The Dregs of Clearwine
Set in the tribal city of the Colymar¸ The Dregs of Clearwine is a sourcebook for Runequest: Roleplaying in Glorantha¸ covering the mini slum that lies north of the Ram's Head Inn. It features ten households¸ 25 fully explored NPCs with stats for RQG¸ and a host of minor characters. There are dozens of plot hooks and community events to help link characters to this area¸ and the people and even animals within. From potters to charcoal carriers¸ drunken ex-initiates to well fed butchers¸ the people who support Clearwine and the Earth Temple live¸ love¸ and die here. Some leave only to go to their vineyard work. Others vanish for months on end¸ and return with new scars.
Bespoke art brings life to the area. Included are 19 portraits¸ a roof map and complementing footprint map¸ and the ground floor map of a typical house. In addition¸ boxed text expands on the details of the inhabitants' occupations.
Mamma Vorlena¸ a noblewoman who prefers it here
Turi the potter¸ and his family workshop
Rangal and Ivarna¸ artists whose rooftop is used for smuggling
Onjeem¸ once a scribe and enthusiast for the Seven Mothers¸ now a nothing
Gatyr the Butcher and her wife¸ the social climbing Dara
Dillamor's Flop Nest¸ the cheap hangout for feathered riverfolk
... And the inhabitants of the great jars by the potters' kiln¸ the very Dregs of Clearwine.
The PoD book contains a demo adventure¸ written from hints and plot hooks in the main text. The PDF version has this demo as a separate file¸ to help avoid spoilers. Love¸ hatred¸ and a very special ghost appear in a complete 2-page scenario.