The Comeback Inn is proud to announce the second in the series of Thonian Empire Province Sourcebooks. Written by Havard and friends, this sourcebook details the northwestern border province of the Thonian Empire. Here DM's can find material for campaigns where the players can:
[*]Take the battle against the Iron Duke, Taha Marcovik to his own home ground. [*]Help free slaves forced to work in the brutal mines of the Thonian Empire. [*]Visit the dwarven duchy of Evedhur, home of Arkalist Khazakhum, brother of the legendary Regent of the Mines [*]Explore the wonderous inventions of the Gnomes and Dwarves of Evedhur [*]Explore the shady pirate ports of the Duchy of Rockaway and visit the court of the eccentric Duke Dindlor Dragoneye
Research into the most obscure writings of Dave Arneson have gone into the writing of this sourcebook, while still making it playable and fun!
I would say The Empire of Thonia and the Great Kingdom are different interpretations of the same thing. The Thonian Rand is basically a border province of the Thonian Empire just south-west of Blackmoor. So not the entire Kingdom, just one province. I'm basing some of this information off the DA modules so it will differ quite a bit from later versions of Greyhawk. I am toying with the idea of making all of this compatible with the early versions of the Great Kingdom though, as it was imagined in the Castles & Crusades days.
It might be possible to port some of the elements from the book into 1980s Greyhawk as well, but I lack the expertise to figure out how to best do this yet. Maybe you can help me with that?
My plan is to release 10 booklets, one for each province of the Thonian Empire.