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Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 9/24/2017 8:22 am

I re-posted the link below.  At this point the only rules provided are those that have been altered from the BoL Mythic rules.

http://www.scruffygrognard.com/documents/The%20Fjarrstrand%20Sagas%20Setting.pdf

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 6/29/2017 9:05 am

The link was removed because there were a lot of game rules within the setting.  I'm working on stripping out that content and will re-post it once I'm done.

BTW, I just read The Broken Sword recently!

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 6/07/2017 11:26 am

Thank you for the kind words.

I thought about clearly stating that Fjarrstrand is actually Alfheim, and that portals to all of the other 8 realms exist throughout Fjarrstrand.  At the same time, I wanted to keep that a bit of a mystery to players (as they want to be surprised and don't like it when settings give away too many details).  That impulse won out.
 

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 6/03/2017 1:09 pm

Thanks!  My wife is in the process of proof-reading it (I proof-read it but missed some errors).  Once she's done I'll re-post the link.
 

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 5/20/2017 2:10 pm

Thank you!  I'll be starting the game in two weeks, so I'm hoping that the players enjoy the setting.

BTW, the rules are done:

http://www.scruffygrognard.com/documents/The%20Fjarrstrand%20Sagas%20Setting.pdf

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 5/12/2017 10:04 am

Good questions.  

Elves are, indeed, inscrutable and capricious creatures.  At first they attacked settlers but, after the span of less than a year, withdrew from the lands nearest to The Mistgate.  The reason for this, unknown to Fjarrstrand's new settlers, is that The Mistgate, as a portal to dying Midgardr, brought death and decay to the what were the undying lands of Alfheim.  Through magic, and by distancing themselves from the portal, the elves seek to hold this blight at bay.  Eventually they seek to close The Mistgate and retake their lands, driving the usurpers into the sea.

Dwarves are rare and keep to themselves for the most part.  They use their gifts of artifice to tempt and corrupt men; driving them against one another with the promise of wealth and powerful items.  There are no dwarven women, and dwarves often seek to trade goods for human women.

Humanity has established larger communities and expanded their settlements upon these shore.  While they were united at first, they quickly fell back into their warlike ways.  I'll add a link to the pdf so you can see my work so far...
 

Weird lands and forgotten islands » My post-Ragnarok Norse setting for BoL » 5/09/2017 11:22 am

An axe-age, a sword-age, shields are riven, 
A wind-age, a wolf-age, ere the world falls;
Nor ever shall men each other spare.


With Ragnarok and the death of the gods, the world-tree, Yggdrasil, itself perished.  With its collapse, the nine worlds were wracked with cataclysmic earthquakes, volcanoes, and hellish storms as the realms became intertwined.  Midgard, as the primary battleground between the giants and gods, was rendered uninhabitable.  Driven by desperation, sailors tried to brave ocean voyages westward… seeking new lands beyond the storm-tossed and turbulent ocean.  Of those who set out, only a handful of Viking crews that set out from the British Isles and Iceland found the new land that came to be called The Distant Shore or Fjarrstrand.  Two of those crews returned to the ruins of Midgard in order to lead their people to the shelter of this new paradise.Humans are relatively new to theses lands, having first sailed here from dying Midgard nearly 500 years ago.  

As a new homeland to humanity, Fjarrstrand is a largely unexplored realm.  Humans live in small swaths of coastal and frontier lands that they have carved out for themselves, while always seeking to expand their holdings.Fjarrstrand’s ocean is strewn with numerous islands and rocky outcropping, and is home to various horrors that prey on the ocean’s bounty and on those who ply its waters.  In the ocean’s northeastern expanses, particularly in the area surrounding The Mistgate, thick fog blankets the water’s surface.  To the north and northwest, great mountain ranges and frozen wastelands teem with jotuns and other horrors.  The primeval forests of western Fjarrstrand are home to its native people, the alfar (elves) and other creatures of faerie who view these newcomers as unwelcome guests.

Here's a link to the setting, with the Barbarian of Lemuria rules removed (except in instances where the rules for the setting deviate from the standard rules).

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