Tuesday, 31 January 2017

TimeWatch Agents - Madame d'Oettlinger

One of Napolean's agents around 1815, d'Oettlinger was a spy in the Duchy of Baden when the Swedish monarchy was there. presenting herself as an exiled French royalist devastated by the death of her lover, the Duke of Enghien (whose downfall and execution she may have had a hand in). Despite warnings about her, she was so charismatic, beautiful, and witty (not to mention skilled at singing and harp playing) that she rapidly became popular in high society. Two of the Swedish royal secretaries fell under her spell and she soon acquired the Swedish king's plans regarding Napolean. She was last seen in Paris in 1815. Just before TimeWatch recruited her, of course.

Madame d'Oettlinger on Wikipedia

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

TimeWatch Agent or Enemy - Dixie Bull "The Dread Pirate"

The subject of many ballads, Dixie sailed from London as the captain of a merchant ship in the 1630s and traded with the native tribes on the Maine coast of America. When the French attacked Castine Harbor, his ship and goods were all taken. Dixie promptly headed back to Boston, gathered a new crew and ship, and turned to the life of piracy that would make him legendary as "The Dread Pirate", including sacking Jamestown (Permaquid). No one really knows what happened to him at the end of his short piratical career. It is known that he eluded the armed naval expedition sent to arrest him as he headed for Virginia, a den of iniquity; some stories say he returned to England, others that he joined the French, others that he was hanged, and legend also has it that he buried treasure on islands in Casco Bay, Maine.

A potential TimeWatch recruit, albeit a ruthless one, or is he now pillaging the time lanes?

Dixie Bull on Wikipedia

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Shadow of the Demon Lord - New Mutations

Happy New Year, folks! My first post of the year doubles the number of mutations presented in the excellent Hunger in the Void supplement, providing three all-new tables broken down into Debilitating, Cosmetic and Useful Mutations too.

Grab it HERE or at the right in the file list.