Clan Generation Questionnaire -
by Wesley Quadros
Thanks to David Dunham for letting me
base it on his Grazer questionnaire.
1) The Good Grazing
Long ago, your ancestors lived in the sky. Spirits and people galloped
across the world together and it wasn't always possible to tell
who was who. This golden age ended when monsters broke the world
and crawled out from below the earth. They even invaded the Sky
World and warred with the Spirits.
Your ancestors rushed to fight alongside Kargzant but after many
heroic struggles were cast down out of the sky. Who did they fight?
a) The Yellow Tyrant, who sought
to enslave everyone.
Ancient Enemies: The Farmers
b) The Thunderer, who cut the rim
of the sky loose from its bindings to make it turn.
Ancient Enemies: Storm Barbarians
c) The nightmen, who brought darkness
Ancient Enemies: Digijelmi
d) The Blue Serpent, who slithered
from the waters below and flooded the pastures.
Ancient Enemies: Water
e) The Shadow Dragon, whom no one
Ancient Enemies: Dragons
f) The Lion, who terrorised men and
Ancient Enemies: Hsunchen
2) The Age of Heroes
Many great deeds were done as the sky people learned how to live
on the land. Your ancestors helped one of the noteworthy leaders.
a) Uradyn, when he drove away the
b) Sesema, when she made the first
Economics: herding; Values: indulgent
c) Evaltan, when he made the first
d) Sharyu, when she braided the first
e) Bus, when he first counted the
f) Werris Mur, when she stole honey
from the bees.
g) Targarung, when he trained the
first hunting hawk.
h) Hesten Zore, when he learned the
secret of the bones.
3) The First Parting
Although the pastures were surrounded by enemies, your ancestors
prospered until they became overcrowded and grazing was no longer
as plentiful. Kargzant told them to split into five groups and wander
as he did in order to survive. Which group were they part of?
a) They remained in the centre, in
the sacred grazing grounds.
Values: tradition; Goals: learning
b) They travelled north, where they
prevailed against the Ice.
Economics: crafting; Values: loyalty
c) They travelled east, where they
tricked the Shrieking Runners
Economics: hunting; Values: pragmatism
d) They travelled south, where they
turned back the Charioteers.
Economics: tribute; values: cruelty
e) They travelled west, and defeated
the river so they could cross.
Economics: magic; Values: innovation
4) The Lost Years
More monsters appeared and attacked the herds while the weather
grew cold. Kargzant left to fight the invaders in the Underworld
and things got so bad that they people could no longer support all
of the great spirits. Which great spirit did your ancestors retain
the closest relationship with?
a) None, our local spirits were enough
b) Morgzil, the Hunter
c) Kalikos, the Ice Bane
d) Tirgzant, the Fire Stallion
e) Iriloy, Horse Mother
f) Lorest, Mother Earth
g) Folien, The Dark Slayer
Goals: Conquest; Values: cruelty
h) Sunishi, the Vigilant
Economics: tribute; Values: warlike
i) Ruag, the Whispering Wind
j) Bonard, the Wise
Economics: trade; Goals: learning
5) The Farmer Empire
Kargzant returned triumphant from the Underworld. The horse tribes
drove the monsters to the edges of the world and conquered the Farmer
Empire. Different tribes ruled the Farmer Empire at different times;
yours was one of them. How did your ancestors treat the Farmers?
a) They helped the Farmers restore
Values: generosity; goals: peace
b) They taught the Farmers how to
contact the Great Spirits
c) They extracted tribute from them
d) They ruled them fairly
e) They forced them into menial slavery.
Values: cruelty; Goals: conquest
f) They became soft from living in
the Farmer cities.
6) The Great Farmer Revolt
When the rest of the world gathered in a great alliance to drive
the horse tribes out of Peloria, what did your ancestors do?
a) They waited to see what would
b) They hired out as mercenaries
c) They headed east before the battle.
d) They fought until defeat was inevitable
e) They fought to the end.
Values: loyalty; Goals: glory
The combined might of the alliance was able to crush the horse
tribes. 99 out of 100 warriors perished. The survivors left Peloria
with their herds and 100 wives.
8) Slave Beasts
The various horse tribes wound up on the Eastern Plains where the
refugee clans banded together into new alliances. Many of the clans
herded other animals such as goats or cows. What did your ancestors
a) They herded sheep and goats to
make the best use of our resources.
b) They remained Pure Horse.
9) The rise of ma-Tamara
The great Moon Mare, ma-Tamara confronted your ancestor's raiders.
They joined her, why?
a) They recognised her as the true
mate of Kargzant
Economics: magic; Values: innovation
b) They respected her military power
Goals: conquest; Values: warlike
c) They were afraid of her vengeance
d) They went along with the other
e) She promised them the plunder
of the Farmers
Goals: prosperity; Values: vengeance
f) Their leaders told them to.
10) Wars of Liberation
In the wars that followed, the Char-Un battled many foes in the
Empire's name. Against whom did you win your most telling victories?
If ancient enemies is the same
as these enemies: Economics: magic; Values: tradition.
a) The Carmanians, whose knights
were so hard to kill.
Goals: glory; Values: warlike
b) Dara Happans, The Farmers, These
descendants of the Farmers made good pillaging.
Economics: tribute; Goals: prosperity
c) Storm Barbarians, who condemned
our support of chaos.
Goals: Conquest; Values: innovation
d) River Folk, who would bar our
Economics: magic; Values:
e) The Bull Men, who fought in a
11) The Jannisor Rebellion
During the First Wane, the cities of the Farmer Empire rose in
rebellion against the Emperor. He sought our aid to put down the
rebellion. What did you do when the summons came?
a) Raised all of our forces to fight
Goals: glory; Values: loyalty; Lunar Relations: +1
b) Helped the usual amount
Goals: Prosperity; Values: tradition
c) Fought against him, he cheated
Lunar Relations: -1
d) Ignored the summons, it was not
12) The Skyburn
The Ur-Pan, Panishi, led us into the cold north to take Erigia
as ours. He conducted a massive two-year ritual to burn the elf
forest. Upon its completion, liquid fire dripped from the sky and
reduced the woods to ashes. The women and children were the South
Guard. What did your clan do to support the ritual?
All Char-Un have Aldrymani as
their bitterest foes.
a) We were part of the North Guard
and fought the ice
Goals: glory; Economics: herding; Recent Enemies: Hollri; If
Kalikos was your guide in the Lost Years, Values: tradition.
b) We were part of the West Guard and fought the bears
Economics: gathering; Goals: conquest; Recent Enemies: Hsunchen;
If Hsunchen are ancient enemies, Values: tradition.
c) We were part of the East Guard
and fought the reindeer men
Economics: hunting; Goals: rulership; Recent Enemies: Eolians
d) We remained in the centre and
participated in Panishi's ritual
Economics: magic; Goals: learning
e) We were fighting for the Emperor
at the time.
Economics: tribute; Goals: conquest
As you moved into your new lands Panishi organised the people into
tribes. Why did you choose your tribe?
a) Their grazing lands were the most
Economics: gathering; Goals: prosperity
b) Their shamans were strong
Economics: magic; Goals: prosperity; Values: piety
c) Their war powers were best
Economics: tribute; Goals: conquest; Values: cruelty, warlike
d) They had the best trade connections
Economics: trade; Goals: prosperity; Values: generosity
e) They had the most horses
Economics: herding; Goals: prosperity
f) The had the wisest elders
Goals: learning, peace
g) They didn't like Panishi
Goals: rulership; Loyalty: -1
h) Their Pan was generous
Goals: prosperity; Values: generosity
14) The Bindle Wars
Bindle attacked the empire with the help of the Char-Un. Why did
a) We fought for plunder
Economics: tribute; Values: warlike
b) We fought to teach the Empire
a lesson for giving us an elf forest
c) We didn't fight in the war.
d) We warned the Empire and tried
to change our Brothers to our side.
Goals: peace; Values: loyalty; Lunar Relations: +1
e) We warned the Empire and prepared
to fight our brothers.
Goals: conquest; Values: loyalty; Lunar Relations: +2
15) The Slaughter
When the war turned against them, the Bull Men from Bindle flayed
Iriloy's Mare, a holy horse. The entire nation rode south and trampled
their kingdom under hoof.
16) Sheng Seleris
From the east, Pentans once again invaded the Farmer Empire led
by the war-Khan Sheng Seleris; who claimed to be a demigod. What
part did your clan play in the following wars?
a) We fought Sheng ceaselessly, no
matter how many of us were killed
Goals: glory; Values: loyalty, warlike, piety
b) We fought the nomads when it was
safe to do so
Goals: glory; Values: caution
c) We stayed in Erigia and let the
Empire fend for itself
Goals: peace; Values: caution
d) We were forced to follow him
e) We willingly joined him
Goals: conquest; Values: cruelty, warlike
17) Imperial Service
From time-to-time the Ur-Pan summons warriors to serve the Farmer
Empire. What do you do when he calls?
a) Send as large a force as we can
Economics: tribute; Goals: conquest; Values: loyalty, warlike
b) Send some warriors
Goals: glory; Values: loyalty
c) Ignore him, we have better things
Economics: herds; Goals: peace; Values: caution
d) Raid those who send warriors for
they are weakened and we are not.
Goals: rulership; Values: cruelty, pragmatism
With no dire threat to the Empire to unit the tribes, the clans
began to squabble among themselves. Clans fought over religion,
tribute or just grazing lands. What were you willing to fight over?
a) Grazing lands
b) Hunting and gathering lands
Economics: gathering, hunting
c) Herding other animals
d) Redress of old grievances
e) The chance to rule the tribe
f) None - we tried to maintain the
19) Troublesome Neighbours
You have a recurring trouble with a neighbouring Char-Un clan.
What is the root of this trouble?
a) We have an ancient feud with them
Values: tradition, vengeance
b) They keep raiding us
c) Their hunters and gatherers poach
on our land
d) They seek to control the trade
e) They sacrifice to the spirits
f) They herd dirty animals.
That is the end of the questionnaire.
The Bull Men
Final Clan Profile