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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:05 pm Post subject:
Haha, neat. IRONMAW!
"Mask of Diamond Tears" in Dungeon #143 included a "mirrored creature" template for creatures summoned from evil parallel worlds through the Plane of Mirrors. The backstory is that thousands of years ago the ethergaunts, through an alliance with the nerras of the Plane of Mirrors, raided countless parallel worlds so that they could use mirror-duplicates against their enemies. There are other suggestions for the origins of "evil worlds": fiendish invasion, lycanthropic plague, chaotic mutations.
This fits well with the orb of opposition created by the Mirrormasters of Lynn according to Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk, but also pretty well with Living Greyhawk's idea that the Isles of Woe sank after a war with the ethergaunts.
In this thread I suggested that Uerth/evil Oerth was the homeworld of Mayaheine (among many other suggestions).
-I thought Gord was meant to be from Oerth. Source?
He is meant to be from Oerth, but Oerth was more or less destroyed when it was turned into an eternal battleground between Tharizdun and Master Entropy at the end of Dance of Demons. I believe I suggested sacrificing Yarth instead, using Yarth as a dumping ground for elements from the novels that don't fit into canon.
…actually I'm now reminded of a cubic gate I wrote up that allowed access to Aerth, Earth, Oerth, Uerth, and Yarth, with its sixth-side "shattered and inoperable" — the idea being that the sixth-side would have allowed access to "Learth" from Gary Gygax's Lejendary Adventure.
(Now I just need to wait for that copy of Epic of Ærth to come in the mail, so I suppose I could use that time to try and create astrological symbols similar to the Sun Cross using flag semaphore as a basis.)
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