As the melting-pot of the Known Spheres, the Rock of Bral is an ideal place for unusual characters PCs might not ordinarily encounter in groundling campaigns. Presented here is a giant wizard who can be an antagonist or ally for a party of adventurers, and can easily slide between the two roles. Note that familiarity with the 2nd Edition Forgotten Realms product Giantcraft is helpful, but not necessary to use this character.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Released on Thorfinn Tait’s Cartography Google+ account, July 13, 2014 & reprinted:
Alorea concept art.
One of Calidar’s three moons, and the twin of Kragdûr, Alorea is the home world of Calidar’s elves, and also gnomes.
The entire moon is forested, with some inland seas. Conservation is a number one priority for the elves.
There are a number of different clans, but the Sòldor hold most of the power, controlling the other clans and indeed the moon itself through an academy called the Tòrr-Gàrraidh. Originally founded by the Tolarin to manage the moon’s forests, the Tòrr-Gàrraidh has now become a sinister name for the ruling Sòldor junta.
Alorea’s gnomes were subjugated by the Tòrr-Gàrraidh centuries ago, and are now used as slaves, kept in line by a magical form of torture.
Alorea has already made an appearance in Melchia’s story arc (“The Spy”) in Under the Great Vault.
World of Calidar: The Orcs of Ghüle
This Week’s Hubble Image: The Horsehead Nebula
SJA3 Crystal Spheres Available at RPGNow!
Traveling the space lanes is risky and mysterious, and danger comes in many forms. The rescue of a tiny ship from pirate attackers leads to the discovery of a monumental, supernatural evil. Nothing is ever routine in space.
Crystal Spheres takes player characters through four unique crystal spheres to battle a powerful force of darkness. Player Characters will find themselves fighting not just for their lives, but the fate of an entire solar system and its millions of inhabitants.
“Crystal Spheres” is an adventure for the AD&D Spelljammer campaign setting. The Spelljammer boxed set is required to play. This 64-page adventure will easily adapt to any campaign world.
In the Hands of the Enemy (Book Excerpt) * Trigger Warning
The following book excerpt contains scenes of graphic violence and torture. Discretion is advised.
A door opened. Shaundar tried to get a grip on himself at once; the last thing their captors needed to see was weakness. His eyes blinked against the sudden brightness of the lantern in the corridor, but it was quickly blocked by an enormous silhouette. Its owner was a scro; gray-skinned and huge, with arms like tree trunks.
“Ah, good, you’re awake,” the scro rumbled in a voice that sounded almost like a lion purring. His unconscious echo of Yathar’s earlier remark was a little disturbing. It was odd to hear the Espruar tongue in such a rough baritone voice. “Maybe you’ll be more forthcoming than your friends.” He grabbed Shaundar’s shirt and with one hand lifted him to his feet. Shaundar was too weak to stand, however, and his leg startled him with the blinding jolt of pain it reported when his weight was put on it. He made a noise that sounded to his own ears like the bleat of a goat.
Yathar was on his feet as well. “He just came to a minute ago,” he was saying. “He’s still not quite aware. You should give him some time.”
The scro backhanded Yathar in the face as casually as one might swat an insect. He crumpled backwards against the wall. Shaundar noticed now a purple bruise all the way around Sylria’s left eye. He imagined this scro punching her in the face the way he had just punched Yathar and his fists involuntarily tightened.
A Star to Steer Her By
Well, I’m a fan of the genre, so I decided to try my hand at it. My first epic music mix, inspired by pirates, buccaneers, and the Spelljammer (r) setting for Dungeons & Dragons ™, which is probably my favourite all-time fantasy setting.
00:00 West One Music – Galleons of Glory
00:32 Audiomachine – Lost Raiders
02:15 Mark Petrie – Jolly Rogers
03:23 Hans Zimmer – Skull and Crossbones
04:01 Ms. Cinematic – Pirate War
06:27 Two Steps from Hell – Wrath of the Sea
07:39 Veigar Margeirsson – Galleons Approaching
08:00 Veigar Margeirsson – Pirates
08:53 Veigar Margeirsson – Galleons Approaching
09:41 Two Steps from Hell – 1000 Ships of the Underworld
11:02 Immediate Music – All Hands on Deck
13:16 Two Steps from Hell – Armada
15:35 Two Steps from Hell – Sky Titans
16:54 Hans Zimmer – Bootstrap’s Bootstraps
17:53 Hans Zimmer – Blood Ritual
18:26 Auracle Music – High Seas
19:01 Brunuhville – Pirates of the Underworld
22:30 Immediate Music – The Black Pearl
23:25 Epic Score – Unfurled Sails
25:53 Two Steps from Hell – Ghost Brigades
27:25 Two Steps from Hell – Norwegian Pirate
30:08 Hans Zimmer – He’s a Pirate
31:16 Ms. Cinematic – Super Mega Pirate Action
32:17 Veigar Margeirsson – Pirates
33:00 Two Steps from Hell – Merchant Prince
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Two Steps from Hell’s Official Channel
Running Time: 34:25
Featuring the art of Silverblade the Enchanter and John “Paladine” Baxter.
Silverblade’s Images: 03:23, 04:15, 05:35, 05:55, 06:43, 08:12, 08:30, 09:06, 09:25, 09:57, 11:35, 13:31, 16:01, 16:20, 16:38, 17:15, 17:39, 18:42, 19:43, 20:02, 20:20, 20:57, 21:14, 21:33, 21:52, 22:11, 23:03, 24:40, 25:15, 26:05, 26:41, 27:00, 27:53, 29:01, 29:19, 30:18, 30:38, 30:56.
“Paladine’s” Images: 03:43, 07:53, 10:15, 10:33, 11:16, 11:54, 12:11, 18:00, 19:06, 19:27, 24:01, 24:20, 25:00, 25:55, 26:23, 28:42.
Other Images: Sable Aradia & “Paladine” 12:03 & 28:12, Robin Wood 04:34, xxelfrockgurlxx 13:49, unknown 06:12, 15:10, 23:43, 24:11, 24:28, (please email me if you know the artists so I can credit them appropriately.)
Alunablue (channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/alunablue)
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Dungeons & Dragons
European Space Agency
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Hubble Space Telescope
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Pirates of the Caribbean IV: On Stranger Tides
Silverblade the Enchanter (channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/silverbladeTE)
Treasure Planet (original)
Treasure Planet (blu-ray)
Warrior Women: Grace O’Malley
The Witcher 2
World of Warcraft (channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/worldofwarcraft)
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
THIS WORK IS MY TRIBUTE TO THE EPIC MUSIC GENRE AND THE SPELLJAMMER SETTING. NO CHALLENGE TO COPYRIGHT INTENDED. I OWN NOTHING; ALL CREDIT TO THE ARTISTS.
Spelljamming Drow in Baldur’s Gate 2!
This gallery contains 4 photos.
Submitted by Silverblade the Enchanter.
What *Will* Those Gnomes Think of Next?
Flying minature giant space hamsters!
In all seriousness, these cool moving steampunk wings for your guinea pig are available from SkyPirate Creations for $82.24 Cnd. You can get your own by clicking on the link! Cool, huh?