Light and Death characters

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These are the pre-generated characters for the Light and Death episode for HeroQuest.

Labgatha: Yelmic patriarch

You are a senior Tenth in your League, and take your position very seriously. You are descended from Yelm, the first Emperor, and you do your best to Rule with the same clarity and sureness that he did. You take on the mantle of authority because it is your right and sacred duty to lead and command those under your care. It is their duty and honour to obey you in all things, for this is the Ancient and Eternal sacred Order of the world.

Abilities (all 17)
  • Clear sight
  • Close Combat (Spear, club)
  • Dara Happan Customs
  • Dara Happan geography
  • Discern Truth 5w
  • Duelling
  • Endure
  • Exert authority 2w
  • Grooming
  • Identify social status
  • Issue order
  • Know Place in Society
  • Know Raibanth
  • Know Yelmic Law
  • Know Yelmic myths
  • Piercing glare
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Protocol
  • Raibanth Politics
  • Ranged combat (Bow, javelin)
  • Recite poetry
  • Refined Repartee
  • Ride
  • Urban Survival
Personality (all 17)
  • Conservative
  • Direct
  • Dutiful
  • Honourable
  • Strong Will

Magic: Devotee of Antirius, Yelm the Emperor

  • Justice (Know Law, Question Witness, Enforce Judgement) 2w
  • Nobility (Regal Appearance, Command Commoner, Aura of Authority) 19
  • Sky (Blinding Light, Welcome Glow, Heat Area, Clear Clouds) 17

Relationships (all 17)

  • To League
  • To other Patriarchs

Equipment

  • Weapons
  • Writing equipment
  • Wealth 15w (coins, jewellery)
  • Expensive clothes

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.

Lerissa: Rufelzan convert/evangalist

First, there was the fierce light of Yelm. Then came Rufelza, who healed Yelm and now bathes the world in the gentle and inclusive light of the Red Moon. Rufelza taught that We Are All Us, and She is now spreading Her message to all the peoples of the world, so that they too may be healed. But her message has not been heard, even in the Heartlands of the Empire. You have dedicated your life to spreading the light and healing message of Rufelza to the Mobs of the Heartland Cities. Akrash is a great example of this missionary work, but you suspect that he may also be working for someone in Glamour (the Lunar capital).

Abilities (all 17)
  • Attentive listener
  • Balance
  • Cajole
  • Confusing words
  • Cudgel combat
  • Debate
  • Embrace contradictions
  • Incite mob 19
  • Know Dara Happan customs
  • Know Lunar customs
  • Know Lunar myths
  • Know Place in Society
  • Know Raibanth
  • Know Solar myths
  • Mental balance
  • Pass through mob
  • Persuade 5w
  • Powerful voice
  • Preach
  • Raibanth Politics
  • Sedenyic philosophy
  • Sense emotion
  • Urban Survival
Personality (all 17)
  • Inclusive 2w
  • Loyalty to Lunar Way
  • Zealous

Magic: Devotee of Rufelza, the Red Moon (all 17)

  • Healing (Cure Madness, Heal at Distance, Heal Self Beforehand, Heal Sickness) 2w
  • Understanding (Know Motivation, Predict Actions, Comprehend, Accept Contradiction)
  • Madness (Cure Madness, Make Dizzy, Make Scared, Mindblast)

Relationships (all 17)

  • To League
  • To Lunar church
  • To Mob

Equipment

  • Rufelzan religious paraphernalia
  • Flowing robes

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.

Vanyoradach: Lodrilli labourer (stevedore)

You are a labourer, working at the docks. You spend all day hauling bales, barrels, and sacks, and all night blowing off steam. You are like the volcano you worship: solid, dependable, fertile, but capable of huge explosions without warning. You really don’t like these stuck-up Yelmites, especially those whining Amoli from over the river, and especially when they tell you what to do. They all need a good slapping, and you’re the man to give it to them. Then you can go off and get pissed and get laid.

Abilities (all 17)
  • Work all day
  • Party all night
  • Carry heavy load
  • Close combat (brawling, club, spear) 2w
  • Dara Happan Customs
  • Dara Happan geography
  • Dodge work
  • Fell off the back of a cart
  • Find a party
  • Haggle
  • Keep Warm
  • Know Place in Society
  • Know Raibanth
  • Know Solar Pantheon Myths
  • Look busy
  • Loom over opponent 5w
  • Raibanth Politics
  • Tell lewd jokes
  • Underworld contacts
  • Upthrusting Spear
  • Urban Survival
Personality (all 17)
  • Earthy
  • Explosive 19
  • Hate Amoli
  • Proud
  • Resent being ordered about 18
  • Resent Yelmites
  • Upfront
  • Needs things Explained

Magic: Initiate of Lodril, the Fire in the Earth (all 13)

  • Fire; Earth; Eruption
  • Common magic (16): Extra heave, Find the right crate, Barge through crowd, Fuming ears

Relationships (all 17)

  • Family
  • League
  • Dockworkers 2w

Equipment

  • Large club
  • Several crates that fell off the back of a barge

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.

Khorkenus: Second Story Man

Even respectable people need to get by when they fall on hard times. And really, We Are All Us, so the stuff you take is already yours, in a way. At least, that’s what you tell yourself sometimes. But really, you’re only in this for yourself, and it’s up to you to take what you can, what you need to survive. And it doesn’t really matter who you take it from. After all, no-one’s going to give it to you. And We Are All Us.

Abilities (all 17)
  • Agile
  • Climb 2w
  • Cut deal
  • Evaluate victim
  • Find the back door
  • Guess value
  • Hide in shadows 5w
  • Hide loot
  • Knock out
  • Listen carefully
  • Look inconspicuous
  • Open lock
  • Predict watchman
  • Search room
  • See in the dark 2w
  • Word on the street
Personality (all 17)
  • Opportunistic
  • Sneaky 19
  • Sly
  • Kleptomaniac 3w
  • Self-serving
  • Independent

Common Magic (all 17) Avoid Bad Winds, Just Another Beggar, Dull Hunger, Hide in the Dark, Run In Crowds, Scamper over Wall, Convincing Liar

Relationships (all 17)

  • League 8
  • Thieves
  • Fences

Equipment

  • B&E tools
  • Rope
  • Dark clothes

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.

Aneresh: Urvairinus Soldier (peltast)

You are a peltast, as skirmishing soldier in the Lunar Army. You have just returned from active duty in the Redlands, where you spent your time protecting settler villages from raiding horse nomads. Now you're back in home in Raibanth, you're looking forward to some rest, relaxation, and some fun outside the confines of military life. You're used to taking charge of civilians in

Abilities (all 17)
  • Army Regulations
  • Climb
  • Close combat (brawling, scimitar, cudgel) 2w
  • Command civilians
  • Dara Happan Customs
  • Dara Happan geography
  • Identify foe
  • Know Place in Society
  • Know Raibanth
  • Know Solar Pantheon Myths
  • Look Busy
  • Make camp
  • March
  • Peltast mass combat
  • Peltast traditions
  • Raibanth Politics
  • Ranged combat (javelin, knife) 5w
  • Scouting 2w
  • Seen terrible things
  • Sneak
  • Surprise attack
  • Swear like a soldier
  • Urban Survival
Personality (all 17)
  • Haughty
  • Confident
  • Obey orders 18

Magic: Initiate of Urvairinus the Soldier (all 17)

  • Peltast Combat
  • Destroy Dara Happan Foes
  • Light of Action 19
  • Common magic: March further, Leap from cover, Hurl javelin, Tidy kit, Sharp eyes

Relationships (all 17)

  • League
  • Soldiers

Equipment

  • Javelins, scimitar, leather armour

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.

Jalvera: Etyries Merchant / fixer

You're a wheeler-dealer, a woman in a hurry, always moving on to the next deal. You know a lot of people, and you can get hold of almost anything, given enough time and silver. Your constantly search for a new deal, the next big thing, the big break that will make you rich. Your search takes you to some places that most people don't go, but your glib tongue allows you to get in, get what you want, and get out again. At least, most of the time. You’re convinced that there’s something going on there below the surface, and you want to find out what it is. There’s something not quite right about Akrash, though Lerissa seems to like him.

Abilities (all 17)
  • Bargain
  • Carry load
  • Convince Buyer 5w
  • Cudgel combat
  • Dara Happan Customs
  • Dara Happan geography
  • Fast Talk
  • Find Trade
  • Know Place in Society
  • Know Raibanth
  • Know Solar Pantheon Myths
  • Lie 2w
  • Look unconcerned
  • Lunar Customs
  • Pretty
  • Raibanth Politics
  • Recognize value
  • Seek out bargain
  • Silver Tongue 19
  • Solar Customs
  • Travelled Widely
  • Urban Survival
Personality (all 17)
  • Energetic
  • Greedy
  • Bubbly

Magic: Initiate of Etyries the trader (all 17)

  • Discovery 2w
  • Trade
  • Travel
  • Common magic: Brilliant smile, Look at this!, Discern buyer’s intent, Weigh coins, Find hidden thing

Relationships (all 17)

  • To League
  • Underworld contacts
  • Traders
  • Street rumourmill

Equipment

  • Trade goods
  • Horse + cart

2 Hero Points

What You Know

You are all members of the Shining Column Ray League in the city of Raibanth in the Heartlands of the Lunar Empire. When the world was created, the Sun-Emperor, Yelm, ruled all the world from Raibanth in the rich lands of Dara Happa. His rule was firm (or harsh) but benevolent (for some). He was killed by the Final Rebel, but resurrected himself at the First Dawn. 400 years ago, a new Goddess was created. She was Rufelza, the Red Moon Goddess, and She spread a new message of peace, inclusion, and healing. Her followers defeated the Solar Empire and transformed it into the Lunar Empire. This Empire is now spreading across the world, bringing Rufelza's healing message to all.

An important part of the Lunar religion is the idea that everything we perceive is but a Mask obscuring the Truth, but that the Truth is defined by the Mask we perceive. Lunars seek to find the Truth by seeking out many Masks, many points of view (preferably contradictory). Through understanding how these differ and are the same, the Lunar seeks the Illumination that the Masks, though vital, are unimportant and can be changed at will. Illumination leads to a person who becomes unfettered by any rules save what they choose to impose on themselves.