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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  10:22:27  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Raanaghaun's Soulshard seems the most promising lead given it is a scrying device and also functions as a mirror of life trapping.

More importantly, it is a shard which suggests that it originally came from something much greater that perhaps Raanaghaun kept for himself.

Also the writeup of the soulshard mentioned it was used to operate over a dozen scrying devices nearly continuously during the Darkwoods campaign (is Tsornyl in the Darkwoods or near it).

Tranport of the device from Myth Drannor to the Moonshae Isles is fairly easy. One of the gates in Myth Drannor goes to the Forest of Mir. From there is could be picked up by a tethyrian adventurer and carried to the Moonshae Isles during a migration or even given as part of a marriage gift between a King of Callidyrr and a tethyrian princess.





So either a scrying device made by the elves of Cormanthyr and located in Tsornyl was corrupted by the evil there, or located in the Elven Court and was corrupted by the evil there. Or Rhaanagaun's soulshard came from a larger mirror that could be used to scry and trap creatures from anywhere but was broken and from those pieces Raanaghaun created the soulshard that he gave away, but took the other pieces with him.

Whichever one it is, the pieces of the larger slab came to tethyr. They come to the court in tethyr (Shoonach perhaps). Then the migration in 467 DR could have brought it to the Moonshae Isles (depending upon when Raanaghaun left) or a later marriage alliance between the royal families of Callidyrr and Tethyr.

Flamsterd reforms them into mirrors, they maintain their scrying powers but the soul trapping is warped (by the damage they have sustained and the reforming). Now certain words spoken in their presence cause those looking into the mirror to become trapped in a Plane of Mirrors that connects each of the mirrors together. Those trapped inside find that a doppelganger pursues them trying to slay them.

Not sure how people escape from this mirror plane, but sometimes it is the doppelganger that escapes, sometimes both escape (from different mirrors), sometimes the original escapes and the doppelganger may leave at a later time.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  11:26:42  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Realmslore to get them to the Moonshaes sounds interesting.

Have you considered using nerras instead of doppelgangers? (See Fiend Folio 3e, pages 127-130.)

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Flamsterd reforms them into mirrors, they maintain their scrying powers but the soul trapping is warped (by the damage they have sustained and the reforming). Now certain words spoken in their presence cause those looking into the mirror to become trapped in a Plane of Mirrors that connects each of the mirrors together. Those trapped inside find that a doppelganger pursues them trying to slay them.

Not sure how people escape from this mirror plane, but sometimes it is the doppelganger that escapes, sometimes both escape (from different mirrors), sometimes the original escapes and the doppelganger may leave at a later time.



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Another idea, based on a suggestion from George that I used, would be to use the mage Glendar in your history. Then again, he might be too late for your purposes.

I needed my own unique crystal ball, so here's what I did with that reference from FR4 – The Magister, page 52, Magic of Faerûn, page 148. Perhaps he briefly recovered the mirror shards before becoming a lich?

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Spellglobe of Ramanath
Price (Item Level): 80,000 gp (19th)
Body Slot: — (held)
Caster Level: 10th
Aura: Moderate; (DC 20) divination
Activation:—
Weight: 7 lb.

This perfectly spherical, clear rock crystal about the size of a human head and devoid of any markings.

The spellglobe of Ramanath, sometimes known as the spellglobe of spyscrying, is a unique crystal ball long sought by powerful diviners, the church of Savras, and liches across Faerûn for its unique ability to suss out the machinations of rivals. The spellglobe of Ramanath is one of a set of eight such crystal balls known as the spellglobes of Anauria. (The most famous sphere of the octet is the spellglobe of Hlithal, one of Ilmara’s scrying stones and a prized treasure of the royal house of Impiltur, lost in the Year of the Shield [1367 DR]).
Lore: Like its seven sister globes, the spellglobe of Ramanath is fashioned from a crystal unique to an Underdark cavern (reachable by a long side-trip from the drow-controlled underways nigh Shadowdale) full of such crystals contained in a giant geode whose internal surfaces are lined with them. These crystals are of the purest, “best possible” quality and readily usable to be enchanted into crystal balls. This cavern is known to dwarves and gnomes as "Damasdreir" and drow as "Dreirdal" and contains several fortunes' worth of such crystals just waiting on some adventuring group to brave the perils of the Underdark and take away all they can carry.
The eight scrying orbs known as the spellglobes of Anauria were crafted in the lost realm of Anauria, during the reign of King Thausimbel “the Wise,” and set in a chain of towers bordering the Desertsmouth Mountains. These crystal balls were crafted for the defense of the kingdom but were unable to stem the tide of orcs and other foul creatures that ravaged Anauria in the Year of Fallen Guards (111 DR). With the fall of that kingdom, the crystal balls were scattered to the winds as they fell into the hands of goblinkin, bandit raiders and human survivors of the realm who travelled to lands away from the Great Desert.
Centuries after Anauria’s fall, the spellglobe of Ramanath was acquired by the archmage Glendar of Hillsfar from the Catacombs of Claws beneath Moander’s Crypt (Modern: Yûlash), where it had been hidden by the Claws of Arlochar (see page 48). Glendar, known for inventing and creating the first wand of magical mirrors and the first rod of mirrors, spent his family’s fortune hiring adventuring parties to clear out the nearby Beast Marches. He was particularly obsessed with the destruction of medusas and basilisks, following the death of his bethrothed, who was petrified and then dropped from a ledge to shatter, and used the spellglobe to uncover their lairs. Although good and noble in life, Glendar eventually embraced lichdom, in a desperate bid to stave off death before resuscitating his family’s flagging fortunes.
As a lich, Glendar began using the spellglobe of Ramanath to great effect to divine the interests of rival lichnee and then dispatch hired adventurers to purloin discovered treasures before his rivals made their move. In the Year of the Crystal Ball (776 DR), Glendar was destroyed by a maedar assassion, who imprisoned the lich in solid rock before beginning a methodical search for Glendar’s phylactery. Thieves later plundered the Hillfarian archmage’s tower, but the spellglobe of Ramanath had vanished ere their arrival.
In the Year of the Seer’s Fires (1086 DR), Bowgentle of Silverymoon, launched a daring raid on the Tomb of the Wizard-King, long hidden beneath the moors of the Fallen Lands. In the Year of Seven Spirits (-335 DR), Renduuryk the Wizard-King established the Kingdom of Seven Scryings in what is now the Fallen Lands. In the wake of Karsus’ Folly, many folk of Low Netheril flocked to Renduuryk’s self-proclaimed throne in search of safety, only to be abandoned as their Wizard-King retreated into madness in the Year of Scrying Orbs (-297 DR), consumed entirely by the need to continuously scry his enemies, both real and imagined. Bowgentle’s daring assault on the Tomb of the Wizard-King netted him a handful of magical scrying orbs, including the Spellglobe of Ramanath, which Renduuryk, now a lich, had somehow acquired.
Bowgentle (b. 1034 DR, d. 1241 DR) was a mage of gentle speech and manners, loved and revered in the North and the Sword Coast cities in his day, for he believed that magic belonged to all, and all should benefit from it. Ere his death, Bowgentle wrote down his spells for the apprentices at the School of Wonder in Amn (established in the Year of Prideful Tales [1219 DR]), and entrusted the spellglobe of Ramanath to one of the leaders of that school, Myrdon, who was a skilled diviner and devotee of Savras. After the destruction of the School of Wonder in the Year of the Leaping Frog (1266 DR), the Spellglobe of Ramanath vanished along with many other valuable items, but it was not among the treasures later appraised by the sage Laertilus of Scornbel for Vaerum, the Master Thief.
The Spellglobe of Ramanath next appeared in the Year of the Striking Falcon (1333 DR) in the village of Eveningstar in northern Cormyr. It had been recently recovered by the Company of the Silver Scales from the lair of Hlauntar, a lich who laired in or near the Haunted Halls. Members of that company claimed to be in the employ of the Church of Savras, ere they disappeared en route to Marsember, on the first leg of their journey back to the House of the All-Seeing Orb in Tashluta. One tale suggests that an illithid attacked the company while they celebrated their successes at a festhall in Immersea. If true and if knowledge of the spellglobe’s location eventually made its way back to the elder brain of Ch’Chitl, the Kingdom Below, this might suggest how the Spellglobe of Ramanath eventually made its way to Evereska, where it now lies hidden in Starshine Tower (estate of House Kerymrual) in the possession of Lord Eroan Kerymrual (see page 146).
Effect: The spellglobe of Ramanath functions in all ways as a crystal ball (see Dungeon Master’s Guide, page 253).
If used to successfully scry an individual who concurrently scrying on a third location (by way of a spell, a spell-like ability, or a magic item), then the user of the spellglobe of Ramanath may redirect his divinations to scry the target of his first target’s scrying. In this fashion, it is possible to suss out what interests a rival and thus learn of possibilities unknown to the spyscryer.
In addition, once per day it is possible to cast enduring scrutiny through the spellglobe of Ramanath so as to be alerted when the target casts scrying or greater scrying or the target uses a magic item with that effect.
The spellglobe has the peculiar quality, common to all the Spellglobes of Anauria, in that it adheres to any surface it is placed on or against, and does not roll or fall even if it is placed against a vertical surface.
Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, enduring scrutiny (see page 336), scrying.
Cost to Create: 40,000 gp, 3,200 XP, 80 days.

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  13:21:25  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad i came up with something remotely usable. Again i'll have to check with George about his intentions for Raanaghaun. I'm kind of picturing quite a few people in desperation fled Myth Drannor to the Forest of Mir, only to be slaughtered by angry drow or enslaved by calishites.

I'm considering the mirror doppelgangers actually being the nerra. What little i could find on the Plane of Mirrors mentioned two races, one is the Kamereal, a trapped race of ultimate neutrality that does absolutely nothing to interact with anything else in the universe.

It is said the Kamerel created the Nerra (the other race), which seek to kidnap individuals from the Material Plane.

Now other sources i found mentioned mirror beings that are mirrored opposites of those entering the Plane of Mirrors, they seek to kill the original to take their place.

From what i can gather each Plane of Mirrors is separate so really they are a disconnected conglomeration of an infinite number of tiny demiplanes. The Kamerel could be hiding in any one of them, how could they create the Nerra to exist in each of them.

So i merged the Nerra and the mirror beings and the Nerra are created (by the magic of the Kamerel) whenever someone enters the Plane of Mirrors, taking the form of the original and seeking to slay and replace him on the Material Plane (and absorb his memories). This allows them to interact with the Material Plane and gather information for the Kamerel. Perhaps the Nerra start out as faceless insubstantial forms, but the longer a person remains in the Plane of Mirrors or the closer they are in contact with their opposite Nerra then the more the Nerra comes to resemble the original



I havent really decided on a timeline or people involved for these mirrors. Flamsterd makes a brief appearance near the start of Moonshae history and then disappears until much later. The mirrors are only really mentioned in the present but i wouldnt mind using them as a plot device for people that go missing. The only person that is involved with the mirrors so far are Cyndre and the sahuagin who appeared to just utilise it, and Coss-Axell-Sinioth who seemed to understand how it all worked. Perhaps Coss-Axell-Sinioth was trapped in them for a time and his Nerra opposite would be an old man that wanted to preserve the natural order (rather than destroy it) thus making the opposite of Coss-Axell-Sinioth the Prophet of Moonshae (that would be a nice twist to have him undone by his own opposite).


I'm loving the lore on Glendar and the spell globes (i see the Claws of Arlochar again which is good, can't wait for the book containing that lore to be published), the Netheril stuff is even better as it gives me loads more stuff for when i return my focus that way.


Sounds like Netheril got access to some of this Dreidre crystal (a mirror of life trapping seems exactly the kind of thing they would research because of demiplanes and how horrible it is), and Anauria continued the craft. Raanaghaun i'm guessing plundered his shard from a Netherese ruin. Perhaps the shards are from the first prototype gate to the Plane of Mirrors that the Netherese constructed during their time exploring other planes.

Glendar's spellglobe is a bit late for my liking, but then again Renduryk could have had the other fragments of the mirror long before he acquired the spell globe of Ramanath (maybe he was collecting them looking for all the pieces of the original gate to the Plane of Mirrors), and they were taken out of his realm when his kingdom collapsed.


Lots of good stuff there Eric and George, plenty of ideas swirling around my realms addled brain.



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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  13:34:08  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Flamsterd makes a brief appearance near the start of Moonshae history and then disappears until much later."

Do you have references that tie him to specific points in the timeline?

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  13:35:22  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll have to comb my sources, I may be making it up.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  13:57:04  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another idea: Look at Ethereal Doppelgangers from MM2 (3e), page 94.

Perhaps your creature is a hybrid of them and nerra or a variant?

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Gary Dallison
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Found it

quote:
299 DR (Year of the Vaasan Knot)
High King Gwylloch, Prince Ketheryll, and all of their retainers slowly go mad. On the evening of the summer
solstice, the inhabitants of the Castle of Skulls slaughter each other in a suicidal orgy of combat within the
castle's gruesome walls. It is suspected that the mage Flamsterd was somehow involved in the High King's
downfall.


Its not conclusive, but why would you suspect a mage from the present day in something that happened a thousand years ago, unless he was alive back then.

Its from a web article WoTC did at the dawn of 4e that expanded a lot of the Moonshae Isles stuff i think it was also the first attempt at an electronic Dragon Magazine so i've got it as Dragon 362.


And i'll be off to check the Ethereal Doppelgangers. At the moment almost every creature i've got in the Moonshae Isles is a variant of some sort that originates in FR.

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Posted - 08 Aug 2019 :  18:31:59  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apologies if I spoiled anyones plans involving him. I assume he was exiled from the high kingdom for his part in the downfall (even if it's a good thing, you cant go around offing kings). So he spends a lot of time roaming the sword coast and learning from the greats (happy to play the part of a mere apprentice), which is where he got the workbook I guess. Then his return to the moonshaes happens around the time he buys his island.

But that's just my take on him. Old, and powerful, but unbelievably reserved and humble with that power so is often deemed unimportant by others.

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Gary Dallison
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Came up with a rough idea for the mirrors using both George and Eric's work. One is going to be held on Snowdown until Cyndre finds it and gifts it to Curmanvyss (trying to remove him), another is located in Corwell, and the globe is in Kressilacc.


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Skarda's Shards: The Shards of Skarda are pieces of an ancient artefact once known as Skarda's Crystal Gateway after a Netherese Archmage who attempted to create an open destination Gate but unfortunately for Skarda, his gate opened only onto a Plane of Mirrors and he became trapped within and replaced on the Material Plane by his mirror opposite (known as a nerra) who immediately set about sabotaging his research to prevent others using it (while also tricking unsuspecting victims into using the gate and being replaced by other nerra).

Ultimately the nerra Skarda was slain when other Archmages became aware of a potential invasion of nerra, and the Crystal Gateway was shattered into smaller fragments, one of which fell into the hands of Raanaghaun Cormael of Myth Drannor, while several other pieces were collected by Renduuryk the Wizard King of the Kingdom of Seven Scryings (a short lived kingdom in the Fallen Lands).

Secreted away from the Kingdom of Seven Scryings during its collapse in -297 DR, three of the Shards of Skarda came into possession of Flamsterd (one during his acquisition of the Wizard's Workbook, another held in Caer Callidyrr brought by the ffolk centuries before, and the last arriving during the tethyrian migration of 467 DR).

Recognising a connection between the items, and utilising the remnants of Skarda's enchantments, Flamsterd crafted three items; a dress mirror, a hand mirror, and a crystal globe out of the opaque crystalline material. With a command word each mirror could be made to focus upon a named place, person, or item anywhere in Faerun, with the picture moved in any direction by the command of the viewer.

Unknown to Flamsterd, if the viewer knows the true name of an individual being viewed in the mirror, then that person is drawn into the mirror and becomes trapped in a demiplane linking the Dress Mirror of Cymrych Hugh (or Dewych Selkirk depending upon who you ask), the Hand Mirror of Rhydian Kendrick, or the Deepglass of Flamsterd. Furthermore the plane becomes home to a doppelganger; known as a nerra, that looks like an exact mirror image of the trapped individual whose personality is likewise in opposition to the original. The nerra seeks to slay the original by any means necessary, allowing it to then escape from the Plane of Mirrors.

It is possible to escape from the Plane of Mirrors if someone else using one of the three mirrors requests to view the person by name, thus expelling the original and the doppelganger out through whatever mirror gate they are nearest.

The three shards resemble a full length dress mirror, a smaller hand mirror, and a crystal ball, each crafted from a piece of opaque crystal that is hazy and poor at reflecting images unless the command word is spoken, at which point it becomes able to scry distant places with perfect clarity. The crystal it is fashioned from is known as Damasdreir crystal, coming from a cavern beneath the Dalelands (accessible only via a tunnel near drow controlled territory under Shadowdale).

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George Krashos
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You might also want to take a look at Saarkanlyth's Antaglass from the Calimport accessory - although it has a few historical issues attached to it.

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Who knew there were so many famous scrying devices. I shall research it immediately.

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I appear to have inadvertently duplicated the antaglass, but with a bit of planar travel involved as well. No matter though, I haven't got a problem with people inventing the same thing several times (I think it happened with the telephone.

I'm happy with the general premise. It allows for the novel events to occur as written (Deirdre spoke sinioth true name and he was trapped in the mirror), while linking several other vague items together and tying them to the plane of mirrors to allow for extra exploration.


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Random thought, the kamerel who made the nerra seek to have no interaction with the outside universe. I intended to have the dress mirror in snowdown and have cyndre recover it to trap curmanvyss.
Snowdown is renowned for remaining neutral in the history of the islands. Perhaps a few of their kings were replaced by Nerra

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Read into snowdown more. It's a monarchy but more democratic than the other islands, with each laird having a say in how the country is run, which is indicative of a weak monarchy.

So I'm thinking that around 944 DR the drszs mirror of cymrych hugh is taken to snowdown. Various members of the royal family are replaced in an almost continuous cycle when they reach adulthood.

These nerra versions sit and observe but are otherwise completely passive in their interaction (unless threatened or given orders by whatever drives the nerra in the mirror plane.

Thus the laird have had to rule snowdown themselves, each appointing themselves to certain positions in court (trying to avoid a civil war by dethroning the current royal family).

So snowdown has remained neutral in all conflicts since because it lacks strong central leadership and the dozen or so laird cannot agree on anything.

The Armenians are making inroads into the country by using wealth to make the laird compliant, and without a central authority there is no one to resist the silent take over they are planning.


Since snowdowns royal line ended in black wizards there has to be a reason why the entire royal line ended so quickly (most long established royal lines are quite large and scattered so eliminating and entire line can be quite bloody). Si I figure the nerra royals have small numbers of children (often being made to have children by the laird to continue the bloodline).

Moray had a similar issue with the entire line being eliminated but I made them a recent dynasty so they have a small tree that needed little pruning.

So mirror replaces royals with nerra who are passive and docile. Snowdown lacks authoritative ruler and becomes a noble ruling council. Amnian merchants dominate snowdown courtiers. Assassins kill off snowdown royal line

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Worked on solving how the Kendricks could rule only Corwell for the last 200 years. decided upon having another nation of the ffolk on Gwynneth.

I noted that the south western lands are very much separate from Corwell, and pretty much ignored by all sourcebooks and novels. So i hinted that they were a separate group of ffolk that arrived before the others and remained isolated until relatively recently.

Expanding upon that now i thought why not make it an entire tribal nation separate from the ffolk of Gwynneth that we know. Flamsterd's Isle is very close to Gwynneth and is also mostly barren, the south western land is full of moors as well so i figure why not an ecological disaster devastate the region until it could no longer resist Corwell's advances.
I've already got collapsing islands as a theme due to people draining energy from the Earthmother (and killing her) so the coastal shelf that stretch of land rests on must have collapsed, the salt water table rising turned the land into moorland.

So around 1150 DR Corwell absorbs this land and the Kendricks claim the title King of Shaina (name of the tribal nation), and in 1266 DR they sell the title and the island to Flamsterd.

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Gary Dallison
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So, its finally time to try and solve the confusion regarding cantrev (the region) and the settlement as used in the novels and the sourcebooks.

The novels appear to refer to a cantrev as the settlement, often using the name of the lord and the name of the settlement as the same, which only adds to the confusion. In sourcebooks cantrev sometimes refers to the region and sometimes the settlement. Halls of the High King is one of the few sourcebooks that has the settlement of Aithe in Cantrev Aithelar, a similar pattern that is mentioned in the Baldman Games regional guide to the Moonshae Isles.

So its time to rename all the settlements and lords to be different to that of the cantrev name (although i will keep the cantrev name and clan name fairly similar as one founded the other).

So for example Cantrev Kingsbay has a settlement which is indicated upon most maps but i figure is just one of many settlements in the cantrev and the largest. Currently it is named Kingsbay, although i have seen reference to a Cantrev Kingfish. I'm going to rename the town to be Kingfish while keeping Cantrev Kingsbay as the regional name.

Cantrev Dynnatt remains the same but the major town will be renamed Dynwall. The Laird will be named after the local clan MacDynnart but his family name may be something different (i figure hereditary nobility eventually come up with their own surname as time goes on that is distinct from the clan name).

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Gary Dallison
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Adding in some political intrigue to account for the events of Black Wizard. I figure there are two factions in the court of the King. First is the faction led by Dynnatt and Koart whose laird are the richest and most powerful (as they are the closest to Cantrev corwell). They seek to keep themselves dominant with the kings influence (others join them hoping for a boon). The next faction is led by pontswain who seek to keep corwells traditional values, it is made up of honest ffolk laird like Fergus and Sheehan (pontswain is pretending to be honest). In truth pontswain is manipulating tristans court friends to tempt him with drink and ginyak weed and women so that he will be rejected by the lords of his faction and he can press his own claim to the throne.

Also been working on the liths around the moon wells, I figure they help focus leylines. Menhir focus leylines, trilithon create a one way crossroad allowing Fey to come to the material plane. Dolmen create a proper crossroad allowing two way travel and is usually guarded by a trohw (the troll from darkwell)

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Gary Dallison
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Auroras whole realms catalogue mention the fabled serpent of norland. I shall have to tie this to the sea dragon head found in gnarhelm great hall. I'm thinking nightmare children of sorts of the leviathan (from elder evils) that slumbers between waterdeep and the korinn archipelago.

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Asharak
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quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd
Centuries after Anauria’s fall, the spellglobe of Ramanath was acquired by the archmage Glendar of Hillsfar from the Catacombs of Claws beneath Moander’s Crypt (Modern: Yûlash), where it had been hidden by the Claws of Arlochar (see page 48).


Where can we found this page 48 ?

"Soyez réalistes : demandez l'impossible"

Sorry for my English... it's not my native tongue.

Edited by - Asharak on 18 Aug 2019 17:42:47
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Gary Dallison
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That will be from Eric's upcoming crown of eaerlann or perhaps the even more secret source book that details the entire north with lore nuggets extending as far away as the Dales (I may have made the north source book up but I can always hope for more lore gems from Eric, George, and ed)

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Gary Dallison
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So Hobarth is a priest of Bhaal, Faiths and Avatars mentioned priests of Bhaal in rural areas such as the Moonshae Isles being specialty priests known as Deathstalkers which implies there are several priests of Bhaal in that region.

Razfellow was an assassin from Calimshan (he had helpers as well, presumably lesser assassins), and i'm going from memory here but i think the assassins in Calimshan followed Bhaal (and were killed during the Time of Troubles).

So a new cult, the Cult of the Deathstalker, a band of wandering priests who worshipped Bhaal and Myrkul (Hobarth raised the dead and was very interested in dead things and formerly dead things) that would take contracts to kill anyone, recently arrived in the Moonshae Isles (presumably after attracting too much attention along the Sword Coast).

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Doc Filth
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Posted - 24 Aug 2019 :  15:16:52  Show Profile  Visit Doc Filth's Homepage Send Doc Filth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This seems like the appropriate place to ask (with attendant apologies for interrupting):

Does anyone have 3.5E stats for Flamsterd? I'm trying (as a thought exercise, as much as anything else) to update FA1 Halls of the High King to 3.5, and the stats it gives for him aren't very helpful (in contrast with, for example, Panthras of Panthras Procuring, whose stat block provided everything necessary to make the transition with no filling-in of blanks required). All it gives are his level and a couple of his spells; are any of his other stats listed in any canonical source?
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Gary Dallison
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I will double check when I get back from euro Disney, but I'm not aware of any 3.5 stats.
I will probably do my own stats for flamsterd but they would be my own interpretation and for my own rules.

I get the feeling from Ed's writings that flamsterd is not a showy shooty mage, he is very conservative (like gandalf) thinking long and hard before using any magic in case it has adverse consequences.

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Doc Filth
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Posted - 24 Aug 2019 :  17:17:19  Show Profile  Visit Doc Filth's Homepage Send Doc Filth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do you think he'd still be a Wizard? Or is he closer to Sorcerer?
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