One of the caster types that I always thought was missing from Legend was the druid as I thought that these fit right into the medieval Europe setting that Dave Morris created for us all those years ago. At this point I also need to explain what I mean by druid. My picture of them is very close to Stephen Lawhead’s version in The Paradise War trilogy. They’re a celtic priestly caste with authority and gravitas and with some magic ability too.
A few months ago I went and bought myself the Misfit Studios version of a Savaged druid, but ended up being disappointed, not because of the quality of the material but because it didn’t fit in with my mental image.
Then I found myself re-reading the Hellfrost Arcane Backgrounds as they have a druid as well. Didn’t cut it either. Then I read the notes on the Heahwisard and realised that apart from the whole Magocracy thing, this was exactly what I was looking for, even down to the staff and the slow magic casting. The only difference is that we’ve decided to kit him out with the traditional Power Points rather than subject him to the Siphoning. Bingo! We also gave him the Nobility Edge to represent the authority that he would have with the people, at least with the pagans of Cornumbria who still held on to the Old Religion.
So Savage Legend now has druids, found in the more isolated spots of Cornumbria and throughout southern Ereworn. They have their own Gorsedd and mabinogi and I’m a happy bunny for once because I don’t have to make up another new Arcane Background because it’s already been done for me.