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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Tashal: Medrik – SE

January 27, 2018

Medrik Southeast City Block is located in Tashal, and consists of 10 buildings that are home to a mixed population of lesser nobility, government officials, guildsmen, and even a few laborers. The most prominent resident is Tarkin Hirnen, Lord Chancellor of Kaldor. Many are full of secrets. The twenty page article contains full plans for each building by Matt Leber, heraldry, layout by Brent Bailey, and Richard’s Luschek’s fantastic art.

by Matt Roegner


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Baronets

January 27, 2018

Baronet’s or ‘little barons’ are those rich knights, typically holding several manors, who can afford to knight all their children, not just the heirs. Baronets represent a tricky thing for their lieges. On the one hand they’re more politically and militarily powerful than their other followers, often with that power concentrated within one or two neighbouring hundreds.

by Michael Mann


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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

Tormau Apothecary

October 31, 2017

At 26, Gweyn of Kesham is one of the youngest masters in the Rethemi Apothecaries’ Guild, succeeding her father in the Tormau franchise. Half-Kuboran, Gweyn undertakes herb-gathering expeditions into Peran a few times a year. Coupled with her excellent relations with the Earl of Tormau, her tribal heritage and her mastery of the language and customs helps safeguard her when in Kuboran territory.

This two page expansion for Tormau describes the local apothecary shop and its colourful characters in the standard CGI format. Three adventure hooks are included.

by Bernhard Bihler


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 15

October 31, 2017

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

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

This article is a collaborative effort by four writers, Megan Daley (1 character), Rebecca Downey (5 characters), Sonia Handforth-Kome (3 characters), and Taren Scott (3 characters). Kerry Mould sponsored the art and did the layout. The editing was by Brent Bailey. This article also sees the return to FFF of the talented artist, Juha Makkonen. He has created some great new character pieces for this article.

All of the characters in this article are female:

  • a tough, hard drinking, fighting order Erken (chosen “man”)
  • a waif-like street urchin who moonlights as a cat burglar
  • an Uthreim Roliri ranger with a herding dog
  • the madam of a courtesan house who has exceptional abilities
  • a cook who can read and has captured the heart of a knight
  • the tallest, most attractive, shepherdess in the Hundred
  • a second-born fighting order knight
  • a commoner elevated to knighthood for extreme bravery
  • a Larnain priestess with a mysterious past
  • a gentle Peonian priestess known for her “velvet fist”
  • a hard of hearing Fyvrian Shek P’var shenava
  • a mischievous Odivshe Shek P’var satia-mavari, and her spells (qv)

Please enjoy. Your feedback and comments are always welcome.

Curated by Kerry Mould


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The Gentry

October 2, 2017

“They’re either nouveau riche parvenus trying to weasel their way into places they aren’t wanted, or they are scions of noble houses trying to cling to status they no longer deserve. Bloody uppity folk, either way.” Sir Asoborn Rintaren, talking about the gentry.

The Gentry long to return to the ranks of the nobility, and they carry attitudes and customs they think places them above their fellow free farmers, and well above the peasants. This article looks at these attitudes and more throughout Harn and western Lythia.

by Michael Mann


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Major Knights of Kanday

October 2, 2017

Part 4 of 4 in the series Heraldry

The major knights of Kanday are the bailiffs or constables of keeps, holding these strongholds for the great of the kingdom. Others are sheriffs/constables appointed by the king. Some are members of the Great Clans themselves or holders of significant manors. No fewer than three of these are members of the powerful clan Milaka. The other knights here are leaders of families who control the most manors and/or acreage in the kingdom of Kanday.

by Matthew Roegner


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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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Bastune House

June 25, 2017

Bastune House is a fitting home for the appetites and ambitions of its chief resident, Lady Peresta Bastune. Whereas her husband, the Baron Greon Bastune, has been wenching and spending his way towards what is seemingly an inevitable downfall, Lady Peresta’s “legendary” infidelities, manage to further her ends. Her son Lyndar is purportedly not the product of her marriage to Greon Bastune, but rather of a liaison with the king’s bastard and Marshal of the Royal Guard, Koris Harabor. The Lady has all the makings of a compelling figure and NPC for any Kaldor campaign, and Bastune House provides an excellent platform for her, from which she can exercise all her charms.

Bastune House (Tahsal H3) is, first and foremost, an expression of the author’s simple desire to develop a floorplan for a townhouse in Tashal. It seemed like a good place to start. It’s big! — a little bigger than Caldeth’s house across the street and twice the size of Cheselyne’s house (Tashal H9).

Nevertheless, what is presented here is neither a detailed history of the house, nor a thorough description of its inhabitants. The house wasn’t built to fit into a particular campaign. As it developed, the floorplan suggested so many possible narratives that it seemed a shame to commit to just one. Numerous possibilities could be suggested, but let’s let the house speak for itself.

by Matt Leber


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