HarnChar

October 31, 2017

HarnChar is a Java-based command-line application that randomly generates one or more HM3 full characters including all extended attributes of the character profile, occupation and starting skills, or randomly generates simple sets of attributes.  It will optionally print plaintext output, or produce nicely formatted PDF files with optional character images and biographies (if supplied by you) à la Friends, Foes & Followers.

HarnChar also includes a customizable name generator that can be invoked independently. The name generator will produce female or male Hârnic Human, Sindarin or (vaguely) Khuzdul names. Both given and clan names will be produced.

There’s more information in the ReadMe.pdf file included in the download.

by Chad


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Tormau Apothecary

October 31, 2017

At 26, Gweyn of Kesham is one of the youngest masters in the Rethemi Apothecaries’ Guild, succeeding her father in the Tormau franchise. Half-Kuboran, Gweyn undertakes herb-gathering expeditions into Peran a few times a year. Coupled with her excellent relations with the Earl of Tormau, her tribal heritage and her mastery of the language and customs helps safeguard her when in Kuboran territory.

This two page expansion for Tormau describes the local apothecary shop and its colourful characters in the standard CGI format. Three adventure hooks are included.

by Bernhard Bihler


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Spells of Kaelyn Aletta

October 31, 2017

Kaelyn Aletta is an Odivshe shek-p’var detailed in Friends, Foes & Followers – Part 15 (qv). The four spells of the Odivshe convocation she created to qualify for advancement to shenava are here for your enjoyment.

by Megan Daley & Matt Roegner


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 15

October 31, 2017

Part 15 of 15 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 article is a collaborative effort by four writers, Megan Daley (1 character), Rebecca Downey (5 characters), Sonia Handforth-Kome (3 characters), and Taren Scott (3 characters). Kerry Mould sponsored the art and did the layout. The editing was by Brent Bailey. This article also sees the return to FFF of the talented artist, Juha Makkonen. He has created some great new character pieces for this article.

All of the characters in this article are female:

  • a tough, hard drinking, fighting order Erken (chosen “man”)
  • a waif-like street urchin who moonlights as a cat burglar
  • an Uthreim Roliri ranger with a herding dog
  • the madam of a courtesan house who has exceptional abilities
  • a cook who can read and has captured the heart of a knight
  • the tallest, most attractive, shepherdess in the Hundred
  • a second-born fighting order knight
  • a commoner elevated to knighthood for extreme bravery
  • a Larnain priestess with a mysterious past
  • a gentle Peonian priestess known for her “velvet fist”
  • a hard of hearing Fyvrian Shek P’var shenava
  • a mischievous Odivshe Shek P’var satia-mavari, and her spells (qv)

Please enjoy. Your feedback and comments are always welcome.

Curated by Kerry Mould


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The Gentry

October 2, 2017

“They’re either nouveau riche parvenus trying to weasel their way into places they aren’t wanted, or they are scions of noble houses trying to cling to status they no longer deserve. Bloody uppity folk, either way.” Sir Asoborn Rintaren, talking about the gentry.

The Gentry long to return to the ranks of the nobility, and they carry attitudes and customs they think places them above their fellow free farmers, and well above the peasants. This article looks at these attitudes and more throughout Harn and western Lythia.

by Michael Mann


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HarnMaster Martial Arts

October 2, 2017

Finally, a comprehensive rule set for Harnmaster III Martial Arts. This is a derivative piece pulling together rules found both in core rulebook and from others in the community with some flavour text and additional details added to fill out the system. Hopefully, readers may find it useful.

by Joseph McCallum


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Major Knights of Kanday

October 2, 2017

Part 4 of 4 in the series Heraldry

The major knights of Kanday are the bailiffs or constables of keeps, holding these strongholds for the great of the kingdom. Others are sheriffs/constables appointed by the king. Some are members of the Great Clans themselves or holders of significant manors. No fewer than three of these are members of the powerful clan Milaka. The other knights here are leaders of families who control the most manors and/or acreage in the kingdom of Kanday.

by Matthew Roegner


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Bastune House

June 25, 2017

Bastune House is a fitting home for the appetites and ambitions of its chief resident, Lady Peresta Bastune. Whereas her husband, the Baron Greon Bastune, has been wenching and spending his way towards what is seemingly an inevitable downfall, Lady Peresta’s “legendary” infidelities, manage to further her ends. Her son Lyndar is purportedly not the product of her marriage to Greon Bastune, but rather of a liaison with the king’s bastard and Marshal of the Royal Guard, Koris Harabor. The Lady has all the makings of a compelling figure and NPC for any Kaldor campaign, and Bastune House provides an excellent platform for her, from which she can exercise all her charms.

Bastune House (Tahsal H3) is, first and foremost, an expression of the author’s simple desire to develop a floorplan for a townhouse in Tashal. It seemed like a good place to start. It’s big! — a little bigger than Caldeth’s house across the street and twice the size of Cheselyne’s house (Tashal H9).

Nevertheless, what is presented here is neither a detailed history of the house, nor a thorough description of its inhabitants. The house wasn’t built to fit into a particular campaign. As it developed, the floorplan suggested so many possible narratives that it seemed a shame to commit to just one. Numerous possibilities could be suggested, but let’s let the house speak for itself.

by Matt Leber


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Tome of Cantrips

June 12, 2017

When an individual becomes a satia-mavari shek-p’var (a journeyman mage), they will often forget the simple spells they learned and used as a mavari. But there may be a place for them in a mage’s repertoire.

This 78 page article contains over 70 small, slightly useful spells for any who care to make use of them in creative and innovative ways. Need the milk cooled? Chill it. Tired of washing the windows the old fashioned way; Clean it, or maybe Dust it. The master poking holes in the toe of his sock? Stitch it.

by Joseph McCallum


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Ulmstane

June 12, 2017

Ulmstane village lies in eastern Chybisa on the banks of the Ulmerien River. Ulmstane holds the chapter house for the only Chybisan body of the Laranian fighting order, Lady of Paladins. The village is essentially a military outpost, rather than a traditional peasant village.

Written in 2003 and now available once more, this 18 page article complements the Lady of Paladins (qv) article by Kerry Mould.

by Aaron Kavli


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