Arcane Patron: Hidden Lord, God of Secrets

“Wizards, sorcerers and witches have an unending thirst for hidden knowledge. It is thus no surprise that the God of Secrets is willing to deal with them, offering patronage and power to those who dare to step closer to his hooded form.

Supplicants would serve well to be wary though, as Hidden Lord is himself a secret, his origins and true form a mystery to even the most knowledgeable scholars.”

In my table, only a few gods with established cults deign to offer patronage to arcane casters. Hidden Lord, God of Secrets is one of these deities.

One of my players is running an aspiring wizard with a focus towards shadows and subterfuge, and requested the rules of Hidden Lords patronage, so here they are!

Cheers,

AMP

Patron details – Hidden Lord: DCC_Patron_HiddenLord_AMP

 

Narrimunth, Spawnmother of Rats

“‘Twas awful! The sewers, they were full of ’em! Jus’ like a roiling, furry wave! Claws and snouts, and them little beady eyes!

Me an Johnson, we ran like bats outta hell after opening that door down there. But it were of no use! The swarm jus’ caught up wiv’ us an’ ran us down. Then it turned around, like a tide turns, and carried us deep into the old parts of the sewer, where no one’s been for ages…

I don’ remember much after that. Jus’ many voices speaking to us. Many eyes. Tails knotted… I woke up in that there alley, jus’ a while ago…

Any’ow, how much fer that wheel’o’cheese? Yeah, the ripe one there. You weren’t going to throw it away were ya? The smell brought me ‘ere, sell it to me fer half price will ya? I’ve got a mighty ‘unger fer some smelly cheese, ever since I woke up. Mus’ be me nerves.”

Narrimunth, Spawnmother of Rats was actually the first ever thing I wrote for the campaign I ran last winter. The group wandered into the silver mine in #1 Idyll’s of the Rat King, and grabbed the statue of Narrimunth on the first level, and the orphan-wizard of the group decided to try to court her as a patron.

This version is heavily edited from the original version, with a number of changes based on testing. Check it out!

Cheers,

AMP

Patron – Narrimunth, Spawnmother of Rats: DCC_Patron_Narrimunth_AMP

Friggseth, the Seed in the Earth

“A seed.

A simple seed is all it takes.

To connect with the future, to create anew.

Too bad you’ll end up reaping what you sow, maybe. Unless you get cut down early in a shower of blood and sparks. And maybe even then, you might end up with a leafy future.”

So, I’ve been traveling a lot this summer. This means no access to my notes, and no dedicated desk. BUT this is what I came up with in Gdansk, while a storm raged around me. It’s raining pretty hard right now as well, so I might as well post it to match the mood. Rain and storm is a good sign, right?

Inspired by Yddgrrl, the World Root from the main rulebook, and struggling to balance my game world, I came up with the name last winter while setting up the “pantheon scroll” for my campaign (you can find it here ).

I only wrote it up now because one of my own characters – an elven combination of a half-witted Legolas and Batman – wants a little variety.

And there must be some lawful aligned patrons, right?

So, meet Friggseth, the Seed in the Earth. Complete with patron taints, an Invoke Patron table, a patron spell. And I guess technically a new class as well.

I’m already working on a funnel adventure which relies on the phytoids and Friggseth’s leafy future, so stay posted. And please, give me feedback!

Cheers,

AMP

Patron – Friggseth, the Seed in the Earth: DCC_Patron_Friggseth_AMP