|#1havardJun 24, 2004 8:04:09||In my project of using stuff from the D&D/Mystara novels, I have decided to start with The Tainted Sword.|
Most of the storyline doesn't make much sense in the trilogy, but the first novel isn't so bad.
I have decided to keep most of the characters, but to leave most of the events, even those that happen before the actual story begin, out of my campaign.
The whole story of how Flinn was married, divorced, and dishonored has to go, mainly because I dont care much for it. There is however a Knight named Flinn at the Castle of Three Suns at Penhaligon IMC, and he has a female squire named Johauna. Flinn is protector of Bywater, a town that was also mentioned in Escape from Thunder Rift. He vields a Longsword +4 +3 vs dragons called Wyrmblight, and he owns a crippled Hippogriff.
The Abelaats do not come from a world whose magic has been stolen by Mystara. Mystara hasn't stolen any magic. Abelaats come from the Nightmare Dimension. They feed on magic and can destroy magic items. They attack magic users on sight, draining their magic essence when they kill them. They usually appear on Mystara only if summoned.
Karleah Kuznay is a witch living in the Penhaligon area, and she is rumoured to have been taught by the Seer.
Braddock Briarblood, is not the King of Rockhome, but rather cousin of the lord of the Stronghollow clan. Why he pretends to be a mercenary is anybody's guess.
The Red Granite Tower is located just north of Bywater and is said to be home of a powerful wizard. He may or may not have a son named Dayin.
Verdilith is a green dragon serving Argos. He has a grudge against Flinn who almost killed the dragon once, but does *not* have a secret human identity named Maldrake. That was just too obvious.
Penhaligion *is* a Barony, has a castle named Castle of the Three Suns (or Trisolaris), and is home of the most famous knights in Karameikos.
|#2HuginJun 29, 2004 18:08:12|
I use Penhaligion IMC as well but has only played a background role. I like your thoughts on the Abelaats. Have you done up any stats for the characters?
|#3havardJun 30, 2004 11:11:14|
Originally posted by Hugin
The whole Abelaat as a Magic Draining Nightmare creature is something I liked myself. It also makes the creatures more useful in other Mystara campaigns rather that just a specific creature for the Penhaligon Trilogy storyline.
I haven't makde up any specific character's yet, but here are some general ideas:
Human Fighter 10
Magic item: Wyrmblight (Longsword +4, +3 vs Dragons)
Dwarven Fighter 5, Ranger 4
Human Sorcerer 8
Human Rogue 4, Fighter 1
Blink dogs Tail of Teleportation, Peace (in Book 3, Longsword +5)
Old Green Dragon
Human Wizard 14
By the way, I noticed that others have been tinkering with integrating these books into the timeline aswell...
This sets the timeframe of the events in the trilogy to AC 1000-1004, which might make sense.
The URL above has a nice summary of the events of the novels.