Machinations of the Slave Lords!
Our campaign is nominally set in the Greyhawk campaign setting, the world of Oerth, in the year 576 CE. It began with the 5th Edition Starter Set adventure, The Lost Mines of Phandelver. The original scenario was set in the Forgotten Realms setting, near Neverwinter. In our game the town of Phandelin has been relocated to the northern Menowood between the Kingdom of Sunndi and the coastal city of Naerie.
As the campaign commences it has been six months since the events of Lost Mines, and thanks to the heroes’ efforts the Mines have re-opened and the hamlet has become a booming trade town between the two major points, under the auspices and guidance of the new Lords’ Alliance out of the Free City of Greyhawk, far to the north and west. It is also a hotbed of intrigue, with the Greyhawk Thieves’ Guild also extending its presence and reach.
While the prior established events in the timeline of Greyhawk (the Greyhawk Wars, for example) have not occurred in our campaign, much of the established information about Oerth still holds true. We are using a combination of the original World of Greyhawk boxed set, the 1st/2nd Edition Greyhawk Adventures hardcover, and the 3rd edition Living Greyhawk Gazetteer for our campaign information, but I’m shooting from the hip as far as which events are and are not canon, and adapting the world to my needs. For purposes of timeine, we are set approximately 576 CY.
For general information about the world of Greyhawk, see the following resources: