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    King Belvor of Furyondy
    Posted on Wed, May 26, 2004 by Farcluun
    castlemike writes "King Belvor of Furyondy; A summary of our favorite noble hailing from the Marklands.

    King Belvor of Furyondy

    By: castlemike
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    Popular consensus is that King Belvor came to power and assumed the throne in 537 CY which would make him 13 at the time since he was 61 ( biologically 49) in 585 CY as per the Marklands. 540 CY might be a better year for your campaign.

    His only son and heir Prince Thrommel was engaged to Lady Jolene of Veluna the leader of the Celestial Order and the daughter of the Plar of Veluna when he disappeared in 573 CY. Divinations strongly suggest he is no longer among the living Cy 591. The return of his remains to Furyondy or Veluna would probably result in a sizeable reward. The return of a living prince would surely result in an even more sizable reward.

    A LG level 16 Paladin of Heironeous as of 591 CY King Belvor's basic statistics would appear something like this:

    Human Male, 6'2", age 67 (Biologically age 55) with short brown graying hair, blue-green eyes and a strong jawline. A wise and cunning king, well able to master the the intricacies of political dealings with his nobles.

    The king is a vigorous man, enjoying hunting, archery and jousting who has not remarried. He may seek a dynastic marraige with Viscount Luther Derwent's daughter Gyneren age 37 a fine political match unfortunately Luther is a surly man the king detests and his daughter is not an appealing prospect either.

    St 16 Dex 14 Con 16 Int 17 Wis 17 Char 18
    Hit Points 135

    As the King of Furyondy he has access to many magical items. Even in court settings the king usually wears his rings of free action and mind shielding along with his cloak of displacement.

    The king also has access to numerous counselors and spell casters like Garaeth Heldenster the LG High Priest of Heironeous level 16 Cleric who is deeply devoted to him and considers him one of the finest kings of Furyondy in generations.

    He also has his own wizards. His Council of Four led by Master Elementalist of Fire (Evocation style magics) Karzalin N (NG) level 19 Wizard and his three colleagues.

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    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by cwslyclgh on Wed, May 26, 2004
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    nice, short, and interesting. Good artical :)

    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    My v.3.5 Take on King Belvor (Score: 1)
    by Greyson on Wed, May 26, 2004
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    Interesting article. I've had a King Belvor in my home campaign for years and years. We updated him to v.3.5 recently. I include him without equipment for issues of space and purity of statistics.

    Belvor, King of Furyondy Male human Pal16: CR 16; Size M (6 ft.); HD 16d10+16; hp 117; Init +1; Spd 30 ft.; AC 11; Attack +18/+13/+8/+3 melee, or +17/+12/+7/+2 ranged; SV Fort +14, Ref +9, Will +10; AL LG; Str 14, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 17.
    Languages: Common, Draconic.
    Skill Points: 76
    Feats: Concentration +18, Heal +19, Hide +1, Knowledge (History) +7, Knowledge (Nobility and Royalty) +18, Listen +4, Move Silently +1, Ride +19, Spot +4; Alertness, Combat Casting, Eschew Materials, Improved Turning, Point Blank Shot, Skill Focus (Ride), Weapon Focus (flail, heavy).
    Paladin Spells Per Day: 3/3/1/1.

    Re: My v.3.5 Take on King Belvor (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    Thanks for the comments and the stats on King Belvor.


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by Kirt on Thu, May 27, 2004
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    I don't have my copy of Fate of Istus with me, but Belvor is described therein for 2E. I don't remember if they give stats or not. I remember thinking that he was curiously young given the supposed date of the module. Who can verify this for us?

    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by Tedra ( on Thu, May 27, 2004
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    It states that at the time of this module, Belvor is in his mid thirties and makes note of the embarrassment of some over his being younger than most of his advisors, generals, etc. If I'm not mistaken The Fate of Istus takes place around 576ish CY or so?


    No Stats (Score: 1)
    by Greyson on Thu, May 27, 2004
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    No, The Fate of Istus (tFoI) does not have stats for King Belvor. It does indicate he is a 14th-level Paladin. Like Tedra said above, his age is an embarrassment for some. I think setting his birth-year as 540 CY works well.


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    The 2E Marklands CY585 had a lot of information on Furyondy including some stats on King Belvor which had him as chronologically age 61 and biologically age 49 in CY585. Figured that would make him biologically 55 and chronologically 67 in CY591.

    King Belvor's original 2E Marklands stats were LG Level 16 Paladin of Heironeous with 103 HP, ST 18/08, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 16 and Char 17. Hope that helps.


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    Typo typed level 16 for 2E Marklands instead of level 15 for CY585. Sorry I missed it.


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by TheocratIssak ( on Thu, May 27, 2004
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    I like what CastleMike has written, however it is not easy to follow along with, as written. A little more organization would benefit this article, as would reasoning.
    You say that it is popular consensus as well as per Marklands that gives Belvor accension to the throne at 537. Why offer the option of 540? Does 3 years make much of a difference? I beleive it would, yet this article doesn't give reasons as to why changing the date would be helpful to a campaign. That is essential to an article such as this, and one that suggests that it might be better.
    Personally I think that accourding to canon, and having Belvor being 13, it allows him to make some mistakes...and later make smarter descsions based upon those younger mistakes.
    As part of the uneasiness to follow, I would suggest menitioning Prince Thrommel after mentioning the King's history and stats. As it is, it goes from Belvor's early age and kingship to Thrommel then to Belvor being a high level paladin. This is just something that I believe would make the article easier to follow as well as allow the reader to understand where the Prince fits into Belvors life.
    In a similiar vein, the wizards...named the council of four, you give the main wizard but not the others. This information seems to be included not for clairity or as further important information, but as filler. If further developed, this could be included, provided further information and how it is and what it is that they do for him. Same with the counselors, and why it is that Garaeth favors him so much. I'd also mention something about his advisors from his early age, and how he was so much younger than maybe it is Garaeth that is one of those advisors, and togeather they went out and defeated evil in the lands.

    I rate this article a 2 out of 5 stars for its lack of clarity, creativity and organization. I'd love to see what editon his stats are from...yes there is a difference. I'd love to re-review the article if it is re-written.

    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    Thanks for all your comments which were much appreciated and which I shall try to incorporate on my next article. Was trying out the waters and wanted my first article to be short and hopefully useful but generic.

    Suggested the alternate age 16 coronation date for the king as an age of majority premise. For most humans using the Player Handbook starting ages seems to be 15-17+ (Which still gives a young king plenty of years for making mistakes due to youth and inexperience).

    His 2E stats as of CY585 Marklands were chronologically age 61 biologically age 49 (potion of longevity) Level 15 Paladin of Heironeous, 103 HP, St 18/08, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 16 and Char 17. Hope that helps.


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by Tedra ( on Tue, June 01, 2004
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    I think you did a very nice job for a first time article submission. I'm still too big a coward to try my hand so far, so props to you, cm!


    Re: King Belvor of Furyondy (Score: 1)
    by castlemike on Sat, May 29, 2004
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    Belvor's Council of Four as of CY 585 Marklands: Kurzalin N(NG) Level 18 Elementalist of Fire, Ryshanden Level 14 Air Elementalist, Piscentan Female Level 11 Water Elementalist, Dramayen Level 10 Earth Elementalist who are primarily combat mages.

    Living Greyhawk Furyondy has made a few interesting changes regarding and fleshing out the Council of Four and has an interesting take on the Elemental Specialist adapting from 2E to 3.

    Hope that helps.


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