Cornwall : Jellyfish

I was recently at a jellyfish spawning lab, where I discovered the jellies I’d swum through during my SCUBA lessons were Moon Jellyfish. This led me down a rabbit hole of thought – the largest jellyfish in the world wash up occasionally on the shores of Cornwall. Could a magus take one as a familiar?…

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Man – The Enchanted Isle

I’ve been talking with Ben from Sub Rosa about whether it would be useful to create some background information for an adventure, and record it as an audio episode, so that players on their way to a convention could absorb the background information while they’re driving. That reminded me of this little story, which I…

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Man – Mannanan MacLir

This is a bonus episode. In following months we’ll be moving on from “The Stories of a Chinese Studio” by Pu to “Manx Fairy Tales” by Sophia Morrison. Morrison is kind of like the Brothers Grimm for Manx fairy tales: if you’ve heard manx fairy tales, you have heard her work. She also acted as…

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Pu: The Dutch Carpet

A quick story from Songling Pu: Formerly, when the Dutch were permitted to trade with China, the officer in command of the coast defences would not allow them, on account of their great numbers, to come ashore. The Dutch begged very hard for the grant of a piece of land such as a carpet would cover;…

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June 2019 Monster Update

The Coachman of Major Weir This creature takes the form of a wizened man in elegant clothes. It claims to be Satan himself, but that’s simply a lie. Order: Lord of the False Gods Infernal Might: 25 (Ignem)Characteristics: Int +1, Per +1 , Pre +1, Com +5, Str +0, Sta +5, Dex +5, Qik +2Size: -1: Usually takes the…

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Pu: Justice For Rebels

This week another recording from “Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio” by Songling Pu. Thanks to the readers from LibriVox who have read this book into the public domain. During the reign of Shun Chih, of the people of T‘êng-i, seven in ten were opposed to the Manchu dynasty. The officials dared not touch them; and…

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