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Forganthus
June 7, 2013
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A Spell Called Catherine    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

When a wizard named Mendalus develops a spell that summons an obedient woman named Catherine--exactly like any other summoning spell--it creates chaos in the wizard-metropolis of Meltheria, as many interested parties struggle to understand the nature (and legality) of the Catherine spell, while vast fortunes hang in the balance.

Forganthus
June 6, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 3    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which gender is discussed, mothers are remembered, and sleep is finally found.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 2    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The pair enters the wasteland.  Goat cheese is eaten.  Names are exchanged.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 1    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which a slave is sold to an unpleasant customer.

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Garashino    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The City of Strangers.  The Beautiful City.  The City of Gold.  The City of Sharks.

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Vodai, the White Child    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

There are some types of evil that are not easily recognizable as such. Much like the mountain-top ascetic or the cloistered saint, there is no obvious sign of the darkness that lurks inside Vodai.

Forganthus
December 9, 2012
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Ghorion, the Weaponmaster    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

Ghorion was once one of the Three Troll Kings of the Cloudsteeth Mountains.  Undeath has only made him crueler, and much, much more powerful.

Forganthus
December 8, 2012
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The Awakened    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

"We're nothing new.  We've always been here.  YOU're the newcomers.  You're the animal that forgot that it was a man.  Stop crying, you animal, you sleepwalker!  If you opened your eyes for only an instant you would see that.  You're a race of amnesiacs, of dreaming children.  I said STOP CRYING!  You disgust me.  That's why I'm not going to explain anything else.  That's why you will die--screaming--without ever having truly woken up.  I will paint every inch of this floor with your blood."  

-An Awakened, formerly Ms. Albright, speaking to Albert Frond, immediately before his murder

Forganthus
November 29, 2012
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Non-Euclidean Architecture: Part 2    Systems  (Architectural)   (Specific)

In which more methods are expounded by which one may refine a dungeon to more sublime levels of confusion.  

This isn't nonsense--this is logic!

Forganthus
November 28, 2012
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Hagula    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

I try to avoid them if I can.  I see them sometimes herding their flocks of flabby grey creatures into and out of Boston harbor, and it always gives me the chills.  Briano tells me that they brought me back to life, but I can't remember it.  I can't remember a lot of stuff.  He also tells me that I was good friends with one of them once.  One of the ones that begs outside of Grand Island Bank for nickels or blood.  I can't tell you why I'm uncomfortable around them.  They're just fish.

Forganthus
November 22, 2012
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Psuedo-Imaginary Dinosaurs    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Forest/ Jungle)

We were crossing a ridge when Corgan was lifted off the ground by something.  "Shoot it!  Shoot the tyrannosaur!" he screamed as blood streamed from the puncture wounds that had opened up in belly.  I fired into the empty space above him to no effect.  Then Corgan's ragged corpse dropped to the forest floor, and I was alone.  Utterly alone.  There was no dinosaur.  There was nothing.

Forganthus
September 4, 2012
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Catbooks    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

After the sorceress Rigalene died, those going through her estate were puzzled.  Where were all her books?  And how would they find homes for all these cats?

Forganthus
August 31, 2012
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Tumble Melon Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A tree that sends roaming fruit on a singular quest.

Forganthus
August 31, 2012
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Anophelite, Male    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

a.k.a. Mosquito Man, a.k.a. Stirgili, a.k.a. Mansquito.

Forganthus
June 28, 2012
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The Hollows of Teragaius    Locations  (World)   (Underground)

A dangerous, alien plane where glowing frog-slimes slither and slurp, metal-skinned bird people rebuff diplomacy, and only the endless subterranean tunnels are safe (just mind the gravity-bending moles).  Visitors will have to skulk around in the dark to avoid the curse carried by the sunlight.  Because (have I mentioned?) the sun is the source of a powerful curse--one that covers the whole planet.

Forganthus
June 16, 2012
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How I Vote    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

When photons bounce off your subs and into my retinas, this is how my headmeats give me numerals.

Forganthus
June 14, 2012
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Just in Time    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

So you’ve finally done it.  With the best of intentions all around the table, your PCs have finally blundered into the blender like curious gerbils, and now they are hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.  They are doomed, unless you unleash Secret GM Gambit #4 on them.

Forganthus
June 13, 2012
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Mountain's Coin    Items  (Jewelry)   (Combat)

How the Clerics of Stone cheat death.

Forganthus
June 9, 2012
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Time Zombie    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Death is the fate of every birth, and life is only a brief loan of light before the eternal darkness swallows us.  The remaining years of life have been stolen from the creatures known as Time Zombies, who stalk the living in the hopes of stealing a few more years of precious life.

Forganthus
June 8, 2012
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The Lavei Family    NPCs  (Major)   (Agricultural)

A family of semi-retired doomsday cultists, just trying to live a quiet life while tending an apple orchard in the country.  Except with complications.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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