Iconic Modules Q



Mar 28, 2004 18:01:10
I'm running the Iconic Modules (Sunless Citadel, The Forge of Fury, The Standing Stone, ect...) in my campaign. I realize the creators left the modules very open so anyone can use them, but can anyone tell me where in Greyhawk these places are located? I could just plop them anywhere, but it would be more convenient to know. Each one is also in it's place for a reason, so it makes more sense to keep it there. I'd also like to be able to point on the map and show my players where they are. Can anyone help me out?


Mar 29, 2004 8:18:50
Your question seems to assume that the locations in the modules (Oakhurst, Blasingdell, et al.) are established places in the Flanaess, but that the modules just didn't tell you where. Hence, your comments: "I could just plop them anywhere, but it would be more convenient to know" and "Each one is also in it's place for a reason, so it makes more sense to keep it there."

However, as far as I know, the locations of these modules are not established places in Greyhawk. Thus, you really can plop them anywhere; in fact, you just about have to. The only bit of advice I have is to try to keep the geography consistent.

For my part, I put Oakhurst fairly near to Greyhawk (although that might have been a bit of a stretch, considering the existence of the ashen plain devastated by Ashardalon long ago) and I put Blasingdell in the Lortmils, between Courwood and Thunderstrike. Those places fit my campaign best; someplace else might work best for you.

Y'know, now that I think about it, there may have been a thread like this a while back. You might be able to find other suggestions there.


Mar 29, 2004 9:33:12
Another popular venue for the WotC adventures is in the Viscounty of Verbobonc. Most people in my experience make tie-ins to Monte Cook's Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil. I have seen many place The Sunless Citadel in the Gnarley Forest and The Forge of Fury in the Lortmils or Kron Hills.

I agree with Brom - I don't think the WotC adventures are designed for Greyhawk specifically. They are entirely generic and adaptable to any campaign setting.


Mar 29, 2004 10:19:15
While I have only used The Sunless Citidel in my GH games, I place the adventure whereever it seems to fit best for my campaign. However, I tend to keep Oakhurst far from Greyhawk and other popular cities such as Verbobonc. I find that it works best in a fairly rugged, wilderness area with little to no traffic.

Just my 2 coppers.



Mar 29, 2004 10:21:01
Oakhurst and Blasingdell etc are not established places in Greyhawk.

I put Blasingdell in the Good Hills in Keoland in my campaign. The only real reason was my players were in Cryllor at the time.

There's no real 'canon' to interfere with in this case, so just do what you like.


Mar 29, 2004 15:04:04
note that some of the modules do have greyhawk references, but they are few and far between, and are of little help orienting them in the flanaess.


Mar 29, 2004 15:45:29
You mentioned Greyhawk references ... could you give some (or all of the) examples you noticed?


Mar 29, 2004 16:49:38
Since my campaign is going to take place mostly in the UK of Ahlissa, I'm going to put Oakhurst near the Bonewood (maybe even near Chathold). Blasingdell will probably be close to the Iron Hills or the Glorioles.

All of the adventures are easily adaptable, so really there's no wrong answer as long as you consider the geography. Heck, you could even change the geography in the modules to some extent if it conflicted with where you want the campaign to go. It's up to you, really.


Mar 29, 2004 18:16:50
Originally posted by Max_Writer
You mentioned Greyhawk references ... could you give some (or all of the) examples you noticed?

I have not taken the time to catalogue them all, nor do I have the desire to do so... but ehre is an example of what I am talking about from "The Standing Stone"

A local noble, Lord Carroway, has heard rumors of
trouble and hires the PCs to quietly investigate. Worried by rumors of an elven pogrom ("just like in the Lendore Isles"), he needs to know if the elven kingdom on the other side of the forest has begun plans for a hostile campaign against the humans who live on this side of the forest or is merely seizing the neutral territory that lies between.



Mar 31, 2004 14:02:12
In my game the Inconic Modules happened at:
Sunless Citadel - Oakhurst: SE of Greyhawk on Neen River, near the Mistmarsh
Forge of Fury - Blasingdel: E of the Kron Hills in the Gnarley Forest, Khundrukar is SE of that and NE of Namburil, near source of Jewel River
Speaker in Dreams - Brindinford: between Calatran and Westguard on Velverdyva River
Standing Stones - Ossington: S of Dyvers in the Gnarley Forest, sometimes called Skorane
Nightfang Spire - Drylake: S of Diamond Lake in the Cairn Hills, just north of the Mistmarsh
Deep Horizon: under Namburil is entrance, Chael-Rekshaar is SE of Namburil (in the Underdark or course)

maps which I referenced can be found at/in:
City of Greyhawk Boxed Set
map of greyhawk domains I can't find on web