Ajino has been dead for centuries, but his paintings live on. Priceless and profane, majestic and mysterious, divine and detestable—the works of Ajino are the focus of intense academic inquiry, the subject of countless theological debates, the locus of occult activity, and the life’s quarry of merchant-kings and wicked queens the world over. In the halls of The Church of Ambaret, Ajino’s works are considered heresies, and the artist has earned the sobriquet “the Debauched Painter.” A treasure-hunter can earn themself a fine retirement indeed by locating an original Ajino and putting it in the clawing hands of the obsessed.
@jesseross and I are putting together a standalone book for the Trophy RPG (the game and its many expansions are currently featured in each new issue of Codex). One of the things we’re going to do with this book is include numerous tables that help flesh out the world Trophy takes place in. Keeping with the spirit of Trophy as a community project, we’re going to be crowdsourcing many of the elements that go into these tables. We already have 3 crowdsourcing threads underway, which you are still free to sumbit to: Fort Duhrin, The Rose District of Ambaret, and Barsul Prison
For this installment, we’re learning about Ajino the Debauched Painter, who is featured in Thirty-Six Drives That Move You by @Luiz . We’re looking for 1 type of contribution here:
Rumors and works of Ajino the Debauched Painter
NOTE: Please avoid anything that feels like sexual predation or that is misogynistic in nature. We won’t print such things.
You can submit as many entries as you wish. By submitting here, you agree to let us use your contribution in the Trophy standalone book and PDF (you will be credited as a contributor). Submissions should be fairly brief (no more than a sentence or two). Here are some examples:
“There is, in the capital city of Ambaret, an apocalyptic cult, the White Canvas, that wishes to bring Ajino’s Memory Cycle collection together in one place. They believe doing so will trigger the events that lead to the end of the world.”
“The Archduke of Naganeh is rumored to be so obsessed with Ajino’s The Austere Lady, which he managed to get his hands on after decades of searching, he has secretly married it and intends to leave his entire estate to the painting when he dies.”
“Some say the paint Ajino used to create his works is literally divine—that the minerals mixed with the pigments come from the bones of a god that fell to the earth in Ajino’s time.”