Sorry for taking about canon with the GazH-continuity? That's the foundation of the whole thing!I know this is the H-continuity, so sorry if I am talking too much about canon here..
The goal is to gather and resolve canon into a unified story, and from there fill in some gaps and explanations that allow us to play campaigns in any era of Mystara's past. Or something like that.
Well, lets say it doesn't directly contradict canon but it does flow into what canon does say. We don't have any official statements (that I'm aware of) that give the specific original locations of these three groups, although we do know where they end up. And in truth, the whole location of the old North Pole really complicates things.Havard wrote:I like this setup with one people per continent. Is the Oltec connection to Davania canon? The only known canon placements of the Oltec I know are on Brun. OTOH, I like the idea of these being Brun colonies. Similarly we know that there were Neathar colonies on Davania. These peoples later encountered the Milennians.
The main source for so much of Mystara's ancient history is provided in the Hollow World books; the maps of which place the North Pole vaguely near Brun's west coast instead of the specific written location of Ethengar as given in that gaz, and inferred by others that say the Known World region was covered in ice. So when material says that the Oltecs were on Brun in the forests and jungles of the future Desert of Sind region, which is mostly in the arctic circle at this time, we have a problem.
That is why I think it is more consistent with canon to have them originally from jungles and forests of Davania and migrate to the Brun location, given that we also know they were skilled seafarers and travelers. See the Vaults of Pandius article "The Oltec Problem".
The Neathar would have migrated to Davania in later ages as well, given that canon refers to both the Neathar and Oltec peoples as travelers. Canon gives us locations of where populations end up at certain points in time, but do not specifically give us a starting place.
Thanks for the comments. And please, don't hold back any questions; they force me to think about things!