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The Belstone Cleave Coven (all photos restored now, 13/01/18)
« on: October 10, 2016, 04:03:45 PM »
Phoenician traders made a permanent trading camp on the northern edge of Dartmoor around the year 1,000 BC. These particular traders were worshippers of Baal, a weather god, who had particular power over lightning, wind, rain, and fertility. Judging by traditional Dartmoor weather, Baal must be in a pretty bad mood most of the time. Eventually the settlement became known as Baal's Ton. Now, in the enlightened 17th Century, the settlement is known by the locals as Belstone. In nearby Belstone Cleave, a coven of witches have made their home. All sorts of evil happenings are occurring and the local villagers have sent a message to the Witchfinder General, pleading for help. The coven are able to summon and control the terrifying Ghouls that inhabit Taw Marsh. These Ghouls were probably once human and were living in the marsh even before the Phoenicians arrived.



The Ghouls of Taw Marsh
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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 08:10:45 PM »
Very, very... GHOULY!  :-*
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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 11:23:28 AM »
Very, very... GHOULY!  :-*

Thanks!   ;)

The Witchfinders will need to be very careful to avoid an encounter with Old Dewer (as the Devil is known around these yere parts). Dewer the Hunter rides out from Wistman's Wood on his headless black horse with his pack of Wisht Hounds. Human victims are either lured or driven to the Dewerstone where they are forced to leap over the precipice into the gorge below. It is said that their fall is accompanied by maniacal laughter, the sound of thunder and blue forked-lightning. The next day there are no bodies to be found below. It is also said that anyone who witnesses these events will die within the year. Lonely travellers passing that way have often seen cloven hoof prints at the top of the Dewerstone.



One of Old Dewar's Wisht Hounds
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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 11:37:20 AM »
Wonderful start to the thread - looking forward to reading more soon.

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 11:42:24 AM »
Wonderful start to the thread - looking forward to reading more soon.

Thanks, Muzfish4.

I am currently painting some witches and some troopers from the Okehampton Trayned Band. They'll be up next.

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 11:45:17 AM »
I am currently painting some witches and some troopers from the Okehampton Trayned Band. They'll be up next.

Have you ever heard of red-eyed black ponies with pointed teeth and claws instead of hooves dwelling there...?

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 11:55:28 AM »
Great setting for a game, having done the Ten Tors as a younger fitter man it is a seriously gloomy and creepy place.
Just need to add in the Ghost of Crazywell Pool and a few deranged convicts escaped from the gaol..... :o

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 12:10:10 PM »
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Have you ever heard of red-eyed black ponies with pointed teeth and claws instead of hooves dwelling there...?

No, I haven't. Do they have a name? I have seen a few odd things wandering about the moor at night though!

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Great setting for a game, having done the Ten Tors as a younger fitter man it is a seriously gloomy and creepy place.
Just need to add in the Ghost of Crazywell Pool and a few deranged convicts escaped from the gaol.....

Pleased to hear that you have completed Ten Tors. I have been associated with the event for the last ten years and have always been impressed by the spirit of those taking part.

You shouldn't go to Crazywell Pool on Midsummer's Eve though. Apparently, if you do, you will see the face of the next parishioner to die! Also, it is said that Piers Gaveston hid out there during one of his banishments from the Court of Edward II and consulted the Witch of Sheepstor.
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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 12:38:54 PM »
No, I haven't. Do they have a name? I have seen a few odd things wandering about the moor at night though!

Neither did I, but I thought such might fit nicely... :D A name? Snaplings perhaps...

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 12:47:00 PM »
Very interesting

Dartmoor is one of my favourite places  8)
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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 12:47:35 PM »
Neither did I, but I thought such might fit nicely... :D A name? Snaplings perhaps...

 lol   lol   lol   lol   lol   lol

Love it! I will have to have some Snaplings in the game now!

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 12:51:12 PM »
Very interesting

Dartmoor is one of my favourite places  8)

It is a great place isn't it. I love it. It's really nice to set my games there with all the Dartmoor folklore and legends (plus a few bits I made up!).

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 01:03:27 PM »
It is a great place isn't it. I love it. It's really nice to set my games there with all the Dartmoor folklore and legends (plus a few bits I made up!).

I shall enjoy following your project  :D

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 01:13:54 PM »
lol   lol   lol   lol   lol   lol

Love it! I will have to have some Snaplings in the game now!

Perfect! I´m pretty sure I saw some in the distance when I was strolling the tors at dusk...

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Re: The Belstone Coven (Black Magic & Horror on Dartmoor)
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 01:20:34 PM »
Perfect! I´m pretty sure I saw some in the distance when I was strolling the tors at dusk...

After a couple of pints of cider consumed here, maybe?   ;)

 

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