Friday, September 22, 2017

Furred Folk of Whisper

Foxes
Few Folk have it as rough as Reynard's get. Foxes largely fled to Whisper & the Open Road rather than continue barring the brunt of grief stricken rage. Their kits are taken in the Tithe too, but that gets missed in the outrage. In Whisper the Redtails made themselves useful to House Maugrim and received protection. That arrangement ended with the Prophet's rise and the Foxes are once more without shelter.

Sly Like a Fox - Always looking out for #1, Foxes start with a d6 Smarts, rather than a d4.
Fast on Their Feet - Redtails keep their heads on a swivel and start with the Combat Reflexes Edge.
Universally Hated - Sharing fur with the Mad King is a recipe for woe. Foxes have the Enemy (Major) Hindrance that crops up at the worst time.



Wolves
The founding Folk of Whisper, they built the holdfast from the bones of the Red Rock Cult's worship sites and suppressed the Cult under the guidance of Saint Magna. Following her example they constructed a refuge of culture from the blighted moors. Until Magna Maugrim returned from Far Away, proclaiming a second coming of the Red Rock gods. She then salted old wounds and dismantled her namesake's handiwork. The Wolves are now in their "rightful" place, at the top of the food chain.

Cold as Ice - Wolves start with the Nerves of Steel Edge, regardless of requirements.
What Big Teeth - Wolves have a natural bite attack of Str + d6
Everyone's a Meal - Wolves suffer a -4 Charisma when dealing with prey Folk. And Cats.


Beavers
Unified with the Wolves under St. Magna's vision, the Northern Beavers transitioned from sacrificial meals to Whisper's true architects. With the recent upheaval, all their gains have been lost. Many families are discreetly shoving off down the waterways in search of new homes. Some, like the McAvows, have stayed put and resist the Prophet's machinations.

Come From the Water - Beavers are semi-aquatic and can hold their breath for 15 minutes before worrying about drowning. 
Pulling for You- Beavers start with the Common Bond Edge, regardless of requirements.
Irrepressible Gossips - Big teeth = big mouths. Beavers can't keep the news to themselves. They start with the Big Mouth Hindrance




Hogs
The bane of the Open Road, the Wild Sounders roam, root and rut wherever they like. Only the threat of Reynard's attention causes them to step lightly. Too much ruckus and the Fox King's war bands will pour out of Borchardbriar and raid their litters.

Truffle Hunter - With their sensitive noses, Hogs get a +2 to Notice with their sense of smell.

Thick, Bristly Hide and Temperament to Match -Hogs are Hardy, a second Shaken result does not cause a wound.
Pig on Roller Skates - Most Hogs are born with 2 left trotters, it costs 2 points to advance Agility during character creation.