August HarnQuest releases – GenCon 2013
August 10, 2013
Columbia Games News
August 10, 2013
AUGUST HARNQUEST RELEASES – COMING SOON
The August HârnQuest releases involve the Laranian Church in Kanday.
Order of Hyvrik (Larani)
The Order of Hyvrik is the main arm of the Laranian Church in western Hârn and stands as a spiritual bulwark against the churches of Agrik and Morgath that seek to dominate the region. Most of the order’s clerics and houses are in the Kingdom of Kanday. Although the order maintains temples in the Thardic Republic and has a small, covert presence in the Kingdom of Rethem, many view it nonetheless as an instrument of Kandian royal policy. The grand temple in Aleath is the headquarters of the order and the residence of its Turintesa (grandmaster), Toril Elcher.
Order of the Checkered Shield
The Laranian Order of the Checkered Shield is sponsored by the clerical Order of Hyvrik and was founded in 622 by King Andasin I of Kanday to guard the northern border of his realm. The order is based at Menekod castle, which it took from the Agrikan Order of the Copper Hook during Ezar’s War. Chivalry, honor, and duty are characteristics of the Order of the Checkered Shield, a fighting order dedicated to the goddess Larani, the Shieldmaiden of the Worthy Cause. The knights and men-at-arms of the Checkered Shield are renowned for their individual and collective military prowess and for upholding the ideals of Laranianism.
Dyrisa Laranian Temple
Columbia Games is preparing for GenCon 2013!
Columbia Games will once again have a booth at Gen Con this year. We have a lot of exciting new products and a growing list of old products being republished in our new colorful layout.
Join in the fun – Next weekend in Indianapolis.
This is your chance to meet Hârn artist Richard Luschek, editor and writer Brent Bailey along with Grant and Tom Dalgliesh.
GM Walt McAtee is planning a Harn event called The Red Caravan Saturday (8/17) @ 10:00 AM.
Columbia Games block games and Slapshot events are also planned.
RECENT HARN RELEASES – NOW AVAILABLE
The Zynholm Thran article describes the settlement’s history, government, religion, and economics, and provides details for some of its craftsmen and other locations. Includes color GM and player local maps, and floor plans for the clanhouse temple of Sarajin.
The Telen Castle article describes the settlement’s history, government, religion, and economics, and provides details for some of its craftsmen and other locations. Includes GM and player local maps as well as interior plans for the fortified villa of the powerful Nordaka clan, all in full color.
This is a Hârn Classics release. Portions of this article were originally published in 1987 as part of the Thardic Republic Module. The article has been upgraded with new color artwork and redrawn maps, as well as expanded descriptions of the town.
Weasels is a bestiary article. It describes the habitat and physical attributes of badgers, weasels, stoats, minks, polecats, sables, river otters, sea otters, and wolverines. Also included are details for hunting and trapping these creatures, fully compatible with the Hunting article (COL #4841).
5702A: Thay #B9: Jeweler
This article is a location expansion intended for use with the City of Thay article (COL #5702). It describes the master jeweler and his establishment. Full-color plans of the building are included, along with several adventure hooks the GM can use to bring the location into play.
4751A: Clord #20: Woodcrafter
This article is a location expansion intended for use with “Clord Manor” article in the HârnManor module (COL #4751). It describes the master woodcrafter and his establishment. Full color plans of the building are included, along with several adventure hooks the GM can use to bring the location into play.
5890A: Sorkins: The Seven Brothers
This article is a location expansion intended for use with the Sorkin Mountains article (COL #5890). It describes the Seven Brothers site and the tribesmen who act as its protectors. Includes a color local map and several adventure hooks the GM can use to bring the location into play.
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Peonian Crypt – Tashal
August 5, 2013
The Peonian Crypt in Tashal is more than just a hallowed burial for the faithful of the Bringer of Life Renewed. It is a trysting place for illicit lovers, a highway for the Lia-Kavair, and a facility for private meetings. Maybe they should fix the lock …
This short (three page) article details the crypt and some of the people who use it. Useful in any game system, the Peonian crypt contains a description of the two levels, and the last page is a players map.
by Matt Roegner