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George Krashos
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Posted - 13 Mar 2009 :  14:03:34  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

-Krash was the Blue Dragon that is in Ched Nassad get named after you in the 3E Book Underdark?

BRIMSTONE



Yep, it was one of Eric's several in-jokes in "Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark" which was subsequently repeated in the 3E "Underdark" sourcebook. I asked him to make it a bit more subtle by using an anagram like "Karsosh" but you know how stubborn these game designers can be ...

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Markustay
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You mean like the Ancient Ogre-Kingdom of Krashat that existed in Kara-Tur before the arrival of the Shou?

Thats Homebrew, but I've mentioned it so many times over at the WotC boards in various threads (concerning historic K-T) that its become a sort of Psuedo-canon.

I figured Ogre-Magi needed a little K-T love... it only makes sense.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Jakk

Question re: Calimshan lineage: can it be done without tackling Tethyr at the same time, given all the interrelations between the two (thanks mostly to the Shoon dynasty)? The Shoons are my particular point of interest in the Lands of Intrigue (for fairly obvious reasons, I think). Do you have any thoughts on them apart from what we already know from previous publications? Re: the big picture: As Mark says, take your time; it's a big project either way.



Tethyr has been done for years - at least in the format I plan which is the one showcased in GHotR. As for the Shoon, there is a ton of info on them in both LOI and EotSS and I really couldn't think of anything to add. What were you looking for in particular?

-- George Krashos




Re: Tethyr: Got it.

Re: Shoon: Well... now that I look at the two aforementioned sources again (in PDF; *still* don't have my hard copies ), the only thing I can think of is homebrew; in my Realms, Shoon IV succeeded in his bid for lichdom, camouflaging the process in what looked like a catastrophic and fatal magical accident and transporting himself to a prepared lair in the process, where he continued his researches and experimentation in secret, leaving behind just enough information to later inspire Shoon VII and allow him to succeed in the same transformation. Shoon IV has adopted a variety of aliases over the years to maintain the secret of his existence. Should you choose to make that official, some more detail would be nice; that's all I've got. More liches are always better; just ask Larloch.

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.
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Two Shoon Liches is one too many.

Liches are great, but thats just a bit redundant... unless Larloch got ahold of the earlier one and he's one of his minions now (making him just a footnote).

I should really ask Steven what he thinks happened to Shoon VII when the Spellplague hit, now that I think about it - I can't help but feel sorry for that poor Elven Girl trapped inthe Tome of the Unicorn.

I found another Shoon - I think in PftM - who was "just an adventurer". You might be able to tie him to the family somehow.

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George Krashos
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That "Shoon" was also the possessor of 'Shoon's Buckler' as detailed in FR4 The Magister. No doubt, one of many minor players in the Realms that Ed could bring to vivid light if only he had the time ...

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Okay, you've had a month, and I'm going through withdrawel.

I need my 'Krashos fix'.

How 'bout some new lore?

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George Krashos
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A long while ago I started writing up a magic item which drew much from Steven Schend's "Series Magic" DRAGON article and Ed's magic item the "Arm of Valor" from the RoMD boxed set.

On that basis, I present to you the magic item set "Connar's Aegis" which has been written up in a hybrid Magic Item Compendium and 'normal' magic item style. Please note that the spells 'scorch' and 'draconic might' are found in Spell Compendium and that 'scorch' is our old FR friend "Agannazar's Scorcher". Enjoy.

Connar’s Aegis

Shattered helm and sundered shield
Scales awash with fire
With deadly hand and steady eye
He braved the dragon’s ire


Excerpt from the epic poem The Axe and the Dragon
by Elshar “the Shieldskald” Jundeth, son of Orthangh, blood of Maegar, of Karscragg
Year of Last Songs (-248 DR)

The single-handed slaying of the great red wyrm Rithaerosurffel, "the Bane of Sharrven", by King Connar IV of Ammarindar in -2770 DR is reckoned by most dwarven sages as one of the greatest feats in the annals of the Stout Folk. To commemorate this grand achievement, Connar commanded that the hide of the vanquished dragon be fashioned into a mighty suit of armor which subsequently became a part of the royal regalia of the kingdom. The suit was comprised of a red dragonhide scalemail hauberk, a warhelm, a shortsword carved from one of the wyrm’s talons and a spiked buckler made from red dragonhide, adamantine and one of the dragon’s fangs. This ensemble was known to the dwarves as Rornaugharth, but modern sages and loremasters such as Elgrath of Candlekeep have dubbed it Connar's Aegis, and it is this name which is now in common usage.
The fall of Ammarindar in the Year of the Curse (882 DR) saw the defeat of its dwarven armies and the plundering of most of the kingdom's treasures by the demonic hordes of Hellgate Keep. Connar's Aegis is believed to have been worn by Axe Prince Isinghar, son of Queen Helmma, who was slain whilst commanding the northern armies of the realm which were the first to be overwhelmed by the fiends. For this reason Connar's Aegis is sometimes referred to as "Isinghar's Bane". His corpse was stripped on the battlefield and the pieces that made up Connar's Aegis were soon separated and scattered.
Whenever any of the pieces of Connar's Aegis is first brought within 100-feet of another, both pieces glow with a fiery red radiance akin to faerie fire for five minutes (this won't happen again until the two pieces are put further apart, and then moved together again; it doesn't happen continuously when the pieces are touching or worn together).
In his book Moradin's Empty Hands: the Lost Treasures of the Shieldfolk the dwarven loremaster Agamm Eaglecleft of Sundabar, lists the pieces that made up Connar's Aegis and provides much of the known lore regarding this lost heirloom of the Stout Folk. It is through the generosity of Agamm that the following details are presented below:

<< BEGIN SIDEBAR>>
What the Sages Say …
Characters who consult with sages or have the benefit of conducting their own research at such places as Candlekeep, the Vault of Sages or the Herald's Holdfast can gain the following pieces of information about Connar's Aegis by making Knowledge (arcana) or Knowledge (history) checks.
DC 15: The fall of Ammarindar in 882 DR saw great treasures of the dwarves seized by the fiends of Hellgate Keep and the scattering of many others into surrounding lands.
DC 20: In -2770 DR, King Connar IV of Ammarindar slew the mighty red dragon Rithaerosurffel and fashioned a legendary suit of armor from the creature's scaly hide made up of a hauberk, a warhelm, a sword and a spiked buckler. Together, these items became known as Connar's Aegis.
DC 25: The various pieces of Connar's Aegis all exhibit powerful magic but when brought together and worn by the same person, their powers collectively increase.
DC 30: DMs should provide a specific fact or piece of information pertaining to the history, powers or location of one or more of the pieces of Connar's Aegis.
<<END SIDEBAR>>

Collection Benefits
Wearing multiple pieces of Connar’s Aegis grants you vision that can pierce invisibility, wards you from all attacks and also allows you to gain the strength and durability of a dragon for a time.
When you wear the entire Connar’s Aegis the pieces give off a faint heat and radiance. The wearer also appears to have insubstantial, shadowy wings.
2 pieces: Four times per day, you can speak the command word of “Dorgar” and with a standard action gain the effect of a see invisibility spell for 4 minutes.
3 pieces: Three times per day you can speak the command word of “Ardûl” and with a standard action gain damage reduction 10/-. This benefit lasts for 5 rounds.
4 pieces: You can use draconic might (CL 10th) as a standard (command) action twice per day when you utter the command word of “Narlaug”.

Connar’s Aegis Collection Benefits
Pieces Worn Benefit
2 pieces 4/day see invisibility for 4 min
3 pieces 3/day you gain DR 10/- for 5 rounds
4 pieces 2/day draconic might (SC) for 3 min

Auglarn

Auglarn is the most well-known of the pieces that make up Connar's Aegis and is known to humans as the "Dragonheart Armor".
History: With the dread rise of Hellgate Keep, many fortune-chasers throughout the North flocked to plunder this grim fortress given Ascalhorn’s reputation as a city of powerful magic and immense wealth. At that time, the long-dead sage Cthethros described Hellgate Keep as the “most enticing pile of riches to be found north of Candlekeep since the slaying of the great wyrm Narglarashdrano”. The first five winters following the Year of the Curse (882 DR) took a fearsome toll of the foolhardy and the over-zealous ere the cost in lives was deemed to be prohibitive even for that brand of crazed wits known to all as “adventurers”. However several adventuring bands managed to brave the ruins of Ascalhorn and live to tell the tale. Of these, the men of the Blackblades Brotherhood paraded their booty in the city of Mirabar in the summer of the Year of the Tolling Bell (899 DR), much to the ire of the dwarves residing in the city who recognized priceless heirlooms of lost Ammarindar, Auglarn included, and schemed to recover them.
A scant three rides later, the men of the Blackblades Brotherhood were all slain in an ambush at Redstone Knoll located two days ride along the western road leading out of Mirabar. Their slayers, dwarves of the Blackbanner clan led by Hathar, blood of Morinn, trekked north to a hidden clanhold in the foothills of the Spine of the World and Auglarn was subsequently worn from time to time by various clan warriors and champions. Their deeds saw the oldbeards of the clan name Auglarn the “Dragonheart Armor” for its seeming propensity to bestow taleworthy courage and valor upon its wearer.
In the Year of the Reaching Beacon (1042 DR), dwarves of the Blackbanner clan gathered for a rare Dragonmoot seeking to bring low the vicious and wily green dragon Garthmalthataur who laired then in the Lurkwood and may dwell there yet, ancient and terrible. Auglarn was worn by the clan champion Jhaster “Swiftaxe”, son of Mith, in the attack and lost when he and the flower of the Blackbanner clan warriors were slain by the mighty dragon. Of Garthmalthataur, little is known today and loremasters reckon that he resides in the Lurkwood no longer. However they all agree that when the current lair of this viridian wyrm is discovered, Auglarn is very likely to be sitting amidst the heaped treasures of his reputedly vast hoard.
Description: Auglarn is a scalemail hauberk made of layered red dragon scales with a deep crimson hue reinforced by horns and ridges of adamantine. Each scale is engraved with two crossed battle axes and a hammer and anvil, the symbols of the dwarven deities Clanggedin and Moradin respectively.
Effects: Auglarn is +1 red dragonhide scalemail of fire resistance.
Aura/Caster Level: Faint Abjuration; CL 3rd
Construction: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, resist energy, 12,900 gp, 1,000 XP
Price: 25,400 gp
Weight: 30 lb.

Drathaglandar

Drathaglandar is famous in its own right as a weapon of renown and is far less commonly known as one of the pieces that make up Connar's Aegis. It is known to humans as the "Flametalon of Aumar".
History: Following the fall of Ammarindar the orc chieftain Irmgrith is known to have wielded Drathaglandar although how this squat, one-eyed, cunning orc obtained the blade is unknown. While some sages speculate that he may have entered the environs of Hellgate Keep to obtain his prize, most believe that he and his group of orc raiders waylaid and slaughtered a pack of fiends roaming the Delimbiyr Vale to obtain the sword and much other booty. Irmgrith fell to the adventuring band known as the Company of the Icedrake in the Year of the Raised Sword (893 DR) and they took Drathaglandar to Silverymoon where they exchanged the blade for training with the famed swordmaster and often-time mercenary leader Haerthild Latarn.
Haerthild kept the blade in his possession until in his dotage he gifted Drathaglandar to the city and High Mage Threskaal for lodgings and care in his advancing years. The blade remained in the city’s armories for centuries until it was bestowed upon Aumar Norshald by High Mage Orjalun when he was proclaimed Silverymoon’s newest War Captain and entrusted with the command of Citadel Felbarr. The valiant Aumar wielded Drathaglandar valiantly in his neverending battles with the orcs of the mountains and in time the blade became named for him and its blazing puissance.
The fall of Citadel Felbarr in the Year of the Dark Dawn (1104 DR) saw Drathaglandar lost to the reckoning of humans and dwarves. It most probably lies in some mountain orc cache or is lost in the trackless ravines of the northern mountains, for no tales or descriptions of anyone wielding the sword have come out of the environs of the North since that dark day. The weapon’s fate remains a mystery that only the brave or the lucky are likely to unravel.
Description: Drathaglandar is a shortsword constructed from carved dragon talon set in a crossguard, haft and pommel of forged adamantine. The haft is wrapped with red dragonscale and the pommel holds a brilliant cut fire opal.
Effects: Drathaglandar is a +1 flaming burst shortsword.
Aura/Caster Level: Strong Conjuration; CL 12th
Construction: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, flame blade, flame strike or fireball, 12,500 gp, 1,000 XP
Price: 25,000 gp
Weight: 2 lb.

Haratholdokh

Haratholdokh is the most recognizable of the pieces that make up Connar's Aegis and is known to humans as the "Burning Bassinet".
History: First mentioned, almost in passing, by the famed bard Mintiper Moonsilver in discussions with the sage Operth of Silverymoon as one of a number of the treasures that he had examined and identified during his perilous expedition through the bowels of Hellgate Keep, Haratholdokh is an item that has only recently come out of the depths of this ruined city.
With the destruction of Hellgate Keep in the Year of the Gauntlet (1369 DR) the ruins of Hellgate Keep once again saw an influx of eager adventurers that mirrored the time that followed the fall of Ascalhorn centuries before. A Harper-sponsored group of adventurers known as The Harp Held High managed to avoid the treant guardians of Turlang and braved the ruins in the Year of Wild Magic (1372 DR), returning to Loudwater with various treasures, including Haratholdokh. The Harp Held High ventured forth for Berdusk that same season but they never found the succor of Twilight Hall.
Attacked on the fringes of the Serpent Hills and routed by bandits, the company scattered and the warrior Khenar of the Scarlet Edge fled south and disappeared somewhere along the twisting eddies of the Serpent’s Tail Stream. Citizens of Loudwater had reported Haratholdokh as being in his possession and it is possible that Khenar survived his ordeal and has unobtrusively gone on to undertake further activities in the service of the Harpers. It is more likely however that he fell afoul of the serpentfolk that infest the region and met his demise at their hands. As such, Haratholdokh likely lies among the treasures of Ebarnaje, ruler of Najara, but no brave soul has braved his twisting demesne to confirm whether the “Burning Bassinet” lies amidst the King of Serpent’s coils.
Description: Haratholdokh is an adamantine full-face war helm shaped like the head of a stylized red dragon with red dragonscale inlay. The helm’s two dragon eyes are both rubies.
Effects: Haratholdokh is a helm that allows the wearer to use scorch (CL 10th) as a standard (command) action three times per day when they utter the command word “Gornthak”. The jet of flame bursts from the open maw of the helm’s dragon head.
Aura/Caster Level: Faint Evocation; CL 3rd
Construction: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, scorch, 20,000 gp, 1,600 XP
Price: 40,000 gp
Weight: 5 lb.

Issbarak

Issbarak is mentioned in many tavern tales and trail stories of the North, although few sages know that it is part of Connar's Aegis. This spiked buckler is also known as "Turbaern’s Tooth" for one of its most famous wielders.
History: The fall of Ascalhorn saw many wizards of that city enslaved by the rampaging demons and used as battle fodder when the fiends began to march against surrounding regions. The most notorious of these “slave mages” was one Fildorn “the Shackled” who fought with the vanguard of the horde of fiends that overwhelmed Ammarindar. Fildorn did not long remain in the service of his fiendish masters and through use of his Art managed to escape the spell thrall that controlled him, fleeing north and west to Illusk with a swag of riches purloined from the ruined city of his birth, including Issbarak.
Fildorn was slain in the Year of the Empty Hand (896 DR) by the bloodthirsty Magister of Mystra, Jonsryn Daerathal, and his tower and belongings were quickly seized by greedy rivals and opportunistic thieves, chiefly the rogue Nithil of the Five Blades. Nithil is known to have sold Issbarak to the warrior Boldraggar of Neverwinter and over the ensuing centuries the shield had a score or more owners as it changed hands “the hard way”.
Issbarak’s last and most famous known owner was the dwarf battlemaster Turbaern Steelhelm of Sundabar. A former member of the Bloodaxe mercenary company, Turbaern wielded Issbarak for over thirty winters until it was stolen from him by thieves unknown in the Year of the Rogue Dragons (1373 DR) after he was laid low by blacktongue fever in the village of Yartar. Turbaern seeks the shield still and has parted with good coin to various people throughout the Dessarin Valley to send word to him should the shield re-appear. When that day arrives, the grim Turbaern will come looking for it.
Description: Issbarak is a spiked buckler made of layered red dragon scales over an adamantine frame sporting a wickedly sharp spike of carved and shaped dragontooth.
Effects: Issbarak is +1 heavy spiked shield of spell resistance (SR 13).
Aura/Caster Level: Strong Abjuration; CL 15th
Construction: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, spell resistance, 11,250 gp, 900 XP
Price: 22,500 gp
Weight: 20 lb.

-- George Krashos

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Edited by - George Krashos on 09 May 2009 17:43:33
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The Sage
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I love the lore and historical tidbits you've dropped into this material Krash.

Great stuff!

[And, so long as you don't mind, I'll be including it in the "Secrets of the Sages" compilation for Candlekeep]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I love the lore and historical tidbits you've dropped into this material Krash.

Great stuff!
Seconded.

I thought I'd have to go through a 'Krash-detox', but you came through.

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George Krashos
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I love the lore and historical tidbits you've dropped into this material Krash.

Great stuff!

[And, so long as you don't mind, I'll be including it in the "Secrets of the Sages" compilation for Candlekeep]



Thanks Sage. Of course, you've missed the reference that will (in a small way) make you live forever in the FR firmament. Read the write-up of Haratholdokh a bit more carefully.

-- George Krashos

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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Thanks Sage. Of course, you've missed the reference that will (in a small way) make you live forever in the FR firmament. Read the write-up of Haratholdokh a bit more carefully.


The funny thing is, I didn't actually miss it. I just didn't realise it was about me. I even went so far as to search for previous lore about Operth so that I could compile it into my "music PDF" that features practically each and every reference about music, bards, and other brief bits on the musical trends of the Realms.

Anyways, you've my great and heartfelt thanks, George. That's awesome. And I'm based in Silverymoon. Fantastic!

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Sage Operth? Heh, that's cute.

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So we can assume that is Sage's real name, or some derivation there of?

Thats what I would call a VERY 'inside joke'.

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quote:
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So we can assume that is Sage's real name, or some derivation there of?

Thats what I would call a VERY 'inside joke'.



He used to call himself the Sage of Perth.

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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

So we can assume that is Sage's real name, or some derivation there of?

Thats what I would call a VERY 'inside joke'.

What Wooly said.

Basically, when I first arrived at Candlekeep, I was known as the "Sage of Perth" because I was largely the only Australian here. And, it helped also that I had a small hamlet named Perth in my Realms [just south of Cloak Wood, which was the initial setting for a lot of my original fiction for the campaigns I ran back in the late 80's.] Perth was also the temporary home for Rastromo Meradoc, the most famous of my Realms NPCs, and the REAL Sage of Perth -- which I borrowed for my username here.

Eventually though, I asked Alaundo to drop the "of Perth" part of my name and just kept it as "The Sage." If you search through some of the oldest scrolls here at Candlekeep, you'll see the older name used in quotes and stuff.

[Though, I am kinda surprised Krash remembered this. You've got quite a memory there, my friend. ]

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Heh.

Even Candlekeep has its own 'lore'.

I'm too boring too come up with intersting screenames - I always use Markustay, on every site.

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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Heh.

Even Candlekeep has its own 'lore'.

I'm too boring too come up with intersting screenames - I always use Markustay, on every site.



Well, I personally chose an obscure Spelljammer reference... I picked it because it was obscure, and because the concept behind it is so ridiculous.

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I had a Spelljammer NPC gnome who was obsessed with finding and slaying Wooly Rupert- the gnome, 'Baha' was searching for the "Great white Hamster what sunk me old 'Jammer and took me leg to the phlogiston-y...phlogiston". In his great ship Melville, he and his crusty crew braved wildspace time and time again in search of the Devil-Rodent. The PCs mostly dealt with his cabin-boy, Ish, though his 'Chief Harpoonista-ist' Quegquee saved the party's bacon once.
And with all that heavy-handedness, the players never got the reference...*sigh*
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread! (Sorry to hijack, Sage and George!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Knight of the Gate

I had a Spelljammer NPC gnome who was obsessed with finding and slaying Wooly Rupert- the gnome, 'Baha' was searching for the "Great white Hamster what sunk me old 'Jammer and took me leg to the phlogiston-y...phlogiston". In his great ship Melville, he and his crusty crew braved wildspace time and time again in search of the Devil-Rodent. The PCs mostly dealt with his cabin-boy, Ish, though his 'Chief Harpoonista-ist' Quegquee saved the party's bacon once.
And with all that heavy-handedness, the players never got the reference...*sigh*
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread! (Sorry to hijack, Sage and George!)




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Found this scroll floating in the ether:-
quote:
Originally posted by Snowblood

Dear George

As the infinite font of historical lore do you know where I can find information on the history and doings of the city of Myth Glaurach??? I have Mintipers Chapbook, and the Last Mythal series, but do you have any other suggestions?

Cheers

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Edited by - The Sage on 09 Jun 2009 09:05:10
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Posted - 09 Jun 2009 :  13:31:28  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Two Shoon Liches is one too many.

Liches are great, but thats just a bit redundant... unless Larloch got ahold of the earlier one and he's one of his minions now (making him just a footnote).

I should really ask Steven what he thinks happened to Shoon VII when the Spellplague hit, now that I think about it - I can't help but feel sorry for that poor Elven Girl trapped inthe Tome of the Unicorn.

I found another Shoon - I think in PftM - who was "just an adventurer". You might be able to tie him to the family somehow.



Did you also count the infamous Krashoon? (seriously, I *must* use that name now in my campaign... the next adventure will include a spectral wizard, so maybe he will become Krashoon the Ghost Wizard!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Two Shoon Liches is one too many.

Liches are great, but thats just a bit redundant... unless Larloch got ahold of the earlier one and he's one of his minions now (making him just a footnote).

I should really ask Steven what he thinks happened to Shoon VII when the Spellplague hit, now that I think about it - I can't help but feel sorry for that poor Elven Girl trapped inthe Tome of the Unicorn.

I found another Shoon - I think in PftM - who was "just an adventurer". You might be able to tie him to the family somehow.



Did you also count the infamous Krashoon? (seriously, I *must* use that name now in my campaign... the next adventure will include a spectral wizard, so maybe he will become Krashoon the Ghost Wizard!)



Krashoon?

Does this just sound like one of Jack Kirby's strange sound effects drawn out? Seriously--I can see this in explosive letters as Ben Grimm is launched toward the reader from the fists of a Power-Cosmic enhanced Dr. Doom....

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I believe he was the father of Jameshoon, the self-styled "eater of worlds" - a rather infamous Planeswalker of some renown.



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Posted - 10 Jun 2009 :  00:30:42  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Found this scroll floating in the ether:-
quote:
Originally posted by Snowblood

Dear George

As the infinite font of historical lore do you know where I can find information on the history and doings of the city of Myth Glaurach??? I have Mintipers Chapbook, and the Last Mythal series, but do you have any other suggestions?

Cheers




Hmm, I gave this question a response on its own thread - well, the short correct one of "nope". But then I've thought that the response is hardly useful. I'll check with Ed re anything he might have floating re Myth Glaurach and ... make some 'stuff' up and see what we can do to give Myth Glaurach a bit more padding.

-- George Krashos

P.S. I realised that Ed sent me an e-mail last year regarding the genesis of the Man-Shoon nomenclature after one of my or Eric's queries. A HD crash put paid to that. He'll still have it so I'll ask for a re-send and try and get the information. I thought the scribes here might be interested in it given that it did mention Manshoon's sister ...

Manshoon having an old ancestor named Krashoon sounds pretty good to me though!

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Posted - 10 Jun 2009 :  01:33:39  Show Profile  Visit Dart Ambermoon's Homepage Send Dart Ambermoon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Manshoon´s sister?
Now that´s...interesting...to say the least.

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