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by Supplement Four
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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THE BARBARIC NORTH In the uppermost north are three true lands: Cimmeria, Hyperborea, and Nordheim, itself two distinct regions: Asgard and Vanaheim, split asunder by a rivalry that has lasted generations beyond counting. CIMMERIA Cimmeria, separated from Nordheim in its north by a ridge of mountai...
by Supplement Four
Thu May 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON AQUILONIA 1 Aquilonia is an excellent model for most Hyborian nations. Sure, some things will differ, but if you study Aquilonia, you'll have an excellent starting point in understanding the majority of the Hyborian nations in the game. Here are a few random notes. Clothing. The clothing d...
by Supplement Four
Wed May 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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LANDS OF THE NORTH 1 OLD GORM SPEAKS What do the civilized folks know of the frozen lands to the north? Our ways are strange and fickle to you, I am certain. Listen well, for my counsel may be all that keeps you alive. Æsir by birth, I have traveled farther than most of my sword-brothers have dream...
by Supplement Four
Wed May 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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HYBORIAN SHORTHAND The Hyborian Age may seem familiar to modern readers because it is based in part on real-world historical eras and cultures. As a writer, Robert E. Howard wanted to evoke the feeling of history yet did not want to be confined by it. As an avid reader, Howard was familiar with bot...
by Supplement Four
Wed May 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 11 Beyond the Vilayet Sea South of the Vilayet the desert gives way to a mountainous frontier that serves as a bastion between Turan and their southern neighbor, Vendhya — a frontier that is equal parts bulwark and battleground. Here, in the shadow of the mig...
by Supplement Four
Wed May 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 10 The Eastern Lands But, what is east? East of Shem and Stygia? East, I know — and my knowledge comes from experience rather than the tittle-tattle of adventurers. East of the Hyborian kingdoms and their southern neighbors lay the Hyrkanian empire of Turan. ...
by Supplement Four
Wed May 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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HYBORIAN AGE OCCUPATIONS This table is specifically for use with Aquilonian urban area characters, but it can easily be used for most civilized areas, especially if the population is Hyborian. Roll 1d6 to randomly select table, then roll 1d20 on the specific table. On a result of 20, pick from that...
by Supplement Four
Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm
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Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 9 The Black Kingdoms What I know of these Black Kingdoms and the barbaric lands of the South, I got from a merchant-prince of Argos — a singularly audacious fellow who had fared inland to trade among the dusky-skinned tribes and returned to tell the tale. The...
by Supplement Four
Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 pm
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Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 8 The Kingdoms to the South South of Koth is the vast land of Shem. Centuries ago it was part of the empire of Stygia to the south, but Hyborian invaders razed Acheron and broke Stygia’s control over its northernmost vassals. The land of Shem is not a unified...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 7 The Lands to the North and West Beyond the Hyborian kingdoms, the world is a mysterious, exotic, and often dangerous place and few Hyborians have traveled so much of it as your humble author. Many of the things I will relate will no doubt seem fanciful, but...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 6 The Hyborian People Hyborians are an industrious and innovative folk. They are generally fair-skinned with ruddy complexions. Their hair color can vary between the tawny blonde of Gunderland and Brythunia to the brunettes of the southern kingdoms. Skilled i...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:20 pm
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 5 Aquilonia’s Neighbors East of Aquilonia is her sometime ally, sometime rival Nemedia, the land of my birth. Nearly the equal of Aquilonia in military might, my homeland exceeds her in culture, learning, and the arts, though I cannot claim to be unbiased in ...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 4 Aquilonia, Greatest of the Hyborian Kingdoms Among the younger Hyborian kingdoms, the greatest is truly Aquilonia, with its magnificent capital city of Tarantia. The countryside of Aquilonia is fertile land for agriculture, and the kingdom is divided into b...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:11 pm
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Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 3 Influences from the East While Koth is fully Hyborian, there is a strong cultural influence from the lands of Shem to the south and Turan to the east. Indeed, the worship of foreign gods like Ishtar, Bel, and Anu has eclipsed the worship of Mitra in many Ko...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 9:07 pm
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Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 2 The Rise of the Hyborian Kingdoms The tawny-haired Hyborians began their rise to prominence around three millennia ago, when they were a rude and barbarous people of the north who worshipped some primitive chieftain-god, Bori. They swept down from the north...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NOTES ON THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF THE AGE 1 By Astreas of Nemedia This treatise is an account of the people and places of the Hyborian kingdoms and the mysterious and exotic lands of the South and East as witnessed by or related to your humble author, Astreas of Nemedia, scholar and philosopher. Over...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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Languages Most people know a few common words and phrases from the languages of their neighbors, enough to convey basic meaning, and some languages are similar enough that their speakers can be mutually understood. The languages commonly spoken in the Hyborian Age are as follows: Aquilonian, Argoss...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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Random Homeland 2–7 Aquilonia 8–9 Bossonian Marches 10 Keshan 11 Kush 12 Khoraja 13 Cimmeria 14 Hyperborea 15 Border Kingdom 16 Nordheim: Asgard or Vanaheim 17 Ophir 18 Koth 19 Argos 20 Gunderland 21 Brythunia 22 Nemedia 23 Zamora 24 Shem 25 Zingara 26 Corinthia 27 Stygia 28 Khauran 29 Zembabwei 30...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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NAMES Aquilonia, Gunderland, Bossonian Marches Male: Aelius Casca Cassius Gaius Galen Octavian Quintas Severus Sulla Tiberio Varro Female: Arria Aurelia Claudia Delia Emilia Hypatia Lavinia Livia Portia Vibia Argos Male: Actaeon Agenor Cepheus Eteokles Gordius Hyllos Latos Nisus Tydeus Female: Agla...
by Supplement Four
Sun May 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] GM's Closet
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Weapons 1–2 Your former master’s Knife 3–4 A small but heavy Sword 5–6 A knight's Saber 7–8 Broadsword battered from years of use 9–10 A simple War Pick, humble yet serviceable 11–12 Spear engraved with prayers and oaths 13–14 Broad-headed Axe ripped from the hands of a brigand you slew 15–16 Lengt...