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Nordic Ancestry Part 1: Runes & Symbols



  • 18 powerful symbols and markings.
  • 24 weaker, yet flavourful runes.
  • Variant rules for acquiring runes and symbols.
  • "Corrupted" marking options, that grant additional power at a cost.
  • 1 new creature.

This document presents Nordic symbols and the Elder Futhark runes used by clans and countries from both the Viking Age (793-1066 AD), and Icelandic inspiration or uses of Viking paganism, such as the popular Vegvisir symbol, in an accessible and yet concise way without going into extreme depth. Note, that while they are based on real-world symbols and runes (Elder Futhark), some of the wording will change to be more accurately integrated into a Dungeons and Dragons adventure or campaign. For example, a lot of symbols refer directly to “men” meaning humans, but in your setting there will most likely be more than just humans in which case “mortals” shall be used in place.

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Hfyyg F October 04, 2020 1:52 am UTC
In the document you say that sacrilegious symbols grant additional powers and are stronger, but where is that actually show? From what I can tell making a symbol sacrilegious just makes it weaker and incredibly likely fail to and hurt you.
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