Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Targosite Q&A



Clan Questionnaire for Targosite 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 Targosite heritage.

All Targosite clans have shrines to Kargzant and Zatenia, and their economies include Hunting and Horse Herding.
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The Zaytenerae

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
Two checks to Puritanical virtue, and 
                                                    one to the Stasis rune
c   Two checks to Content virtue
d  Two checks to Chaste virtue
e  Two checks to Caring virtue, and one to the Fertility 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?

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  The great waters flowed, and we fled
d  Ha!  We know the true identity of the Great Lake

Answers
a  Ignore any checks to the Star rune.  Checks to the War resource and Proud virtues.
    The clan Despise Lodrilli.
b  One check to the Magic resource.  The clan Hate Blue People
c  The clan Fear Water Magic
d  The clan have a gaeas against touching the waters of the Elf Sea.


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  Change all Fire checks to Light rune
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  Delete: Fear Water Magic and the Gaeas against the waters of the Elf Sea
d  One check to the War resource and to Courage virtue


7  After a Great Tale and a Great Song, we drum and sing of Targos and the great and 
    terrible events that he faced.  Which Drumsong 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 justification by which we eat our enemies
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
d  Lose Wealth and Morale checks
e  Lose Morale check.  Three checks to Callous virtue
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  Hirenmadorings
c  Lenshi
d  Mostali
e  Rinliddins
f  Kostaddins
g  Lodrilli
h  Darjinni
i  Naverians
j  Darsenites
k  Birini
l  Elz Astians
m  None

Answers
a-l  Ancient Friend: [ ]
m  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  Lenshi
e  Hirenmadorings
f  Elz Astians
g  Birini
h  Lodrilli
i  Darsenites
j  Naverians
k  Darjiini
l  Kostaddins
m  Mostali
n  The Undead

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: [ ]
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Targosite depiction of  Khordavu, mounted on Davu

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?



a  They allied the Ten Princes
b  The nobles of Birin joined them
c  The Elz Astians came to our aid
d  Honesty.  We were defeated by those who hated us
e  Pride.  We must return



Answers
a  Ancient Enemy: Dara Happans
b  Ancient Enemy: Birini
c  Ancient Friend: Elz Astians
d  Lose all Arrogant checks, and a check from War and Morale.
e  Change all Proud checks to Arrogant virtue.  3 checks to Vengeful virtue


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 Korer
f   The rise of the Char-Un
g  The trouble caused by the Korer
h  The trouble caused by the Char-Un
i  Our many losses incurred by the Char-Un
j  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  Check to Movement rune and to War resource .  Ancient Enemy: Votanki
d  Check to Peace resource.  The clan Despise EWF.
e  Ancient Friend: Korer
f  Ancient Friend: Char-Un
g  Ancient Enemy: Korer       One check to Suspicious virtue
h  Ancient Enemy: Char-Un. One check to Suspicious virtue
i   The clan Fear Char-Un
j  Check to Movement rune and to War resource.  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    One check to Beast and to Spirit runes.
    Independent Spirit Practise: Brother Dog  
e  Ancient Enemy: Carmanians   Lose one Beast check
f  Ancient Enemy: Sairdites          Lose one Beast check
g  Ancient Enemy: Balazarings    Lose one Light check
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 mixed ancestry, that is true.  However, each clan knows its own
       ancestors.  From which of the ancestral tribes do you spring?

a  We are the truest Targosites of all!
b  We are sprung from Targos himself
c  We are the people of Targos
d  We are survivors of the Efertargosites
e  We are returners from the Kitargosites
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  One Check to Proud and Traditionalist virtues
c  No effect
d  Ancient Enemy: Hsunchen                                          The clan have an Annual Cannibal Feast
e  Lose two checks each from Law and Traditionalist.  The clan Hate Lenshis 
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?

a  Sweeping through the Dragon Empire
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Sylilan depiction of Sheng
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 Youthuppans 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  Hestus, Targos, Kuranits and Keternung
b  Hestus, Targos, Kuranits, Keternung and the Dog Star
c   Hestus, Kuranits and Keternung
d  Kuranits, Keternung and the Dog Star

Answers:  All have a shrine to each listed
a  No other effect
b  2 Star rune checks
c  Movement rune check
d  Star rune check               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  Arginu, Lorest, Tarmenu and Oijampek
b  Arginu, Lorest and Oijampek
c  Arginu alone

Answers:  All have a shrine to each listed
a  Check to Morale resource
b  No other effect
c  2 checks to Horse rune          All Beast checks become Horse rune


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  Checks to Harmony and Peace resources
c  Checks to Death and Spirit runes
d  No other effect
e  Check to Magic resource


After Question 18 the questions diverge depending upon whether the clan are based in the west, centre, east or north of Pent.


Western Sequence

19    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
g  Yara and the Mother of the Soul Eater
h  Yara and Argoom
i  None.  We prefer to forget them

Answers: A shrine to each of those listed
a  2 Checks to the Hell rune.           Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune 
b  2 Checks to the Disorder rune.  Change all Courage checks to Wrathful virtue
c  Check to Death rune                     Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune
d  3 checks to Darkness rune, & all Pious checks to Vengeful virtue
e   3 checks to Shadow rune            Economy: Slaving
f   Change all Pious checks to Pessimist virtue
g  No other effect
h  3 Checks to Callous virtue
i  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 Hate Tricksters
e  Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
f   Shrine                                       Check to Spirit rune
g  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

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 Hirenmadorings 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: Hirenmadorings                              Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Hirenmadorings                             Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Hirenmadorings


24  The Lenshi are also kin, and they have split into those on the steppe and those who
       shelter in stone tents.  They are Pentans, but only just.  How do you view them?

a  We despise the Karasali
b  We hate them
c  We accept them
d  We tolerate them
e  We are allied to them

Answers
a  The clan Despise Karasali
b  The clan Hate Lenshis                         Recent Enemy: Lenshis
c   No effect
d  Check to Proud and Arrogant virtues
e  Recent Friend: Lenshis


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  Our kin, the Korer
g  None of them
h  We need none but ourselves!

Answers
a-e  Recent Friend [ ]
f      Recent Friend: Korer                       Change Courage checks to Brutal virtue
g     No effect
h     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, unfortunately
k  None, thankfully

Answers
a-i  Recent Enemy: [ ]
j      Recent Enemy: Korer                Lose Peace, Morale and Traditionalist checks
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  Check to Movement rune                                  The clan Fear Pack Spiders
d  Lose all Darkness and Shadow checks           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 Vuranostum's land
d  Re-unite all our kin

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
d  Check to Traditionalist virtue                   Change Pessimist checks to Determined 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
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Red Hair Tribe merchants in Chern Durel
       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 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
g  Yara and the Mother of the Soul Eater
h  None.  We prefer to forget them

Answers: A shrine to each of those listed
a  2 Checks to the Hell rune.           Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune 
b  2 Checks to the Disorder rune.  Change all Courage checks to Wrathful virtue
c  Check to Death rune                     Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune
d  3 checks to Darkness rune, & all Pious checks to Vengeful virtue
e   3 checks to Shadow rune            Economy: Slaving
f   Change all Pious checks to Pessimist virtue
g  No other effect
 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  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                                       Check to Spirit rune
e  Shrine                                       Check to Wealth resource
f   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

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 Hirenmadorings 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: Hirenmadorings                              Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Hirenmadorings                             Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Hirenmadorings


24  The Lenshi are also kin  Their numbers are low, and their spiritual powers few.  
       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                            The clan Despise Lenshis
b  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
c  Recent Friend: Lenshis                                     Check to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Lenshis                                    Checks to  Magic resource
     The clan Hate Lenshis


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  Check to Movement rune                                  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?
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Targosite slave awaiting auction 

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
d  Re-unite all our kin

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
d  Lose all negative relationships with Pentans, & 2 Competitive checks


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?
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Red Hair Tribe Ambassadorial Party

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



Northern Sequence


19    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  Yara
e  Yara and the Mother of the Soul Eater
f  None.  We prefer to forget them, having more than enough to deal with

Answers: A shrine to each of those listed
a  2 Checks to the Hell rune.           Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune 
b  2 Checks to the Disorder rune.  Change all Courage checks to Wrathful virtue
c  Check to Death rune                     Change all Spirit checks to the Hell rune
d  Change all Pious checks to Pessimist virtue
e  No other effect
  Change Optimist checks to Fatalist 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  Oakfed
b  Icebane
c  No!  We are pure
d  An independent spirit cult
e  A landscape spirit cult
f  Karesk the Hawk

Answers
a  Shrine                                       Check to Fire and Spirit runes
b  Shrine                                       The clan Hate Hollri
c  Checks to Magic resource and Puritanical and Traditionalist virtues
d  Shrine                                       Check to Spirit rune
e  Shrine                                       Check to Wealth resource
f   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

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 Digijelm rove up into the north, although they lack their chitinous herds here!
       They are our ancient foe and present competitors for the resources of the Tundra, but
       some of them are anxious to trade.  What contact do you have with them?

a  As little as possible
b  As we struggle for what little the land has
c  At spear point!
d  We trade, to improve our chance of survival

Answers
a  Check to Traditionalist virtue
b  Check to Competitive virtue                                 Recent Enemy: Digijelm
c  Checks to War and Magic resources                    Recent Enemy: Digijelm
d  Check to Peace resource                                        Lose Competitive check
     The clan Tolerate Digijelm

23  The hulking cousins of the Digijelm slouch still further north.  They do not trade with 
       us, and we fight when we meet them.  How do you interact with them?

a  They are our ritual foe
b  We try not to
c  We fight when we must
d  We fight whenever we meet

Answers
a  Shrine: Icebane                                Checks to Magic resource and Pious virtue
b  The clan Fear Uzhim
c   Recent Enemy: Uzhim
d  Recent Enemy: Uzhim                   Checks to War and Magic resources


24  The Lenshi are our kin  Their numbers are low, and their spiritual powers few
       They compete with us for the limited resources of the Tundra. 
       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  2 Checks to Competitive virtue                       The clan Distrust Lenshis
b  One Check to Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
c  Recent Friend: Lenshis                                     
d  Recent Enemy: Lenshis                                    The clan Hate Lenshis


25  The demons of ice are worse by far than even the Uzhim.  Their powers are mighty, 
       their spirits are fell, and their curses beset the land.  How do you treat them?

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

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


26  Are there any you regard as friends upon the Tundra?

a  None
b  We must trust in ourselves alone
c  Only those we have killed!
d  Traders from the warm lands

Answers
a  Lose Wealth, Peace and Communication checks      Check to Pessimist virtue
b  Lose Wealth, Morale and Communication checks    Check to Suspicious virtue
c  Change Suspicious checks to Boastful virtue
d  Check to Communication rune
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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Northern Targosite Family

a  Nur San
b  Fell Wolves
c  Quenlarg
d  Who cares?  Drive them all off!

Answers  
a  The clan Fear Nur San
b  The clan Fear Fell Wolves
c  The clan Fear Quenlarg
d  Check to Courage 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

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  The north is ours!

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 Uzhim, Hate Hollri, Hate Digijelm, Hate Lenshis and 
    Hate Sheng's Imported Pentans               2 Checks to Competitive 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  They are too far south for us to have an opinion

Answers
a  The clan Hate Red Hair Tribe
b  The clan Pity Red Hair Tribe
c  No effect



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

Answers
a  Recent Friend: Chern Durelites
b  Propitiatory Shrine: Black Sun                            Checks to Magic resource and Fire rune
c  Propitiatory Shrine: Blood Sun                            Checks to Death and Fire runes
d  The clan Despise Chern Durelites                       Check to Arrogant virtue
e  Recent Enemy: Chern Durelites
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A Kareskite Standard

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  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

Answers
a  Propitiatory 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
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 Hirenmadorings 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: Hirenmadorings                              Two checks to Peace resource
d  Recent Enemy: Hirenmadorings                             Checks to War and Magic resources
     The clan Hate Hirenmadorings
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.
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Chern Durelite influenced depiction
of the East Sting Wind
       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
             Hestus                                                                                 West King Wind
             Targos                                                                                 South Rage Wind
             Kuranits                                                                              North War Wind
             Keternung                                                                           East Sting Wind
             Dog Star and/or Karesk                                                   Storm Stallions
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?

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?

a  Fell Wolf
b  Urgarugar
c  Pack Spiders
d  Romal
e  Huan To
f  Pocharngans

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


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 follow, in fervent hope for 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   Zolathi Dojo present.  2 checks to Mysticism rune.  2 Loyal to Sheng Seleris virtue
    Change Pessimist & Fatalist checks to Optimist 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?

If Path of Fire:a  Bring Sheng Back
b  Punish the Kralorelans
c  Re-unite all our kin

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'   
c  Check to Traditionalist virtue                   Change Pessimist checks to Determined virtue

If Path of the Storm:
a  Bring Sheng Back
b  Punish the Kralorelans
c  Bring the Blasting Winds to the West

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'   
c  2 Checks to Storm rune                                        War & Magic resources
    The clan Hate Lunars and Hate Yelmites         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

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


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 Targosites 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






































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