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In the world of The Frontier, monsters are everywhere and travellers should take care on the road day and night. And as bad as some monsters are, there’s nothing quite as dangerous as the demons that are waiting in the darkness to prey upon humanity’s weaknesses and cause destruction.
Demons are among the most feared and chaotic supernatural entities on The Frontier and here’s seven of the deadliest demons to run like hell from.
Continue reading “7 Deadly Demons From Tales Of The Frontier”
You can learn a lot about a person by their choice of alcohol and The Pop Culture Pub Crawl is all about getting to the heart of a character through their preferred tipple. Agnus Cartwright from Tales Of The Frontier is a woman who sees alcohol as both a means of celebration and a way to toast the demise of her enemies.
An ancient witch and powerful elementi, Agnus Cartwright is a truly terrifying woman. Once she starts drinking, there may be the opportunity to get to know her better without ending up as a bloody smear on the wall and here’s her poison of choice.
Continue reading “The Pop Culture Pub Crawl: Agnus Cartwright”
It’s time for another edition of The Pop Culture Pub Crawl, which delves into the favourite tipple of fictional characters. The drinker of the day is Itsano from Tales Of The Frontier. A kamuni battle conductor and wandering healer, Itsano is a voice of his people and a musical warrior.
Itsano’s drinking tastes have a distinctive Asian flair. Read on to discover what kind of spirits and booze fall into this category.
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Lycanthropes are a common sight on The Frontier, with werewolves being among the most feared monsters. Stories of men turning into beasts to satisfy their bloodlust is a story shared around fires and to frighten children into staying inside at night. However, not all werewolves are created equal and there are several species to be aware of when travelling the land.
Here’s an overview of the most prevalent lycanthropes of The Frontier.
Continue reading “Howling At The Moon: Lycanthropes Of The Frontier”
The Pop Culture Pub Crawl reveals the favourite hooch of fictional characters and this edition is about passing the glass to Clay McNab from Tales Of The Frontier. An infamous Quester and witch hunter, Clay McNab has dedicated his life to stopping supernatural creatures and along the way he’s drunk his way through countless saloons and bordellos.
Witch hunting is thirsty work and here are some of the bottles McNab would be partial to.
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A land of legends, gods and monsters, The Frontier has a history stretching back thousands of years and scholars of the world have debated tirelessly about timelines, facts and major events.
Generally, historians have come to the conclusion that the timeline on The Frontier should be plotted into six major eras. With that said, here’s an overview of the history of The Frontier along with commentary on some key events.
Continue reading “Charting The Timeline Of The Frontier”
Witches rank among the most powerful beings on The Frontier and there are several types that have been categorised according to the Questers. One of the most potent classes of witch are elementi, magic wielders who have natural control over the elements and can bend intangible forces to their will.
Let’s explore elementi in further detail, along with a few subcategories.
Continue reading “Exploring The Elementi Witch Class”
When it comes to defining the landscape of The Frontier, there’s a huge amount to explore and a good starting point is an overview of all the major provinces and some background on key locations within each area.
The Frontier is split into nine Provinces, which are broken down into smaller Territories and contain villages, towns and cities. Here are all nine of the Provinces:
Continue reading “An Overview Of The Provinces In The Frontier”
Alcohol plays an important role across The Frontier, being one of the few things that connect people of all stations. A social lubricant, a hard earned reward at the end of a long day of toil, a commodity for the rich. Many faces for the same result and perhaps no form of alcohol is more revered on The Frontier than whisky.
Or, at least in the eyes of the Whisky Syndicate and the distillers who form the organisation. Read on to learn more about the group and what makes whisky such a sacred drink.
Continue reading “Nectar Of The Gods: Whisky Production And The Laws Of The Whisky Syndicate”