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Moonlake
September 6, 2016
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4 Sentences NPC Generator    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Content for the 4 Sentences NPC Generator (original idea accruing to Mourn over at the 4 Sentences Tool)

Moonlake
June 21, 2015
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Chinese Lore- Weapons, Myths and Others    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)

The one-stop Codex to peruse Chinese lore at your leisure. Eventually, this collection would include: weapons (blades, spears and bows), instruments (a particular type of string instrument known as the guqin), horses, myths (creation myths, legendary figures and folklore stories) and others (lifeforms, historical ranking systems and other topics subject to author whims and popular demand).

Moonlake
June 8, 2015
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Chinese Mythical Life forms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources

Moonlake
May 9, 2015
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A compendium of different Chinese ranking systems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

An overview of various ranking system in ancient China (main sources used come from the Chinese version of Wiki)

Moonlake
January 26, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 14    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 20, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 13    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 16, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 12    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 10, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 11    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 9, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 3    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 1, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 10    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 31, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 9    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 27, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 8    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 20, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 7    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 19, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 6    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 18, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A Codex to hold all Chapters of my novel together in one place and show some of the behind-the-scenes work I had done on it

Moonlake
December 15, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 5    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 13, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 4    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 13, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 2    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 13, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 1    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 13, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Prologue    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

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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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