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In a Merry Green Vale


For two centuries and a half, the Arfritha Vale has been disputed between the warlike Malani and the proud Colymar. The clans settled in the valley, Lysang, Namolding, Antorling, Jensteli and Karandoli, struggled to survive.

After Kallyr Starbrow’s defeat, the Lysang clan has betrayed the Colymar to join the Malani. But the clan’s chieftain had not anticipated all the difficulties born from this bold move and yesterday’s enemies make for uneasy friends... The clan is rife with internecine rivalries and old foes are stirring. 

Now, Governor Fazzur Wideread has proclaimed an amnesty for Lysang warriors outlawed in the wake of the 1602 imperial conquest. Most of them are dead, but their sons and daughters are beginning to return.

In a Merry Green Vale offers you the opportunity to play one of these former outlaws...

Return to the land of your ancestors! Rediscover their secrets while gaining acceptance! Enter the fray of clan politics and lead your kinsmen to freedom, whether from the empire or their own barbaric ways!

In a Merry Green Vale is an 85.000 words/165 pages systemless sourcebook describing the Lysang clan and its surroundings in 1615. It was designed to fill the gap between the available descriptions of the Colymar and Cinsina tribes.

The sourcebook offers a comprehensive history of the clan and a full presentation of its ring, bloodlines, sacred mysteries (including a fully-developed heroquest) along with simple game mechanics to stage the clan’s political life. Alongside the clan’s economy, a Lunar slave farm receives a complete description. The chapter detailing the neighbouring clans focuses on the Malani tribe recently joined by the Lysang clan.

The Lysang clan is stuck between the hammer of the empire and the anvil of the resistance and both factions receive extensive presentations: Imperial officers, missionaries and carpetbaggers face true heroes as well as dangerous fanatics, while darker forces intend to profit from their struggle.

Finally, a gazetteer of the Arfritha Vale describes in details the more significant locations of the valley, offering many more story hooks.

This sourcebook will soon be supplemented by a Lysang scenario pack. It includes three scenarios: the first two scenarios are respectively a classic cattle raid, with a political twist, and a sandbox-style rescue mission; the last one is far more complex. A mysterious creature is attacking the Lunar slave farm: when ordered by their chieftain to hunt the beast for the benefit of the imperial steward the PC fall into a nest of intrigue where politics and myths are on a collision course.

NOTE: Material in this book deals with mature themes. GMs are advised to adjust their presentation of this subject matter in accordance with their own and their group’s comfort levels.

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January 14th, 2021
My favorite JC book to date! A seriously in-depth look at what can only be described as a cursed and completely dysfunctional clan! Detailed descriptions of characters, though is very light on mechanics numbers since it is made to be used with multiple [...]
September 28th, 2020
If you like detailed backgrounds for Sartarite clans, you’ll love the latest Jonstown Compendium release: Vivien Prigent’s In A Merry Green Vale. This 165-page systemless sourcebook centres on the Lysang clan, whose ancestors settl [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on September 27, 2020.