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Old 09-05-2020, 02:27 PM   #51
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I do not know of mythological cats, but in the bad old times it was believed that witches could turn into cats - which closes the circle to witches on the Brocken.

And you could always bring in an old friend. :-)
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Old 09-05-2020, 05:19 PM   #52
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I do not know of mythological cats, but in the bad old times it was believed that witches could turn into cats - which closes the circle to witches on the Brocken.

And you could always bring in an old friend. :-)
I thought of that, but its Italian/French, not germanic.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:05 PM   #53
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I thought of that, but its Italian/French, not germanic.
German too

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_gestiefelte_Kater

Der gestiefelte Kater ist ein Märchen (ATU 545B). Es stand in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm nur in der 1. Auflage von 1812 als Nr. 33 (KHM 33a).
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Old 10-28-2020, 10:12 AM   #54
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We are coming down to the end of the adventure. My PCs are in the Hartz mts, being pursued by the Wild Hunt (led by a Mythos Satyr and his pack of dire dachshunds).

Does the Harz mountain/Brocken area have a counterpart to US Park Rangers? Mountain Rescue? Anyone who could turn up if the PCs get themselves lost?
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:29 PM   #55
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They are called Rangers, though officially they are the Nationalparkwacht. Apparently 36. Unarmed.

https://www.volksstimme.de/lokal/wer...-sein-traumjob

https://www.nationalpark-harz.de/de/...ger-unterwegs/

http://bundesverband-naturwacht.de/w..._Ranger_ST.pdf
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:35 PM   #56
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Thanks. I also see something about a Mountain Rescue Club, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Andreasberg
but couldn't find details.

I also saw some references to Mountain Rescue Cabins, but couldn't find details.

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Old 10-29-2020, 12:31 PM   #57
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I hope google can translate

http://www.bergwacht-harz.de/

http://www.bergwacht-harz.de/index.php/bergwachten
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Old 11-18-2020, 11:04 AM   #58
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Thank you all for your help! I couldn't have gotten the look and feel right without you all.

The campaign ended last night with a massive battle on Brocken between the PCs, an elder scion of Shub-Niggurath, a bunch of desperately determined cultists, the satyr master of the Wild Hunt and his pack of dire dachshunds (hellhunds), some undead (based vaguely on the Burned from Band of Blades), a pair of Hounds of Tindalos, and a Mi-Go trying desperately to savage the situation.

The PCs accepted a Faustian bargain with Nyarlathotep (in the guise of an ink-back Puss-in-Boots) for service in return for giving them a banishing spell to get rid of the elder scion and essentially retro-actively wipe out the cultists' village. (The scion had killed the Mi-Go when things were going south as the failed boss-monster of a prior season.) One PC heroically sacrificed himself to get the spell off and did some serious damage to the scion.

On the way, they hiked around the Harz, got chased by the Wild Hunt, saved a sabotaged tourist steam train (Google: Crown Sheet Failure -- one of the pictures looks remarkably Cthuloid) and had killed a Hound with an enchanted subway train in Berlin.

I'm taking some time off before the next campaign. Anyone needs details for a game in New England, just let me know.
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