Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Some New Figurines of Wondrous Power

Hello Greyhawkery readers, it's a good day to throw out kudos to my colleagues at Canonfire who have put together at long last an amazingly good Postfest with a topic that I regret not getting in on: Figurines of Wondrous Power! What is a postfest you ask? Well it's when the community, from long time contributors to new members, write articles on an assigned topic. Their works are then posted on the front page over the course of the next week or two for all to peruse for their leisure or perhaps game use. Let's look at our lineup of authors so far (more are on the way so check again daily):

Good friend and tireless writer, Carlos a.s. Lising has an amazing three-part series titled Companions of the Truest Sort. In the first two parts he introduces in narration the history of several notable new figurines unique to the World of Greyhawk. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.
In Part 3 our author then surveys an abundance of figurines (both canon and unique) in their respective sets (greater, lesser, least) and gives a brief background on each regarding their history with the innovators of the figurines, Queen Ehlissa. You have got to check this one out especially. My favorites are the Alabaster Griffon, Emerald Hummingbird (which evidently is a real species), Hematite Raccoon, Limestone Donkey, Tin Squirrel and Tourmaline Turtle. Good stuff!

Next up is the prolific Canonfire author Allan Grohe whose entry is his first in a long time. Allan's article, Figurines of Wondrous Transport details three new dazzling varieties introduced by the infamous Fiend-Sage of Rel Astra.

- Amber Terror Bird
- Aquarmarine Narwhale
- Topaz Void Shark

Mr. Grohe's work is solidly written and thoroughly old school. Be sure to also read the closing notes as well for links to his sources and past articles that he has built onto over the years. Increidble!

Lastly is an article by first-time Canonfire author Syzygyst titled Talako Mambenorn - Of the Figurines of Wondrous Power. This treatise is introduced as a letter written from an obscure mage (Talako) to the notable Rary the Traitor. In it he details two new figurines created by another mage, the Sardonyx Pseudodragon and the clever Lodestone Sloth. These items are created by a third item, the quite ancient and powerful Stylus of Faunal Figurines, Be sure to read through this well written story and no spoilers but the ending is a delight!

That's all for now. Stay tuned for Figurines from the Canonfire crew!

1 comment:

carlos a.s. lising said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Mike! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed my articles. Hopefully, they'll be of use to Greyhawk enthusiasts around the world!

-- carlos a.s. lising