Harrow of the Week: The Unicorn

Harrow of the Week: The Unicorn

Even in the deepest forests, a friend. 

Don’t be fooled by the gentle demeanor of this week’s card, The Unicorn, for a fierce strength lies beneath. The card itself is simple enough. A unicorn is laying down in a lush green field. On the end of its horn sits a single pear, its juice slowly dripping down. Curiously enough, it appears that someone or something has already had a bite of the succulent fruit. In the background, we can see what appears to be vines or brambles.

The Unicorn is a creature of legendary beauty and grace. It’s no surprise then, that this card belongs to the Suit of Crowns, which governs Charisma and our own inner magnetism. At the same time, however, the Unicorn is not a vainglorious or preening creature. The card is aligned Chaotic Good, the alignment that believes that true happiness comes from freedom and independence. The Unicorn is a naturally majestic creature who has no want or need to impress societal cliques or hold itself to arbitrary standards of beauty and behavior.

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Harrow of the Week: The Demon’s Lantern

Harrow of the Week: The Demon’s Lantern

Don’t go toward the light. 

This week’s Harrow card comes with a ghostly light all its own: The Demon’s Lantern. At the center of the card are three balls of colored light hovering over an overgrown swamp. Below, a struggling hand of a drowning man rises from the water.

The balls of light are creatures known as will-o’-wisps, strange beings seemingly made of air and light. Despite their appearance, they are possessed of an alien intellect and are quite cunning. Many a weary traveler has mistaken their light for the torch of a friendly stranger, only to find out too late that they’ve fallen into a trap.

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Harrow of the Week: The Trumpet

Harrow of the Week: The Trumpet

Answer the call. 

This week’s Harrow card is as bold and bright as its name: The Trumpet. There are actually two trumpets shown on this card. There is of course the trumpet itself spouting celestial fire, but blowing the trumpet is an angelic warrior called a trumpet archon. In his other hand, the archon holds a deadly blade. His wings are spread, and based on the movement of his tunic, he appears to be in mid-flight.

The Trumpet, like the archon dominating the frame, is a card of righteous power. Interestingly enough, the card is not from the suit of Hammers — which normally associates with Strength — but the suit of Shields, which associates with Constitution. While the trumpet archon is a strong and fierce fighter, his strength springs from his unfailing endurance. He is more concerned with fighting as long as possible, not as hard as possible.

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