“To steal the ideas from one person is called plagiarism; to steal the ideas from many is called research” -Source Unknown
I have done a lot of ‘research’ to create this website and the world of Eradain. I have made use of clip art, images and other resources from the Internet. I have also drawn from, or been influenced by authors I have read and role-playing materials I have purchased. Where possible, I have given credit where credit is due by listing references or providing links to the source of the material used. In addition I have a bibliography section referencing authors who’s stories have inspired me, and which I highly recommend reading.
If anything I have used belongs to you and has not been properly noted, please contact me so I can give the appropriate credit or remove the material.
I in turn offer Eradain freely for private usage for role-playing campaigns, story writing/telling and the like, all I ask is that I am credited. No commercial reproduction or sale of Eradain is authorized.
Eradain © 1995-2017 Keith Paxton, creator of the World of Eradain.
An incomplete list of authors who have inspired me, and have helped to make the world of Eradain come alive. If you are interested in reading fiction (primarily fantasy), I highly recommend any of these authors….
Lackey, Mercedes -Heralds of Valdemar Series
Tolkien, J.R.R -Middle Earth Books
Cook, Glen -The Black Company
Mckiernan, Dennis L. -The Mithgar Series
Weber, David – Honor Harrington Series
Roberson, Jennifer – Cheysuli Series
King, Stephen – The Dark Tower Series
C.S Forester – Hornblower Saga
H. P. Lovecraft
Hambly, Barbara – Sun Wolf and Starhawk (and many others)
Weeks, Brent – Night Angel Series
McCullough, Kelly – Fallen Blade Series
Gwynne, John – The Faithful and the Fallen Series
Campbell, Jack – The Lost Fleet (and others)
Kurtz, Katherine – Deryni Series
Modesitt, L.E. Jr. – Recluse and Imager Series
Cornwell, Bernard – Sharpe Series, Saxon Tales Series
Jordan, Robert – The Wheel of Time
Ballantine, Philippa – The Oder Series
Bishop, Anne – Black Jewels Series
Briggs, Patricia – Sianim Series
Feist, Raymond E. – Midkemia Series
Wurts, Janny – The Empire Trilogy (Midkemia)
Kemp, Paul S. – Egil & Nix
Lawrence, Mark – The Broken Empire Series
Leiber, Fritz – Lankhmar Series
Martin, George R. R. – A Song of Ice and Fire
Salvatore, R. A. – Drizzt books and many others
Smylie, Mark – The Barrow
Moorcock, Michael – Elric Saga and more
Howard, Robert E. – Conan and others
Wagner, Karl Edward – Books of Kane and others
Stover, Matthew – Heroes Die
Patton, Fiona – Branion