Violet Harrowgate

Glastonbury Tor elder, bard and storyteller


Nature: Visionary; Demeanor: Traditionalist; Essence: Primordial

Str 2, Dex 2, Sta 3
Cha 4, Man 4, App 2
Per 5, Int 4, Wit 3

Alertness 2, Athletics 1, Awareness 4, Brawl 0, Dodge 1, Expression 5, Intimidation 2, Leadership 2, Streetwise 0, Subterfuge 1
Crafts 3, Drive 0, Etiquette 2, Firearms 0, Meditation 4, Melee 2, Performance 3, Stealth 0, Survival 3, Technology 0
Academics 3, Computer 0, Cosmology 3, Enigmas 3, Investigation 1, Law 0, Linguistics 4, Medicine 2, Occult 4, Science 0

Correspondence 0, Entropy 4, Forces 3
Life 3, Matter 3, Mind 1
Prime 2, Spirit 2, Time 0

Avatar 4, Dream 4, Past Lives 3
Arete 4, Quintessence 9, Paradox 0, Willpower 9
Resonance: (Entropic) Primal 4


Violet is French, the only Verbena at the Tor not originally from the British Isles. English and French blood has mixed over the years, though, and she is the product of one such dalliance during the first World War. If the others represent Maiden or Mother, Violet is the Crone.

She’s lived for over 90 years, but now looks as young and vibrant as Morgan or Brighde — perhaps more so. Her role at the Tor has changed; where once she may have represented an elder, the Crone to go with the young Maidens and the Mothers like Brighde and Juliet, now Violet has taken up the mantle of leadership. After aging gracefully for many decades, Violet shed her years into the seed of an oak tree, growing an acorn into a tall, strong protector for the graves of her sister-witches, Sandra, Branwen and Brighde.

She grew up afflicted by dreams of past lives, and ran away from home to follow their irresistible pull to England. Violet traveled the Isles and through Europe over generations of long life, practicing a very minimalist path of the Craft that’s quite similar to European shamanism or Dreamspeaker style. She’s right at home with the bloody, primal, sensual aspects of her Craft. She’s learned many stories in her travels and is now more content to settle down in Glastonbury and tell some of what she knows. It was Violet who sponsored the half-crazed Criamon when no one else was interested in letting a Hermetic stay at the Tor. As a bard, Violet tells tales by rote and verse, or by song; she drums and plays a flute.

Image: Violet has shed the aged but fit shell of her elder’s self, although her experience still shows in her eyes, and her words. The Tor witches and Hollowers from Wookey Hole now see her as she was, the shape she would sometimes take to raise up some power in the most old-fashioned of ways. Violet still favors loose, unadorned clothing, sandals and cotton shifts and robes, nothing constrictive or even vaguely hip.

Violet’s representative card is The Moon.

Violet Harrowgate

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