Saturday, October 20, 2012

Questions of Mog, take one

20+ questions for Mog.
What is the deal with my cleric's religion?
There are many gods known to the denizens of Mog and even more religions. Some religions hold sway over whole regions other are but a small band of cultists. Most religions recognize more than one god and only members of mystery cults tend to devote themselves to one patron deity. Clerics can find themselves treated as heretics and sorcerers in areas their gods are little known. The common man knows there are gods as there are also demons and spirits and would rather go unnoticed by all most of the time.

Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
The bazaars of the cities are where one may buy equipment. Shops as you and I know them are few and far between.  Travelling peddlers carry a host of common and unusual goods from place to place.

Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
You are joking right? You had best be strong in sword arm or feared for your magics if you hope to travel about with monsters at your side.

Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?
There is some debate there but the two most spoken of are Amrizel of The Magister of Panthoom and The Radiant Green Wizard.

Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
Many claim this title but the mightiest is indeed Kang the Cruel Conqueror of the Five Cities of the Golden Flame.

Who is the richest person in the land?  
The sultan of Zallsibaar.

Where can we go to get some magical healing?
The faithful may find healing in their respective churches if lucky, some witches brew draughts that they sell for favors and pieces of a man’s soul.

Is there a magic guild my MU belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
Not likely. There are covens and orders of various mysteries one might be able to join but no schools for young wizards.

Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
Any great city hosts many a soul who claims special skills, one has to wonder about ones willing to be employed by wandering marauders and tomb robbers.

Where can I hire mercenaries?
Those who make their living selling their sword arms are common and always looking for work. Few lords can employ vast armies for long so men of arms are always looking for new sources of coin. 

Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
Yes, customs and law vary wildly throughout Mog. Men of distinction are free to travel with their swords in most places but those that flaunt magical power and arcane devices will be treated as a menace by most.  Foreign Clerics, Technologists, and Psychics are all just as likely to be treated as sorcerors by common men and warriors.
The sword is a symbol of influence and prowess that define one as a man of distinction among the martial cultures of Mog. An oaf or beggar may mark themselves as a thief or upstart by strapping  a sword to their side. Parading about in armor and carrying heavy arms is a sure sign one is a troublemaker.

Which way to the nearest tavern?
The nest taverns can be easily found by the thirsty . Some cities have no taverns at all, but do not despair as those of mighty thirsts may find a variety of dens throughout Mog pandering to other vices. Smoking parlours, gambling dens, and fighting pits abound.

What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
There are many monsters wandering the mists and shadows of Mog. A man who rids a dog of all its lice will be well regarded by the dog, for a time.

Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
Sure the masters of the cities are seldom at peace for long.

How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
There are the fighting pits mentioned earlier, annual tournaments are also held in many cities. Only Panthoom has a large public arena where combats are fought regularly.

Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?
There may be…

What is there to eat around here?
Locale fare will vary greatly and most men eat common dishes of cereal porridge and simple stews. Anything that flies, crawls, digs, walks ,or does swim is usually served from time to time.
A wide variety of bulbs of broth, chowder, syrups, and ale can be found throughout Mog, the most exotic of all are found stashed in ancient ruins still potable after untold ages,

Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
Yes. Relics of bygone ages are often marketable even of their original purpose is lost to antiquity regardless of superstitions. 

Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with vast treasure?
Who would tell you ?

Who is the most beautiful woman in Mog?
The Queen of the Amazons has many beautiful daughters but the most comely in all of Mog is The White Lady of Torre whom it is said over a 100 suitors have slain each other while dueling for her favor.

How is the Weather in MOG?
It’s drier in the west, colder to the north and hot and humid in the southeast. All about Mog men fear the ghost-mists and the colour storms. Weather while generally bound by the seasons is wild and dangerous.
Who are my fellow adventurers?
The roads, alleys, ruins, and battlefields are host to a wide variety of peoples Men of all Hues, Amazons, Pygmies and Cyclops have been known to take up arms or spell as Warriors, Hunters, and Tomb-robbers.

What does one wear while travelling about Mog?
In the north common garb among men is a loin-cloth, leggings and tunic with a mantle, cowl, and cloak worn as purse and climate allow. Furs and leather from all manners of beasts can be found on less refined persons.

1 comment:

  1. No schools for young wizards? But, see, I have this scar on my forehead in the shape of a lightning bolt...