Friday, 29 May 2015

Shan Shan Hsunchen 'Pentans' Q&A

Clan Questionnaire for Shan Shan Hsunchen 'Pentans'


This questionnaire has several points where the players & referee must consult concerning appropriate abilities/traits to transfer from the Beast-kin race to their hsunchen clan.  These should differ from clan to clan, even of the same people.

Hsunchen have been divided roughly into 'Predator', 'Prey', and 'Other', the last for those who do not fit easily into the first two categories.

All Hsunchen clans have a Beastkin Shrine.


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Opium box featuring the
Celestial Dragon's Dismemberment
1  When the Celestial Dragon dismembered itself, what were you?

a  Breath
b  Thought
c  Impulse
d  Power
e  Strength
f  Action
g  Truth

Answers
a  2 checks to Life rune
b  2 checks to Illusion rune
c  3 checks to Impulsive virtue
d  3 checks to Dragon rune           Check to Magic resource
e  2 checks to Dragon rune           Check to Morale resource
f  2 checks to Movement rune
g  2 checks to Truth rune


2  When the First Mountains arose, shaking the ground and piercing the Vault of Heaven,
    what were you?

a  Humans
b  Beasts
c  Spirits
d  Dragons

Answers
a  2 checks to Human rune
b  2 checks to Beast rune
c  2 checks to Spirit rune
d  2 checks to Dragon rune


3  When the World Went Dark, and the plants died, what were you?

a  Scavengers
b  Trappers
c  Hunters
d  Dead

Answers
a  2 checks to Shrewd virtue                   Economy: Foraging
b  2 checks to Cautious virtue                 Economy: Trapping
c  2 checks to Hunting rune                     Economy: Hunting
d  2 checks to Death rune                        Go directly to Question 6


4  When the World Went Dark, each turned against another, just to survive.  The plants that could
    survive without light even preyed upon humans and animals.  Whose prey were you?

a  Kralorelans
b  Chern Durelites
c  Teshnans
d  Dragonewts
e  Voralans
f   All of them and more besides.  We died.

Answers
a-e  The clan Fear [ ]
f      Check to Death rune.                   Go directly to Question 6.


5  When the World Went Dark the power of Light failed to hold back the power of the Void.
    Vileness came through and preyed on everything.  Whose prey were you?

a  Magisaurs
b  Wyverns
c  Dozaki-Uz
d  Romal
e  Bagogi
f  Chaos Gaggles
g  Broos
h  Huan To
i  Ogres
j  Urgarugar
k  Stoor Worms
l  [Unique Chaos Monster]
m  Hollri

Answers
All: Ancient Enemy: [ ]
a-b  Lose 2 Dragon checks
c-d  The clan Fear Darkness Spirits
e-l  The clan Fear Chaos
m  The clan Fear Avalanches


6  As Light returned after the World Went Dark so all of us who were still alive fell asleep.
    When we awoke, so did the lost spirits of those who had died in the Dark.
    How were you reborn?

a  Predator Hsunchen
b  Prey Hsunchen
c  Other Hsunchen

Answers
a  2 checks to Aggressive virtue          Check to Hunting rune       Economy: Hunting
b  2 checks to Cautious virtue                                                         Economy: Foraging
c  2 checks to Harmony rune                                                        


7  As Light returned after the World Went Dark so many of us found a friend with whom to face
    the final onslaught of the powers of the Void.  With whom were you reborn?
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Chaos Ghost Hellrider heading for the
final onslaught of the powers of the Void

a  Uz
b  Embyli
c  Nar Sylla
d  Praxians
e  Teshnans
f  Kralorelans
g  Dragonewts
h  Chern Durelites
i  Magisaurs
j  [ ] Hsunchen
k  We needed no friends.  We were mighty
l  We had suffered too much, and could not trust

Answers
a-j  Ancient Friend: [ ] and
a  2 checks to Darkness rune
b  2 checks to Plant rune
c  2 checks to Storm rune
d  2 checks to Earth rune
e  2 checks to Fire rune
f  2 checks to Water rune
g  Check to Dragon rune                                                    3 checks to Whimsical virtue
h  Check to Illusion rune
i  Check to Dragon and Truth runes and Magic resource
j  Check to Harmony rune and Morale resource
k  2 Checks to Proud and Courage virtues                         Check to War resource
l  3 checks to Suspicious virtue                                          Check to War resource


8  When the freshly cleared Sun Stood High And Stopped, what did you learn?

a  To dance the Dance of Life
b  An evil had been born, far away
c  The Emperor understood

Answers
a  Guardian Ability: Bless Fertility Dance            2 checks to Life rune
b  3 checks to Pessimist virtue
c  Respect Kralorelan Emperor


9  Powers waxed and waned.  Some impinged upon us, some hired us.  Who did you befriend?

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The deep jungles of Eest



a  The New Dragon Ring
b  The Province of Eest
c   Kralorelans
d  Chern Durelites
e  Pentans
f  Teshnans
g  Embyli
h  None
i  We lost the friends we had!

Answers
a  Ancient Friend: New Dragon Ring              Ancient Enemy: Kralorelans
b  Ancient Friend: God Learners
c  Ancient Friend: Kralorelans                        Ancient Enemy: God Learners
d-g  Ancient Friend: [ ]
h  No effect
i   Delete any Ancient Friend                          Check to Suspicious & Pessimist virtues


10  How did you fare when the earth shook, the mountains broke, rivers ran wild and the armies of
      Dragon Emperors faced each other and tore Kralorela apart?

a  We were employed as mercenaries
b  Our lands were wrecked
c  We cultivated our powers
d  We expanded our holdings
e  We drove off our neighbours
f   We grew strong, in peace
g  We accepted our destiny

Answers
a  Checks to Courage virtue, War and Wealth resources
b  Lose Peace and Morale checks
c  Checks to Spirit rune and Magic resource                     2 checks to Pious virtue
d  Checks to Movement rune and Wealth resource
e  Checks to Death rune and War resource                        Ancient Enemy: [ ] Hsunchen
f  2 checks to Stasis rune and Peace resource                    Check to Shrewd & Cautious virtues
g  Change Pessimist checks to Fatalist virtue


11  Sheng, Master of Humans, swept over all the lands and took us from our homes.
      Where had you been living in the Shan Shan until that time?

a  North
b  Central
c  South
d  We roved
e  The Teshnan fringe of Pent

Answers
a  Recent Enemy: Uz                 Recent Enemy: Uzhim    Recent Enemy: Chern Durelites
   Go to 12A
b  Recent Enemy: Kralorelans   Recent Enemy: Dragonewts                                              
   Go to 12B
c  Recent Enemy: Teshnans       Recent Enemy: Praxians                                                    
   Go to 12C
d  Check to Movement rune                                                                                                  
   Go to 12D
e  Recent Enemy: Pentans                                                                                                    
   Go to 12E


12A  Over the long years we have encountered many different spirits, some helpful, some terrible.
         Did you adopted any of them in any form before the coming of Sheng, Master of Humans?

a  The Blood Sun
b  The Black Sun
c  Dozaki
d  Absolutely not!

Answers
Shrine, as appropriate
a  2 checks to Blood rune                         Economy: Farming
b  2 checks to Blood Sun rune                  Check to Illusion rune
c  Checks to Darkness and Human runes
d  Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue


12B  Over the long years we have encountered many different spirits, some helpful, some terrible.
         Did you adopted any of them in any form before the coming of Sheng, Master of Humans?

a  The Eternal Dragons
b  Godunya
c  No
d  Absolutely not!

Answers
a-b  Propitiatory Shrine: [ ]                                   Check to Dragon rune
c  No effect
d  Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue      Lose Dragon check

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Woodsman about to
be eviscerated

12C  Over the long years we have encountered many
         different spirits, some helpful, some terrible.
         Did you adopted any of them in any form before the coming of
        Sheng, Master of Humans?

a  Embyli Aldrya
b  Dryads
c  Storm Bull
d  Absolutely not!



Answers
Shrine as appropriate
a  Check to Plant & Life runes                             Economy: Jungle Gathering
b  2 checks to Plant rune                                      Economy: Jungle Gathering
c  2 checks to Eternal Battle rune                        The clan Hate Chaos
d  Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue     Lose Plant check


12D   Over the long years we have encountered many different spirits, some helpful, some terrible.
         Did you adopted any of them in any form before the coming of Sheng, Master of Humans?

a  Independent Spirit Tradition
b  [ ] Beastkin
c  No
d  Absolutely not!

Answers
a  Shrine                                    Check to Spirit rune
b  Propitiatory Shrine                The clan have a gaeas May Not Hunt [ ] Hsunchen
c  No effect
d  Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue


12E    Over the long years we have encountered many different spirits, some helpful, some terrible.
         Did you adopted any of them in any form before the coming of Sheng, Master of Humans?

a  Kargzant
b  Gor-Dun Beastkin
c  No
d  Absolutely not!

Answers
a  Propitiatory Shrine             The clan have a gaeas May Not Hunt Horses
b  Propitiatory Shrine             The clan have a gaeas May Not Hunt Gor-Dun Hsunchen
c  No effect
d  Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue


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Shan Shan style
spirit shrine
13  Over the long years your relationship with your Beastkin's spirit had varied.
      How did it then stand?  

a  We were utterly devout
b  It was who we were
c  It was what we did
d  It was how we lived
e  We had become less devout

Answers
a  Check to Magic resource, Pious virtue and Spirit rune
b  Check to Harmony rune
c  Check to Human rune
d  Check to Beast rune
e   Lose 2 Magic and Pious checks        Lose Spirit check


Questions 14-26 are dependent upon whether the clan are on the North, Central or Eastern steppe


Northern Sequence

14  Which of the Peoples are you?  (non-random)
       Predator Go to 14A, Prey to 14B, Other to 14C

 14A
a  Snow Leopard
b  Wolf
c  Wolverine
d  Snowy Owl

Answers
a  3 checks to Territorial virtue
b  3 checks to Co-operative virtue
c  3 checks to Aggressive virtue
d  Check to Movement rune               Change Beast checks to Avian rune

14B
a  Yak
b  Wild Ass
c  Gazelle
d  Arctic Hare

Answers
a  2 checks to Protection rune
b  The clan have the Wild Ass Kick-boxing Martial Art as a possible fighting style
c  2 checks to Competitive virtue
d  Economy: Woodworking

14C
a  Brown Bear
b  Sloth Bear
c  Black Necked Crane
d  River Otter

Answers
a  The clan Fear Tigers
b  3 checks to Sweet Tooth virtue
c  Economy: Marsh Gathering
d  Economy: River Gathering


15  The Uz are a power in the north.  How do you interact with them?

a  We acknowledge their similarity to us
b  They compete with us for resources
c  They are dangerous by night
d  They are dangerous
e  We trade with them to survive

Answers
a  Shrine: [Gorakiki { }, Swems, or Aranea]       Recent Friends: Uz
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c  Check to Fire rune                                            Lose Darkness Check
d  Recent Enemy: Uz
e  Check to Communication rune

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Fanciful drawing of Uzhim female
by Irippi Ontor scholar

16  The Uzhim resemble both Uz and Brown Bear Hsunchen, but
      are neither.  What of them?



a  We avoid them
b  We fight them if we must
c  We fight them whenever we meet


Answers
a  Check to Cautious virtue
b  Recent Enemy: Uzhim
c  The clan Hate Uzhim                           Check to War resource and Courage virtue


17  We know the Hollri as dwellers in the high glaciers, and we have found them here as well.
      How do you treat them?

a  We flee when we may
b  We drive them off when we can
c  We fight when we must
d  We fight them whenever we meet

Answers
a  The clan Fear Hollri
b  Check to Magic resource and Fire rune
c  Recent Enemy: Hollri
d  The clan Hate Hollri                             Check to War resource and Courage virtue


18  There are truly terrifying things upon the steppe.  Which of them do you detest most?

a  Mastodons
b  Nur-San
c  Fell Wolves
d  Quenlarg

Answers
a-d  The clan Detest [ ]


19  What is your opinion of the familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any friendly?

a  Yes, and we trade happily
b  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
c  Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
d  Teshnan 'Pentans'
e  No

Answers
a  Check to Communication rune and Wealth resource
b-d  Recent Friend: [ ]
e   Lose Wealth check


20  What is your opinion of the familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any hostile?

a  Too many, too often
b  Teshnan 'Pentans'
c  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
d  Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
e  Not hostile as such...

Answers
a      2 checks to Paranoid virtue
b-d  Recent Enemy: [ ]
e      Check to Competitive virtue


21  What is your opinion of the less familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any friendly?

a  Targosites
b  Korer
c  Lenshi
d  No
e  Yes, and we trade happily

Answers
a-c  Recent Friend: [ ]
d  No effect
e  Check to Communication rune and Wealth check


22  What is your opinion of the less familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any hostile?

a  No
b  Not as such...
c  Korer
d  Targosites
e  Lenshi
f  Too many, too often

Answers
a  No effect
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c-e  Recent Enemy: [ ]
f  3 checks to Paranoid virtue             Lose Peace and Wealth checks


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Wareran and Kralori Zolathi
23  Sheng the Master of Humans brought the Zolathi with him, and
      pressed them upon us.  How did you treat them when he died?



a  We butchered them where they stood
b  We sent them into an ice storm
c  We ignored them until they went to fools in the south

Answer
a  The clan Hate Zolathi
b  2 checks to Callous virtue
c  The clan Ignore Zolathi


24  The prophecies of the other tribes abound with rumours of the Hero Wars.  Even our spirits
      mention them on occasion.  What hope do they offer?

a  Little
b  None

Answers
a  2 checks to Optimist virtue
b  2 checks to Pessimist virtue


25  Tales have reached us of the horrors encountered by Sheng's horde when they went west.
      What is your reaction to these stories?

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A memento from Orathorn
a  They were fools to go
b  We think they exaggerate
c  We are glad we weren't forced to go
d  We will not go west
e  We distrust what we hear of the sorcerers


Answers
a  2 checks to Callous virtue
b  3 checks to Cynical virtue
c  Check to Morale resource
d  The clan Fear Lunars
e  The clan Distrust Orathorn


26  Have you encountered the Red Hair Tribe?

a  No, their range lies too far south
b  We have, and we traded well
c  We have, and we don't understand why some have a problem
d  We have, and deduce that they are Lunar spies

Answer
a  No effect
b  Check to Communication rune
c  2 checks to Friendly virtue
d  Check to Suspicious virtue         The clan Distrust Red Hair Tribe


Central Sequence

14  Which of the Peoples are you?  (non-random)
       Predator Go to 14A, Prey to 14B, Other to 14C
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Sand Fox partially transformed
sword-saint

14A
a  Tiger
b  Wolf
c  Sand Fox

Answers
a  3 checks to Adaptable virtue
b  3 checks to Co-operative virtue
c  The clan Hate Gor-Dun and Fear Avian Hsunchen

14B
a  Deer
b  Ibex
c  Hare

Answers
a  3 checks to Courteous virtue
b  The clan have a geas to Never Enter Forest
c  The clan have the Hare Boxing Martial Art as a possible fighting style

14C
a  Gecko
b  Shrew
c  Wild Pig

Answers
a  The clan have the Gecko Grapple Martial Art as a possible fighting style
b  3 checks to Active virtue
c  Economy: Marsh Gathering


15  There are others who live beyond the steppe with whom we have occasional dealings.
      Are any of them your allies?

a  Praxians
b  Baboons
c  No, none
d  What need to we have of allies?

Answer
a  Recent Friend: [Specific Praxian People ]
b  Recent Friend: Baboons                                Check to Beast rune
c  No effect
d  2 checks to Proud virtue                                Check to Morale resource


16   There are others who live beyond the steppe with whom we have occasional dealings.
      Are any of them your foes?

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Hellcrack Demon
a  All of them
b  No, thankfully
c  Baboons
d  Hellcrack Demons
e  Praxians

Answers
a  3 checks to Paranoid virtue                         Check to War resource
b  Check to Peace resource
c  Recent Enemy: Baboons
d  The clan Fear Demon
e  Recent Enemy: [Specific Praxian People]


17  Have you taken up a new lifestyle on the steppe?

a  Don't be perverse!
b  No, we are who we are
c  No, we see no need
d  We saw the need to get about
e  We have settled
f  We work bone and tooth
g  We work horn and antler
h  We transport slaves

Answers
a  3 checks to Traditionalist virtue
b  Check to Harmony rune
c  No effect
d  Check to Movement rune                                                                             Economy: Horse herding
e  2 checks to Stasis rune                 Checks to Wealth & Peace resources      Economy: Trading
f  Economy: Ivoryworking, Boneworking
g  Economy: Hornworking
h  2 checks to Callous virtue                                                                             Economy: Slaving


18  There are truly terrifying things upon the steppe.  Which of them do you detest most?

a  Chaos Gaggles
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal

Answers
a-d  The clan Detest [ ]


19  What is your opinion of the familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any friendly?

a  Yes, and we trade happily
b  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
c  Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
d  Teshnan 'Pentans'
e  No

Answers
a  Check to Communication rune and Wealth resource
b-d  Recent Friend: [ ]
e   Lose Wealth check


20  What is your opinion of the familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any hostile?

a  Too many, too often
b  Teshnan 'Pentans'
c  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
d  Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
e  Not hostile as such...

Answers
a      2 checks to Paranoid virtue
b-d  Recent Enemy: [ ]
e      Check to Competitive virtue


21  What is your opinion of the less familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any friendly?

a  Targosites
b   Hirenmadorings
c  Hyalorings
d  No
e Yes, and we trade happily

Answers
a-c  Recent Friend: [ ]
d  No effect
e  Check to Communication rune and Wealth check


22  What is your opinion of the less familiar humans on the steppe?  Are any hostile?

a  No
b  Not as such...
c  Hirenmadorings
d  Targosites
e  Hyalorings
f  Too many, too often

Answers
a  No effect
b  Check to Competitive virtue
c-e  Recent Enemy: [ ]
f  3 checks to Paranoid virtue             Lose Peace and Wealth checks


23  Sheng the Master of Humans brought the Zolathi with him, and pressed them upon us.
      How did you treat them when he died?

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Hsunchen rendering of Zolathi Monk


a  We butchered them where they stood
b  We listened to them, and sent them elsewhere
c  We ignored them
d  We despise them

Answer
a  The clan Hate Zolathi
b  No effect
c  The clan Ignore Zolathi
d  The clan Despise Zolathi





24  The prophecies of the other tribes abound with rumours of the Hero Wars.  Even our spirits
      mention them on occasion.  What hope do they offer?

a  Little
b  None
c  What has hope got to do with it?

Answers
a  2 checks to Optimist virtue
b  2 checks to Pessimist virtue
c  2 Checks to Cynical virtue


25  Tales have reached us of the horrors encountered by Sheng's horde when they went west.
      What is your reaction to these stories?

a  They were fools to go
b  We think they exaggerate
c  We are glad we weren't forced to go
d  We will not go west
e  We distrust what we hear of the sorcerers

Answers
a  3 checks to Callous virtue
b  2 checks to Cynical virtue
c  Check to Morale resource
d  The clan Fear Lunars
e  The clan Distrust Orathorn


26  Have you encountered the Red Hair Tribe?

a  No, we just happen to have missed them
b  We have, and we traded well
c  We have, and we don't understand why some have a problem
d  We have, and deduce that they are Lunar spies
e  We have, and we have given them lodgings as they passed

Answer
a  Check to Movement rune
b  Check to Communication rune
c  2 checks to Friendly virtue
d  Check to Suspicious virtue         The clan Distrust Red Hair Tribe
e  Check to Stasis rune                    3 checks to Hospitable virtue


Eastern Sequence

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Cobra spirits
14  Which of the Peoples are you?  (non-random)
       Predator Go to 14A, Prey to 14B, Other to 14C

 14A
a  Tiger
b  Wolf
c  Sand Fox
d  Cobra
e  Toad


Answers
a  3 checks to Adaptable virtue
b  3 checks to Co-operative virtue
c  The clan Hate Gor-Dun and Fear Avian Hsunchen
d  3 checks to Defensive virtue
e  Economy: Fishing

14B
a  Deer
b  Ibex
c  Hare
d  Goat
e  Blue Sheep

Answers
a  3 checks to Courteous virtue
b  The clan have a geas to Never Enter Forest
c  The clan have the Hare Boxing Martial Art as a possible fighting style
d  The clan Hate Broos and Fear Anti-Chaos Berserks      
    Economy: Wool Production, Cheesemaking
e  Guardian Ability: Invisible To Predator While Stood Still
    Economy: Wool Production, Cheesemaking

14C
a  Gecko
b  Shrew
c  Wild Pig
d  Red Panda
e  Crocodile Newt

Answers
a  The clan have the Gecko Grapple Martial Art as a possible fighting style
b  3 checks to Active virtue
c  Economy: Marsh Gathering
d  Economy: Bamboo Foresting                         2 checks to Plant rune
e  Economy: Giant Arthropod Hunting              2 checks to Water rune


15  There are others who live beyond the steppe with whom we have occasional dealings.
      Are any of them your allies?

a  Yes, and we trade happily
b  Kralorelans
c  Chern Durelites
d  Dragonewts
e  No

Answers
a  Check to Communication rune and Wealth resource
b-d  Recent Friend: [ ]
e   Lose Wealth check


16   There are others who live beyond the steppe with whom we have occasional dealings.
      Are any of them your foes?


a  Too many, too often
b  Dragonewts
c  Kralorelans
d  Chern Durelites
e  Not hostile as such...

Answers
a      2 checks to Paranoid virtue
b-d  Recent Enemy: [ ]
e      Check to Competitive virtue


17  Have you taken up a new lifestyle on the steppe?
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Horn charm

a  Don't be perverse!
b  No, we are who we are
c  No, we see no need
d  We saw the need to get about
e  We have settled
f  We work bone and tooth
g  We work horn and antler
h  We transport slaves
i  We gather from the Lakeside
j  We find fine stones and carve them into animal forms


Answers
a  3 checks to Traditionalist virtue
b  Check to Harmony rune
c  No effect
d  Check to Movement rune                                                                            
    Economy: Horse herding
e  2 checks to Stasis rune                 Checks to Wealth & Peace resources    
    Economy: Trading
f  Economy: Ivoryworking, Boneworking
g  Economy: Hornworking
h  2 checks to Callous virtue          Economy: Slaving
i  Economy: Shellfish Gathering, Shellworking
j  Economy: Foraging, Stonecarving


18  There are truly terrifying things upon the steppe.  Which of them do you detest most?

a  Chaos Gaggles
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal
e  Huan To
f  Ghouls

Answers
a-f  The clan Detest [ ]


19  There are many peoples upon the plains.  Who do you count as ally?

a  Gor-Dun
b  Targosites
c  Hyalorings
d  Hirenmadorings
e  Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
f  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
g  Teshnan 'Pentans'
h  Uz
i  None

Answers
a      Recent Friend: Gor-Dun, unless Sand Fox, in which case No effect
b-h  Recent Friend: [ ]
i      No effect


20  And which of these many do you count as foe?

a  Uz
b  Kralorelan 'Pentans'
c  Hirenmadorings
d  Targosites
e  Teshnan 'Pentans'
f   Chern Durelite 'Pentans'
g  Hyalorings
h  Gor-Dun
i  None
j  Every last one

Answers
a-h  Recent Enemy: [ ]
i      Check to Peace resource
j      3 checks to Courage virtue          2 Checks to War resource  
       Lose Peace, Morale & Wealth checks


21  Do you have a particular other Hsunchen people with whom you have good relations?

a  Yes, from the same category of peoples (See Question 14)
b  Yes, from another category of peoples
c  No

Answers
a-b  The clan Trust [ ] Hsunchen
c      Change Cautious checks to Suspicious virtue


22  Are there any amongst the Hsunchen on the steppe you count as blood-enemy?

a  Yes!  Our own Beast-kin relatives
b  Yes, from the same category of peoples
c  Yes, from another category of peoples
d  No

Answers
a  The clan Hate Other [ ] Hsunchen      2 checks to Suspicious virtue
b  The clan Hate [ ] Hsunchen
c  The clan Hate [ ] Hsunchen
d  Checks to Harmony rune and Morale resource


23  Sheng the Master of Humans brought the Zolathi with him, and
      pressed them upon us.  How did you treat them when he died?

a  We butchered them where they stood
b  We listened to them, and sent them elsewhere
c  We ignored them
d  We despise them
e  We await his return

Answer
a  The clan Hate Zolathi
b  No effect
c  The clan Ignore Zolathi
d  The clan Despise Zolathi
e  Zolathi Dojo present.       2 checks to Mysticism rune        3 Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue


24  The prophecies of the other tribes abound with rumours of the Hero Wars.  Even our spirits
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Vudivar, Prophet of the Hyalorings
      mention them on occasion.  What hope do they offer?


a  Little
b  None
c  What has hope got to do with it?
d  The return of Sheng!

Answers
a  2 checks to Optimist virtue
b  2 checks to Pessimist virtue
c  2 Checks to Cynical virtue
d  Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue



25  Tales have reached us of the horrors encountered by Sheng's horde when they went west.
      What is your reaction to these stories?

a  They were fools to go
b  We think they exaggerate
c  We are glad we weren't forced to go
d  We will not go west
e  We distrust what we hear of the sorcerers

Answers
a  3 checks to Callous virtue          Lose Loyal to Sheng Seleris check
b  2 checks to Cynical virtue
c  Check to Morale resource
d  The clan Fear Lunars
e  The clan Distrust Orathorn


26  Have you encountered the Red Hair Tribe?

a  No, we just happen to have missed them
b  We have, and we traded well
c  We have, and we don't understand why some have a problem
d  We have, and deduce that they are Lunar spies
e  We have, and we have given them lodgings as they passed

Answer
a  Check to Movement rune
b  Check to Communication rune
c  2 checks to Friendly virtue
d  Check to Suspicious virtue         The clan Distrust Red Hair Tribe
e  Check to Stasis rune                    3 checks to Hospitable virtue

Questions 27-30 are dependent upon the Beastkin of the clan.


27  We all carry over into our human form some aspects of our beast-kin form.
      Which virtue do you share with your kin?
       (choice)


28  We all carry over into our human form some aspects of our beast-kin form.
      Which aspect of lifestyle do you share with your kin?
       (choice)


29  We all carry over into our human form some aspects of our beast-kin form.
      Which aspect of mobility do you share with your kin?
       (choice)


30  We all carry over into our human form some aspects of our beast-kin form.
      Which aspect of combat or combat-avoidance do you share with your kin?
       (choice)






Interpreting the results:

The highest two runes are those 'governing' the clan and its future.
The highest two virtues (three if two tie for second) in addition to that from 27 above.
Resources are allotted in the usual manner, except that wealth may never be either of the two highest ratings.
The Economy statements are descriptive, not prescriptive.  All Hsunchen 'Pentans'  will hunt, all will raid for slaves, and all will trade.  The statement indicates a particular interest in that activity.  

Guardian Abilities are decided from the answers to the following questions: 1-3, 7, 9, 12, one related to the Beast-kin per se,  and one related to the two clan runes











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