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(TFT) Stormbringer & Elric
I don't think Stormbringer ever actually "possessed" Elric, though. The
relationship seemed to be symbiotic. Elric was a sickly, weak albino.
Stormbringer didn't actually weaken him; it medicated him. It furnished
Elric with intoxicating Power and Super-human Strength. The Black Blade
thirsted for blood and souls, and Elric paid for his health and strength by
feeding the hungry sword what it craved.
The most dangerous aspect of Stormbringer was this: Whenever the Sword was
drawn, Elric was compelled, obligated and/or coerced to feed it the blood
and souls for which it hungered and moaned, lest Stormbringer would choose
it's own prey! Elric certainly learned this the hard way, as on more than
one occasion he was punished for his defiance.
It seems that even though Elric was in in control of his own faculties, his
decisions were certainly alter red (sometimes directly, other times
indirectly) by his Love/Hate relationship with Stormbringer. He Loved the
Health, Power & Strength - he Hated paying the price.
What's a Melnibonean Sorcerer-King to do?!
The Fantasy Quest
That very passage drives a dream I've had of having a TFT
campaign set in Michael Moorcock's world of Elric.> > David Jackson
Stormbringer is a cursed sword, Strength minus five. For every figure
slain the curse is lifted by one point for the duration of the fight.
five kills the character is back to normal strength. The advantage of
that character gains character points at the attribute total of their
state. Thus a 37 point character only requires 125 to get a point because
ST-5 they are only 32 total.
The sword is also a prepared device to possess the wielder.
by the Chaos Duke Arioch. Each session roll a contest of wills to see if
character will go on a mission of the players choosing, or a mission of
David Michael Grouchy II
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