New Thassilon!


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Soo... I'm traditionally a big magocracy fan, and thus am interested in whats going on with these Returned/Risen Runelords and their shiny new nation. I know we don't have much in the way of solid facts yet, but I'm curious as to what you guys think. How might New Thassilon be shaping up against the old? How much of its culture is transplanted, how much new? Timeline wise, d'you think they've got any infrastructure together yet? I'm not sure how much of a gap there is between 1e and 2e.


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I think Belimarius will be showing off the "classical" Thassilon in most respects, while Sorshen will be doing the "kinder, gentler" approach with more admissions that times have changed and her domain should follow suit.


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Bramble Knight wrote:
Soo... I'm traditionally a big magocracy fan, and thus am interested in whats going on with these Returned/Risen Runelords and their shiny new nation. I know we don't have much in the way of solid facts yet, but I'm curious as to what you guys think. How might New Thassilon be shaping up against the old? How much of its culture is transplanted, how much new? Timeline wise, d'you think they've got any infrastructure together yet? I'm not sure how much of a gap there is between 1e and 2e.

From the time Return of the Runelords was printed in 2019, no real time would have passed as APs are given start dates about equivalent to when they are released. Individual GMs flavor to taste. Since 2E came out in 2nd half of 2019, and Return was late 2018/2019...yeah just a few months.


Cole Deschain wrote:
I think Belimarius will be showing off the "classical" Thassilon in most respects, while Sorshen will be doing the "kinder, gentler" approach with more admissions that times have changed and her domain should follow suit.

Do you think they're going to try to start forming a full council of Runelords? Will Sorshen start shifting away from the old runes and their associated sins? With the two less than unified, I'm not sure how much New Thassilon would be at all.

Kasoh wrote:
From the time Return of the Runelords was printed in 2019, no real time would have passed as APs are given start dates about equivalent to when they are released. Individual GMs flavor to taste. Since 2E came out in 2nd half of 2019, and Return was late 2018/2019...yeah just a few months.

This raises a whooole bunch of questions about how quickly they can make a country. I haven't read Rise of the Runelords: is there some information given as to how they'd have multiple settlements and a country already?


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Bramble Knight wrote:
Do you think they're going to try to start forming a full council of Runelords? Will Sorshen start shifting away from the old runes and their associated sins? With the two less than unified, I'm not sure how much New Thassilon would be at all.

Most indications are that it's going to be just the two of them, with their divergent approaches preventing coordinated efforts to build anything up. Besides which, Sorshen has had a change of heart so rebuilding things the way they were isn't likely to appeal to her.

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This raises a whooole bunch of questions about how quickly they can make a country. I haven't read Rise of the Runelords: is there some information given as to how they'd have multiple settlements and a country already?

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Belimarius and her city were time-locked, and come into the present more or less as they were right before Earthfall
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And as for Sorshen's half:

Rise AND Return SPOILERS!:
She moved in to Xin-Shalast, Karzoug's old capital, since it was still mostly intact and the various Varisian city-states were already semi-colonizing it after the Rise of the Runelords heroes discovered it and slew Karzoug.

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