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    Journeyman Greytalker

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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:37 am  
    Greyhawk regions in a few words

    I like the Pathfinder Setting idea of defining the mood of a region with just a few sharp words, like "Ustalav, Fog-Shrouded Land of Gothic Horror".
    How would you describe Greyhawk's ones in such a way?
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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:41 am  

    Sterich - Keolandish vassal land of mixed-suel ethnic groups conquered by giants.
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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:40 am  

    Though admittedly ignorant on this piece of pathfinder... I like the idea and will anxiously await those that respond.
    Would this be accurate?
    Furyondy- Former Vassal to the Great Kingdom, Shining Feudal Society in eternal struggle with the Cambion Overlord to the North.
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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:29 am  

    Veluna - Peaceful feudal theocracy closely tied to its northern neighbor, but keeping a watchful eye on its western border.

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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:38 am  

    Think punchier. There should be no commas, ands, or 'or's. The standard Pathfinder format is 'adjective adjective noun' or 'adjective noun' of 'adjective noun.'

    Borrowing directly from equivalent Golarion realms in some cases, we could end up with these:

    Greyhawk: Gem of the Flanaess.
    Pomarj: Savage Humanoid Homeland.
    Great Kingdom of Aerdy: Diabolical Empire in Decline.
    The Bandit Kingdoms: Independent Realms of Low Character.
    Blackmoor: Savage Land of Super-Science.
    Thillonrian Peninsula: Frigid Viking Homeland.
    Veluna: Peaceful Feudal Theocracy.
    Furyondy: Shining Feudal Kingdom.
    Sterich: Hive of Low Nobility.
    Celene: Kingdom of the Elves.
    Stonefist: Brutal Barbarian Land.
    Amedio Jungle: Unexplored Jungle Wilderness.
    Geoff: Monster-Threatened Valley.
    Ket: Gateway to the West.
    Sea Barons: Treacherous Pirate Isles.
    Iuz: Empire of a Demon God.
    Duchy of Ulek: Independent Elven Land.
    County of Ulek: Independent Druidic Land.
    Principality of Ulek: Independent Dwarven Land.
    Lendore: Mystical Isolationist Isle.
    Gran March: Watchful Borderland.
    The Pale: Intolerant Theocracy.


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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:46 am  

    Wow! Rasgon makes me think I should acquire a Hat of Disguise and move to the Lendor Isles! Evil Grin
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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:53 pm  

    Cool topic, I can't pass on this...

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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:17 pm  

    I am more interseted in how to distinguish the three barbarian lands, urnst, the baklunish west... :)
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    Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:18 pm  

    Oh and the two nomads :)
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    Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:19 am  

    If you want something conveying the actual mood of the place, maybe something like;

    Celene - Introverted Elven Realm Steeped in Fairie Mysteries.

    Sterich - Hive of Ambitious Petty Nobility Wracked with Internal Strive.

    Stonehold - Cold Harsh Land Where the Strongest Rules.
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    Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:05 am  

    Wolfling wrote:
    If you want something conveying the actual mood of the place, maybe something like;


    Like it very much.
    I'd like to see a few sharp catchphrases that could already spark some ideas just by reading them. Something that explains what the region is all about and what kind of adventures one could set there.
    Celene adventures would be awe inspiring and possibly involve some steps in the forld of faeries or vanishing land. Sterich would include political intrigue and Stonehold would include survival against an harsh environment and even harsher people.
    I'll take it as an exercise in creative writing - few words that tell as much as possible, maybe even stereotipying the traits of a region to make things stand out better.
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    Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:17 am  

    Great thread!

    Keoland: A relatively peaceful all-round kingdom.
    Plains of the Paynims: Prairies and deserts of scattered Berber-style tribes.
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