Harrow of the Week: The Foreign Trader

Harrow of the Week: The Foreign Trader

What’s your pleasure?

This week’s Harrow card features a being of true mystery, The Foreign Trader. The Trader itself stands clothed in strange, colorful clothes that conceal everything but its hands and the top half of its face. The skin we see is an unnatural color, the ears are long and pointed, and the Trader even has a tail peeking through the hem of its outfit. The Trader is adorned with valuables and useful items, holding out a long length of gold chain for our inspection. At the same time, a menacing monkey sits on its shoulder, encouraging us to keeping a respectable distance away.

The Trader is a truly crafty and quick-witted individual, coming as it does from the suit of Books, which governs intellect and knowledge. The card itself is aligned True Neutral, and like all True Neutral cards, it represents the core, elemental nature of the suit itself. In this case, the Trader is intelligence that has no loyalties and no recognizable moral bent. That is not to say that the Trader is without morals, only that the Trader claims allegiance solely to knowledge without qualifying it or judging the intent behind it. The Trader is open to all, and it feels no obligation to favor any one customer over the other.

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Harrow of the Week: The Cricket

Harrow of the Week: The Cricket

Peachy keen. 

This week’s Harrow card, The Cricket, has a taste for adventure. The Cricket itself is wearing a white hat and coat and striped, purple pants. He sits next to a giant, succulent peach which has his sword sticking out of it. On the ground next to him is a piece of what appears to be a large watermelon. The Cricket itself is idly shuffling a deck of cards.

The Cricket is a card of travel, rewards, and rewarding travel. The Cricket itself is a creature called a grig, a member of the fey kingdom. Grigs are gregarious and altruistic, and they are dedicated to seeking out new adventures and challenges. Grigs move with quick, purposeful actions, always eager to reach a new destination. It’s no surprise, then, that the card is from the suit of Keys, which corresponds to agility and movement.

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Harrow of the Week: The Mute Hag

Harrow of the Week: The Mute Hag

Well secluded, I see all. 

This week’s Harrow Card, the Mute Hag, is a foreboding card that hides a dangerous truth. The Hag herself is missing her eyes, but in her fanged mouth sits a large, single eyeball. She holds her left hand up in an unknown gesture.

The Mute Hag has a frightening countenance, but this has more to do with the knowledge she carries than it does a truly malevolent intent. The Hag is a keeper of wisdom, much like the Queen Mother or the Owl, but her knowledge is gleaned from looking into the hearts of others. She sees the deepest and darkest secrets we keep, all our failings and betrayals. She is the dark prophetess, the crone whose wisdom is feared and sought out in equal measures.

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