The Two Kingdoms – Rekellia and Redami

Summerfort Sunday
Summerfort is based on the border of two kingdoms. The first is Rekellia, largest and longest-lived of the countries in Galtharion. The second is Redami, youngest kingdom in the world.

Rekellia is the remains of a continent-spanning empire that once united Galtharion. Its culture and history are rich and full, and though its time of dominance has passed, its people still remain proud of their heritage.

Redami, on the other hand, is the last province to split away from the Rekellian Dominion. As a young kingdom, it clings fiercely to its national identity and clashes with Rekellia on all fronts in an effort to define itself and legitimize itself.

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Secrets of the Dragons

Summerfort Sunday

Summerfort being a border town of appreciable size has attracted a handful of scholars from the Imperial capital. These scholars hope to discover, investigate, and catalogue traces of lost civilizations. Their mandate from the Empire comes from an Imperial desire to recover weapons to use against its enemies, and so their support is dependent on acquisition of such artifacts.

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Keeping NPCs inline with the party

NPCs in Æther can be created one of two ways. You can choose to create them as a standard character, giving the character points in attributes, then skill points then bonus points. Advancing the character is as simple as giving more skill points and spending them accordingly. That process can keep the bad guys the most fair, and the most in line with the characters.

Sometimes you might be in a hurry though, and you might just want to give the bad guys some stats; and you don’t have an archetype available that fits the bill. Assigning stats on the fly can work, but it takes some practice to get the mix right. Too many attribute points or skill points and the challenge is too great for the party, too few, and it’s too easy. Experienced Narrators know what their parties can and cannot handle, and the enemies and NPCs need to be tailored to the party as well as the adventure.

The purpose of the NPC is almost as important as the attributes and skill values. If the NPC is to be in for the long haul, then the character needs to advance along with the PCs. If the NPC is a short term opponent or ally, the skills and abilities that the character has can be far in excess of those of the PCs. If the PCs are too over shadowed though, they may not have fun because they feel powerless against them or useless beside them.

The same can be said for any system, but in Æther, little tweaks to skills start making a huge difference in a hurry. Twenty points there, or a Base Attribute Modifier of another 10 is a gigantic advantage in most cases.

Keep things going with the NPCs, they are an integral part of the adventure, and should not, in most cases be considered part of the furniture of the setting. Not every NPC needs a name, but the important ones do, and they need attributes and skills to make the encounters memorable, especially if the plan is to keep them around for a while.

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The Cult of Blood

Summerfort Sunday

The villain in A Darkness at Summerfort is a sect of the Cult of Blood. No secret there. But who are they? Why are they so ominously named? I’ll tell you.

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Introducing Stocking Stuffers in the SGG Store!

Do you have something you want to give that certain someone, but it’s an electronic copy of an adventure or book? It’s tough to give that away; during this time of the year, it’s the thought that counts, but you can’t hand someone an electronic copy of an adventure.

Except we made it so you can.

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