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  • Karéjia   28 weeks 3 days ago

    Thanks for the Thonia review. I was particularly interested in the non-humans.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 3 days ago

    Thanks for the Thonia review. I was particularly interested in the non-humans.

  • Emélrenè Interactive Map   28 weeks 3 days ago

    I think this is still an issue. Purchased yesterday and map file didn't appear in my downloads yet.

    ~ alemander

  • Emélrenè Interactive Map   28 weeks 3 days ago

    I think this is still an issue. Purchased yesterday and map file didn't appear in my downloads yet.

    ~ alemander

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the review Alex.
    I agree, you can lost in that place quite easily.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the review Alex.
    I agree, you can lost in that place quite easily.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Done (http://www.kelestia.com/node/857). I also have Emélrenè, Chélemby, Tuvâra, Býria and Anzelôria to review.

    I'm looking forward to reviewing Tuvâra and Býria for their supplements on smuggling and slavery, respectively.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Done (http://www.kelestia.com/node/857). I also have Emélrenè, Chélemby, Tuvâra, Býria and Anzelôria to review.

    I'm looking forward to reviewing Tuvâra and Býria for their supplements on smuggling and slavery, respectively.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the Karejia review. Have you or anyone else written a review of Thonia? I'd be very interested in seeing one.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Thanks for the Karejia review. Have you or anyone else written a review of Thonia? I'd be very interested in seeing one.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    So, the module has 96 pages, including front and back covers. The dramatic front cover shows some poor doomed sailor about to be deep fried by a ball of "Karéjian Fire" from some huge advancing ship.

    The blurb reads ...

    "Karéjia - a byword throughout Venârivè for wealth, sensuality and opportunity - and also chaos, tragedy and treason. Ancient myths are echoed in modern events - idealistic democrats vie with bloody tyrants, sweet-tongued demagogues, and treasonous oligarchs in an endless cycle of violence, sedition, bribery and exile. Those of swift wit with an eye for opportunity may thrive, but the naive have scant margin for error. And to the human dangers are added the monstrous Aegesir - immortal beings that even the gods do not lightly cross."

    The module comes with single-layer and multi-layer regional maps of the area. The blurb promises that the module covers the "history, geography, commerce and cultures" of this maritime community.

    Inside, the book definitely does not disappoint. The region's environment, its active geology (the most geologically-active region of Venârivè) and its climate are described, followed by Karéjia's long, long history of conflicts over three eras - Vénic, Kàruían and Karéjian.

    The history section details the region's unique situation, caught as it is between the imperialistic Empires of Dalkésh and Àzeryán. The chapter closes with a detailed chronology.

    Next is Culture, and it is as detailed as any Venârivè âlmànác. History tells you what went on before, but Culture tells you what your characters should expect on a visit to the Karéjian Islands.

    The Culture section's vital. Karéjia eats up the naive, and a careless adventurer could end up in chains in a penal slave gang - a gig from which there is no escaping.

    Urban and rural society are detailed at length, including avenues for personal advancement in Karéjia. Merchants and traders in particular can advance, if they have enough money - Karéjia is the birthplace of the Mángai, and they have considerable power - as much as the Archontes and Elders.

    This is definitely not a feudal society, and it is important for player characters who may be used to the more feudal societies of Hârn to learn how things are different here.

    There is a section on the role of women in Karéjia, as well - Gamesmasters, and the players of women adventurers, need to look at this.

    The Law in Karéjia is unbelievably inconsistent from city-state to city-state. Take nothing for granted.

    Examples of what makes Karéjia a unique place to have adventures in:-

    Loman Jars - huge jars which have been found in burial grounds of the ancient Antáli throughout the Antalyachi and Samsum Mountains

    Nasirhyn Sirens - a danger to navigation on the waters of Karéjia

    The Eidenon, or "Daily Acts"

    The Karéjia custom of sacrifice to the gods

    The Beast Market in Karéjia

    Ægesíri, the Karéjian version of the Sarajinian Pradeyalkrie and the ishunai spirit-monsters of Eastern Shoju, possible offspring of Haléa, which owe more than a nod to the stories from Greek mythology, as recounted by Schneer in Sixties Ray Harryhausen monster movies.

    Politics, daily life, clothing, food, music, religions - this exhaustive module does not skimp a single detail.

    Almost as a bonus, the gazetteer section even lists regions of Dalkésh and Hácherdad which appear on the interactive map, giving fans of Venârivè a first taste of those lands.

    Karéjian culture is unique, varied, amazingly colourful and vibrant, a far cry from the more staid feudalism of Hârn. You could get lost reading it, and - like the other Almanacs - almost forget that you are meant to use the book as a stepping stone for roleplaying adventures.

  • Karéjia   28 weeks 4 days ago

    So, the module has 96 pages, including front and back covers. The dramatic front cover shows some poor doomed sailor about to be deep fried by a ball of "Karéjian Fire" from some huge advancing ship.

    The blurb reads ...

    "Karéjia - a byword throughout Venârivè for wealth, sensuality and opportunity - and also chaos, tragedy and treason. Ancient myths are echoed in modern events - idealistic democrats vie with bloody tyrants, sweet-tongued demagogues, and treasonous oligarchs in an endless cycle of violence, sedition, bribery and exile. Those of swift wit with an eye for opportunity may thrive, but the naive have scant margin for error. And to the human dangers are added the monstrous Aegesir - immortal beings that even the gods do not lightly cross."

    The module comes with single-layer and multi-layer regional maps of the area. The blurb promises that the module covers the "history, geography, commerce and cultures" of this maritime community.

    Inside, the book definitely does not disappoint. The region's environment, its active geology (the most geologically-active region of Venârivè) and its climate are described, followed by Karéjia's long, long history of conflicts over three eras - Vénic, Kàruían and Karéjian.

    The history section details the region's unique situation, caught as it is between the imperialistic Empires of Dalkésh and Àzeryán. The chapter closes with a detailed chronology.

    Next is Culture, and it is as detailed as any Venârivè âlmànác. History tells you what went on before, but Culture tells you what your characters should expect on a visit to the Karéjian Islands.

    The Culture section's vital. Karéjia eats up the naive, and a careless adventurer could end up in chains in a penal slave gang - a gig from which there is no escaping.

    Urban and rural society are detailed at length, including avenues for personal advancement in Karéjia. Merchants and traders in particular can advance, if they have enough money - Karéjia is the birthplace of the Mángai, and they have considerable power - as much as the Archontes and Elders.

    This is definitely not a feudal society, and it is important for player characters who may be used to the more feudal societies of Hârn to learn how things are different here.

    There is a section on the role of women in Karéjia, as well - Gamesmasters, and the players of women adventurers, need to look at this.

    The Law in Karéjia is unbelievably inconsistent from city-state to city-state. Take nothing for granted.

    Examples of what makes Karéjia a unique place to have adventures in:-

    Loman Jars - huge jars which have been found in burial grounds of the ancient Antáli throughout the Antalyachi and Samsum Mountains

    Nasirhyn Sirens - a danger to navigation on the waters of Karéjia

    The Eidenon, or "Daily Acts"

    The Karéjia custom of sacrifice to the gods

    The Beast Market in Karéjia

    Ægesíri, the Karéjian version of the Sarajinian Pradeyalkrie and the ishunai spirit-monsters of Eastern Shoju, possible offspring of Haléa, which owe more than a nod to the stories from Greek mythology, as recounted by Schneer in Sixties Ray Harryhausen monster movies.

    Politics, daily life, clothing, food, music, religions - this exhaustive module does not skimp a single detail.

    Almost as a bonus, the gazetteer section even lists regions of Dalkésh and Hácherdad which appear on the interactive map, giving fans of Venârivè a first taste of those lands.

    Karéjian culture is unique, varied, amazingly colourful and vibrant, a far cry from the more staid feudalism of Hârn. You could get lost reading it, and - like the other Almanacs - almost forget that you are meant to use the book as a stepping stone for roleplaying adventures.

  • Quick question   29 weeks 1 day ago

    Thanks for the comments folks. They help.

  • Quick question   29 weeks 1 day ago

    Thanks for the comments folks. They help.

  • Quick question   29 weeks 4 days ago

    I totally agree. I would love to have the gaps filled, especially I7, I8, J8. That would esentially finish the Gulf region (with the exception of H9) which would certainly add interesting possibilities.

    Karejia: Very cool! Keep rocking!

  • Quick question   29 weeks 4 days ago

    I totally agree. I would love to have the gaps filled, especially I7, I8, J8. That would esentially finish the Gulf region (with the exception of H9) which would certainly add interesting possibilities.

    Karejia: Very cool! Keep rocking!

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    I agree, seeing the rest of the Harbaal atlas maps completed would be cool. But that could be the completionist in me.

    Regarding cities, has Kelestia ever considered releasing just the maps of a city (without any text)? For example, there's the map of Karemus that Robin did that was posted as part of Tara: Chapter 5. If there were a few of these city maps available that didn't currently have anyone working on the text for them, I for one would pay to have them. And while I can understand if this is something Kelestia doesn't want to do, as a GM severely lacking in map making skills and just as someone who likes looking at maps, I would love to see this.

    Edit:

    I am loving Karejia. I'll post something more on the module when I have the chance.

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    I agree, seeing the rest of the Harbaal atlas maps completed would be cool. But that could be the completionist in me.

    Regarding cities, has Kelestia ever considered releasing just the maps of a city (without any text)? For example, there's the map of Karemus that Robin did that was posted as part of Tara: Chapter 5. If there were a few of these city maps available that didn't currently have anyone working on the text for them, I for one would pay to have them. And while I can understand if this is something Kelestia doesn't want to do, as a GM severely lacking in map making skills and just as someone who likes looking at maps, I would love to see this.

    Edit:

    I am loving Karejia. I'll post something more on the module when I have the chance.

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    The diversion was not a problem - it's great to have more information on what might be coming over the horizon. My problem is lack of time to add detail to the regional stuff myself - so I like to see the city and kingdom modules and the atlas squares as they do all the heavy lifting for me! As for what I'd like to see, I really don't mind - though filling in the gaps in Harbaal as far as Atlas material goes would be good, but I'd also like to see something for the published regional squares too. A city or kingdom that isn't in NW Venarive would be great, to capture a more exotic feel and add variety.

    Just my farthing worth, but I'm more than happy with what is coming out so please, please keep up the good work!

    ElBray

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    The diversion was not a problem - it's great to have more information on what might be coming over the horizon. My problem is lack of time to add detail to the regional stuff myself - so I like to see the city and kingdom modules and the atlas squares as they do all the heavy lifting for me! As for what I'd like to see, I really don't mind - though filling in the gaps in Harbaal as far as Atlas material goes would be good, but I'd also like to see something for the published regional squares too. A city or kingdom that isn't in NW Venarive would be great, to capture a more exotic feel and add variety.

    Just my farthing worth, but I'm more than happy with what is coming out so please, please keep up the good work!

    ElBray

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    Looking forward to more of these regional scale modules then. More (released information) is better :D

    Lookking forward to Trierzon and Palithane, more of the former :D

    I do understand that these are nearing anytime soon, was just trying to get a heads up on what maybe coming next.

    @ ElBray

    Sorry didn't mean to detract/divert from your question, had a similar thought and thought we could get them all answered at the same time.

    Which one(s) are you looking forward to?

    Atlas and city squares would be nice. I suppose we all have our favourites. Sadly been a bit since seen atlas square(s) :(

  • Quick question   29 weeks 5 days ago

    Looking forward to more of these regional scale modules then. More (released information) is better :D

    Lookking forward to Trierzon and Palithane, more of the former :D

    I do understand that these are nearing anytime soon, was just trying to get a heads up on what maybe coming next.

    @ ElBray

    Sorry didn't mean to detract/divert from your question, had a similar thought and thought we could get them all answered at the same time.

    Which one(s) are you looking forward to?

    Atlas and city squares would be nice. I suppose we all have our favourites. Sadly been a bit since seen atlas square(s) :(

  • Quick question   29 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi again, my original question at the top of the thread seems to have been diverted! It's great to have some detail on the regional maps in the queue and I look forward to getting my grubby mitts on them, but is there anything more detailed in the pipeline - kingdom or city modules and maps, atlas squares etc?

  • Quick question   29 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi again, my original question at the top of the thread seems to have been diverted! It's great to have some detail on the regional maps in the queue and I look forward to getting my grubby mitts on them, but is there anything more detailed in the pipeline - kingdom or city modules and maps, atlas squares etc?

  • Quick question   29 weeks 6 days ago

    The upcoming maps (Hepekeria, Azeryan Peninsula) are at the regional scale - the same as Karejia, Thonia, etc.. Each module would consist of a map in that style plus a gazetteer/map index. The gazetteer won't be as detailed as Karejia's, but it will have more than the map index provided for Santhrada. There may be some additional text, as well.

    There are two large-scale maps in inventory awaiting completion - Central Lythia and Kamerand. There are regional-scale maps in various stages of completion for every part of Venarive except Trierzon and Ivinia. Trierzon and Palithane are being mapped in the deluxe style seen in Shorkyne and Harn, while Ivinia is being left alone. And there are regional-scale maps in inventory for several archipelagos on the other side of the world - in time, we expect to map every inch of land on Kethira. But don't get too excited - it will take years to get through all of it.


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