Yesterday I did a post boasting about the awesome piece of art I won by the awesome Dave! I also mentioned that I would give more info on the Fairweather Kingdom, so here it is with a plethora of pictures! This is for a campaign setting I hope to publish in the near future using the awesome Dungeon Crawl Classic rules!
Here’s the category page of all the Hubris stuff on the blog thus far.
Fairweather was once considered the jewel of Hubis, but has slipped into the grips of madness, plague, decadence, and debauchery in the two hundred years since The Twisted One first appeared before King Maldran, promising the way to power and knowledge through the purity of blood. The Reign of the Mad Kings dawned when Maldran and the nobles of Fairweather quickly agreed, and began practicing the Ways of the Flesh. As the royal family continues to follow the teaching of the Twisted One and engage in inbreeding for the sake of purity of blood, each generation becomes more grotesquely deformed and unstable. While the nobility is allowed to partake in the pleasures of the flesh of kin, only the royal family is allowed to produce heirs. Any who are not of noble birth are denied to practice the Ways of the Flesh, and if caught doing so are executed in the most brutal fashion As the Twisted Ones teachings have become law, the rift between the nobility and the common citizens has grown wider. The nobility wear extravagant avant-garde fashion, while the poor wear rags in varying shades of brown.
The current king, Ithis the Bulge, is extremely deformed and prone to terrible, violent mood swings. Ithis is hailed as the God-King, as many believe he is the Twisted One made flesh. The Fairweather palace rests atop the back of a gigantic dog that is driven by a blind giant who sees through the creatures glistening ruby eyes.
Three years ago the terrible plague, The Corrupting, began ripping through Fairweather, causing people to mutate into terrible creature called Metalphages. Jagged metallic shards, wires, and tubing burst from the flesh of the infected, either driving them mad or killing them. The touch of Metalphages, infects others and also corrupts metal, rusting it. Entire districts of the cityhave been quarantined and sealed in an attempt to halt contamination. The Plague Doctors of the Scarlet Veil conducts terrible experiments on the infected from their heavily guarded Red Monastery, in an attempt to harness this curse.
The Fashion of the Fairweather Nobility
All of these pieces are from Alexander McQueen’s design, except for the weird, but awesome, painting.