[Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

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What mounts do the orcs fly on?

Postby aklanda » Fri May 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Just a question: In Gazeeter 10, Orcs of Thar, Page 9, there is the statement, that there are "25 flying red orcs with spears and bolas" in the Legion of Thar. I tried to find out, WHAT mount they are flying on, but could not find any hint. Or are they flying by magic? There are also other flying units mentioned: Also "25 flying orcs with spears and nets" in the "Drippin Blades"-unit and "15 flying orcs with bolas" in the "Cavern Blades"-units from Red Orcland.

For the purpose of the simulator I put them on Pteranodons, but these seem far too powerful to me!

Did I miss the information? Could anybody please provide the missing information?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: [Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

Postby religon » Sat May 20, 2017 3:38 am

If ever specified in canon, I'm unaware. One monster than comes to mind are large crows (2+2 HD). That seems about right to hold an orc and seems somewhat thematic.
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Re: [Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

Postby aklanda » Wed May 24, 2017 7:08 pm

Hy, religon,


thanks for the suggestion. I will defintily consider it.

Right now I am working at the KI of the simulator. Specially flying-units are on my schedule. Maybe I will be able to post another movie on the weekend!
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Re: [Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

Postby Mortis » Wed May 24, 2017 7:38 pm

You might also consider using specially-bred/magically-created winged orcs. A lot of other creatures on Mystara have winged versions so why not?
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Re: [Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

Postby Robin » Wed May 24, 2017 7:49 pm

Actually, as can be seen in the Almanacs, they fly on the same mounts the Shadow Elves use; The Skinwing (see my Mystara Monster Manual Compilation book chapter Animals page 232; http://pandius.com/Monster_Manual_2.pdf . Apparently these critters are abundant in the larger caves below, and they seem unaffected by sunlight (contrary to Shadow Elves who are harmed or humanoids who are often blinded, lose morale and such.)
Large and giant raven (same book page 131) Giant ravens (Corvus Gigantes) are both pugnacious and easily trained (if raised from fledglings), and are often used as guards and messengers. While they are too small to be used as mounts by all but small humanoids (i.e., faerie folk and PCs under the effects of a potion of diminution), the strength of these birds is enough to carry an adult halfling.
The Raven, Huge (Corvus Enormus) could carry lightweight humansized riders.
keep in mind that the constitution (adjusted with Strength bonus/penalty if any) decides how long these creatures can fly with a rider. normally this is 3 Turns per constitution point, if excerted half (round up), with a rider this is halved again; thus with an average constitution of 9 unloaded it could fly 9x3 Turns = 4.5 Hours(4 hours 3 Turns), if excerted 2 hours and 2 turns(rounded up), but with a rider and excerted due combat only 7 Turns!!
The same goes for Skinwings (or any other mount for that matter).


Another method I introduced here http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15023&start=125#p183633 where Goblins use baloons and gliders. but Balloons are subject to windcurrents and thus can start only from downwind somewhere and then crossing the battlefield, and gliders must start from a higher location.
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Re: [Large Scale Battles] Broken Lands vs. Darokin + movies

Postby Robin » Wed May 24, 2017 7:57 pm

Mortis wrote:You might also consider using specially-bred/magically-created winged orcs. A lot of other creatures on Mystara have winged versions so why not?

\On the western Continent of Brun there are Kobolds with Wings (some weird mage has grated them and crafted genetically onto them)... This is fanon as far as I know...but the AD&D2 Urd http://www.lomion.de/cmm/kobold.php can be used to reflect these rare and local only creatures
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and please please remember that Mystara Kobolds are NOT lizard kin, but caninoid Humanoids. Not what they made them in later D&D editions, those are not kobolds, but more easily Caymen instead!!!
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