Harrow of the Week: The Locksmith

Harrow of the Week: The Locksmith

Are you the Key Master?

This week’s Harrow card, The Locksmith, is the person with the keys to every door. The Locksmith themselves is dressed in a form-disguising cloak and hood, although the hands and face that can be seen suggest an older person. In their right hand, they hold a key ring that seems to be made out of a creature’s hand, with the keys set in the fingers. Directly above them is a stained-glass window illuminated from the inside.

The Locksmith is, for lack of a better term, a mercenary of sorts. The card is aligned Lawful Neutral, so while the aim of the Locksmith is to help, they only do exactly what has been asked of them and nothing more. Likewise, they would offer the same type of help to anyone else who employed them. The Locksmith has no allegiances to anything or anyone except their mission.

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Harrow of the Week: The Owl

Harrow of the Week: The Owl

Wisdom glides on silent wings.

This week’s Harrow card, The Owl, appears self-explanatory but has a surprising amount of depth to it. The card features, of course, a horned owl calmly perched on a tree branch. In its beak, it holds a long needle threaded with a red cord.

Owls have long been a symbol of wisdom and mystery. Being a nocturnal creature, it is associated with knowledge of the shadows, a silent wisdom that brings knowledge of secret things. It is also a fearsome and graceful hunter, making The Owl as dangerous as it is beautiful. It is at the intersection of these two things that we find the true meaning of The Owl card.

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Harrow of the Week: The Paladin

Harrow of the Week: The Paladin

The needs of the many…

This week’s Harrow card, The Paladin, is a paragon of virtue and strength. The card shows a knight in full armor that shines like gold. He holds a sword in one hand, while his other is held forward, waiting for someone to grasp it. Under his helmet, he appears to be smiling.

The Paladin is a warrior who lives by a code of honor and with a love for justice. They have dedicated themselves to the greater good and to helping those in need. Paladins keep their word, and they offer respect even to their enemies; you will never see a paladin stab a foe in the back. To many, the presence of The Paladin is quite welcome, a sign that there is still a champion for the oppressed and the forgotten.

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