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Chaosmark
July 27, 2014
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The Soldier and the Princess    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short tale, for when your bard needs a tale of adventure, romance, and tragedy.

Chaosmark
October 26, 2013
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The Bibliorynth of Zhao Zweh    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Lost to the mysts of time and catastrophe, the fabled Zhao Zwehian Library has reappeared. Or at least, part of it has...

Chaosmark
October 2, 2013
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Quarantine of Light    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

Horror module and mini-campaign. Intimately tied to Shardis, the Shining City.

Chaosmark
October 2, 2013
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Encounter: Swollen Shadow    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

A short sidebar of encounter information for the Swollen Shadow. Intended for use with Shardis, the Shining City and Quarantine of Light.

Chaosmark
September 15, 2013
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Shardis, the Shining City    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Home to the fabled Shining Towers, a gleaming beacon of light for miles around.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
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Reliquary of the Rotting Legion    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

An ornate reliquary box, covered in fine metalwork that twists the eye and causes headaches.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
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Ossilyth    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Favored minion of the necromancer Warmaker, the Ossilyth is a tank of an undead.

Chaosmark
August 29, 2013
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Lover's Downfall    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

You find a dusty violin on a stand in the next room. Through the grime of the years, you can tell that it is of excellent make. Perhaps someone can put it to good use? An instrument is meant to be played, after all...

Chaosmark
April 6, 2013
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Akasha    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Clockwork angels. Servants of the Mechanogod Whrrrm.

Chaosmark
October 22, 2012
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Cela Ardonyth    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

"I will give man his threescore and ten, and then give him more. Death himself will fall before me."

Chaosmark
September 28, 2012
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Murderblaze    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

 ...And 'lo, the days of Bennu drew to a close, and he built himself a pyre from which to be reborn in cleansing fire. But trickery snared his form, blackening radiant feathers to twilight...

Chaosmark
September 21, 2012
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Generating Fear: Darkness    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

The door to the building is open, but inside is nothing but darkness. The lights are out: What do you do?

Chaosmark
July 12, 2012
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Encounter: Shadowbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

A short sidebar of encounter information for the fel Shadowbeasts.

Chaosmark
March 27, 2012
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The Shardis Gaols    Locations  (City)   (Underground)

A subterranean prison complex, meant to incarcerate those who need to be removed from society.

Chaosmark
March 20, 2012
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The Hell of Primal Shadows    Locations  (World)   (Any)

A realm of unending darkness, pitch blackness, where even light refuses to shine.

Chaosmark
March 7, 2012
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Generating Fear: Disappearing Pursuit    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

Bob and Alice are being chased by something/someone dangerous. They move into a new area, and the pursuit suddenly is nowhere to be found. What does the pursuer know that our heroes don't?

Chaosmark
February 25, 2012
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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Casting spells is a difficult, oftentimes dangerous task. Power can be attained in spades by those so inclined, but controlling it once unleashed is something else entirely. There are a number of different ways that the form of the spell, the spell matrix, can be encoded, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Chaosmark
February 4, 2012
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30 Steampunk Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

30 books to be found within a steampunk setting. Manuals, tomes, and blueprints galore!

Chaosmark
December 31, 2011
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Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

With bright light and 5 minutes burn time, this is required equipment for any cave-diver worth his salt.

Chaosmark
December 9, 2011
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Anaszti, Hands of the Blood God    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

A name shrouded in the mists of time. A scheme of pure genius. A relic of the Mage Wars.

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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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