Welter Quill 2020-October

Character 1

Deep Past Position: Four of Pentacles

  • This character grew up in a household where every penny was accounted for, justified, and carefully metered. Nothing was ever squandered and luxuries were for the wasteful.

Recent Past Position: Knight of Swords

  • This person became a rather direct and incisive sort that doesn’t pull any punches with others. Gentleness is even viewed as a luxury for the soft and weak.

Current Situation Position: The Fool

  • Their hard work has finally amassed them enough funds for them to head off for college, away from their parents and extended family.

Character 2

Deep Past Position: Three of Pentacles

  • This character grew up in a family of proud craftsmen, learning the trade and the value of teamwork as the years went by.

Recent Past Position: The World

  • They figured out how to integrate their skills of the trade into the modern world and earn a modest living.

Current Situation Position: Ten of Cups

  • While they currently live an agreeable life, they long for that fairy tale ending they have always dreamed of as a child.


Conflict Position: Nine of Swords

When these two meet, they both receive news that fills them with dread in some way.

Your task is to write a story exploring these two characters and the conflict between them. Good luck!

~ Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell (Illustrator), Barbara Moore (Author) © 2012
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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