The Chybisan Royal Guard – History
May 31, 2016
Chybisa has one standing professional military force — the Royal Guard. Their primary responsibility is the protection of the royal household but they also regularly patrol the Genin Trail to ensure that trade, the economic lifeblood of Chybisa, continues to flow. To many, they are the “Stalwart Boars”, dutiful and noble. But to others who are less respectful, they are brutish “unctuous pigs”.
This article is the first in a series which details the history and traditions of the Chybisan Royal Guard in the GREEN & PLEASANT LAND campaign. There is some minor deviation from canon in that auxiliary forces have been included in the force composition. Further articles will detail the traditions and the force composition of the Royal Guard.
by Konnel Damiano
A Chybisan Almanac
June 23, 2015
To Chybisans, the passage of time is not a turning of the calendar’s page. It is measured in the spring thaw, the turning of the soil, the sowing, and the harvest, and punctuated with the passage of the great spring and fall caravans and the hustle and bustle of the market fairs they bring. “A Chybisan Almanac” contains a month-by-month recounting of the activities that occur in the small Kingdom of Chybisa, and would be seen by adventurers and those passing through. Originally written to support the “Peoni’s Tear” PBeM campaign, “A Chybisan Almanac” was first published in the source book “Chybisa: Green & Pleasant Land.” This version offers a new graphic presentation that is consistent with HârnWorld 3rd Edition articles.
This material was adapted from the website of Sophia Tribad, and has her blessing to be presented in this format. The download includes the Open Office document; permission is granted to modify this document for personal use only. Redistribution rights for all files are reserved and not granted for “A Chybisan Almanac” and any derivative file, and hyperlinks to “A Chybisan Almanac” must be to the official download page here at Lythia.com.
Please check out Saint Angryl’s Temple, also by Sophia Tribad and set in Chybisa.
by Sophia Tribad & edited by Konnel Damiano
September 18, 2013
This is the most detailed astrology article available for HarnWorld with historical information and context in addition to an explanation of Astrology both specific to Harn and to general astrology.
The article details the similarities and differences of Harnic and Earth astrology systems, explains the astrological meaning of Kethira’s planets and stars and and includes detailed historical information and context for Harn in addition to an explanation of Astrology both in general and specific to Harn.
by Steve McDonald
Geology of Hârn
March 25, 2013
What are the rocks that lie underneath all the kingdoms of Hârn? Why is there a salt mine at this particular location? Why is Lake Benath so big? This article attempts to reconcile the information from the maps and canon writings of HârnWorld with real-world geology. Sometimes that’s a difficult thing to do because Hârn is in fact too regular and too disparate at the same time.
With colourful maps and solid explanations, this is an invaluable aide to GMs and of interest to players. The Geology of Harn is a worthy edition to anyone’s collection.
Hârn Pottage II
October 26, 2008
The second installment of the Hârn Pottage series follows its predecessor’s style. Places, arcane objects, dangerous situations and a new creature fill these 30 pages for your enjoyment. Superbly illustrated by Richard Luschek.
by Mike St-Pierre
August 29, 2008
April 2006 – Thonahexus investigates a wide range of topics.
- Campaign Talk – several GMs relate how they design and run their campaigns.
- Pilgrims and Relics – thoughts on how to develop and incorporate pilgrimages into the Hârn mileu.
- Gnostic Interpretation of Hârnic Religion – an examination of Hârnic gods
- Conspiracy Theory – a story that casts some light on a hidden power
- The Graesha – the tree devils of the Loalan forest
edited by Lucas Magnusson
August 24, 2008
November 2002 – The second issue of Thonahexus started with an essay by Lucas Magnusson about his ideas on Hârnic campaigns. He followed this with an article on the Anoth Delta and a convention adventure called “A Diabolical Plan.”
edited by Lucas Magnusson
Godstones: An Operational Analysis
July 16, 2008
Godstones: An Operational Analysis is a detailed (12 page) attempt to build a consistent rationale for the way Godstones seem to operate. It is rules-neutral, and maintains consistency with the published information on Earthmasters and the sites they left behind.
The discussion covers why the sites look the way they do, what the entire network was used for, and why the system broke. While it is just one person’s view and an interesting possibility, it is a very thought provoking article and one that GMs can make very good use of for their games.
by David Baldwin
The Lady of Paladins
May 18, 2008
This is a wonderful companion piece to Whyce Chapterhouse (qv) and Nebulan Chapterhouse (qv), as it describes the Laranian fighting order, The Lady of Paladins; its history, saints, and relationships with other orders within the Hârnic Church of Larani. It also discusses the current Solori Crusade, and its probably role in any crisis over the succession to the Kaldoric Crown. It also covers the daily routine of members of the order, location of its major chapterhouses, and the ranks of the Order. Included is a set of illustrations of rank badges for the order.
by Kerry Mould
January 4, 2008
As the title suggests, this has a bit of everything in it and flavoured with a little meat. It’s a mishmash of random buildings, places and things to be used on Hârn anywhere the GM feels appropriate. Although locations are given for a couple of pieces, these are optional and easily moved.
Also included are various arcane items for campaigns which use magic. The mini adventures/encounters included will hopefully help those GMs who have nothing prepared, or as filler for their PCs’ travels between major points in their present quest, but could be used as a starting off point for beginning characters.
The piece is excellently illustrated by Richard Luschek, and you already know Mike’s beautiful maps from his work on the Tashal module for CGI. Hârn Pottage is a must-have module. I’ll certainly be making use of it, and I hope there are many more Pottage modules to come in the future.
by Mike St-Pierre
Update 2008-01-04: Hârn Pottage has been reviewed on RPGnet, and those thoughts are up for all the world to see. Jocelyn Robitaille gave the article top marks for style and only marked down substance by a single point because he doesn’t use (or even know) Hârn and couldn’t use the items described in it. Hmmm…I can see his point, but surely a bit of thought might provide him with some ideas as to how to use the items. Still, 9 out of 10 is a pretty good score. Well done Mike!