Spells: Burning Wheel

April 1, 2018

Two spell books converted from The Burning Wheel RPG to HârnMaster format; the Eustace Grimoire and The Delorem Book of Songs. The latter could be a Sindarin artefact and to successfully cast these spells, the Singing skill should be used in place of the skill of the individual spell.

by Justin McLeod


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City Catchup for HarnMaster

April 1, 2018

A process and tables for generating what has happened to characters living in cities ‘in-between’ adventures or when wintering. The article, based on the HârnMaster rules, provides player characters emerging from their time off adventuring with a story to tell and a possible change in fortune, for better or worse. It is essentially an adaptation of the old Runequest City catch up process made applicable to a Hârn setting, and using HârnMaster mechanics.

As well as a PDF, the download contains the original Microsoft Word document in case GMs wish to modify the tables for their own campaign.

by Roderick Hill


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Future Harn – 722

April 1, 2018

The foundations of the Kaldoric succession crisis were laid many years before, during the reign of King Torastra. He was a vigorous, militaristic king and his first son and heir, Haldan, was the same. But his second son was of a frail and intellectual bent. Young Prince Miginath was a great romantic and at age 20 he fell in love with a beautiful commoner, Lesil Harabor, insisting he would have no one else for his bride. And so were sown the seeds of disaster…

This article is a synthesis from many different sources of how individual and important individuals and groups in Kaldor may view the succession crisis. The material in this article is based largely on the information in Edward Barach’s analysis of the crisis in Thonahexus #9. Extensive use has been made of Jonathan Nicholas’s Great Clans of Kaldor and Kerry Mould’s Lady of Paladins articles. It draws heavily on The Earls Progress, Asolade Hundred (and A Shower of Silver), the Nelafyn Hundred project and Fethael Hundred by Joe Adams. A similar article detailing the succession crisis by Paul Strack was the inspiration for this article. His description of the role of Migray Hosath is particularly important, as are many of the motives and descriptions of the main contenders and military dispositions of the factions (which have been amended slightly).

This article is not only heavily reliant on those excellent works, but also on the Kaldor articles from Columbia games and NRC’s original writings, along with random material from a multitude of other canon and fanon articles. Some of the elements of the scenario, particularly Miginath and Troda Dariune’s motives, are solely the author’s interpretation.

Additional information about shadowy agents operating far in the background to influence the succession crisis is also presented, for those GMs that want a deeper backstory for their campaign.

The outline is written as if the year is TR722. Any errors are the author’s alone. The download contains a PDF and the original Microsoft Word document, in case GMs want to edit the content to suit their own game.

by Michael Mann


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The Venerable James Harn Material

January 27, 2018

In late 2015, the HarnForum sadly lost one of its stalwart members; James Watson, AKA The Venerable James. Although he didn’t not choose to have the Harn material he created published here on Lythia.com, he did have his own website. When news of his passing reached us, Matt Roegner copied all of the Harn material on James’ site before it disappeared.

That consolidated archive file is now made available here for all to share. None of the material has been edited in any way, except that it is in PDF format and each filename is labelled with James’ initials.

The files are listed below for reference. Enjoy.

  • Apprenticeships and Nurture on Harn
  • Azeryan Money
  • Coatarms
  • Custom Armor
  • Extended Size & Weight Tables and Horse Armor
  • Gargun
  • Hair and Eye Color
  • HarnMaster 2nd Edition Corrections
  • HarnMaster Bestiary
  • Heraldry
  • Maritime Tables
  • Marnia
  • Mernat
  • Modifications Appearance and Physical Characteristics
  • Pinda
  • Plot Lines
  • Realism and Getting your Ass to Azadmere
  • Reksyni
  • Shek-Pvar Spells
  • Ships
  • Weapons Production

by James Watson


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Thónia – the End of the World

January 23, 2018

Keléstia Productions are pleased to announce our second publication of 2018 – Thónia – the End of the World.

Continuing our Venârivè Almanac series, this module describes the most remote, isolated and mountainous region of all of Lýthia – the veritable ‘End of the World’. Thónia is also the ‘end of the world’ in another sense – it suffered dramatically from the effects of the Red Death, to the extent that all the civilised states in the region collapsed, and have yet to recover.

Thónia is thus a region of wild peoples, who nevertheless have an ancient and storied past. They struggle under pressure from the natural environment, and the impact of slaving and competition from new Faláni colonies.

It’s a place ripe for adventure and exploration…

For further details, and to purchase, see:
http://www.kelestia.com/thonia

HarnChar

October 31, 2017

HarnChar is a Java-based command-line application that randomly generates one or more HM3 full characters including all extended attributes of the character profile, occupation and starting skills, or randomly generates simple sets of attributes.  It will optionally print plaintext output, or produce nicely formatted PDF files with optional character images and biographies (if supplied by you) à la Friends, Foes & Followers.

HarnChar also includes a customizable name generator that can be invoked independently. The name generator will produce female or male Hârnic Human, Sindarin or (vaguely) Khuzdul names. Both given and clan names will be produced.

There’s more information in the ReadMe.pdf file included in the download.

by Chad


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Atlas Keléstia – Trzn-B2 Âlwin published

September 11, 2017

The Land Awakens…

Keléstia Productions are pleased to announce the publication of Atlas Keléstia #47.

This issue describes map square B2 (Âlwin) on the Emélrenè map. It is our most complex Atlas Keléstia issue yet – the map index is 50 pages long, and includes data for more than 420 entries.

This issue of Atlas Keléstia covers the Kingdom of Emélrenè’s Âlwìna Shire and a number of surrounding areas. Âlwìna Shire is Emélrenè’s most populous and lies at the heart of the kingdom. Âlwin city is the second largest urban centre of the realm and jealously guards its rights and privileges. The ancient castle of Modána and thirteen keeps are also found in this area.

Most of the great clans of the realm hold lands here. Three of the great clans with seats in the region are in danger of ‘extinction’ due to small sizes, but in all cases, there are sub-clans with an interest in the outcome. The region is also the home of one of the clans descended from the old royal house, with associated tensions.

Other ancient tensions continue in the Môrtellyn Hundred, a region inhabited by clans with links to the area’s dark past. Nearby in the Léngardhel hills, brigandage is a growing problem, drawn by the gem mining in the region.

But most alarming is the ‘awakening’ of almost all of the Ethereal Zones (Laellyn) in the region, and the growing number of strange sightings, incidents and creatures in the area. The Émhlè rangers and the Laránian Order of the Lion Banner are both increasingly stretched to respond to these issues.

To learn more about Atlas Keléstia TRZN-B2 and to make a purchase, go to:
http://www.kelestia.com/atlas/trzn-b2

To learn more about Atlas Keléstia and to view a map of the published issues, see http://www.kelestia.com/atlas. A list of issues in order of publication date is available at
http://www.kelestia.com/atlas/list
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Character Sheets & Profiles

November 12, 2016

A number of Hârn fans have developed character sheets or profiles…even whole portfolios…over the years. They’re gathered here to make it easy for other fans to download and make use of.


Character Sheet - HârnMaster Profile Download
The author of this simple 2-page character sheet is unknown.


Character Sheet - HârnMaster v2 Download
This character portfolio was developed by Anders Bersten and is for HânMaster 2 (HM2). There are two PDFs meant to be printed and filled in manually (the fields are not editable).


Character Sheet - HârnMaster Core Download
This 3-page character sheet was developed by Andy Staples from ideas by Thorvald Neumann, and edited by Kerry Mould. It’s meant for HârnMaster Core (HM3 or HMC). There is a PDF with non-editable fields and a Word document.


Character Sheet - HârnMaster Gold Profile Download
Another character portfolio, this one is by Bill Gant for HârnMaster Gold. It is a multi-paged Excel spreedsheet that is totally editable, with a number of fields being filled by VBScripts, and a PDF user manual to explain how to use it. This is a deluxe character profile for use by the ‘serious’ Hârn gamer. Which means it is quite complex, even complicated.


Character Sheet - HM Gold Feudal Edition Download
Anders Bersten’s contribution is the first in a series of character sheets for Hârnmaster Gold, each with their own customized cultural flavour. This one is the 26 page long Feudal Edition.

If there appears to be enough demand, Anders will follow this up with the 39 page Viking, followed by the Imperial and Tribal Editions. The Viking Edition will see the introduction of a few elements imported and merged from the Pendragon system, specifically the Virtues & Vices, Traits and Passions tokens.


Character Sheet - HârnMaster v3 Download
Here is a character sheet for HârnMaster version 3 by Linus Rowedda. This looks exactly like the sheets you can buy from Columbia Games Inc. but the PDF has editable fields. Not all the entries are editable, and no calculations are done automatically, but quite a lot of the data that never changes is able to be entered on the form on your computer, so it will look quite nice when printed. There’s also a journal sheet with moon phases and religious days attached for player notes, which is a nice add-on.


HM Custom Character Profile Download
A comprehensive character portfolio by David Sprinkle. The sheets are designed to simplify character creation as much as possible. Skills are listed out, along with the formulas for the associated Skill Bases. This allows the player to open new skills during play without necessarily needing to refer to the rulebook. For those that use skill development rolls at the end of each session in order to improve skills over time, three checkboxes in front of each skill name are used to track skill usage during the gaming session. The sheets were created with a duplex printer in mind. Print them back to back as follows: character/combat; mystic/spells; campaign/campaign flipside. The NPC sheet is single sided. They have been left as separate PDF pages and combined into a single PDF in the suggested order for convenience.


HM3 Character Profile Download
The HM3 Character Profile is an all-in-one character sheet for HârnMaster 3rd Edition by Bill Gant that records a character’s attributes, skills, equipment, injuries, weapons and armour, notes on friends and foes, animal companions, your character’s religious calendar and quests, and (if applicable) divine invocations and Shek-Pvar spells. Calculations are made ‘on the fly’. No matter whether your PC is an armoured man-at-arms on foot, a mounted knight, an Ilviran priest or Odivshe Shek-Pvar, this tool will take the effort out of keeping track of your character’s statistics so you can focus on roleplaying. Also included is a comprehensive manual that describes each section of the HM3 Character Profile.

Spells From Yagaland

September 28, 2016

These spells were developed by the GM and players of a Gentle White Hand campaign. Many of these spells are very high level and complex. People are welcome to use any of them, modified or otherwise in their settings as they see fit.

by RobbaYaga


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Men In White

September 28, 2016

Part 13 of 15 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

The humans of Kethira are not ready for the reality of their world. Approximately 720 years ago, coinciding with the founding of Emelrene and Melderyn, much magic and arcana was driven underground. The existence of most magical or extraordinary beasts faded from human consciousness with the exception of a few species of creatures too large in number to be totally forgotten, including the gargun, ivashu, dragons, fey, and the odd chimera.

All creatures, races, and magical beasts were allowed to join polite human society provided they suitably disguise themselves as ordinary humans and register as outsiders with the Melderyn or Emelrene Registry of Arcana. This secret is the most jealously guarded knowledge of the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Gentle White Hand. Few outsiders know that all that stands between their simple world and the chaos of the abyss are…the Men in White!

by J. Patrick McDonald


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