The Realms of Norwold

The Realms of Norwold Saga explores seven isolated organized nations and towns that are situated along the coast of Norwold or its Great Bay.

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The Realms of Norwold

Post by OldDawg » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

The Realms of Norwold

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The Nations, Regions, and Alliances of Norwold
Inspirations and Setting Styles
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Overview
The Realms of Norwold Saga explores seven isolated organized nations and towns that are situated along the coast of Norwold or its Great Bay. [More to come]


THE NATIONS and TOWNS of NORWOLD
The Amber Shores of Littonia: [To Do: Edit].

The Heldannic Order: Heldann has ever been a forgotten land with one foot in the Known World and another in Norwold. [To Do: Edit]

The Streets of Landfall: [To Do: Edit]

The Free City of Oceansend: [To Do: Edit]

The Kingdom of Kaarjala: [To Do: Edit]

The Open Arms of Leeha: [To Do: Edit]

The Throne of Norwold: [To Do: Edit]


Inspirations and Setting Styles
(To Do)

Features
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PRODUCTS [No Links NOW Active]
GazF 72-mph northern map and product placement (To Do)
GazF 24-mph regional map (To Do)
GAZ F6 The Amber Shores of Littonia (Gander, January 31, 2007): GAZ F7 The Heldannic Order (LordJuss, OldDawg, and Honorary Lead B. Heard, May8, 2007) GAZ F8 The Streets of Landfall (OldDawg, July 10, 2007) GAZ F9 The Free City of Oceansend (OldDawg, November 15, 2007) GAZ F10 The Kingdom of Kaarjala (Gander, Arriving Soon)
  • gazetteer (pdf) (Arriving Soon)
  • 8-mph map (Arriving Soon)
  • Supplement: 8-map of Itamaa Region (Arriving Soon)
GAZ F11 The Open Arms of Leeha (In Progress) GAZ F12 The Throne of Norwold (In Progress) Other Links and Notes
  • 8-mph map Beyond the Final Range: The Ransarn-Vinisk Valley, project in progress
  • The actual released title for "The Amber Shores of Littonia" was "The Kingdom of Littonia," a production error on the part of the editor.
  • In the map "The Kingdom of Oceansend and The Norwold Coast," "the Norwold Coast" was supposed to have been "the Tranquil Coast."
  • missing legends
(To Do)

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by McDeath » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Any news on GazF11 & F12?

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Morfie » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:32 am

I don't like your chances of getting a result.. it's been over 10 years, and OldDawg hasn't logged in here since Feb 2017.

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by agathokles » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:06 am

Actually, part of the Leeha Gazetteer was published in Threshold Magazine. Check the Norwold issues.

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by McDeath » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:09 am

I hope everyone is well. Still, it’s been a lot of work done fleshing out the world. Fantastic effort and results.

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by agathokles » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 am

McDeath wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:09 am
I hope everyone is well. Still, it’s been a lot of work done fleshing out the world. Fantastic effort and results.
As far as I know, OldDawg is just overworked :-)

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Sturm » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Indeed Threshold issues #6, 7 and 8 had so much material on Norwold (including OldDawg's, but mostly Simone Neri's mega articles!) which I think it's more than enough for any campaign: http://pandius.com/thrs_mag.html
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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Havard » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:31 pm

agathokles wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 am
McDeath wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:09 am
I hope everyone is well. Still, it’s been a lot of work done fleshing out the world. Fantastic effort and results.
As far as I know, OldDawg is just overworked :-)

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by OldDawg » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:12 pm

Havard wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:31 pm
agathokles wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 am
As far as I know, OldDawg is just overworked :-)

GP
Last time I heard, OldDawg has a lot of exciting things going on in his Real Life that keeps him from doing much in gaming at the moment, but I know he was hoping to return to this series at some point in the future. :)

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I've always periodically come over and perused the Piazza, but couldn't actively participate time-wise.

The short of it is: I've made it through two of three tenure votes (just need the formal university one in April), you can see me in two Marvel movies (and many other projects), I'm still working on the health but much better now that tenure decisions have been made, and come January, I should have more freedom to return to hobby writing.

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Havard » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:54 pm

Great hearing from you again OldDawg!

Thank's for the update on your experiences both good and bad. I am glad things are looking good for your health as well. Looking forward to seeing more of you from January!

BTW, what do you mean we can see you in Marvel movies??? :o

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by fabriziohockey » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:11 pm

My oldest (2005) Norwold's demographic map:
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It was made on Geoff Gander's Map (1999: the century before!) and informations available on Vault Of Pandius (2004 or few before):
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The following file explains symbols on the demographic map; I only made few changes to the Geoff's map (I should traslate in english):
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It seems like I should put my hands on it again, considering the biggest work you did on this country in last 15-20 years … :o :o
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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by fabriziohockey » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:11 pm

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Sturm » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Very interesting!
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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by fabriziohockey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:30 pm

The work you have done is impressive! Expecially with the Norwold.

I downloaded threshold "8" and "9" on my PC: I would read well them and find/work on a new 24 miles map ... and time to do all it :D

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Sturm » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Threshold 6, 7 and 8 have all relevant content on Norwold.
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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by maddog » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:46 pm

OldDawg wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:12 pm
The short of it is: I've made it through two of three tenure votes (just need the formal university one in April), you can see me in two Marvel movies (and many other projects), I'm still working on the health but much better now that tenure decisions have been made, and come January, I should have more freedom to return to hobby writing.
Wow! I hope you get tenure. That'll help life ease up for you and should remove some unnecessary stress which I'm sure doesn't help with your health problems. What scenes/roles did you have in the MCU?

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Carillion » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Hello Fabriziohockey,

That's an interesting project you're working on there!

If you're planning to do some further demographic and/or mapping work on Norwold, I think the following articles might be particularly useful to you:

Threshold 6: 'The History of Leeha' (pages 23 - 37) by JTR. This article gives some really useful source material about the halflings living near the Great Bay in Norwold There is a particularly good map of the region on page 30.
http://www.pandius.com/Threshold_6.pdf

Threshold 7: 'A Travellers Guide to Norwold' (pages 5-123) by Simone Neri (Zendrolion). This excellent article has a huge amount of resource material about Norwold and so is bound to be of use. There are also two very good associated maps (also by Simone Neri) which can be found on pages 70 & 134.

Threshold 7: 'Land and Races of Leeha' (pages 172 - 185) by JTR. This article follows on from 'The History of Leeha' referred to above and provides additional information about the region.
http://www.pandius.com/Threshold_7.pdf

Threshold 8, 9 & 10: 'Who's Who in the Wyrmsteeth' by Sturm (Parts 1,2 and 3). This excellent article gives lots of interesting background information about the Wyrmsteeth mountain range. The associated map is also very nice and can be found here: http://www.pandius.com/Wyrmsteeth_kingdom.JPG. This map can also be found on page 146 in Threshold 8.

I also wrote a long article called 'Adventures in the Frozen North' about several locations in Norwold which can be found in Threshold 2 (pages 129-148): http://www.pandius.com/Threshold_2.pdf

The map that comes with the article is now out of date, but I did create an up to date one a few years ago which also includes the details provided in some the articles linked to above. The updated map can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1WEBq ... o2aFk/view

Hopefully this is all of some use to you!

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by stanles » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm

Carillion wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
The map that comes with the article is now out of date, but I did create an up to date one a few years ago which also includes the details provided in some the articles linked to above. The updated map can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1WEBq ... o2aFk/view
Carillion is the map here http://pandius.com/nnorwold.html up to date, or not. It looks like it could be, but I'm not entirely sure ...

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by Carillion » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:18 pm

Hello Shawn

Thanks for checking - you've got the most recent one there, so no update is required!

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Re: The Realms of Norwold

Post by fabriziohockey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:54 pm

Sturm wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Threshold 6, 7 and 8 have all relevant content on Norwold.
Carillion wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Hello Fabriziohockey,

That's an interesting project you're working on there!

If you're planning to do some further demographic and/or mapping work on Norwold, I think the following articles might be particularly useful to you:

(omissis)

Hopefully this is all of some use to you!

Regards,

Carillion
Hello Sturm & Carillion,

thank you both for your tips.

Really, I would like to create a new demographic map.

At that time I was relying only on to the CM1, the settlements visible on the Geoff Gander's map and the expert rules about "wilderness-borderlands-civilized" range.
Now, instead, I'm applying informations on population density found on Gazetteer series (I made a better work about Ylaruam).

We know there is no "official" gazetter on Norwold, but I hope Threshold Magazines will give me informations on population density, or similar (as the total population for the entire country and/or it's regions).

I would like work on "8 miles hex", but I fear that this scale will need too much time (a single, 8 miles, map would certainly be better).

At the moment I'm thinking to work on a "MMB" 24-mile map (v. 1.7), as "base": https://ibb.co/27FMCjv
It seems the most complete I found and it allows to put the color evenly (it's really boring, changing the color … pixel to pixel :o ).

I will try to change it as a demographic map using informations on Threshold Magazine.

This will need some time, but i will do :)
Thank you

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