Monday, August 22, 2016

1d12 Random Warriors, Poets, & Wizards From The Dreamlands Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Between the haze & the ripples of heat in the wasteland warriors, dreamers, poets, and wizards ride out from between worlds. These beings are from the dreamlands far alien wastelands of far off worlds; they come seeking employment and are often sell swords of the most dangerous aspect.
"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. For them are the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries. They climb to the moonlit towers of ruined Rhine castles, and falter down black cobwebbed steps beneath the scattered stones of forgotten cities in Asia. The haunted wood and the desolate mountain are their shrines, and they linger around the sinister monoliths on uninhabited islands. But the true epicure in the terrible, to whom a new thrill of unutterable ghastliness is the chief end and justification of existence, esteems most of all the ancient, lonely farmhouses of backwoods New England; for there the dark elements of strength, solitude, grotesqueness, and ignorance combine to form the perfection of the hideous."
(“The Picture in the House”, 12 December 1920)

Often these beings bare the hideous marks and mutations of dream corruption having fought with many nightmares & creatures or demons of unreality. They will often have 1d6 weird or horrid mutations borne by lingering in strange veils beyond the ken of health minds. Those who have truck with these mercenaries & poets of the weird have a 30% chance of contracting a bit of the dream plague. A save vs spells may hold at bay  this dream corruption for 1d8 months but the infection of it may return to warp the sanity or skin of its victims.

It moves me most when slanting sunbeams glow
On old farm buildings set against a hill,
And paint with life the shapes which linger still
From centuries less a dream than this we know.
In that strange light I feel I am not far
From the fixt mass whose sides the ages are.

(Fungi from Yuggoth: Continuity, 1929)

  1.  The Count Inchae a warrior of 5th level with an arm of silver and gold whose skin glows and writhes with the souls of his enemies. His mount is a half demonic & weird mutant creature from beyond the pale he seeks payment and justice for his wife's murders whom he is tracking across dimensions
  2. Ituthanglldror of Ob a poet & prince among the areas along Sanarth who has wandered across countless worlds in his quest for the dream that will set his people free from their curse. He is a 6th level bard & story teller who spins takes from the lost dreams of others.
  3. Lulurcha is a warrior without peer whose children were murdered by raiders from the Plateau of Leng, she seeks revenge & wanders the planes in search of the trail of the raiders.
  4. Mautungu is a dangerous man of few words who is on the trail of the cult of the dreams of  Cthulhu  who wish to use the insanity of when the stars are right to harvest the nightmares of the weak and insane.
  5. Moguthellurur chief of the guardians of Kadath in the cold waste, she was forced out after a rival summoned a night guant to carry this 7th level warrior to the Abyss of the Dreamlands. She travels even now out  for revenge.
  6. Nglaurc former servant of the Moon Beasts & currently 6th level bard with the outrider clan and a known trouble maker.
  7. Orindul former merchant now turned wizard whose blood ties run deep in the dreamlands and whose black spells have trapped many a maiden or fighter in their webs.
  8. Otungitu - The former student of a black wizard who stole a magical sword and whose fighting prowess is only matched by his sense of black purpose and an evil aura that hangs around him. The magic sword has taken over their lives for the worse.
  9. Rimoglrdethm former member of the cult of Set now seeking to serve the gods of Earth and fight against the Great Old Ones
  10. Saeth  wizard of the purple veil and render of worlds, this wizard is an astral menace who ravages the dreams of sleeping humans & harvests the energies for his own dark purpose. But he is for hire for the right price.
  11. Weglrduthmm a seemingly dirty poor warrior is actually the prince of his own dream kingdom who has fallen on hard times and now works as a poet of the strange and unusual. He uses a combination of magic & might to rid the other worldly Mythos. He owns several scrolls to help him in his quest to track down all of the cultists of the Old Ones.
  12.  Fathiarauror is a bounty hunter, dream thief, and harvester of the nightmare realm. This man uses a dangerous magic to trap others in their own webs of lies and forbidden knowledge, 

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