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coach
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Posted - 28 May 2012 :  06:31:25  Show Profile Send coach a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
years ago I had compiled an outline of each and every canon instance of the Bloodstone Lands/Cold Lands in all Forgotten Realms products from 1987-present

it took me a couple of years to compile, and the idea was to make an online PDF 3rd edition sourcebook in the same vein as the official Mysteries of the Moonsea, Cormyr, Waterdeep, etc for the Cold Lands region. I ended up with over 100 microsoft word pages in the outline (over 1MB text only lol).

of course then we had the 100-year Flash Forward, and i lost the heart to continue

I don't know what WotC has in store for 5e Forgotten Realms ... but with the pre-spellplague interest still being so high on most forgotten realms websites I have the interest again in completing what I started

anyways, i have writing background and have the research completed, what i dont have is ANY mapping/photoshop/artistic skills and was wondering if anyone here is both interested in this region and can add those extra skills and even help with the rest of the project

we can collaborate the PDF over the cloud, preferably google drive

the areas in my canon outline are Damara, Vaasa, The Galenas, The Great Glacier, Narfell, Sossal, and the underdark region below these areas

first question, what do i have to do to make this legally (no cease and desist, even though it is of content no longer recognized as the right timeline officially, and will not be used for profit)?

and secondly would anyone be interested in helping?

and thirdly is General Forgotten Realms Chat the right forum for this post?

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Edited by - coach on 28 May 2012 06:34:20

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I'd need to know a little more about what you'd require of potential collaborators, before I committ to something like this.

It's just that my time is limited. And while I'm certainly intrigued by your proposal, I don't want to let you down with my lousy attempts at keeping to deadlines and such.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I'd need to know a little more about what you'd require of potential collaborators, before I committ to something like this.

It's just that my time is limited. And while I'm certainly intrigued by your proposal, I don't want to let you down with my lousy attempts at keeping to deadlines and such.



Indeed. Even if time travel was involved, the Sage still wouldn't meet his deadlines!

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Hmmm..

I ran most of my campaigns in the bloodstone lands. All my stuff is my own though not canon. What exactly do you need?


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I had a decent map of that entire region, placing all the 1e/2e terrain and features onto the 3e map, but thats gone now. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I never posted any maps of that region.

THIS was a WIP, and barely shows any of what you want, and THIS is the canon map stripped bare for that entire region. Damn shame I lost my 3e Sossal - that was a PitA.

You might also find some useful material in the Northern Journey logs kept here at the keep.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I'd need to know a little more about what you'd require of potential collaborators, before I committ to something like this.

It's just that my time is limited. And while I'm certainly intrigued by your proposal, I don't want to let you down with my lousy attempts at keeping to deadlines and such.



Indeed. Even if time travel was involved, the Sage still wouldn't meet his deadlines!
He's counting on time being circular, so he can be early in the next universe.

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So when did I stop being a SageTime Lord, and instead become Galactus?

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quote:
Originally posted by coach



of course then we had the 100-year Flash Forward, and i lost the heart to continue

I don't know what WotC has in store for 5e Forgotten Realms ... but with the pre-spellplague interest still being so high on most forgotten realms websites I have the interest again in completing what I started




Well, according to the designers, they're going to give the Realms the fans want. They're quoted as saying no matter what era that is. So, considering the majority want pre-Spellplague material, you can expect more pre-Spellplage Realms via 5E...at least that is my biggest hope to come out of 5E.
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Of course everybody's time is limited. But I can help to ensure that Bob's "The Sellswords" Bloodstone-related material is well represented.

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coach
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I'd need to know a little more about what you'd require of potential collaborators, before I committ to something like this.

It's just that my time is limited. And while I'm certainly intrigued by your proposal, I don't want to let you down with my lousy attempts at keeping to deadlines and such.



quote:
Originally posted by Mournblade

Hmmm..

I ran most of my campaigns in the bloodstone lands. All my stuff is my own though not canon. What exactly do you need?



probably my needs will be varied over the time of the project but the basics are:

1) MAPS - I'm awful with maps/photoshop/etc ... but i feel they are one of THE top items in sourcebooks. They bring a sense of completion and immersion to the writing and are my top priority to get right. But, I can't even begin to help with this part of project other than providing the 100% canon areas to the cartographer

2) STATBLOCKS - I was raised on 1e/2e ... so even though I could statblock 3.5e NPCs and unique creatures, it is very tedious work for me because I have to go step by step and look most of the info up. So I would love to have someone who both has a 3.5e background and happens to enjoy statblocking to tackle this. Good news about this part is that there are iconic/epic characters to tackle and so would be challenging not boring

3) ART - same weaknesses in the Map dept I have here. So someone who could design graphic art of the NPCs/monsters/nature/etc of the area would be awesome.

4) PDFs - I have no experience creating PDF documents which I'm guessing is the best bet for this project.

5) WRITERS - With a project this immense, If I tackled all of the writing it would take 5 years instead of 18months. And so especially (for example Markus and Sossal) if some of you have an affinity for one of the areas (or even locales within the areas) I would have no problem turning it completely over to you to write away.

6) MISCELLANEOUS - whatever else comes up for example a legal person making sure we aren't breaking any

ok coach so you need all that what actually are you bringing to the table LOL? ... well like I said in the OP, I took EVERY FR product* and gleaned EVERY Cold Lands reference and placed all of that info in a 100+ page outline with cited source for each outline entry. That took many years to do.

I own bloodstonelands.com and will provide the funding to host the project

* I may need to check/recheck FR products after I actually shelved this project, some items may have slipped through

My goal is to be done in a year to a year and a half. I would like the sourcebook to be in the same vein as the other 3.5 sourcebooks with a mega-adventure (adventure path if you will) either integrated within or attached

as an example for whoever was interested in helping with the art, we could just collaborate on a step by step basis with the first step being take one of those 3.5e sourcbook covers as a template and using the same font change the wording to The Bloodstone Lands and swapping out the picture

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coach
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here is an excerpt from the outline (this is the smallest region with the smallest amount of canon info so multiply accordingly and you have the extent of the other areas)

i imagine this will get garbled up by the copy/paste but you'll at least see the scope

VI. SOSSAL
A. Locales/Cities
1. The Ice Kingdom of Dareth [vanished dwarven realm] (FR11 p54-55) (DD p116)
a. Mountains of (FR11 p54-55) (DD p116) (GHotR p31,33,47,49)
b. Hoarfaern [white dragon realm w/ bestial servants] (DD p116) (FR11 p54-55) (RoF p34)
c. Mt. Sundabar (FR11 p55)
d. The Aerie of the Snow Eagles [on Mt Sundabar] (DD p116) (RoF p31) (PGtF p21) (DotR p35)
e. Dareth citadel [ruins] (FR11 p55)
f. Heroes’ Height (FR11 p55)
2. Naupau [trade city on Great Ice Sea] (Horde vol.1 p15, vol.2 p88)
a. Sossarhim [name given to humans who live here] (Horde vol.2 p88) (CotR p80)
b. Empire of Raumathar extended here (Horde vol.1 p19) (Horde AnFcient Empire map) (RoF p99)
3. Sundice (FR11 p64)
4. Hoarbridge (FR11 p54)
5. Ushar Mountains (GG map)
6. Ironspring Grove (Ruin p2)
a. Sacred druid grove in Western Sossal (Ruin p2)
B. Factions/NPCs
1. Winged Father Aquilan Greatspan, [avariel] (DD p116)
2. Men of the Red Kestrel [adventuring band] (FR11 p64)
3. Eldaerim [sponsors adventurers] (FR11 p64)
4. Anothaer [mage] (FR11 p64)
a. Maintains a magical sending service to communicate with other mages across Faerun (FR11 p64)
5. Dabron Sashenstar [fighter 9] (GTotR p118) (SotR p42)
a. Explorer and trader, believed lost to an attack by Tuigan raiders (GTotR p118)
b. Mapped trade route across the Great Glacier to Sossal (SotR p42)
6. Stival Chergoba [ranger of Mielekki] (Ruin p1-11, 154,196-199,248-254)
a. White dragon hunter (Ruin p1)
b. Wears bearskin cloak, has gray eyes, armor made of white dragon scales (Ruin p1)
7. Madislak Pemsk [high druid of Mielekki] [deceased] (Ruin p1, 9-11,244)
a. Leader of coven of 13 druids, stooped old man, blotchy skin, bald, ratty brown robe (Ruin p9-11)
b. Killed by Zethrindor, a white dracolich (Ruin)
8. Natali Dormetsk [female archer] (Ruin p154,222,248-254)
a. Owl wildshape ability (Ruin p154,222)
b. Stress in battle sometimes makes features of her wildshape appear (Ruin p222)
9. Gant [warrior] (Ruin p232-233)
10. King Orloebar Snowbeard [deceased] (GHotR p31) Established the Kingdom of Dareth in -2642
11. Soss [warrior - deceased] (GHotR p33,35) led explorers from Rashemen to trade with the dwarves of Dareth, settled the valleys Armridge Mountains and founded the lands now known as Sossal and over time became known as the Sossrim
12. Embryn Shatteredshield [deceased] dwarven king at the Dareth citadel on Mt Sundabar (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
13. Ylaethar the Bear [deceased] King of Sossal founded in 331DR (GHotR p71)
14. Londraeth [deceased] King of Sossal in 991 - leads the warriors of Sossal in vanquishing demon hordes (GHotR p113)
15. Thelessar [deceased] Last King of Sossal (GHotR p135)
a. Killed by his twin sons Norlith and Baldraeth, who are then subsequently banished from Sossal by the druid Circle of the Frozen Sun (GHotR p135)
16. Ulthorkh [deceased] former Great Druid of Sossal (GHotR p135)
17. Circle of the Frozen Sun [druid conclave in Sossal] (GHotR p135) Sossal is led by the druid conclave
C. Geography/Climate
1. Mountains of Dareth (DD p116) (FR11 p54-55)
a. Divide the Great Glacier from the Great Ice Sea (FR11 p54)
b. Hoarfaern in northern part of range (FR11 p55)
c. Also called the Peaks of Cold Death to humans because of white dragons (FR11 p55)
2. Mt. Sundabar [in Dareth range] (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
a. Named after dwarven city from where the dwarven rescuers originated (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
b. Dareth citadel [ruins] (FR11 p55)
c. Aerie of the Snow Eagles (DD p116) (RoF p31 has in Icerim Mountains) (DotR p35)
d. Miniature jungle environment inside with a tropical clime (RoF p31-34) (DD p116)
3. Heroes’ Height (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
4. Armridge (FR11 p55)
a. Armridge Mountains (GHotR p33,50)
5. Icerim Mountains (PGtF p28) (UE p17-18,130,189)
6. Rumored ‘warm’ lands surrounded by volcanoes can be found far north of the Icerim Mountains (UE p189)
7. Great Ice Sea forms eastern border (UE p189) (Horde) (FRA p7)
a. Sossar Bay (GHotR p116) (FRA p7)
8. Northern Lights (Ruin p1)
a. Green and purple lights seen in northern skies (Ruin p1)
9. Either shamans/druids or some other magic keep the land free of the spread of the Great Glacier (GTotR p118) (CotR p80) or caused it? (CotR p80)
D. Politics/Laws
1. White Dragons seek to destroy any threats to their realm (RoF p34) (GHotR p49)
a. Employ magical items of great force and unknown elder origin (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
b. Fought against dwarves in the past, humans and avariels now (FR11 p55) (DD p116) (RoF p34) (GHotR p49)
c. Sheared off the peak of Mt. Sundabar where the Dareth clan of dwarves had a citadel (FR11 p55) (DD p116) (GHotR p49)
d. Also fought a great battle with the dwarves at Heroes’ Height (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
2. Avariels have sent diplomats into surrounding human nations (RoF p34) (DotR p35)
3. Sossrim have good relations with Rashemen (RoF p101)
4. To Sossrim, all dragons are bad (Ruin p156-157,161)
5. Sossal once a monarchy (RtR p18) now a druid-led theocracy
a. King was called an Ornath (GHotR p71)
b. Now led by druid conclave called the Circle of the Frozen Sun (GHotR p135)
E. Economics/Trade
1. Sossal maintains trading outposts on the Great Ice Sea (Horde vol.1 p61, vol.2 p88)
2. Naupau maintains a sizable fleet on the Great Ice Sea (Horde vol.2 p88)
a. Naupau located on Sossar Bay (FRA p7)
3. Sossal trade ships have been seen in Calimshan, their captains are suspected to know secret shipping lanes through the ice of the Great Ice Sea (Horde vol.2 p88) (FRCS p231)
4. Naupau merchants buy tin from Herlinga dwarves (Horde vol.1 54)
5. Exports: Furs, seal meat, gold, fine wooden furniture (FRCS p111)
6. Imports: Weapons, silver, meats (FRCS p111)
7. Trade takes place in foreign lands, mostly in Damara
8. Sossar furniture brings premium prices (FRCS p111)
9. Mountains of Dareth hold rich veins of metal-bearing ores (FR11 p 54)
10. Humans and Dareth dwarves traded at Hoarbridge (FR11 p54)
11. Humans hunt and cut lumber (FR11 p55)
12. Avariel glassblowing is renowned (RoF p34)
13. Sossrim traders rarely seen elsewhere in Faerun other than Vaasa, and northern reaches of Damara, Narfell, and Rashemi (RoF p108)
14. Crowberry Wine (Ruin p154)
15. Trade is somewhat stagnant due to the ever present threat of a Tuigan raid on trade caravans (GTotR p118)
F. Demographics
1. Avariels (DD p114-118) (Dragon #233 p15-22) (RoF p31-34) (PGtF p23) (DotR p35-36)
a. +4 Dexterity, -2 Constitution, +2 Intelligence, +2 Wisdom (RoF p32)
b. Level adjustment +3 (RoF p32)
c. Favor transmutation and conjuration magic (RoF p33)
d. Experimenting with Divination magics to find lost or well-hidden Avariels (RoF p33)
e. Invented Wings of Flying and possibly Winged Boots (RoF p33)
f. Use glass where other races use metal, stone, and wood – have mastered glassteel (RoF p34) (DotR p35-36)
g. Ranged weaponry is preferred and mithril armor (RoF p34) usually wear no armor (DotR p35) weapons made from glass or obsidian (DotR p35)
h. Keep arrowhawks, griffons, and hippogriffs as guards of Aerie (RoF p34)
i. Languages: Common, Elven, Auran, Damaran, Draconic, Giant, Rashemi, Tuigan, Sylvan (RoF p34) (PGtF p23)
j. Feats: Artist, Education, Mind Over Body, Rapid Flight, Strong Soul, (RoF p34) Fearless (PGtF p23) Skills and proficiencies (DotR p35)
k. Creation of Glassteel (CoV p65)
l. Average 5’9” tall with 12’ to 18’ wingspans (DotR p35)
m. Wing colors - white, gray, maroon, black, speckled; Skin and eye colors are much the same as moon or gold elves; Majority have white or black hair (DotR p35)
n. In addition to normal elven abilities, avariel also have eyesight 100 times better than normal (DotR p35-36)
o. Hunted by Red Wizards of Thay and by giants for their wings (DotR p36)
2. White Dragons (DD p116) (FR11 p54-55) (UE p130,189) (Ruin p1) (GHotR p49)
3. Elves (Horde vol.2 p93-94)
4. Shield Dwarves [red-bearded] (Horde vol.1 p54) (UE p8)
a. Dwarven lorefinders (DotR p52-53) search for lost halls of Dareth
5. Arctic Dwarves (RoF p9-11)
a. Along the shore of the Great Ice Sea (RoF p9)
6. Humans: ethnic breakdown: Sossrim 93%, Nar 5%, Ulutian 2% (RoF p111) (GTotR p117-118) (Ruin p2)
a. Sossrim have natural druidic powers (FRCS p111) many can wildshape and do so to scout enemies (Ruin p105-106,154) very adept at camouflage in snow environment (GTotR p117) (CotR p80)
b. Sculpt wooden furniture with their minds (FRCS p111)
c. Snow white skin, silver white hair (WaR p55) (GTotR p117) (CotR p80) ice blue eyes, moon-blonde hair (WaP p 41,42) (RoF p108) (GTotR p117) (Ruin p2,160) (CotR p80)
d. Wear polar bear furs with intact head as a headcover (WaR p55) (Ruin p1) dress in all white clothing (GTotR p117) (Ruin p160) (CotR p80) some wear white dragonscale armor (Ruin p161)
e. Businesslike, direct and to-the-point demeanor (WaR p56)
f. Fanatically hate white dragons, and don’t consider any dragons “good” (WaP p42) (Ruin p156-157,161) been at war with white dragons for as long as anyone can remember (Ruin p2) most attacks ever in 1373 (Ruin p2)
g. Marry and have children at young age (WaP p43)
h. Vulnerable to heat/fire based attacks (WaP p44)
i. Dialect of common called Skaevrym, and speak Damaran (FRCS p85) (RoF p108,111)
j. Use Dethek alphabet (RoF p108,111)
k. Complete adaptation to arctic environment (RoF p108)
j. Height and weight (PGtF p32)
l. People known as 'Sossarhim' (CotR p80)
7. Drow are rumored to inhabit the underdark below the Icerim Mountains (UE p8)
G. Flora/Fauna/Monsters
1. Sosser [horse breed] (Horde – loose stat sheet) (CoV p156)
a. Resistant to cold environs (CoV p156)
2. Ghost Rothe (FRCS p314)
3. High Rothe (FRCS p314)
4. Giant Eagles (RoF p34)
a. Allies of Avariel – inhabit same places (RoF p34)
5. Taer (PGtF p28,30) (UE p9,14-15,41, 72-74,130,189)
a. Bands of taer found in Icerim Mountains (PGtF p28) (UE p14-15,41, 72- 74,130,189)
b. Automatic Languages [Icerim taer]: Common,Giant; Bonus: Auran, Damaran, Dwarven, Rashemi, Tuigan (PGtF p30) (UE p41)
c. Regional Feats [Icerim taer]: Battle Jump, Bullheaded, Survivor (PGtF p30) (UE p41,42)
d. Favored class: Barbarian, some druids and rangers (UE p9,41)
e. Attributes: +4 Str, +2 Con, -4 Int, -2 Cha (UE p9)
6. Frost Giants inhabit the Icerim Mountains (UE p48,130,189)
7. Frost worms [Icerim Mountains] (UE p130,189)
8. Encounter tables for the Icerim Mountains (UE p91)
9. Mar-zhugal [demon/troll hybrid] [Icerim] (UE p79,91,116)
10. Ice Trolls [Icerim] (UE p78-79,91)
11. Fell Trolls [Icerim] (UE p77-78,91)
12. Bheur [ice hag] [Icerim] (UE p91)
13. Thomil [Icerim] (UE p91)
14. Blue-leaf Tree (Ruin p3)
H. Dieties/Temples
1. Aerdrie Faenya (DD p114-118) (RoF p31-34) (PGtF p23) (DDaD p10) (Ruin p201)
a. The Aerie of the Snow Eagles (DD p116) (RoF p31)
b. Led for 500 years by Aguilan Greatspan [fighter/cleric/divine disciple/hierophant 4/12/5/1] (DD p116) (RoF p31)
c. Avariel are deeply religious (RoF p33)
d. Sacred animals are tressrym, birds, and swarms (DDaD p10)
e. Sacred monsters are aarakocras, aasimar, air elementals, androsphinxes, avoral celestials, cloud giants, djinn, griffons, hippogriffs, lammasus, lillends, pegasi, pixies, silver dragons, and storm giants (DDaD p10)
f. Sacred gems/precious metals are hornbill ivory, sapphire and turquoise (DDaD p10)
g. Sacred color is sky blue (DDaD p10)
h. Other manifestations are strong winds, rainshowers, and storms (DDaD p10)
2. Auril (RoF p108) (PGtF p30) (DDaD p10)
a. Sossrim worship a benign aspect (RoF p108)
b. Taer (PGtF p30) (UE p14-15)
3. Loviatar (PGtF p30)
a. Taer (PGtF p30) (UE p14-15)
4. Taer also worship deities from the giant pantheon: Grolantor and Thrym (UE p14- 15)
5. Mielekki (Ruin p5,9-11,108)
a. Worshipped by the druids and rangers of Sossal (Ruin p5,9-11)
6. Lathander (Ruin p185)
a. Sossrim honor Lathander (Ruin p185)
I. Classes
1. Wizards (WaR p54-56)
a. Uses nature as energy souce (WaR p56)
b. Shapechangers (WaR p56)
c. Vulnerable to fire/heat damage (WaR p56)
d. Any armor they wear is painted white (WaP p42)
e. Camoflauge themselves by dropping in snow (WaR p54-56) (WaP p43)
2. Fighters (WaP p41-44) can affect weather on a large scale, cursed Sossal with a fierce premature winter preceding the War in 1373 (Ruin p106)
a. Unparalleled in arctic survival and cold-weather combat (WaP p41)
b. Muscular build (WaP p42)
c. Slow to laugh, slow to trust – “As cold as the snow that hides them” (WaP p42)
d. Cold-hearted pragmatists (WaP p42)
e. Bonuses to any roll involving cold or dragons (WaP p43)
f. Have natural “pass without trace” ability (WaP p43)
g. Must slay a white dragon to become a respected warrior (WaP p44)
3. Fighters, rangers, bladesingers, wizards, multi-class clerics and Clerics [avariels] (RoF p31-34)
4. Runecasters [frost giant] (UE p48)
5. Druids (Ruin p1-11,108) (GHotR p135)
a. Groups of druids called ‘covens’ in Sossal (Ruin p1) or 'conclaves' (GHotR p135)
b. Ironspring Grove one location of worship in Western Sossal (Ruin p2)
c. Druidic worship dominates divine classes in Sossal (Ruin p195)
d. Druidic promises: “Swear by the oak and the unicorn’s horn” (Ruin p238) “By the unicorn” (Ruin p248)
e. Lead the nation (GHotR p135)
6. Clerics (Ruin p195)
a. Rare (Ruin p195)
7. Rogues [Lorefinders, dwarven] (DotR p52-53)
J. Canon Plots/Adventures
1. Auril vs. Aerdrie Faenya (DD p114)
2. Finding ancient Dareth dwarven metalwork artifacts (FR11 p54-55,64) (DotR p52)
3. Discover the reasons that the Ice Kingdom vanished (FR11 p54-55)
a. War with the white dragon realm Hoarfaern (FR11 p54-55) (DD p116) (GHotR p47,49)
b. Traded with Sossrim for years then one spring “came no more” (FR11 p54-55)
4. Finding ancient Dareth mines (FR11 p54-55) (DotR p52-53)
5. White dragons at war with Avariels
K. Miscellaneous
1. Marriage is matrilineal (Ed Greenwood post on candlekeep.com)
2. Sossrim is given name of people who reside in Sossal (Poly #74, Greenwood)
3. Sossar is given name of items that are made in Sossal (Poly #74, Greenwood)
4. Great Ice Sea [also called Yal Tengri] (Horde) (UE p189)
a. Forms eastern border of Sossal (Horde)
5. Sossrim perform “mercy killings” on injured and infirmed (WaP p42)
6. Rumors of skyships (Dragon #124 p.18-20)
7. First King of Dareth was Orloebar Snowbeard (FR11 p54) (GHotR p31)
8. Embryn Shatteredshield - King at the Dareth citadel on Mt Sundabar (FR11 p55) (GHotR p49)
9. Ice Kingdom of Dareth was founded 4000 years ago, settled by dwarves from Mulhorand and Unther (FR11 p54) (GHotR p31)
10. Dareth clan – “Sign of the Realm” rune is a row of three mountain peaks with a stone hammer, head to the right, horizontal above them, almost unknown today (FR11 p55)
11. Dareth dwarven metalworks are of exquisite design (FR11 p64)
12. Sossrim mercenaries fought in the armies of Mulhorand during the Orcgate Wars (RoF p108)
13. Briefly fell under Raumathar sway at height of its empire but mainly been isolated and independent (RoF p108)
14. Sossrim fought a war against the Ice Queen and an army of white dragons in 1373 (Ruin p1-11, 105-111, 154-161,192-199,203-210,220-253)
15. Sossal was once led by monarchs (RtR p17)
16. Kingdom was founded as a settlement of Rashemi traders in -2320DR led by the warrior Soss (GHotR p33)
17. With help from the kingdom of Raumathar, Sossrim defeat an invasion of frost giants led by Orbrud of the Pines (GHotR p50)


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Posted - 30 May 2012 :  19:19:08  Show Profile Send coach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
^ is 7 pages (Damara's is 41 :o )

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Posted - 30 Oct 2013 :  09:05:38  Show Profile Send Dewaint a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Coach,

stumbled on this great summary of yours during my own researches, as am planning a "Winter Campaign" in Narfell.
Now, one and a half year passed by and was wondering what happened to your project?

BTW:
Looking at the old FR Atlas book there are some more sites and locations named, like Antlerbones, Snowcap, Dungeon Coofole, etc. etc.
So far was not able to find much beside being mentioned in the FR Atlas, had you found any lore for them?


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dewaint

send me an email at coachlarue@gmail.com


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