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Now, if you ignore the prayer, and go JUST by the second part, then the scene in the painting takes on a different context. Yes Elluvia is showing Dalt where to go, and convincing him to go. And yes, the image shifts to a shadow leaving her and going into the sky. But notice her reaction when Dalt leaves..pg.75 scene 4. "The red-haired woman smiles and turns away. A huge inhuman shape wrapped in darkness rises from her frame as if it had adhered to her Shadow and then vanishes into the skies above."


She smiles...perhaps because it is SHE that is doing the deceiving? Think about it...where is Afelbain? (I keep saying Dalt's painting...but it's actually Fraz-Urb'luu's painting ABOUT Dalt) The only reason to think Fraz-Urb'luu is the shadowy figure...is the prayer. But if the prayer is a ruse...and Fraz-Urb'luu and Elluvia are in fact ALLIES...then perhaps the painting shows them collaborating together to deceive Dalt.


So rather than Elluvia thinking she is having Dalt release Y (Yog Sothoth), but him actually going to get Tharizdun...perhaps she turns the deceptive tables on Uncle...and let's them think that's what's happening, but instead either he's off on a wild goose chase... therefore the reason Malcanthet defaces his painting- to strand him...or, Elluvia actually has Dalt getting the "one we do not know."


Perhaps "the one we do not know" is, in fact, Yog Sothoth. They weren't expecting him....had never met him... therefore didn't recognize him.


Correction to timeline...
562CY... Fraz-Urb'luu escapes imprisonment from Greyhawk Castle. Being that he was trapped at least 200 years...this would place the year OF his imprisonment somewhere between 320-362 CY...BEFORE Zagig disappears.


Andor,

Why is "centuries" since the catastrophe in error? When do you think the catastrophe occurred?

(I DM'd the PCs in my campaign through Maure Castle, Antiquities, Greater Halls, and the 3.5 Warlock's Walk over the last year or so. I was supremely disappointed they weren't more curious about the paintings in the Greater Halls.)


I also am running a current campaign using Maure...and the paintings actually scare the crap out of them. They only interactedvwith the painting of wee has....but not to the point of offering a gift...the rest they want nothing to do with. As to your "centuries" question...scroll up in the blog to a previous post by me...I did a timeline of events from dates given in the Maure adventures...and the "History of Oerth" timeline in the Oerth Journal.


Yolande d'Bar wrote:

Andor,

Why is "centuries" since the catastrophe in error? When do you think the catastrophe occurred?

(I DM'd the PCs in my campaign through Maure Castle, Antiquities, Greater Halls, and the 3.5 Warlock's Walk over the last year or so. I was supremely disappointed they weren't more curious about the paintings in the Greater Halls.)

I replied below in the blog. Actually..above and below.


Dungeon 112 pg.44...5249SD Tabular Steel scrawls message. According to Oerth Journal...5249 SD= -267 CY. Also on pg.44, Purple Stone went bat crazy 853 years ago. So -267 + 853 puts date of module at 586 CY. Pg. 79 has a genealogy of the Duchy of Urnst with records as recent as 350 years ago. 586 - 350= 236CY. Dungeon 124 pg.82-83 says Ben's repository was updated 300 years ago. Sooooo...the LATEST the catastrophe could have happened was 3 centuries.


Oops....auto correct error...NOT Ben...Vex.


Wow...and that's Tanilar Kreel...NOT Tabular Steel!


Andor: have you read RJK's article in AFS#2, "Article – Advent of the Elder Ones: Mythos vs. Man in the Lake Geneva Original Campaign, 1973-1976"? It may shed some further light on your thoughts here.

Allan.


grodog wrote:

RJK's article in AFS#2, "Article – Advent of the Elder Ones: Mythos vs. Man in the Lake Geneva Original Campaign, 1973-1976"

Allan.

Allan - where could you find such arcane lore..?


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http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/2012/12/afs-issue-2-is-released.html

Allan.


grodog wrote:

http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/2012/12/afs-issue-2-is-released.html

Allan.

Sadly out of stock.


grodog wrote:

Andor: have you read RJK's article in AFS#2, "Article – Advent of the Elder Ones: Mythos vs. Man in the Lake Geneva Original Campaign, 1973-1976"? It may shed some further light on your thoughts here.

Allan.

Don't have access to it, and according to Day Tripper...it is out of stock.


I think that Scott may be planning some more reprints soon, FYI, to coincide with the release of AFS #7.

Allan.

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