Post by x - Dumonia (OD) on Nov 15, 2015 17:22:34 GMT
One overall question on the background similarities and differences with the world of Pendragon (cf. general history, maps, etc). How much materials / knowledge (assuming 30 years fast forward) can one safely recycle from the materials available from Pendragon?
Things I have in mind pertains to general knowledge such as the Roman past / remnants in Albion? Emergence & establishment of the non-human realms (Sidhe and Dwarves) and Saxon lands (if any)?
No rush to clarify any of these - I am trying to figure out how much is being re-written (which is great by the way instead of re-hashing well-worn paths)!
King Oden of Dumonia
Emissary in Camelot: Sir Drust of Wedmore Lord Chamberlain: Sir Gwion Redside
Maps of the world: Throw them away. Albion is far more secluded in this campaign than is historically accurate.
Earlier conquest of Albion by the romans: Yes, Albion was partly under the rule of an empire that looks much like the roman empire for several hundred years. The border was about where Hadrian's Wall was in real life. Ruins & other traces can be found. So maps portraying that link are great sources of inspiration.
Other races: The Sidhe and the Dwarfs have always been on Albion. In this campaign the invasions by Vikings have been repelled by the Dwarfs. Some Vikings have sailed on to Hibernia. The Sidhe were most dominant on the island, and coexisted with the humans here until the "roman" invasion where they were driven into their forests.
Most of the people of Albion are descendants of the "romans" mixed with the indigenous human population. Tir Moreth, Lothia & the elven and the dwarven realms being the exeptions.
Hibernia consists of four realms, indigenous elves, goblins and humans, and a human rjurik(Viking) realm that carved a foothold on Hibernia when the dwarfs of Albion proved too difficult.
Nothing is set so deep in stone that a good idea and new angle doesn't have a chance of becoming canon.
Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Jul 8, 2016 9:33:04 GMT
Linde, was the retreat of the Old Empire from Albion also because of a long political collapse or something different? I was thinking of writing references to it into certain conversations. (The danger of a highly centralized authority with the possibility of insane or incompetent individuals destroying all.)
Futhermore, how old do Sidhe become in this setting? Are they immortal unless taken by tragedy? Do they just have extraordinary lifespans?
Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Jul 8, 2016 16:02:03 GMT
Well, it's for a Sidhe character. I want to let him make some references (he is also a sage) but it would be nice if I had an idea on the average ages. For instance, when a Caerleon man says the father of my father, you've got a pretty good idea how long ago it might be. I am wondering what that might be for Sidhe or a Dwarf. Seeing as the Dwarves repelled the Vikings, was that this King or a previous one?