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    Greyhawk Spotting - Pool of Radiance, Ruins of Myth Drannor
    Posted on Mon, March 04, 2002 by taladmin
    manicmidwife writes "Notes on the Pool of Radience/Ruins of Myth Drannor CRPG from a Greyhawker's point-of-view...


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    (Utilising the Prima Official Strategy Guide)

    Continuing on from the Baldur's Gate saga, the more recently released PoR game (this time from Ubi Soft) also features a few Greyhawk references. This game follows the 3rd ed Dungeons and Dragons rules (loosely, but interestingly none the less). Given that this game is produced by a different company to that of the producers of the Baldur's Gate series (Black Isle / Interplay), many of the same spells can be cast but the effects are visually different.

    Additions are always welcome.

    Spells that may be cast (with Greyhawk connections) include:
    Melf's Acid Arrow (... and that's about it!)

    Magical Items of note:
    Alaric's Charm (Necklace Con -2, Int +2) (Alaric being one of the guises of Morgorath, the sending of Istus in the Fates of Istus. Alaric was the leader of the Iron Fist Guild of Rel Mord) – Found in the Glim-Gardens of Myth Drannor;
    Fist of St. Cuthbert (+7 Ring vs Undead, Protection from Undead +5, Cast Searing Light Level 20) – May be retrieved from the ioun oracle within Nightingale Court;
    Hextor's Cruelty (+2 Club, +6 Will Save) – Retrieved from the Dwarven Halls of Stone;
    Hextor's Might (+2 Hammer, +6 Fort Save) - Retrieved from the Dwarven Halls of Stone;
    Hextor's Vengence (+2 Axe, +6 Reflex Save) - Retrieved from the Dwarven Halls of Stone;
    Luther's Protector (+3 Staff, Init +3) (? named after the Rogues Gallery character, most recently seen as a Heironean monk in Bastion of Faith) – Retrieved from lizardfolk within the Deep Halls;
    Olidammara's Whisper (Ring +2 Dex, Casts Invisibility Level 10) – May be retrieved from the ioun oracle within Nightingale Court;
    Roderick's Walking Stick (Staff that fires poisonous missiles) (? named after the Bastion of Faith character Roderick Docamald: priest of Heironeous, and companion of the late Valdaresse Sharn and Artur Jakartai. He assisted Katarina with the restoration of Critwall) – From the entrance to the Knights Tomb in Nightingale Court;
    Wand of Melf's Acid Arrow (for completists) – May be found within the Dwarven Halls and within the Prisons of the Elven Catacombs

    Not many, but as with the Baldur's Gate there is a definite Greyhawk influence on the Realms drow. A senior drow warrior is named Greyanna (as was a mercenary drow in service to Eclavdra beneath the Halls of Snurre) and drow members of House Kilsek also lurk about, causing trouble.

    Stingers (not Greyhawk related, but worth knowing about ;-):
    Arrows of Dire Flatulence (+3 to hit, cast Stinking Cloud Level 10) – Retrieved from a very secret room beneath the Elven Catacombs;
    Crypt Cleanser (Mace +4 against Undead) – Also found beneath the Elven Cellers;
    Ghoul Stopper (Amulet Protection from Undead +4) – Found within the Dwarven Halls;
    Meat Cleaver (Axe +2, +4 vs Orc and Orog) – Found within the Elven Catacombs;
    Pigsticker (Spear +3, +5 against Orc and Orog) – Found within the Prisons of the Elven Catacombs

    Note: Melf, Hextor, Olidammara"
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