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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valsic Pantheon [DMD]

[This one is a special treat, having been printed out -- not from my e-mail -- but from the OLD Greytalk Archive website. So here is a chance to see what it looked like back in 2005, along with an early take on the pantheon I worked out for South Province (and wrote about much better later for Canonfire!).]


Monday, January 23, 2012

Re: slerotin's passage, underoerth, the mother, drow,

[I had previously posted this without the first three pages, but have since found them.]







Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Merchant

[Okay, let's try this again, but forget transcriptions. Too much work. And I've just discovered that my scanner can take good quality scans of text, so...]

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Kings & Queens of Keoland: a long list

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 20:41:08 -0700
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Okay, for everyone who wants to know what the future holds. And because I am getting deathly tired of writing the account of each individual monarch here is the big list.

A couple of notes:
1. Queen V'andree Z'entrull ruled Keoghland up until around OR 367 when she was ousted in the Great Rebellion. For about thirty years nobody was really in charge until Lord Jukka D'avros crowning himself king.

2. King Stiggur was not a nice person. He was fond of poison, surrounded himself with a cadre of killers and assassins, and generally had anyone who disagreed with him murdered. He was poisoned by members of the Angadral.

3. King Garridan was mad. He had most of his children drowned or set on fire. He went through about six wives. He was removed from the throne by the Angadral and was the last of the D'avros monarchs.

4. King Tavish I is credited with beginning Keolish imperialism. The Imperial might of Keoland reached its height under King Mhardos II. And pretty much ended with the death of King Tavish III at the Siege of Westkeep.

5. By the time Tavish IV came to the throne, everybody was pissed. He did his best to hold onto the crown but in OR 1125 died under an assassin's blade. Chaos reigned for about five years following his death.

6. From OR 1130 till OR 1168 a series of generals, mercenaries, and riff-raff attempted to hold the Black Lion Throne.

7. The Korie Dynasty came to the throne on the end of E'mund's spear in OR 1168. They held the throne until the untimely death of King Risto in OR 1208.

8. King Risto left behind him four sons, a fifth was born after his death. The oldest, Emrick, was only nine. And while the Angardral supported the Korie line, none were willing to risk the throne on one so young. The Angardral appointed Risto's chancellor as regent for the young prince. In OR 1215, on the eve of his coronation, Prince Emrick was struck down by an envenomed assassin's arrow. He died rather quickly and a fraction of Addathian Nationalists were blamed. Later that same year the thirteen year old Prince Just was killed in a hunting accident in the Axewood. In OR 1217, the twelve year old Prince Mathe drowned while boating on the Sheldomar. In OR 1221 the fifteen year old Prince Pitar was kidnapped by brigands and vanished into the Hool Marshes. In OR 1222, only the fourteen year old Prince Alric remains. This is the year in which my campaign is set-is the boy going to make it? What do you think?

The Kings and Queens of Keoland

Dynasty
Ruler
Crowned
Life span
Notes

Keogh
Brand Keogh
125
100-160
Founder of Keoghland

Rogan Keogh
160
104-171
Younger brother of Brand

Killian Keogh
171
123-197
Son of Rogan

Sean Keogh
197
172-220
Grandson of Brand

Ronan Keogh
220
195-232
Son of Sean

Merant Keogh
232
215-241
Son of Ronan

Adrich Keogh
241
220-250
Son of Ronan

Ore'elos
Druthox Al'Gra
250
130-274
Great Thamauturj of the Suel

La'ktar Phaulka
277
248-285

Du'ath S'sorkya
285
245-322

Korvee U'mothrok
322
230-330
First Witch-Queen

T'shim Valtross
330
270-352

J'arkor F'flokno
352 245-361

V'andree Z'entrull
361
340-?
Witch-Queen

D'avros
Jukka D'avros
392
352-420

Arto D'avros
415
372-437
Son of Jukka

Jussi D'avros I
437
403-440
Son of Arto

O'tuomo D'avros
440
381-472
Son of Jussi I

Jussi D'avros II
472
441-501
Great-grandson of Jussi I

Kosti D'avros
501
492-585
Boy king, Grandson of Jussi II

Mander D'avros
575
562-577
Boy king, Great-grandson of Kosti

Tobbar D'avros
577
559-582
Great-grandson of Kosti

Simon D'avros
582
550-602
Great-grandson of Kosti

Emalia D'avros-Restin
602
581-605
Queen, daughter of Simon

Dagga D'avros-Polasin
605
581-640
Queen, daughter of Simon

Stiggur D'avros
640
610-652
Son of Emalia

Garridan D'avros
652
622-694
Younger brother of Stiggur, Mad King

Restlin
Belgran Restlin
674
632-691
Proclaimed king by Council

Ivor Restlin
691
670-730
Son of Belgran

Tyvan Restlin
730
719-742
Boy king, Son of Ivor

Gregor Restlin
742
730-765
Boy king, Grandson of Ivor

Mhardos Restlin I
765
731-826
Son of Mhardos I

Faetor Restlin
802
751-826
Son of Mhardos I

Wolstan Restlin
826
810-853
Boy king, Grandson of Faetor

Khelvan Restlin I
853
821-907
Grandson of Faetor

Tavish Restlin I
900
880-945
Great-grandson of Wolstan

Khelvan Restlin II
945
922-981
Grandson of Tavish I

Tavish Restin II
981
960-992
Son of Khelvan II

Mhardos Restin II
992
975-1010
Son of Tavish II

Stephan Restin
1010
990-1034
Son of Mhardos II

Tavish Restin III
1034
1010-1097
Son of Stephan

Tavish Restin IV
1097
1080-1125
Great-grandson of Tavish III

Pretender Kings
Caspian V'adda Roarke
1130
1107-1132
Pirate and amge

Grayson Iron Stark
1142
1101-1145
Mercenary captain

O'ceana Elsen Polasin
1147
1117-1153
Warrior-queen, ambitious noblewoman

Kamral Ov Darth
1154
1120- ?
Half-orc adventurer

Jysson the Green
1154
1114-1154
Thief and mountebank

Meganwald Stormcloud
1154
1082-1157
Pretentious mage

Astorghan Redhand
1157
1117-1168
Brigand-Knight

Korie
E'mund Korie
1168
1102-1175
Stable boy, soldier, and finally king

Vaino Korie
1175
1107-1190
Younger brother of E'mund I

E'mund Korie II
1190
1158-1201
Son of E'mund I

Risto Korie
1201
1174-1208
Son of E'mund II

Kimbertos Skotti
(1223)
1180-

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Re: [GREYTALK] GH WARS

Subj: Re: [GREYTALK] GH WARS
Date: 98-08-04 17:07:18 EDT
From: froon@HOL.FR (Patric Forno)
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Hello Jason, Roger and the list,

-- Message d’origine –
>If you’d like to discuss the events of the Greyhawk Wars with someone and
>work on it as a team, I’d certainly be willing to bounce ideas back and
>forth with you. In particular, I’m very interested in the chronology of the
>Fall of the Sea Princes for my _Saga of Saltmarsh_.
>

Jason, I wanted to answer you privately, but I thought I might get helped better if I mailed the whole GH community. After all, GH is there for this purpose !

I also mailed this to Roger Moore, because I suspect him of having want I want (an Official GH WARS Timeline).

Sorry, nothing on the Sea Princes from me (there is close to nothing concerning dates in the official material).

I have an enormous problem with the GH WARS : I think the wars lasted from 582 to 585, and it is very confusing for me.

The reason for the confusion is the following :

-Goodmonth 584 : Aerdy nuked Almor & Chathold (WARS, 19 Ivid the Undying). The Month of Goodmonth is written in one of those sources, certainly WARS. It must be 584 because the raid from Osson must be in 583 (cannot be in 582 because the whole Vatun affair started in the fall of 582), and Osson is said to “winter” in the Medegia IIRC, with Ivid’s army on the other side of the border, waiting him. So it seems that the crushing of Almor was next year (so 584).

-Later it is told that Ivid V took the leadership of his armies, thinking the Almorian success was due to his strategic skills. He then entered Nyrond and is repelled. He is said to command from Rauxes, using spells and device, and this is a disaster. [IMO, TSR assumes this to happen in the fall of 584 (though this is written anywhere)].

-Then we learn that Ivid is slain during Richfest (not told which year) (WARS,21). As the story is told it is meant to be after the fall of Almor. But Richfest is BEFORE Goodmonth, so the assassination of Ivid V must be in Richfest 585 !!!

So the meeting at Greyhawk must be in Harvester 585, not 584 and the Day of the Great Signing must be in Coldeven 586, not 585. What a mess….

I can’t believe what I’ve just written, and I think it is false, but I would like to know WHERE it is false.

Maybe it is the fall of Almor who is in Goodmonth 583, and not 584 ? I don’t know, and all this WARS affair begins to get me mad !!!!

That’s why I would like to have an OFFICIAL Timeline for the WARS, and I don’t even ask for a monthly one (it would be good anyway), just an EXACT yearly one would suffice !!!!

I don’t ask for a telling of the WARS as the one in the WARS Boxed Set, I would like to see a TIMELINE. I was very confused by the telling of the whole story in the WARS Boxed Set, and even more confused with all errors that slipped in WGR4 and WGR5 about the WARS. For example, WGR5 p 4 tells that the breaking of Chendl’s siege was in Fall 584, but I can’t believe that Chendl has been besieged for a full year (the siege began in 583, isn’t it ?).

I hope Roger has one.

Regards

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