Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Riders of A Thousand Names

One of the expeditions in the land of Xan Than Du managed to track down the riders of a thousand names to their secret fortress.  The riders of the divine storm, the winds of destruction, protectors of the path,  horsemen of the emperor's will.  They have thousands of names for themselves and go into great lengths to know and boast of as many as possible. They follow no official chain of command to the Emperor of Xan Than Du and often act as bandits against even his forces,  but they see themselves as staunch defenders of the Xan Than Du culture and the religion of the Southern Path especially.  They are honour obsessed seek reknown and fame. To this end they raid the great northern desert, but are especially hostile to French forces.


Combat Equipment

Leather Poncho












2 silver
Light, Partial Armour,  (Ornamental is optional)

Turban











40 silver
Leather Cap,  Ornamental


Twin Katanas







100 silver (always sold as a pair), ?d2 weeks
Medium, Slashing, Hand and a Half, Defensive

Bola










2 silver
Throwing, Exotic, Entangling, Blunt

Repeating Crossbow









5 silver
Medium, piercing, repeating, ineffective



Exploratory Gear

Dowsing Rod












10 silver

Medallion of the Southern Path












45 silver

Sacred Oils












10 silver



Supplies

Skin of Pomegranate Wine












6 copper, 1 dot

Tiger Meat










20 silver, ?d8 weeks
1 dot


Herbal Salve













3 silver

Cheap Horse Feed












1 copper for 1 day (for a horse)
2 dots


Sorghum Bread










8 copper for 3 days
2 dots



Animals

Stallion









150 silver

Falcon









200 silver, ?d4 weeks

Friday, August 4, 2017

Villages of the Jungle Cannibals

One of the British expeditions in the land of Xan Than Du decided to try to traverse the inner jungle by river with one of their fishing boats portaged to the new French settlement.   They soon became involved in a feud between the two diminutive tribes who guard the jungle,   the Tcho Loompa who celebrate the hedonistic sweetness of life through cannibalism and the Tcho Oompa who give sombre respect the bitter taste of death through cannibalism.   Despite being nearly boiled alive in a re-purposed Cathedral bell that seem to have been left behind by an Andorran conquistador their fearless professor was able to learn their tongue and negotiate safe passage in their lands.

Below are the goods one can buy from both the Tcho Oompa and Tcho Loompa.  If an expedition only has safe access to one tribe, goods from the other tribe are five times as much as they are only available as war looting.


Combat Equipment

Blowgun








2 silver
Medium (for size half),  Long Range, Minor, Ineffective, Ranged

Darts












3 cp each,  1sp for quiver

Copper Javelin







20 silver
Medium (for size half),  reach, throwing, piercing



Exploratory Gear

Twine









5cp for 50ft
1 dot

Hammock












1 silver
1 dot

Magic Charm









50 silver, ?d4 weeks
1 dot

Supplies

Bushmeat










1 cp a day
1 dot


Assorted Nuts









1 sp for 2 days  (Tcho Oompa)
1 dot


Fresh Fruit










1cp for 1 day (Tcho Loompa)
2 dots


Cocoa Beans










10 sp (Tcho Oompa)


Fruit Syrup












5 sp (Tcho Loompa)



Sacrificial Meat










5 sp for 1 day  (?d4 weeks)
1 dot


Animals

Tiny Frog











30sp  (?d6 weeks)