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Update - 23 OctoberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The Atlas section for the Mystaran Almanac AC 1019 is available.New links added.
A bit of a writeup on how the Icevale Elves get fleshed out a bit. Most of the rules here have 3E notes attached, but trimming back to OD&D shouldn't be difficult.
A tentative guideline to the time of the fall of Nithia
Although the author hasn't had the time to play it out yet, after more ruminations there is more to the thiefy plotline for Helskir from the previous update. Also, some gory details of the PC's travels.
A tentative guideline for BC 1000.
In The Mystara Chronicles, then next instalment "Welcome Back" is now available.
Preisthoods for Ixion using 2E rules, which will hopefully be the first amongst many. The priesthoods are in line with all the nations that have been detailed with OD&D gazetteers though some nations have not been covered for now. The new priest spheres in "Tome of Magic" have been covered in the conversion.
Some information on Kubittes and Garganthuax, the creator of the Kubitts and he who is better known as Gargantua, two mages with a penchant for the genetic manipulation of races.
Some plot lines/campaign seeds for the BC 500 (Fall of Nithia) campaign.
A brief framework to a variant Hollow World campaign using 3E.
Update - 07 SeptemberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:In The Mystara Chronicles, then next instalment "The Bastard" is now available.The evaluation and update reminder forms haven't been working but are now back online.
The Eternal City, the home plane for Khoronus.
Sindhi history with particular reference to meddling by the Master throughout the history of the nation.
An updated version of the timeline of Taymor.
Years of Fire is a campaign setting which connects Mystara and Blackmoor.
A thiefly plotline for Helskir.
Queen's legions: ideas to come out of the Queen's Harvest adventure.
A brief overview of Mystaran Mystical Orders.
Campaigns through Time offers a few ideas for various campaigns throughout Mystaran history.
Update - 16 AugustThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:In The Mystara Chronicles, then next instalment "Drawing Blood" is now available.
A description of Lhondaras a plane shared by three powerful immortals. Terra and Djaea (of Matter) and Ordana (of Time).
A treatise on the standing of the Thyatian Armed Forces as of the year AC 1018.
Update - 24 JulyThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Some new miscellaneous magical items, Barnaby's Pipe of Wondrous Intent and the Mouth of Mim.
From the author on a piece about planar warfare: "I just got a hold of the Dragon/Dungeon/Poly mags containing the "Githyanki Incursion" and I started to think, how could this be applied to the Mystara setting? Well, the idea that jumped out the most at me was the way in which the Githyanki utilise gates in order to commence their attacks. I thought if the Githyanki can do it, then why not some of the more powerful Known World nations (Thyatis, Glantri, Alphatia)?"
And in a world where such planar warfare is possible, perhaps countries will enforce something like Destrynions' Charter to keep the balance.
Update - 06 JulyThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:In The Mystara Chronicles all previous instalments have been updated and the next installment "The Plan" is now available.The FAQ has been updated with a list of recently published material that may be of interest to the gameworld of Mystara and D&D.
Some new miscellaneous magical items.
External email addresses have been removed at the moment in light of some peoples concerns about spam attacks.
Update - 29 JuneThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Custom maps created for the Isle of Dread module, there are the player's and DM's maps of the island. Replaced by this map.
A detailed map of the outer world Malpheggi Swamp. It is still in progress.
A new mercenary group: Nature's Revenge, fighting for the rights of animals.
Darokin trade maps for the northern Serpent Peninsula area.
Why can't the Glantrians also be involved in the affairs of other countries and spying like the Darokinian neighbours? With the Glantrian Foreign Service they can be.
Wizards read a lot of stuff, but what do they read? Here's some idea on some things that Glantrian wizards might read, and the classification system that they might employ in their libraries. Selections from the library of the CFRC, a campaign adventuring party, follows on with more ideas on specific reading materials.
Some thoughts and ideas involving Pyre.
The grand Hollow Moon project is looking like being back on track with the last file produced covering the troggies of the Marsh of Putrescence being reworked and greatly expanded.
An expanded and updated price list.
In The Mystara Chronicles, "The Queen of the North" instalment has been updated and the next installment "The Black Peaks" is now available.
Update - 26 AprilThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:"The Queen of the North", the first instalment of part 2 in the The Mystara Chronicles.
A new version of the rhagodessa, completed with study of the actual creature that they were based on. This version is more powerful than the original designed in OD&D, and also slightly different from Trevor Mellis's version. Also thrown in is a picture of one of the Solifugid's, which is what they are in real life.
A new instalment to the forgotten places of Davania series. The aim is to provide brief write-ups of locales far off the beaten path, that DMs can use to spice up their campaigns, as well as provide fodder for their imaginations. Although the first two instalments relate to the ancient war between Lhomarr and Y'hog, this will not always be the case. The instalment deals with the Pillars of Yath-Khe.
Campaign hooks for the Village of Irenke: the AD&D module The Village of Hommlet in Karameikos.
The history of the Carnuilh
Update - 23 MarchThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The Returned Corpse, an encounter for low-level Basic D&D parties. This is set in Threshold, Karameikos, as it is based on a seed idea in the Basic Player's Guide, but should fit into any town which has a logging industry nearby.I have started working on the structure and indexing of the Vaults, so far the rules and items sections have been revamped.
The Old Mill, an encounter for low-level Basic D&D parties. This is set in Threshold, Karameikos, as it is based on a seed idea in the Basic Player's Guide, but should fit into any town which has an old crowded mercantile area.
A Betrayal of Innocence, an adventure for PCs who kill everything on sight. An adventure to teach them differently with the Veiled Society.
Holier Than Thou, a Karameikan adventure.
Reidyll, a description of Rafiel's home plane.
Update - 09 MarchThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The transcription from speeches given by Alymer, a master Alchemist of the Corporation of Alchemists, in Glantri. Also included are notes on some of creations: gases and potions.A lot of news regarding the impending release of Hacklopedia Mystarica: The Guide to the HackWurld of Mystaros. There has also been some questions answered a number of times so far. And a rundown of changes to various regions has also been provided by the author.
Some things that came out of a gaming session of The Veiled Society.
An in-game look of alcoholism of characters.
A corrected/edited versions of all ten chapters of the first part of The Mystara Chronicles.
Using the AD&D module The Village of Hommlet in Karameikos as the Village of Irenke.
The section on the OD&D/Mystaran ESDs has been updated.
Update - 11 FebruaryThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Ever wanted to spend a night in the boudoir with something magical? Maybe these magical cosmetics will help.
The Constabulary of Glantri City an overview of what could be a fun-to-play police force, complete with 3ed stats.
"The Duke's Law", the next instalment in the The Mystara Chronicles and the end of part 1.
The Westerlands Campaign is based in the borderlands area between Darokin and Atruaghin, circa 1000 AC. There are some changes made to the area for the campaign, and a map of the area.
For some reasoning on why the Houses Vorloi, Torenescu and Radu actually dislike each other are covered in Houses of Intrigue: Perspectives. Following on from this is Houses of Intrigue: New Leadership a study of Cartha Radu and Boris Torenescu and what each might do after the Veiled Society.
Ever wanted to be a bit more artful in your combats, try some combat stunts.
A map of southeastern Brun at about 2500 BC
A map of Skothar as Oerik: A Mystaran Flanaess
A map of Taymora
Update - 30 JanuaryThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The final few characters from the War-Journal of Bue Geirsteinson: Oda Elsasdottir, Ragnar Solmundson, Sven Svenson and Ralf Silk-Tongue.I fixed a long running problem with some of the geographic entries relating to files on Nithia and Taymor. Nithia, existed where Ylaruam now is on the Outer World and was subsequently transplanted into the Hollow World as Nithia. Similarly Taymor was an empire on the Outer World in the area where the Sea of Dread is now, being transplanted into the Hollow World as The Bahlor Empire. Hopefully all this is cleared up now in the file structures. For Nithia and Nithia some files are related to both versions of the empire and they exist in both entries.
"Kavorquian's Basement", the next part in the The Mystara Chronicles.
A new magic circle, ailuromancy - the magic of cats, that uses the 'Magic Circles' rules from the Glantrian supplement.
In a campaign the players are attempting to remove the Black Eagle from his baronial position. They finally managed to convince the Duke of the Barons treachery. The Duke and the players not realising that there are much bigger forces at play then just Ludwig, are trying to remove the Baron who they perceive to be the main threat before re-taking the Duchy by force if needed. Anyway, trying to keep Bargle on the outskirts of the situation because he perceives the PC's to be a threat Bargle's Continual Darkness Grenades could be given to the Barons minions to give them an edge.
An extensive adventure with Corunglain's Deep as center.
More thoughts on module X10.
A revised Taymor timeline.
Update - 11 JanuaryThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:After a brief hiatus the continuation of the War-Journal of Bue Geirsteinson is related in part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16, part 17 and concluded with an epilogue.
Characters from the War-Journal of Bue Geirsteinson are also provided. Some of the characters have already been described in previous works of the author, but are updated here and may see small changes due to their experiences in this story. All stats are OD&D and use the optional rules for Personality Traits found in GAZ7: The Northern Reaches (or my adaptation of those rules). There might be a few surprises somewhere in the character descriptions; Bue doesn't know everything about the people he meets after all... Thus far there are write-ups for Bue Geirsteinson, Geirstein Thorgelson, Asta Katlasdottir, Ingibjorg Siglindesdottir, Lot Geirsteinson and Lis Elsasdottir.
A list of first names and surnames for native Karameikans, they contains mainly names from Romania. Some of the names are from Bulgaria or Hungary.
Updated 3E type stats for the city of Specularum, before WotI, i.e. GAZ1 era.
A new offering to the Arcana Mystara series, this one dealing with Demonology. This is still a rough version. The Arcana Mystara files are intended to be read for PCs and DMs, and a bit in character.
As part of a conversion of module B6 into 3E here a small snippet. This is one NPC, that hadn't any statistics at all, but had some description, Theosius.
Something a little silly, for the season - a new prestige class, the flunky.
Some discussion has risen as to the location of Mealiden's Trees of Life leading to some information and ideas and some propositions.