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Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Arcane Chambers    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Deep beneath the central tower laid the chambers of the Arcane. This is where the mages, witches and warlocks place those creations they deem to dangerous. The crystal bell Ã? Beloth Ã? was such a creation. Shortly after it was created by Magnus of Cormalth, it got into the hands of a cunning mercenary captain known as Harlan Marcus. Let’s shorten the tale and just say that the mages in the college valley did not like to have Harlan and his men roaming about the valley, helping themselves to the mages valuables. The bell rendered the college magic useless, and the mages locked themselves in, awaiting Harlan, armed with brooms, pottery and kitchen utensils.

The bell was later recovered, together with Harlan himself, and both were locked away in the chambers of the arcane.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Citadel of Xolthog    Plots  (Duty)   (Mini-Campaign)

This is the conclusion to the Prophecies of Redemption Campaign. The characters have sojourned through mountains and lowlands to reach the forest in which the entrance to the demon lord’s citadel can be found.

But the Citadel is not what one could expect. Can the PCs find their way in and survive to tell the tale?

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Prophecies of Redemption    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

Near the summit of mount Arak’nui, the remnants of the elven race still lingers. Their hearts darkened, their spirits broken, they have turned to evil and embraced demon-worship.

Darkness and bitterness has consumed them, and they have turned away from their gods and summoned demons to inhabit the flesh and souls of the willing. Shadow dancers these elves are called, and they are an instrument of revenge, wreaking havoc wherever they dance into the midst of the enemy. It was an alliance hastily made in those desperate days three centuries ago, but as the elves witnessed the agony and change visited upon the shadowdancers they regret the decision more and more.

Ancient Gamer
January 21, 2006
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The Angaoth    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

An enormous Angoath was holding a young recruit in his hands, his body broken and blood seeping freely from between the cracks of his banded armour. The dead legionary’s head lolled unnaturally; obviously the neck had been crushed. It was amazing how fast these creatures could move and suddenly it lowered its head and charged headlong towards me, no doubt intending to skewer me on that sharp, spiky ridge. All around me I glimpsed similar scenes. The Angoath were washing over us like a wave of black silver, their claws rending us apart, their teeth chewing into our armour.

Ancient Gamer
January 2, 2006
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Tirah S'Cabro    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The new royal nurse. She is young, innocent and ever so boring. She is also knowledgable about the secrets of the state, having overheard many a conversation between the King, the Queen and their advisors.

Ancient Gamer
January 1, 2006
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Thenadore the Young    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Thenadore is a small boy who always laugh and who is considered a child prodigy. However there is a secret concerning him. A secret few knows about.

Ancient Gamer
December 31, 2005
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Ardoscia    NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)

An old, kind apothecary. She is sweet as honey and genuine too.

Ancient Gamer
December 27, 2005
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Battles out of History    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

A follow up thread to MoonHunter’s NPCs out of History. These are battles out of history that may serve to inspire GMs to create cool battle scenarios or mythical battles / rumours of battles.

Ancient Gamer
December 20, 2005
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Prince's End and The Memorial of Pinezano    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Today a new village is located on the same spot and all that remains of Pinezano is a memorial raised by Duke Valefinazzio himself after he dethroned the black hearted Prince. The memorial is a large statue of a mother bravely holding her child which is crying fearfully

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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The Bridge of Fates    Locations  (Other)   (Water)

At this time an old man, one who told the Prince wondrous tales during his childhood, walked upon the bridge and witnessed the prince commit suicide, saw him fall into the water. “This is the Bridge of Fates. I foresee great sorrow and happiness. This bridge shall never remain neutral, shall know tears of joy and the blood of innocents”.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Ur-Kanesh Rhyme of the Shievren    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

This is a popular children’s rhyme in the city of Ur-Kanesh. It is chanted while the children run down the street on St. Arakis eve.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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The Tale of Tear and Shastalar    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

In the lands of the Ardamians there is a tale. A tale of the weather god, Shastalar, and of Tear, the spirit of nature. This tale is often told when the weather grows bad and the children huddles in front of the fireplace.

Ancient Gamer
December 6, 2005
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City Image - Kaldarien    Locations  (City)   (Water)

The city of Kaldarien is a bustling port on the Isle of Wildenmeer, often called the isle of the twin duchies, and is the capital of the southernmost duchy.

Ancient Gamer
December 6, 2005
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City Image - The Imperial city of Malcaresh    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

At the heart of the Dhargenaas continent lays Malcaresh the northernmost city of the Southern Empire of the Careshi. It started with trade, but become tactically important. It has become a place of two styles since then.

Ancient Gamer
November 25, 2005
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Memories of the Asdarien    Plots  (Travel)   (Single-Storyline)

On one of the adventurers’ many journeys through the lands, they one day enter a very strange village surrounded by a palisade. Therein all villagers seem to be sleeping, their hair long and flowing and their nails ever growing. Snow has settled on the land and the few found outdoors are covered in a thin layer of powdery white snow. Nothing can be done to awaken these mysterious sleepers and there seems to be no escaping this village either.

Then the night falls…

Ancient Gamer
November 16, 2005
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The Cult of the Strangler    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

The Strangler is a chaos entity worshipped by an assassin cult. Using narcotics in their worship members of this killing cult are very very dangerous.

Ancient Gamer
November 16, 2005
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The Shievren    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

Then all of a sudden, the victim gets convulsions and seizures, eyes bulging and mouth foaming.

Ancient Gamer
November 16, 2005
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New Alternative Assassins    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (World Wide)

“Sigh. Another mysterious, highly skilled assassin, with a difficult child hood and black clothes. Oh. This one has knives in his belt, not his boot. Well, at least it is not a Drow. ”

Ancient Gamer
November 10, 2005
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The Hostel of the Silent Brotherhood    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The Hostel of the Silent Brotherhood is a small hostel in the dock quarters of town. The Hostel is popular among scribes and scholars who value silence. In addition it is valued by those who are on the run, for the brotherhood consists mainly of skilled warriors adept at fighting with staves and maces.

Ancient Gamer
November 8, 2005
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Kandorr's Fine Perfumery    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

On the intersection of Noble Avenue and First Street lies Kandorr’s Fine Perfumery. The shop occupies the entire building which is built in a classical style with majestic marble pillars and stylish stained glass windows.

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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