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

September 27, 2016

Part 1 of 16 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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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 4

January 20, 2008

Part 2 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foe & 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. Illustrated by Juha Makkonen, the file contains the following characters:

  • a physician,
  • a cook,
  • a hunter,
  • a litigant,
  • an ostler,
  • a female knight,
  • a man-at-arms,
  • a mercenary,
  • a weaponcrafter,
  • a caravan guard,
  • an Anoa barbarian, and
  • an intelligent monster

by Kerry Mould


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 5

January 20, 2008

Part 3 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

The HârnCon III Edition

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters (by Kerry Mould) 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 HârnCon III edition includes 12 NPCs who can be used individually or as one of two groups. In response to a request at HârnCon III, Kerry has have created two 2pp articles detailing ‘The Pentacle’ (by John Sgammato & Kerry Mould) and ‘Andel’s Entourage’ (by Andy Gibson and Kerry Mould) AKA “A Company of Adventurers” or ACOA1 and 2. These pre-made adventuring groups are perfect for convention play or as a sample group for new players. The FFF NPC sheets have also been improved in response to fan suggestions. The nationality has been removed from the front page and a more user-friendly stat box with all default skills and a new easy to follow format have been adopted. Illustrated by Richard Luschek, the file contains the following characters:

  • an animal trainer,
  • a cook,
  • a gladiator,
  • herdsman,
  • a scribe,
  • an astrologer,
  • an embalmer,
  • a seaman,
  • a Lia Kavair (thief),
  • an Exchequer clerk,
  • a guardsman, and
  • a legionnaire.

by Various


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 6

January 20, 2008

Part 4 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

The ‘Firefly’ 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; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

This file 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). The first group, ACOC3 (by Andy Gibson, Ken Snellings, and Kerry Mould) is the crew and passengers of the ‘Lorkin’.

This edition also includes three characters inspired by Bernard Knight’s series “Crowner John“, ACOC4 (by Kerry Mould) groups these into the Agents of the Crown.

Illustrated by Juha Makkonen, the file contains the following characters:

  • a cleric of Peoni,
  • a cleric of Siem,
  • a courtesan,
  • a physician,
  • a pilot,
  • a shipwright,
  • a guildsman’s offspring,
  • a yeoman LF (light foot),
  • a guardsman MF (medium foot)
  • a yeoman SB (short bow)

by Kerry Mould, Andy Gibson, Ken Snellings


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 7

January 28, 2008

Part 5 of 16 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 layout and editing by Kerry Mould and illustrated by Richard Luschek, this installment features:

  • a wealthy Ivinian weaponcrafter,
  • a thugish journeyman hideworker,
  • one of the urban poor who is not all he seems,
  • a sickly Ivinian skald,
  • an experienced mercenary (medium horse),
  • a Khuzan siege engineer,
  • a crazed Ilviran cleric (is there any other sort?),
  • a short huscarl (medium foot),
  • a lovelorn clansman (unarmored foot),
  • a caravan guard with ambitions,
  • a forester with bedroom eyes, and
  • a brigand with a grudge.

by John S. Daniel II


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 8

January 28, 2008

Part 6 of 16 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 layout and editing by Kerry Mould and illustrations by Juha Makkonen, this installment contains:

  • a Sarajin cleric from Ivinia,
  • her sister the scribe,
  • a twisted renegade Savoryan mage,
  • a gambling crazed mercantyler,
  • an unguilded thief,
  • a herald with his fingers in many pies,
  • a yeoman longbowman,
  • a knight in khuzan armour,
  • a member of the Crimson Dancer,
  • a Bujoc hunter,
  • a Hodiri horseman, and
  • a knight whom you don’t want to meet on a dark night.

by John S. Daniel II


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 9

January 28, 2008

Part 7 of 16 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. A companion to The Earl’s Progress (qv) and Caldeth Townhouse (qv), this edition includes twelve NPCs suitable for use as part of the adventure or separately within a noble household or entourage. It has NPCs from all levels of Hârnic society, including nobles (Laranian cleric, squire and noble offspring), guildsmen and highly ranked commoners (steward, ostler and harper), and commoners (servant, domestic, falconer, teamster, yeoman and scout).

by Kerry Mould


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 10

February 11, 2008

Part 8 of 16 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 installment contains:

  • an Agrikan cleric,
  • a Peonian cleric,
  • a Save-K’norran cleric
  • a prostitute,
  • a hideworker,
  • an innkeeper,
  • a litigant,
  • an Odivshe mage,
  • a mercantyler,
  • a timberwright,
  • a dilettante, and
  • the Grandmaster of the Lady of Paladins fighting order at Cundras.

by Kerry Mould and John S. Daniel II


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Thonahexus 6

February 1, 2008

Part 9 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Thonahexus 6 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; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without. These characters are from the adventure St. Melik’s Broadsword, available from Thonahexus 6. This installment is not illustrated but that doesn’t detract from its usefulness. The characters included are:

  • a squire (Alnu of Chawla),
  • a fur mercant (Bertram of Werster),
  • a priestess of Larani (Dana of Somner),
  • a priest of Sarajin (Danial of Beldesa),
  • a valhakar (Davin of Jalp),
  • a knight of Larani (Derak of Brundela),
  • an Odivshe shek p’var (Jeve of Elmin), and
  • a landed knight (Leon of Enhargen).

by Jonathon Nicholas


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Uthriem Roliri

October 22, 2008

Part 10 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Uthriem Roliri Edition

This collection of NPCs is meant to complement the Uthriem Roliri article from CGI. The Uthriem Roliri is a brotherhood of human woodsmen. As followers of Siem, the group’s driving purpose is to protect the wilderness and its wildlife. Despite sharing a common body of beliefs and goals, there is considerable diversity among the members.

The goal of this NPC collection is to illustrate that diversity by giving examples of Uthriem Roliri members with different ranks, genders, ages, social status, occupations, religious backgrounds, and locations. The NPCs follow the format of the “Friends, Foes & Followers” series and features illustrations, descriptions, and statistics. The NPCs include:

  • a teenage woodward (Apprentice)
  • a Fyvrian Shek Pvar (Apprentice)
  • a scout for Fur Road caravans and pilgrim groups (Ranger)
  • a cartographer and Salt Route scout (Ranger)
  • a huntsman along the Silver Way (Ranger)
  • a royal forester (Ranger)
  • a bounty hunter who specializes in the undead (Ranger)
  • a shepherd with a secret identity (Ranger)
  • a cleric who is a healer and herbalist (Guardian)
  • a cleric who ministers to an outlaw community (Guardian)
  • a noble bailiff (Warden)
  • a hermit with a storied past (Warden)

by Brent Bailey


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