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.
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.
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 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