Spoilers for Players - Questions on Background for Hungry Storm


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So the background for the Hungry Storm says that Sithhud lost his power to the demonic armies of the demon lord Kostchtchie. Sithhud has someone helping him regain this power.

What happened to Kastchtchie. Are his demon armies still roaming the crown? If no, why doesn't Sithhud just come in and claim the land?

Thanks.


Its been awhile since I ran this book but my impression was that the weather control and the megaliths were part of Sithud's plan to claim the land and continue to rebuild his power. So he is essentially doing what you're wondering about.


Wyrd_Wik wrote:
Its been awhile since I ran this book but my impression was that the weather control and the megaliths were part of Sithud's plan to claim the land and continue to rebuild his power. So he is essentially doing what you're wondering about.

Sithhud is trying to regain power, but there is no mention of Kastchtchie in the module. Katiyana seems to have only men to battle for dominance of the Crown.

What happened to Kastchtchie?


"Sithhud once completely controlled the cold Abyssal realm of Jhuvumirak until the demon lord Kostchtchie arrived with his army and defeated the incumbent and claimed the realm as his own. To this day, Kostchtchie rules in Jhuvumirak, while Sithhud hides in the highest peaks of the realm where the Deathless Frost has yet to search." (Source: top result googling Sithhud.)

The battle didn't take place on the Crown, or even on the same planet, or plane of existence.


Matthew Downie wrote:

"Sithhud once completely controlled the cold Abyssal realm of Jhuvumirak until the demon lord Kostchtchie arrived with his army and defeated the incumbent and claimed the realm as his own. To this day, Kostchtchie rules in Jhuvumirak, while Sithhud hides in the highest peaks of the realm where the Deathless Frost has yet to search." (Source: top result googling Sithhud.)

The battle didn't take place on the Crown, or even on the same planet, or plane of existence.

OK cool. That makes more sense. So in order to gain power on this other plane of existence (Abyssal), Sithhud needs to gain power in the 'normal' plane of existence?

I guess I don't need to worry too much about all that for this adventure, but I am curious and am wondering how I can work it in. I will google stuff about this Abyssal plane...


noblejohn wrote:
Matthew Downie wrote:

"Sithhud once completely controlled the cold Abyssal realm of Jhuvumirak until the demon lord Kostchtchie arrived with his army and defeated the incumbent and claimed the realm as his own. To this day, Kostchtchie rules in Jhuvumirak, while Sithhud hides in the highest peaks of the realm where the Deathless Frost has yet to search." (Source: top result googling Sithhud.)

The battle didn't take place on the Crown, or even on the same planet, or plane of existence.

OK cool. That makes more sense. So in order to gain power on this other plane of existence (Abyssal), Sithhud needs to gain power in the 'normal' or material plane of existence?

I guess I don't need to worry too much about all that for this adventure, but I am curious and am wondering how I can work it in. There is a short Wiki that talks about the Abyss and the Abyssal planes of the demon lords. That is where Sithhud is trying to get back to .. is that right?


As I understand it gods and demons grow in power if they have worshippers on the material plane, especially if there are sacrifices involved.

The text I quoted suggests Sithhud is still is in the Abyssal realm (a small pocket dimension) of Jhuvumirak, in hiding, and using his demonic powers to communicate with his few remaining worshippers. He hopes that the sacrifice of thousands of humans in his name will give him enough power to be able to defeat Kostchtchie himself.

I had Sithhud speak directly to the PCs through an idol at the entrance to Katiyana's tower, and try to persuade them to worship him as a god. (Only one of them did.)


Matthew Downie wrote:

As I understand it gods and demons grow in power if they have worshippers on the material plane, especially if there are sacrifices involved.

The text I quoted suggests Sithhud is still is in the Abyssal realm (a small pocket dimension) of Jhuvumirak, in hiding, and using his demonic powers to communicate with his few remaining worshippers. He hopes that the sacrifice of thousands of humans in his name will give him enough power to be able to defeat Kostchtchie himself.

I had Sithhud speak directly to the PCs through an idol at the entrance to Katiyana's tower, and try to persuade them to worship him as a god. (Only one of them did.)

Oh cool. I like that idea. Thanks for sharing it. He needs humans to sacrifice for power - I didn't connect the dots on that either.

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