From: Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 23:09:03 -0500 Subject: Re: Astrogation in the Flow..
>Greets, > > I didn't say this in my original post, but I was thinking on >making the rivers be a "deeper" or "darker" color. Then again, I was >also thinking of having sail area be a measure of how fast these >rivers can push you. For instance, an elven manowar would go faster >than say, a vipership. I know that this isn't what TSR said, but I >kinda like that idea. You could maybe divide the sail area by the mass >to get a speed multiplier. Then you could have "Flowrunners", ships with >*HUGE* sails, but a really bad MC. They could act something like the >jumpships from Battletech. They could carry smaller vessels between >spheres really fast, but are to big to fit through a portal (sail area >of several miles^2). > > Any comments? > > >-- > Static | --==<< http://k2.CWRU.edu/~static (Stories and Games) >>==-- > on the | > silicon | "Only the good die young, > web. | the bad prefer it that way..." Interesting idea, I'd love to see the mechanics on that. BTW, here's the stats on the first of my unique ships and crews. I can't get the &*^% maps to translate, and no one else seems to be having any luck with it either. In a few days I'll send the a couple more unique ships out. Anyone interested in the maps who uses a macintosh and Clarisworks 3.1 e-mail me and I'll send them to you. Elrohir Amroth by Paul Westermeyer (westermeyer.3@???.edu), on 95/11/25 High Elven Male Thief (13) Captain of the Good Ship Hanali's Sword STR 18, DEX 18, CON 9, INT 17, WIS 11, CHA 14(18), COM , PER AC 0, hp 56, MV 12, MR as Elf AL CNg, Age 139, Height 5'9", Weight 150 lbs Skin light skin tone, Hair Silver, Beard none Eyes Steel Blue, Vision 60' infravision, Wealth appox. 40,000 gp (in standard gp value) A handsome, swashbuckling elf. He is always impeccably dressed in the latest fashions. Weapons Proficiencies:Longsword, Bola, Dagger, Broadsword Two weapon style specialization (From CFHB) Bladesong style specialist, Broadsword (From CEHB) Non-Weapons Proficiencies Riding,Horse(14); Riding,Hippogriff(9); Swimming(9); Appraising(17); Disguise(13); Jumping(18); Trailing(18); Information Gathering(17); Tumbling(18); Gaming(14); Reads/writes/speaks Common,Elvish; Speaks Drow Spell casting Read Magicuser Scroll 25% failure Special abilities All standard High Elven Racial abilities Thief Abilities: PickPockets 95% Open Locks 95% F/R Traps 95% Move Silently95% Hide/Shadows 95% Detect Noise 50% Climb Walls 95% Read Lang 70% BackStab +4/x4 Possessions Hanali's Sword, Modified Small Galleon AR: 7 Hull points: 23 MC:C SR: Per mage +2 or 4 (Furnace Helm) Landing:Land:No Water:Yes Helm: Minor, backup Furnace Cargo Capapcity: 7 spatial tons Keel 90' Beam 26'Draft 8' Save as:Thick Wood Special:Charm v/s Fire(+1 on saves, fires sputter and die in 1 rd) Ship's Boat w/ Rudder of Propulsion, Ship is topped out with rigging, including a pair of fold out sail "wings" the move horizontilly out from the deck in flight and fold against the ships hull when not in use. Weapons: 2 md Ballistas Crew:8/22 Personal Equipment: 8 Throwing stars, 4 Bolas, Folding Shortbow, 20 silver arrows, 4 daggers, thieves tools, spyglass, 50'silk rope, House breakers Harness, grappling hook, clawed gloves, flask whiskey, flask vineger, flint & steel, whetstone, dice&pouch Wealth:3 gold rings (20, 40, 80gp value respectively), Mithral Longsword of Quality (+1), smith unknown, Human make (3000gp value), Dracul Nagem (King's Tear, see FRA, over 1 mil gp in value), Bedine Amulet of Atar (40gp), Diamond (10.00 gp), Adamintine Statue of Drow female (sculpter unknown, 2000 gp value) Golden Rose of The Pale (3,000 gp value), Katana of the Nakimura Clan of Wa (200gp value or Death from Nakimura clan member), 13 other art works (total value 1000 gp, no single item over 150 gp in value) Magical Items 4 x +1 Daggers, +2 Leather Armor, Necklass of Adaption, Boots of Speed, Girdle of Cloud Giant Strength, Chalice of Everfull Water, Albruin (+1/+3 Broadsword see The Magister or Ruins of Zhentil Keep for Details), Ring of Feather Falling, Potions: Vitality, Water Breathing, Philter of Love, Nolzer's Marvelous Pigments; Scrolls: Detect Magic x31, Knock x3, Dispel Magic, Wizard Lock x2, Light x4 (each scroll holds one spell, all written by an 11th level wizard) Notes and History Elrohir Amroth is and adventuresome elf who was born in the town of Highfolk on the same world as the famed City of Greyhawk. The son of minor nobles, he was exiled from the city when not yet 100 years old for a crime he refuses to discuss. His twin brother, Elladan, a mage, followed him. The pair soon found themselves among the scum and mercanaries of the famed Wild Coast. Here the brothers made a name for themselves as daring burglers who choose gem merchants as their target of choice. Eventually they formed an uneasy alliance with a pair of Half-ogre brothers which ended in a cursed mansion near Waterdeep. As the result of the unfortunate events within that mansion Elladan sprouted a pair of functional white wings. He also lost his appetite for adventure and returned to Highfolk. Elrohir continued his thieving activities, and his feud with the two Half-ogre brothers. He recruited two new partners in crime, a gomish thief illusionist named Blinggood and a Hafling thief named Sam Lightfingers. These three became so infameous throughout the Wild Coast that a change of location was necassary. Using the loot from their burgleries they purchased a small merchant ship and began a career of smuggling and piracy throughout the Azure Sea and its tributaries. These raids culminated in the burglery of the mansion of the Sea Prince of Jetsam Island (Elrohir also managed to cuckold the unfortunate Prince). After this they were transportted through a gate, ship and all, into a world with superior technology and weapons. They lost their own ship but managed to steal a vessel armed with many large fire throwers. Upon returning to the Flanaess they were immediately attacked by ships of the Sea Prince (more angry at his cuckolding then at the burglery). These ships were easily defeatted but Elrohir and his crew were outraged at the condition of their Amedian slave rowers. Elrohir recruited a crew of Amedians to fully man his fleet and began a privete war against the Hold of the Sea Princes which ended in a fiery battle with fully half of the Sea Princes' fleet. Only Elrohir survived the battle, washing unconcious ashore on the coast of the Amedio Jungle. He made it back to Greyhawk City with the aid of a Ring of Three Wishes discovered in a forgotten, jungle covered ruin. The first wish he used for transportation, second two to bring Sam and Blinggood back from the dead. Closer than ever the three returned to their criminal ways, but donated most of their earnings to Greyhawk orphanages. The sole surviving Half-ogre brother, Abdul the Butcher, finally tracked Elrohir down and began a war of assination and counter assination attempts that finally found Elrohir and his two companions fleeing over thirty ogres through the wilds of the Suss forest in 575 CY. There they stepped through a gate into the Forgotten Realms. The trio adventured for 3 years in the Realms, discovered the existance of Spelljamming, and purchased a small galleon they modified into Hanali's Sword. They then began a career of tracking down works of art, both magical and simply magnificent throughout the known Spheres. Sam Lightfingers was killed in a street skirmish in Arabel, Cormyr. Despite their best efforts Blinggood and Elrohir were unable to raise him. In 582 CY Elrohir's brother Elladan was killed by a demon of Iuz during the Greyhawk Wars. Elrohir is unaware of this, should he discover it he will undoubtably begin a campaign of revenge against Iuz's forces. His vessel is most often found in Waterdeep, the Rock of Bral, or Greyhawk City. Elrohir is a member of the Master Mariner's Guild of Waterdeep and the Merchants' and Traders' Union of Greyhawk. He also has ties to the Harpers and the Knights of Luna. His overriding passion (at least until he learns of his twin's death) is the recovery and collection of works of art. He ship is crewed by 8-15 adventurers of various races, classes, and alignments. Blinggood (N gm M(I)/Th 5/5) acts as First Mate, Navigator, and chief helmsmen. Elrohir often hires midlevel adventurers to act as agents in his search for works of art. Anyone with questions or comments on Elrohir, Blinggod, or their ship please E-mail me at westermeyer.3@???.edu "We look on the same stars, the sky is common, the same world surrounds us. What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth? We can not attain to so great a secret by one road..." Symmachus, "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD) westermeyer.3@???.edu Paul William Westermeyer
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