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So Mote It Be (An Adventure for Ironbound: Guardians of Novala)

So Mote It Be (An Adventure for Ironbound: Guardians of Novala)

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The peaceful witches of Novala lived in harmony with nature before the Apothecary arrived. Its machines tore up the soil and sickened the land. The Novallans saw no choice but to fight back to save their world. Now, it’s nature versus machines and conservation versus consumption. The witches continue to fight for their way of life and cleanse the blight brought by the Apothecary, but they are running out of time.

In the peaceful community of B­ristlewood, the characters meet the last member of an Ironbound coven that has been captured by a pair of Apothecary hunters. The hunters are seeking the Elder Tree, a sacred nexus point. As the characters intervene and aid the surviving Ironbound, they are brought into a hidden war between the Ironbound and the Apothecary...a war that may become their future.

Become a Novallan witch and join a special type of coven, known as the Ironbound, and take the fight directly to the Apothecary at great physical, emotional and spiritual risk. Use your witchy knowledge of herbs, gems, and energy to heal your world and bring back peace to Novala.

So Mote It Be is an introductory adventure for the upcoming Ironbound: Guardians of Novala setting (or IGON, for short) from Broken Ruler Games and the first chapter of The Book of Three adventure trilogy for the Pip Worlds community content program. This adventure introduces players to the magical world of Novala and the forming of a coven of Ironbound, guardians sworn to protect the land. It’s written for players new to the setting, allowing a group to discover Novala, form magical bonds, and begin a journey that sets the tone for the battle ahead. The purpose of this adventure is to engage and entertain the players while demonstrating what lies ahead for their heroes.

Written by Danielle DeLisle (The Ninja Crusade Second Edition, Dishonored) and Crystal Mazur (Pip System Corebook, Chicago By Night), everything you need to form your own Ironbound coven is here. This adventure uses the Pip System, and requires the Pip System Corebook. Included are five pre-generated Novallan characters, new guidelines for using magic in Novala, extras, rules for using Apothecary gear, and a PDF copy of Casting the Circle, an introduction to the Ironbound and the world of Novala. 

What Is Ironbound: Guardians of Novala?

IGON presents a fantasy world built on real world Wiccan and Pagan practises to provide a new twist on the standard fantasy RPG. While Ironbound: Guardians of Novala depicts characters who share Wiccan and Pagan beliefs with those in our world, there are reasons why they are referred to as Novallans and not Pagans or Wiccans (though we do use witch to ground Novala in the craft).  This is because these are a fictional people who share some beliefs with people from our world but have been modified and shaped to fit a more traditional fantasy world framework. We also, because of the diversity in pagan religions, did not feel comfortable claiming our inspiration was from one tradition or another. In other words, these are Novalan witches and this is their culture.

Content Warnings

Ironbound: Guardians of Novala contains references to magic, religion, violence, machine horror, environmental harm, kidnappings, extreme weather, and ritual casting.

This product is 100% compatible with the Pip System by Third Eye Games.

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Patrick B August 21, 2020 11:18 am UTC
A content warning for machine horror? I don't understand -- what is machine horror?
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Todd C August 21, 2020 11:24 am UTC
It involves machines that could be used to cause really grotesque harm to characters, depending on how it's played. It's in here for two reasons: because the Apothecary has giant machines that can cut down huge paths through a forest with saw blades and flamethrowers, which can also be used against the heroes. The warning is there because some people have lost family members to farming accidents or construction involving heavy machinery.
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Patrick B August 21, 2020 4:26 pm UTC
Okay, thanks - I get it now. I'd just never heard of the term machine horror before. On another note, how far out is the full setting book?
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