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"Article originel de Richard Halliwell dans Citadel Compendium 2 " - Dreadaxe
"Article originel de Richard Halliwell dans Citadel Compendium 2 " - Dreadaxe

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Amazons in Warhammer!
Converted from the original Citadel Journal article by ???
 
The Amazons of the Warhammer world were originally documented by Richard Halliwell in the Second Citadel Compendium, around 1985. The scenario was primarily intended for Warhammer FRP, whichexplains the "RPG-like" aspects of the following write-up.
 
The Amazons of Southern Lustria, with details of Rigg's Shrine
The dense tropical jungles of the Cadiz Basin are inhabited only very sparsely.Occasionally, primitive bands of nomadic hunters will pass through, or wary traders fromthe Nordic settlements on the coasts will brave the treacherous rivers in order to ply their wares. By far the most populous of the native groups are the wild and matriarchalAmazons.The Amazons live in the hundreds of scattered villages throughout the jungle, and in theAmazonian city of Genaina. Genaina, though incorporating many stone buildings of considerable size, is mostly built of grass and mud in the same way as the smaller villages.Amazon villages can be easily recognized by the manner of construction, for the buildersnearly always erect their dwellings upon tall piles of solid wood, so as to raise the livingareas away from the ground. In this way the Amazons avoid the worst excesses of  periodic flooding.
Amazon Religion
The Amazons worship their own Gods. The hate all worshippers of Quetzalcoatl, particularly the Slann. In addition to the many small village and way Temples dottedthroughout Amazonia, there are two main cult centers, the Temple of Karra in Genainaand the Great Shrine of Rigg standing on the shores of Lake Lokka. The mysteries of theTemple of Karra, and the untold riches of the Royal Palace at Genaina, lie outside theimmediate scope of this write-up.
Rigg's Shrine
The Great Shrine stands on the shore of Lake Lokka, deep in the forests of Amazonia. It issaid to commemorate the mythic union between Rigg, Amazon Goddess of War, andAmex, Sea Elf God of Wealth and Happiness. Here they brought into the world Kalith,Mother of all Amazons. This creation myth lies at the very center of Amazon religiousdogma.Worshippers of Rigg amongst the Amazon tribes make regular Pilgrimages to the Shrine.The administration of the center is in the hands of the Amazonian Sisterhood. Its buildingshouse a Sisterhood diocesan center along with its offices, a library, and a meeting hall.Like all Amazon holy places, the Shrine and its precincts are forbidden to non-Amazons,except those with special dispensation from the High Priestess. Even then, the privilege is bestowed only on women, and they would find themselves under constant guard.
Rigg
Rigg is the leading figure in the Amazon Pantheon. She is neutral. Her spheres of influenceare Warfare, Blood, Koka, and Violent Death. Her physical manifestation is a giantAmazon woman, 9 feet tall, with red hair and eyes. She wears no armor. She carries a
 
magical fighting knife and 4 magical throwing knives. The throwing knives have a range of 18" and hit at strength 4.
Profile
 
M WS
 
BS
 
S T W I A Ld
 Rigg 8 8 6 6 5 4 10 3 10
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood originates from the High Age of Southern Lustria, a golden age of scienceand technology. Even then, Amazonia was a wild and fiercely independent land. Thetechnocratic and wise Old Slann accepted this and respected Amazon territory. Whileother Humans were regarded as inferior, enslaved, and treated little better than cattle, theAmazons retained their freedom.Old Slann and Amazon were able to exist, almost entirely peacefully, side-by-side. Therewas even a measure of trade and cooperation between the two races. Amazons were particularly valued as Acolytes and as Thralls by the High Age Magi.These Amazon émigrés were the ancestors of the present-day Sisterhood. They were togain, through their work and their studies, a close familiarity with the High Age sciences.Eventually the Old Slann fell, their civilization was destroyed, and their knowledge losteven to their own descendants. Modern-day Slann regard any trace of the old times withfear and suspicion; the Old Sciences have been lost to them. Not so the Sisterhood, whoretained and preserved much of their knowledge. Whilst they could not hope to re-createthe products of the High Age, they could still use and maintain many of the artifacts whichthey had salvaged from the fall.This knowledge became the basis of the Sisterhood's power and authority within Amazonsociety. The careful organization, fanatic devotion, and above all the secrecy of theSisterhood ensure a continuing hegemony in the religious, political, and scientific spheresof Amazon life.
The Koka-Kalim
The Koka-Kalim are religious zealots, fanatically dedicated worshippers of the GoddessRigg. The Kalim stress greatly the religious value of the narcotic Koka. They are alladdicted users.Constantly within the grip of the drug's effects, they eat, sleep, and say very little.Deprived of normal sensory functions, they can overcome great pain, and have littlenatural aversion to blood, slaughter, or death. Their state of mind makes them very edgy,unpredictable, irrational, and strung-out. They make ideal fanatic warriors.The Sisterhood, with their monopoly of the theological establishment, maintain a smallarmy of Koka-Kalim as servants, guards, and fighters. Koka-Kalim serving the Sisterhoodare known as Devouts. Many are issued by the Sisterhood with Old Slann weaponry. Mostcommonly they will be given Power Swords or Bolt Guns.
Mother Samantha
Samantha's birthplace lies somewhere in Eastern Amazonia. Born into a nomadic tribe, sheeventually became a member of the Kalim and from there joined the Devout.
 
She rose with remarkable speed from the Devout to the Sisterhood, and then upwardsthrough the ranks of the Sisterhood. She is now a High Priestess, the Head of the HolyShrine of Rigg.Samantha is still surprisingly young. Because of her nomadic background she is an agileand able fighter, as well as a powerful magician. Her characteristics are: M-5 inches; WS-6; BS-4; S-3; T-C; W-2; I-8; A-2; LD-5; Int-8, Cl-8; WP-8.
 
Profile
 
M WS
 
BS
 
S T W I A Ld
 Samantha 5 6 4 3 4 2 8 2 7
Samantha is armed with the traditional weapons of the High Priestess of Rigg. She carriesa long-bladed knife and 4 throwing knives.She has a magic level of 4 and may take High or Battle Magic.
Amazon Profiles
The individual warriors and people of Amazonia have talents and abilities unique tothemselves; their characteristic scores would vary from individual to individual. However,the following values represent the average scores for each type, or class, of Amazon.
Profile M WS
 
BS
 
S T W I A Ld
 
Save Equipment
 Queens Bodyguard 5 5 5 3 3 1 5 1 7 6 Bow, Sword, Spear, Light Armour  Noble 5 4 4 3 3 1 5 1 7 6 Spear, Throwing Knife, Light Armour Tribeswoman 5 3 3 3 3 1 5 1 7 - Bow, Throwing KnifeBeserker 5 4 4 3 3 1 5 1 10 - Two swords. Subject to
 Frenzy
 Koka Kalim 5 4 4 3 3 1 7 1 10 - Throwing KnivesKoka Kalim Devout 5 4 4 3 3 1 7 1 10 - High Age Weapons
High Age Weapons
These weapons date back to Old Slann times. They have been carefully maintained and preserved by the Sisterhood. High Age Weapons include Needlers, Bolt Pistols, BoltRifles, Power Swords, and Arcane Rods.
Needler
This is a powerful airgun that fires steel or chemical needles. The Sisterhood employhollow poisoned needles. The poison used is ineffective against Dwarfs and Elves, stunsHumans for 5D6 turns, and kills Slann. After each shot the weapon needs to be re- pressurized, which takes 1 stationary and otherwise inactive Move Phase. Needlers aresilent and very accurate, and make ideal weapons for assassins.Range: Short-8 inches/Max-20 inchesArmor Penetration: -1 (giving a +1 Saving Throw)Attack Strength: 1

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