Apostolic Icons for 13th Age
19 September 2013
Several weeks ago, an idea came to me in church (I go to church; I don’t think I’ve mentioned that here before). There are 13 apostles (11 + Judas + his replacement). 13th Age has 13 Icons! Delicious synergy!
Sorry. Back to the matter at hand. Is it possible to come up with an interesting Icon at least partially inspired by each apostle? Today I want to give you a very brief write-up of two of them. These are the Icons inspired by Simon Peter and John.
Inspired by Simon Peter
Self-assured and headstrong, the Conqueror seeks to bring the entire world under his dominion. God demands his obedience, and those who oppose him have two options: his boot on their throat or his sword in their gut. Military commanders and kings at least pay him lip service, as his favor is a welcome comfort for all those who wish to acquire more territory or influence.
The Conqueror is on good terms with the Revelator and maintains at least an uneasy truce with the Zealot. He hates the Betrayer more than anything in this world.
Inspired by John, the son of Zebedee
The world is full of mysteries and secrets beyond the ken of mortals. The Revelator seeks to pull back the veil between this world and the next. Prophets and scholars call him a boon, as he illuminates that which they seek to find. His followers include madmen, poor souls twisted by the truths of revelation.
The Revelator frequently counsels the Conqueror. He also maintains a policy of non-interference with the Betrayer, as he knew what was to come.