Today’s winner of the Bardic Compendium Class Contest is Tom Tyson for his suggestion about the Ukulele Bard! Today I drew a bit of inspiration from Hawaiian folklore, and each bard move is thus associated with  a Hawaiian god or goddess.

Without further ado, let me present…

The Godsinger

When you have been taught the divine tunes of the ukulele by a kahuna you may take this move the next time you level:

The Song of Ku

When you praise Ku with a song while playing the ukulele as a part of your Arcane Performance, on a hit your ally is granted temporary divine protection by Ku. They gain +2 Armor forward.

Once you’ve taken “The Song of Ku,” the following moves count as class moves for you. In addition to your normal list of moves, you may choose from this list when you gain a level.

The Song of Pele

When you praise Pele with a song while playing the ukulele roll+CHA. On a 10+ she summons forth a volcanic eruption under your foes. On a 7-9 volcano erupts but choose one:

– Pele demands tribute, a sacrifice or a favor

– The volcano goes out of control, exposing you and your party to danger.

The Song of Kanaloa

When you praise Kanaloa with a song while playing the ukulele and you bring him a proper sacrifice he will grant you an audience with Death, a lost friend or loved one. If the offering is meager, Death will be angered and will give you a bargain. If you accept he will be appeased. Otherwise, take -1 ongoing to Last Breath until you find away to appease Death.

The Hula

When you perform the hula in praise of Laka, ask Laka a question about how you can peacefully deal with a situation and roll+CHA. On a 10+ she will answer you clearly and give you sage advice. On a 7-9 you get a short glimpse containing an object, person or location that will help you in your endeavor. Either way, you take +1 forward when acting on the answers.


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  1. Wynand Louw It’s all about being inspired. I’ve done some short research by googling on ukuleles and hawaiian myth and folklore. Hence this. I’ve learned a little though 🙂

    Yesterday’s CC was much harder for me. Wen I saw the names of the gods and their “domains” if you will, this CC more or less wrote itself.

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