathi
e  The clan Despise Zolathi.  Check to Magic resource.  
    Delete all Loyal to Sheng Seleris checks.
f  Hate Dara Happan Mystics                                             Check to Proud virtue


29  The Hero Wars are coming, indeed some claim they are already here!
       Prophecies abound, and hopes and fears are many.  What do you want to do?

a  Bring Sheng Back
b  Punish the Lunars
c  Retake Jenarong's land

Answers
a  The clan Hate Yara Cultists                       Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue      
b  The clan Hate Lunars                                 Check to Vengeful virtue          
c  Recent Enemy: Dara Happans                  Change Optimist checks to Traditionalist virtue


30  The Red Hair Tribe are a punishment, an insult, and a tragedy for our people.
       However, that is a matter of Imperial Lunar intent.  How do you view the members
       of the Tribe themselves?

a  They are damned traitors!
b  Deluded dupes.
c  Useful traders
d  Useful informants
e  Our secret weapon
f  Wrongful wielders of Kastok's Lance

Answers
a  The clan Hate Red Hair Tribe
b  The clan Pity Red Hair Tribe
c  Check to Wealth resource
d  Check to Morale resource
e  Recent Friend: Red Hair Tribesfolk                    The clan Despise Lunars
f  The clan Fear Red Hair Tribe Magic



Central Sequence

19    The Path of Hell has come to have importance since we hold many of the lands around 
         the Hellcrack.  Yet not all the spirits and deities we know to be in the Underworld are 
         followed equally in each clan.  To which of the Path do your shamans maintain 
         a shrine?
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Sheng dealing with Demons

a  The 3 Guardians and the Vile Demons
b  She of Wrath and Gorgorma
c  The Mother of the Soul Eater, Yara and Argoom
d  All of them
e  None.  We prefer to forget them
f  Some people will delve far too deeply....

Answers: A shrine to each of those listed
a  Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune 
b  Change all Courage checks to Wrathful virtue
c  Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune and all Horse checks to Shadow rune   
d  Change all Spirit, Stasis, Movement and Life checks to the Hell rune                  
 Change all Pious checks to Optimist virtue
f  Check to Pious and Puritanical vitues   The clan Distrust The Path Of Hell


20  In all of our wanderings we occasionally come across another spirit who our shamans
       do not stop us honouring.  While few of any clan would actually follow a spirit that was            outside the Paths, some do.  Does your clan have a shrine to any other spirit?

a  Oakfed
b  Waha
c  No!  We are pure
d  An independent spirit cult
e  A landscape spirit cult
f  Karesk the Hawk

Answers
a  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Fear Steppe Fires
b  Propitiatory Shrine               The clan Hate Tricksters
c  Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
d  Shrine                                      
e  Shrine                                       Check to Wealth resource
f   Shrine                                       (Add to the Path of Fire spirits)


21  Sheng brought other peoples on to the steppes as part of his army.  While most went
      home, some stayed and built homes reminiscent of those they had left behind, while 
      others adopted the Pentan lifestyle.  What is your attitude towards them?

a  We despise them all
b  We prey upon them all
c  We trade with those who are useful
d  We respect those who have adapted to the proper steppe existence
e  They, like us, are part of the Seleran Empire

Answers
a  Check to Arrogant virtue                           The clan Despise Sheng's Imported Pentans
b  Check to Wealth resource and Ruthless and Callous virtues
c  Check to Wealth resource                          Lose Traditionalist check
d  The clan Despise Sedentary Peoples       Pessimist virtue
e  Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue    Optimist virtue


22  The Hyalorings are not as we are, but they have adopted the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived correctly for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       How do you view them?

a  We hate them
b  We compete with them
c  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
d  We are allied to them

Answers
a  Recent Enemy: Hyalorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hyalorings                              One Check to Peace resource


23  The Targosites are kin from deepest antiquity, before Time began to be measured.
       Therefore friendship and emnity comes with great impact.  How do you view them?

a  We compete with them
b  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
c  We are allied to them
d  We hate them

Answers
a  Check to Competitive virtue
b  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
c  Recent Friend: Targosites                                          Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Targosites                                         Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Targosites


24   Pent is divided into many areas, and not all are alike. 

a  We fear westerners
b  We fear easterners
c  We despise northerners
d  We distrust westerners
e  We distrust easterners
f  We distrust northerners
g  We are suspicious of them all
h  We have no particular opinions

Answers
a  Fear Western Pentans
b  Fear Eastern Pentans
c  Despise Northern Pentans
d  Distrust Western Pentans
e  Distrust Eastern Pentans
f  Distrust Northern Pentans
g  Suspicious virtue
h  No effect


25  There are many peoples around the fringe of Pent, but none of significance in the centre.  
a  We are surrounded by enemies!
b  We have no friends
c  We need none but ourselves!

Answers
a   Lose 2 Peace and 2 Morale checks     Change Optimist checks to Fatalist virtue
b   No effect
c   Check to Morale resource and two checks to Proud virtue


26  Some here are our bitterest foes.  While you have raided many & been
       punished by some, one may have emerged as your true enemy.  Which?

a  Digijelm
b  Hollri
c  Uzhim
d  Praxians
e  None, thankfully

Answers
a-d  Recent Enemy: [ ]
e     Check to Peace resource


27  There are monstrous things upon the plains.  You have faced them all, some more
       than others, each far too often.  Which of them is worst?

a  Chaos Gaggles
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal
e  Who cares?  Kill them all!

Answers  
a  The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Chaos Gaggle  
b  The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Urgarugar
c  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
d  Lose all Darkness and Shadow checks           The clan Fear Romal
e  3 checks to Fanatical virtue, 2 to Eternal Battle rune and one to War resource         


28  Sheng Seleris brought the Zolathi Way with him, showing how all of life is slavery and
       humiliation and torment can become the gateway to freedom and illumination.  Few
       amongst us have accepted it, and even fewer walk the Way.  How do you view it?

a  We have adopted the Way
b  We acknowledge and allow it
c  We ignore it
d  We fear it
e  It weakens those who follow it
f  We are unsure of it

Answers
a  Zolathi Dojo present.  2 checks to Mysticism rune.  2 Pious virtue.  Lose all Magic checks
b  The clan Accept Zolathi
c  No effect
d  The clan Fear Zolathi
e  The clan Despise Zolathi.  Check to Magic resource.  
    Delete all Loyal to Sheng Seleris checks.
f  The clan Distrust Zolathi


29  The Hero Wars are coming, indeed some claim they are already here!
       Prophecies abound, and hopes and fears are many.  What do you want to do?

a  Bring Sheng Back
b  Punish the Lunars
c  Push down into Prax

Answers
a  The clan Hate Yara Cultists                       Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue      
b  The clan Hate Lunars                                 Check to Vengeful virtue          
c  The clan Hate Praxians


30  The Red Hair Tribe are a punishment, an insult, and a tragedy for our people.
       However, that is a matter of Imperial Lunar intent.  How do you view the members
       of the Tribe themselves?

a  They are damned traitors!
b  Deluded dupes.
c  Useful traders
d  Useful informants
e  Our secret weapon
f  Wrongful wielders of Kastok's Lance

Answers
a  The clan Hate Red Hair Tribe                              The clan Hate Lunars
b  The clan Pity Red Hair Tribe                                The clan Hate Lunars
c  Check to Wealth resource
d  Check to Morale resource
e  Recent Friend: Red Hair Tribesfolk                    The clan Despise Lunars
f  The clan Fear Red Hair Tribe Magic


Eastern Sequence

19    There are many points of contact between our way of life and that of our neighbours in 
        Chern Durel.  Our Great Contests can even be held there, and they worship a sun god 
        who was found on the steppe.  How close have you been in the past?

a  We share trade on a regular basis
b  We have learned to propitiate the dead sun they follow
c  We have learned to propitiate the devouring sun they worship
d  They do not ride
e  Close enough to contest for the Jankley Bore
f  We detest them and their dark masters

Answers
a  Recent Friend: Chern Durelites
b  Propitiatory Shrine: Black Sun                            
c  Propitiatory Shrine: Blood Sun                            
d  The clan Despise Chern Durelites                       Check to Arrogant virtue
e  Recent Enemy: Chern Durelites
f  The clan Hate Chern Durelites and Hate Digijelm        


20  In all of our wanderings we occasionally come across another spirit who our shamans do not stop us honouring.  While few of any clan would actually follow a spirit that was
outside the Paths, some do.  Does your clan have a shrine to any other spirit?
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Shaman propitiating Waha

a  The Eternal Dragons
b  Waha
c   No!  We are pure
d  An independent spirit cult
e  Karesk the Hawk
f  One of the Hsunchen Cults
g  A landscape spirit cult





Answers
a  Propitiatory Shrine: Eternal Dragons  
b  Propitiatory Shrine: Waha                      The clan Hate Tricksters   
c   Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
d   Shrine                  
e  Shrine                                  (Add to the Path of Fire spirits)
f  Propitiatory Shrine: [ ]                              
g  Shrine                                  Check to Wealth resource


21  Sheng brought other peoples on to the steppes as part of his army.  While most went
      home, some stayed and built homes reminiscent of those they had left behind, while 
      others adopted the Pentan lifestyle.  What is your attitude towards them?

a  We despise them all
b  We prey upon them all
c  We trade with those who are useful
d  We respect those who have adapted to the proper steppe existence
e  They, like us, are part of the Seleran Empire
f  They have proved more resilient than we imagined
g  We have learned to keep our distance 

Answers
a  Check to Arrogant virtue                           The clan Despise Sheng's Imported Pentans
b  Check to Wealth resource and Ruthless and Callous virtues
c  Check to Wealth resource                                      Lose Traditionalist check
d  The clan Despise Sedentary Peoples                   Check to Pessimist virtue
e  Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris and to Optimist virtue
f  The clan Respect Sheng's Imported Pentans
g  The clan Distrust Sheng's Imported Pentans



22  The Hyalorings are not as we are, but they have adopted the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived correctly for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       How do you view them?

a  We hate them
b  We compete with them
c  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
d  We are allied to them
e  We retain our ancient attitude

Answers
a  Recent Enemy: Hyalorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hyalorings                              One Check to Peace resource
e  Check to Traditionalist virtue



23  The Targosites are kin from deepest antiquity, before Time began to be measured.
       Therefore friendship and emnity comes with great impact.  How do you view them?

a  We compete with them
b  We are all part of the Seleran Empire
c  We are allied to them
d  We hate them
e  We retain our ancient attitudes

Answers
a  Check to Competitive virtue
b  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
c  Recent Friend: Targosites                              Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Targosites                             Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Targosites
e  Check to Traditionalist virtue

24  Many say that the Path of Fire has failed us, and that the time has come to move beyond
       our ancient ways if we are to defeat the Empires that surround us.  They have brought 
       together the greater storm spirits of the steppe to form the Path of the Storm.
       How have you reacted to this?

a  It is not our way.  That lies on the Path of Fire
b  A very few have joined them
c  They are not a major issue

Answers
a  Checks to Proud and Traditionalist virtues      The clan Despise Path of the Storm
b  The clan Tolerate Path of the Storm                  
c  No effect


25  There are many peoples around the fringe of Pent.  Which of them are important to you?

a  Chern Durelites

b  Hsunchen
c  Kralorelans
d  None of them!
e  They are all filth!

Answers
a-c  Recent Friend [ ]
d     No effect
h     Delete any positive relationship with any of a-c.  
       Change Proud checks to Arrogance virtue


26  Still more of them stand as our bitter foes.  While you have raided many & been
       punished by some, one may have emerged as your true enemy.  Which?

a  Praxians
b  Gor-Dun
c  Chern Durelites
d  Kralorelans
e  Hollri
f   Uzhim
g  Digijelm
h  Hsunchen                                         
  None, thankfully

Answers
a-g Recent Enemy: [ ]
h    Recent Enemy: Hsunchen                       Delete any hunting prohibition
i     Check to Peace resource


27  There are monstrous things upon the plains.  You have faced them all, some more
       than others, each far too often.  Which of them is worst?
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a  Fell Wolf
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal
e  Huan To
f  Pocharngans
g  We are embattled on all sides!

Answers  
a  The clan Fear Fell Wolf   
b  The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Urgarugar
c  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
d  The clan Fear Romal
e  The clan Hate Huan To and Hate Ghouls
f   3 checks to Eternal Battle runes                            The clan Hate Chaos
g  Change Pessimist checks to Xenophobic virtue


28  Sheng Seleris brought the Zolathi Way with him, showing how all of life is slavery and
       humiliation and torment can become the gateway to freedom and illumination.  Few
       amongst us have accepted it, and even fewer walk the Way.  How do you view it?

a  We have adopted the Way
b  We acknowledge and allow it
c  We ignore it
d  We fear it
e  It weakens those who follow it
f  We have adopted it in its fullness
g  It is a Kralorelan Perversion

Answers
a  Zolathi Dojo present.  3 checks to Mysticism rune.  2 Pious virtue.  
b  The clan Accept Zolathi
c  No effect
d  The clan Fear Zolathi
e  The clan Despise Zolathi.  Check to Magic resource.  
    Delete all Loyal to Sheng Seleris checks.
f   Zolathi Dojo present.  4 checks to Mysticism rune.  3 Aescetic virtue
    Change Pessimist & Fatalist checks to Optimist virtue
g  The clan Despise Zolathi and Hate Kralorelans  2 checks to Puritanical virtue
     Change Pious checks to Fanatical virtue


29  The Hero Wars are coming, indeed some claim they are already here!
       Prophecies abound, and hopes and fears are many.  What do you want to do?

a  Bring Sheng Back
b  Punish the Kralorelans

Answers
a  The clan Hate Yara Cultists                       Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue      
b  The clan Hate Kralorelans and Fear Dragons                       
    2 Checks to Vengeful virtue                       Delete 'Hate Sankenites'   


30  The Red Hair Tribe are a punishment, an insult, and a tragedy for our people.
       However, that is a matter of Imperial Lunar intent.  How do you view the members
       of the Tribe themselves?

a  They are damned traitors!
b  Deluded dupes.
c  Useful traders
d  Useful informants
e  Wrongful wielders of Kastok's Lance
f  Our clan spirit is alert to their presence
g  We have adapted to their trading patterns

Answers
a  The clan Hate Red Hair Tribe                          Check to War resource
b  The clan Pity Red Hair Tribe                           Check to Morale resource
c  Check to Wealth resource
d  Check to Morale resource
e  The clan Fear Red Hair Tribe Magic               Lose Magic check
f  Guardian Ability:  Sense Red Hair Tribe Nearby
g  Wealth resource      Economy: Trading            Recent Friend: Red Hair Tribe


Interpreting the results:

The highest two runes are those 'governing' the clan and its future.
The highest three virtues (four if two tie for third)
Resources are allotted in the usual manner, except that wealth may never be the highest rating.
The Economy statements are descriptive, not prescriptive.  All Hirenmadorings will hunt, all will raid for slaves, and all will trade.  The statement indicates a particular interest in that activity.  The presence of non-horse herds indicates that the clan is not of the Pure Horse peoples.

Guardian Abilities are decided from the answers to the following questions:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19, 20 and one related to the two clan runes













1 comment:

  1. Why do Hirenmadorings sing songs about Targos?

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