Table of Contents

1. Welcome to Mythic Russia! 4
2. Voices of Mythic Russia 8
3. Your Hero 10
Character Creation 10
Abilities 16
4. Keywords 22
Homelands 22
Occupations 35
Magic Keywords 43
5. Personality Traits & Relationships 44
Personality 44
Relationships 45
6. Hero Points 55
Gaining Hero Points 55
Shaping Fate 56
Character Improvement 57
7. Core Rules 61
Contests 62
Simple Contests 66
Extended Contests 67
Contest Consequences 73
Modifiers & Augmentation 75
8. Magic 83
Magic in the World 83
Natural Magic 85
Gods, Saints, Spirits and Other Powers 85
Commitment 86
Using Magic 93
Ritual Magic 96
9. Sons of Ryurik 99
Born of Conquest 99
The Peasants 101
Town Life 104
Boyars and Princes 106
Cossacks! 108
Playing Russians 109
10. Lands of the Rus’ 111
The South: Lands of Kiev 111
The Muscovite Heartland 114
The North: Lord Novgorod 119
11. Russian Ways 121
Two Faiths – and Dvoeverie 121
Russian Orthodoxy 124
Pagan Ways 128
The Kam 130
12. The Gods of the Rus’ 132
13. The Saints of the Rus’ 147
14. East of the Sun & West of the Moon 163
The Many Worlds 163
A Cosmography 169
15. The Mongols 176
Land and Peoples 177
Life and Custom 179
Faith and Magic 182
Ancestors of the Mongols 185
The Great Spirits 189
Playing Mongols 193
16. Sibiryaks 197
The Sibiryaks 197
Life and Custom 200
Siberian Shamanism 201
Spirits of Siberia 204
Playing Sibiryaks 210
The Sleeping Land: adventures in Siberia 212
17. Lithuania 216
Land and Peoples 216
Life and Custom 220
Faith and Magic 221
The Gods of Romuva 224
Playing Lithuanians 231
18. The Teutonic Ordenstaat 235
Land and Peoples 236
Life and Custom 242
The Order and the Church 245
Playing Teutons 247
19. Friends & Foes from the West 251
Strangers in Russia 251
The Roman Catholic Faith 252
Sample Catholic Saints 253
Playing Foreigners 262
20. Tsargrad 263
Land and Peoples 263
Life and Custom 267
Faith and Magic 269
Saints of the Greeks 271
Playing Greeks 277
21. Narrating 280
The Narrator’s Toolkit 283
22. Beasts, Heroes & Spirits 291
Heroes, Villains & Passers-By 291
Beasts 294
Magical Beasts & Beings 295
23. Wood, Blood & Snow 302
Appendices
Want to Know More? 313
Sample Character Sheet 314
Index 315

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