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      Topic: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:13 pm   Subject: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q

    Did you enjoy the Black Moon Chronicles (BMC)?

    It's interesting. I've been meaning to post about it here. I did enjoy it. It's... a weird, sometimes frustrating story. The protagonist, Wismerhill ...
      Topic: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 184

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:19 am   Subject: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    There was an http://img.over-blog.com/600x450/0/12/14/75/map-01.jpg

    The comics themselves (which I read for the first time a month or so ago) don't have any continental maps as such, though there a ...
      Topic: Alhaster (Pop 4,700)(Redhand)[TWN]
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 120

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:59 am   Subject: Alhaster (Pop 4,700)(Redhand)[TWN]
    Alhaster got a lot of detail in Dungeon #131's "The Prince of Redhand" and "Backdrop: Alhaster." In that issue, Alhaster looks like [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/image/5639163/dungeon-issue-131-feb-2 ...
      Topic: Mystara's Known World nations on the Flanaess map
    rasgon

    Replies: 0
    Views: 58

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:30 am   Subject: Mystara's Known World nations on the Flanaess map
    I had the idea of mapping the Known World nations on to the map of the Flanaess to make more room (because the Known World is very small).

    https://i.postimg.cc/GtnMqZk0/mystarahawk.png

    Wendar: C ...
      Topic: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 314

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    Follow up Q: so is there anywhere in any sort of D&D canon, like even for another "D&D"-based world like the Forgotten Realms or Golarion, where the nature of the gods is elucidated? Like what ...
      Topic: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 314

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    Anyone know of a thorough treatment regarding the origins of the Oerth deities? That is, which god/desses are/were human-ish beings that ascended to godhood, which are "powers" in the universe that we ...
      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 441

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:14 pm   Subject: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    The spell draw upon holy might from 2nd edition's Tome of Magic specified that the holy water used in the spell had to be blessed by a high priest of the character's faith, but doesn't specify that th ...
      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 441

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    1) Holy Water and Unholy Water is faith specific, meaning that holy (and unholy) water created by a cleric of Trithereon, Pelor, Hextor, Iuz, etc. can ONLY be used by members of that faith, and nobody ...
      Topic: New Infinities and their Greyhawk Equivalents
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: New Infinities and their Greyhawk Equivalents
    Emerald Lake (not mentioned on Darlene's Map) located at the source of the Hool River

    This is the same as Lake Spendlowe, which is shown to be the source of the Hool River in UK2 The Sentine ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 641

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:52 pm   Subject: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    We know what happened to Thrommel—he's in a coffin in the Inky Chamber beneath the Temple of Elemental Evil, disguised as a vampire—but not why. Who were his kidnappers? What were their aims? Was it M ...
      Topic: Great Religious Rivalries of Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 339

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:35 am   Subject: Great Religious Rivalries of Greyhawk
    Zilchus v. Kurell
    Olidammara v. Kurell
    Hextor v. Erythnul
    Gruumsh v. Maglubiyet
    Garl v. Kurtelmak
    Baphomet v. Yeenoghu
    Lolth v. Zuggtmoy
    Mephistopheles v. Baalzebul
    Graz'zt v. Raxivort
    Iuz v ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 699

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:16 am   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    My best guess from the description in Artifact of Evil is that the Lost City of the Suel in the Suss is a pre-Suel, pre-Flan, probably pre-human ruin the migrations-era Suel built over and occupied fo ...
      Topic: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 901

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:51 pm   Subject: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.
    Raxivort's categorization wasn't an error. TSR policy in the early nineties prevented Sargent from mentioning out-of-print ...
      Topic: Missing Oeridian Power portfolios
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 706

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:55 pm   Subject: Missing Oeridian Power portfolios
    As I said in From the Ashes accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.

    Since Andy Miller was using From the Ashes as his source, he took the reference card at its ...
      Topic: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 901

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    What happened was that the "Powers of Greyhawk" reference card in From the Ashes accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.

    When he was writing his Oeridian deitie ...
      Topic: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1177

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:11 pm   Subject: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    According to the City of Greyhawk boxed set (Folk, Feuds, & Factions, page 42), members of the guild are expected to pay 10% of their incomes to the guild.

    The 2nd edition Den of Thieves acces ...
      Topic: The Greyhawk feel?
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 917

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:58 pm   Subject: Re: No respect, no respect, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk
    I've read WG7 and I'm not offended by your comment. I did read how someone else had a good time with it and I'm glad he and his friends did.

    Positive review:

    I think you mean this one: https:/ ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1130

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:43 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    The temple of Zilchus in Leukish was razed because the clerics refused to pay Justinian’s exorbitant temple tax.

    I think clerics of Zilchus aren't required to respect taxes that will ruin them (and ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1130

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    I think the god of "Power, Prestige, Money, Business, and Influence" is as much a god of government as he is a god of commerce.

    Further, I don't think that government and commerce are entirely sepa ...
      Topic: Where Should I Place the Tolstoffs?
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 665

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:27 pm   Subject: Where Should I Place the Tolstoffs?
    The description in Exemplars of Evil states that Tolstoff Keep is "at the edge of a large, stinking swamp" so it'd make sense to place it at the edge of the Mistmarsh.

    Is there any reason not to us ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1209

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:29 am   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad


    So this genius mastermind's plan to separate people from their powerful magic is to lure them into a maze full of nigh-impossible riddles that many people might just use their magic to simply hack ...
      Topic: stats for Gord the Rogue
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 5717

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:16 am   Subject: stats for Gord the Rogue
    Very interesting. The link seems to be dead though.

    It's hosted here now: https://greyhawkonline.com/gordmain/
      Topic: Warnes Starcoat
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 651

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:45 am   Subject: Warnes Starcoat
    "The man who would become Warnes Starcoat was born..." is such a strange phrasing. If you're going to be precious and emphasize that he wasn't who he'd eventually grow to be, I think it's more likely ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1209

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    ...so what's the premise of Lyzandred's crypts? I Googled the module and it implies Lyzandred has some underlying scheme in mind.

    Lyzandred is an ancient Baklunish survivor of Suloise atrocities, a ...
      Topic: ToEE start
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 642

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:56 am   Subject: Re: ToEE start
    I've been slowly reworking my 3.5 ToEE conversion. The last time I ran it I had the players start in Verbobonc instead of having them ride up from the Wild Coast. But I was just wondering why Gygax w ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1209

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    Heck I suspect "Lyzandred" is a partial anagram of Reynold's name.

    Probably not, since Carl Sargent first named the character (and established his love of puzzles) in From the Ashes (Campaign Book ...
      Topic: Adventuring Company Needed
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:36 am   Subject: Adventuring Company Needed
    Hm. could use them.

    (The date comes from Return to White Plume Mountain, page 4, which says the Brotherhood stole Blackrazor, Whelm, Wave, and Frostrazor from beneath White Plume Mountain "some one ...
      Topic: Homebrew Castle Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 753

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:17 pm   Subject: Homebrew Castle Greyhawk
    It's worth looking at [url=http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh_castle.html]grodog's Greyhawk Castle Archive for ideas.
      Topic: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3115

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:08 pm   Subject: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    I started another thread back in 2007: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2507

    ...where I detailed my interpretations of those five worlds. I wrote that be ...
      Topic: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3115

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    Can anyone describe for me what the difference between the so-called "parallel" Greyhawks are? I can't find a thing about them online, except that each is supposed to along a spectrum of higher tech t ...
      Topic: City of Thornward
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:06 pm   Subject: City of Thornward
    I havent looked up Thornward but I'm sure Rasgon has and matched the map to the description.

    I tried my best, though I improvised most of it, changing the randomly generated names to feel more appr ...
      Topic: City of Thornward
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 7:52 pm   Subject: City of Thornward
    https://i.postimg.cc/ZKgP2Knb/thornward.png

    (made using [url=https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator]Watabou's Medieval City Generator)
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    rasgon

    Replies: 20
    Views: 3559

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 11:40 am   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    Kas is briefly described in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, which informs us he is still ruler of the domain of Tovag, still fighting an endless war with Vecna, who he does not realize has escaped t ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1832

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:41 am   Subject: Best of Other Magazines
    I really like the idea of making Alkumo d'kana, but as written, Shrine of Ilsidahur is too recent: it states that the warrior-hero Alkumo and the magician Tselibor banished the demon lord 180 years ag ...
      Topic: Emirikol the Chaotic
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1579

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: Emirikol the Chaotic
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1832

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:39 pm   Subject: Best of Other Magazines
    The Scarlet Brotherhood sourcebook (page 71) mentions bar-lgura summoned long ago by a tribe of Suel; the bar-lgura now dwell southeast of Matreyus Lake. That sounds a lot like the plot of "The Shrine ...
      Topic: So Many Hordes - So little Information
    rasgon

    Replies: 11
    Views: 4687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:34 pm   Subject: So Many Hordes - So little Information
    A scenario in Dungeon #136, "The Coming Storm," also mentions the Relentless Horde in its background (page 37).
      Topic: Emirikol the Chaotic
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1579

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:53 pm   Subject: Emirikol the Chaotic
    In Gygax's novel Come Endless Darkness there's a mention (page 257) of an unnamed mage dedicated to chaos equivalent in power to Bigby of the Circle of Eight dwelling "far to the west." If you assume ...
      Topic: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1022

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    I was scanning this article and it seemed fairly generic and without any Greyhawk links. 2 of the NPCs I found referenced in other Greyhawk products but even these seem somewhat scrubbed down as the c ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:16 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    (Also, I had forgotten about the "Binders." Did anyone develop them further?)

    The Binders are almost certainly another name for the Sha'ir from Arabian Adventures. The members of the AOL message b ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:24 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Thanks for these points Rasgon. I hadn't read Lakofka & Wilson's chronologies for many years and enjoyed reviewing them. (Also, I had forgotten about the "Binders." Did anyone develop them further ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:10 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Contingent on where one lived, therefore, the local cult featured certain gods more prominently within the pantheonic mix. For example, House Rhola's cult may have favored Kord, Lydia, Osprem, Phaulko ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:56 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Another thing to consider is that in Lakofka's campaign, the Suel pantheon isn't really specific to the Suel or even Oerth, being worshiped on other worlds under other names. In Oerth Journal #10, in ...
      Topic: Ettin's Mound
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 1898

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:33 am   Subject: Ettin's Mound
    The LGG suggested that the Naelax allied with other Flan nations, so it's possible it wasn't as simple as Oeridians on one side of the battle and Flan on the other. The Lathu, a Flan nation said to ha ...
      Topic: Ettin's Mound
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 1898

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:41 am   Subject: Ettin's Mound
    Where does the -142 CY date come from?

    Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, page 73: "Other Celestial Houses, such as Naelax and Torquann, desired their own homelands and looked to the northlands. By all acc ...
      Topic: Ettin's Mound
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:10 am   Subject: Ettin's Mound
    This is in the Adri Forest, so it might have been once ruled by a group closely related to the Ur-Flannae who attacked the City of the Summer Stars, or whatever remained of them after Darnakurian's ra ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:10 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    is a staunch advocate of Neutrality as opposed to Good or Evil.

    Yeah, I noticed that, but I read it as a "do as I say, not as I do" thing. He advocates for neutrality without consistently practici ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    I’m just jumping in to defend poor Norebo. He’s Chaotic Neutral. I don’t believe Len ever described him as having evil tendencies, unless that change was made by a later designer.

    In "Presenting th ...
      Topic: Almost forgotten God of Hunt needed
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:03 am   Subject: Almost forgotten God of Hunt needed
    Of course there's Monster Mythology.

    [url=https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Grankhul]Grankhul, bugbear god of hunting.

    [url=https://ghwiki.greyparticle.com/index.php/Stalker]Stalker, gob ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:01 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    A Lawful Evil despot trying to get 90% of his population who are peasants and worshippers of a CG god to behave is doomed.

    Remember that Bralm is also an agricultural deity and has lawful evil tend ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:28 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Well, I think "Suel people" and "Suel Empire" are different things. I think the Empire as a government had indeed slid into evil by the time of the wars with the Baklunish, but many of the people were ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:35 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    This was originally printed in dragon (I forget which issue):

    https://sites.google.com/site/trebourne/the-story/history-of-the-suloise

    This is from Oerth Journal #11, a revision of the Suel time ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    rasgon

    Replies: 36
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:07 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Some of this depends on whether you think Len Lakofka's pantheon of nineteen gods—as given in L4 Devilspawn, these were Awkamon, Bahamut, Beltar, Bralm, Fortubo, Jascar, Kord, Lendor, Llerg, Lydia, No ...
      Topic: Niole Dra on the River
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:18 pm   Subject: Niole Dra on the River
    It's uncommon for a country to have its capital right on an international border (Living Greyhawk Gazetteer has it that the Duchy of Ulek was threatened, and nearly fell, before the early waves of Sue ...
      Topic: Where in the Samprastadar Hill?!?
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:46 am   Subject: Where in the Samprastadar Hill?!?
    Note that a family surname is often separate from the name of a noble house. For example, Kimbertos Skotti, who is from Grayhill, is a member of House Lizhal. Baron Jharmok Redlee is a member of House ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2731

    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: 19
    Views: 2731

    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: 19
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    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: 19
    Views: 2731

    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

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    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: 2252

    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
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    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: 5937

    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: 2252

    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: 69
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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: 5937

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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: 20
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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

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    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: 3609

    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

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    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

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    Views: 2381

    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: 3982

    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: 3982

    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: 3982

    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
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    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: 2744

    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

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    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
    Views: 2744

    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
     
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