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HAEL
800 years of peace broken…

Daeorcs, descendants of the orcs, rule the Dominion of the north.

Yeana, children of the gnolls, control civilization in the south.

Outlaw Humans, Kirene druids, and Halfling outriders live in the wasteland in-between.

...From the sky come two groups of strangers, bringing their war with them!

Sorcery!

Psychic powers!

New playable races!

Alien-technology!

Welcome to Hael — the fast, furious, and fun fantasy world where the Orcs and Gnolls won the war – now adapted for the Savage Worlds rules.


Hael isn’t just another world – it’s a journey into the heart of war, ambition, and drama! On the way you will visit a sorcerous Dominion ruled by Daeorcs, the descendants of Orcs; an Empire where the Yaena, the children of the Gnolls, have perfected the arts; and a wilderness where the untamed Humans, Halflings, and Kirene endure a daily life-and-death struggle to survive.

You will come to the Daeorc tower of High Sorcery, the great Storyteller Lairs of the south, and the desert plains where the Calling brings those who live in the wilderness to the power within themselves.

The Strangers are here also, trying to escape their fate at the hands of the merciless, steel Nuclarine. New technology will merge with the power of magic and of the mind, and you will see a war brewed from the mix.

Hael takes several existing fantasy ideas that you know and love – Orcs, Gnolls, Humans, Halflings, and magic – and develops them to a degree that makes then new again. Stuff like the techniques of Daeorc Sorcerers; the martial arts styles of the ever-flexible Yaena warriors; and the guerrilla fighting tactics of Human barbarians with psychic powers.

Speaking of psychic powers, Savage Worlds Edges have provided us with an even more streamlined and elegant set of rules than the old d20 SRD ‘Psihammer’ rules, and we have added a real psychic-fantasy flavour with these Edges and Powers!

Then Hael takes off with a bunch of inspired and well defined new material – like the untamed Kirene and the blood-sacrifice rituals of their Druids; the mental powers of the Strangers; the awesome technology of the Nuclarine and their malevolent Steel-Gods.

With all this going on something has got to give – and it does! You’ll be there on the brink for the second war of Hael, as psychic barbarians, sophisticated Sorcerers, deadly Outriders, murderous Druids, and the Alien newcomers make and break alliances, trying to become the rulers of Hael.

Hael is a layered and navigable PDF, best viewed in the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.

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Hael: Burning Bridges

Tensions in Crossplains are rife, as rumors of the Empire’s new alien allies filter through a city populated by Yaena, Daeorcs, Kirene, and more... Opportunities for a quick profit in the face of a looming war, conflict with the ideals of those who are working even harder to prevent war from breaking out.


Burning Bridges is a Game-in-a-Can for HAEL, the Savage Worlds rules and setting book for the world where the Orcs won the war!


Burning Bridges is a free introductory adventure set in Crossplains, the Imperial Yaena city closest to the border with the Daeorc Dominion.


Please note: you will require both the Savage World Core Rules (Deluxe or Explorer edtion) and the Hael Core Rules pdf to utilise this adventure as written. 
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Hael: Night of the Long Fangs

On the surface life appears to be continuing as normal in the Dominion, perhaps because the city is separated from the Nuclarine by the raging waters that cut through Crossplains, but underneath that thin veneer there is blood-magic, treason, and plot!


Night of Long Fangs is the second Game-in-a-Can for HAEL, the Savage Worlds rules and setting book for the world where the Orcs won the war!


It can be played as a direct follow-on from the free introductory adventure Burning Bridges which can downloaded from DTRPG, or it can be played as a stand-alone adventure.


Please note: you will require both the Savage World Core Rules (Deluxe or Explorer edtion) and the Hael Core Rules pdf to utilise this adventure as written. 

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Hael: Eurellia - The Pirate Haven

East of Glowbane, hidden among the islands where the Sealander River meets the Sea of Stars, and sheltered by razor-sharp reefs, Eurellia has grown from a tiny outpost to a bustling trade town - trading in slaves! Here, pirates rub shoulders with merchants who are none-too-picky about who they sell to, or where the goods they buy (at steep discounts) come from. 

The one hard-and-fast rule of Eurellia, punishable by the curse of a slow death, is that the location of Eurellia remains a secret known only to those who have sworn their fealty to its rulers. To live in Eurellia is to be a criminal, pirate, or worse... forever shunned by the civilized people of both the Dominion and the Empire.


Please note: you will require both the Savage World Core Rules (Deluxe or Explorer edtion) and the Hael Core Rules pdf to utilise this adventure as written. 

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Hael Soundscapes - Untamed Sounds (audio product)

HEAR THE DRUMS OF WAR!

Add even more atmosphere to your HAEL campaigns with six evocative background-music tracks that capture the unique setting of HAEL - where the Daeorcs (descendants of the Orcs) and Yaena (children of the Gnolls) prepare for war after centuries of peace, spurred on by strange Alien beings with their own agendas.


Suitable for any fantasy gaming environment, but inspired by the rich world setting of HAEL, these six tracks provide a range of distinct moods for game play, adding extra flavor, while not being overpowering.

Bonus Track: An introduction to HAEL.  Want a statement to introduce your players to their world of HAEL in dramatic style… then just play them this bonus track
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