[Lankhmar] N is for Nehwon

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[Lankhmar] N is for Nehwon

Post by Big Mac » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:38 pm

Jeff Grubb is doing the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and has chosen to write "N is for Nehwon" for his fourteenth day (Sundays don't count as days for the A-Z challenge).

He says that Lankhmar comes from the American Fantasy Tradition, and explains how that makes it a darker fantasy than most European fantasy worlds.

He also gives a brief overview of how the fantasy world works. (I didn't realise it had a "Death Pole" and a "Life Pole".) Jeff also said that Nehwon might be a hollow world. That is pretty interesting*. I don't think I've seen that suggested before.

* = Although it might make it a bit hard to Spelljammerise Nehwon. :twisted:
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Re: [Lankhmar] N is for Nehwon

Post by Jorkens » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Yea; I never noticed the part about the stars either.

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Post by Big Mac » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:37 am

Jorkens wrote:Yea; I never noticed the part about the stars either.
Has anyone got the books? I'd love to see a quote about the stars. Maybe we can see if it is possible to infer if this was a hollow world or if the stars were floating on something else (like an invisible sphere around a spherical world).
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Re: [Lankhmar] N is for Nehwon

Post by Jorkens » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:14 am

I have them, but its two thick volumes of short stories, so unless I know which story it is from I don't have the time to search out the quote. Sorry.

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