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      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:15 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    I did find out one thing that I need a little help with. One of the Arcane Brotherhood is neutral and can be a patron for the party. They are from a famous wizard family (Harpell). I'm trying ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    rasgon

    Replies: 18
    Views: 282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:54 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?

    Just read the one-paragraph description in the Folio, the GH wiki, and Frederick Weining's article in Oerth Journal #5, and you're good to go!

    I'd go a step further (or closer) and only recommend ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    rasgon

    Replies: 18
    Views: 282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:37 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    I admit that I don't know much about Blackmoor, but it always seemed filled with so much lore of stuff that I just didn't get, like eggs and whatnot.


    Well, that'd be a reason to use the area for ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    rasgon

    Replies: 18
    Views: 282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:06 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    Blackmoor seems like the obvious place to put Ten-Towns. It's to the extreme northwest, one of the coldest places in the Flanaess, on the edge of civilization, barbarians nearby (the Zeai), plenty of ...
      Topic: High Elves
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:28 am   Subject: Re: Heretic's view...
    I've never really understood the separation of Grey and High elves.

    They're loosely inspired by Tolkien's Sindar and Noldor.
      Topic: High Elves
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:01 pm   Subject: High Elves
    I hate introducing high elves into the realm of Celene. They weren't there in the original sources

    That's a good point. The ancient Celene described in my history covers much more territory than m ...
      Topic: History of Zagig
    rasgon

    Replies: 1
    Views: 260

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:12 am   Subject: Re: History of Zagig
    Hello all,

    I found this wonderful essay. I'd like to know who wrote it

    Gary Holian.
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    rasgon

    Replies: 45
    Views: 1534

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    I assume that the U1 authors didn't understand the climate / weather of the Flanaess

    Honestly, I just think it's because it came from TSR's UK division and the authors tried to make most of their s ...
      Topic: High Elves
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:17 am   Subject: High Elves
    In The Complete Book of Elves had it that the various worlds were settled by "nomadic high elves," making them sort of the default elven race from which other elven lines sprung.
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    rasgon

    Replies: 66
    Views: 28040

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:56 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    The summoning of a really powerful extraplanar being (demi-god, demon lord, etc.) might also cause temporary "blips" in the cycle.

    In the interview "While I had not contemplated the scenario of a t ...
      Topic: Item - The Cube of Light and Dark
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 317

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:32 pm   Subject: Item - The Cube of Light and Dark
    Thinking about this further:

    - The blinding effect being usable at will might be too powerful.

    - The banishment effect only being usable once per day might not be powerful enough, depending on w ...
      Topic: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 555

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:37 am   Subject: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    I'm not completely sure what you're asking us to explain, but:

    1. I assume the Suel and Baklunish did have colonies outside of their respective basins. The Suel probably (I'm not basing this on can ...
      Topic: Item - The Cube of Light and Dark
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 317

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:25 pm   Subject: Item - The Cube of Light and Dark
    Here's a possible translation into Pathfinder 1st edition stats:

    The Cube of Light and Dark—Major Artifact

    Aura: Overwhelming evocation; CL: 25th
    Slot: None; Wgt: 2 lbs

    Description:
    The Su ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 620

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:38 am   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    It's worth reading Rick Miller's take on the Vale of the Mage in [url=https://archive.org/details/oerth_journal_18]Oerth Journal #18.
      Topic: The Great Western Gate
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 619

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:10 pm   Subject: The Great Western Gate
    I dunno, I think bragging about a pass nobody uses isn't as impressive as claiming to rule France.

    I think that as Sterich is a vassal state of Keoland, it's likely "steward(ess) of the Great West ...
      Topic: The Great Western Gate
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 619

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:23 pm   Subject: The Great Western Gate
    If the pass is abandoned, probably it's no longer a practical route, whether because of monsters, bandits, avalanches, landslides, sinkholes, weather, planar anomalies, or some other reason. If that i ...
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    rasgon

    Replies: 45
    Views: 1534

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:44 pm   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    I love how varied the interpretations are for Keoland's feel and the detail of thought everyone has applied!

    Yeah, I think that's an advantage Greyhawk has, that many of its realms have room for mu ...
      Topic: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:35 pm   Subject: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8644]Here's an earlier thread on the development of Keolandish and Common that I think is worth reading.
      Topic: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 pm   Subject: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca

    All the areas where Oerdiian-speakers dealt with Baklunish speakers.
    And given that Oeridians were dealing with the Baklunish before the Twin Cataclysms, Common or its antecedents as some sort of p ...
      Topic: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:19 am   Subject: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    The only drawback to creating a Keoland-specific calendar is it's slightly more of a hassle in play to have yet another calendar to convert.
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    rasgon

    Replies: 45
    Views: 1534

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:42 am   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    I see your point, Vulcan, but I will argue that it is not ash from the volcanic Hellfurnaces that maintains the Sea of Dust,

    It is in part. As Greyhawk Adventures detailed, different regions of the ...
      Topic: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:29 am   Subject: Re: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    So, I was wondering why Keolandish would use a dating system based on Aerdy’s declaration of universal peace half a continent away? Keolandish is older and uconquered for a thousand years; wouldn’t th ...
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    rasgon

    Replies: 45
    Views: 1534

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:42 am   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    Insofar as Ket is Turkey, it makes sense that Bissel and the Gran March could be like Bulgaria and Romania. "Kimbertos" is a vaguely Greek name.

    On the other hand, Ket isn't exactly Turkey. "Bey" i ...
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 1151

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:53 pm   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    This character is inspired by the character played by Joe Manganiello on Critical Role, which might make Matt Mercer's take on Vecna some sort of 5e backdoor canon?

    More than backdoor, since The E ...
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 1151

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:28 am   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    Rip, I'm interested in your evaluation of this book's treatment of Corellon, Lolth, primal elves, eladrin, etc. as well as the Raven Queen and shadar-kai. I'll check if there's a better thread in whic ...
      Topic: Nerull and Wee Jas
    rasgon

    Replies: 1
    Views: 547

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: Nerull and Wee Jas
    From [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=749]my Nerull article:

    "Wee Jas is seen as an interloper who formed her own kingdom in a domain rightfully belon ...
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 1151

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:44 pm   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    Secret College of Necromancy, a d20 sourcebook published in 2001 by Green Ronin, includes an obvious Vecna pastiche called the Ghoul. It's notable mainly for being co-authored by Vecna Lives! author D ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 2681

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:53 am   Subject: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    Rasgon, have you given more thought to the quaggoth-bugbear-hobgoblin-goblin continuum? I'd love to read your take on it. (I can't recall any gods associated with the quaggoth.)

    As always, a tip of ...
      Topic: Rot an elf forest and afflict the elves
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 3503

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:17 pm   Subject: Rot an elf forest and afflict the elves
    I came upon this thread while searching the forums for "Dreadwood" and wonder if any of you have developed the "Neheli plague" (i.e., the disease that has afflicted arcane spell casters in Keoland for ...
      Topic: "Known" Drow in the Flanaess
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1765

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:09 pm   Subject: "Known" Drow in the Flanaess
    Jason's index is very useful. Most of my additions above came from looking through it and checking to see which ones were above ground. I ignored the ones sourced to D3, Q1, Dragon #298 and #300, and ...
      Topic: "Known" Drow in the Flanaess
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1765

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:56 am   Subject: "Known" Drow in the Flanaess
    Clannair Blackshadow - member of the Shapechangers gang in Greyhawk City. Vecna Lives! page 29; City of Greyhawk: Feuds, Folks, & Factions, 52-54,76; From the Ashes Campaign Book page 11.

    Derke ...
      Topic: Who were the Red Rampart Guards?
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 1180

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 pm   Subject: Who were the Red Rampart Guards?
    If Mordenkainen inducts him, it must be part of his army, right?

    Dragon #37 gives Mordenkainen the following troops:

    Medium Cavalry: 500 (Regulars)
    Light Cavalry: 500 (Regulars)
    Light Horse ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1876

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:40 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    Did you invent Angmor & Turavati, or are they derived from an obscure but Rasgon-recollected source?

    I think Angmor was supposed to evoke Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I was going for Southeast Asian ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1876

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    A History of the Penanggalans

    The penanggalan curse was brought to the Flanaess in 294 CY by the Rhennee to Marion Arkenwold, the Lady of Dimhaven in Bissel, through her nurse, a Rhennee witch. She ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1876

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:39 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    The Old Ogre's Daughter

    Zog the Old was the most terrible ogre in the Lortmils, feared among ogre clans for his great strength and rage. Some said he had spawned directly from the blood of Erythnul ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1876

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:17 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    The Stranded Traveler

    The Western Road between Greyhawk and Dyvers hugs the northern fringe of the Gnarley Forest. Centuries ago it was even wilder than today, and merchants traveled in large, arme ...
      Topic: Barony of Shelspring
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1402

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:25 pm   Subject: Barony of Shelspring
    The Barony of Shelspring is ruled by Baron Jharmok Redlee Neheli, according to the Living Greyhawk campaign. Stokedor Redlee Neheli is his brother and chancellor. Jharmok is a fighter, and Stoakdor is ...
      Topic: Imprisoned Gods
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1299

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Imprisoned Gods
    Outside of the various imprisoned gods in Castle Greyhawk, do we have many other imprisoned deity-level figures in Oerth?

    Okay, here's a brief list of deity-level figures known to Oerth who have be ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2085

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:56 am   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    If Sewarndt was 25 in the Marklands, he would have been 10-12 when the Lorinar sisters were assassinated. And, he's Neutral, not evil.

    Yeah, probably too young, unless he was influenced by other p ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2085

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:55 am   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    I recall Gygax saying in one of his online Q&As that Nyrond was behind the Scarlet Brotherhood’s abduction of Thrommel. So a Nyrondese lord killing some Urnst nobles doesn’t seem crazy.

    From Oe ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2085

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:37 pm   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    ]
    Bastrayne of Woodwych (Baron)

    Bastrayne isn't in Greyhawk Adventures, but he qualifies as a "neighboring lord" and he's unpleasant enough that I think we definitely have to consider him a suspec ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2085

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    Turin Deathstalker left Greyhawk in 582, according to From the Ashes, so it has to be prior to that. Likewise, Guiliana Mortidus escaped Molag in 582 according to The Adventure Begins. Living Greyhawk ...
      Topic: ToEE: Two Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 1521

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 pm   Subject: ToEE: Two Questions
    According to the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, page 62, Iuz's priesthood had eliminated their rivals in Dorakaa and exterminated independent lords in the next half-century after the founding of the Horne ...
      Topic: Rockhome
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 1229

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Rockhome
    I don't know, but the version of it detailed in Thomas Kelly's "Dwur Kingdoms of the Lortmils" in Oerth Journal #33 is blatantly inspired by Mystara's Rockhome (though not exactly the same).
      Topic: ToEE: Two Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 am   Subject: ToEE: Two Questions
    There was an earlier thread on the Iuz imposters here: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5625
      Topic: ToEE: Two Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 1521

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:40 pm   Subject: ToEE: Two Questions

    Is there any reason the original timeline is superior to Aaron Froke's alternate one?

    The longer timeline seems better to me.

    I agree that Iuz would be well known as a national power in CY 569 ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 2681

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:35 pm   Subject: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    I think that the koalinth should not derive from that moment of Oerth's prehistory: humanoids are late-comers to the Flanaess, introduced during the Baklunish-Suloise Wars.

    Well, we know there was ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 2681

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:25 am   Subject: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    On a related note, besides Dragon 68, do any of you have other sources to recommend regarding the Koalinth? I like how O-D featured a religious schism between traditionalists who venerate Maglubiyet, ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    rasgon

    Replies: 34
    Views: 7358

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:25 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    Also, I remember a variant warrior class from a Dungeon Magazine adventure on the Dark Continent. I believe it was the Battle Dancer. It was re-written in the Dragon Compendium, but I can't find the ...
      Topic: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2190

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:00 pm   Subject: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    This is the continuation of my series of Consorts of Hell where I am looking primarily at the 1st edition sources.

    I understand that; l didn't intend "if you ignore Ivid the Undying" as a critici ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Time Line
    rasgon

    Replies: 23
    Views: 3176

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:31 am   Subject: Greyhawk Time Line


    The promise of TSR not interfering with the setting goes back to the folio. The material Gygax and Kuntz posted in Dragon is like all material in Dragon 'Unofficial". Dragon magazine was meant fo ...
      Topic: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2190

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:49 pm   Subject: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    If you're relying solely on 1st edition sources and not Ivid the Undying, this is a solid theory.
      Topic: Naval Strengths of the Realms of Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 20
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:51 am   Subject: Naval Strengths of the Realms of Greyhawk
    -Maybe, but the Touv are clearly inspired by sub-Sahara Africans, who weren't noted for their sea-going navies.

    In a quick search, it seems the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Aksum#F ...
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 3564

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:09 pm   Subject: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    Note that Baalphegor was the primary villain in "Caermor" in Dungeon #2, which was reprinted in the Dungeons of Despair anthology (1999).

    Dungeon #135 gave her a personal guard of erinyes known ir ...
      Topic: Gunpowder on Oerth
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3283

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:19 am   Subject: Gunpowder on Oerth
    double post
      Topic: Gunpowder on Oerth
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3283

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:18 am   Subject: Gunpowder on Oerth
    If it does not exist then extracting it from manure would be impossible. If we can add mithryl as a material, we can remove potassium nitrite as occurring on nature.

    Adding mithral as an element do ...
      Topic: Map of Seaton?
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 3583

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:47 am   Subject: Map of Seaton?
    [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/GhostsofSaltmarsh/comments/c4uqai/how_to_buildflesh_out_the_towns_of_burle_and/]Here's a discussion on Seaton and Burle on Reddit, with some suggested maps.
      Topic: Map of Seaton?
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 3583

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:43 am   Subject: Map of Seaton?
    https://i.ibb.co/fF7hH2t/seaton.png
      Topic: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:22 pm   Subject: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    From my reading, and the basis for my query is that the heroes are hired at the beginning of Steading, IIRC, by a group of Merchants outside Istvin instead of by the Earl because the city had been sim ...
      Topic: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:57 am   Subject: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    Yeah, the above quote is from the worst case ending.
      Topic: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:35 am   Subject: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    From GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders, page 121:

    "The black bubble that has engulfed Istivin becomes transparent 1-10 days after Lolth weaves the gateway between the worlds. Individuals may move freely ...
      Topic: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    rasgon

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:20 am   Subject: Dark Istvin 576 CY
    From The Eyes Have It by Rose Estes, page 8:

    "Lolth's methods for gathering a world to her cause began with spinning a web, weaving a bridge between her abysmal plane and a point on Oerth—in this c ...
      Topic: Up the Hool River, pre-war (long)
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:19 am   Subject: Up the Hool River, pre-war (long)
    On a different subject (but related to this thread), what module introduced H’Thiss Kaa?

    I think the source is [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=445]Ke ...
      Topic: Oerth Journal #33 is out
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: Oerth Journal #33 is out
    If I'm not wrong, Seragrimm's kingdom would look like this on Anna Meyer's map:

    https://i.postimg.cc/rm5Wv3y7/avesta.png
      Topic: Fort Blackwell questions.
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Fort Blackwell questions.
    Maria Deltorre posted an alternate origin for the name "Sasserine" on Amedi, the namesake of the Suloise barbarian savages in the jungle, was a suel mage of power who resigned that position to expand ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:59 am   Subject: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    The Oerth connections were more explicit in the hardcover version. That, and the maps provided in the Flanaess map inserts and Savage Tide path later on, are why the fan community associates Cauldron ...
      Topic: Up the Hool River, pre-war (long)
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm   Subject: Up the Hool River, pre-war (long)
    David Arun Del, the bishop of Sybarate Island (whose names resonate with Hebrew, Sanskrit, and Italian or Spanish), the wizard of Sybar, Pareesh Riest (whose names resonate with Sanskrit and possibl ...
      Topic: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:14 pm   Subject: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    Though it doesn't take the appearance of a megalith or stone circle, the Fountain of Good Health from L1 The Secret of Bone Hill seems to have some connection to them.

    From the module: "Upon comma ...
      Topic: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:34 am   Subject: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    Oh, and the Maze of Menhirs on Tilagos Island in the Nyr Dyv, as detailed in "The Library of Lost Resort" in Dragon #132.

    The Faerie Court of Rings in the Welkwood.

    And conceivably the Blood Ob ...
      Topic: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    I suppose Atienne's Grove from WG10 Child's Play is another example. "When the PCs arrive at the druid’s grove, they see a large hill with ancient oak trees growing on its slopes. The hill is crowned ...
      Topic: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: Stone Circles of the Flanaess?
    The Twisted Forest in the Pomarj.

    Possibly the Screaming Valley in the Cairn Hills, though I think those "stone monoliths" are supposed to be of relatively natural origin.

    The "circles mentioned ...
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Eclipses
    There's a Greyspace, it assumes that Celene is both larger and further away than Luna.
      Topic: Ages of Oerth
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Ages of Oerth
    Side question: Does anyone know what Year One of the Olven Calendar commemorates?

    There's no canon here, but in the Oerth Journal #1 timeline it represents the year the "Four Elven Realms of the E ...
      Topic: Ages of Oerth
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:07 pm   Subject: Ages of Oerth
    Dungeon #124, page 15: "Since the beginning of history, humanity has measured time in Ages. Ages of Glory, of Dreams, and even of Great Sorrows mark the human tally of years, giving a sense of order t ...
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:51 pm   Subject: Eclipses
    A double solar eclipse would only happen on Goodmonth 11.

    Why that day?

    Because it's [url=https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Dark_Night]Dark Night, the only night of the year that has a d ...
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:52 am   Subject: Eclipses
    Yeah, I think we're meant to assume that Liga appears the same size in Oerth's sky as Earth's sun appears from Earth, and somebody just didn't do the math.
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:45 am   Subject: Eclipses
    A double solar eclipse would only happen on Goodmonth 11.
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Eclipses

    I'm no expert on celestial mechanics but I think we just need to divide 365 by the orbital period of each body to find out how many times they eclipse Liga in the year. So 13 times a year for Celene ...
      Topic: Vecna and Celene
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am   Subject: Vecna and Celene
    There's a scene in the Vecna: Hand of the Revenant comic book where Acererak brings a wounded Vecna to his throne so that its "necrotic energies" would heal him. It's possible that it's this event tha ...
      Topic: Eclipses
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:13 am   Subject: Eclipses
    In the real world, you get an [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_season]eclipse season twice a year, and in that time you get a solar eclipse during the new moon and a lunar eclipse during th ...
      Topic: Vecna and Celene
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Vecna and Celene
    And a Rushmoors oriented Timeline would place him there and the existence of Tycheron near "modern day" Dyvers around where in the Common Year chronology?

    According to the back cover of Vecna Lives ...
      Topic: Vecna and Celene
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:20 pm   Subject: Vecna and Celene
    There's some obfuscation in Vecna Lives, but details there like the conflict between Vecna and the Neheli are why later authors associated Vecna with the northern Sheldomar.

    There is some indicatio ...
      Topic: Vecna and Celene
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Vecna and Celene
    This article supposes that Vecna's Empire was based in the Sheldomar Valley. My question is why is there no lore on Vecna and/or his empire and their relations with Celene?

    There's very little lore ...
      Topic: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:07 am   Subject: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    There is some Druidy stuff in the back story for "The Standing Stone". It is non-specific in location but I have put it in the Suss Forest & some of the description in the module suits this.

    Th ...
      Topic: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    Is WG10 Child’s Play? If so, is Atienne the Great Druid of Perrenland/The Bitter North as the GML lists the adventure taking place in Perrenland?

    Dana

    WG10 claims to be set in "the monarchy of R ...
      Topic: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:40 am   Subject: Specific Druids of the Flanaess
    "The Nature of Druids in the Flanaess: The Old Faith" by Paul J. Stormberg in Oerth Journal #15 details all the archdruids of the Flanaess, and the Great Druid. Fanon, obviously, but worth looking at.
      Topic: KEO-ghtom and KEO-land
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: KEO-ghtom and KEO-land
    Is there a particular relationship between Keoghtom and Keoland or the Keo-flan? Is he revered in some manner by Keoish History? I'm looking for a connection that may not be there. rolleyes

    Li ...
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:51 am   Subject: Town locations

    Sounds like there is some kind of elven settlement in the copse as well.It may be ruined, however.
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:00 am   Subject: Town locations
    Excellent, so not a town but in Veluna


    Okay, here's the Living Greyhawk Journal #3 reference: "After much study a gentleman known only as 'The Inquisitor' has determined that the Field of Peren, ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:09 pm   Subject: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    Have you read The Sea PeopleEvil Tide, Night of the Shark, Sea of Blood.

    GA1 The Murky Deep. Whitton is Saltmarsh, Desarius is Delleb or Boccob, and Manannan Mac Lir is Osprem.

    "The Ecology of t ...
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:02 pm   Subject: Town locations
    Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, page 29:

    "The geography of Veluna is generally unremarkable. All forests of importance have long since been clear cut, leaving only the Ironwood, on the southern border, ...
      Topic: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:44 am   Subject: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    Another possibility maybe more likely, is that the Great Kingdom renamed the Kingdom of Zelrad as "the County of Idee" immediately after conquering it and deposing the Zelrad dynasty.
      Topic: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    Quick summary of events:

    -323 CY: Port of Langshallow founded by the Suel house of Zelrad.
    -253 CY: Saint Idee of the Sails is martyred; Langshallow is renamed in her honor.
    -197 CY: Rebellion ag ...
      Topic: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    In reading the regional Gazetteer's history of Naerie, I see that the House of Zelrad founds the Kingdom of Zelrad and renames the city of Naerie as Idee. The rival Kingdoms of Idee and Okalasna sprig ...
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:13 pm   Subject: Town locations

    Ashdown

    Looks like this reference is in error. There's no "Ashdown" mentioned on page 34 of Night Arrant, but page 341 describes a character named Runewort (his nickname is Hop), son of Kay of A ...
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 9:28 am   Subject: Town locations
    Anatal

    Eastern coast of central Hepmonaland, in the Kyalo Hills northeast of Alocotla.
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:27 am   Subject: Town locations
    Alocotla {Alacotla}

    Northern shore of Lake Tchlapac, in central Hepmonaland.
      Topic: Town locations
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 5:35 pm   Subject: Town locations
    Alhaster is the capital of Redhand in the Bandit Kingdoms. It's most thoroughly detailed in "Backdrop: Alhaster" in Dungeon #131 and in the accompanying adventure "The Prince of Redhand."

    "The Prin ...
      Topic: Flanaess Pandemics . . . other than Red Death
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:53 pm   Subject: Flanaess Pandemics . . . other than Red Death
    What year was the Red Death supposed to hit in WG8?

    Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, page 24: "The Great Kingdom saw a brief, violent resurgence during the reign of Ivid V, who assumed the Malachite Thro ...
      Topic: Flanaess Pandemics . . . other than Red Death
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:48 pm   Subject: Flanaess Pandemics . . . other than Red Death
    Samwise posted two other parts of his timeline, which expands on what the LGG and LGJ presented and may present further instances of plague.

    He went into much more detail in his article [url=http:/ ...
     
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