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Ships & Shores of Southern Genertela



Ships & Shores of Southern Genertela explores the vessels of the Third Age, with particular emphasis on the shipbuilding and shiphandling originating in the waters of Choralinthor Bay following the Opening of the Seas by the hero demigod Dormal. This 392-page book explores the maritime traditions of the new generations of sailors, especially those of the lands and islands about the Bay: Esrolia, Heortland, and the Rightarm Islands.

The book is profusely and exquisitely illustrated by Katrin Dirim, Mark Smylie, Angus McBride, Don Lawrence, Andrew Howat, Kris Herbert, Juha Heinänen, Simon Bray, and Philip McDonnell.

Throughout the book, the Periplus of Southern Genertela recounts the life of an Issaries merchant, as he sails about Choralinthor Bay, voyages to the island of Melib, travels to distant Noloswal, and other places, encountering opportunities and perils, all beautifully illustrated by Katrin Dirim. He walks the streets and visits the temples of Nochet, sails to Karse, Handra, Kaxtorplose, and many other cities, swims down to the merfolk city of Deeper, and recalls a trip to the City of Wonders as a child.

Between the chapters, the People of the Sea details sailors, pirates, priests, navigators and many others, with character outlines, all magnificently portrayed by Mark Smylie.

Ships and Watercraft provides an overview of the seagoing peoples of Southern Genertela.

Shipbuilding describes the ways of building watercraft, from log and reed boats to plank-built warships and merchant ships.

Shiphandling explores how vessels are propelled by sails, oars, and other methods.

Seafarers and Cargo enters the world of sailors, pirates, passengers, and cargo.

Seafaring tells of the world of mariners and navigators, and describes events that may occur aboard or be encountered at sea.

Harbors are where voyages begin, and hopefully end. The city of Karse is splendidly drawn by Mark Smylie

Naval Warfare tells of the weapons and tactics used by warships.

Ships of the Southern Coast details the vessels that ply the waters of Southern Genertela.

The Appendices offer guidelines for playing sailors and ships.

Nautical Terminology provides what it says.


A supplement featuring wonderful pictorial maps by Katrin Dirim.

A supplement of tub and boat deck plans.

A supplement of annotated art by Katrin Dirim.

So prepare to cast off and set sail on the seas of Glorantha!


Warning: Material in this book deals with mature themes.

This book is a Work-in-Progress! It will be updated with full color art.

Art shown here by Katrin Dirim and Mark Smylie



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shawn B November 22, 2023 6:30 pm UTC
any plans for a print version?
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Martin H November 25, 2023 8:27 pm UTC
In time, but there are roughly a dozen pieces of art outstanding, five pieces not even previewed in the PDF.
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Jan C October 28, 2023 3:52 pm UTC
What are the Magic World Seafaring Rules? (p378)
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Martin H November 04, 2023 2:24 pm UTC
Part of:
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Tomasz K September 21, 2023 9:06 am UTC
Is there any material here about Maniria?
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Martin H September 23, 2023 3:35 pm UTC
Yes. The Periplus includes a voyage to Noloswal, stopping off at Peelo, and then on to Fay Jee, Kaxtorplose, with a longer segment (and return) to Handra. Handran ships are closely related to those of Choralinthor Bay and there's a segment featuring a sea battle between a Handran trireme and Alatan pirates. One of the pictures above is of a Handran intelligent otter and friend.
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