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Posted - 11 May 2018 :  01:54:50  Show Profile Send Auppenser a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
A question -

I'm working on a story that heavily involves Kara-Tur and the Hordelands (particularly Semphar and the Silk Road). I've purchased and read the Kara-Tur and The Horde sourcebooks, but I'm looking for the additional lore that exists.

I'm specifically interested in the years prior to the Spellplague (1359-1385), though I know there's little in the way of material in 3rd edition.

Can any of you think of sources where Kara-Tur and the Hordelands may not be the focus of the material, but where interesting nuggets of information may be found, that might not be immediately obvious?

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Posted - 11 May 2018 :  02:25:35  Show Profile  Send Lord Karsus an AOL message Send Lord Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-There's a lot. The problem with Kara-Tur is that there's stuff scattered all over (and even in the Kara-Tur sourcebooks themselves, you'll find information scattered all over, with information about one thing hidden in a chapter about something else). I'm probably missing a few (like short stories; I know there are a few), but:

Oriental Adventures (Sourcebook)
Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Sourcebook)
The Horde (Sourcebook)
The Grand History of the Realms (Sourcebook)
Swords of the Daimyo (Adventure)
Night of the Seven Swords (Adventure)
Ochimo: The Spirit Warrior (Adventure)
Blood of the Yakuza (Adventure)
Mad Monkey vs Dragon Claw (Adventure)
Ronin Challenge (Adventure)
Test of the Samurai (Adventure)
Ninja Wars (Adventure)
Black Courser (Adventure)
Storm Riders (Adventure)
Blood Charge (Adventure)
Horselords (Novel)
Dragonwall (Novel)
Crusade (Novel)

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Edited by - Lord Karsus on 11 May 2018 02:26:37
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Posted - 11 May 2018 :  02:45:12  Show Profile Send Auppenser a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excellent, thank you, this gives me a start!
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Posted - 11 May 2018 :  03:42:52  Show Profile Send BadCatMan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For more novels, The Veiled Dragon and The Yellow Silk have Kara-Turan and Hordelands characters, as does "Beer with a Fat Dragon" in Realms of the Dragons. Faces of Deception is set down in the Utter East, but has some characters who seem to be from Kara-Tur.

Forgotten Realms sourcebooks sometimes make small references to Kara-Tur, but they're too many and too small to list. The Grand History of the Realms integrates and adds to the histories of some KT lands, so it's the most KT-heavy book.

Unusually, Hall of Heroes details a few Kara-Turan characters, apparently for a novel set in Kozakura that was never written.

In the old DC Comics' Forgotten Realms comics, the samurari Ishi Barasume is a main character, so the series sometimes brings up stuff about Kozakura.
(I'm afraid that's a bit of a stub article.)

We've got some random things developed on the Forgotten Realms Wiki, mainly the land of Koryo, the major religions, a few of the northern tribes, languages, foods, a few items, the spelljammers, and a bunch of stubby articles for the rest.

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Posted - 11 May 2018 :  07:29:52  Show Profile  Visit Bragi's Homepage  Send Bragi an AOL message  Send Bragi an ICQ Message  Send Bragi a Yahoo! Message Send Bragi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Most of it has been covered, here's a few more that I don't see mentioned.

I3-5 Desert of Desolation (has a good 1 page history of the area around Semphar)
Kara-Tur Trail Map
1 on 1 Adventure Gamebook: Warlords
Realmspace (just a few paragraphs on Kara-Tur spelljammers)

Technically all of the Living Jungle is set in Kara-Tur but I would consider it a separate setting.

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Posted - 30 May 2018 :  15:07:45  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's also Islands of Terror and Domains of Dread for the Ravenloft setting, both of which talk about the Realm of I'Cath that was taken into the Demiplane of Dread, and the novel Once Around the Realms, which visits Kara-Tur for a few pages.

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