Aug
21
2019
2

Naglfari [The Day After Ragnarok]

Naglfari

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a mixed-construction powered ship about the size and capacity of a largish tramp steamer: the superstructure is steel, but the hull is carved from a single scale of the World-Serpent (and glistens unpleasantly, of course). The metal parts of a Naglfari quickly and permanently acquire a covering of rust.  Oddly, there’s no smell of snake about a Naglfari. There’s definitely a certain odor of old blood, but no snake.  

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Aug
12
2019
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Vigilant Ship at Britton Hill [The Day After Ragnarok].

Vigilant Ship at Britton Hill

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Britton Hill (in what used to be Florida) is unique for two reasons: first, it is the only part of Florida that was not inundated by the mega-tsunami during the Serpentfall.  Secondly, it is the final resting site of what appears to be a Royal Navy submarine (the HMS Oberon).  Assuming anyone checks, the Oberon is thoroughly incapable of sailing again; there are gaping holes in the hull and the keel has been thoroughly shattered.

There were no obvious survivors, and the entire area was thoroughly scoured of human life by the implacable waves.  To this day nothing human lives within twenty miles of the place — and, for that matter, very little that is monstrous does, either.  Britton Hill has a Serpent Taint of 2 generally, and 0 inside the Oberon itself.  The aura of calm that surrounds the broken submarine is pretty much palpable.

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Aug
04
2019
4

Wizards of the Elektron Tower.

Wizards of the Elektron Tower

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Population: 1,100

Controls: The area around the Elektron Tower

Government: Machine

Problem: Serpent Cultists

Heroic Opportunity: Arcana

City Aspect: Arcane

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Jul
22
2019
2

Fort Evansville [The Day After Ragnarok.]

Fort Evansville

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Evansville, Indiana

Population: 25,000/150,000

Controls: Vanderburgh County and portions of the Ohio river

Government: Despotism

Problem: Serpent Cult

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect:  Militaristic.  

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Jul
15
2019
2

Methgators [The Day After Ragnarok]

Methgators

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a smaller-than average, almost skeletally thin alligator, with horrible teeth and a persistent twitch.  Its smell is grotesque.

Habitat: Gulf Coast, Ras al-Thuban

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Jul
12
2019
3

Snakebite Beer [The Day After Ragnarok]

Snakebite Beer

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Because people can be damned fools sometimes, that’s why.

To begin: when Ragnarok happened, the town of Monroe was in a somewhat better position than most of the rest of Wisconsin, for exactly two reasons: cheese, and beer.  The Blumer Brewery had ample supplies of both, thanks to brewery owner and local cheese magnate Carl Marty. Enough of both, in fact, to feed both the town and the area through the first crises; the good citizens of Monroe might have got pretty sick of cheese over the next few years, but the beer still helped with that.

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Jul
01
2019
4

The Irish Ash (The Day After Ragnarok)

The Irish Ash

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a 250 feet long, 3,000 deadweight tonnage, single-deck seagoing cargo vessel.  Crew: 20. Armament: stem deck gun; 3 anti-aircraft guns. Top speed: 12 knots.

Officers:

  • Lou MacLear, captain
  • Wayne Setanta, first mate
  • Dagen and Morgaine Ryan, ship’s purser and cook
  • Dr. Brigid Kavanaugh, medical officer
  • Eriu Kavanaugh, her daughter 
  • Father Patrick Maloney, chaplain
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Jun
20
2019
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Maria (The Day After Ragnarok).

Maria

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d8, Vigor d8

Skills: Fighting d10, Guts d6, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (films) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Repair d4, Throwing d6

Charisma: +4  Pace: 6  Parry: 7 Toughness: 6

Edges: Attractive, Charismatic, Danger Sense, Luck, Great Luck

Hindrances: Loyal, Overconfident, Vow (“Be heroic”) (Minor)

Gear: Maria has a silvery full-body suit that makes her look like an android.  Depending on the campaign, it can be anything from effectively leather armor (+1 to Armor) to the equivalent of Power Armor (+12 Armor, +1 die to Fighting, +2 to Pace, 2d6/1d6 Jump).  If the latter, the suit is ophi-tech, and will absolutely require an Ophi-Tech roll to recharge and repair. Over that she has lately started to wear a black cloak and golden pocketed belt.

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Jun
17
2019
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Tigers of the Poisoned Claws

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Clemson, South Carolina

Population: 500 free citizens, 1,000 slaves

Controls: Clemson and area around it

Government: Machine

Problem: Serpent Cult

Heroic Opportunity: Arcana

City Aspect: Twisted and Scientific.

Clemson superficially was able to weather the Serpentfall well enough, being up in the mountains (by South Carolinian standards, at least); but it still got thoroughly saturated with venom-tainted rain and snow, and the stuff took root in the soil.  The savants at the agricultural school tried their best to purify their food and water, and for a while it seemed like they had succeeded. In reality, the effects were simply delayed, and proved more insidious.

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May
26
2019
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Shrouded Charlotte [The Day After Ragnarok]

Shrouded Charlotte

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Charlotte, North Carolina

Population: 4,000/24,000

Controls: Charlotte and outskirts

Government: Machine

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Mercenary Work

City Aspect: Secretive

When people think of the Serpentfall, they have this image of a two hundred wave of water crashing its way across the east coast of North America, obliterating everything.  Which is what in fact happened, in a lot of places. Alas, a lot of other places died more painfully. Like, for example, Charlotte, North Carolina: it was sufficiently above the crest of the tsunami to avoid immediate drowning, but the combination of refugees, lack of food, horrible sanitation, and the first outbreaks of monsters proved fertile ground for typhus, and a horrible local version of influenza.  The entire region is still considered to be a dangerous plague zone, which keeps a lot of people away.

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