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Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea (5e)

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A World of Sin and Virtue

This re-release was made possible by our Kickstarter backers. Thank you!

You have the unique pleasure of holding in your hands the stolen notes of Aaralyn Quinn, a thief and infiltrator known throughout the world of Noroth, and especially on the continent of Velea. She is infamous for hunting the secrets of the world elite, and for hiding and protecting information thought lost to the ages. And now you've found her notebook, unscathed and clutched in the hands of smoldering corpse.

The book offers an entirely new world to explore, based on the 5th edition of the world's greatest roleplaying game. You'll explore the vastness of the magical continent of Velea and the world of Noroth; a world that eons ago was split apart by godly warfare. Velea is filled with unexplored nooks of wilderness and dangerous beasts, as well as bright, chaotic magic and scheming politics. There is something for every kind of adventurer, even for those who just wants to bash heads and kill monsters. 

This reprint of Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea adds over 100 pages of new content. In addition to the writing in the original 2018 release, you'll find information about the deities found in Noroth, information about the available guilds and how to join their ranks, a new monster type, and a divine champion system to accompany the newly detailed gods worshiped in Velea. All of it is presented with a sleek, new design and with hundreds of illustrations. 

This is a total re-release of the original setting, with issues regarding some of the written contents, including the depiction of the Zirani people, bearfolk, and a number of subclasses, having been updated. While there are themes, phrases, and mechanics that remain unchanged from the 2018 version, enough elements have been changed that owners of the original version will have an entirely new reading experience when they go through the setting.

By Purchasing this Book, You Get...

5 New Races, 6 Redesigned Races, and 2 New Subraces

21 New Subclasses

8 Custom Backgrounds

New Feats, Adventuring Gear and Weapons

A Completely New Creature Type, the Corrupted

... and so much more!

Check out the preview pages and the images below to see if Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea is something you'd like. We think you will! 

Featuring Maps of Velea and its Major Cities...

Chapter 2 Spreads

... Custom Races and Subclasses...

Chapters 5 and 6

... and New Terrifying Monsters to Encounter!

Chapter 10 Spread

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Kevin K October 21, 2021 11:01 pm UTC
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So the new version is up for sale here while the kickstart backers that funded the project are still waiting on word on when you will ship the books they paid for. Nice.
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Matthew K July 20, 2020 12:29 am UTC
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The Vistani in official Ravenloft products are problematic enough, but the Zirana take the racism-steeped stereotyped Romani stand-ins a step further by making them literally inhuman? "Looking much like humans, one could be forgiven for confusing a human with a Zirana." It's also worth pointing out that 'gypsy' is a slur, and here it's used as one of the subraces of the Zirana that gives them proficiency with thieves tools and an evil eye ability. Ugh, it's all super gross.
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Luke F February 10, 2020 9:08 am UTC
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Is there any hope we'll ever see a print version of this title?
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Gustavo S September 16, 2019 8:55 pm UTC
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So, i can't find the stats for sea elves, is it from some official manual? i didn't find the stats anywhere
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DAVID M September 16, 2019 9:00 pm UTC
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They're in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes.
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Gustavo S September 16, 2019 9:03 pm UTC
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Oh thanks, i always forgot mordenkainen"s has playable races
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Nathan I August 27, 2019 3:06 am UTC
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Looks fantastic (!!!!!), but OGL is not updated and there's no declaration of Open Game Content. Check Section 6 & Section 8 of the OGL.

This seriously looks like one of the best pdf products I've ever bought, so it's disappointing to see a cut-n-paste hatchet job on the OGL. It -has- been around for 19 years.
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Gustavo S June 28, 2019 9:04 pm UTC
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Muito bom o livro, simplesmente incrível
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Bradley D December 11, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
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Would it be possible to get a version of the map without the hexes on it?
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Anne G December 11, 2018 7:03 pm UTC
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It would. I'll see about adding it within the next few days
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Anne G December 20, 2018 3:14 am UTC
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A hex-less version of the map has been added now. Sorry it took a few days to get it done, but it's uploaded now :)
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Eugene S September 28, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
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Just bought this and I'm confused. It's obviously a well put together book and is beautiful to look at and read. So my question is why didn't you put bookmarks in the pdf???
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Anne G September 28, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
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Honestly... because I am a ditz and I forgot. I'll see about adding bookmarks for the updated version.

Hope you are enjoying it otherwise! Despite the lack of bookmarks :)
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Eugene S September 30, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
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Thumbs up!
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Edward T September 27, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
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Purchased this book a couple of days ago, have been reading it since. Every minute has been ben fun. This extremely well written campaign world has a real sense of place and unique character. Everyone should give this book a chance.
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Eric T September 25, 2018 1:51 am UTC
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Liking this so far, and I'll try and come back with a more substantial comment later, but you should probably know that gypsy is a slur for the Romani people -- it's a common mistake, but you'd be making a small difference if you found an alternate name for that Zirani subrace. (there's probably a discussion to be had about the language of having a "non-human race" to represent a Romani-analog, and how that's a failing of the game as a whole, but I'm not qualified for it.) I think you did better than WotC in a lot of ways, but it's still worth examining what it means to describe a culture mostly in terms of how they steal from (and maybe kidnap) "normal" people.
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Anne G September 25, 2018 9:42 am UTC
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I can totally see where you're coming from. When I started making this compendium, the Zirani were simply an analogy for Romani and caravan culture. I have ties to that culture myself (English is not my native language, so the word "gypsy" doesn't carry any inherent negative connotations for me), which is why I didn't think anything of it, but I can see why it would be upsetting to some people. I won't remove the Zirani from the document, but I will look over the subrace when I update the PDF at a later date.

Thank you so much for comment, and I am happy that you otherwise liked the document!
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