WFRP: Breakfast at the Cowardly Tilean

Today I ventured forth to break my fast at The Cowardly Tilean. It is a rough and tumble place, where many sailors gather to drink and sing and fight. It is also a place where much gossip is circulated, many times shouted over the top of the seamens’ lungs, bawdy tales of inappropriate nature. As is the custom of this place, I was served smoked herring, bread, an onoin and an apple, washed down with a small jug of wine. All this for only a handful of pennies and it stood me until lunch! I picked up many interesting tidbits I intend to investigate further, as well.

A herring, some bread and a mug of wine

Adolphus Altdorfer
Bezahltag, Vorgeheim 12, 2523 IC

WFRP: Painting Eternal Sin

After hearing that dreadful sermon where the accursed zealot painted such a vivid picture of the Kingdoms of Sin, the realms of torture reserved for all who sin against the pure and true order of the world, I have seen references to these dreadful lands crop up all over Altdorf. These are small references, a sculpture here, a gargoyle with a curious shape, a vegetable grown to a deformed size, it’s everywhere! And then I saw the painting. The dreadful painting. It’s simply called Primus, and shows the Fickle Judge presiding over the sinners, and in the far distance, the Kingdoms of Sin themselves.

Hiernonymous Bosch, cut from Garden of Earthly Delights

I am loath to reveal the placement of this blight on our culture, but suffice it to say that I will talk to the University faculty to have it removed from our grounds, and burnt for the sin it depicts!

Adolphus Altdorfer
Bezahltag, Sigmarzeit 21, 2523 IC

Hieronymus Bosch was a painter of the bizarre and extraordinary, and as such, his paintings provide much inspiration for the WFRP world. Wikipedia gives us this summary:

Hieronymus Bosch; birth name Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken (c. 1450 – August 9, 1516) was an Early Netherlandish painter of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Many of his works depict sin and human moral failings. Bosch used images of demons, half-human animals and machines to evoke fear and confusion to portray the evil of man. The works contain complex, highly original, imaginative, and dense use of symbolic figures and iconography, some of which was obscure even in his own time.

A list of his works can be found here!


Burning the midnight oil

Although my adventure in the archives under the University ended badly, I have managed to procure a number of books about Altdorf from a book shop close to here.

My books

I don’t believe they will reveal any hidden knowledge about the heart of the Empire, for they were all to easy to find. But still, I need to add to my library and I believe that I have to aquire more gold before I start looking for the forgotten tomes, for they will undoubtedly carry a heftier price tag.

Adolphus Altdorfer
Wellentag, Vorgeheim 2, 2522 IC

The great masters of painting didn’t always paint people and religious allegories. They also did a lot of stillebens (still-life), which make perfect handouts for your gaming sessions! Instead of describing the desk the adventurers find, you can actually show it to them!