Havard has been talking about under-sea campaigns in several other topics, and I wondered if any of these 12 stories give enough detail on an underwater part of Toril to allow someone to run a game there.Amazon wrote:Realms of the Deep (Forgotten Realms) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1999
by Philip Athans (Editor)
When armies of evil rise up from the seas around Faerûn, no one is safe.
A young mage battles at the side of Khelben Arunsun to defend the city of Waterdeep.
A merman struggles to fulfill his desperate mission to reach the Sea of Fallen Stars.
Twelve all new stories by such Forgotten Realms stars as Mel Odom, Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Lynn Abbey, and Clayton Emery.
I've had a look at the contents:
- Hard Choices - Lynn Abbey
- Fire Is Fire - Elaine Cunningham
- Messenger To Serôs - Peter Archer
- The Place Where Guards Snore At Their Posts - Ed Greennwood
- Lost Cause - Richard Lee Byers
- Forged In Fire - Clayton Emery
- One Who Swims With Sekolah - Mel Odom
- The Crystal Reef - Troy Denning
- The Patrol - Larry Hobbs
- Star of Tethyr - Thomas M. Reid
- Persana's Blade - Steven E. Schend
- And The Dark Tide Rises - Keith Francis Strohm
- Appendix: The Calendar of Harptos
The stories are obviously not from one underwater kingdom (if one is connected to Waterdeep and another is connected to the Sea of Fallen Stars) but are any of them set close enough together that the locations in both of them could both feature in an underwater campaign?
Are there any aquatic races that feature in multiple stories? Is it possible to infer details about underwater "countries" or "nations"? Or do the people under the sea live in city-state like places?
Would any of the stories convert to a tabletop plot easily?