Friends, Foes & Followers — Parts 4, 5, 6

April 1, 2017

Part 2 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

This zip file contains 36 fully developed characters, including 11 military, 1 barbarian, 10 guildsmen, 4 unguilded, 4 nobles, 4 priests, 1 mage and 1 non-human. It replaces FFF 4 (4422 downloads), 5 (4581 downloads) and 6 (4876 downloads).

This updated and revised edition of FFF 4, 5 and 6 contains all the same characters, but upgraded to the final FFF format. It incorporates many changes, big and small, including removing the name and nationality from the front page to allow the GM to rename the character to fit his or her needs. Kerry has also updated index numbers and added a full HarnMaster Character Profile.

In response to a request at HârnCon III, Kerry has created two 2pp articles detailing pre-made adventuring groups known as ‘A Company of Adventurers’ (ACOA). These are perfect for convention play or as a sample group for new players.

FFF 5 is the HârnCon III edition and includes two ACOA groups: ‘The Pentacle’ (by John Sgammato & Kerry Mould) and ‘Andel’s Entourage’ (by Andy Gibson and Kerry Mould).

FFF 6 includes nine characters inspired by the Sci-Fi series “Firefly” transposed into the world of Harn as seagoing folk instead of spacefaring folk. Their ship is a 64 foot dak, the ‘Lorkin’ (qv), a medieval type of ship known to us as a cog which—despite its connections to FFF6—can be used separately for any seaborne adventures, perhaps starting with Sail Ho! (qv). ACOA 3, ‘The Crew of the Lorkin’ (by Andy Gibson, Ken Snellings, and Kerry Mould) includes the officers and passengers of the ‘Lorkin’.

FFF 6 also includes three characters inspired by Bernard Knight’s series “Crowner John“, ACOA 4 (by Kerry Mould) groups these into the ‘Agents of the Crown.’

These 36 FFFs are produced by the Harn Writers Guild (HWG). They are written by Kerry Mould (14), John S. Daniel II (12), John Sgammato (6), Ken Snelling (3) and Andy Gibson (1). They are illustrated by Juha Makkonen (24) and Richard Luschek (12).

by Kerry Mould


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 14

March 16, 2017

Part 14 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

Special thanks goes out to Rob Barnes, who sponsored all of the art by the always amazing Richard Luschek. The illustrations were originally created for Rob’s Lynnfana Hundred campaign. They include two characters familiar to fans of The Earl’s Progress. It is my pleasure to add them to FFF for use by GMs.

This instalment contains:

  • a young, wealth widow Perfumer
  • a tough, female, talbar (riverboat) captain
  • an attractive thespian
  • an arrogant, noble bailiff, Sir Andro Valador, antagonist from The Earl’s Progress (q.v.)
  • a herald and chamberlain, Sir Gorlin Farafgar, important NPC from The Earl’s Progress (q.v.)
  • a Laranian knight inquisitor from a secret order
  • an Agrikan knight / spy mascarading as a Halean knight on the jousting circuit
  • his faithful Agrikan squire
  • an Ilviran priest with a club foot

You will note there are only nine characters in this edition. FFF 13 (Gargun Edition) had 15 characters, and the reduced number of characters in FFF 14 is to balance the two issues out to the average of twelve characters per issue.

by Kerry Mould


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Men In White

September 28, 2016

Part 13 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

The humans of Kethira are not ready for the reality of their world. Approximately 720 years ago, coinciding with the founding of Emelrene and Melderyn, much magic and arcana was driven underground. The existence of most magical or extraordinary beasts faded from human consciousness with the exception of a few species of creatures too large in number to be totally forgotten, including the gargun, ivashu, dragons, fey, and the odd chimera.

All creatures, races, and magical beasts were allowed to join polite human society provided they suitably disguise themselves as ordinary humans and register as outsiders with the Melderyn or Emelrene Registry of Arcana. This secret is the most jealously guarded knowledge of the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Gentle White Hand. Few outsiders know that all that stands between their simple world and the chaos of the abyss are…the Men in White!

by J. Patrick McDonald


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Parts 1, 2, 3

September 27, 2016

Part 1 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

This zip file contains 36 fully developed characters, including a yeoman, three barbarians, twelve guildsmen, thief, brigand, ten commoners, five nobles, and three priests.  It replaces FFF 1 (5432 downloads), 2 (4552 downloads) and 3 (4096 downloads).

This updated and revised edition of FFF 1, 2 and 3 contains all the same characters, but upgraded to the format finalized in FFF 12.  It incorporates many changes, big and small, including removing the name from the front page to allow the GM to rename the character to fit his or her needs, updated index numbers, and a full HarnMaster Character Profile.

These 36 FFFs are produced by the Harn Writers Guild (HWG).  They are written by Kerry Mould (31), Michael Bjurshagen (3), Sophia Tribad (1) and Jeremy Baker (1).  They are illustrated by Richard Luschek (32) and Juha Makkonen (4).

by Kerry Mould


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Misyn 9-10

May 8, 2015

This is a two page continuation of the CGI Misyn article by the same team that worked on that article. It consists of some material that was cut from the official article, including the stat blocks for Chola and her two henchmen. It also features a discussion of Ivashu capture techniques and a suggested adventure hook tying Chola to the material in the Ochrynn and Araka-Kalai articles.

by Rob Barnes


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The Black Company

March 31, 2015

The Black Company is a Golotha-based mercenary Company of Adventure. Although the Black Company is the name by which it is popularly known, it was initially called the Great Company of Jarin and later often just as the Jarin Company. Despite its name, personnel are drawn from a wide range of nationalities. The current composition of The Black Company is left deliberately vague so GMs can use it however they want. The PDF is beautifully rendered, and the map of the company’s location has also been added as an extra file so GMs can add additional elements, or print it separately for players.

by Joseph McCallum


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Balim House

July 28, 2013

Balim House is the luxurious residence of the powerful Earl Troda Dariune in Tashal, the royal capital of the Kingdom of Kaldor. This twelve page article describes the impressive townhouse of Troda Dariune, Earl of Balim. Complete with splendid Richard Luschek artwork, Balim House includes detailed plans and NPC descriptions. At Balim House, Clan Dariune showcase their wealth and power, hold elegant soirees, and plot intricate intrigues.

Balim House is a brilliant article for anyone interested in the political plotting going on in Kaldor. It includes character snapshots of major Clan personalities, and plenty of juicy ideas for games of intrigue and skulduggery. It also includes the background detail necessary to bring this group of fictional characters to life.

by Matt Roegner


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Uldien

October 13, 2012

Part 12 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Uldien Edition

A baker’s dozen personalities that stand for the best and worst in Uldien — from the high and mighty to the low and devious. These NPCs will widen a GM’s portfolio and bag of tricks for playing in Uldien.
Included in this deck of rogues and saints are:

  • Ferris of Thalbar, the baron’s falconer
  • Gaelen of Undren, purveyor most holy
  • Herdyn of Orrin, Uldien’s nightwatchman
  • Karsin Ubael the Elder, baron
  • Karsin Ubael the Younger, baron’s son
  • Kenna of Lennis, widowed innkeeper
  • Korrin of Pargin, wizard with a past
  • Mielinn of Klanan, well-connected apothecary
  • Selvos Yaronne, constable of Uldien
  • Serli Ubael the Elder, baroness
  • Serli Ubael the Younger, baron’s daughter
  • Sern of Targen, struggling merchant
  • Serolan Kolas Ubael, ambitious abbot

The NPCs are meant to be used with the Uldien article (qv) but most of them can easily be used in another context as well.

This supplement uses the older layout of the FFF series, since since my layout skills depend on a template. I hope this will not diminish this article’s usefulness to you.

by Bernhard Bihler


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 13

January 15, 2012

Part 11 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Gargun Edition

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; likely NPC opponents, possibly helpers, or even as PCs for an atypical Harn campaign, making these resources no GM should be without. With excellent artwork by Richard Luschek, and masterful editing by Brent Bailey and Kerry Mould, this instalment contains:

  • a  cunning Gargu-viasal king who hunts Khuzdul with a passion
  • a sadistic Gargu-hyeka king
  • a  brutal  “religious” Gargu-hyeka king
  • a  voracious Gargu-araki queen
  • a scheming Garg-hyeka queen with a powerful aid
  • a rebellious Gargu-khanu amazon  who leads her own “hive”
  • a stalwart and honor-bound Gargu-kyani amazon
  • a  psychotic Gargu-viasal berzerker
  • a Gargu-kyani “dog-whisperer”  who prefers the company of his dogs to other gargun
  • a  successful Gargu-khanu gladiator of the Pamensani games
  • a  crafty Gargu-araki and brains of a familiar duo
  • a  hulking idiot of a Gargu-khanu and boom companion to an Araki
  • a  reclusive Fyvrian mage with unconvential plans for gargun
  • a “civilized” Gargu-araki “son” of the Fyvrian mage
  • a monstrous Gargu aberrant with a mysterious past and a tragic future
  • 15 pages of character illustrations
  • a companion four page article of magical gargun artifacts

FFF13 is intended to be part of Kerry Mould’s excellent FFF series.  Therefore, an updated FFF index is provided, the headers have been set to match the color scheme, and a 15 page PDF with just character illustrations are provided for use.

Why gargun?  My first answer is “Because it hasn’t been done yet!”  The second answer is “13 seems an auspicious number for gargun.”  When I was first introduced to Harn, I wasn’t impressed with some of the more traditional elemenets; elves, dwarves, and orcs.  But over the years I’ve grown to appreciate the odious and vile species Harnians call “Foulspawn.”  My intent is not to take up the cry of “Orcs are people, too!” but rather to present a unique cast of Gargun who rise above the common sword fodder.  I hope to present execptional, or at least memorable, foes and possibly even “friends”, to inflict upon the inhabitants of Harn.  I hope you enjoy!

by Shawn Bond


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 12

September 14, 2011

Part 10 of 14 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without. With artwork by Richard Luschek, this instalment contains:

  • a Khuzdul clansman
  • a charcoaler
  • a glassworker
  • a lexigrapher
  • a miner
  • a perfumer
  • a tentmaker
  • a woodcrafter
  • a cartographer
  • a slave
  • a Patrician knight
  • a Jmorvi mage

With FFF 12, some minor changes have been made to the “final” layout introduced in FFF11.  A revised and updated index has been included which explains the new numbering system for FFFs and which now includes the name of every FFF character released to date by HWG including the FFF release number they can be found in.  The header on the text/stat side has been coloured to match the section shown in the index.  The rating system proved too cumbersome and has been eliminated.

On the request of a fan and great supporter of the FFF series, I have also included a twelve page pdf with just the character illustrations so you can use them wherever you like.

It is my intent to re-release FFF 1-11 in this “final” format as soon as possible.

by Kerry Mould


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