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CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Don Han, by Don Hazhizhab Takl    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Phantom Serpent, by Signore Anlar Parlat    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

CaptainPenguin
November 13, 2005
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The Silver Mask of Ssungar    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

The legendary Silver Mask of Ssungar is the battle-mask of Ssungar er-Shiai, the Magpie of Jiddeh. Taken as a trophy from his corpse, it was lost, found, stolen, and stolen again…

CaptainPenguin
November 11, 2005
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The Mask of Sebak    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

This is a large, heavy mask of Ahursian make, made with tarnished gold and lapiz-lazuli, as well as ivory. It has the appearance of a great crocodile head.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Dog Pods    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A plant named for its gords, both in the smell of wet dog and for their roughly dog like appearance.

CaptainPenguin
November 8, 2005
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Jewel-of-the-Mire    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Water)

“Like the Jewel of the Mire, the soul is a bright light along the dark path of time. “
—Scedebus Scholar

CaptainPenguin
November 4, 2005
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The Rain of Toads    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Traps)

The unwitting players tromping through the swamp won’t know what hit them.

CaptainPenguin
November 2, 2005
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Curalon Hestaris    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

The principal axiom of the Curalon Hestaris, and the basis of all its teachings, is this:

"Inhale. Kill. Exhale."

CaptainPenguin
October 30, 2005
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The School of Jundera    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

The School of Jundera is the most ancient school of Amandaeanic magic. Few know it’s history.

CaptainPenguin
October 28, 2005
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Societies, Guilds, and Groups    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Trans World)

A great listing of names and short descriptions as well as fleshed out groups/ societies/ and organizations.

CaptainPenguin
October 28, 2005
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Marongghovec aka Ale-Ox    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

the Marongghovec, or Ale-Ox, is a large, yak-like animal native to northern Ageratos. To keep its belligerent, stubborn, and generally annoying personality in check requires an interesting ingredient.

CaptainPenguin
June 27, 2005
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Firebow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

A firebow, though no longer the staple weapon that it was during the era of it’s modernity, is still a powerful and versatile missile weapon in it’s own right.

CaptainPenguin
April 15, 2005
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The Treasure House    Locations  (Plains)   (Ruins)

Built to house riches that never came, the ironically-named Treasure House now lies in tumbling ruin.

CaptainPenguin
March 4, 2005
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Return To Me    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

“Return to me,” she said, and as he died, he said: “I shall return”.
And though the years flew like sparrows from disturbed nest, he did return, year after year…

CaptainPenguin
December 4, 2004
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Arascui    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Political)

Darkness nested in the woman’s heart
And her husband found that the Dark Face lingered there
So he took her to a pit of fire
And he cast her in.
-Twenty-Ninth Explanation, Sun’s Sword 5:8, The Book of Two Faces

CaptainPenguin
December 4, 2004
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Avoti the Blessed One    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Religious)

The God has two faces, and wears two masks.
One is a bright mask, shining with light, shining like the sun’s gold; it is the Gold Mask.
The other is a dark mask, blackened with shadows, black like the night. That is the Dark Mask.
-First Explanation, Priest’s Teachings 1:2, The Book of Two Faces

CaptainPenguin
September 19, 2004
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Bloody Smile    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Was this to be his last sight, then? These bloody-red gums, these rusty, iron teeth? Where were the Gods to defend him from Bloody Smile?

CaptainPenguin
September 18, 2004
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The Eye of Riches    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

“Your eye, your eye!” crowed Imupokith, the Sea-Witch, and Vruthath, clutching his bleeding socket, held out his hand.
Upon the palm was a staring green eye.

CaptainPenguin
September 15, 2004
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the Upheld Lantern    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)

The wall unsealed, Mirror Serpent peered inside, ready to gaze upon the riches within. But he recoiled. There was only a withered corpse, and in its hands, a flickering lantern…

CaptainPenguin
August 15, 2004
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The Sinking Ring of Ku Pum    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Ku Pum, the Sorceror of Trum Pku, was struck by a strange need, and in his need he sought out the aid of Stone Bell, a Spirit of caves and underground places…

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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