Tag: Background Info

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  • Welcome to your campaign!

    I have made a troubling discovery. It has taken me several nights to confirm my initial suspicion, but there can be no doubt. A new comet, a bearded star, has appeared in the sky. Its crimson hue is an ill omen, and I can only imagine the response from …

  • Character Background

    There are an assortment of roles and backgrounds available for characters. While there are limitations on what female characters can do (especially at higher social levels), there's always exceptions (up to and including female mercenaries). Most …

  • Game Background

    The vast majority of background info for the world is historical information that can be found online. The best general Wikipedia articles are a "summary of the 12th century":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12th_century, "a summary of the 1130s":https://en …

  • Religion in the 12th Century

    As one might expect, religion was a formidable force in the 12th century. However, things are not as monolithic as they seem, and the appearance of the Dragon Star threw everything topsy-turvy. In the Middle East, the majority of land is controlled by …

  • Glossary

    Various terms or phrases will be popping up in game. New ones will be added as they are discovered. *Dragonstone, Starstone* - Pieces of the Dragon Star comet *Dragonborn, Starborn, Changed* - People or things altered by the comet *The Scar* - The …

  • Timeline

    This is a timeline of selected events leading up to the start of the game. New items will be added over time. * *1088* - University of Bologna formed. * *1096* - Teaching begins at University of Oxford. * *1100* - Baldwin I crowned first King of …

  • The Papal Schism and You

    After the death of Pope Honorius II in February 1130, the College of Cardinals were divided. An early-morning vote elected Innocent II, but some believed that vote lacked the proper quorum to decide. A later, second vote elected Anacletus II, who had …

  • The Weather of 1137

    The rains in Spain fall mainly on the plains...except when a comet breaks up in the atmosphere. The passage of the Dragon Star caused a number of weather-related issues that will last well into 1138. When the comet hit the atmosphere, it started to …