Eric Anondson wrote:I could see an interesting history evolving the ogre magi out of the cultures there. The AD&D version of the creature, I recall, had a bit of an oriental look.
I bet that a lot of critters from the core books fit into the "use these monsters from the core products" category.
ripvanwormer wrote:The ogre magi is explicitly a subspecies of the oni from Oriental Adventures.
Is the ogre magi a bridge between the oni and regular ogres?
ripvanwormer wrote:I assume all Oriental Adventures creatures - lung dragons, korobokuru, oni, kappa, etc. - have a place in Occidental Oerik.
Occidental Oerik? Is that another term for the central region?
I think I would assume that all the pre-FR Oriental Adventures
references had some sort of Oerth version. With Kara-Tur being "hijacked" and flown to Forgotten Realms, I don't think I would enjoy having the central region of that continent as a clone of Kara-Tur, but I think it would be good if you could run all the pre-FR adventures with a few minor name changes.
ripvanwormer wrote:There really isn't anything else known, except what you might glean from Night Arrant.
Sounds like it would be good to scour that book for factoids and get them put up onto The Great Library of Greyhawk (if factoids from Gary Gygax's novels are within its scope).
ripvanwormer wrote:There's a "Beyond the Flanaess" fan-project in the works right now, though.
Dread Delgath wrote:And has anyone made any fanon for this area yet?
Yes, I have maps created (although not finished) and some area detail about the political systems, culture and societal information just barely outlined for the lands to the west of the Sea of Dust and the Hellfurnaces. I've been working on this for the past 24 years, but its been in storage for over 15, largely in part due to Dragon Annual #1.[/quote]
Great. I think that Eric is working on the Sea of Dust right now. Perhaps you could share notes on the border region.
Why did Dragon Annual 1 make you put your project into storage? Is there any chance you might revisit it sometime soon?
Dread Delgath wrote:
I wanted a peninsular area of land to develop a "Nipponesque" campaign for use with the 1e Oriental Adventures. It still needs a lot of work. In fact, I haven't even settled on a name for it yet, although I have it narrowed to two names. I might use both names; a regional name for the people who live there and what outsiders call it.
Do you see any problem with incorporating the existing names (Shaofeng, Sufang, Celestial Imperium and Occidental Oerik) as internal (and external) names for the region? How about Night Below? Do you have a copy? I wonder if we could skim through it, pull out as many names as possible and get you to shoehorn them all into your map somewhere.