Amon Blackmoor questions, I was searching for any Republic in Blackmoor, but it don't seem there is any. I was surprised by that quote :
The only major character running around the area that little is known as the Chief of the Nomads. Only his military prowess is known and that is fearsome beyond belief with his troops defeating up to ten times their number with ease. Fortunately, he keeps to the local deserts pretty much and spares us all from being conquered, He is known simply as The Nomad and rumors of his presence have scattered armies
It looks exactly as the starting point of David Zeb Cook "Master of the desert nomads", maybe the most sword & sorcery module ever published by TSR (dark cults, dead gods, desert nomads, chtulian creatures, no demi-humans,...)...
This module start in "the Republic", but despit it has been linked to Darokin by the maps, there is absolutely no evidence it's actually set in Darokin in the text (the name never appears) and the names suggest more an indian ambiancy than anything else. Could it be possible t link X4 and Blackmoor by this quote, despit the lack of Republic in this world?
Snorri posted this in the Monsters thread, but I think it is worthy of a thread of its own. Does anyone have other thoughts on this connection?
I forgot that Thonia was officialy a Republic, and Peshwah could esily fit the Indian nomads of X4. And Malfera appears as a monster in X4, while there's a Malfera wood in Blackmoor. Was David Cook one of Dave's player ? It looks like X4, with its Sword & Sorcery pulp flavour, would fit Blackmoor far much mmore than Mystara.