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Last Update 2004
Update - 02 DecemberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:More NPCs in the Mystaran NPC Catalogue.More news flashes, and some of the old news flashes have been cleared away with those bits put in the relevant bits of the FAQ.
Masters and Commanders of ships in the Known World and specifically some for Karameikos.
Descriptions of the hin immortals Brindorhin and Coberham Shadowglint.
The clerical spell lists have been expanded with the immortals Brindorhin and Rafiel.
Chapter two of the story A Wider World.
Continuation of Tales from the Broken Lands - Orcs on the Rampage. A Campaign Log/Story of a warband adventuring in and about the Broken Lands.
More Inns and Taverns of the Known World with a description of the infamous Shady Dragon Inn.
A description of the Pink Eel, tavern.
Details of the centaurs of Karameikos.
Another Take on Karameikos Centaurs.
The Horse Breeds of Mystara.
An update to the Sielo's Fort campaign.
Characters and NPCs from the "Heroes of Mystara" campaign.
Giantcraft, expanding the information on giants in Mystara.
The Woodland Shadows a prestige class based upon a group of mostly druids and rangers who adopt more covert means in protecting nature.
New links have been added to the links page.
Update - 06 NovemberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The clerical spell lists have been expanded with the immortals Alphatia, Atruaghin and Diulanna.More news flashes.
A basic look at the immortals of the hin.
A theory on the Olympian immortals from module IM2.
A new idea for the Belcadiz and Ispan missing link.
Inns and Taverns from throughout the Known World.
Ideas for using the Frostburn material with Mystara.
Some Mystaran campaign ideas formed whilst reading through Frostburn.
Some adventures on Secundancepes, broken into whether the PCs work for or against Glynwyth's clan.
A look beyond Ancepes Trigeminus at the Fey Court.
Annals of the Denwarf dwarves.
The Scimitar - a small adventure in Selenica.
The history of the Traldar.
A rough sketch expanding upon Traldar and his "Eyes".
The practical, from a character's point of view, uses for libraries in a D&D game and some Mystaran libraries to use.
A chronology of Ochalea.
Continuation of Tales from the Broken Lands - Orcs on the Rampage. A Campaign Log/Story of a warband adventuring in and about the Broken Lands.
A tentative history of Rakasta.
The basic ethnic and linguistic guidelines for Mystara.
An ethnography focus on Antalians and other M-Indo-Europeans.
A detailed look at the ancient origins of the Traldarans.
The problems with ethnicities and ethnic feats in Mystara and some examples.
A bit of a preview of work taking in consideration the issues of Rakastas and Ochalea.
Ethengarians and real world Mongols: issues related to Mystaran ethnology and the Ethengarians.
Ochalea: issues related to Mystaran ethnology and Ochalea.
Traldars: issues related to Mystaran ethnology and the Traldars.
Bringing in Chung-Eun into the Ochalea issue.
Story, The Book of Zirchev, borne from fun stuff you can do with a real-world religious text and a Mystaran Gazetteer (or two).
What the archaeologists have dug up, tablets found in Karameikos.
Chapter one of a new story A Wider World.
The Rise of Orisis a version of the early days of Nithia. It is basically a translation and summary of the backgrounds of four different immortals Cheimos (CM8), Orisis (GAZ4), Maat (WotI and old Immortal set) and Bachraeus (Rules Cyclopedia).
A 3E conversion of the Savage Coast monster Neshuzu as a PC race.
A 3E write-up for the brute-men race on Mystara.
The second chapter to part 3 of The Mystara Chronicles with "A Mind in Chains" is available.
More information on the Katonate Confederacy.
The dark truth of the deadly, magical, and beautiful Eeliistii.
A bunch of different NPCs in the beginnings of the Mystaran NPC Catalogue.
A flying drakker with many eagle elements added.
Update - 04 OctoberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Some ideas on Belcadiz history.
A description of Secundancepes, one of the peaks in the Ancepes Trigeminus, Hytiliaph's mountain home.
Tales from the Broken Lands - Orcs on the Rampage. A Campaign Log/Story of a warband adventuring in and about the Broken Lands.
A Geopolitical map of the Taymoran lands.
Update - 02 OctoberThe Vaults of Pandius found a new home, thanks to Gordon for the years of service over on Starflung.
Update - 26 SeptemberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Updates to the collection of holy swords of the Known World, and the further collection of holy swords.More news flashes.
The clerical spell lists have been expanded with the immortals Faunus and Terra. All lists for all other immortals have been updated.
Part 3 of Radiance Magic for 3.5E. These are new 8th and 9th level spells designed to improve the power and versatility of the Radiance Mage in 3.5E gaming and make non-Radiance users scream and suffer.
An different relic for the Belcadiz one that will be more suitable to their culture, the Well of Thoughts.
A discussion of the origins and development of Martial Arts in Mystara, covering all canonical sources and adding a few non-canonical but likely arts.
A write-up for the martial art studied by the Ten Thousand Fists of the Khan, the Ethengarian clerical society. It is described as a set of Secret Passes as presented in the Savage Coast Campaign Book.
The first chapter to part 3 of The Mystara Chronicles with "The Right of Husbandry" is available.
An Aranea Bloodline based on Bloodlines in the new Unearthed Arcana.
Rules for converting some of the new Blackmoor races for basic D&D.
Updates and an extension to the back story fleshing out Hytiliaph.
Some adventure ideas for characters who might want to work against Hytiliaph.
A description of Ancepes Trigeminus, Hytiliaph's mountain home.
A draft article on Thyatian names and surnames.
An article describing the origin and development of the Lupin race.
A list of the races of Mystara at 2000 BC and a map showing their distribution.
A look at a Darokinian thieves guild that moves into insurance.
Some arrows that are better used as a compass.
A new update of the Sentient Races List. A number of Savage Coast creatures from the monstrous compendium that never appeared in the original list, plus the missing entry for the Illithid, and an update to the Bugbear entry.
Rules for the radiance in 3.5E with rules, prestige classes, spells, feats, items and monsters. This is currently a work in progress.
Update - 04 SeptemberThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The clerical spell lists have been expanded with the immortals Ka, Rad and Thanatos.The list of D&D/ Mystaran articles that have appeared in Dungeon magazine has been updated and expanded with more information.
A look at the centaur tribes of Ethengar.
OD&D information for the Petran shield, a shield weapon used by clerics of Petra.
The legend, lore and myth surrounding the Bow of Petra.
The Herathian Master Spy craft, the precursor to the Web Mastery speciality school.
Part one of the Expanded Darokin Timeline; from the Founding of Salonikos to the Fall of al-Zalenikah (1500 BC - 351 AC).
More ideas on the history of Darokin.
And aspects of the Darokin timeline focussing on the Darokinian heroes from the module IM2.
A description of Bastion a demi-plane controlled by the Empire of Thyatis.
A collection of holy swords of the Known World, followed by more holy swords of the Known World featuring less swords but with longer descriptions.
A rough draft on how to handle the Nucleus of Spheres as a touchstone.
A Concise History of the Lawful Brotherhood.
A back story fleshing out Hytiliaph the gold dragon mount of Demetrion from the Dragonlord Chronicles.
The Other Doomsday Device, a short story.
Some information on spells and magic for the Radiance in 3.5E.
The Thyatian Soldier's Oath.
The list of D&D/ Mystaran articles that have appeared in Dragon magazine has been updated.
Update - 07 AugustThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The clerical spell lists have been expanded with the immortals al-Kalim, Alphaks, Frey, Freyja, Hel, Kagyar, Petra, Thor, Valerias, Vanya and Zirchev.
In The Mystara Chronicles all of the instalments in part 2 have been updated.
A d20 conversion into a feat of the OD&D Treewalking general skill as described in the Elves of Alfheim Gazetteer.
3E conversions of the elven subraces.
A timeline for elves.
The Spell Pit a fighting arena beneath the Great School of Magic in Glantri City.
Rules for handling the costs of hiring spellcasters.
Some examples of the good that can come out of the Ylaruam University.
Some house-rules for elves on 3E Mystara.
A conversion for OD&D of Archmagic. Includes sub-class details and archmagic on Mystara.
Information on Thyatian Pegasus Class airships.
Day of Renewal is the Thyatian holiday celebrated in on the last day of each year, since AC 1017 in the MA timeline. It can easily be incorporated into any campaign regardless of use (or lack thereof) of Almanac timelines of any sort. It is one of the Emperor's propaganda endeavours, aimed at rebuilding the Empire's spirit.
A brief description of the Island of Sclaras.
The Order of the Crimson Guard: intended for use in Master (OD&D) or Epic-Level campaigns, and fits with the Epic Isle of Dread variant created by the same author.
The language of the Tangor.
Some names for people from Tangor and related cultures.
Casium the artifact Sword of Halav.
Discrepancies between thee Week Without Magic and the Day of Dread and discussion about ways to fix them.
Update - 04 JulyThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The clerical spell lists have been expanded with specific immortals Benekander, Ilsundal, Karaash and Khoronus being added as well as spell lists for the spheres of Energy, Entropy, Matter, Thought and Time . The spell lists for Asterius and Odin have been updated.Some new links have been added.
Chapter 2 of survivor All-Stars: The d'Ambrevilles.
Dragon Lore: a look through the history of dragons from their creation to modern times.
3E stats for genoids.
3E stats for the former Sheriff of Seashire, Jaervosz Dustyboots.
A template for nosferatu which varies quite a bit from the canon Nosferatu monster but works well in play.
A 3E conversion of tabi in the savage species style monster class.
Some things in the new Eberron setting that could work very well in Mystara, and other things which would not.
Update - 14 JuneThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:In The Mystara Chronicles then new instalment, the last in Part 2, "A Great Service" is available.
Clerical spell lists for 3E with universal good and evil spells and additional spell lists for specific immortals including; Asterius, Halav, Ixion, Loki, Odin and Protius.
Some ideas on centaurs on Mystara.
Survivor All-Stars: The d'Ambrevilles, the latest collaboration between the GBN (Glantrian Broadcasting Network) and ICV (Ierendi Crystal Vision). Each week vote out one the enigmatic and eccentric d'Ambreville family. Prologue and Chapter 1.
A Mystaran instance of a new creature from the WotC site, the troglizard.
Of Amber Lotus and Zzonga, a plotline on the policy of zzonga in Thyatis and the usage of it along with Amber Lotus in Hule.
There are a number of articles related to a newly postulated region - Shadowdeep underneath the Known World and extending beyond.
- Regions of the Shadowdeep.
- NPCs of Annwn.
- Magic of Annwn.
- The Great Academy of Wirrtenheid and NPCs of the University.
Update - 31 MayThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:An update to the 3.5 edition conversion for rakasta.The Blackmoor release date announced by Dustin Clingman.
Some organisations of the Known World.
Some thoughts on the succession in New Averoigne after Etienne.
Update - 17 MayThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:New Immortal Yaga, the Hag Countess.Updated news from James on the current status of the HackWurld project.
A conversion to 3E of the thoul, it's still in need of a bit of fleshing out (the descriptive aspects of it), but it should serve.
A system for translating OD&D characters and NPCs into 3E.
An epic variant to the Isle of Dread written to be compatible with the "Mystaran Almanac" timeline, at least up to 1018, but can easily be inserted into any campaign-specific timeline. It is intended for post-WotI but with fairly minor modifications could be slipped into the "Build-up" period of WotI or the preceding period when the Immortals were prodding their mortal followers to gear up for war. Thus, anything post-AC 1000 would be suitable with minor modifications. It's written up as an epic variant, but is general enough (and certainly not stat-based) that it could be rendered suitable for the "teens" levels (13-19) without much modification. Indeed, it is not an adventure as such but written as a springboard for adventure ideas, to carry on where X2, Isle of Dread, leaves off.
Personal thoughts to reconcile the immortal Urth and the existence of the Hollow World.
Information on Goron, The Lizard-King also known as Demogorgon.
3E stats for Alebane.
A conversion of rakasta for 3.5 edition.
A 3E conversion for Kol.
An alternative ending to the Wrath of the Immortals.
Some back story for a DM's new campaign.
Mixing Worlds II mixing together the backgrounds and histories of several different RPGs and campaign settings into Mystaran mythology.
Legends of the Rakasta.
Links to exterior pages, including the links section and any links from articles have been checked to see if they are still working. As a result of that some of Christian Constantin's maps (referred to in his Hule articles) have been added to the Vaults.
Update - 26 AprilThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:In The Mystara Chronicles, then new instalment "A Competing Vision" is available.The Mystara Mailing List Guide is available again and is now housed on the Vaults.
The History of the Dwarven Race continued with "The Years of Growth".
New OD&D rules giving more options for thieves.
A couple of options for simplified spellcasting for divine and arcane spellcasters.
Find Familiar: Mystaran Familiars in OD&D.
Mixing Worlds: Suggestions for Using d20 Campaign Settings with Mystara.
Geographic entry for the Heldannic Outpost of Vanya Bay, the entries for Hattias were used as a basis for a lot of this.
Information on Chardastes, the Healer.
Information on Leptar, the Slave Lord.
The Dymrak Dread adventure revamped to see if anything in that adventure was useable.
How sorcerers fit into the Known World with a country by country breakdown.
The Sielo's Fort campaign with quite some detailed development of the characters and a timeline.
The Adventures section of the 1018 Mystaran Almanac.
Update - 05 AprilThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The Atruaghin Wild-Warrior, a monk prestige class with druid like tendencies.The authors page has been updated to now link to separate pages for each author listing all the works for that author.
The Glantrian Specialist Wizard, a variation of the Red Wizard PrC.
The Chosen of Rathanos prestige class.
The Mystic Healer a Glantrian prestige class.
The Hunter, a new character class for OD&D.
The Merchant Prince of Darokin prestige class.
The History of the Dwarven Race continued with a look at the Modrigswerg.
War Calendar for the Great Nomad War as it played out in the Twin Campaigns. The general events of the campaign are written and linked with semi-narrative war reports. Some notes on the post-war upheavals in Darokin and the other great political changes are included, these are summarised in notes about a big Council meeting and the peace conference in Darokin city.
The Tavern of the Three Rings in Threshold.
An attempt to convert the jumper from the original Immortals Set(30HD-variant). This was more an individual jumper intended for the campaign, that is why the feats are so combat heavy.
Radiance mage prestige class.
The Radiance under 3.5 rules.
More thoughts on the Radiance and the nature of magic.
Mystara Without High Technology, an idea.
Lord Kaylor, the Master's executor; a powerful henchman serving the Desert Master.
The Talking Whisker tavern in Thyatis City.
Rules for appearance and comeliness.
Rules for epic levels in OD&D.
Update - 06 MarchThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:What is the difference between druids who worship nature, and druids who worship deities of nature? The War of the Druids adventure scenario explores what could happen.
The Lesser Evil adventure scenario. Perhaps putting up with the lesser evil was a better idea, too late now.
Four non-weapon skills that are useful for fighter characters.
When Immortals Dream, a short story partly inspired by someone else's writing about how the Old Ones viewed the entire Wrath of the Immortals War. (Basically, from their grander point of view, the whole world war was just a minor malfunction that was resolved with the Sphere of the Nucleus being tweaked a bit.)
Can the immortals become Old Ones? Well if so then reaching beyond immortality suggests how.
A look at the ancient religions of Mystara.
The dwarven bible - The Chronicles of Dwarves.
New third level spells players have developed in game over the years.
The history of the Neathar/Antalian pantheon based on a parallel with RW studies that compare the religions of different Indo-Europeans cultures, and especially on the works of G. Dumezil.
A new storyline on the Carnuilh All-Father from the War of the Druids adventure scenario.
A small update on the geopolitical situation after the Nomad War, and some musings on possible futures. From the Twin Campaigns campaign setting.
In The Mystara Chronicles, then next instalment "Threshold" is now available.
An article on Halflings; a short piece touching on racial relics, clanmasters, relic keepers, attack rank progression.
A La Carte character improvement.
Orders of the Calarii a development of the Calarii elves within Karameikos. This is an expansion on the earlier material.
Information on the Malpheggi Swamp presented from a 3E adventure.
Update - 01 FebruaryThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:The History of the Dwarven Race continued with a look at the Dwarves of the Second Age and Dwarves of the Third Age.The latest word on the Hacklopedia Mystarica release from Kenzer.
The timeline of the Dwarven kings.
A look at Darokin's possible expansion to the west.
The ships of the Royal Karameikan navy has taken the interest of a number of people with one file with ship names and the commanders and another file goes into more detail about the detail.
The conclusion to the Helskir thief storyline.
The exiles campaign setting is based off of both the Mystara world and the Spelljammer setting. It is a place where magic and technology meet. It is a place of ancient wonders and long hidden secrets. And it is populated by all of those who have been cast out by the immortals.
An updated version of the extended pantheon for the northern realms of the Known World.
Some Mystara related crystal spheres.
The Guard Phorsis, aka 1st Division - Specularum City Guard.
A history of Filwarf dwarvish clan.
An expansion to the history of the Filwarves.
A piece on a forgotten clan of dwarves in northern Davania.
An update to the Taymoran project with a small addition, a discussion of Taymoran lycanthropes particularly the areas where the various lycanthropes were created and employed.
New second level spells players have developed in game over the years.
The Olympian Conspiracy. "The Wrath of Olympus" module was also a fine bit of work, but it just so didn't fit in with the entire Mystaran cosmology. "Wrath of the Immortals" took some steps to reconcile all that, this story is a contribution on how the Immortals became the Olympian gods.
Update - 01 JanuaryThe following files have been loaded or updated on the Vaults of Pandius:Reviews of the Mystara articles in the recent issue of Dragon 315.
In The Mystara Chronicles, then next instalment "The Gnomes' North Trail" is now available.
Some further ruminations on the thiefy plotline for Helskir.
Some facts and ideas about hutaakans.
A description of Mystara at the time of Blackmoor.
Apart from Zzonga there's probably be additional drugs on Mystara, there will almost certainly be the same kind of drugs on Mystara as there are elsewhere. But, of course, on a magical world they needn't be quite the same...
What people say... Sayings, exclamations and curses in the Known World.
Here are a few of the many spells players have developed in game over the years.
A geographical/political index for the existing almanacs.
An extended pantheon for the northern realms of the Known World.
History of the Dwarven Race - Dwarves of the First Age.
An updated to the listing of sentient races of Mystara. This update, planning on being the first of many is for dwarves.
Every Immortal in WotI is sponsored by another major, known immortal. A short section on "lost/deceased Immortals" might be an interesting hook to provide for additional sponsors, as well as campaign ideas.
A star map for Mystara based on The Tree of Life by Bruce A. Heard and Arcana Mystara by Kit Navarro.