32,427 C. Y. -- portrait by unknown Roland was born out of wedlock, his birth making him the third son of Duke Erik L'Pallance, himself a third son. The Duke's mistress, Lady Kathrnye Alvarny, his mother, died during the complicated birth and the Duke took his son into the warmth of his home. During his childhood and youth the family suffered many tragedies, his eldest brother, Vlad, was mauled by an owlbear in the forest, his step mother lost a girl child hours after its birth, two brothers Marcus and Blain were lost during the humanoid squirmishes, and his closest sister, Karia, was slain by a jealous lover. Leaving only Gies, Roland, and Tormis to carry on the L'Pallance name. Out of these tragedies came a bonding and a closeness few families could lay claim to. Erik was a paladin of reasonable renown and trained his remaining children in the holy ways of the warrior, hoping they would to strive for the perfection he strove for. Erik was a good teacher, treating his
I have frequently wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. H.P. Lovecraft, Beyond the Wall of Sleep Is it just me and the RPG loop that I've found myself in, or has Call of Cthulhu had a resurgence? Whatever the case, I've been tempted to pick up the most recent iteration of the game. I guess you could say I'm hearing the call. I blame Seth Skorkowsky and his YouTube channel.