Random Table: Soused Servant of Stormbringer

What happens when a character bearing a sapient Chaos weapon loses control of his or her faculties? Roll 1d8!

    1-2: You have sacrificed a small animal—a dog, cat, chicken, etc.
    3-5: You have carved bloody runes of Chaos into your own flesh. -1 to Charisma (non-cumulative).
    6-7: You have sacrificed a large animal—a cow, horse, etc.
    8: You have sacrificed a human being! Add 1 to future rolls on this table (cumulative).

Each time this happens, there’s a chance that this opens the way for some sort of thing to cross the veils of reality from the realms of Chaos. This chance starts at 1%, plus 1% per animal sacrifice or set of flesh-carved runes and 5% per human sacrifice (cumulative).

Don’t play with cursed Chaos artifacts, kids!


5 Responses to “Random Table: Soused Servant of Stormbringer”

  1. August 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm


    I would make the Charisma effects cumulative in a limited way, say up to -2 or -3. One nasty carving on the arm or leg or torso is different than full body disfigurement.

  2. August 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Sounds reasonable. Presumably the threshold for increasing the Charisma penalty would go up by one each time it’s rolled.

  3. 3 Samurai
    August 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Nice table!

    What about non-slayings? I’m reminded of the early Norwegian death metal scene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varg_Vikernes#Arson_of_churches

    Grave desecration, grave robbing, church arson, general arson, kidnapping… are all options.

  4. August 19, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Samurai might be on to something… “coming to” to find a desecrated corpse lying in your Inn room, mud on your boots, and your shovel is dirty might be interesting!


  5. 5 E.T.Smith
    August 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    A d8. Of course.

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