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The Morrigu, called “Great Queen” or “Mistress of Battles,” was a totem of the ancient Celts. Her symbol, and the preferred form of her avatar, was the carrion crow. While she seldom fought, she was a frequent participant in battle, urging her favored heroes to victory. Though a powerful totem, few packs petition for her patronage, for the Morrigu is a harsh mistress, and demands much from her children. Those who fail her or refuse her requests may find themselves the victims of a horrible vengeance. This is especially true of those brave enough to take her as a personal totem.

The Morrigu is a triune spirit; a pack picks one of her aspects: Macha, (“the personification of war”), Badb (“fury”), or Nemain (“Venom”). Members of her packs are often cold and vengeful in their anger, and show no fear in battle. She is especially popular with Galliards and Ahroun, although her followers come from all auspices. The children of Morrigu are respected and feared among the Fianna, and find allies among the Corax (and most especially the three ravens known as the Morrigan), and some faeries.

MachaEdit

The personification of battle. She incites warriors to heroic, if occasionally suicidal, deeds.

TraitsEdit

Each pack member gains the Ahroun Gift: Inspiration; the pack gains the Ahroun Gift: Stoking Fury's Furnace, which can used by any one pack member at a time. Members of her packs gain a point of temporary Glory.

BadbEdit

Badb represents fury unleashed; she is the harbinger of battle madness.

TraitsEdit

The pack gains the Gift: Song of Rage, and each packmember receives the ability to enter a berserk frenzy at will. Members of her pack gain a temporary point of Glory but lose two temporary points of Wisdom when first taking this totem.

NemainEdit

Her name means “venom”; she poisons with fear and cripples by sowing confusion and chaos on the battlefield.

TraitsEdit

Each pack member gains a point of Subterfuge; packs receive the Gift: Fog of War. Nemain’s packs lose a temporary point of Honor when first taking this totem.

General TraitsEdit

All of Morrigu’s Children receive a bonus of –1 difficulty to Social rolls dealing with Corax and raven-spirits.

General BansEdit

No Child of Morrigu may ever harm a raven, and all must always show respect for, and give aid to, the Corax. They must never show fear, even in the face of certain death.

Source: Fianna Tribebook Rev




Totems: A List of Totems by Group
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Totems of Respect: Bat • BeaverBisonBrigidCaribouChameleon • City Father • FalconFir • Glooscap • Grandfather ThunderHarpy Eagle • Lion • LoonOld Wolf of the Woods • Osprey • PegasusQuetzal • Scarab • Skunk • Stag • Stourbridge Lion • Sturgeon • The Muses • Wild Turkey
Totems of War: Anaconda • Badger • Bear • Black UnicornBoar • Bull • Buzzard • Clashing Boom-Boom • Crocodile • Eagle • Echidna • Elephant • Fenris • Flea • Gila Monster • Granite • Griffin • Herne the Hunter • Hummingbird • Jaguar • KangarooMoose • Morrigu • Panther • Panthesilea • PorcupineRat • SharkTanawhaTasmanian Devil • The Medusae • Tsetse Fly • Typhon • WalrusWeaselWendigo • Winter ManitousWolverine • Wyvern
Totems of Wisdom: Chimera • Cockroach • Corn Maiden • Dana • DolphinDragonfly • EponaFogFrog • General LeeGooseHare • Heron • Ibis • Jackal • Jaybird • Lyrebird • Mammoth • MouseNew World Trinity • Orca • Otter • OwlPeyote • Raven • Rooster • Salamander • Salmon • SomaSphinx • Squirrel • The Grandfather • The Monkey KingThe Trash HeapThemis • Toad • Trout • TwisterUktena • Unicorn • Wind Incarna • Winter Wolf
See Also: Totems by Cost and Quick Ref: Totems

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