Friday, 22 May 2015

Hyaloring Q&A

Clan Questionnaire for Hyaloring 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 Hyaloring heritage.

All Korer clans have shrines to Kargzant and Gamara, and their economies include Horse Herding.
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Hyaloring memory of the Footstool


1  The Harmonious Realm encompassed all 
    that was good in the world, and the stories
    of its glories still move us.  Which element
    of these stories inspires you?

a  The One City
b  The Footstool
c  The Obeiscence of the Hundred
d  The Making of the Godswall
e  Sheer Perfection

Answers
a  2 checks to the Stasis rune and Morale resource
b  2 Checks to the Pious virtue and the Magic resource
c  2 checks to the Pious and the Obedient virtues
d  2 Magic resource
e  2 Morale resource


2  Perfection was too good to last, and the Emperor was murdered.  Many had worked 
    towards his death, and many of them are with us still.  How does this affect you?

a  We hate rebels
b  We hate death-lovers
c  We hate the blind predator
d  We hate purposeless change
e  We hate corrupting change
f   We hate mindless rage
g  We found fire in the Dark, and took it and used it

Answers
a  The clan Hate Rebels                  Check to Obedient virtue
b  The clan Hate Death Cultists       2 checks to Fertility rune
c  The clan Hate Bat Cultists
d  Check to Stasis rune and two checks to Traditionalist virtue
e  The clan Hate Pocharngans
f   The clan Hate Alkothings
g  3 checks to Fire rune


3  Although time had no meaning, we can still discern differences within the Darkness.
    Which part of the 'Early Tales' matters most to you?

a  Fighting the Flood
b  The Digijelm's rise
c  The reign of Khorventos
d  The reign of Ovosto

Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Osliran River People            2 Courage virtue
b  Ancient Enemy: Digijelm                                Checks to War resource and Fire rune
c  Lose Magic check
d  Ancient Enemy: Kostaddins                           2 Puritanical virtue


4  The ancient perfection was marred in many ways, not least by the fall of cities.
Ishtar-gate-بوابة-عشتار.jpg    Which loss affected you most?
a  Abgammon
b  Senthoros
c  Neither more than the other

Answers
a  Check to Morale value
b  Check to Puritanical virtue
c  Check to Traditionalist virtue



5  Lukarius reigned during the War of Many Suns.  A variety of sun-gods, and their cities,
    vied for the status which the Emperor had before his murder.  What impact did this have
    upon you?

a  We saw Mernita rebel - and fall
b  We were safe within Kargzant's protection
c  We appreciated the value of Unity

Answers
a  Check to War and Magic resources
b  2 Checks to Protection rune.  One check to Fire rune, Pious & Obedient virtues
c  2 checks to Harmony rune      Check to Obedient virtue


6  Urvairinus ranged southwards, and then eastwards, leaving memories behind him.
    What do you most clearly remember him for?

a  We fought the Rams
b  We learnt to keep pigs
c  He gave us laws
d  He is no longer relevant

Answers
a  The clan Hate Sheep Worshippers
b  Economy: Pig Herding
c  2 checks to Law rune                       3 checks to Just virtue
d  Lose Traditionalist check


7  The Bright Emperor cursed us when we revealed our horse-riders, and we dispersed 
     across the land.  How did you come to identify yourselves?

a  We are still kin, and still Nivorans!
b  The Holayans put aside the majestic spirits!  We are those who did not
c  We are still kin, and feel their loss forever
d  We became the Ungariong
e  We became the Starlight Ancestors
f  We became the Kashis

Answers
a  Ancient Friends: Holayans                             Check to Traditionalist virtue
b  The clan Despise Holayans                           Check to Pious virtue
c  Lose Morale check
d  Checks to Morale and Peace resources
e  2 Checks to Magic resource                          Change Fire checks to Star rune
f  Checks to Morale and Peace resources         Economy: Reindeer Herding


8  As the New Dawn approached, alliances were made and broken.  Some, however,
    lasted into the Dawn, and some matter to us still.  Do any still hold for you?

a  Hirenmadorings
b  Targosites
c  Mostali
d  Aldryami
e  Rinliddins
f  Kostaddins
g  Zarkosites

Answers
All:  Ancient Friend: [ ]


9  Similarly, some enmities made then have lasted into the present, since feuds last long.
    Do you have a rivalry from the deep past?

a  Digijelm
b  Dara Happans
c  Hirenmadorings
d  Zarkosites
e  Targosites
f   Aldryami
g  Kostaddins
h  Mostali
i  Rinliddins
j  Our own kin!
k  It matters not.  They are long dead.

Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Digijelm                Check to Fire rune
b  Ancient Enemy: Dara Happans      2 checks to Vengeful virtue
c-i Ancient Enemy: [ ]
j  Lose Morale & Peace checks          2 checks to Suspicious virtue
k  Check to Proud and Traditionalist virtues


10  With the New Dawn new powers arose.  We were pushed eastwards, out of the river
      valley.  What tales do you tell of those days?

a  Fighting with Praxians
b  Fighting with Aldryans
c  Fighting with Rinliddins
d  Fighting with Zarkosites
e  Fighting with Khordavu and the Kostaddins
f  Fighting with the City Dwellers
g  Discovering Giants
h  Discovering the Hellcrack
i  Discovering the wide open grazing lands

Answers
a-d  Ancient Enemy: [ ]
e     The clan Hate Yelmites
f      The clan Hate Dara Happans
g     The clan Fear Giants
h     The clan Hate Digijelm.                 2 checks to Hell & Darkness runes
i       2 checks to Movement rune         Check to Peace & Morale resources


11  We roved far and wide, discovering new lands and making new relationships with the
       inhabitants.  Most of these are now simply single song-lines within our histories, but
      some merit whole verses.  Which, if any, matters to you?

a  The Kingdom of Wisdom in the East
b  The Kingdom of Dragons, in the South
c  The goat-herders, kin to the Gamatae
d  The hill-hunters, dog-friends
e  The terrible Targosite offshoot, thankfully far off
f   The terrible Targosite offshoot, far too near


Answers
a  Ancient Friends: Chern Durelites          Check to Movement rune
b  2 checks to Dragon rune                       Check to Wealth resource     Lose 2 Pious checks
c  Ancient Friends: Zarkosites
d  Ancient Enemy: Votanki
e  The clan Fear Char-Un
f  The clan Fear Korer

12  The Kingdom of Dragons fell, betrayed by the in-the-blood deceivers of Dara Happa.

      They in turn fell, destroyed by the blessed dragons themselves!  Afterward, new lands
       were formed by the survivors.  What contact did you have with others at this time?

a  We deepened our relationship with the goat-herders
b  We discovered the western bull-herders 
c  We re-discovered the dog-worshippers we once knew
d  We discovered the little-sun worshippers in Votankiland
e  We made trading partners of the now resentful Votanki!
f  We continued to trade to the east
g  We raided the goat-herders
h  We raided the bull-herders
i  We raided the dog-worshippers
j  We raided the little-sun worshippers
k  We fought the darkness demons
l  We roved in the north
m  We roved in the south
n  Very little.
o  We had cause to praise the blessed dragons!

Answers
a  Ancient Friend: Zarkosites     Ancient Friend: Imtherites          Economy: Goat herding
b  Ancient Friend: Carmanians                                                     Economy: Cattle herding
c  Ancient Friend: Sairdites                                                           Economy: Dog breeding
d  Ancient Friend: Balazarings    Check to Fire rune                    Economy: Farming
e  Ancient Friend:  Votanki 
f  Ancient Friend: Chern Durelites
g  Ancient Enemy: Zarkosites    Ancient Enemy: Imtherites
h  Ancient Enemy: Carmanians
i  Ancient Enemy: Sairdites
j  Ancient Enemy: Balazarings
Ancient Enemy: Digijelm          Ancient Enemy: Chern Durelites       Check to Fire rune        l  Ancient Enemy: Uzhim            Ancient Enemy: Hollri                         Check to Fire rune
Ancient Enemy: Praxians 
n  Check to Peace resource
o  The clan Hate Dara Happans and Revere Dragons


13 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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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 Enemy: 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


14  When we were in our ancestral lands, and rampaging over the Empire of Betrayers,
      we undertook many deeds of vengeance.  Which felt best to you?

a  Sweeping across Esvuthil and watching them run for the cities!
b  Sacking Yuthuppa
c  Settling our feud with the Oslir and slaughtering our joint foes
d  Taking back the grazing lands of our songs and stories
e  Taking the taxes from the walkers
f  Calling the Kostaddin rebels into alliance with their ancient lords

Answers
a  The clan Despise Dara Happans        One check to War resource
b  The clan Hate Dara Happans              Checks to Wealth and Magic resources
c  Recent Friend: Oslir River Folk           
d  2 Checks to Tradition virtue
e  The clan Despise Dara Happans        Checks to Wealth and Peace resources
f   Change Hate Yelmites to Despise Yelmites



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 that we follow, secure in the knowledge that these were
      our ancestors and those of the Great Emperor Vuranostum.  However, not every clan
      has a shrine for each Spirit Society.  Which spirit shrines do your shamans maintain?

a  Hyalor, Keternung, Bereneth & Oropum
b  Hyalor, Keternung & Bereneth
c  Hyalor, Bereneth & Oropum
d  Bereneth & Oropum

Answers
A shrine for each listed
a  2 checks to Star rune
b  Check to Star rune
c  Checks to Star and Movement runes
d  Change Obedient checks to Competitive virtue


17  The Path of Earth is the way that we follow, secure in the knowledge that these were
      the ancestors of both human and horse.  However, not every clan has a shrine for each 
      Spirit Society.  Which spirit shrines do your shamans maintain?

a  Charai, Redaylde, and Oijampek
b  Charai, Redaylde and Oijampek, but without renewing our ancient links
c  Charai and Oijampek
d  Charai and Oijampek, rejecting our ancient links

Answers
Shrines for each listed
a  Recent Friend: Holayans 
b  No effect
c  No effect
d  Delete any relationship with Holayans


18  The Lunars have had a devastating effect upon us.  They must be avoided except when
      we can defeat them, and vital to this process is mastering their magical endeavours.
      Have you adopted propitation of any of their spirits?
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Sedenya being propitiated through
human sacrifice

a  The Red Moon
b  The Red Emperor
c  Kastok
d  Hon-Eel
e  Jakaleel
f  Yanafal Tarnils
g  Aronius Jaranthir
h  No!
i  NO!  We are the mighty Hyalorings, servants of Kargzant!

Answers
Propitiatory shrines as appropriate
a  The clan Fear The Red Moon          Lose Magic check
b  The clan Fear Lunars                       Lose Morale check
c  The clan Fear Kastoki
d  The clan Fear Hon-Eel cultists
e  The clan Fear Lunar Spirits             Lose Magic check
f  Lose War and Morale checks
g  Lose War check
h  Check to Proud virtue
i  Change Courage checks to Defiant virtue           Check to Magic resource and Pious virtue


19  Our prolonged contact with the people of Chern Durel, and the fact that the land where

      they found their Black Sun is within the lands we claim, has brought us certain
      revelations.  Some accept them, others do not.  What is your approach?

a  We accept the necessity for blood to feed the steppe
b  We propitiate the Black Sun, since we do not want him here!
c  We propitiate the Blood Sun too, though it costs us dearly
d  We recognise and propitiate his Lunar form
e  We recognise and follow his Lunar form
f  We see no reason to dilute the solar Truth we know
g  Absolutely not!  He has no part in our clan's history

Answers
a  3 checks to Ruthless virtue            Check to Morale resource
b  Propitiatory shrine:
c  Propitiatory shrine: Black Sun        Propitiatory shrine: Blood Sun   
    Lose Magic & Morale checks
d  Propitiatory shrine: Alanthor
e  Shrine: Alanthor                             Delete 'Fear Lunar Spirits'      (Within Path of Hell)
f  Checks to Proud & Pious virtues and to Fire rune
g  2 checks to Traditionalist virtue.    Change Proud checks to Arrogant virtue



Questions 20-30 vary, dependent upon whether the clan lives on the western, central or eastern steppe.



Western Sequence


20  The Path of Hell serves those who lie beyond the normal bounds of clan life.
      These spirits were called upon by our ancestors or discovered in their power upon the
      steppe, yet not every clan serves them all.  Which shrines do your shamans maintain?
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Badask shrine

a  She-of-Wrath
b  Argoom
c  Badask
d  Gorgorma
e  Unnek
f  Yara and her Mother
g  3 Guardians and the vile demons
h  None.  We prefer to forget them

Answers
Shrine, and
a  2 checks to Disorder rune    
    Change Courage, Obedient & Vengeful checks to Wrath virtue
b  3 checks to Shadow rune, one check to Movement rune           Economy: Slaving
c  3 checks to Secretive virtue                                                        Economy: Metalworking
d  Change all Pious and Obedient checks to Vengeful virtue
e  3 checks to Death rune and to Callous virtue                             Economy: Scavenging
f  3 checks to Spider rune and 2 to Death rune
g  3 checks to Hell rune and 2 to Obedient virtue
h  Change all Pious checks to Optimist virtue



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

a  We feud with 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: Hienmadorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hirenmadorings                              One Check to Peace resource


23  The Targosites are not as we are, but they have  the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived alongside us for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       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 feud with them

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


24  The Lenshi are not as we are, and they have settler kin, but they have the proper         
       lifestyle, and have lived alongside us for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, 
       some have feuds.  How do you view them?

a  We despise the Karasali
b  We feud with them
c  We accept them
d  We tolerate them
e  We are allied to them
f  We are all part of the Seleran Empire

Answers
a  The clan Despise Karasali                                 Recent Friend: Korer
b  Recent Enemy: Lenshis
c   No effect
d  Check to Proud and Arrogant virtues
e  Recent Friend: Lenshis
f  One check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
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?

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

Answers
a-j  Recent Enemy: [ ]
k     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  Check to Eternal Battle rune                            The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Chaos Gaggle   
b  Check to Eternal Battle rune                            The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Urgarugar
c   If the clan has no shrine to Yara and Her Mother:
    Check to Movement rune                                  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
     If they do have such a shrine:
     Spider rune                                                          Guardian Ability: Pack Spiders Pass In Peace
d  Check to Fire rune                                              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
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Zolathi monk, with symbols
of life, death, and servitude
       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  The clan Hate Dara Happan Mystics.  Zolathi Dojo present.      3 checks 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 Vuranostum'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 Fanatical virtue
    War, Magic and Morale resources


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



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Stylised  Unnek charm
20  The Path of Hell serves those who lie beyond the normal bounds 
      of clan life, and some of the lands we claim lie alongside the 
      Hellcrack. These spirits were called upon by our ancestors or 
      discovered in their power upon the steppe, yet not every clan 
      serves them all.  Which shrines do your shamans maintain?

a  She-of-Wrath
b  Argoom
c  Badask
d  Gorgorma
e  Unnek
f  Yara and her Mother
g  3 Guardians and the vile demons
h  None.  We prefer to forget them

Answers
All: Shrine, and
a  2 checks to Disorder rune, one to Hell rune    
    Change Courage, Obedient & Vengeful checks to Wrath virtue
b  3 checks to Shadow rune, one check to Hell rune                      Economy: Slaving
c  3 checks to Secretive virtue and to Craft rune                            Economy: Metalworking
d  Change all Pious and Obedient checks to Vengeful virtue
e  3 checks to Death rune and to Callous virtue                             Economy: Scavenging
f  3 checks to Spider rune and 2 to Death and Hell runes
g  4 checks to Hell rune and 2 to Obedient virtue
h  Change all Pious checks to Optimist virtue

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  He perverted the purity of the plains

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
f  The clan Hate Sheng's Imported Pentans
    Gain no 'Loyal to Sheng Seleris' checks         


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

a  We feud with 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: Hienmadorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hirenmadorings                              One Check to Peace resource


23  The Targosites are not as we are, but they have  the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived alongside us for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       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 feud with them

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

24  There are occasional Chern Durelite pilgrim caravans moving through our lands.
       How do you deal with these?
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Caravan carts and draught donkeys

a  We respect them, and let them pass unhindered
b  We see this as an opportunity for trade
c  We see this as an opportunity for feasting with strangers
d  We see this as an opportunity to raid the weak

Answers
a  No effect
b  Check to Wealth resource
c  3 checks to Hospitable virtue
d  Check to Wealth resource and 2 Callous virtue


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  Check to Eternal Battle rune                            The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Chaos Gaggle  
b  Check to Eternal Battle rune                            The clan Fear Chaos and Fear Urgarugar
c  If the clan has no shrine to Yara and Her Mother:
    Check to Movement rune                                  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
     If they do have such a shrine:
     Spider rune                                                          Guardian Ability: Pack Spiders Pass In Peace
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

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


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


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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Charm for a draconic spirit, broken by a mace-blow

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
h  Foilen the Night Owl




Answers
a  Shrine: Eternal Dragons                          2 Checks to Dragon rune
b  Propitiatory Shrine: Waha                      The clan Hate Tricksters   
                                                                           Check to Law and Harmony runes
c   Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
d   Shrine                     Check to Spirit rune
e  Shrine                     2 Checks to Avian rune              (Add to the Path of Fire spirits)
f  Propitiatory Shrine: [ ]                               Check to Beast and Harmony runes
g  Shrine                      Check to Wealth resource
h  Shrine                     2 Checks to Avian rune              (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
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 Hirenmadorings are not as we are, but they have the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived beside us 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: Hirenmadorings                             One Check to War resource
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
d  Recent Friend: Hirenmadorings                              One Check to Peace resource
e  Check to Traditionalist virtue



23  The Targosites are are not as we are, but they have the proper lifestyle, and have 
       lived beside us for many centuries.  Some of us befriend them, some have feuds.
       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                              Check to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Targosites                             Check to War  resource
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  We joined them with joy
c  We joined them with reluctance
d  We lost many spirits when we joined them
e  Vengeance dictates a reckoning, and that dictated we join 
    them
f  We recognised the true steppe-lords, and joined them




Answers
a  Checks to Proud and Traditionalist virtues and to the Fire rune
b  2 Checks to Morale resource and 2 to Pious virtue                                              Go to 24A
c  Lose 2 Morale checks                          3 checks to Cautious virtue                      Go to 24A
d  Lose 2 Magic and 2 Pious checks                                                                             Go to 24A
e  Change Courage checks to Vengeful virtue                                                            Go to 24A
f  Lose all Traditionalist checks                 3 checks to Proud virtue                       Go to 24A

24A      Replace the Path of Fire shrine                                    With the Path of Storm shrine
             Hyalor                                                                                 West King Wind
             Oropum                                                                               South Rage Wind
             Bereneth                                                                              North War Wind
             Keternung                                                                           East Sting Wind
             

Change Fire, Light, Star and Avian checks to Storm rune


25  There are many peoples around the fringe of Pent.  Which of them are important to you?
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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, and any shrines/propitiatory shrines
       gained from Question 19.       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?
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Hyaloring with his horse, almost dead after a Hollri-afflicted winter

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?

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  Check to Movement rune                                  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
d  The clan Fear Romal
e  The clan Hate Huan To and Hate Ghouls
f   One Check to Stasis and Harmony and 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 sacrifice to his spirit to speed his return

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   Change Pious checks to 'Loyal to Sheng Seleris' 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  2 Checks to Communication rune and 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 Hyalorings 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.  Farming is unusual, and is only seasonal along the rivers or in mountain valleys.

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



















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