The Praise of Old Men

Welcome to the The Praise of Old Men. The GM ('Ancellus') and players are enjoying creating a complex story set in Terry K Amthor's Shadow World, and hope that one day it will become a saga fit for the setting. Step inside and browse a while.

We are proud to be recognized as Campaign of the Month by Obsidian Portal in August 2018.

Sky Ship over the Spine of Emer

A Skyship over the Spine of Emer

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CURRENT MISSION: Investigate what is going on at the Orgillion Manor on Teaque Island.

LATEST RESULTS: Arrived at Teaque Island posing as wine merchants. Made a stunning return on Cherry's wine and brandy purchases but heard some sinister goings-on at the Manor. Cautiously rowed a flat-boat to the Manor, dispatched a Ghoul infestation and found more clues on The Spicer's Guild in a sweep of the ground floor. Rested for the night and discovered more bloody work and ghouls upstairs. Exploring the East wing we are attacked by a ghostly apparition and more zombie-figures. We discover a hidden locked room that probably contained "Larkrise" and "Sunset" and a locked chest with a magic ring, a short sword and a massive iron key. We confirmed a link with House Betaran, when we discovered a stash of fine weapons under a tarp. In the upper-most level we confronted a demon who made a dire warning before we ended him. After dispatching some skeletons we discover more clues about The Spicer's Guild in books in the top floor of the Manor before beginning to explore a previously undiscovered Crypt.

The crypt contains the body of Titus and considerable loot. More importantly, we discover a well-trapped entrance to a lower level—a tribute or tomb of some long forgotten heroes. The heroes are identified, and temporarily raised from their slumber when Cran blows the Horn of Valhalla. Ugnan begins piecing together a hypothesis about what is going on with the pieces we have discovered so far.

We return to The Brine and face off with Pirates who have assailed the ship. The crew do some good work retaking the ship, suffering some grievous wounds in the process.

We spend a dreary day retrieving valuables from The Orgillion Estate and estimate we have sufficient wealth to fully man our new ship for for close to two years.

The New Heroes of Sel-kai

In Episode 15 our heroes discovered that their fates were intertwined with ancient Heroes of Sel-kai and probably all members of The Harmony.

Cherry | Patience | The Eyes
Cran | Reave the Just | The Heart
Sharna | Malthus | The Arm
Sylke | Althaeus | The Voice
Ugnan | Verisimiltude | The Brain

A Message from our GM

The do's and don'ts to make a fun and successful game.

Craig's awesome tokens

SHAMELESS PLUG! Our group is incredibly fortunate to have the talents of an amazing graphic artist. Check out Craig's work for our party below. View Craig's portfolio or contact him here.


Credits – recognizing the great creativity of external artist and content producers

The Praise of Old Men

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