Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tharizdûn Link Round-up

Doing some more Tharizdûn related research.
I figure I can put this links in a document somewhere OR I could post them here for others to take advantage of and maybe even give some feedback.

From the D&D page at WotC
The Return of Elemental Evil
Monster Mythology
Zuggtmoy Demon Queen of Fungi

Greyhawk Grognard
Here are some other posts I consider "must read" on my goal to build this gigantic conspiracy of evil.
Now gone longer than he was with us there are some good posts still to be found in James' output.

Power Score
No one does the deep dive like Sean does.
The History of Elemental Evil

YouTube: Dungeons and Dragons Lore: Gods of the Realms: Tharizdun (Video)

Interesting idea. Is Ravenloft the plane that imprisons Tharizdûn? Or was it caused by his dreams?

My own Tharizdûn label.

The Village of Hommlet and the Temple of Elemental Evil
Links I am currently reading for "inspiration".

EN World: 5e, Elder Elemental Eye,  Ghaunadaur, Tharizdun, and the Forgotten Realms.
EN World: 4e Stats
EN World: 3.5e stats
EN World: Theoparts of Tharizdun

Dragon Magazine #294, 3.0 stats for Tharizdun
Avatar of Tharizdun, 5e


Giant in the Playground: Tharzidun

More soon.


Mike Bridges said...

Great link round up! It's also made me realize that after all these years doing Greyhawkery I've semi-intentionally shunned Tharizdun topics (besides occasional Tharizdun cultist comics). Yup, It's a very deep subject to take on (Power Score does indeed do it justice) with wildly varying sources. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

grodog said...

Also well-worth tracking down:

- The Dark God by Robert J. Kuntz download from Canonfire! @ http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=183 (RJK on the origins of Tharizdun; this is also reprinted in the Dark Druids 1e reprint module from Chaotic Henchmen, available from us at Black Blade Publishing: https://www.facebook.com/BlackBladePublishing/ )
- The El Raja Key Archive by RJK; also available from Black Blade and directly from TLB Games @ http://www.tlbgames.com/collections/archive The archive features more info and lore about Tharizdun (in both the Greyhawk and Kalibruhn campaigns), as well as about HPL's empahsis in the Lake Geneva campaigns, which leads to:
- RJK's 1977 correspondence with JEH resulted in "The Lovecraftian Mythos In Dungeons & Dragons" in The Dragon #12 and some follow-on letters in TD#14 and TD#16), which eventually became the Cthulhu Mythos chapter of D&DG (this is recounted by Zach "Zenopus Archives" Howard in JEH's _Tales of Peril_ collection, published recently from Black Blade this summer)
- "Advent of the Elder Ones: Mythos vs. Man in the Lake Geneva Original Campaign, 1973-1976 by Robert J Kuntz" from AFS #2 @ http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/2012/12/afs-issue-2-is-released.html (AFS#2 is OOP, I'll have to ask Rob if it's OK to scan and post it)

Lastly, there's some good discussion linking Tharizdun and other elements in RJK's Maure Castle adventures back to HPL-inspired themes over on the Paizo MC boards at http://paizo.com/paizo/messageboards/paizoInc/olderProjects/booksMagazines/dungeon/maureCastle

Enjoy the digging, Tim! :D


Timothy S. Brannan said...


Thanks so much!

Roseshadow said...

Wow, didn't expect to see my artwork here, lol.
While the jagged spiral isn't my work...the texture was. Good to see it is still out therr