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Ye New Shoppe

It's taken longer than we had estimated or plannend -- but the new kelestia.com Webshop is now finally online. Accordingly, all official World of Hârn and HârnMaster modules are available for purchase again. Please have a look around.

Why a new online shop? -- Several reasons; the most important two are: The new shop is much more user-friendly and it supports tangible products -- that's right, actual printed, physical products. :)

To give you an idea why this latter function is important to us, I have attached a little "appetiser" to this story. It's a preview sheet for an exciting new release.

Saturday (Night) Live

Some of you mentioned they would much prefer a Saturday time slot for our regular HârnChat online meeting.

We have decided to give it a try for the next couple of weeks, starting this Saturday, August 30th. If it's going alright, we might even change the time slot permanently.

What will remain the same is the time of day: 22:00 GMT/UTC, open end.

See you at HârnChat.

Kingdom of Lédenheim

We are very pleased to announce that Keléstia Productions' latest product Kingdom of Lédenheim is now available for purchase here.

A preview of the product is also available here.

Happy Gaming.

N Robin Crossby (1954-2008)

As many of you will by now know, on 23 July 2008, N Robin Crossby, the creator of Hârn, HârnMaster and the universe of Keléstia, passed on to Yàsháin.

Robin had been suffering from liposarcoma or fat-cell-cancer in his bowel that was discovered in January 2006. He underwent surgery followed by chemotherapy, and was briefly in remission in 2007. Robin is survived by his wife Sharon, his three daughters, his three siblings, his father and many friends all over the world.

All of us will miss him dearly. We will miss his wit and humour, his brilliance, his particular perspective on the worlds, his (sometimes maddening) attention to detail, his song, his love of his creation and his dedication to his vision.

Robin began to create the world of Hârn over three decades ago, and brought it to the public in 1983. Over the years he worked with many people to bring his vision to fruition. His chief love was map making, and his maps of Hârn and other places are renowned. Robin was a perfectionist, and constantly strove to reach the unobtainable - the perfection of his vision. He was never satisfied with his own work, always striving to improve it, to come closer to his vision.

His goal was to make Kèthîra, the world of Hârn, as real a place as he could for his friends and fans all over the world. Many people shared and continue to share his love of Hârn and thus part of his vision.

Robin was the Creator of Hârn, and the founder of Keléstia Productions. He can't and won't be replaced, but his legacy will live on. Robin made it clear that it was his desire for Keléstia
Productions to continue working towards perfecting our reflection of his vision. Those of us who have been working with him these last few years plan to honour that wish as best as we are able.

"Kua hinga te Totara" - "A great Totara has fallen".

"The stars of the heaven are dimmed; darkness is over all.
Our treasured bird has flown; the giant tree of the forest
that sheltered the birds and the small has fallen to the earth.
The midpost of the house has snapped asunder;
the chill wind blows through the afflicted home.
Our friend is gone; borne away on the canoe of Fate.
He passes along the viewless path by which so many have gone before".

Jeremy Baker
Project Director,
Keléstia Productions

Please make any tributes you would like to express regarding Robin
and what he and his work meant to you here
:
http://www.kelestia.com/?q=node/291

HârnChat: Keeping the Vision Alive

You are hereby invited to join us for HârnChat XXI in our online "Tavern". We are planning to talk about Robin, his great vision and how it has affected us -- and how it will be kept alive and continued.

As usual, the chat will start at 22:00 GMT/UTC. You can check the countdown timer in the "Next HârnChat" block to see when that is.

Direct link to the chat (starting Sunday, July 27th at 22:00 GMT/UTC)

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