Harrow of the Week: The Teamster

Harrow of the Week: The Teamster

Crack that whip.

This week’s Harrow card, The Teamster, knows what’s best for you. (Probably.) On the card itself, we see a muscular half-orc slowly trudging along. Riding on the half-orc’s shoulders is a gnome brandishing a many-tailed whip. Even curiouser, the half-orc has been fitted with a bit and bridle like a beast of burden.

The Teamster is a True Neutral card, and like all True Neutral cards, it is a very unfiltered and elemental expression of its suit and the ability associated with it. In this case, it’s the suit of Shields, which corresponds to Constitution. Therefore, The Teamster can be seen as pure endurance and forward motion, bound only by the most natural of laws.

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Harrow of the Week: The Lost

Harrow of the Week: The Lost

Running on empty.

This week’s Harrow card, The Lost, is truly a frightening sight. The card shows a warrior whose body and equipment are decaying. His body is emaciated and corpse-like, his sword is cracked, and his armor is crumbling to pieces. Under his helmet, however, is a paid of bright green, glowing eyes.

The being on the card is a creature known as a bodak, a foul thing created when someone is corrupted by exposure to the darkest and most sinister secrets of the universe. Bodaks are driven by sorrow and loss, angrily lashing out at a world they no longer remember. It should come as no surprise that the card is aligned Chaotic Evil, the alignment of unchecked and unfocused selfishness and cruelty. Likewise, the bodak’s loss of purpose puts it in the suit of Stars, which corresponds to wisdom, awareness, and intuition.

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Harrow of the Week: The Avalanche

Harrow of the Week: The Avalanche

Look out below.

This week’s Harrow card, The Avalanche, should come with a warning but rarely does. The card shows an avalanche in the middle of its rampage. A number of things are in its direct path, including a wagon, barrels, and a pair of horses. Within the rocks of the avalanche itself, the rough shapes of two fists and a glaring face can be seen.

The Avalanche is a often a frightening sight in a reading, as it tends to represent a swiftly-moving, often unavoidable disaster. It is part of the suit of Keys, which corresponds to Dexterity, the ability that governs speed and movement. In addition, it is aligned Lawful Evil, which uses laws and rules to oppress and destroy others. In this case, The Avalanche is following the laws of nature, and in doing so ends up causing destruction and disorder.

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