Mythic Consequences, November 21–24, 2019, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
Four Gods and a Funeral
For as long as anyone can remember, Chalion and Roknar have fought. So when the Queen of the neutral Island of Arin invited delegations from both states to negotiate a peace treaty, it seemed like an unmissable chance to end the bloodshed, at least for a while.
But all is not well in Arin. The royal family have been dying fast, amidst rumours of a curse. Now, only young Queen Ellen remains. Forced to consider an heir outside her own family, she has offered to make someone from Chalion or Roknar her heir … if she believes they will honour the treaty and Arin’s neutrality.
With such a prize at stake, the rival factions have been painfully polite. But decades of war leave their scars, and the delegates bear many grudges and secrets, some of which threaten to destroy the negotiations entirely. Particularly after the Roknari Prince’s sudden death, and the scandalous events of his funeral this morning …
Four Gods and a Funeral is an angsty, political fantasy game set in the world of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Five Gods books: a world reminiscent of 15th/16th-century Spain.
|Game EMail:||mej AT sabreit DOT co DOT uk|
|Lead GM:||Megan Jones|
|Information for Players:||This game is quite reading-heavy, with roughly 10 A4 pages of background (a players’ guide including
theology, politics, game schedule etc.: I’ve tried not to make it too painful, honest!) and about 5 – 10 pages
for the character sheets. A very few characters may also have some extra reading to do in-game.
This game does have some mature and potentially difficult themes, including stillbirth/infant mortality, religious persecution, drug addiction, child neglect and the death of (adult/teen) children. As such, this game is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Although this game is set in Bujold’s World of the Five Gods, and involves a lot of magic based in the rules of this universe, I’ve worked hard to try to make sure that anyone can play this who hasn’t read the books.
Costuming is not mandatory, but is encouraged, and should be renaissance fantasy style.
Any combat will be resolved by GM fiat.
|Male Players:||Min: 9 / Max: 9|
|Female Players:||Min: 9 / Max: 9|
|Neutral Players:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Total Players:||Min: 18 / Max: 18|
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Hello, is this thing on? Testing, testing - oops, sorry not at my day-job now. Err, got sucked into helping GM this thing, hope it goes OK. Will do my best to answer questions and ensure you have a fun time. P.S. as a feral roleplayer, can I just say 'she's not my fault!' (OK, yeah, she is, but what the heck).
Raised since infancy by feral roleplayers, I actually started playing freeforms about five years ago. Since then, I’ve got sucked into this writing and GM-ing thing, and it seems like fun so far! Having had a lot of fun co-writing “Mean Street”, I’ve decided to give it another go with “Awakening” and “Four Gods and a Funeral”.