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The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Yaztromo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:14 pm

In the First Fantasy Campaign (page 13) we can find, among the more infamous characters of the Duchy of the Peaks, the Abominable Snowfreak :o .
Apart from this passing mention, what else do we know, from canon or from memories of the original players, about the Abominable Snowfreak?
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Re: The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Havard » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:35 pm

It's a nickname for Lord Whitehead, the former Duke of the Duchy of the Peaks.

It is possible that "Whitehead" is also a nickname. I assume that "Abominable Snowfreak" was given as a nickname because of a massive white hair/beard. Or possibly just because his castle is located on a snowy mountaintop near Starport?

In my blog articles on the Duchy of the Peaks I added the following to explain the changes between the FFC and DA4:
1020
Duke Whitehead marries an exotic dancer named Sonia Sholako. Through the use of her charms and magic, she is soon able to gain complete control of the Duchy of the Peaks.

1023
Duke Whitehead dies under mysterious circumstances. Donia Sholako becomes the Duchess of the Peaks.
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Re: The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Big Mac » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:44 pm

Havard wrote:Or possibly just because his castle is located on a snowy mountaintop near Starport?
"Starport"? :shock:
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Re: The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Havard » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Havard wrote:Or possibly just because his castle is located on a snowy mountaintop near Starport?
"Starport"? :shock:
Yes. The capital of the Duchy of the Peaks.

Surprised you hadn't noticed this one ;)

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Re: The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Big Mac » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:28 pm

Havard wrote:In my blog articles on the Duchy of the Peaks I added the following to explain the changes between the FFC and DA4:
1020
Duke Whitehead marries an exotic dancer named Sonia Sholako. Through the use of her charms and magic, she is soon able to gain complete control of the Duchy of the Peaks.

1023
Duke Whitehead dies under mysterious circumstances. Donia Sholako becomes the Duchess of the Peaks.
Does this mean that the Abominable Starfreak only exists in that one Blackmoor product? Is there no mention of him in the 3e stuff?
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Re: The Abominable Snowfreak

Post by Havard » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:01 pm

Big Mac wrote:Does this mean that the Abominable Starfreak only exists in that one Blackmoor product? Is there no mention of him in the 3e stuff?
Correct. The 3E line didn't go into much detail at all about the Duchy of the Peaks. The DA modules do provide some detail, but since both the DA modules and the 3E line are set 25-30 years after the FFC I assume that he passed away, or more likely was killed, in the time between the FFC and the later products.

If anyone finds any reference to this character in later products that I have not discovered, then please let me know.

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