Monday, 4 March 2013

One of Your Fyrdmen is . . .

Brief pause before I push on with the Bestiary. So . . . during the mean whilst, to quote Python . . .

Redwald Table 1-1

At 1st Level the party may have to work with Fyrdmen, at 2nd and 3rd they'll sometimes have Fyrdmen under their command. These tables are to make one of those faceless 1hd Fyrdmen a little more interesting, add a little roleplay spice, and  in some cases complication.  

Roll on tables 1, 2, and 3 then arrange in the way that makes the most sense like these statements for example . . .

1) One of the Fyrdmen is a/an 1  2  called 3
2) One of the Fyrdmen is a/an 2 and a/an 1 called 3
3) One of the Fyrdmen is 1 but is a/an 2  called 3


Ignore or re-roll results that don't make sense or you don't like. If you roll the same name for both elements of the name just use that once (just Wulf, instead of Wulfwulf for example).

On my first effort I rolled 12 on 1, 8 on 2, and on 3 I rolled 58 and 23 so I have Evil, Shitstirrer, Frith, and red. So . . .

. . . One of the Fyrdmen is an Evil Shitstirrer called Frithred.

Another go gives me Fearless, Braggart, Wulf, noth. That could be arranged  as . . .

. . . One of the Fyrdmen is a Fearless Braggart called Wulfnoth.

or
. . . One of the Fyrdmen is Fearless, but is a Braggart called Wulfnoth.

It's a very slight difference, but each suggests a slightly different character to me. Wulfnoth the Fearless Braggart rushes into danger and then boasts about how fucking awesome he was. Wulfnoth who is fearless, but is a braggart pisses everyone off with his constant boasting about this and that, but when swords are drawn he's a man to have by your side. But that bastard Fithred is just an evil little shitstirrer and it's his fault the party 'accidentally' killed the King of Westlund's messenger. 

1 - Roll 2d6

2 - Cowardly
3 - Backstabbing
4- Sly
5 - Idiotic
6 - Impetuous
7 - Steadfast
8 - Honest
9 - Fearless
10 - Murderous
11 - Creepy
12 -Evil

2 Roll 2d6

2 - Disguised Fey
3 - Assassin
4 - Braggart
5 - Bore
6 - Liar
7 - Thief
8 - Shitstirrer 
9 - Jobsworth
10 - Arsehole
11 - Traitor 
12 - Spy

3 Roll 1d00 on 3-1 First element and  3d12 on 3-2 Second Element

First Element 3-1

01 -Aegel 

02 - 09 - Aelf 
10 - Aesc 
11 -15 - Aethel 
16 - Al 
17 - Ald 
18 -20 -  Alf
21-22 - Bald 
23-25  - Beo 
26 - Beorht 
27 -30 - Beorn 
31 - Briht 
32 - Bryht 
33 - Byrht
34 - Cen 
35 - Ceol 
36 - Cuth 
37-39 - Cyne
40 - Dud 
41 - Dun
42-44 - Ead 
45 - Eal 
46 - Eald 
47 - Ealh 
48 - Ean 
49 - Ecg 
50-55 -Ed 
56 - Eo 
57 - Eoh
58-59 - Frith
60-65 - Gar 
66 - God 
67-69 - Grim 
70 - Guth
71 - Here 
72  -Hild 
73  -Hu 
74 - Hun 
75 - Hyge
76 - Lan 
77-  Leo 
78 - Leod 
79 - Leof
80 - Ord 
81-  Os
82 - Sid 
83 - Sig 
84 - Sige
85 - Theo 
86 -Thur 
87 - Tid
88 - Wig 
89 - Wiht 
90 - Wil 
91 - Win 
92 - Wine 
93-00 - Wulf

3-2 Second Element

3 - bald 
4 - beorht 
5 - beorth 
6 - berht 
7 - briht 
8 - bryht 
9 - byrht
10 - cytel
11 - ferth
12 - gar
13 - heah 
14 - heard 
15 -helm 
16 - here 
17  -hun
18 - lac
19 - maer 
20 - mund
21 - noth
22 - raed 
23- red 
24 - ric
25 - sig 
26 - sige 
27 - stan
28 - ulf
29 - wald 
30 - weald 
31 - weard 
32 - wig 
33- wine 
34 -wold 
35-36 - wulf




5 comments:

  1. Isn't it "fyrd"?

    That's a neat way to do this.

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  2. Yes it is. Thanks for the heads up. Cheers.

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  4. Once again, some great flavour. well done, Lee.

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