|Arcane Chronologies of Greyhawk||In the Arcane Chronologies of Greyhawk, the original
version posted to the Greytalk List on Feb 23, 1998, is the core of a referenced
timeline I use to place historical events and the activities of player character
parties. Most of it is canon (i.e. matches official TSR publications), but
parts are of my own creation or modified canon. I've tried to note in the
timeline when this is the case, although I've likely missed some changes.
I'll periodically update some of the timeline as I adopt or change new material.
| In one of the subcampaigns I'm currently
running, the PC's have embarked on a quest to uncover the secrets behind
the destruction of the great Suel and Baklunish Empires during the Rain
of Colorless Fire and the Invoked Devastation. They do not know yet where
this path will lead them. I do of course! ;-) The next few links contain
information developed for (and from) that campaign thread.
|The Scroll of Dust||While searching the library of a sage, the PC's find a book with an annotated
translation of an ancient piece of writing known as the "Scroll of Dust".
They immediately decided to try to track down the "earlier, more accurate
translation" mentioned in the book. After several dangerous and exciting
adventures they finally succeeded, finding another manuscript with the older
translation. That second version follows the first "Scroll of Dust" description.
Note that in my campaign, Al'Akbar is the name of the god, worshipped by
the Baklunish, who created the artifacts known as the Cup and Talisman
of Al'Akbar, and not the high priest who received the artifacts. Those
espousing the alternate view need only change a few words.
|Secrets of the Twin Cataclysms||Every line in the two "Scroll of Dust" documents really does have some
meaning. I've detailed my version of what happened that fateful day, when
the two greatest empires Oerth has ever known were utterly destroyed, taking
with them half a continent. From these "Secrets of the Twin Cataclysms"
you will be able to puzzle out most of what is hidden behind the words in
the "Scrolls". But not all... Some things must remain hidden in the dark
places of legend to maintain mystery and fascination!
|Mechanics of Destruction: Origins of the Twin Cataclysms||This article, co-authored by Rick "Duicarthan" Miller and myself,
first appeared in the Oerth Journal #22. Mechanics of Destruction:
Origins of the Twin Cataclysms expands upon a possible mechanism
for producing the effects of the Rain of Colorless Fire and Invoked Devastation,
as well as presenting 3rd Edition D&D rules for the spells and artifacts
involved during this catastrophe.
|The Isles of Woe||As you will see throughout my website, the artifact known as the Codex of the Infinite Planes figures
prominently in my campaign background. Unfortunately, some of the legends
associated with the Codex have become rather confused with the publishing
of inaccurate information in several official Greyhawk products.
The story of Yagrax, High Wizard-Priest of the Isles of Woe is one of the legends associated with the Codex. Here I attempt to clarify the true legend.
|The Legend of Kyuss||Another oft-twisted page from Oerth's distant past is the legend of
Kyuss. This article attempts to present a self-consistent history for
|Life, the Multiverse, and Everything||Did you ever want to know the meaning and origin
of All That Is? Here you will find the answers to the Great Question of
Life, the Multiverse, and Everything. How did the D&D Multiverse
come into existence? Why do we have the laws of physics and magic that we
have? Why do they change from plane to plane? Where do mortals and gods
fit into the grand scheme of things? This is not about Greyhawk, but the
origin of all the planes and everything on them. Nothing less.
|Large Luigi, the Orbi, and the Secrets of the Beholders||A great mystery hides a long-forgotten secret of the origin and purpose of the beholder species, and that purpose explains the mechanics behind the unusual wildspace beholder-kin known as the orbus. Large Luigi knows this secret, but he's not telling!
|Secrets of Mordenkainen and the Circle of Eight||Finally, the Secrets of Mordenkainen and the Circle of Eight
are revealed, as is the truth behind Rary’s treachery, and a few other
fascinating tidbits of Greyhawk lore. If you are a player, do not read this
page! (Well, ok... that probably applies to most of my website.)
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