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Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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101 Knightly Orders    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

If ever you need a random-roll for what type of knight a character faces in tournament, or just new ideas, what follows is a great big list (some with further descriptions and nicknames) of different sorts of knights.

Some of the names of locations & faiths are from Midian, but these are easily changed to fit different campaign settings.

Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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Torture and Execution--Devices and Methods    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

There are a lot of bad people out there.  That is why we must torture you:  to keep you safe.

Many and varied are the ways of extracting a confession or ending a criminal’s life, and the one usually follows the other.

Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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Four Rings    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

This is a quartet of low-magic rings that can be used separately or as a set.

Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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Suicide flies    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

"Gak!  Cough!  I just swallowed a bug."

Kinslayer
September 24, 2008
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Away From Table Chart    Plots  (Travel)   (Side-Quest)

This random-roll chart is designed for those times when a player unexpectedly misses a game session.  What is their character doing while everyone else is out on an adventure?

Kinslayer
January 28, 2008
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Host of Battle    Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (World Wide)

These Trolls travel land and sea in an eternal search for their next war. The Host of Battle—for they have no other name for themselves—is part mercenary army, part ethnicity.

Kinslayer
January 25, 2008
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Concise Compendium of Codices    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Though several copies are known to exist, ultimately this is the title of a singular book.  It sits in the office of The Librarian—the Demon that oversees the Library of Citadel.  The Concise Compendium of Codices contains a listing of every known book ever printed.

Kinslayer
January 24, 2008
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The Prophecies of Aeriolaineus the Sage    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This millennia-old book is one of the most famous books of prophecy in all of the realms, second only to the Book of the Cannon itself, and takes the front seat in the minds of most as the quintessential book foretelling the future.

But all is not as it seems

Kinslayer
December 4, 2005
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City Image - Gaslight    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

The city of pipes and light is in the Byzant Empire

Kinslayer
November 22, 2005
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Midian Religions, Faiths, & Beliefs    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Midian is a dark fantasy game. Most churches in Midian are moral belief structures & guidelines rather than a system that contains a deific figurehead (or many such) and an afterlife.

Kinslayer
November 21, 2005
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Gregory Merchant    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Gregory Merchant is an art dealer in Daggersford. He is well-versed in art, history, and art history, but rarely brings these subjects up other than in context of a sale.  His sales technique is very low-pressure, and he is content to let people browse his shop. There are a few small statues available, but the shop focuses on paintings of various sizes, values, and significance. He seems perpetually distracted.  Is it a ruse?

Kinslayer
November 19, 2005
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Fog of Mills Park    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

While travelling through an unfamiliar area of the city at night, it it easy for one to become quite lost.  Though this is an upper-class residential neighbourhood just east of downtown, the streets wind, twist, and turn in upon themselves in a rather chaotic fashion.

Kinslayer
November 19, 2005
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Gardens of Ardales    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The wealthy landowners of Ardales began to grow personal gardens on their flat rooftops.  The shade helped cool the buildings. The competition renewed among the aristocracy for the lushest garden.  Over time, the increased population caused an increase in building density, especially in the city’s heart.

Kinslayer
November 19, 2005
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Revenants    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

The religious assassins known as the revenants are some of the most effective killers in Midian.

Kinslayer
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - Invaders on The Shore    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

... some invaders come full-force, and are a previous unknown to the current inhabitants.  Either way, the world will change.

Kinslayer
November 15, 2005
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Chae Il Seung    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Chae lives to serve, and ultimately die in that service, if need be.  As a Bushi-Killian warrior in the service to Lord Kim, he focuses upon his given missions & tries very hard to stay part of the crowd. When on assignment, Chae is a relentless, dedicated, slayer of men.

Kinslayer
November 15, 2005
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Sharry    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Sharry is a typical Formourian street urchin.  Her name is a corruption of her given name, Michele of Ryanhold (where she’s from).  She gets by on scrounging for scraps, begging, and the occassional opportunistic theft.

Kinslayer
November 15, 2005
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Crunk    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Travelers)

Crunk is a typical sailor aboard the privateer Blue Raider.  The ship sails from Formour, but like most of its crew, Crunk is from Osterre.  As a Half-Orck, Crunk always has something to prove, and a chip on his shoulder large enough to throw his posture off.

Kinslayer
November 14, 2005
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Temple District -1    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The work is being done on the largest temple of Stryfe ever constructed.  So massive is this project, that it could not have been placed within the city’s walls without displacing a large portion of Gnopolis’s inhabitants.

Kinslayer
November 13, 2005
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Vapour spider    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Spiders of the moonlight, weaving webs of smoke, mist, and moonbeams.

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       By: ephemeralstability

THE GNOMES OF UDNALOR: Part II

Having left the hush of the upper halls, and crossed the depths of the Braeth (an underground river, which is not all that deep because bear in mind we're talking about gnomes here), you would find yourself in Wattling Street, the main road through Udnalor. It's actually a long, well-worn passageway which opens out eventually into the City Centre. The gnome-buildings branch off Wattling Street as small burrows or caverns with boulder-blocked doorways for privacy. You can find armourers and smiths (though their armour tends to be on the small side for humans to buy) and many other types of trader.

There are many streets, ginnels and cooies which run off Wattling Street, the most famous probably being Smell Street, the domain of the infamous gnomish alchemists, the eponymous smell being very distinctive: the stench of cooking fungus, the aroma of subterranean spices, the pungent reek of rotting carcasses (used in some of the more notorious experiments). An encounter with an alchemist can really be spiced up (excuse the pun) if you have a well-stocked herb cupboard, and actually make up the potions, elixirs and draughts as they are ordered by characters.

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