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Would there be even a small chance that a Lunar influenced Tarshite might have learned some basic sorcery (parent was a scribe or something) before joining the ranks of the Bush Children after Grizzly Peaks and then fleeing south to Heortland sometime a few years later or maybe they went to Nochet to work for the Knowledge Temple there? Maybe they are partly illuminated from dealing with the Lunars for a few years, an inquisitive juvenile who asked a lot of questions at the Lunar Knowledge Temple?

Is there ay info on Falling Ruins?

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46 minutes ago, Erol of Backford said:

Would there be even a small chance that a Lunar influenced Tarshite might have learned some basic sorcery (parent was a scribe or something) before joining the ranks of the Bush Children after Grizzly Peaks and then fleeing south to Heortland sometime a few years later or maybe they went to Nochet to work for the Knowledge Temple there? Maybe they are partly illuminated from dealing with the Lunars for a few years, an inquisitive juvenile who asked a lot of questions at the Lunar Knowledge Temple?

There are always year marriages. Political marriages with the goal of peace-making often land the marriage partners in enemy territory, although protected by the contract nature of those marriages.

46 minutes ago, Erol of Backford said:

Is there ay info on Falling Ruins?

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The name use to be Intan, high up in the pass. IIRC it had a tall tower hovering upside down above it, one that keeps crumbling away, pouring down detritus at unpredictable times.

That info is remembered from the Dragon Pass: Land of Thunder gazetteer of Kerofinela for HeroQuest..

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2 hours ago, Erol of Backford said:

Would there be even a small chance that a Lunar influenced Tarshite might have learned some basic sorcery (parent was a scribe or something) before joining the ranks of the Bush Children after Grizzly Peaks and then fleeing south to Heortland sometime a few years later or maybe they went to Nochet to work for the Knowledge Temple there? Maybe they are partly illuminated from dealing with the Lunars for a few years, an inquisitive juvenile who asked a lot of questions at the Lunar Knowledge Temple?

Lunar Tarshites, particularly from the cities such as Furthest, might be part of either Irrippi Ontor or Lhankor Mhy and have learned some sorcery.  Why they joined the Bush Children and then fled south is a question, but maybe they ran afoul of the Lunar King (or even the Red Emperor!) and fled in disgrace.  Quite possible they went to either Nochet (the greatest Temple of Knowledge in the world), or to one of the LM temples in Heortland (Derensev near Whitewall or Jelenkev to the west of Mount Passant).  Maybe they had discovered dire omens about the Hero Wars, and their findings did not suit the Lunar Tarshite king (or the Red Emperor)?  Maybe they went to seek knowledge elsewhere to confirm what they found?  I'm not sure I'd throw in Illumination in any background - that should come out in-game IMO.

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6 hours ago, jajagappa said:

Jelenkev to the west of Mount Passant

Jelenkev fits nicely. The path to illumination at only couple percentage points would be from Irrippi Ontor questioners, assuming there are quite a few in occupied Tarsh after 1555? Or to your point Jaja, it may come out after spending a little time in Nochet? Thanks again.

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6 hours ago, jajagappa said:

Lunar Tarshites,[..] Why they joined the Bush Children and then fled south is a question, but maybe they ran afoul of the Lunar King (or even the Red Emperor!) and fled in disgrace. 

Furthest is a Lunar city, which will mean that the nobles there engage in Dart competitions. The one between Pharandros' and Fazzur's households and their respective followers is well known. There may have been other such before, and a political marriage to a bush range clan may be the only reason this individual from the family survived the Dart competition that wiped out his (branch of the) family. The result would be offspring with both a "Hate Rival Tarsh Lunar Family" and the typical Bush Range passions.

If players come up with such additional character background concepts, I am more than willing to work them into the grandparent's or parent's timeline and to give some small benefit like acquisition of another passion and maybe a skill or a heirloom. Those are story hooks, after all.

The education as a sorcerer will most likely take place in a library. There might be the occasional padawan who learned from a Sage with is own personal library away from the major temples, but those would be rather exceptional. (Different cult loyalties than temple-taught sorcerers, to begin with, and possibly access to different additional runes or techniques  from the Philosopher occupation while being met with some mutual distrust by the library temples. LM or IO initiates don't necessarily have to take Sage or Philosopher as their occupation. Quite a few crafts are associated with the knowledge temples, and even soldiers can worship the Sword Sage subcult for its miltary doctrines etc.)

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Also are there any Dwarf Ruins in Sartar or Western Prax located in the mountains that are not associated with Dwarf Run, Dwarf Knoll or Sazdorf (there is an abandoned dwarf area connected to Sazdorf as I recall). I am looking to create a scenario that explores an abandoned dwarf cave complex if there is any mention of one? It could be west of Sartar or even up in Tarsh... pretty open to suggestions. If not dwarven maybe any ruins which history isn't know or near troll lands and it was taken over by trolls or something simple like that?

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2 hours ago, Erol of Backford said:

Just curious, are there maps for central and southern Sartar like in the Starter Set or Trollpack?

Planned for the Sartar set.  Jeff has shared pieces on FB.  I believe it will go down to approximately Whitewall.

2 hours ago, Erol of Backford said:

It would be great to have it for Southern Sartar and Heortland...

Heortland would be a future work.

2 hours ago, Erol of Backford said:

Also are there any Dwarf Ruins in Sartar or Western Prax located in the mountains that are not associated with Dwarf Run, Dwarf Knoll or Sazdorf (there is an abandoned dwarf area connected to Sazdorf as I recall).

Dwarf Cliff (aka Dwarf Ridge).  It's on the northern Sartar map, just SE of Jonstown.  It features in an HQG scenario in the Sartar Companion book (which also ties into the dwarf area in the Sazdorf ruins).

Two Face might also be considered a dwarf ruin (or at least one they have interest in).  On the same map, just south of Alebard's Tower and west of the Quivin Mnts.  It features in another HQG scenario in the same book.

 

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Not for wall decoration, but there are sketch maps of Heortland or try a more general sketch map search.

The map for southern Sartar at a guess will be in the Sartar box, given the tribes and clans sketch maps.

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Mr. Scott, thanks for the links on the maps, I always find more info than I hoped when I go to The Well of Daliath! It's a rabbit hole for reading and often I forget what I was looking for.

Jaja, are these scenarios related to the dwarf locations in the 2010 or 2012 Sartar Companion? Are both worth picking up for the info/reading enjoyment?

Thanks again all!

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1 hour ago, Erol of Backford said:

Jaja, are these scenarios related to the dwarf locations in the 2010 or 2012 Sartar Companion? Are both worth picking up for the info/reading enjoyment?

They are the same book - the only difference to my knowledge was the cover illustration.

The Gifts of Stone starts at Dwarf Cliff/Ridge and potentially goes to the Sazdorf ruin.

The Treasure of Two Face Hill starts with a dwarf seeking helping to retrieve an item from Two Face Hill.
 

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