As I understand it Brian Cortijo has been working for quite some time on a lineage of Cormyrís rulers. I donít know how in depth or extensive it is but itís something I would like to see find its way into Dragon or (more likely) Dungeon Magazine.
Would you like to see something like this in print?
If yes, how do we convince WotC to put it in print? Obviously statements of fan interest are key (Brian outlines the best ways to do that here--see bottom of page 1 of the thread), but I wonder if the lineage itself canít be expanded on or made more appealing to WotC to begin with?
My thinking is that if the lineage is just an extensive list of names and dates, thatís something a Realmslore fan would be interested in, but it may not be all that useful for Average Joe Dungeon Master.
So Iím wondering if there are possible Character Themes that could be written up in tandem with the Lineage article that could appear in Dragon Magazine? Maybe a character theme built around a Cormyrean noble family who comes to believe their bloodline is not only intermixed with the Obarskyrs, but actually contains more living descendants of Obarskyr blood than the current ruling family? Perhaps this leads them to think they should rule as the ďtrueĒ Obarskyrs and the character spend time adventuring to discover how deep the family lineage is? That sort of thing?
Any ideas and advice are most welcome.
Edit: I posted some questions about the lineage to Brian on the WotC forums. Hope to get some info from him about the Lineage to maybe spawn good ideas for other material based off of it.
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Haha did Brian ever come through!
Here's his description of what the Lineage is comprised of: What it is, in its current form, is a 31,000+ word document chronicling the entire history of Cormyr's royal house (it was a bit longer, but the Swords of State article was actually formed from the end portions of the Lineage). It deals with more than 120 different persons of the Obarskyr line, the royal magicians, and various related individuals. It talks about some key events and enemies of the realm, but for the most part, it's a Who's Who of Cormyrean royal history, and the key events of each of their lives, descriptions of personality, and for what (if anything) they are now remembered.
That sounds totally awesome to me.