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In a Merry Green Vale


For two centuries and a half, the Arfritha Vale has been disputed between the warlike Malani and the proud Colymar. The clans settled in the valley, Lysang, Namolding, Antorling, Jensteli and Karandoli, struggled to survive.

After Kallyr Starbrow’s defeat, the Lysang clan has betrayed the Colymar to join the Malani. But the clan’s chieftain had not anticipated all the difficulties born from this bold move and yesterday’s enemies make for uneasy friends... The clan is rife with internecine rivalries and old foes are stirring. 

Now, Governor Fazzur Wideread has proclaimed an amnesty for Lysang warriors outlawed in the wake of the 1602 imperial conquest. Most of them are dead, but their sons and daughters are beginning to return.

In a Merry Green Vale offers you the opportunity to play one of these former outlaws...

Return to the land of your ancestors! Rediscover their secrets while gaining acceptance! Enter the fray of clan politics and lead your kinsmen to freedom, whether from the empire or their own barbaric ways!

In a Merry Green Vale is an 85.000 words/165 pages systemless sourcebook describing the Lysang clan and its surroundings in 1615. It was designed to fill the gap between the available descriptions of the Colymar and Cinsina tribes.

The sourcebook offers a comprehensive history of the clan and a full presentation of its ring, bloodlines, sacred mysteries (including a fully-developed heroquest) along with simple game mechanics to stage the clan’s political life. Alongside the clan’s economy, a Lunar slave farm receives a complete description. The chapter detailing the neighbouring clans focuses on the Malani tribe recently joined by the Lysang clan.

The Lysang clan is stuck between the hammer of the empire and the anvil of the resistance and both factions receive extensive presentations: Imperial officers, missionaries and carpetbaggers face true heroes as well as dangerous fanatics, while darker forces intend to profit from their struggle.

Finally, a gazetteer of the Arfritha Vale describes in details the more significant locations of the valley, offering many more story hooks.

:lang="en-us">This sourcebook is supplemented by A Vale Ablaze, which offers four scenarios and various new rules for staging cattle raids and skirmishes, as well as stating NPC. :lang="en-us">The first issue of the :lang="en-us">Beyond the Vale:lang="en-us"> series, The King-who-Walks, is also already available.

NOTE: Material in this book deals with mature themes. GMs are advised to adjust their presentation of this subject matter in accordance with their own and their group’s comfort levels.

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Dillard R April 10, 2021 3:47 am UTC
This looks like HeroQuest Glorantha not Runequest.
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