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      Topic: Dwarven Realms/Kingdoms...
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 6:24 pm   Subject: Dwarven Realms/Kingdoms...
    It's not "canon," but I use [url=https://billg350.tripod.com/dwarves.htm]this timeline, which names seven ancient dwarven kingdoms, including one beneath the Barrier Peaks.
      Topic: Heironeous
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1388

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:33 am   Subject: Heironeous
    I wrote the story up this morning.
    And decided Hextor's mother was Johydee's half-orc sister, Alia.
    But your version looks good too.

    Ah, I see you subscribe to the theories of Jayce of Wintershiv ...
      Topic: Heironeous
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1388

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:38 am   Subject: Heironeous
    Incorrect. Her name was Gonk. The orcish tradition of not naming their daughters is actually a relatively recent one, and mostly only persisted during the dynasty of Sahgorim the Officious among the w ...
      Topic: Suel Calendar
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 1054

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2024 11:46 am   Subject: Suel Calendar
    There isn't anything official, but Randy Richard's [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=220&ttitle=RR01_Suel_Imperium:_Age_of_Glory]Suel ...
      Topic: Mayaheine First Appearance
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1437

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:46 am   Subject: Mayaheine First Appearance
    Smillan_31's From the Ashes. He apparently decided that rather than retcon her as having been around all along, it might be more interesting to introduce her as a newcomer that demonstrates the dire m ...
      Topic: Philidor
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 6366

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2024 7:01 pm   Subject: Philidor
    Before Return of the Eight brought Tenser back, it was a popular fan theory that Philidor was Tenser (who is associated with the color blue) returned from the heavens like Gandalf the White, sent by t ...
      Topic: What if Mordenkainen is...
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 1712

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 8:48 pm   Subject: What if Mordenkainen is...
    Explicitly so, since Gygax put Gord in an Eternal Champion story ("Evening Odds," from White Wolf's Pawn of Chaos anthology of Moorcock-inspired stories).

    In the story, Gord teams up with another i ...
      Topic: The god's Trap
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2172

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2023 10:33 am   Subject: The god's Trap
    The Nine are : Iuz, Ralishaz, Trithereon, Erythnul, Olidammara, Heironeous, Hextor, Celestian, and Obad-Hai

    Those were the nine prisoners in Gary Gygax's original Greyhawk campaign, but his origina ...
      Topic: Samwiseís Alternative Recent Greyhawk History
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3200

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 10:42 am   Subject: Samwiseís Alternative Recent Greyhawk History
    I think the best way to look at the state of the canon timeline is:

    1. Eclavdra's plan to use giants to conquer a portion of the surface world succeeded, for a time, but neither Eclavdra nor Lolth ...
      Topic: Well of Many Worlds
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3039

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 03, 2023 8:37 am   Subject: Well of Many Worlds
    The randomness of the item seems designed to derail any specific plans a DM might have, which is fine if you're comfortable with winging it but is the opposite of how published adventures generally wo ...
      Topic: Well of Many Worlds
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3039

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 01, 2023 8:39 pm   Subject: Well of Many Worlds
    It's not an adventure, but Well of Many Worlds that might prove useful.

    You could probably use many adventures that feature a portal to another plane (EX1 and EX2, for example) and swap whatever g ...
      Topic: Amedian, Olman, and Touv peoples
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 5634

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2023 5:35 am   Subject: Amedian, Olman, and Touv peoples
    I can't remember off hand where the original concept came from (Scarlet Brotherhood sourcebook?) but I was under the impression that the current Olman pantheon were originally deities from Earth.

    ...
      Topic: Amedian, Olman, and Touv peoples
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 5634

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2023 10:24 am   Subject: Amedian, Olman, and Touv peoples
    In [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9654]Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel and Oerth I discussed some ideas about using the cultures in that 5e adve ...
      Topic: Druidic Circles
    rasgon

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5982

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 10:42 am   Subject: Druidic Circles
    Eric Menge's article Power Groups: Druids of the Old Faith from the Wizards of the Coast website is also worth reading.
    Thanks for that. I think I read Menge's article back in the day but must have f ...
      Topic: Druidic Circles
    rasgon

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5982

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:09 pm   Subject: Druidic Circles
    Eric Menge's article [url=https://web.archive.org/web/20181017002224/http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/lgpg/20080122a]Power Groups: Druids of the Old Faith from the Wizards of the Coast website ...
      Topic: The Gods of the Paynims
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 4140

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:21 am   Subject: The Gods of the Paynims
    What source(s) establish Al'Asran as Pelor and Al'Zarad as Boccob?

    The original source was Oerth Journal #3, page 6: "Even the Art of the Sha'ir flourishes within this edifice, much to the chagrin ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9481

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2023 10:22 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Earlier, I suggested the Great Kingdom, and while that still fits, I am thinking that Keoland might work.

    You could replace Sigmar's Hammer with [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=F ...
      Topic: Vilharian, an Elder Sword of the Suel Imperium?
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3011

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: Vilharian, an Elder Sword of the Suel Imperium?

    Looking at Jason's index, it lists the LGJ article is the only source for the sword, with no mention of Treasures of Greyhawk. How were you planning to use it from there, Marc?---a quick flip throu ...
      Topic: Names derived from deities
    rasgon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 5558

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 3:53 pm   Subject: Names derived from deities
    You could consider lengthening divine names, not just shortening them, in the way that "Christopher" is longer than "Christ," and "Samuel" is longer than "El."
      Topic: The Amazons of Hardby
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 5458

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:03 pm   Subject: The Amazons of Hardby
    I donít want them to be extinct, but a culture in severe decline would explain their scarcity in published works.

    They could mostly dwell in the nearby hills, perhaps as far as the Abbor-Alz, whic ...
      Topic: The Amazons of Hardby
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 5458

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:28 am   Subject: The Amazons of Hardby
    I'd be tempted to make that sort of Amazon an earlier phase of Hardby's culture. Effectively extinct by the sixth century of the Common Year, but evidence of it can be found in the form of ancient fre ...
      Topic: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4600

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:02 am   Subject: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    Functionally, slavery in Greyhawk isn't as illegal as it seems, though.

    1. Penal servitude being legal means a judge can sentence someone to what is effectively slavery for up to two years for the ...
      Topic: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4600

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:19 am   Subject: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    1) I don't recall any mention of slavery being legal in the Wild Coast cities specifically, but I do know that The Adventure Begins states that Greyhawk abolished slavery some time either during or ju ...
      Topic: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4600

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:12 am   Subject: Slavery on the Wild Coast
    The Adventure Begins, page 55: "Along this poor strip of land, the Suloise established the Wild Coast's long traditions of independence, adventuring, and seafaring, as well as treachery, slavery, thef ...
      Topic: Is it weird that prevailing winds blow from the east?
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 8346

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:55 pm   Subject: Is it weird that prevailing winds blow from the east?
    Doesn't this have something to do with the direction of the rotation of the earth?

    That's my understanding, yes. If the Oerth rotates in the same direction as Earth, the winds should blow in the s ...
      Topic: Chronology between GDQ et T1-4
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 4021

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:34 pm   Subject: Chronology between GDQ et T1-4
    I think Iuz comes late in this plan, probably after his release.

    The problem with that is that by the time Iuz is released, Zuggtmoy is imprisoned. Zuggtmoy is imprisoned beneath the temple in 569 ...
      Topic: Chronology between GDQ et T1-4
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 4021

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:15 pm   Subject: Chronology between GDQ et T1-4
    I wrote about it a little in If Lolth's weakness was because of her defeat in Q1, this makes some sense, but, as I said above, the GDQ supermodule specifically takes place after the events of T1-4. Bu ...
      Topic: The Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury, and Ashardalon
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:04 am   Subject: The Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury, and Ashardalon
    A couple of questions:
    But the map here ( http://www.canonfire.com/cf/ghadventures.php ) places them far apart, and Forge of Fury seems to be placed in high mountains. The 5E version of Forge of Fury ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9481

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:04 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Either way, blowing up one of Oerth's moons is out of the question unless you are running a campaign that holds Puppets and Gargoyles in high esteem.

    I'd suggest downgrading it to a comet or astero ...
      Topic: Kimbertos Skotti Lizhal
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4755

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:21 am   Subject: Kimbertos Skotti Lizhal
    Here's a description of his corpse from the Living Greyhawk adventure KEO5-06 A Tale of Two Lions:

    Kimbertos Skotti of House Lizhal was a man of broad shoulders and regal bearing. His face is weath ...
      Topic: Pholtus, realm & redidence ?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2663

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:42 am   Subject: Re: Pholtus, realm & redidence ?
    Hi there
    A remark and a question on the krealm and the residence of Pholtus:

    AD&D1: LG (LN) and Arcadia
    FtA: forgot
    On Hallowed Ground: LN and Mechanus/Path of the Law

    One possible way to ...
      Topic: The Legacy fleet
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
    Views: 3978

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2022 7:46 pm   Subject: The Legacy fleet
    Did the oeridians come from that far west? Is there a canon source for that? I thought that was the case but then could never find a source for that thought.

    Ivid the Undying: "Driven from their ...
      Topic: The Battle of "Emridy" Meadows
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2661

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:31 pm   Subject: The Battle of "Emridy" Meadows
    I don't know for sure, but I suspect it got named like this:

    Gygax's players: Are you ready to start the game?

    Gygax: Yeah, as soon as I think of a name for the battlefield.

    Gygax: Hm. (Write ...
      Topic: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    rasgon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 8208

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:51 am   Subject: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    Because necromancers make better dungeons, you're going to want a lot of necromancer-ruled kingdoms in the ancient past just to stock present day dungeons with undead.

    I don't think the Isles of Wo ...
      Topic: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    rasgon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 8208

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:12 pm   Subject: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    Your guess is right on. Having a Vecna presence near the Nyr Dyv was important in bridging the lore. However, I don't think he had anything to do with the Isles of Woe. His empire was in its infanc ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:28 pm   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv

    "A cambion is the offspring of a fiend (usually a succubus or incubus) and a humanoid (usually a human)." D&D5 MM 36
    If I remember correctly, this is also the case in AD&D.
    Jacques

    Most ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:03 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    1) People always say that WG7 Castle Greyhawk is terrible, but there are parts worth salvaging. However, nobody ever specifies what the salvageable parts actually are. I challenge you: What specifi ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 11
    Views: 68669

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:26 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    EttRoG is a streamlined version of Greyhawk Ruins. Several plots have been written into it, and areas not relating to those plots have largely been blocked off.

    I compared and contrasted the two so ...
      Topic: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    rasgon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 8208

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:54 am   Subject: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    Thank you for this information. Have you located any of these residences? is his tower in the rushmoors still standing? nyr-dyv? I don't think everyone agrees on the location of its former capital.
    J ...
      Topic: Who Won the Free City of Greyhawk Oligarch in 598 CY?
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3784

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:08 pm   Subject: Who Won the Free City of Greyhawk Oligarch in 598 CY?
    The Greyhawk Grumbler #3Ten Oligarchs Not Enough to Make Soup
    Riddle me this: what's got twenty hands and no head? The recently decapitated Directing Oligarchy of Greyhawk, of course! With Oligarchs ...
      Topic: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    rasgon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 8208

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:43 pm   Subject: Where is the residence of Vecna ?
    Since Vecna's escape from the Demiplane of Dread in 591 CY, he has been said to dwell in various citadels hidden on the Prime Material Plane.

    3rd edition's Deities & Demigods gives his home pl ...
      Topic: Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel and Oerth
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:54 pm   Subject: Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel and Oerth
    Oh, I made the Empyrea map using [url=https://azgaar.github.io/Fantasy-Map-Generator/]Azgaar's Fantasy Map generator.
      Topic: Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel and Oerth
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:42 am   Subject: Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel and Oerth
    The 5th edition hardcover Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel includes a few suggestions for placing the adventures on Oerth, but none are in depth. I thought I'd give the subject some more thought. ...
      Topic: Old Lore Bard Colleges
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:51 am   Subject: Old Lore Bard Colleges
    Even if the Flan were largely nomadic before the Great Migrations--I think this may have been true for some Flan nations but not all of them--it doesn't necessarily follow that their culture would hav ...
      Topic: Old Lore Bard Colleges
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:13 pm   Subject: Old Lore Bard Colleges
    I think the only one to be officially detailed is Complete Adventurer.

    It was a generic, world-neutral supplement, so it wasn't given a place in the Flanaess. It's said to be "on the shore of Loch ...
      Topic: Sea of Dust maps?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2584

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:45 am   Subject: Sea of Dust maps?
    [url=https://www.annabmeyer.com/]Anna Meyer's maps cover the Sea of Dust in good detail, although this is the post-Rain of Fire desert version.
      Topic: Saints in the Flanaess (according to Pluffet Smedger)
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:39 pm   Subject: Saints in the Flanaess (according to Pluffet Smedger)
    I've said it before in an earlier thread, but I think Mayaheine is best used as a cautionary tale.

    She arrives on Oerth as the survivor of another, similar world where whatever it is that's meant ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:09 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Rasgon, I'm curious how you peg Gord's birthday to CY 558?

    Thanks,

    Joe / GG

    Saga of Old City and the war between the Beggar's Union and Thieves Guild.

    Erik Mona had him born in Flocktime, ...
      Topic: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Learning about our real world via the WoG

    Google traduction
    from arab "chakyik" to english "brother"
    Jacques

    It looks like the translator app interpreted "chakyik" as the Arabic word "shaqiq."
      Topic: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4991

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:06 pm   Subject: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    As Scott pointed out in [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9572]this thread, it's likely the Wegwuir were named after the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/w ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:16 pm   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    When does the scene described in this previous post take place ?

    The Witchwar was 500 years before the events of the adventure path. (The Snows of Summer, page 52; The Witch Queen's Revenge, pages ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:58 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Most of this is from Pathfinder's Reign of Winter adventure path, and the correspondence between Earth and Golarion dates is based on that as well. Oerth and Midgard dates are based on what the "prese ...
      Topic: List Of Keoish Noble Houses?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:49 am   Subject: List Of Keoish Noble Houses?
    I made a list of Keoish houses in this earlier thread: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5411

    Here's a list of Suel houses: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/mo ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:00 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Iggwilv kidnapped by Baba Yaga ? Who is her father ? A powerful character who protects her in the Feywild. Or a powerful character who entrusted Iggwilv to Baba Yaga.

    I have my own ideas about Iggw ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:51 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv

    Are the Baernaloth "canon" in the world of Greyhawk?
    Jacques

    Why wouldn't they be? Oerth exists in the same multiverse as the planes detailed in sources like Hellbound: The Blood War and Faces ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:20 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    The last official write-up of Iggwilv that I am aware of was in The Savage Tide AP, wherein she is a 26th level Wizard/4th level Arch-Mage (30th level spell-caster) living in the Abyss to further her ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions


    There's something, believe it or not, not quite epic enough about the finalŤ I want to massage a little but am not quite sure how to do so: to wit, what are the real stakes for Oerth if the PCs f ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 3691

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:41 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    I don't mind the hijack and I appreciate the answers!

    Does anyone know if it's been listed with some of the events to prophesize the beginning of the age of worms is? I'd love to work that more int ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:04 am   Subject: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    Nowhere in either 1e or 3e do I see a nycadaemon ability that allows them interplanar travel. Word of Recall (1e) doesn't work across planes, nor does greater teleport (3e). 1eAD&D calls out tha ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:18 pm   Subject: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    The nycadaemon certainly would know about Syrul and Saint Cyril, but my inclination is that, given the vagueness of his charge, he'd probably try to find just any old easy-to-kill Cyril before confron ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    What did he do? The player, on the spot and somewhat flustered, had his character send the nycadaemon off to "hunt down Cyril! We want vengeance on Cyril!"

    Did they spell the name out?

    If not, t ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 3691

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:17 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions

    The other option I can think of is could relate to the Necropolis (can't recall the specific name) in what is now the Bright Desert where Kyuss first learned to make his worm zombies.

    The Necrop ...
      Topic: Dalt & Maure Castle
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3096

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: Dalt & Maure Castle
    showing the boy being directed by a mysterious red-haired, green-eyed woman to enter a magical portal that transports him into a dark void only lit by his blazing blue eyes. A dark presence seemingly ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:32 pm   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    But I also have elven fertility tied to Celene - elven maids have four cycles per year, and refer to the birth cohorts as 'children of summer', 'children of autumn', etc.

    I was just thinking about ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 3636

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:26 am   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    I agree with Rasgon and have used Ehlonna as a moon goddess for the Flanaess.

    My argument for this:

    -similarity to Greco-Roman goddess Artemis/Diana
    -unicorn horn symbol doubling as lunar cresc ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 3636

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:33 pm   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    I use Ehlonna as the goddess of Luna and Sehanine as the goddess of Celene, and assume humans acknowledge both, though they may consider Pholtus, Rao, Lydia, or Lendor to be more important.

    Many o ...
      Topic: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:31 am   Subject: Origins of the Tower of Silence


    Thanks for your input, Rasgon, I knew I could count on you for some great ideas.

    Do you have a favourite theory,

    Well, I can discuss pros and cons.

    The big problem with crediting ethergau ...
      Topic: Ghazal
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4838

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:03 am   Subject: Ghazal
    In Dragon #89, Llerg's "worshipers' alignment" is given as "Barbarians, berserkers, chaotic neutrals, some druids." Only one of these things is an actual alignment in the usual game sense of the term: ...
      Topic: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 5340

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Origins of the Tower of Silence

    We know that Vecna's Rotted Tower was near present-day Shiboleth. Why did Vecna choose to live there and not in the Tower of Silence, since it clearly existed during his reign?

    Some possible ex ...
      Topic: Unused Races?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2725

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:00 pm   Subject: Re: Unused Races?
    The uldra make sense in Telchuria, I thought.
      Topic: The change in Cyndor's origin
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 8:08 am   Subject: Re: The change in Cyndor's origin
    The LGG (2000) echoes that statement... but made Cyndor a specifically Oeridian god.

    Yes, the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer did that with a number of common deities. They made Myhriss Flan, they made B ...
      Topic: Burglary at Greysmere
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3831

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:22 am   Subject: Burglary at Greysmere
    Here's a dwarven home map: https://www.elventower.com/208-wealthy-dwarven-house/
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:48 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    Another theory I've loosely mulled over is with the earliest Suel people being survivors of an aboleth slave race but I can't remember right now what my reasons for that were!

    I think ti was to do ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:10 am   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    Travel eastward across the Flanaess, presumably battling through the Suel nations of the Duchy and County of Urnst (which weren't called that until the Kingdom of Aerdy named them that)

    The migrati ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:06 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    To switch it to Baklunish, there should then be significant Baklunish influence in the city. Even if the majority of the population were Oeridian, the art, architecture, the cities gods and major pla ...
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:49 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    An idea I've been playing with is that the Suel Imperium was much more multicultural and diverse than the Scarlet Brotherhood believes, including a Hong Kong-like colony in Suhfang/Shaofeng to the wes ...
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:09 am   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    Yeah, they just thought some of the material in Fate of Istus was bad, so they changed it.

    It had become the orthodox position in TSR by the late 1980s that including the monk class in the base AD ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:23 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    Well, keep in mind that in the Fals Gap it would have been right in the path of the Oeridian migrations, and very likely would have become a majority Oeridian city at that point, regardless of who fou ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:44 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    That's an interesting background, Rasgon, though I am uncertain if the reference I quote below should instead say 'East' (toward Rauxes) instead of "West".

    The lack of any safe communication with t ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:26 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    There's a thread The Lost City of Gaxmoor will soon be released as a generic D20 product
    through Sovereign Stone Press. Here is the background as originally written
    for The Greyhawk campaign.
    THE L ...
      Topic: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 7:05 pm   Subject: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    I'm reminded of an old Dragon article in which a Dragonlance author said she got the hang of Flint Fireforge's voice by thinking of Yosemite Sam.

    Other possibilities: Gordon Ramsey, Joe Pesci, Vern ...
      Topic: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:38 pm   Subject: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    Where is the reference to the Greysmere dwarves worshipping Ulaa? Thatís interesting and I havenít heard that before.

    It's from the Greyhawk Player's Guide, page 62. It's one of the concepts Roger ...
      Topic: D&D | C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness | Player introduction
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:33 am   Subject: D&D | C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness | Player introduction
    This is really well done.
      Topic: Bright Desert with moons Luna and Celene
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:33 pm   Subject: Bright Desert with moons Luna and Celene
    Good job, StylinLP38.

    For what it's worth, here's a picture from https://i.ibb.co/N22sHhX/Celeneand-Luna.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/pdKVWXrj/Celene-Luna.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/RCgSVYSg/Celene-Lunare ...
      Topic: Questions regarding the Viscounty of Salinmoor and Anna's ma
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:33 am   Subject: Questions regarding the Viscounty of Salinmoor and Anna's ma
    The wilderness map in B2 The Keep on the Borderlands is perfect for Bale Keep, by the way, complete with nearby fens and lizard men.
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:36 pm   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Thanks, rasgon. Yeah, I guess Sargent forgot what heíd done in From the Ashes when he was working on Ivid and reverted to the F13 from the Gazetteer. Still, W11/T5 is a quite unusual combination for A ...
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:53 am   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Where in From the Ashes is Basmajian Arras listed as a W11/T5? Thatís an unlikely (though not impossible) class combination in AD&D 2E.

    It's on the "Nations of the Flanaess" reference card (Ref ...
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:30 pm   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Well, Carl Sargent wrote both sources, so they're both his version of Basmajian Arras.

    If it's not an error (and it might well be), it's likely Carl Sargent thought better of his original version a ...
      Topic: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:57 pm   Subject: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?

    Kipchak maybe? Chakyik=Kipchak


    I think you've solved it.
      Topic: Help with Celenian Demographics
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:00 pm   Subject: Help with Celenian Demographics
    So, if we don't worry about mortality from non-aging causes, I think what you're saying is this:

    1) we assume our faerie town of 1500 has 1 faerie of each age from 1 to 1500

    2) every year someon ...
      Topic: Help with Celenian Demographics
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Help with Celenian Demographics
    If 1500 are born every 1500 years, that's an average of 1 per year, right? Then you have to account for those who die of disease, violence, childbirth, hippogriff accidents, potion immiscibility, and ...
      Topic: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:47 am   Subject: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    I love the idea, but at first blush I think Stillsong is too beneficent to be Dorgha Torgu. Do you think thatís part of his penance? Because of the great Evil he wrought, heís now Neutral Good instead ...
      Topic: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2762

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:47 pm   Subject: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    In Oerth Journal #12 (Spring, 2001), Gary Gygax described a "fallen deity" named Dorgha Torgu, who had once been the greater Baklunish god of "Material Dimensions, Material Elements" until he helped p ...
      Topic: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:21 pm   Subject: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    It'd probably be easiest to just make the second floor identical to the first, then. I'd give the chapel a high ceiling, so that it's as tall as both stories put together, and just give the rest of th ...
      Topic: The "Cowled Lady" stats?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2852

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:57 pm   Subject: The "Cowled Lady" stats?
    I know absolutely nothing about this character, but if you're going to convert her to your preferred system/edition anyway, you might as well design her yourself according to the needs of your campaig ...
      Topic: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3383

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    It appears in the main fortress the only way upstairs is the staircase in area #8. Does that kind of suggest that the second floor might not be all that bigómaybe just overtop areas 2 & 7? Or wou ...
      Topic: O Blinding Light!
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 35340

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: Re: O Blinding Light!
    O starborn gods, coalescing Astral forces
    The sun and moons bind you to Order's truth!
    Once you ruled us as powers and principalities
    Till Pholtus returned from the supernal spheres!

    Indulging ...
      Topic: O Blinding Light!
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 35340

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: O Blinding Light!
    To the tune of "O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, 1847):

    O Blinding Light! Blind us to temptation!
    Overwhelm our sight for in blindness do we see!
    O starborn gods, coalescing Astral forces
    The sun an ...
      Topic: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:20 pm   Subject: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    I like the idea of the "dimension of probability" that separates parallel worlds.

    I do wonder about the astral/ethereal dimensions, though. The Inner Planes and Outer Planes are usually drawn as a ...
      Topic: Which Greyhawk NPCs would you most like to see detailed?
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3996

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Which Greyhawk NPCs would you most like to see detailed?
    Well, if the question is about a main setting book, I think the focus should be on present day characters the PCs are likely to frequently encounter.

    I wouldn't bother with major rulers, then, exce ...
     
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