Annam's entry in Monster Mythology

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Annam's entry in Monster Mythology

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I noticed something in Annam's entry in Monster Mythology that reads:

"Annam will very rarely send an avatar to the Prime Material. If he does, it is because of some epoch-shaking event that will affect the course of history for an entire world, or at least a continent. In different worlds, Annam’s avatars have observed the Rain of Colorless Fire, the Storms of Undeath, the passing of Netheril, and the Zephyrs of Unbecoming."

Obviously, "the passing of Netheril" refers to the Forgotten Realms; anyone know if the other events refer to any other campaing settings? They're not familiar to me.

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Rain of Colorless Fire refers to the catastrophe caused by the Suel in Greyhawk (IIRC). I've never heard the others before.
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Chimpman wrote:Rain of Colorless Fire refers to the catastrophe caused by the Suel in Greyhawk (IIRC). I've never heard the others before.
Wow, that was fast, thanks. :D I figured one had to refer to something in Greyhawk, but I'm not familiar with much in the setting. I'm thinking that if any were made up for the entry, they can be used in Spelljammer. :)

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AuldDragon wrote:
Chimpman wrote:Rain of Colorless Fire refers to the catastrophe caused by the Suel in Greyhawk (IIRC). I've never heard the others before.
Wow, that was fast, thanks. :D I figured one had to refer to something in Greyhawk, but I'm not familiar with much in the setting. I'm thinking that if any were made up for the entry, they can be used in Spelljammer. :)
You can pretty much use anything for Spelljammer even if it does come from a 'groundling' campaign. But obviously it needs a bit more work.

If you have one FR hit and one GH hit, I would suggest that you look at whatever other settings were out when this sourcebook was published. I'm not sure what book you are talking about, but if it was during the 2nd edition era I would suggest you ask a Dragonlance fan. If it was duriing the 3e era it might be an attempt to tie into Eberron.

If it is from the 1st edition era (or fairly late in the 2e era) it might even be something from Mystara.

EDIT: I'm not sure, but 'Zephyrs of Unbecoming' sounds like it is from Al-Qadim.
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Big Mac wrote: If it is from the 1st edition era (or fairly late in the 2e era) it might even be something from Mystara.
Not Mystara. :)

That would have been the Great Rain of Fire (Destruction of Blackmoor), the Fall of Nithia or even the Banishment of the Carnifex.

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Big Mac wrote:You can pretty much use anything for Spelljammer even if it does come from a 'groundling' campaign. But obviously it needs a bit more work.
They're throw-away references to catastrophes; there's no real details. Some are real references, some aren't. I think they were put in specifically so DMs could use them in their homebrew campaigns. I just don't know which were which beyond the Fall of Netheril (and now the Rain of Colorless Fire).
Big Mac wrote:If you have one FR hit and one GH hit, I would suggest that you look at whatever other settings were out when this sourcebook was published. I'm not sure what book you are talking about, but if it was during the 2nd edition era I would suggest you ask a Dragonlance fan. If it was duriing the 3e era it might be an attempt to tie into Eberron.
DMGR4 Monster Mythology was published in 1992. It is basically a companion book to Legends & Lore, but detailing non-human pantheons and gods (Elf, Orc, Beholder, Giant, etc.). Annam is the head of the Giant pantheon; as such, he wouldn't exist in Dragonlance (and if he did, I imagine the fall of Istar would be listed). It's one of the better 2nd edition reference books, IMO.
Big Mac wrote:EDIT: I'm not sure, but 'Zephyrs of Unbecoming' sounds like it is from Al-Qadim.
I'll see if I can find a record of years for Al-Qadim.

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