Stratis's curse really only applies to Western Oerik, but the section about the Godwar (on page 3 of the Chainmail Core Rulebook) does say this:
We know that Stratis's weapons fell back to Oerth, but could some of his blood and other items have made it up into wildspace? Could there be some sort of connection between the Horg and Stratis (or something else in Chainmail's history)?Chainmail Core Rulebook: Chapter 1 Godwar wrote:Stratis staggered to his feet and erupted toward heaven, spraying his blood and weaponry over the world as his soul blasted upward. His weapons scattered away from his ascent as meteorites, burning through the smoke of the warzone.
I can't see any sort of way to connect Ahmut's Legion with Greyspace, as Ahmut was a nomad who was killed 300 years ago. Stratis's spear did take 300 years to fall back down to Oerth and pierce Ahmut's body (freeing him from the elven magic that immobilised his undead body). Perhaps that spear could have done something in wildspace over those 300 years.
The Red Scythes (a cult of Nerull in the Sundered Empire that is now under the control of Ahmut) might be easier to use in Greyspace. (Or it might be possible to make a similar cult in Greyspace - one that isn't controlled by Ahmut.) The Red Scythes have presumably been operating in the area of Ahmut's Legion for some time (before Ahmut returned).
Drazen's Horde is another faction that has no obvious link with Greyspace. But could some of the hobgoblin tribes of Western Oerik have been recruited to fight back in the First Unhuman War? Or could some of them be recruited to fight in the Second Unhuman War? Stratis's axe must also have been floating around in Greyspace for 300 years. Could that have helped an unhuman faction in that time and then been recalled to Western Oerik?
There are drow in wildspace, and there is even a drow spelljamming port in Urrq'azzt on Kule in Greyspace. But I don't see any indication that the drow of Kilsek would have a spelljamming port. And what with Kilsek's (loyal to Lolth) elves being painted as traitors and driven out of Erelhei-Cinlu, I'm not sure they would be trading with Urrq'azzt. But would any of the members of house Kilsek have fled to Urrq'azzt instead of Western Oerik?
In the Chainmail setting, some of the tunnels that lead into the territory of House Kilsek have been burned open by the fall of the blood of Stratis. Could any of this blood have landed on Kule and burned openings into Kule's Underdark?
The People's Republic of Mordengard has existed for just 100 years, so they have sprung up after the death of Stratis. Could those dwarves have had contact with spacefaring dwarves before they overthrew their tyrant king? Would spacefaring dwarves have turned their back on the tyrant? Would Greyspace's spacefaring dwarves that have conventional cultures deal with a radical dwarven republic?
How about Mordengard's allies? Would Ancestral Guardians be used by other dwarves in Greyspace? Would they have fire elementals and ice paraelementals, thoqqua, stone spikes or stonechildren on their side? Or is this something that is supposed to be unique to Mordenguard?
Naresh have a strong association with the Demon War and there are both gnolls and creatures from the Abyss in the faction. What with the half-demon/half-gnoll Priest-King of Narash - Jergir - being obsessed with invading the elven cities of Ravilla and opening up the portals to the Abyss, I doubt that he would have any desire to deal with gnolls or other creatures from wildspace. But I wonder if the demons that fought in the Demon War would have attempted to open up similar portals in any of the other worlds of Greyspace.
The grey-elves of Ravilla once lived in mountaintop cities, but abandoned those cities a thousand years ago to build new ones around the sealed portals they took control of during the Demon War. They think they know best for the region and used to have a mighty Dragon Empire that attempted to take control of the entire region. Now that empire is sundered, but did it ever have any dealings with the spacefaring elves of Greyspace? And did any of those former mountain cities have spelljamming ports?
The wood elves have something called Starstrike Archers. (They sound like they should probably translate to some sort of Prestige Class, but I can't find any fluff to go with the Chainmail crunch.) Are Starstrike Archers anything to do with wildspace?
Would Corellon Larethian have lent dragons to elves on other worlds within Greyspace? Or should that be something exclusive to Western Oerik?
The Dragon Empire (the Sundered Empire) was formed a thousand years ago, used to be run by a "Grand Council of Oligarchs who maintained the Empty Throne for Corellon Larethian". Could a thousand years be a long enough in the past to give us an Imperial Elven Navy that sprang from Dragon Empire expansion into Greyspace?
Thalos is an island nation formed to unify the human tribes that were under attack by the (now sundered) Dragon Empire. They fought and won the "Battle of the Bloody Tide" against the elven navy. They must have good shipbuilding facilities. That would make Thalos into a place where spelljamming ships capable of landing in the sea would want to come in for repairs.
Thalos is also backed up by gnome engineers who build automations. They don't sound exactly the same as tinker gnomes, but they might be able to build things and sell them onto tinker gnomes.
Could there be worshippers of Alia the Shield Mother in The Grinder?
There are also mercenaries and the Free States lending support to various factions in the Godwar. They are unlikely to have an organised presence in Greyspace. But it could be possible to have individual NPCs that have background history linking them to these regions.
I can imagine individual Warbands making their way up to wildspace (especially if they are mercenary Warbands) and deciding to stay up there.
What do you think? Does anyone know of some good hooks to make some of these possible links work?
Does anyone know of any canon that gets in the way of linking Chainmail to Greyspace? What do we need to do to work around any problems?