Fingal's BIT Archive

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Session BITs (discarded, updated, or replaced)

Contents

prep for the future

  • B1 for pursuing Deeds
  • B2 for paying off DoW debts, etc
  • B3 for traits
  • I1 for call-ons
  • I2 for learning new skills and wises
  • I3 for improving existing skills
Beliefs
  • Aiming to earn Deeds
    • The Pagans will be the heart of the force that throws the Saxons out of Kent. To this end I will form a new cult, the Hand of Macsen (Magnus Maximus). We will need a place of numinous significance to organise from, so I will seek out the lost stronghold of my mother's lineage. I shall convince two other Pagans to accompany Deidre and I.
  • Aiming for call-ons/small die traits
    • My energy and fortitude is astonishing. Some dramatically appropriate and specific Difficult Forte test.
      spend Persona, aiming for Fortitude call-on for Forte
    • Those who follow the old ways, the gods keep alive. I will advance my Health from B4 to B5 in one Maneuver without failing a test.
      spend Persona, aiming for Follows The Old Ways call-on for Health
      NB Clearing the Cobwebs (Health, Ob 2, p 198) - routine
      NB Gritting your Teeth (Health, Ob 4, p 199) - difficult
  • Aiming for character traits
    • I will seduce a handsome young man I've never met before (aiming for Lustful)
    • I will give away 1D cash to three different friends in need (aiming for Generous)
    • I am a known Catamite: I will rebut the attentions of flirtatious woman and tell those who wonder that I sleep only with men (aiming for Catamite)
    • I follow the old ways: I will teach Pagan Doctrine to others (aiming for Follows The Old Ways)
Instincts
  • Whenever intimidating armed foes, tell them the uncomfortable truth first (trigger Ugly Truth, linked test to Intimidate)
    spend Persona, aiming for Honest call-on for Ugly Truth
    to earn Fate, do not make an Ugly Truth linked test to Intimidate, fail to cause a Steel test, and get whipped
  • Be proud of who you are (trigger linked Conspicuous test before a test whose failure invokes a character trait other than Proud)
    spend Persona, aiming for Proud call-on for Conspicuous
    to earn Fate, do not do a Conspicuous linked test, and lose
  • Always use seduction to persuade pretty young men (triggers Seduction)
    spend Persona, aiming for a Lustful call-on for Seduction
    to earn Fate, meet a pretty young man with power, who wants you to seduce him, and anger him by not doing so
  • Always give cash to friends in need (triggers Resources)
    spend Persona, aiming for a Generous call-on for Resources when giving money away
    to earn Fate, do not give away cash, and anger a friend
  • When smithing weapons, do each action according to Pagan tradition (triggers Folklore BL)
    want extra Folklore BL rolls, aiming to open Folklore
  • Ensure all actions pursuing your Beliefs are aligned with divine forces (triggers Astrology, linked test to Belief resolution)
    want extra Astrology rolls, aiming for B7
    spend Persona, aiming for Astrology call-on
    to earn Fate, do not use Astrology, and fail to resolve a Belief
  • (once Sorcery and the spell Magesense are learned) get an Aura Reading Instinct
    spend a Deeds on it to acquire Second Sight
    will probably need a enchanted staff to maintain Magesense

1st session

  • Beliefs
  1. Families are bound by blood: My mother Yvonne (now Atella) intends to strip Lord Roderick - whom she claims is my father - of allies, by provoking distrust amongst the vassal knights. Innocent blood will be shed unless I stop her: I must discover her plans.
  2. My mother once told me there are ancient tales of her (and my) family history hidden somewhere in the forest: I will find someone who can take me to them.
  3. I prefer reading dusty old scrolls to social interaction: why should anyone care what I say?
  • Instincts
  1. Always flirt with the prettiest man in the room
  2. Never let idiocy go unremarked
  3. Always demand help from allies

2nd session

  • first half
    • Beliefs
    1. I am a proud Pagan: in the company of pagan knights vassal I can pursue the pagan virtues unencumbered by Christian morality. I will find and befriend a pagan knight vassal.
    2. Hidden places in the forest have numinous significance to me. With Deirdre's help, I will seek out the lost stronghold of my mother's lineage to explore both it and this sense of secret significance. First I shall convince two others to accompany us.
    3. I am a student and I love reading books. I shouldn't be running around in the forest, I should be in the library studying history, astrology and symbology.
    • Instincts
    1. Always flirt with the prettiest man in the room
    2. Always offer help to people with problems
    3. Always consider the alignment of divine forces
  • second half (after some backstory updates)
    • Beliefs
    1. I am descended of the First Born: I am a maker, a builder, a creator. I will learn to forge weapons: first I must find someone to teach me and to loan me the occasional use of a forge. (spent Persona and resolved)
    2. Patrick the Scholar is a skilled and knowledgeable historian, he should be the official Chronicler of the Court of Salisbury. I will find a potential ally in the Court to promote Patrick's ability.
    3. I am a student and I love reading books. I should be in the library studying history, astrology and symbology, not getting in people's faces trying to change lives.
    • Instincts
    1. Always flirt with the prettiest man in the room
    2. Always offer help to people with problems
    3. Always consider the alignment of divine forces

3rd session

  • Beliefs
    1. In order to throw the Saxons out of Kent, a powerful alliance between Pagans and Cymric Christians must be constructed. I will contribute to this alliance by learning to forge weapons, and agitating among blacksmiths. In order to make my first sword I must gather some iron bars, with Hoel's help. (spent Persona)
      (in amongst getting iron bars, Persuade Hoel of the benefits of the potential alliance)
    2. Patrick the Scholar is a skilled and knowledgeable historian, he should be the official Chronicler of the Court of Salisbury. We need cash to encourage certain Court officials to support him. I will strengthen my Resources by establishing myself in a small rented flat.
      (pay off a DoW debt, support friend)
    3. I am Lustful: I will seduce a handsome young man I've only met briefly if at all.
      (aiming for Lustful char trait)
  • Instincts
    1. Always use seduction to persuade handsome young men (triggers Seduction)
      aiming to open Seduction
      once open, spend Persona, aiming for a Lustful call-on for Seduction
      to earn Fate, meet a pretty young man with power, who wants you to seduce him, and anger him by not doing so
    2. When smithing weapons, do each action according to Pagan tradition (triggers Folklore BL)
      want extra Folklore BL rolls, aiming to open Folklore
    3. Ensure all actions pursuing your Beliefs are aligned with divine forces (triggers Astrology, linked test to Belief resolution) (spent Persona)
      want extra Astrology rolls, aiming for B7
      spend Persona, aiming for Astrology call-on
      to earn Fate, do not use Astrology, and fail to resolve a Belief

4th session

  • Beliefs
    1. In order to throw the Saxons out of Kent, a powerful alliance between Pagans and Cymric Christians must be constructed. I will contribute to this alliance by learning to forge weapons, and agitating among blacksmiths. With Hoel's help, and my iron bars, I will smith my first sword.
      (first test towards Weaponsmith BL: poor quality sword Ob 2)
    2. I am generous, like many Pagans, following the old ways: I will give cash to two friends in need. (spent Persona, Fate)
      (two Ob 2 Routine Resources tests, aiming for Generous char trait)
    3. I am a student, not a warmonger. The stars show that the gods do not want me smithing swords. (spent Persona)
      (Difficult Astrology then Moldbreaker)
  • Instincts
    1. Make more swords (triggers Weaponsmith)
      aiming to open Weaponsmith
      to earn Fate, don't make a sword, and get in trouble for not having one
    2. Always give cash to friends in need (triggers Resources) (spent Persona, Fate)
      spend Persona, aiming for a Generous call-on for Resources when giving money away
      to earn Fate, do not give away cash, and anger a friend
    3. Every action pursuing a Belief will be aligned to divine forces (triggers Astrology, linked test to Belief resolution) (spent Persona, Fate)
      want extra Astrology rolls, aiming for B7
      spend Persona, aiming for Astrology call-on
      to earn Fate, do not use Astrology, and fail to resolve a Belief

5th session

  • Beliefs
    1. The Saxons must be thrown out of Logres at all costs. Ensure sentiment against the Saxons is strong: Gather evidence that they are guilty of an atrocious act.
      (Saxon-wise BL, Scavenging BL)
    2. My friends are more important to me than anything: I will investigate this strange courier mission requested of Weylyn, and keep all three of us alive while learning something about who is behind it.
      (Brawling, Conspiracy-wise BL)
    3. I am Lustful above all: I will seduce a handsome young man I've never met before.
      (Catamite-wise BL => Seduction)
  • Instincts
    1. Whenever intimidating armed foes, tell them the uncomfortable truth first
      (trigger Ugly Truth, linked test to Intimidate)
    2. Always make sure you know where you ought to be going before leaving Sarum
      (trigger Logres-wise)
    3. Ensure all actions pursuing my Beliefs are aligned with divine forces
      (triggers Astrology, linked test to Belief resolution)

6th session

  • Beliefs
    1. The Saxons must be thrown out of Logres at all costs: I will ensure local sentiment against the Saxons is strong. I will gather evidence that they are guilty of atrocious acts, and prove to Weylyn and Patrick that they must help me convince others to mount a raid against the Saxons.
      (Scavenging BL, Persuasion etc)
    2. My energy and fortitude are astonishing. I will carry this unconscious Saxon all the way back to Sarum, pausing only to keep him that way.
      (Forte, Brawling, Forte)
    3. I will be a paragon of pagan virtues. I am Lustful above all: I will seduce a handsome young man I've never met before.
      (Circles?, Catamite-wise BL => Seduction)
  • Instincts
    1. Always search defeated Saxons for evidence of atrocious acts
      (trigger Scavenging, linked test to Saxon-wise)
      to earn Fate, don't use Scavenging, fail Saxon-wise, make false accusations of atrocity without evidence, get in trouble
    2. Always beat a carried prisoner to keep him unconscious
      (trigger Brawling or Power)
      to earn Fate, don't beat the prisoner, he struggles and escapes/attacks
    3. Ensure all actions pursuing my Beliefs are aligned with divine forces
      (triggers Astrology, linked test to Belief resolution)
      to earn Fate, don't test Astrology, fail to resolve a Belief