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Michael Jotne Slayer
November 20, 2007
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The Anklar Blades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Cursed swords that bring bad fortune to whoever wields them. Or are they?

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Disgusting Treasures    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Here is a list of those not-so-attractive treasures that the PC’s might find on their quests.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 2, 2006
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Tobbacos, Ingridients and mind altering herbs.    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

Tobbacos, ingridients and mind altering herbs etc.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 28, 2005
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Ko-Ho baccie    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

This strange tobacco mixture that natives of Ankorill use
for both traditional ceremonies and everyday events.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Ankorillian weaponry    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)

The weapons of the Ankorill Warriors and their uses.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Pu-Da    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Pu-Da are called Clubs in the rest of the world. Among the Ankorillian weaponry are different types of clubs for use in close combat.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Paha    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Ankorillian warriors carries, on a regular basis, Na-ha (spears) and many different types of Pahas (daggers). However, these are not daggers as most people think of them.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Haio-Mano (Shark tooth weapons)    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Haio-Mano means “A shark’s lei”. These Ankorillian weapons are particularly effective and devastating.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Antiago spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A spear that reflects the life of it’s owner trough small Haiku like poems. As the soldier lives his life the spear casts a shadow of his great exploits. Small runes are carefully etched in the ash shaft after a great battle or another important event in the warriors life.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 21, 2005
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Khartand    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Khartand is the oldest and most characteristic of the Taklamar knife weapons.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 17, 2005
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Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Every item does not need to be POWERFUL… EXOTIC… MYTHIC, but it does need to be interesting or useful. After all, if the item is not useful in some way…. why did anyone take the time and materials to make it?

Michael Jotne Slayer
August 24, 2004
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Thrar Stones    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

These are not ordinary gems, these are Thrar Stones. They are rocks that have been caught in the trunks of growing trees. Over thousands of years they are forged from stone to gem.

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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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