Scarlet Brotherhood origins
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:22 am
Did Gary Gygax create the Scarlet Brotherhood? When did they first appear? Could they be connected to the Red Mages of Blackmoor?
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Supplement II: Blackmoor (1975) has a reference to The Land of the Red Coven in the Temple of the Frog Adventure. Based on this I think it very likely that they were part of the original campaign. Granted, we don't know much about them, so they might not even be mages. They were not mentioned in the FFC at all. I like connecting dots between older sources and the 3E/ZGG stuff, so I made the Land of the Red Coven be an older name of the Duchy of the Peaks, since that kingdom was founded by an unknown group of Mages. In the 3E material, I made the assumption that the Vadaley Clan from the Mage Wars was the same as this group.
It would be interesting to know when Gary created them though. He could easily have told Dave about it. Were they mentioned in (origial) Chainmail or the Castles & Crusades Society Newsletter (The Domesday Book)?In any event, I am not 100% certain, but still fairly sure that there is no connection between them and the Scarlet Brotherhood (which I do believe was a Gygaxian creation).
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