Sunday, 19 August 2012

Swamp Things and Aquatic Escapades

  "Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other Kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burnt down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what your gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands."
  Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Swamp Encounters

01-05      Boggards
06-08      Dire Crocodile
09-10      Spirit Naga
11-13      Gnolls
   14         Black Dragon
   15         Hobgoblins
   16         Wererats
   17         Shambling Mound
18-19      Green Hag
20-27       Bandits
28-29      Tribesmen
30-31      Pilgrims
32-40      Ogre Mage
41-60      Lizardfolk
61-75      Dire Rats
76-80      Chuul
81-00      Will-o-Wisp

Aquatic Encounters

01-02     Marid
03-10     Orca
11-17     Dolphin
   18        Dragon Turtle
19-20     Aquatic Elf
   21       Sea Hag
22-23     Skum
   24       Kuo-Toa
   25       Lacedon
   26       Locathah
27-35    Buccaneers 
36-63    Merchants
64-67    Pirates
68-70    Pirates - Tribesmen in small craft
71-73    Merfolk
    74      Nixie
    75      Giant Octopus
76-80     Sahuagin
81-83     Dire Shark
84-86     Giant Moray Eel
87-89     Triton
    90       Giant Squid
91-96     Shark-Eating Crab
97-00     Sea Serpent

Friday, 10 August 2012

Death of an Empire

814 - The Holy Emperor dies and is succeeded by his son Louis the Pious
817 - Louis the Pious appoints his son Lothair co-emperor. His other sons Pepin and Louis the Goth govern Aquitaine and Marienburg respectively
823 - High Priest Paschal crowns Lothair as king of all the lands between Galicia and Bernicia
826 - Louis the Pious recognises King Rollo as chief of the Cordobans and forms a non-aggression pact with them
828 - Louis the Goth repels an invasion from the wilderness of Tournai
829 - Cilhadrai raiders attack Frisia
830 - Pepin and Louis the Goth rebel against their father, who regains his authority in the fall
832 - Louis the Pious's sons again rebel against his rule
833 - Louis the Pious is deposed by his sons
834 - Louis the Pious is again restored to the throne as his sons war on each other. Cilhadrai raiders attack targets along the coast from Frisia to Cordoba
840 - Louis the Pious dies and is succeeded  by his son Lothair. Civil war erupts between Lothair in Lutia, Alemmania, Neustria, Galicia, Ravenna and Bernicia; Pepin in Aquitaine, Frisia, Thuringia and Swabia and Louis the Goth in Marienburg, Austrasia, Soissons and Vortigern