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4/01/2013

Petty Gods: Non-Arthurian Knights

James Ward included a section in TSR's DEITIES & DEMI-GODS devoted to Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. These weren't the only non-deities in the book, but they were the only ungodly group to have their own section.



What if PETTY GODS had its own cadre of knights under the auspices of a charismatic, more-than-slightly crazy leader? Not a rehash of the Arthurian guys, mind you. Instead these Knights of the Hexagram would be aligned with Chaos, sacking towns and villages for the simple pleasure of it.

What I'm looking for:

Send me your Sir [Insert Name Here] of [Insert Epithet Here] statted out like our deity entries. He should be in possession of a magical weapon or accouterments that give him an edge over your average mook. He could even be blessed or cursed in some very specific way. Consider all Knights of the Hexagram to be 6th to 8th level fighters. 

Gotta killer concept for our Anti-Arthur? (Maybe based on Crowley?) Lay it on me:

flowthrake AT gmail DOT com

UPDATE:
Thought about it some more and this occurred to me:


CONCEPT: Vader/Crowley as the Anti-Arthur

20 comments:

  1. How about we make some warriors the that bear a chaos symbol and dress in brightly coloered armor and worship chaos daemons... er demons and see what a certain company has to say about that...

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    1. Now that's just the type of melee we're trying to avoid...

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  2. The Anti-Arthur will be a king, with people to govern? And their knights will be land owners, with their own peasants to govern?

    Or just a sect of militarized chaos worshipers?

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    1. The latter I guess. Whereas Arthur's knights have a realm to protect, the Knights of the Hexagram seek to undermine civilization in the name of Chaos.

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    2. Keep the ideas coming though. We can keep adding yeast to this bread.

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  3. I suppose the name Emrikol would be just too darned obvious, yes?

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    1. Ooh, but an anagram of Emrikol wouldn't be.

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    2. Yes, Enriko was once the master of a great manor. Something happened [what?] and he turned to a life of rape and pillage.

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    3. Enriko himself was raped and pillaged.

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  4. What about instead of King Arthur, we turned to the Song of Roland for our chaotic inspiration?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_of_Roland

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    1. I'm down with that. Please elucidate.

      Btw scroll to bottom of GGMLK for archive action.

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  5. The true anti-Arthur is Bea:

    http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTkzNDg0ODg4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDEwOTEz._V1._SY314_CR16,0,214,314_.jpg

    Woman instead of man, surname instead of given, feathers instead of mail. That sort of thing.

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  6. This knights stuff may not pan out. I'm already getting a little bored with them. Needs more hooks.

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  7. What about skipping the whole "knights of the table round" thing and going with a group of "eternal champions" cursed by destiny, fate and the whims of petty gods to wonder the planes, rudderless in the face of chaos ...

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  8. I don't know, I sort of dig this Thulsa Doom and his merry bunch of Satanic Fratboys idea. Bunch of dudes who can totally destroy peasant militia and have a laugh but when real professional hero types see their wanted posters (that's the PC's coming after them) they are going to get pulverized.

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  9. I'm thinking of the Twenty Knights of the Crimson Icosagram.

    If I knock them together can you find them a home?

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    1. Wow! Twenty? I could do the stat blocks as a table, I suppose. Go for it!

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    2. Well, not so much 20 guys. I'm not going for page-count whore here.
      More like Average Knight of Renown and Knight of Quality-style entries, and then their Master Commander; a pages 17 & 18 of Deities & Demigods kind of thing.
      Cool?

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    3. Right on, that sounds do-able.

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