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Posted - 24 Oct 2004 :  18:01:47  Show Profile  Visit Beowulf's Homepage Send Beowulf a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic

Can anyone enlighten me on the recent history of Ruathym?

I'm aware that First Axe Aumark united the four jarldoms of Ruathym and adjacent islands into the kingdom of Ruathym during a war with Luskan, but ther eare some obscure or confusing points that follow.

First, was Ruathym occupied by Luskan or was it about to be occupied by the Luskan's when the Lord's Alliance at last stepped in and helped liberate the island kingdom?

Second, how great of an infleunce did the Lord's Allaince have on post-war Ruathym?

Third, did Ruathym really join Luskan's Captains Confederacy by the end of the same year that the war ended?

Fourth, the North speaks of continued hostilities between Ruathym and Luskan, so when did Ruathym leave the confederacy? Would this be the result of the Krakan Society, who are said to have set Ruathym and Luskan at odds with each other in 1361 DR?

Finally, did Luskan again invade Ruathym in 1361DR, thus forcing the Lords Allaicne to (for some reason) come in and save them once again?!?!?!

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Posted - 24 Oct 2004 :  21:40:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First of all, Elaine Cunningham's Tangled Webs(Part 2 of Starlight and Shadows) is the best source for much of this-it describes the 1361 conflict.

In turn:

1)About to be occupied, I think.

2)Almost none.


4)If they did, it would have been at least half a year previous to the 1361 conflict. No-Vestress did not have enough control over either group to cause this.

5)Yes, aided by the Kraken Society. There was a single member of the Lords' Alliance there at the conflict-the main savior, so to speak, of Ruathym, would have been Liriel Baenre.

This is all memory-I can't check right now.
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Posted - 25 Oct 2004 :  01:54:37  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I only have time to answer one of your questions, the first one, because I'm presently busy with PScapy-type-stuff...

Originally posted by Beowulf
First, was Ruathym occupied by Luskan or was it about to be occupied by the Luskan's when the Lord's Alliance at last stepped in and helped liberate the island kingdom?

Volo's Guide to the North states that Luskan abandoned and reliquished their control of Ruathym only after it faced the combined fleets of the Alliance.

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