This week’s Harrow card, The Cyclone, is the embodiment of the phrase “force of nature.” The Cyclone itself is a towering, menacing whirlwind, complete with a pair of clawed hands and a pair of glowing red eyes. At its base, a village is being ripped apart and slowly burned to the ground.
Few things are more frightening than a natural disaster, since there is little we can do to control it, and it’s impossible to place human motivation behind its destructive nature. The Cyclone card at first seems to add that motivation by anthropomorphizing the storm itself, but that’s a little deceptive. The card is aligned Chaotic Evil, which is associated with acts of pointless cruelty, destruction, and malice. However, the alignment applies not to The Cyclone but to the perception of it and its behavior from humans on the ground.