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    where can I find the Ersheglien?

    In what books can I find the info and ad&d stats for the ersheglien? I would like to have a few powerful good NPC's to explain why the more powerful awnsheglien don't simply walk out and take over a few countries on their own, and why the awnsheglien don't already own all of cerilia and aren't simply fighting over the scraps.

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    we can assume that for the first thousand years the anuirean empire kept them culled back. the roeles had enough RP for some serious bloodline abilities and would have a strong enough bloodline to ignore the taint of azrai. but in the five hundred years since?

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    The Eresheglien are listed in "Blood Enemies" in the "other" section. Some are also scattered throughout the various supplements or at least mentioned.
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    On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Jordain Hawat wrote:
    > we can assume that for the first thousand years the anuirean empire kept them culled back. the roeles had enough RP for some serious bloodline abilities and would have a strong enough bloodline to ignore the taint of azrai. but in the five hundred years since?

    I think the current state of Cerilia represents a point on the
    downward slide to rule by monsters.

    In the awnshegh book, many of the awnshegh are relatively recent
    beings, arrived from elsewhere or relatively young; most of them don`t
    have the "long life" ability so they can`t have been around that long.
    It`s probable that a generation or two ago, there were many fewer of
    them.

    The strongest and most long-serving (the Gorgon, the Elf, the Spider)
    are focused on Anuire, which would have kept them in check during the
    empire.

    It seems likely to me that the older and stronger a awnshegh becomes,
    the more they are tied to their domain. The king is the land, after
    all, so the monster is probably the lair. Certainly the Gorgon never
    leaves the Crown; the Spider`s army goes out to raid, but I don`t
    think the Spider does.

    I think wanting powerful magical NPCs to keep the monsters in line is
    missing the point, though. Left on its current track, Cerilia might be
    dominated by the monsters in another generation, but the PCs should
    derail that train. That`s what PCs do.

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    While I have to cede the point there, My PC's are turning out to be very... mercenaryish, very neutral. I need something to logically keep things in check while I bring them around to a right thinking, awnsheglien murdering point of view. I need someone else to fight the badies while I arrange for my semi-scion PC's to be royally boned. at the same time I need something which can realistically come to the rescue when they are boned, allowing for that shift in worldview.
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    If anyone has a list of the good guys it would be greatly appreciated.

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    The Badger
    The Phoenix (on Ghamoura)
    The Pegasus - Haeylan's warhorse (in Aduria, I think)
    The Golden Unicorn
    The Fae (is listed in the Haven's of the Great Bay) in Dauren or Wierech, might be in Kierguard (my spelling might be a little off).

    There are others, just not coming to me at the moment. I don't think any of them have stats, just stories about their history and some of their powers. The Fae is one of the exceptions, though they're still kind of vague.
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    Vague is okay, I just want something that isn't going to force me to rewrite a large portion of the history of the setting in case I delve into that.

    Thanks, it's a start.

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    http://www.birthright.net/brwiki/ind...y:Ehrsheghlien

    Check the wiki to see if someone has fleshed them out.
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    At 10:15 AM 1/5/2011, Jordain Hawat wrote:

    >If anyone has a list of the good guys it would be greatly appreciated.

    To expand on what Jaleela has already noted:

    The Badger is "Borelas the Badger" (BE 116)
    The Faun (BE 117)
    The Unicorn is "The Golden Unicorn" (BE 117)
    Pegasus (BE 119)
    Phoenix (BE 119)
    The Treant (BE 123)
    The Water Maiden (BE 123)
    Aurichlacht/The Golden Light/Hap Prechlan Thelma (HotGB 40-41)

    BE=Blood Enemies
    HotGB=Havens of the Great Bay

    Those are the only ones I can think of that are part of the canon
    materials, though I could easily be forgetting one or three....

    Unfortunately, I don`t think anyone has actually written up stats for
    any of these characters. Shameless Plug: In the past, I`ve written
    up several descriptions for ehrshegh, and they are going to appear in
    the 3rd installment of Legendary Beings. In the meantime, you can
    find them in the archives. Search for the Heartwood, the Nightowl,
    Ursus and the Zephyr. Those character write ups are complete enough
    to use in a campaign.

    You might also consider the dragons that live in various Cerilian
    realms. They aren`t necessarily "good" NPCs (alignment-wise) but do
    work as effective foils against awnsheghlien expansion into the areas
    they inhabit.

    Gary

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