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EchoMirage
October 5, 2014
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30 Alien Races    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

To all space explorers, rogue traders and Federation colonisation and expeditionary force officers!

Thirty new alien species have been discovered. You are well-advised to inform yourselves, as to engage these entities correctly, without risk of harm to yourself or to the interests of Terra.

Ten of the described species are human in origin, yet modified to such a degree that they no longer need to be considered human.

Another ten are civilisation-building aliens competing with Terra for available space.

The final ten entries are remarkable life forms that display sapience, without using it to create civilisations. Caution is advised.

EchoMirage
August 24, 2012
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The Shrouding Kin    Items  (Clothes)   (Sentient)

You shall carry your sibling, be his support and guide.
He shall be your shelter, guardian, aegis firm.
United you stand, divided you fall.

EchoMirage
December 8, 2011
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Meles the Tenacious    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Meles, the eyes in midnight bands
the plagues would see him dead
yet Meles, his brood unchained
they ate the plagues instead

EchoMirage
September 20, 2011
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Rubikon RT-4 Modular Tank    Items  (Transports)   (Combat)

The blast of charged particles tore into one of the entrenched tanks, then from the 'Mech's other barrel-arm into its mate emerging from behind a corner.
Commander Ratzelle had to admit - letting the rookie ride in the Warhammer was not such a bad choice after all; indeed was he a crack shot.
"Ha! There it goes, blown into pieces! We'll never see their sorry asses again!"
"I wouldn't be so sure about that, greenhorn" the lance leader replied. "Get ready for clean-up! We have to root them out by nightfall!"

EchoMirage
April 7, 2011
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The Crowns of Glory    Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)

Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.

EchoMirage
March 14, 2011
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The Tree of Bone    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

High above the lands of the living, where frost and howling of the wind reign, the morbid monument to a faith long dead calls the deceased on a last pilgrimage.

EchoMirage
January 1, 2011
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The Keeper of Dark Dreaming    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Mystical)

Once one of their number, the eternal outcast wishes to take from the Elves what they hold dearest - their dreams, their past, their future.

EchoMirage
November 27, 2010
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The Daughters of Alesta    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Beau yet alien, the soldier-concubines of Aerazad, the Returned King, are a glowing reminder that a new order reigns in Eversea.

EchoMirage
November 21, 2010
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The Saintmakers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

“Swiftly, repent! The Saintmaker is coming!”

EchoMirage
October 24, 2010
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30 Tieflings and the Gifts they bestow    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

For your pleasure and entertainment, here we present, thirty fiendlings seasoned with a whiff of brimstone, teasingly clad in shadow, accompanied by tunes played on pipes of angel-bone; likewise do we tell of the gifts they might bestow upon one in their favor.

So get them before Hell freezes over!

EchoMirage
September 4, 2010
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Unthar, the Sun of the Dead    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

From beyond through veils sublime

Pass ghostly, o umbral shine

Illuminate in shadow, fade colors, so fallow

Dark dreaming does bidding thine

EchoMirage
July 5, 2010
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Cantara, the Voice of the Dragon    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

In the Time of Dying Stars, countless children warped by the black rain were slain after birth as monsters and hellspawn. A special one lived, to her dismay.

EchoMirage
November 6, 2009
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Farrach, Flamekin    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
In the castle of Stagstone high

from every chimney and fireplace nigh

with a mischievous smile

and the occasional vile

a congenial ember surpises you: "Hi!"
EchoMirage
October 28, 2009
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The Ecto-Burner    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Fiery doom in two handy barrels. Unsurpassed destructive power. Comes with a five shot warranty.

EchoMirage
April 9, 2009
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30 Treemen    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

What is a forest’s firm support, yet walks ‘round on its own accord?
What’s possessed of a titan’s might, stands before you, yet out of sight?
What soundly spanks with gnarled root a behind that is not good?

EchoMirage
April 3, 2009
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Pinker and Strotz    Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Regional)

A spell for a penny

EchoMirage
April 2, 2009
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The Haven of Voices    Locations  (Establishment)   (Space)

The hallmark of a new Alliance; a safe place for the men of words to meet.

EchoMirage
March 23, 2009
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Scorpio 2.4 Hovertank    Items  (Other)   (Combat)

A sleek design that fits a considerable punch into a slim package, the Scorpio is a Hovertank hated by both sides of a conflict, for different reasons.

EchoMirage
February 25, 2009
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Lady Argent    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Lithe she was, an elfin maiden, and her blades were like lunes shine
yet her heart was for me barren, she longed for darkness, was not mine

- Alinastro of Skystone

EchoMirage
December 3, 2008
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The Denari Iron Legion    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Steel is the herald of dawn. Steel is the slayer of tyrants. Steel is the bringer of liberty. Steel shall prevail.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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