Martin Middleton?



Feb 19, 2004 3:14:35
Hi everyone... i was going to get a response to this idea (helps if you have read Martin Middletons book Circle of Light)

On the far shore of the sea of silt exists a civilization powerful enough to stave off the Dragons of the Tablelands.... but embroiled in so much turmoil as to be no threat to the tablelands either...

Key Concepts:

Usare, Rings, 'superior' humans, polotics



Feb 19, 2004 4:50:16
Usare? polotics? :sad:


Feb 19, 2004 9:27:28
Never read any of it myself. I would imagine, at least from a design perspective, that any other region would have its own share of uber like persons on par with the SKs of the Tablelands. My own homebrew region has quite a few including several advanced elemental clerics, some mega potent illithids (and their elder brains), an 'epic' yuan-ti abberation running a cohesive empire, even Andropoinis himself makes a appearance in the grand political scheme.

Gives us a little synopsis of what some of these major power players are and how your fitting them into Athas. I know I'd love to hear it.


Feb 19, 2004 17:09:18
that wood be c00l and by c00l i mean totaly sweat and i wood...

...What? Sorry, dude: couldn't resist. The idea sounds intriguing, but the thought of a city powerful enough to resist Borys would be a very powerful city, indeed. Powerful enough to worry all of the sorcerer kings, dig? Might not live too long after Borys's first visit.


Feb 19, 2004 22:45:21
Actually, he said civilization, not city. I'd have no problem with another civilization that is on par with the pre kalak's death power level. Any such civilization would have 'home field advantage' so to speak when comparing one with another.


Feb 19, 2004 23:41:58
What i'm planning is a human-only (but 'superior' humans) with inate powers and extreme martial prowess. One of the key features of Martin Middletons Perdu descendants ('superior human') was thier racial language, and fighting memories that give them an edge over other humans. They also live longer (150yrs - 200yrs). Catch? they breed slowly, so they value life and experience over EVERYTHING ELSE. Implaccable foes if united... thus the concept of a civilization, internally at war, but able, as a unit, to resist any external force....