Iggwilv-best resources



Jan 25, 2004 9:53:33
I am trying to find the best and most complete resources tying Iggwilv and Iuz together. WHich resources will paint me the most complete picture? Fan produced is OK as long as it is not overly speculative and is tied closely to published materials.


P.S. I already reviewed The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth and Iuz the Evil for info.


Jan 25, 2004 13:25:46
Iggwilv information is prevented in the Return of the Eight module and the Gord the Rogue series; Further information includes the T1-4 module page 99; WG5 Isle of the Ape - pg6,8, and 43-44. Dragon Magazine #225 - pg 49-54.


Jan 25, 2004 14:20:43
First off, there's S4 (The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth), which I believe is her first mention in an "official" product (unless you count the tournament version, in which Iggwilv is referred to with masculine pronouns).

You can probably find the most written on her in the Gord novels (Artifact of Evil, Sea of Death, Come Endless Darkness, & Dance of Demons), which give the best insight into her motives & personality.

There's also WG7 (Castle Greyhawk). Though the vast majority of Greyhawkers consider this adventure useless & non-canon, there is a chapter where Iggwilv & Graz'zt appear together & have an argument or something (I don't recall the details).

Iggwilv also appears in the Return of the Eight adventure, though briefly.

The LGG mentions Iggwilv in the entry on Perrenland (as does Frm the Ashes, IIRC).

The Living Greyhawk site for Perrenland also has a bit of info: http://perrenland.lythia.com/history.php

I would also recommend Mongoose Publishing's Slayer's Guide to Dragons, which was co-written by EGG & contains an adventure mentioning an Iggwilvesque figure called the Mother of Witches. More details can be found here: http://www.canonfire.com/htmlnew/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=40

Dragon #225 details Iggwilv's Nethertome.

Dragon #299 details the Demonomicon of Iggwilv. Grodog has written a number of articles for Canonfire! exploring the Demonomicon further:
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Stygia, The River of Hatred
]Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: The Glooms of Hades
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb'luu and the Rod of Absolution
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Tiamat, Demon Queen of Dragons
Excerpts from The Demonomicon Of Iggwilv: Abyssal Genealogy
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: The Marut
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: The Goristro
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Baphomet
Excerpts from the Demonomicon of Iggwilv: The Cabrir

There are also these articles by other authors on Canonfire!:
Brief History of the Knights of the Hart, Part 3 - Witch Queen, Demon Lord
The Religious History of Perrenland
Lord Dorag, The Spear of Iuz
The Birth and Childhood of Iuz
Iuz the Evil, Part 2

The Rovers of the Barrens, IMC, view Iggwilv "as a hideous, iron-toothed hag who lives in a hut in the mountains which is able to move by sprouting legs. Her home is surrounded by the skulls of her victims mounted on spears. She has a fondness for the flesh of children."

More fan work from the web:
History of Iggwilv


Jan 25, 2004 14:22:43
Here's Iggwilv's appearances as listed in Zavoda's index:

Iggwilv {Igwlf}{Louhi}{Wilva}{Ychbilch}[NPC]
AOE - 91,92,94,96,194,232,328-332,343
CED - 37,46,47,52,55,56,294,295,296,297,302
DOD - 12,13,14,45,46,75,136,140,170,171,172,173,174,175,176, 178,192,196,197,198,199,200,201,202,206,207,209,210,214, 218,221
DRG#225 - 49,51,53
DRG#241 - 75
DRG#294 - 27
DRG#299 - 101,103
FTAA - 29
LGG - 67,86,156,173
LGJ#0 - 6,7
LGJ#4 - 29
LOG - 5
PGTG - 18,24,27
RTO8 - 2,10,20,21,37,48,52-56,59
S4B1 - 2,3,7,18,19,26,27,29,30
S4B2 - 21,26,32
SOD - 15-31,75-80,82,83,87-90,93,135,136,139
T1-4 - 99
TAB - 59-61
TD - 7
WG6 - 6,8,43,44
WGR5 - 3,16


Jan 25, 2004 16:22:08
From: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze33gpz/iuz.html

"Wilva" to her friends, Iuz's mother. She is also known in other areas as Louhi (see the Kalevala by E. Lönnrot), or Ychbilch. She has multiple visages. Her true form is that of a centuries old crone - like the wicked witch from the geriatric home. Her other form is a young and beautiful maiden with blonde tresses. She is Chaotic Evil. She turned against Iuz and Graz'zt, his father, who was separated from her. When Graz'zt granted her amnesty to aid Iuz, she first frees Zuggtmoy (Compare to the beginning of T1-4). She is condescending towards her little Iuz. At the end of Artifact of Evil she holds the second Theorpart.

In the beginning of Sea of Death she creates a null space for Graz'zt, Iuz, and their factions to meet. It is only capable of holding a few occupants. Iuz, Zuggtmoy, and Szhublox represent one faction, Graz'zt, Yeenoghu, and Kostchtchie represents the other. She declares herself to be non-partisan, but actually favors Zuggtmoy. She discovered the location of the Unbinder, the third theorpart. It lies in the Forgotten City and Iuz and Graz'zt must send mortals (Obmi and Eclavdra respectively) to contest for it. The contest for the theorpart would have the contestants begin at Lopolla two weeks after the meeting. They are to retrieve the artifact and take it to Ulakand or Hokar. She promises both Zuggtmoy and Iuz two Theorparts.

She is allied to Iuz and Demogorgon in Dance of Demons. She owns the Baton d'Agrue, but told Iuz that it was lost. She impales herself on spikes created by the Initiator, she breaks the Baton and is consumed by its emission of energy. (See S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - especially booklet 1, pp. 2-3, 29-30, booklet 2, p. 8, WG6 Isle of the Ape pp. 6, 43-45, Return of the Eight)


Jan 25, 2004 18:36:03
Originally posted by Robbastard
Grodog has written a number of articles for Canonfire! exploring the Demonomicon further

My articles on CF! (thanks for the plug Rob!) are mostly info that may be contained within the Demonomicon; if you're looking for Iggwilv-specific materials, you may want to check out my S4 page at http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh_s4.html which delves into the history of that module, Iggwilv, etc.


Jan 26, 2004 7:19:32
Thanks as always. You guys are veritable sages, (1st Ed, when it mattered).