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EchoMirage
December 10, 2005
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Braggu    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

They are the menace of the borderlands, travelling with their herds paths they used for millenia, and razing any signs of civilization in the process. When the winter is especially harsh or the summer unusually dry, they descend upon the heartlands of kingdoms like a plague, more a natural disaster than an enemy.

EchoMirage
December 10, 2005
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Dark Gnomish Evil or how to improve a hopeless race    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

Whether in pencil-and-paper, or on the computer (Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale), we’ve been plagued by the gnome stereotype of foolish inventor and chaotic law-infringing businessman. I guess it’s time to change that. I’ve decided to throw a bone: help me make the gnomes a race worth featuring in an RPG.

EchoMirage
December 7, 2005
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Elemental Affinities    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

As a way of defining your character better

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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The Monroi    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Pride. Strength. Skill.
These are the values of the Monroi, woven into their very being - for them, battle is not just self-preservation, but a need.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Votes: 16 / 4.062500
The Dunshar    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Seldom does one see a Dunshar “nude”, as an amorphous masses of jelly.  They can animate mud, earth, stone or metal, and use them as a body to shield their fragile self.

EchoMirage
November 17, 2005
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Luxury items    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

The high society, the creme dela creme, waste often a great amount of money on luxuries and amusement. In a fantasy world, there is sure more to throw out heaps of money for than fancy clothes, shiny jewels and fast horses, mansions and wars…

EchoMirage
November 13, 2005
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Small People in the Big City    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

When society keeps getting more cosmopolitan, cities of mixed racial makeup start to appear. Neighborhoods dedicated to specific races will occur.

EchoMirage
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Let's play cricket    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

There are large and small crickets, each was unique.

EchoMirage
November 8, 2005
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Sunfire Laerti    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Sacred bird of Raelis, the Sunfire Laerti is a bird of prey, a perfect flyer and fearless predator.

EchoMirage
October 20, 2005
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Thoktu Masif    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The place where the Sun-Lord Tacontar first spoke to his flock, and centre of his religion, heart and soul of a nation.

EchoMirage
September 19, 2005
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Ecore    Locations  (Water)   (City)

Concealed in a fold of space, there, watching, lies, a haven - refuge for a select few, as well as the most precious thing in the world.

EchoMirage
June 17, 2005
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Of Roses and Thorns    Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)

Should you wish to pluck a rose, or to caress it, beware its thorns, its dangerous beauty.

EchoMirage
May 27, 2005
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Jardan , the Oak Sage    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

A man of the city in the wild, a man of coin stands at nature’s side? Can this go well, can it bear fruit? Will he be worthy, will duty take root?

EchoMirage
May 24, 2005
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Kira Savarin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Tainted. Witch. Hellspawn. Freak. Monster. How often does one have to hear this until ... she makes the decision to stand up, stand up for them all?

EchoMirage
May 11, 2005
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The Pilgrim's Torch    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

A symbol of the guardina of the faithful, the Pilgrim’s Torch is carried from one holy site to another, ensuring the safety and continuity of the faith..

EchoMirage
May 9, 2005
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Votes: 19 / 4.973684
The Temple of the First Man    Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A place more holy than any other

EchoMirage
April 4, 2005
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Arron and Cinthra    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

Two unlikely people. An unlikely pair. An unlikely love.

EchoMirage
March 14, 2005
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Caerrven's Regret    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)

Salvation to oneself is bought through the salvation of others…

EchoMirage
January 13, 2005
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Sanguine Widowmaker    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

A tool of war, given free will to foster stife and conflict, that used that very same free will to become a messenger of peace.

EchoMirage
December 4, 2004
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Voonsai    NPCs  (Major)   (Natural)

Has your kid been acting strangely? Returning home late at night, bearing bruises and clothes torn? Something else than puberty may be the reason.

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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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