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  1. #1
    Chrys murphy
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    Djapar Expansion (long)

    We will have to compare notes; I have been working on Djaparas a part of an
    Aebrynis wide PBeM (Destiny of Regents) and have drawn heavily on The Al-Qadim
    setting for ideas.

    The chief god of the Al-Qadim setting had 7 (gee what a coincidence) Disciples for
    lack of a better word - or maybe saints - anyway one went bad and developed a dark
    following that tried to overthrow the land but was eventually defeated.

    As saints/Disciples these 7 gained a divine spark and their descendents retain a
    trace of this spark.
    The 7 saints roughly correspond with the 7 gods of Cerilia and their descendants
    have the equivalent of bloodlines though only a very FEW have more than a Tainted
    line due to the time that has passed.
    I have fully detailed the north/western section of the continent which holds the
    land of Djapar - which in this version occupies about one third of ther land mass.

    Anyway let me know if you'd be interested in seeing my information - maybe we
    could help each other out

    Shade wrote:

    > >This is pretty much what I was thinking as well. Djapar has a lot of
    > >potenial. There is someone working on an expansion for it too (will
    > >possible appear on my page). Can't remember his e-mail address right at
    > >this moment though.
    >
    > That would be me :)
    > I'm subscribed to the BR list at lordshade@geocities.com, but you can also
    > email me (for whatever reason) at akash@mail.utexas.edu.
    >
    > I think that I will populate Djapar with cultures akin to those found in East
    > Asia, including the Middle East. This is similar to Cerilia in that European
    > cultures are found there, or Aduria (according to Darkstar) which is
    > populated by
    > African/Mediterranean cultures. Here is a breakdown -
    >
    > Djapar
    >
    > Basarji - Middle Eastern (I'll have this culture here too, as the Khinasi
    > originally migrated from Djapar, and called themselves the Basarji at one
    > point in time...these will be the ancestors of the Khinasi)
    > An Egyptian culture (I may or may not keep this)
    > A Persian/North Indian culture
    > A South Indian culture
    > A Mongolian/Asian Steppes culture
    > A Chinese culture
    > A Japanese culture
    >
    > This would make seven human races native to Djapar, six of them new.
    >
    > I haven't given much thought to the nonhuman races yet, but I know I will have
    > goblins and dwarves for sure. I'm thinking of also having a race of sea elves,
    > and perhaps two or three unique races (not sure what these will be
    > either..maybe
    > the jann?).
    >
    > As for already published material, I was planning on keeping Djapar similar to
    > the TSR published material for Cerilia in terms of regent levels, kingdom
    > sizes,
    > magical abundance and abundance of bloodlines. The only problem with this
    > is to
    > find a justification for having a relatively large number of bloodlines in
    > Djapar.
    > If anyone recalls, I sent a message to the list about bloodlines in Djapar
    > some time
    > ago.
    >
    > Reason for this being, I love Cerilia how it is. I think it a beautifully
    > designed
    > world, excellent for the type of game it is designed to be played in. I
    > want to play
    > the same game, but I would like to be able to play it in a different
    > cultural atmosphere. That is why I'm working on this expansion. We have
    > Europe already, Darkstar
    > has provided Africa and the Mediterranean for us, and now we will have Asia.
    >
    > I was planning on using some of the material from Arabian Adventures
    > (including the
    > genies) for the Basarji and Persian/North Indian areas. I was also planning
    > to make
    > use of the Ninja's handbook primarily for the Japanese (and maybe Chinese)
    > areas. I
    > think the clan material in the Ninja's handbook would fit right in to the
    > politically
    > inclined setup of Birthright.
    >
    > I've been doing research on the real world cultures between AD 800 and
    > 1500. I'm
    > working on the Persian/North Indian or Japanese areas first, as those
    > are the ones I have the most ideas for. I'm not going to do anything for
    > the Basarji
    > area until I get my hands on the Cities of the Sun expansion.
    >
    > Just yesterday I saw the BR Timeline on the TSR webpage (thank you _VERY_
    > much TSR!!!)
    > and I'm going to base events in Djapar on that timeline, which I think is
    > the official
    > material. I think for the most part, I will be using Darkstar's Adurian
    > expansion (perhaps with a few minor changes) to represent my view of Aduria
    > in the Djapar
    > expansion. Naturally, everything in Cerilia will stay as laid out by the
    > TSR developers.
    >
    > If everything goes as planned, BR players will be able to run a campaign in
    > any kind
    > of real world culture between the official Cerilia sets, Darkstar's Adurian
    > expansion,
    > and this Djapar expansion...Except for North and South America. takers? :)
    >
    > I'll be updating my web page soon, with the stuff I've done so far. The
    > first thing I'll post will be the new timeline for Djapar. Hopefully
    > Darkstar will be able to host this expansion once I'm finished.
    >
    > - Akash Kanojia
    > ICQ: 3978888
    > AIM: NovaShade
    > http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~akash
    > ************************************************** *************************
    > >

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    Djapar Expansion (long)

    >This is pretty much what I was thinking as well. Djapar has a lot of
    >potenial. There is someone working on an expansion for it too (will
    >possible appear on my page). Can't remember his e-mail address right at
    >this moment though.

    That would be me :)
    I'm subscribed to the BR list at lordshade@geocities.com, but you can also
    email me (for whatever reason) at akash@mail.utexas.edu.

    I think that I will populate Djapar with cultures akin to those found in East
    Asia, including the Middle East. This is similar to Cerilia in that European
    cultures are found there, or Aduria (according to Darkstar) which is
    populated by
    African/Mediterranean cultures. Here is a breakdown -

    Djapar

    Basarji - Middle Eastern (I'll have this culture here too, as the Khinasi
    originally migrated from Djapar, and called themselves the Basarji at one
    point in time...these will be the ancestors of the Khinasi)
    An Egyptian culture (I may or may not keep this)
    A Persian/North Indian culture
    A South Indian culture
    A Mongolian/Asian Steppes culture
    A Chinese culture
    A Japanese culture

    This would make seven human races native to Djapar, six of them new.

    I haven't given much thought to the nonhuman races yet, but I know I will have
    goblins and dwarves for sure. I'm thinking of also having a race of sea elves,
    and perhaps two or three unique races (not sure what these will be
    either..maybe
    the jann?).

    As for already published material, I was planning on keeping Djapar similar to
    the TSR published material for Cerilia in terms of regent levels, kingdom
    sizes,
    magical abundance and abundance of bloodlines. The only problem with this
    is to
    find a justification for having a relatively large number of bloodlines in
    Djapar.
    If anyone recalls, I sent a message to the list about bloodlines in Djapar
    some time
    ago.

    Reason for this being, I love Cerilia how it is. I think it a beautifully
    designed
    world, excellent for the type of game it is designed to be played in. I
    want to play
    the same game, but I would like to be able to play it in a different
    cultural atmosphere. That is why I'm working on this expansion. We have
    Europe already, Darkstar
    has provided Africa and the Mediterranean for us, and now we will have Asia.

    I was planning on using some of the material from Arabian Adventures
    (including the
    genies) for the Basarji and Persian/North Indian areas. I was also planning
    to make
    use of the Ninja's handbook primarily for the Japanese (and maybe Chinese)
    areas. I
    think the clan material in the Ninja's handbook would fit right in to the
    politically
    inclined setup of Birthright.

    I've been doing research on the real world cultures between AD 800 and
    1500. I'm
    working on the Persian/North Indian or Japanese areas first, as those
    are the ones I have the most ideas for. I'm not going to do anything for
    the Basarji
    area until I get my hands on the Cities of the Sun expansion.

    Just yesterday I saw the BR Timeline on the TSR webpage (thank you _VERY_
    much TSR!!!)
    and I'm going to base events in Djapar on that timeline, which I think is
    the official
    material. I think for the most part, I will be using Darkstar's Adurian
    expansion (perhaps with a few minor changes) to represent my view of Aduria
    in the Djapar
    expansion. Naturally, everything in Cerilia will stay as laid out by the
    TSR developers.

    If everything goes as planned, BR players will be able to run a campaign in
    any kind
    of real world culture between the official Cerilia sets, Darkstar's Adurian
    expansion,
    and this Djapar expansion...Except for North and South America.

  3. #3
    Pieter A de Jong
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    Djapar Expansion (long)

    At 08:08 AM 4/6/98 -0500, Lordshade wrote:

    >That would be me :)
    >I'm subscribed to the BR list at lordshade@geocities.com, but you can also
    >email me (for whatever reason) at akash@mail.utexas.edu.
    >
    >I think that I will populate Djapar with cultures akin to those found in East
    >Asia, including the Middle East. This is similar to Cerilia in that European
    >cultures are found there, or Aduria (according to Darkstar) which is
    >populated by
    >African/Mediterranean cultures. Here is a breakdown -
    >
    I would recommend finding and reading some of the Al-Quadim materials
    published by TSR. This was a very good setting and was very good a providing
    a feel for a middle/near eastern setting.

    Pieter A de Jong
    Graduate Mechanical Engineering Student
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

  4. #4
    MANTA
    Guest

    Djapar Expansion (long)

    This may sound wheird but...wouldn┬┤t it be an idea to make the Japanese
    culture one of Goblins? (inspired in the picture on Player secrets of
    Roesone)

    Just a silly thought.
    MANTA

    - ----------
    > From: Shade
    > To: birthright@MPGN.COM
    > Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Djapar Expansion (long)
    > Date: segunda-feira, 6 de abril de 1998 15:08
    >
    > >This is pretty much what I was thinking as well. Djapar has a lot of
    > >potenial. There is someone working on an expansion for it too (will
    > >possible appear on my page). Can't remember his e-mail address right at
    > >this moment though.
    >
    > That would be me :)
    > I'm subscribed to the BR list at lordshade@geocities.com, but you can
    also
    > email me (for whatever reason) at akash@mail.utexas.edu.
    >
    > I think that I will populate Djapar with cultures akin to those found in
    East
    > Asia, including the Middle East. This is similar to Cerilia in that
    European
    > cultures are found there, or Aduria (according to Darkstar) which is
    > populated by
    > African/Mediterranean cultures. Here is a breakdown -
    >
    > Djapar
    >
    > Basarji - Middle Eastern (I'll have this culture here too, as the Khinasi
    > originally migrated from Djapar, and called themselves the Basarji at one
    > point in time...these will be the ancestors of the Khinasi)
    > An Egyptian culture (I may or may not keep this)
    > A Persian/North Indian culture
    > A South Indian culture
    > A Mongolian/Asian Steppes culture
    > A Chinese culture
    > A Japanese culture
    >
    > This would make seven human races native to Djapar, six of them new.
    >
    > I haven't given much thought to the nonhuman races yet, but I know I will
    have
    > goblins and dwarves for sure. I'm thinking of also having a race of sea
    elves,
    > and perhaps two or three unique races (not sure what these will be
    > either..maybe
    > the jann?).
    >
    > As for already published material, I was planning on keeping Djapar
    similar to
    > the TSR published material for Cerilia in terms of regent levels, kingdom
    > sizes,
    > magical abundance and abundance of bloodlines. The only problem with this
    > is to
    > find a justification for having a relatively large number of bloodlines
    in
    > Djapar.
    > If anyone recalls, I sent a message to the list about bloodlines in
    Djapar
    > some time
    > ago.
    >
    > Reason for this being, I love Cerilia how it is. I think it a beautifully
    > designed
    > world, excellent for the type of game it is designed to be played in. I
    > want to play
    > the same game, but I would like to be able to play it in a different
    > cultural atmosphere. That is why I'm working on this expansion. We have
    > Europe already, Darkstar
    > has provided Africa and the Mediterranean for us, and now we will have
    Asia.
    >
    > I was planning on using some of the material from Arabian Adventures
    > (including the
    > genies) for the Basarji and Persian/North Indian areas. I was also
    planning
    > to make
    > use of the Ninja's handbook primarily for the Japanese (and maybe
    Chinese)
    > areas. I
    > think the clan material in the Ninja's handbook would fit right in to the
    > politically
    > inclined setup of Birthright.
    >
    > I've been doing research on the real world cultures between AD 800 and
    > 1500. I'm
    > working on the Persian/North Indian or Japanese areas first, as those
    > are the ones I have the most ideas for. I'm not going to do anything for
    > the Basarji
    > area until I get my hands on the Cities of the Sun expansion.
    >
    > Just yesterday I saw the BR Timeline on the TSR webpage (thank you _VERY_
    > much TSR!!!)
    > and I'm going to base events in Djapar on that timeline, which I think is
    > the official
    > material. I think for the most part, I will be using Darkstar's Adurian
    > expansion (perhaps with a few minor changes) to represent my view of
    Aduria
    > in the Djapar
    > expansion. Naturally, everything in Cerilia will stay as laid out by the
    > TSR developers.
    >
    > If everything goes as planned, BR players will be able to run a campaign
    in
    > any kind
    > of real world culture between the official Cerilia sets, Darkstar's
    Adurian
    > expansion,
    > and this Djapar expansion...Except for North and South America. takers? :)
    >
    > I'll be updating my web page soon, with the stuff I've done so far. The
    > first thing I'll post will be the new timeline for Djapar. Hopefully
    > Darkstar will be able to host this expansion once I'm finished.
    >
    > - Akash Kanojia
    > ICQ: 3978888
    > AIM: NovaShade
    > http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~akash
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