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Dragonlordmax
February 10, 2014
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The Town of Inexplicable Babies    Locations  (City)   (Any)

"Get me the sugar!" called Jack's wife. His heart skipped a beat as he stood before the cabinet. Holding his breath, he slowly opened it.... Dangit! A baby!

Dragonlordmax
September 9, 2013
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The Tower of NON    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

I know a guy who says he found a tower in the woods and saw a man fall out the window - straight up!

Dragonlordmax
September 7, 2013
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The Most Serene and Devoted Temple of the Moon    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Did you ever wonder where the moon comes from?

Dragonlordmax
December 23, 2011
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Random Castle History Tables    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

A handful of tables for randomly generating a colorful history for castles and other fortresses.

Dragonlordmax
September 7, 2009
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The Hub    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)

The Interstellar Highway of the Galaxy

Dragonlordmax
October 4, 2007
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The Lands Beyond    Locations  (World)   (Any)

Sort of a collaborative effort to create a world for the Citadel.

Dragonlordmax
October 2, 2007
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Kesthor, the Shattered Atheneum    Locations  (Ruins)   (Underground)

Knowledge is Power. That is, he who makes the knowledge, wields the power.

Dragonlordmax
August 2, 2007
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The Mausoleum    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Many cemetaries have a church sitting just outside their walls. One cemetary has a bar.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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