The Resettlement of Chief Colymar
(Perhaps I'm double posting this message...)
I'm going to run a Gloranthan adventure in a local convention in Madrid. The heroes will be companions and followers of Chief Colymar on year 1315, when he crosses the Crossline and settles in the Nymie Valley. The adventure is a standalone one where they will meet some dangers from Dragon Pass denizens (dragonewts, some Chaos monsters) and experience some typical orlanthi clan activities (clan moot, rituals).
I've researched some of the information about the first years of the Colymar both in "King of Sartar" and "Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes", but I have some questions:
- Does Colymar stablish a clan before entering Dragon Pass? I believe he does it once they settle at Nymie Valley, but I'm not sure. Is the clan named "the Black Spear Clan"?
- Concerning the Black Spear. In the future, the magical weapon is a part of the royal regalia of the Colymar Tribe, but why Chief Colymar has this powerful weapon? Does he obtains it on a heroquest? Does it belongs to the Orshanti Clan (the clan of Colymar and, by the way, the clan of Sartar)? And in that case, why the elders of Clan Orshanti let Colymar take the weapon?
- Finally, I've realized in "King of Sartar", it's said Colymar uses some kind of "illusion magic" to let the bystanders believe he and his people had been devoured by a "two-headed dragonewt". This way, everybody at Kethaela believe they are dead and Colymar can settles Dragon Pass undisturbed (although eventually word came out about them). But this event is not mentioned in "Sartar: Kingdom of Heroes", where is only said Colymar and his wife cross the line and nothing bad happens. As "S:KoH" is a most new source, is the "illusion magic event" no longer true?
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