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prototype00
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Posted - 21 Feb 2018 :  15:32:25  Show Profile  Visit prototype00's Homepage  Send prototype00 an AOL message  Send prototype00 a Yahoo! Message Send prototype00 a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So after playing this module, and nearly getting smoked by the beast of Talos, I went and did some research, and apparently Hartkiller and the whole kingdom of Ostoria was a tribute to Troy Denning's giant series (that I actually had no idea about!).

Is Hartkiller being back (and a giant demigod and all that) and a resurgent Ostoria (I mean, it is his kingdom, after all?) mean anything significant either prophecy or politics wise for the Realms?

Markustay
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Posted - 27 Feb 2018 :  06:12:40  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nope.

Ostoria and the whole Giants saga was always a very poor fit in the Realms. Not that it couldn't have fit, with a little effort, but no effort was given. That series could have taken place on any generic fantasy world and it would not have made one bit of difference. Hartsvale never even existed on any FR maps, and had to be shoe-horned in after the series (and one related sourcebook - Giantcraft - which probably has all the info you need).

As far as I know, Tavis Burden was the 'hero' of that saga, and should have been 'Hartkiller reborn', or some-such. Hartkiller himself played little if any role in the series - it was all backstory.

Geeze, the giant pantheon is getting as crowded as the conjoined Elven/Fey one.

EDIT:
GIANT pantheon you said?

Hartkiller's whole gig was KILLING giants so humans could take over.

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


Edited by - Markustay on 27 Feb 2018 06:15:08
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Sunderstone
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Posted - 27 Feb 2018 :  18:22:25  Show Profile Send Sunderstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Nope.

Ostoria and the whole Giants saga was always a very poor fit in the Realms. Not that it couldn't have fit, with a little effort, but no effort was given. That series could have taken place on any generic fantasy world and it would not have made one bit of difference. Hartsvale never even existed on any FR maps, and had to be shoe-horned in after the series (and one related sourcebook - Giantcraft - which probably has all the info you need).

As far as I know, Tavis Burden was the 'hero' of that saga, and should have been 'Hartkiller reborn', or some-such. Hartkiller himself played little if any role in the series - it was all backstory.

Geeze, the giant pantheon is getting as crowded as the conjoined Elven/Fey one.

EDIT:
GIANT pantheon you said?

Hartkiller's whole gig was KILLING giants so humans could take over.



One tie-in is Madeiron Sunderstone. He is a descendent of the Hartkiller as related in the Waterdeep 3.5 sourcebook and later accepted and confirmed as canon by Ed.
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Zeromaru X
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Colombia
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Posted - 27 Feb 2018 :  22:07:28  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rest assure. No adventure in the AL program is considered to be canon (as of yet), anyways (logical, as some adventures can be run by authors only, meaning not everyone can get those).

Long ago, in the distant past, they fell into decay. The philosopher’s path... The river of glory... Even the saints resting in the darkness rise up without response and block the way...
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