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An Introduction to The Art of War
ghyle writes "Once almost lost to the mists of time, a now popular manual of tactics has been applied to everything from management to goldfish breeding. Read more about the text that has been called The Art of War."
The Lay of Sir Feoro
ghyle writes "Despite the lay named after him, it is certain that Sir Feoro did not exist. However, the anonymous author did know a thing or two about the faerie races, and this is evident in the text of the poem itself."
Onomastics, Toponymy and Anthroponymy of Irongate
gargoyle writes "A brief discussion on the names of Irongate."
A 3E/3.5E Guide to the World of Greyhawk: An Annotated Bibliography
robbastard writes "As my final project for my Reference class in library school, I had to create an annotated bibliography. As I was free to choose any subject, I decided to merge one of my favorite recreational interests (Greyhawk) with my scholastic duties. The result is the following work, which includes an overview and short history of the setting."
Literature in the Flanaess - The Later Ballads of Liam Wilspare
gvdammerung writes "The Bard. Of Greyhawk. His ballads include:The Corusk Mountain Love SongThe Love Song of the LortmilsThe Mercenaries (Perran Drinking) SongIn The Land of the Black Ice FlowsJewel River SerenadeThe Fall of PomarjThus, ends the main entries of the Literature in the Flanaess series."
Literature in the Flanaess - The Elven Sonnets of Liam Wilspare
gvdammerung writes "The Bard. Of Greyhawk. The Elven Sonnets include:CeleneEvergoldHanaliYolantheJewelCourwoodFarewellEsmerinJurne"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.""
Literature in the Flanaess - The Comedies of Liam Wilspare
gvdammerung writes "The Bard. Of Greyhawk. His comedies include:The Merchant of VerboboncA Midsummer's EveTwo Gentlemen from VelunaA Midwinter's DreamThe Merry Widows of GreyhawkMuch Ado About Iuz"What fools these mortals be.""
Literature in the Flanaess - The Tragedies of Liam Wilspare
gvdammerung writes "The Bard. Of Greyhawk. His tragic plays include:MegwandirKasThrommel & JoleneNaelex Agonistes"What light through yonder window breaks?""
Literature in the Flanaess - The History Plays of Liam Wilspare
gvdammerung writes "The Bard. Of Greyhawk. His history plays include:King ThrommelOeridianus RexRhola & Neheli, Part IRhola & Neheli, Part IIRhola & Neheli, Part IIIThe Taming of IuzThe Two CrownsGet your first folios!"
The Wizards Library Part 6 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
The Wizards Library Part 5 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
The Wizards Library Part 4 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
The Wizards Library Part 3 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
The Wizards Library Part 2 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
The Wizards Library Part 1 of 6
gvdammerung writes "Presented herein are 109 wizardly grimoires, each presented in a card catalog format. No longer must one guess at what is on a wizard's bookshelf or what is between the covers of a particular tome."
Literature in the Flanaess: The Thrommel Cycle
gvdammerung writes "The life of Prince Thrommel of Furyondy has captivated the Flanaess like no other story. In numerous subsequent works recounting the tale, he has become romanticised as the perfect prince and Jolene as his perfect match. Together, their's is accounted the perfect love. The four works that comprise the Thrommel Cycle are the greatest of their kind and mark a literary watrershed. A uniquely Flanaen literature here first sees full blossom. At the same time, conspiracy theories abound, relating one or another "secret history" of Thrommel's disappearence. It seems Thrommel is for the ages with something to say to everyone - pauper, prince, lover, even conspiracy theorist."
Literature in the Flanaess: Early Popular Literature
gvdammerung writes ""Mind your Boccanegra." It means, "Mind your manners." Of course, you knew this because you are a literate resident of the Flanaess in more than a mere technical sense. Oh. Well. Fear not! Read on and you will become aquainted with the earliest, and still among the most popular and influential works of popular literature in the Flanaess. They are entertaining stories but also serve as models for behavior. Simply everyone who is anyone has read them. And even some who are not."
Literature in the Flanaess Considered - The Old Flan Almanac
gvdammerung writes "Farmers live by it. Ignorant farmers. There are peasants who know no better or who are forced to abide by its dictates. It is The Old Flan Almanac. Once, it was a valuable resource. Debased, it is now nearly worthless. Its historic importance in Old Aerdi, however, should not be discounted. In this special entry in the Greyhawk Bibliograpgica Series, we look at a single, unusual title."
Literature in the Flanaess - Natural Histories
gvdammerung writes "Natural histories broadly include those texts that address themselves to herbalism, the cataloging of beasts, hunting techniques, agricultural ways and means or the natural world itself. Most are of an inferior and highly regional sort - the best, or worst, example being The Old Flan Almanac, popular from Ratik to Sunndi. There are, however, more scholarly texts that look at the Flanaess as a whole and provide insights into the natural world that are of universal application and utility. Herein, the greatest of these will be revealed."
Literature in the Flanaess - Philosophy
gvdammerung writes "Philosophy is an uncommon topic within the literature of the Flanaess because too many are intoxicated by perfumed clouds of religion to imagine that the universe that surrounds them can be explained by anything other than a purported higher power. Authors who describe a rational philosophy can find their books banned and burned. They may count themselves lucky if they avoid a similar fate. For the religion of gods abhors any sentient being thinking outside the strict confines of faith. The true philosopher is then a lonely figure, carrying a light amidst dark clouds of pious ignorance. Herein are discussed the most noted of truly philosophical tracts. Get your copies before some religious fanatic burns them all."
Literature in the Flanaess: Travels Upon the Southern Oceans
gvdammerung writes "Pirates! Set sail for the Amedio Jungle and Hepmonaland with the greatest, or at least most literate, pirates of the Flanaess. Encounter unknown races and strange cultures. And loot their treasures! Stand off the coast of Keoland; sail the Azure Sea and Wooly Bay. Plunder every merchantman and cog you encounter. Drink the nights away in the pirate dens of the Hold of the Sea Princes or in the infamous port of Blue in the Pomarj. Herein, met the most unusual and unexpected of historians, whose travelogues are read by scholars and by an adventure seeking public. Raise the black flag!"
Literature in the Flanaess: Travels in the Near West
gvdammerung writes "The Baklunish States of the Near West are something of a mystery to the rest of the Flanaess. The first glimpses of the Baklunish likely to be had by many may be found in the accounts of the few travelogues that meaningfully recount something of the life and thought of the people who brought the Suel Imperium low. In these accounts, one gains a first entre to the larger world of the Near West. Herein, a journey into colorful cultures and starkly desolate lands begins. May fate smile upon you."
Literature in the Flanaess: The Travels of Layene Poole
gvdammerung writes "This entry in the Greyhawk Bibliographica series looks at the travelogues of the itinerant scholar Layene Poole. All have immediate adventure hooks and can serve as a way to introduce books into a game as something players and PCs should be interested in. Seven titles are presented: Travels in Further Keoland; The Lost Burrows; The Lost Goblin Mine; Forgotten Elberen; The Silent Halls of Ammarindour; The Ruins of Xitkalba; and The Valley of Hutaakanka."
Literature in the Flanaess: The Travels of Marck Polstar
gvdammerung writes "Fraud. Liar. Thief. Conman. Marck Polstar has been called all this and worse. Deserved? Judge for yourself. Literature in the Flanaess: The Travels of Marck Polstar looks at the travel writings of one of the most infamous figures in the World of Greyhawk. Three travelogues by Polstar are presented. Travelogues are a highly specialized type of historic writing. They rely as much on an author’s personal experiences, recollections and descriptions as upon his ability to place these in a historic context. Or in Polstar's case, a fictional context? You decide."
Literature in the Flanaess: Petit Histories
gvdammerung writes "Literature in the Flanaess: Petit Histories continues the Greyhawk Bibliographica series, examining the counterparts to the General Histories. Petit histories, as compared to general histories, take for their subject more narrow topics, and discussions of peoples and events. It should come as no surprise that a petit history may provide more detail about its specific subject matter than a general history that also addresses the same topics. Petit histories, while lacking the sweep or scope of general histories, provide more depth and specific detail. Eight individual books are described."
Literature in the Flanaess: General Histories
gvdammerung writes "Literature in the Flanaess: General Histories looks at three historical texts that survey the broad panorama of recorded events in the Flanaess. The three books described are standard reference texts, notable for their scope, if not always their detail or insight. Discussed are The Chronodex of Didrias, The Chronicles of Keoland by Halmari and The High History of the Aerdi by Iquander. Also discussed are the questions surrounding Halmari's possible affiliation with the Scarlet Brotherhood and the puzzle of the three Iquanders."
Literature in the Flanaess: Books and Bindings
gvdammerung writes "This is the second article in the Greyhawk Bibliographica series. Being in the nature of a second introduction, Literature in the Flanaess: Books and Binding, discusses how books are made and described. A system for determining the price of a book once its dimensions and binding are established is also presented. Here in, the reader may discover the nature of a Chrysographic, Royally bound, Morokkon Black, Double Crown Quarto, etc.. Your PCs need never again be told, "You found a book. Its a book.""
Literature in the Flanaess: An Introduction
gvdammerung writes "The first entry in the Greyhawk Bibliographica series, Literature in the Flanaess: An Introduction, provides an overview of specific cultural literatures of the Flanaess (Flan, Oeridian, Suel and Baklunish) and discusses the essentials of any literature -pens, inks and papers - as well as the basics of illumination."
Greyhawk Content of the Coloring Album
Tzelios writes "A continuation of "Greyhawk Meta-text Onomastics,"and prelude to the upcoming historical article "The Temple of Elemental Evil, from the Rise of Iuz to His Release.""
Greyhawk Meta-Text Onomastics
tzelios writes "A scholarly work draws from references. Take a look at the canonic Greyhawk meta-text translations, useful for both writers and readers alike. Discover the secrets behind the relations between Greyhawk sages, cartographers, and artists and their real world counter-personages."
Advanced Materials and Their Applications - Mythrantium
Longetalos writes "Here is presented the third and final lesson on magical metals by Professor Bedan. In this lesson, the learned professor describes the uses of Mythrantium. Author: Longetalos"
Advanced Materials and Their Applications - Adamantium
Longetalos writes "In this second lesson, professor Bedan explains the forging processes and benefits of adamantium. Author: Longetalos"
Advanced Materials and Their Applications - Mythril
Longetalos writes "In this short lesson, Professor Bedan of the Grey College describes the forging methods of Mythril as well as the benefits it grants. Author: Longetalos"
The Fate of Purmill and the Coltens Feodality
Taras writes "Since the time that Portillan sat upon the Malachite Throne and reigned as Overking, Aerdy was sundered, perhaps forever. The western dominions were placed outside of the grasp of all Overkings since then, even though they did not all join in the rebellion that swept through house Rax, for the traitorous land of Nyrond cut off all routes westward by land that the northern barbarians did not already control. One such territory, often overlooked, was the town of Purmill, located in the wastes of the north amid barbarians and fierce winters. Recovered from the archives of the last of the Overkings of the line of Rax comes this report on that forgotten town's fate... Author: Taras Guarhoth"
Restoring the Triune Mother
Laying out the underlaying goals and beliefs of the heretical group known as The Restorers of the Triune Mother, this work delves into the organization and makeup of the pantheons of the Flanaess in an effor to explain just why the goddess Wee Jas must be split into two different goddesses. Despite the fact that it seems to be a hopeless cause, the Restorers continue to marshall their resources in an attempt to "fix" the Suel goddess. Author: Sam Weiss

Note: Balance, Restorers, Suel, Wee Jas
The Twenty-Seven of the Pits
In the Sheldomar valley, a band of heretics and heathens banded together to form a group known as the Restorers of the Triune Mother. Their goals revolved around the seperation of Wee Jas from her Death aspect. To this end, they formulated a bizarre philosophy revolving around the number three, and how this number showed up among the divinities of the various races. In this work, declared heretical and blasphemous in the lands of Aerdi, is detailed the cult's beliefs about the various entities of the Lower Planes. Author: Sam Weiss

Note: Balance, Restorers, Suel, Wee Jas
Fragments of the Second Journal of Devon Marasheth
The second of the fragmentary journals kept locked away in the archives of an Aerdi sage, these passages reveal more of the exploits of a hero from the Sheldomar Valley, and more hints of the darkness that has seeped into the very land itself in places. Author: Sam Weiss

Note: Bissel, CthulhuHawk, Thunder Vale
The Sud Graufult: The Scrolls of Al-Yasin
Taras writes "At one time the Bakluni painter Al-Yasin was among the most reknowned and acclaimed artists in the south of Aerdy. He was famed for his landscapes and his renditions of religious scenes, many of which still awe viewers hundreds of years after his death. Later in his life, the painter underwent a change, becoming more eccentric and withdrawing from the world, until he finally disappeared, leaving behind five scrolls, which may have recorded the final journey of this visionary painter. Author: Taras Guarhoth"
Suloise Myth and Legend: 11 Keys of Empire
chatdemon writes "Before fire without color rained down upon the Suel Imperium, prophecy was uttered fortelling the phoenix-like rise of a second Suel Empire to the east, in the lands of the Sheldomar. Now, over a thousand years later, the prophecy begins to draw the attention of the Silent Ones, as well as others among the learned of the Sheldomar... Author: chatdemon"
Fragments of the First Journal of Devon Marasheth
From the locked archives of an Aerdi sage are revealed the fragments of the first of the journals of a madman and prophet who dwelled among the lands of Sheldomar. Contained within are are some of the exploits of a hero far to the west, as well as bits of lore and prophecy the Silent Ones would undoubtably love to see burned. Author: Sam Weiss

Note: Bissel, CthulhuHawk, Thunder Vale
Of the Fall of Starhaunt and Larendern's Curse
Woesinger writes "A tale from the Lands of Urnst, extracted from "Histories from the Noontide of the Ornstae" by the hand of His Noble Prominence, Heshem Jostenn, 8th Margrave of Nellix, in this, the Year of Universal Peace 214. Author: Woesinger"
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