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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Major Knights of Rethem

March 9, 2017

Part 3 of 4 in the series Heraldry

The achievements of sixteen major knights of Rethem who are the bailiffs or constables of keeps, holding these strongholds for the great clans of the kingdom. Others are sheriffs/constables appointed by the king. This rascally bunch also includes several knights holding the largest number of manors in the kingdom outside of the great clans.

by Matthew Roegner


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Sheluna Mountains

February 27, 2016

The Sheluna Mountains region sits astride the Principalities of Hacherul in the west and Shelum in the east. The northern portion of Shelum merges with the Beshakan Desert with no clear border line, although the boundary of the Beshakan desert is generally considers to be the northern border of Suram Province. The most prominent feature of the area is the great Sheluna Volcano which rises 10,205′ above the arid sand dunes of the Beshakan desert. The mountain has a sinister reputation and is avoided by all but the most foolhardy. This map is done in the current Columbia Games Inc. style, and the package also contains a short (5 page) index of major features.

by Joseph McCallum


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The Black Company

March 31, 2015

The Black Company is a Golotha-based mercenary Company of Adventure. Although the Black Company is the name by which it is popularly known, it was initially called the Great Company of Jarin and later often just as the Jarin Company. Despite its name, personnel are drawn from a wide range of nationalities. The current composition of The Black Company is left deliberately vague so GMs can use it however they want. The PDF is beautifully rendered, and the map of the company’s location has also been added as an extra file so GMs can add additional elements, or print it separately for players.

by Joseph McCallum


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Tuvâra – the Great Southern Savannah

March 15, 2015

Upon a sea of grass…

Keléstia Productions are pleased to announce the publication of our second Venârivè Almanac product: Tuvâra – the Great Southern Savannah.

The lush savannahs between the Venârian Sea and the Anzelôrian Rainforest are home to some of Kèthîra’s most remarkable fauna. They are also home to the Tuvâra – a race that combines nobility and savagery in equal measure. Gold and ivory lure many an adventurer here, as well as rumors of ancient ruins and hidden cities. But the hazards are as great as the rewards. Some will find a fortune here – others, death in the jaws of the river dragons or a life of slavery in the distant East.

To learn more about Venârivè Almanac: Tuvâra and to make a purchase, go to:

http://www.kelestia.com/tuvara

Knights of Lynnfana Hundred

December 11, 2014

These twenty heraldic achievements were developed for Rob’s campaign based in Kaldor’s Lynnfana Hundred.

Color heraldry by C.I. Roegner and Matt Roegner.

by Rob Barnes


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Major Knights of Melderyn

June 15, 2014

Part 2 of 4 in the series Heraldry

The major knights of Melderyn are the bailiffs or constables of keeps, holding these strongholds for the Great Clans (qv) of the kingdom. Others are sheriffs/constables appointed by the king. Some are also members of the Great Clans themselves or holders of significant manors. The other knights here are leaders of families who control the most manors and/or acreage in the kingdom of Melderyn. As a bonus, there are also two princes of the House of Toron and Rickar Hocht, the Emelrenian knight who married into the royal clan.

by Matt Roegner


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Astaroc’s Townhouse

February 2, 2014

Astaroc Cranelson, a brilliant and accomplished Odivshe Viran, has recently retired to the townhouse in Tashal which he inherited from his aunt. An epileptic royal bastard, Astaroc has never been recognized by the monarchs of Kaldor as family, but that hasn’t really bothered him. Pursuing his art almost to the exculsion of all else, Astaroc could yet play a role in the Kaldoric succession. This ten-page article includes a history of this unusual NPC, plans and descriptions for his townhouse, eight new Odivshe spells, and artwork by Richard Luschek.

by Matt Roegner


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Greatclans of Melderyn

December 23, 2013

Part 5 of 5 in the series Greatclans

This article describes the genealogy of each of the seventeen Greatclans of the Kingdom of Melderyn. Each Greatclan has an individual two page article with text describing the history of the clan and its current members, a family tree showing the last 120 years of the clan’s history with intermarriages and the clan’s heraldry. The article is laid out such that when printed double sided the text describing the clan’s history will appear facing the clan’s family tree.

You can find the heraldry of the major knights of Melderyn here.

by Jonathan Nicholas


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