Rolo's Sword & Sorcery Campaign

The Rising Moon Tavern

As the group settles to the ground from jumping out the top floor window of the Silver Eel, a huge red hair barbarian grabs Valana from the players. Shouts what is going on here!- He sees Arere and Mitch and says follow me if you want to live.

Fafhrd runs through Bones alley to Carter st as you hears other shouts and yelling for the water brigade. As the group gets to the corner they can see torches and a group of hawk face guards coming from the north. Fafhrd turns south hiding in shadows moving fast as a mountain lion.

He continues south to shady st and enters what look like apartments call The Cavern. Fafhrd rushes up the stair to a the white wizard and tells the group to enter one of the lower apartments and rest as he will be back later.

Fafhrd returns at dawn demands to see the backpack with the symbols form Ning. Fafhrd cracks the seal opens the backpack and reads a letter. The Bazaar of the Bizarre. A beautiful merchants shop has turned out to be Mouser’s undoing.

You are required to enter the Plaza of Dark Delights to obliterate a bazaar that has been established there by the Devourers, alien merchants. Beware the The Plaza of Dark Delights. The Plaza is home to all manner of strange and debauched shops and entertainments: Fafhrd tells the group to go to the Rising moon Tavern on East Festival St. to find out any other rumors of this area. He commands the group to go and wait for him at the tavern.

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Streets o Lankhmar Carter st past damp st passed barter st to Festiva circle.

Festival st east to the Rising moon. Party pass the The Seed & Harvest Festivals

Rumors:

The Plaza of Dark Delights: This plaza is the largest in Lankhmar. By day, it is filled with merchants selling all sorts of mundane goods . At night, stranger sellers emerge and erect mysterious booths featuring stolen goods, cursed artifacts, and treasures recovered from ancient ruins. Wizards, thieves, treasure seekers, and bounty hunters seeking stolen goods are the usual clientele. Most everyone wears a veil when visiting the market at night, for few care to be seen in this swirling den of mystery. The nature of artifacts sold in the plaza at night makes it a dangerous place. Ghostly spirits, angry wizards, and vengeful creatures have come to the market to recover lost treasures.

Fountain of Dark Abundance: No one drinks from this strange public fountain in the Plaza District. Its waters run dark purple, poisoning most of those who drink from it . It is 10 feet in diameter, with twisted statues of monsters and humans rising from its center.
Legend has it that a black wizard cursed the fountain when he was pushed into its waters by a busy crowd.

This fountain is at the north end of the Plaza, and features a wide purple black-watered pool and a black-stone central pillar that drips out the dark water several times every minute. It is frequently used as a place to meet Red Lantern whores, who gather here each night and fl oat their crimson paper candle-lamps on the gentle waters at the base of the trickling fountain. On nights of certain astrological significance, it is said that some onlookers see visions in the fountain’s waters.

Lankhmarts throw Tiks and Agols into the water for good fortune and to make wishes. Taking any of the sparkling coins from under the water is supposed to invite bad luck into one’s life for a year and a day. Periodically, however, the fountain seems to be swept clean of coinage and no-one knows who takes them.

Park of Pleasure: The Park of Pleasure draws its name from the lovers that rendezvous
beneath its wooded fields . More often,it is used as a “neutral ground” for thieves, assassins, and other criminal elements . Both the Thieves’ Guild and the Slayers’ Brotherhood pay the City Patrol to avoid the park by night.

Shrine of the Black Virgin : By day, this life-sized statue of a forgotten goddess stands with
its arms beckoning compassionately. At night the statue seems to take on a more provocative stance. Whether this is an actual transformation or merely a trick of the light is unknown.

The Black knight

There seems to be A disagreement between the Gravedigger and Embalmer guilds.

Lots of rats on and below the streets these days. The Vermin Catchers have been very busy..

Tales of the haunted house.

Etteilla was the first to issue a tarot deck specifically designed for occult purposes. In keeping with the misplaced belief that such cards were derived from the Book of Thoth, Etteilla’s tarot contained themes related to ancient Egypt.

The Fortune Teller Bellows I can tell your Past,Present,and future. The 78-card tarot deck

Decide the spread that you will use. There are many different spreads which you can use, here are a few of the most common:

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Three card spread. Lay out three cards. Left to right, each card represents the Past, Present and Future.

Five card Horseshoe spread. Lay out five cards in an upright arc. Left to right, each card represents the Present Position, the Present Desires, the Unexpected, the Immediate Future and the Outcome.

Celtic Cross. Lay out ten cards as shown in the diagram to the right. Each one of the numbered cards represent the Questioner’s:
Present Position
Immediate Influences
Life
Root of the Reading
Past Influences
Future Influences
Feelings
Outside Influences
Hopes and Fears
Outcome

The Major Arcana (greater secrets), or trump cards, consists of 22 cards without suits: The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World, and The Fool.

0. The Fool: The beginning of your quest for knowledge.

1. The Magician: Knowledge through experience

2. The High Priestess: The female energy of your mind (right side of the brain).

3. The Empress: The ability to acknowledge ego, and understand that it serves as a teacher to protect yourself, from your self – being able to think fast, and still have loving intention.

4. The Emperor: Not allowing ego to be your primary decision maker, and understanding that the only thing you will always be wearing is your soul (being too left brained).

5. The Hierophant: Finding balance between soul and ego. Letting go of the need to fix everything, and understanding there is no need to interfere, you must only guide, and lead by example.

6. The Lovers: The Lovers are not quite what you imagine. The card doesn’t represent a significant other, but rather – the lesson of The Lovers is to live life with love being your primary objective.

7. The Chariot: The Chariot represents being aware of the consequences of your actions, and not allowing sexual desires/false bravado to be your guiding forces.

8. Strength: Remembering to be a warrior, not a worrier… approaching life with an open heart, and staying strong during adversity.

9. The Hermit: Finding appreciation for solitude, because it can serve to remind you of your true purpose.

10. The Wheel of Fortune: The only permanence is impermanence. Fortune can change instantly, and it is important to remain grateful – always.

11. Justice: You reap what you sow, and for every action there is a reaction.

12. The Hanged Man: It is far better to confront your demons, and allow them to be teachers – as opposed to having them be your “executioners.”

13. Death: An end is just a new beginning.

14. Temperance: Patience and persistence for what you’re passionate about.

15. The Devil: The Devil is not a “monster,” but instead it is the monster that chains you to a lower vibration because of choices made primarily for egotistical gain.

16. The Tower: A reminder to be humble and appreciate all that you have, as well as what you can have. Also, to be aware that once you get what you wish for, you must not take it for granted.

17. The Star: To be able to see the stars, you must know the darkness, and in order to see the light, you must know that even in the light, the dark exists but is only there to cradle the stars.

18. The Moon: Masculine energy, being called to be the best “man” you can be.

19. The Sun: Finding balance between the day and the night, and remembering the lesson of the sun – be light, be bright, be warm, and inspire life to flourish by what you project to your surroundings.

20. Judgement: Responsibility for the past to progress in the future.

21. The World: Know yourself, and you will know the world. Know the world, and you will know yourself.

1 The Magician A sudden solution, as if by magic – but it may be just an illusion.Wizard plausible.
2 The High Priestess Secrets and hidden circumstances stand in the way and need to be understood. Archetype: Secret: hidden influence.
3 The Empress The gentle power that still rules, almost unnoticed and rarely opposed.
Archetype:Benefactor: gentle power
4 The Emperor You’re up against real power, so yield or suffer the consequences.
Archetype:Supreme ruler: irresistible power.
5 The Hierophant The dependency on approval from an elevated dignity.
Archetype:Priest: spiritual authority.
6 The Lovers Deeply felt mutual attraction – for as long as it lasts.
Archetype: Love: intense affection.
7 The Chariot Triumph – but beware of its consequences at length.
Archetype: Conqueror: success in spite of resistance.
8 Strength Strength of a kind that’s superior because of its clever application.
Archetype: Hero: a great feat.
9 The Hermit The lesson and reward, but also misfortune, of solitude.
Archetype: Solitude: isolation.
10 Wheel of Fortune An uncertain outcome, with an aftermath to be carefully considered.
Archetype: Chance: the unpredictable.
11 Justice Justice without blindfold is not always fair.
Archetype:Judge: the rule of law.
12 The Hanged Man Great personal sacrifice that still doesn’t hurt much.
Archetype:Martyr: sacrifice.
13 Death A costly loss – sometimes, but not always, the death of someone.
Archetype:Grim reaper: coming to an end.
14 Temperance Moderation in all is ultimate persistence.
Archetype: Patience: time passes.
15 The Devil The pain and delight of giving in to temptation.
Archetype: Archfiend: nemesis.
16 The Tower A spectacular ambition that ends with disaster.
Archetype: Destruction: failure.
17 The Star Time to pause and reflect, contemplate what’s precious and what’s not.
Archetype: Distance: the unreachable.
18 The Moon Longing for the sake of longing, and the hope of fulfillment.
Archetype: Soul: longing.
19 The Sun Great resources at your disposal, but constrain yourself since it’s possible to have too much.
Archetype: Ability: triumph
20 Judgement Ultimate judgment, whether we welcome it or not.
Archetype:Result: final outcome..
21 The World Success in anything worldly, but not for free.
Archetype:Opportunity: success at hand.
0 The Fool Blissful carelessness, the power of ignorance.
Archetype: Innocence: carefree ignorance.

The Minor Arcana (lesser secrets) consists of 56 cards, divided into four suits of 14 cards each; ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page/Jack, in each of the four tarot suits.

The suits are Cups, Wands, Pentacles and Swords, and each suit comprises of 10 numbered pip cards, and four court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King).

The Cups Suit (also known as the Chalice Suit) is linked with the standard Hearts Suit, and henceforth with your feelings and emotions, especially love, kindness and admiration. It is also associated with the classical element of Water Cups:
Keyword – Emotions

The Wands Suit (also known as the Staves Suit, Rods Suit or the Batons (the French word for Wands) Suit) is linked with the standard Clubs Suit, and with your intuition, especially vision, prediction and “gut-feelings”. It is also associated with the classical element of Fire
Keyword – Creativity

The Pentacles Suit (also known as the Coins Suit) is linked with the standard Diamonds suit, and henceforth with the material world; your possessions and the things you cherish. It is also associated with the classical element of Earth.
Keyword – Wealth

The Swords Suit is linked with the standard Spades Suit, and with your mind, especially your intellect and your decisions. It is also associated with the classical element of Air
Keyword : Action

Aces: Keyword – Beginning
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, Aces are the root force of the suit. They are a new start. The Aces represent hopes, dreams and potential success. When following other cards in the story line they indicate creation or attainment.

Twos: Keyword – Decision
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the twos represent a fork in the road. A decision has to be taken. Competing interests must be balanced. Harmony should be achieved.

Threes:Keyword – Triangle
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the threes provide us with a triangle. Where the triangle is positive and supportive it is the strongest of all geometric structures. When it is negative and divisive, it becomes a wedge which separates and splits asunder.

Fours: Keyword – Stability
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fours represent stability. For a moment, everything is still, solid, rooted, established. This can be positive, a solid foundation. When negative, fours represent something that refuses to budge or change.

Fives:Keyword – Problem
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fives invariably pose a problem to be solved. They reflect instability entering the person’s life and as such they often raise more questions than answers. Advice or help for the subject is often called for to move them forward. Five is also the number of the Hierophant – the adviser. An upset in the person’s life seems inevitable.

Sixes:Keyword – Solutions
Where the fives suggested instability, the sixes represent actions, moving forward toward solutions and stability. Even the swords show a getting on with life.

Sevens:Keyword – Effort
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the sevens relate to the Chariot, a card about finding and maintaining control and mastery over opposing forces.

Eights:Keyword – Movement
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the eights are about moving, taking action – they are related to the Strength card. Movement, travel, brave decisions and hard work are called for.

Nines:Keyword – Completion
Nine is also the number of the Hermit – shining a light on the situation. The nines represent completion, good or bad, although the subject is not aware of it yet. In order, the Wands are not sure which way to go (although resolution is at hand), the cups and pentacles auger success, and swords mean the ending of the current phase of the person’s life.

Tens:Keyword – Finality
As the aces represented the start of a venture, dream or idea, when interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the tens represent its conclusion.

The wands auger completion with a last effort or help, the cups show success as do the pentacles. With Swords the situation is over – finished, dead and gone.

The subject represented by the sevens is faced with various dilemmas, all of which he can overcome after effort or finding a solution to their problem. Eventual success is foretold.

Pages:Keyword – Message
Pages are invariably described as a young person, indicating new ideas or developments. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the Page brings a message relating to the arena of the particular suit. The pages can also stand for children in the subject’s life.

Knights:Keyword – Mission
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the images of Knights are very much of a person on a mission. They suggest people involved in travel. The person is a mover and shaker influencing the life of the subject. Loyalty and trust (Knight like attributes) are associated with the Knights.

Queens:Keyword – Wisdom
The Queen is a person of wisdom and knowledge who can help the subject to move forward. The Queens can also counsel the subject to find and consult such a person. The Queen is a person who can put things into perspective

Kings:Keyword – Knowledge
Many explanations actually start with the King because the King starts things off. This person is a motivator, an instigator of new projects. Planning, organizing, moving things forward, the King is the person to consult. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, a king’s knowledge is power, so use this person’s advice to your advantage.

There are actually two different types of Tarot readings: question readings and open readings.

see a bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today

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