Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

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Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

Postby Gravesguardian » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:25 pm

To start off let me show a list of all NAMED demi-humans in the Rift & the source they're found in:
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Dwarves
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Farolas: missing presumed Dead, founded Heart-Home & 1st Dwarf to step foot in Thunder Rift.(Thunder Rift setting & Escape from Thunder Rift)?
Barr (presumed Dead) (Escape from Thunder Rift)?
Thragat Orc's-blood (Dead) (Thunder Rift setting)?
Grissling: Dwarf Chief of Barrik Town (WotES video game)?
Lord Durgan (Dead) (Goblin's Lair boxset: Trouble Below)died around 400 years before current setting.
Lord Hargun (Dead) (Goblin's Lair boxset: Trouble Below)died 150 years before current setting.
Lord Burgrim (Dead) ancestor of Heart-Home's current lord.(Goblin's Lair boxset: Trouble Below) died about 100 years before current setting.
Lord Gargin the Mad (Dead) (Goblin's Lair boxset: Trouble Below) related to Lord Ragni. Death-date: Unknown
Shar (Thunder Rift setting)
Hagrim Flintfist (Goblin's Lair boxset)
Lord Ragni (Goblin's Lair boxset: Trouble Below)
realted to Lord Gargin the Mad
Bediah Bulon (Knight of Newts & Thunder Rift setting)
Grochek Hammerfist (Dragon's Den boxset)
Blain (Dragon's Den boxset: League of the Red Serpent)
Nithi (Dragon's Den boxset: League of the Red Serpent)
Torin Grimbeard (The Haunted Tower boxset)
Borren (Escape from Thunder Rift)
Otaras Stoneson: Leader of Hearth-Home & Keeper of the Gate
(Escape from Thunder Rift) related to Lord Burgrim
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Elves
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Thessandria Starshine (Dead) (Thunder Rift setting)?
Palens: Elf Lord of Barrik Town (WotES video game)?
Connor the Scribe (Thunder Rift setting)
Adelle Kahoki: Princess of the Elven Tribes (Zanzer's dungeon)
Rissel Stillglade (Goblin's Lair boxset)
Cara Windwright (Dragon's Den boxset)
Sharel the Elf-child (Dragon's Den boxset: Wild Dragon Den)
Elladin Silvercrest: current holder of the Silver Sword(Quest for the Silver Sword)
Corelon Oakthorn (The Haunted Tower boxset)
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Gnomes
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Billy, Gilly, Willy & Zilly (Zanzer's dungeon)
Harfur Glumtoes: Archaeologist (A Way with Words)
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Halflings(Hin)
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Korian & Dorian: Twins (Dead) (Thunder Rift setting)?
Argone: Halfling Chief of Barrik Town (WotES video game)?
Karyn (Thunder Rift setting)
Hugo Brandywine (Goblin's Lair bozset)
Sam Barleyman (Dragon's Den boxset)
Boslo (Dragon's Den boxset: Wyrmhaven)
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Now for the question: How many clans of each race should there be to avoid inbredding? Also, has anyone tried to work out a geneology chart for the named people? I raise this question based on The Goblin's Liar adventure: The Trouble Below; which mentioned certain information on Lord Burgrim could be embarrassing to the current lord of Heart-Home. To me that implies Burgrim is an ancestor to the current lord. I also just noticed that in Goblin's Lair: Trouble Below, Lord Ragni mentioned that Lord Gargin the Mad was one of his less-lamented ancestors; so I've fixed that & also tried adding "canon" death-dates for those I could find, all others just got a question mark(?). Yes, I also tried arranging names based roughly on "canon" timelime.
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Re: Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

Postby Gravesguardian » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:12 pm

Here's a list I made of all Mystara clans that I could find, including from the Hollow World:
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Dwarf Clans
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Hollow World Dwarves: Kogolor
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Karameikos Dwarves: Stronghollow
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Minrothad Dwarves: Bellows, Byrnie, Carven, Claymore,
Duger, Feaver, Foskew, Geeves, Hammer, Hewer, Homer,
Keer, Marbaw, Platner, Ringe, Shear, Stronghold, Tower
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Northern Reaches: Modrigswerg
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Rockhome: Buhrodar, Everast, Hurwarf, Skarrad, Syrklist,
Torkest, Wyrwarf
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Elf Clans
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Alfhiem: Chossum, Erendyl, Feadiel, Grunalf, Longrunners,
Mealidil, Red Arrow
Various minor clans: 10 in total, never named
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Aquatic Elves: Aquarendi(?)
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Glantrian Elves: Belcadiz(Alhambra), Erewan(Ellerovyn)
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Hollow World Elves: Blacklore, Gentle folk(Truedyl),
Icevale, Schattenalfen
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Karameikos Elves: Callarii
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Minrothad: (Wood Elves) Barker, Belista, Binner, Coffer,
Flowers, Forster, Hooper, Malet, Saver, Shuter, Twiner,
Wagner, Walshman, Weafer, Winder, Wollas, Woller, Wraight
Minrothad: (Water Elves) Elsan, Kelar, Kiddell, Leanore,
Manre, Notles
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Shadow Elves: Celebryl, Felistyr, Gelbalf, Porador
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Gnome Clans - Land-based & Skygnomes: none named (?)
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Halfling: (Five Shires): none named (?); 100 MAX at any time
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Halfling: (Minrothad) Briket, Brownthumb, Claynails, Curlytop,
Firestarter, Goldenhair, Nimblefingers, Pelter, Pinknose,
Slipperyfoot, Splinterpicker, Tallowchew, Tallshanks,
Tawner, Thicklips
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Should we actually try and conect the Riftian clans to Mystaran canon clans or list them instead as "un-named" clans from Mystara? I'm more than half tempted to list: Lord Ragni, Lord Gargin the Mad & Shar as all being from the Modrigswerg clan since those dwarves are suppose to have spell capabilities & traffic w/ dark forces. Ragni is already listed as a descendant of Gargin's; but, no reason is listed for why Shar left Hearth-Home: perhaps to escape the taint of Gargin's legacy?
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Re: Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

Postby Tim Baker » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:32 pm

Once again, very helpful collection. Thanks!
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Re: Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

Postby Gravesguardian » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 pm

You're welcome, happy to know they're of use to others.
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Re: Various Demi-human clans in the Thunder Rift

Postby Gravesguardian » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:52 am

Going to post some info from 2 sources: Thunder Rift setting & Escape from Thunder Rift

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Thunder Rift setting(pg. 5: The Farolas Hills): "To the far north and west lie the Farolas
Hills. The area recieved its name from a famous dwarf adventurer, the first dwarf to set
foot in Thunder Rift."
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Thunder Rift setting(pg. 11: The Rift Wars): "Long before humans came to this part of the
world, dwarves and elves made their homes in Thunder Rift."
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Escape from Thunder Rift(pg. 5): (as told to the PC's by Otaras Stoneson, leader of Hearth
-Home, and Keeper of the Gate): "A hero of our people, Farolas, for whom these very hills
are named, founded Hearth-Home. Farolas built the keep within the cliff walls them-
selves to protect the dwarves from the many dangers of the Rift, yes...but he also built
the keep to protect the Rift from outside threat. Not far from where we now sit are a
set of doors. Built by no dwarven hand, these doors existed long before Heart-Home dug
its way through the solid rock."
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Escape from Thunder Rift(pg. 6): Asticles, a mage, built this place.
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Taking the sources into account: Asticles built his "lair" before dwarves & elves entered
Thunder Rift. Farolas was the 1st dwarf to step foot in the Rift. The questions that raises
to me is: #1: Was Asticles a Blackmoorian mage, or even an enemy of Blackmoor, & fled
to this remote place? #2: Was Farolas & his followers Kogolor dwarves that Kagyar missed,
or that he simply left alone since they were outside the "core effect" of the Great Rain of Fire?
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