Desdemona – daughter of Oberon and Titania, king and queen of Fae – has vanquished from theirseat in the fairy realm. There are rumors she was seen around the Late Renaissance City of Cre-mona, Northern Italy (
57 miles south-east from Milan). The Protagonists are Fallen: exiledFae who have forsworn their ancient Oath and thus banished on the World, bound in mortal flesh.They have the power of Nature on their behalf, but can they strive with their distrustful past? Canthey make their way back to their Fae nature? And what part does the disappearing of Desdemonaplay into this? (for more see “Setting” on p. 9).
What Do You Need to Play?
: each one takes the role of a Protagonist; no need for a Game Master;
One Protagonist sheet for Player;
One deck of Tarots
(22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana); or one deck of 22 Major Ar-cana and one deck of 52 poker (French) playing cards;
Index cards (for Aspect Cards; see p. 4);
Glass beads (to track Path scores; see p. 3);
One d6 for Player (to track Fate; see p. 3);
Pencils, paper, rubbers, and the hospitality of some of your friends
Enter the P
Each Player creates the Protagonist he will Lead during Play. Create one Protagonist at a time;meanwhile the other Players should ask questions and make suggestions about him.
The Player on your left (called “Cartomancer”) shuffles the Tarot deck, then you cut the deck anddeal 10 Tarots as in the Celtic Cross game. The Player writes 1-2 lines for Tarot (which repre-sents a Player’s Aspect), according to its meaning (even if reversed), its imagery, his impressionsetc.1.
This represents the Protagonist.2.
This is your bond with Desdemona (see “Particular Aspects” on p. 4).
This is your ancient Oath you forsworn and thus be exiled.
This is your inner demon who drives you to commit fell acts.
This is your bond with Nature and your Fae heritage.
This is your bond with the mortal World and their inhabitants.
This is something you hide under your heart.
If you try with more let me know what happens.
Of course, the best choice is for Italian Tarots. If you are too poor or don’t know ho to getthem, you can find plenty of them (entirely free) athttp://freeware.esoterica.free.fr/html/freecards.html.
Hospitality is a sacred thing among Fae too (of course not Unseelie ones).