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Mystara Characters in Non-Mystara Books
by Håvard with additions by Ripvanwormer
- Myron Rodemus (5E), a Wererat of the Rodemus Merchant Family of Karameikos this 5E Unearthed Arcana PDF.
- Zargon (3E, 5E), detailed in Elder Evils (3E) and mentioned in Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide 5E.
- Catharandamus, originally from Palace of the Silver Princess, makes an appearance in 3rd edition's Tome of Magic. For his failures, Arik has transformed him into a ghoul.
- Dorn, High Priest of Zargon, a native of Cynidicea detailed in Elder Evils.
- Vanessa Mackelroy, a priestess of Zargon (a tiefling not native to Cynidicea; perhaps she's from Glantri or the Isle of Dawn) detailed in Elder Evils.
- Dungeon #142 also has a number of NPCs associated with Cynidicea in it, including the priestess of Zargon Neheshru, the acolyte of Madarua Ilsinian, and the half-elf Lady Vestang.
- Chag-Nuth-Thu (from Classic Play - The Book of the Planes from Mongoose Publishing), the Glorious Toad God, is a Tsathoggua-like divine toad whose power causes an inn to regularly shift between planes of existence. Your mileage may vary, but it struck me as an homage to the Temple of the Frog and the Comeback Inn from the Blackmoor setting. Dunmorgause Castle, from the same book, struck me as probably inspired in part by Castle Amber; you could use the Castle Amber map for it, though it's different in some ways.
- Rad, an Immortal of the Sphere of Energy, is detailed in Gawds and Demi-Gawds for the Hackmaster RPG.
- Mystaros, said to be a native of ancient Blackmoor who became patron of Alphatian magic-users and chief rival of Rad, is detailed in Gawds and Demi-Gawds for the Hackmaster RPG.
- Farrow the Shadowelf (Planescape)Farrow appeared in the Planescape Supplement Uncaged, Faces of Sigil and described a Shadowelf from Mystara, living in the Planescape Setting. More detailed discussion of Farrow here.
- Captain Garvyn (Ravenloft). The ship captain from Ship of Horror. If Meredoth is from Mystara, would not also the same be true for Captain Garvyn? Detailed in Ship of Horror.
- Factol Sarin of the Harmonium (Planescape) Although Sarin may not be from Mystara, he wears a suit of Red Steel armor (Freeport). She owns an upscale brothel in the city of Freeport, where she also plies her trade as an assassin.
- Alfhild the Northwoman Raider (Freeport). has escaped from her former fiancee of King Ragnar (most likely of Soderfjord) and is rumoured to be raiding the seas around Freeport. Her husband has also been reported looking for her in the region. The people of Freeport are suspcious of them both. The character is described in the supplement Denizens of Freeport (Green Ronin).
- Strahd von Zarovich (Ravenloft). Could Strahd's home realm actually be Mystara? This is highly contested, but discussed in this thread.
- Shademaw the Dragon (Feywild). Described at Wizards.com's Monster Makover.
- Ulgurshek the Draeden (The Abyss). The only known named Draeden. Draedens were first detailed in the Immortals Set (Gold Box). Ulgurshek the Draeden is detailed in Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (3E).
- Hyacinth the Druid (Feywild). This druid has been known to explore the Isle of Dread. This character appeared in the Lair Assault Series.
- The FSS Beagle (d20 Modern). While perhaps not a character as such, the FFS Beagle is a Mystara/Blackmoor Spaceship that also appeared in the D20 Module Foul Weather (Free download).
- Dubricus d'Ambreville (Greyhawk), a wizard undoubtedly related to the famous family of mages from Glantri. Detailed in Return to the Keep on the Borderlands.
- "Third" (Greyhawk), warrior maiden of Maruda /Madarua from Cynidicea . Detailed in Return to the Keep on the Borderlands.
- Thomas and Holga (Greyhawk)Two Assassins linked to Cathay City. Cathay (along with Vacros) is first described in M2SOLO The Riddling Minotaur. The characters are detailed in Return to the Keep on the Borderlands.
The majority of these deties first appeared in OD&D or AD&D sources first and were then used, either fully, or just their names in Mystara products. Many of them were also later used in third party material.
- Garl Glittergold
- Yeenoghu - Also known on Mystara as Ranivourus, patron of Gnolls
- Hruggek - Also known on Mystara as Bartziluth, Patron of Bugbears
- Vaprak - Also known on Mystara as Jammudaru, patron of Ogres
- Kurtulmak - Also known on Mystara as The Shining One, patron of Kobolds
- Ilneval - also known on Mystara as Karaash, patron of Orcs
- Odin - also known on Mystara as Wotan
- Thor - also known on Mystara as Donar
- Loki - also known on Mystara as Lokar
- Frey - also known on Mystara as Fredar
- Freyja - also known on Mystara as Fredara
- There's (as we all know) a line of Blackmoor products from Zeitgeist Games with Mystara references. Some of the gods of that setting are named for Mystaran Immortals: Ordana, Khoronus, etc.
The following locations have strong ties with Mystara, but have also been used with other settings such as Greyhawk and the Nentir Vale.
- The Isle of Dread (X1)
- The Keep on the Borderlands (B2)
- The Caves of Chaos (B2)
- Lost City of Cynidicea (B4)
- The FSS Beagle - See Above
- Citadel of Neversleep in the Altan Tepes Mountains.
- Hackmaster also has other "hacked" versions of Mystara modules: Quest for the Unknown, Little Keep on the Borderlands.
Non-Mystara Characters in Mystara