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TippetsTX 11-04-2018 08:23 PM

Cidri Genesis
 
Has anyone here developed any campaign history for the Mnoren and Cidri? Specifically, does Cidri have any special purpose?

One idea I like would explain why the Mnoren created Cidri... it's a prison. At some point in their long history of dimension-hopping, a renegade or perhaps overly curious Mnoren traveled somewhere that they shouldn't have and inadvertently punched a hole into a dimension of pure chaos and evil. The entities (i.e. demons) inhabiting this plane sought to escape and invade the home reality of the Mnoren so in response to the threat of destruction as well as the guilt of having caused the issue in the first place, the Mnoren pooled their resources to create a massive artificial planet that is actually a powerful dimensional containment device surrounding the breach.

Skarg 11-05-2018 12:02 AM

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My theory is that Cidri must actually be many worlds that are linked by gates, because different GMs have quite different worlds with different year lengths and different astrology and other major cosmological differences. They're probably not even all in the same plane of existence given different GMs invent differences in magic and religions and demons and other things GMs invent and customize.

Also, it would be vastly easier and more practical and plausible to me to have many worlds than to make some super-giant planet that somehow got built and yet has earthlike gravity and so on.

As such, I think certain worlds no doubt do have specific purposes and relation to the Mnoren. Some may be some of the original worlds that were reached and exploited by them. There might still be some which are full of Mnoren, and the TFT campaigns just tend to take place on the ones that the Mnoren currently aren't apparently present on (much?) for some reason.

Chris Rice 11-05-2018 11:52 AM

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I always thought of Cidri as a "Zoo" where the Mnoren brought creatures and items from all across the Multiverse for their study and amusement. That's why anything from any time or place might be found there.

TippetsTX 11-05-2018 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Rice (Post 2220435)
I always thought of Cidri as a "Zoo" where the Mnoren brought creatures and items from all across the Multiverse for their study and amusement. That's why anything from any time or place might be found there.

Yes, I think that is the default assumption that most of us made when first introduced to the world of Cidri. I was just curious if anyone had come up with a more creative or expanded version of Mnoren history.

Terquem 11-06-2018 07:00 AM

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Like a gallimaufry, or The Gallimaufry, from Buck Godot Zap Gun for Hire

JLV 11-08-2018 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Skarg (Post 2220334)
Also, it would be vastly easier and more practical and plausible to me to have many worlds than to make some super-giant planet that somehow got built and yet has earthlike gravity and so on.

Hollow Earth. Solves your gravity problem and gives you an even bigger playing surface...

hcobb 11-08-2018 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by JLV (Post 2220906)
Hollow Earth. Solves your gravity problem and gives you an even bigger playing surface...

Remember that gravity is zero inside a hollow sphere as you think of all those dead dwarves floating around inside there.

JLV 11-12-2018 02:19 AM

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"Magic," dude.

hcobb 11-12-2018 07:26 AM

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250,000 mi^2 land plus equal water gives 12615 miles radius (Earth is 3,959 mi)

Total mass to get to 1 G is 10.15 Earth masses over 32.3 Earth volumes which is mostly ice or water. Fixing density to the same as Earth gives 2/3rs hollow. That's around 2000 miles thick.

10,000 mile radius swinging around in 24 hours gives 1% of a G at the inner equator. I suggest using some magic here.

Terquem 11-12-2018 08:34 AM

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I've always used a different approach

"Cidri" is more than one world, only the inhabitants don't know that yet (maybe a few upper tier scholars or wizards known, but most regular folk do not).

Moving from one world to another through a gate is indistinguishable from teleporting across any distance so those that move around using gates, think they are on a very large world.


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