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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Earthmaster Artifacts

January 27, 2018

A selection of minor psionic artifacts, probably of Earthmaster origin, that might be found as treasure if generous GMs feel they are appropriate. Feel free to make any adjustments to the suggested power settings.

Another page of artifacts has been added [June 2017].

Two more artifacts have been added and the document edited [January 2018].

by Daniel Petrone


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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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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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Spells of Kaelyn Aletta

October 31, 2017

Kaelyn Aletta is an Odivshe shek-p’var detailed in Friends, Foes & Followers – Part 15 (qv). The four spells of the Odivshe convocation she created to qualify for advancement to shenava are here for your enjoyment.

by Megan Daley & Matt Roegner


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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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