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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HarnMaster Martial Arts

October 2, 2017

Finally, a comprehensive rule set for Harnmaster III Martial Arts. This is a derivative piece pulling together rules found both in core rulebook and from others in the community with some flavour text and additional details added to fill out the system. Hopefully, readers may find it useful.

by Joseph McCallum


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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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Lythia.com is moving!

October 2, 2017

OK, now that I’ve got your attention, I’m in the process of moving Lythia.com and the Harnforum (and hence, Harshlands too) to a virtual private server.

The addition of a substantial number of new members, both from Harshlands and since GenCon 2017, has put a strain on the old shared hosting server, and I’ve been getting an increasing number of notices from the hoster about poor performance. The solution is to move from shared hosting to my own virtual private server (VPS).

This increased the cost of the hosting, but for right now, I’ll absorb that cost. I might look at doing a Patreon arrangement, but I need to investigate that more to see that it’s not just handing them a heap of money for no real gain on our side.

Anyway, the move from the shared server to the VPS is happening now, so you MAY experience some disruptions for a few hours.

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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Tome of Cantrips

June 12, 2017

When an individual becomes a satia-mavari shek-p’var (a journeyman mage), they will often forget the simple spells they learned and used as a mavari. But there may be a place for them in a mage’s repertoire.

This 78 page article contains over 70 small, slightly useful spells for any who care to make use of them in creative and innovative ways. Need the milk cooled? Chill it. Tired of washing the windows the old fashioned way; Clean it, or maybe Dust it. The master poking holes in the toe of his sock? Stitch it.

by Joseph McCallum


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Ulmstane

June 12, 2017

Ulmstane village lies in eastern Chybisa on the banks of the Ulmerien River. Ulmstane holds the chapter house for the only Chybisan body of the Laranian fighting order, Lady of Paladins. The village is essentially a military outpost, rather than a traditional peasant village.

Written in 2003 and now available once more, this 18 page article complements the Lady of Paladins (qv) article by Kerry Mould.

by Aaron Kavli


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Malmor

June 12, 2017

Malmor is a vathran in Northeastern Ivinia, in the Kingdom of Govyna, situated on Skeltfjord. A thriving and growing community with a strong leader, who uses the wealth of the thran to send boats on seasonal raids. There are 3 maps included here for use with the article. The article contains a color GM Map, a color Common Map and Black and White player map. Maps are generously provided courtesy of Brian Smaller.

by James Johnson


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Earthmaster Artifacts

June 12, 2017

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].

by Daniel Petrone


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