Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
The Gift of Passion
The Laugher’s chief holy book, “The Gift of Passion,” is a meager tome, though typically with elaborate borders. The cover normally mirrors the inside, with a grapevine border whose lush fruits hang heavily. There are literally thousands of slightly different versions of this text, as each transcriber introduces new errors, omissions or additions. Still, each contains chapters called Vintages, though the number varies.
The Vintages showcase different means of celebration, including Wine and Song as the two most prominent. They are also the longest chapters, about two dozen pages each. The entire work seems to have been originally based on the writing of a single author, supposedly written in a drunken stupor. The sentences run together, the spelling is inconsistent, and some entire pages make no sense whatsoever.
The Vintages support the faith’s belief in living a slightly hedonistic lifestyle, but not necessarily at the expense of others. Drinking wine or other alcohol brings the worshiper closer to his god. It is a wise man that can make others laugh (but puns show only a superficial cleverness and should be avoided).
The Gift of Passion is commonly available for the cost of 30 gp.