Thursday, May 17, 2018

Greyhawk Grognard: Events of the Northwest

Hail Greyhawkers! Today is a good day because Joseph Bloch at Greyhawk Grognard has finally added recent events in the Baklunish Northwest thus completing his roster of retro-articles based on the old Gary Gygax Dragon Magazine run of Greyhawk's World. Now those looking for updates on Zeif, Ekbir, Tusmit, the Plains of the Paynims or Ull can be satisfied! He has already done three other articles based in the Flanaess, follow the links over at his blog and enjoy!

This installment is particularly enjoyable for me because he has given some new intrigue to my adopted homeland of Ull and given a shout out to its most notorious local villain. Here is a tidbit:

"When high summer arrived, the sacred wells of Geshtai, which provide water to most of the town, were poisoned one by one. The uproar was enormous, and the Kha-khon of the town spared no expense to protect those remaining and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice, to no avail.
For weeks, rumors swirled that the town was under a curse from some long-forgotten Baklunish god who had been slighted in some way. Another rumor blamed the wizard Abi-Dalzim, long thought destroyed or lost in the dungeons of genies on the elemental planes, and supposedly returned for vengeance."

Well done Joseph. I owe you another round for making this entry!


grodog said...

Off to read it myself! :D


Joseph Bloch said...

I deliberately put in the reference to Abi-Dalzim with you in mind, Mike. :-)

Mike Bridges said...

grodog: Spread the word, Allan!

Joseph: Thank you! Now that this project is over I can't wait to see what you cook up next.