It’s week three of the weekly Song of the Moment experiment and I gotta tell ya, it’s not looking good.
My God-Given Right
My God-Given Right
If you’re a fan of straight-up power metal, you know who Helloween are. If you’re not a fan of power metal, what the hell is wrong with you?
Lissandra the Gate-Seeker is invariably one of the first NPCs that PCs will run to if the GM has decided to move a campaign from the Prime to the Planes. Which probably means the most common words she’s ever spoken in just about every campaign like that is “[Insert name of campaign world here]? Sorry cutters, never heard of it.”
One of the top movers and shakers in Sigil, Estavan the Merchant Lord is the head of the Sigil office of the Planar Trade Consortium.
Long ago, there was a deity known as Aoskar who was the god of doors and portals. This made him popular amongst planewalkers, whose lives and livelihood depends on the passages between the planes. He eventually become so popular (and hence so powerful) that he began to threaten The Lady’s rule over Sigil. While her control over the City of Doors remained absolute, planewalkers would whisper prayers to Aoskar as they passed through portals in and out of Sigil – portals that were created and destroyed at the whim of The Lady of Pain. But she made no move against Aoskar, until one day one of her own servants left her to join Aoskar. When one of her dabus took the robes of Aoskar’s clergy, it was the final straw. The Lady’s retribution was swift, terrible, and complete. Aoskar’s temple was razed – it is now known as the Shattered Temple, headquarters of the Athar. All of his clergy in Sigil were flayed alive. She once again asserted her complete dominance of Sigil by killing Aoskar before casting his dead body out of Sigil to the Astral Plane and instituting her command that no deity ever be allowed within the confines of the city again. As for the traitorous servant – she had a special punishment in mind.
Song two of the weekly SotM experiment is Digital World, the latest video from Amaranthe.
Once More ‘Round the Sun
I’m trying something different for the SotM. For the month of June, I’m posting a song a week. If I can keep it up for the whole month, I’ll see about keeping it going. I figure this way, I’ll need to be less selective about what songs I feature, and it’ll be easier to feature older songs instead of always worrying about what’s come out recently.
Wooly Cupgrass, the loopy bariaur Sensate with a taste for potions and poisons, can make a great resource for PCs in Planescape. He can identify, buy, and sell potions, elixirs, and poisons, and he’s also a great source of comedy for the GM.
Iarmid, owner and proprietor of The Other Place, is a fantastic NPC for introducing new players to the Planescape setting. Throw them into Baator in the To Baator and Back adventure from Well of Worlds, then have Kylie or another tout bring them to The Other Place when they stumble into the Great Bazaar covered head-to-toe in dust and dried blood. From there, Iarmid and his assistants can answer all their questions about the planes they stumbled into and this strange city they find themselves stranded in.