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Chéler Player Guide (Free)

Chéler Player Guide Keléstia Productions is very pleased to announce the release of the first of our free Player Guides - the Chéler Player Guide.

This Guide will assist players (and Gamemasters) new to the Chéler people gain an overview of the kingdom, its major city and the people who live there. It provides an introduction to the culture, history, politics and geography of the kingdom and its surroundings, making players more at home and able to enjoy this fascinating setting.

This guide is the perfect accompaniment to the Keléstia Productions series of publications covering Chélemby - including Kingdom of Chélemby, Chélemby: City of the Sea Kings, and the Chélemby Interactive Map.

The Chéler Player Guide can be downloaded here: http://www.kelestia.com/files/Cheler_Player_Guide_100.pdf

Hávnhus Interactive PDF map
Today we have also released another interactive, multi-layered PDF map for Chélemby City. This is a high-quality version of the Hávnhus (I34) map included in Chélemby: City of the Sea Kings. This multi-layered map will enable GMs to decide what information they wish to share with players, and enable them to print out those features they wish. The Hávnhus interactive map can be found here.

Other free Chélemby downloads
We have a growing number of free downloads design to support GMs and players using the Chélemby setting. Downloads include a PDF version of the poetic map of Chélemby City, PDF versions of the interior layouts, and more. These can be be found on the Chélemby Downloads page.

Product File Updates (November 2009)

Today we have updated the download files for two products:

  • HârnMaster Gold: Shèk-Pvâr - minor edits, fixes to some spells
  • Chélemby: City of the Sea Kings - minor edits

If you have already purchased these products, you should be able to re-download them from the "Files" section of your account.

If you have purchased HMG: Shèk-Pvâr in the past, but you don't currently have a download link for this file, then please contact me (jeremy@kelestia.com), and I will arrange for a new link to be issued to you.

List of changes to HMG: Shèk-Pvâr

The following have been fixed in HMG: Shèk-Pvâr:

  • Sináin and Kúzhai have been corrected throughout;
  • the Range and Duration data for "Cloak of Zhatran" (Pèleáhn 14) have been fixed;
  • the Range and Duration data for "Recollections of Áliunè" (Sàvôrya 10) have been fixed;
  • the Fatigue data for "Arrow of Utêrn" (Sàvôrya 12) has been fixed; and
  • the Fatigue, Time, Range and Duration data for "Grasp of Chésmè" (Grey 9) have been fixed.

Ongoing upgrades

We will be continuing our ongoing work on upgrading the Kelestia.com website over the next few weeks. The eventual goal of this work is to improve and expand Kelestia.com in terms of functionality, ease-of-use, and presentation. We are currently putting in place the foundations for this updated website version.

We will keep you informed as work progresses.


Jeremy and Jan

Accessing "layers" in multi-layered files

Many Keléstia Productions products — the numerous Atlas Keléstia squares, the Hârn and Shôrkýnè regional interactive map, and the Chélemby City interactive map — include "layered" PDF files, which allow the user to select which layers of information to display. A few customers have asked how this function works. Read on to find out more.

In most cases, when each of these files is opened, a given selection of layers is pre-set for display. However, users can select which combination of layers they wish to display, so that, for instance, a GM can produce their own player maps which omits "hidden" information.

This functionality is accessed via the "layers" panel in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader versions 7 and later. This is located down the left-hand side of the display window and can be accessed via the "stack" symbol.

Once the Layers panel is open, users can select which layers are shown by toggling on/off the "eye" symbols shown next to each layer name. Attached is an image of the Hârn Interactive PDF map with the layers panel open, which we hope will help users access the function:

Please note: Some PDF display programs, such as Apple's Preview, do not allow the user to choose which layers in a multi-layered PDF to show.

Know your Àzeryáni Emperors...

The Empire of Ázeryàn is hugely significant in northwestern Lýthia (Venârivè), culturally, historically and politically. At its height, around 250 years ago, the Empire dominated the region, stretching from the borders of Emélrenè to the eastern shore of the Venârian sea. Even today, where it has shrunk to the Ázeryàn Peninsula, it is still by far the largest and most powerful realm in the region.

For this reason, quite a number of Àzeryáni Emperors are well known far beyond the borders of the Empire. Some of the most famous (or infamous) include:

  • Môrdovanes the Great - the first Emperor (TR221-251). Archetypal great ruler for many across the region, he led the innovative new legions to conquer all of the Ázeryàn Peninsula, uniting the squabbling Azéri peoples in the wake of the long Azéri wars.
  • Bârendánis II - 7th Emperor (TR285-303). Launched the conquest of Zonâra (now Tríerzòn). Concluded the Peace of Beréma with Emélrenè.
  • Xériates I - 9th Emperor (TR307-329). Granted an Empire-wide charter to the organisation of guilds known as the Mángai.
  • Mithrýnas III, the Lawgiver - 16th Emperor (TR402-441). Responsible for the Mithrýnas Code, a compilation of the laws of the Empire, emulated by many across the region.
  • Zákarlendis - 26th Emperor (TR462-475). Emperor at the apogee; granted 'independence' to the Governate of Býria under the leadership of his sister, the famous general Árkalenda. (Legends that suggest Býria was founded by a member of the Emperor's harem are considered fanciful by those with any historical knowledge).
  • Bârendánis IV, the Mad - 28th Emperor (TR488-497). Held responsible (as a result of his erratic edicts and appointments) for the failure of the experiment in Tríerzi autonomy known as the "Western Protectorate", which led to the loss of Tríerzòn and the further loss of territories that followed.
  • Herémzator V - 43rd Emperor (TR653-655). Killed at the famous Battle of Hambârkas where the Reksýni horde humbled the Àzeryáni legions in Góthmîr.
  • Ázenbâredan I - 44th Emperor (TR655-659). Killed during the Dálken conquest of Hepénolis. The loss of two successive rulers in battle hastened the trend towards the isolation and ceremonial status of the emperor.
  • Vîrliamydes IV - 50th Emperor (TR709-). Vîrliamydes chaffes against the restrictions placed upon him by the complex rules and rituals of the Imperial Court. His actual authority is considerably circumscribed.
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