This essay by Cort Odekirk is reprinted with his permission. I The Pattern and the Logrus represent Order and Chaos, two opposing forces kept in a precarious balance. However, we know from references Dara made to Corwin that at least the Courts of Chaos existed before the Pattern. No mention is made of the formationContinue reading “Vitae – A Possible Interpretation of Undershadow”
In Knight of Shadows, Zelazny identifies the Jewel of Judgment as the “Left Eye of the Serpent.” In some campaigns I’ve made that literal, where it is something stolen from the Serpent by the Unicorn. But in other campaigns I’ve made it metaphorical, where it’s just one of two powerful jewels known as the EyesContinue reading “The Sacred Artifacts of Chaos”
I’ve run a one-shots and campaigns that focused around the Courts of Chaos, and have spent a lot of time puzzling out details from the books and expanding on them in order to provide a more robust setting to play around with. Some of the setting details I’ve also cribbed from Kit Kindred. It isContinue reading “One Take on The Courts of Chaos”
In my last campaign, I had an idea for the origin of the universe, partially inspired by Jenna K. Moran’s work on Exalted: Fair Folk. I never found a direct use for it in the game, but I thought I’d share it here. In the Beginning The idea starts with the universe as nothing. MaybeContinue reading “Time, Space, and Judgment: An Origin Myth”
A popular concept early on was the notion of mapping the Patterns to the four classical elements, with the question of “what became of the Fire Pattern?” Below is Cort Odekirk’s take on the topic, reprinted with his permission.