Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday, March 7, 2011

Farming Notes

A few useful notes on farming in general.

Iron Rations for parts of Uod.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ideas from WFRP

"Oh good point. Potentially, so also are Dragons and Giants, which is why I implied in one of the many WFRP books I wrote that Dragons, Eagles and Giants were the original inhabitants before the Old Ones arrived - certainly true of Dragons** and Eagles. The myth it appeared in suggested Eagles were of the air, Giants of the land and Dragons of beneath, but anyway, the suggestion was that only the Old Ones creations (elves, dwarves, lizardmen, humans, ogres) were taintable...except for the Halflings, which they got RIGHT after all their other mistakes.

Only problem was, by putting all their effort into making halflings incorruptible, they left them short on everything else. Which is why it is important that, mechanically, they kind of suck. Once you understand WHY they suck, you understand the genius of it all.


**I'm pretty sure the Old Ones LOWERED the world's temp, which is why all the dragons went to sleep - they were cold blooded and couldn't survive without the warmth of the sun."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A thought.

If D&D 4th edition is "Points of Light", I want Uod to be "Points of Darkness". 1000 of them.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tomb City of the Polog

Recent earthquakes have uncovered a pass in the mountains north of
Narrosh. Expeditions from the Commerce Guild have found ruins of a
small city or ceremonial center once called Luumb (to the best of
their deciphering). Small amounts of gold jewelry have been recovered
among the squat towers and domes. The ruins lack staircases and have
numerous murals of red-eyed faces along the ramps that take their
place. Wax-sealed tombs line the interior walls, but no remains have
been found in any of the excavations. Large circular pits are
scattered throughout the center, each having scattered remains of
humanoid, large quadroped, and small rodent bones.

According to Heteri history, Putuv II ruled the mountain tribes of
this region that his father had conquered. There is no mention in
their legends of a city or location called Luumb.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Eastern Wastes

Along the frigid coast of the North Sea, where the Gose River drains
out from the mountains, sit the Eastern Wastes. Centered around the
ruins of Demenian, a city that the Storm Mother all but wiped from the
land in her wrath, are small villages and roving bands of Maetah and
mixed blooded people left to the wilderness. While not as barren as
the Plaguelands of the west, the xenophobia of the inhabitants can be
just as dangerous.

During the height of the Chlendi Empire, their fear of a return of the
grey plague led them to migrate disease populations (no matter how
minor) to work camps in the peninsula by Demenian. As the bureaucracy
spread, political enemies and undesirables joined the populace. As
the Chlendi might waned, the villages of the Eastern Wastes were left
to their own direction and communication with the cities of (now)
Argaevaligne and the Minkush River Valley ended. The villages became
isolated and inbred, and some joined the Kuzak mountain tribes, a
Heteri people to the south.

Some say an exile noble built his own domain in the ruins, calling
upon Maetah and Chlendi sorceries to extend his life. Others says the
exile did exist, but his magicks brought down the wrath of the Storm
Mother which leveled Demenian, and he travels between villages in
search of a glimpse of sanity and hospitality.