Classic Dragon magazine issue # 119 March 1987 has some really remarkable ideas within it for minor Cryptic Alliances & these have implications for our solar system White Star campaign.
Besides having a killer cover by artist Daniel Horne; "Daniel Horne, our cover artist this month, was in the mood to do a historical
subject. His painting, entitled The Real Reason the Romans left Britain, depicts a
little-known episode in British history, in which two Roman foot soldiers have
bumped into Kostchtchie, the surly fellow from page 40 of the Monster Manual II.
Of the unsquashed legionnaire, Daniel writes, Boy, is he going to get it!" Sorry got distracted by that awesome Dragon magazine cover. God I miss the real Dragon magazines. Right, so let's pick this up from this blog post here & talk about doing a solar system centric White Star game with the Starship Warden thrown in. Going over some of the huge swath of White Star titles that I own one in particular came to the fore. And perhaps it was talking with the author Timothy Brannan the other day ( hope your feeling better Timothy). The Sisters of the Aquarian Order (Aquarian Sister) dragged themselves kicking & screaming to my attention last night. Who are the Sisters of the Aquarian Order?!
Well, according to this May 2015 blog entry by Timothy; "The Sisters of the Aquarian Order (Aquarian Sister) have their geneses not only from my witch class (they can be considered to be the evolution of the Aquarian Tradtition) but also from such sources in Sci-Fi like the Bene Gesserit (Dune), the Sisterhood of Karn (Doctor Who) and the Night Sisters, the Witches of Dathomir (Star Wars)." What does this have to do with Dragon 119? Well, there's the Gamma World article, 'Politics Among The Rubble' by Lent and it happens to feature 'The Sisterhood of the Sword' aka 'The Sisterhood'. The Sisterhood breaks down as follows; " Tech Level II TYPES (females only): PSH (50%); H (45%); MA (15%) NUMBER: 1d10
BASE: B (2d6+3); C (3d10+25); D (3d100 + 50)
SECRET SIGN: Ancient symbol for womanhood, with a dagger and crosspiece as the
tail, emblazoned on shields, banners,
armor, and clothing.
LOCATION: East coast of America.
DESCRIPTION: The Sisterhood of the
Sword believes that the Shadow Years and
the fall of mankind were brought about by
violent, male-dominated governments, and
only females are suited to lead the way
back to civilization by assuming all defensive and leadership positions. Despite
these views, the followers of the Sisterhood do not, with the exception of a few
splinter groups, force their views upon
others, preferring to gain converts from
example and other, gentler means of persuasion. Their bases are test sites for their
doctrine, with regular reports to the Sisterhoods main base. The Sisterhood is on
good terms with the Brotherhood of
Thought, the Healers, the Friends of Justice, and the Knights of Avalon. Their own
beliefs, however, often put them at crosspurposes with the Followers of the Voice,
Restorationists, the Created, the Iron
Society, the Ranks of Fit, and Zoopremists.
The Sisterhood is well equipped to Tech
II standards but is always eager to gain
functioning Ancient technology. The Sisters are most often armed with swords,
spears, and crossbows. They prefer chain
mail armor and usually have some sort of
riding mount. There is a 30% chance that
each will have some sort of minor artifact.
The warrior elite are usually known as
Amazons, Valkyries, Black Widows, or
What if the 'Sisterhood' is the militant arm of the The Sisters of the Aquarian Order ?! An organization hiding in plain sight with their upper edges of the orgnization's military arm actually being run by Magic Pig Media's Outerspace Raiders Amazons?!