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Pieh
April 15, 2012
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Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)

In the strangest parts of The Ocean, the Lojcreltians are born. Beings of weirdness and cosmic balance so profound they can alter reality.

Pieh
April 15, 2012
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Familiar Elementals    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

A very brief look at some minor Elemental familiars.

Pieh
October 30, 2011
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Laughter of the Fallen    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

Maddoc sat amid a pile of unrecognizable corpses. Men, Dwarves, Orcs, you couldn't tell. He periodically took a stab at one with his new knife and screamed, "STOP LAUGHING AT ME!"

Pieh
October 30, 2011
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Olla-Taur The White Fang    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A symbol of desired peace among the Flame and the Frost. The White Fang is a amplifier of chill winds and a pacifier of burning hearts, in the right hands.

Pieh
August 9, 2011
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The Box    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Other)

The Box is a Hell of isolation, claustrophobia and imprisonment. Where you will find many who fear tight spaces.

Pieh
August 7, 2011
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My Notes on Shadow as a Component of Magic    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Ah, yes. The darkest of nights and the reflection of a casting light. In Shadow lies the powers of stealth and silence, the ultimate tool for a secretive victory.

Pieh
August 7, 2011
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Strolenati Origins Pamphlet: Manfred    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

There is a being we know as Manfred. His generators of randomness have aided the Citadel in times of need, but what of his career as a time-traveller? This is the first in a series uncovering the secret origins of famed Strolenati members. I fear I must type quickly, there are those who wouls not want you to read this. Will you crawl deeper into the rabbit hole?

Pieh
April 21, 2011
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Scorch-Born    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

One way of getting here, The Concave, is through conflagration of your Soul. Not a nice way to arrive, but at least you'll have the benefit of a guide, unlike most others.

Pieh
April 12, 2011
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The Ocular Court    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Trans World)

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

Pieh
April 12, 2011
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The Twin Orbs of Poverty and Wealth    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

The curse of poverty is very real, and sometimes you are forced to learn the error of your ways before you can break its shackles.

Pieh
March 30, 2011
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Dust of Sages    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

When a thousand years of dust settled upon the worked stone floor of The Grey Tomb, a new sage was born. A creature, of dust, time, age, wisdom. The dust that was once the bodies of ancient wise men. It coalesced and swirled into being, small and wispy, dry as its home. It mutters words of wisdom for no one to hear. Begging its dark home for a soul to learn from.

Pieh
March 26, 2011
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My Notes on Blood as a Component of Magic    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Blood. Ah, yes. Blood. Such a wonderful tool when you know how to use it. Welcome, my friend, to the wonderful world of Blood Magic.

Pieh
March 26, 2011
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Tome of the Ancient Kingdom    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Elders say there was once a great kingdom here. Yes, in this field of cattle, void of rubble or debris. Now, there are just a few fences and a barn for the bovine herd. At the most, you'll find some fresh dung. No treasures or artifacts of bygone ages here. What fate could have befallen such a place, as to leave no trace? Come closer, and I will show you...

Pieh
February 7, 2011
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The Fallen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

There are a number of ways to reach The Concave; it seems that falling is one of them, but falling from where?

Pieh
December 21, 2010
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Ithyqonian Frost Giants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

"Are you lost in the frost?" A lone giant speaks, a cloud of chill air escaping his blue-lipped mouth.

In the distance, through a thick fog, you can see more of them coming out a cave lit by blue light. Almost like a portal to the netherworld is it’s eerie glow. You can feel fear growing in your belly. These aren’t normal giants. Their skin is blue, their hair and eyes silver. Stone jewelry hangs about their bodies making them look like brickwork monsters.

"Tiny man," The leader speaks, icicles breaking and falling from his jowls. "What brings you so far north?"

Pieh
December 7, 2010
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Spear-Sucker    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

The crafty Murdholm Dwarf had not seen these new shields. Fools, he though, bigger shields won't help you when you swing like a bear.

*Thrust*

He felt the spear being yanked from his grasp. Before he knew it, his own spear slipped back to him, into him, point first.

Pieh
November 22, 2010
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Horng Poh-Buh, The Bloodiest Cloth    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Red-Wind Rag; Trappings of a Bloody Death; A Malevolent Sheet of Scarlet and Ichor.

Pieh
November 22, 2010
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Sonorous Aquaticus: The Beasts of Thunder Reef    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Welcome, Lads, to Thunder Reef. A marvel of magical energies existing in harmony with the local fauna. Here, in Thunder Reef, you can find a large variety of oceanic creatures just overflowing with sonic energy. From the lowly Cacophony Crab, to the mighty Thunder-Squid, we will be taking a look at all of them today.

Pieh
November 20, 2010
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The Gurgleplatt Coven    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Welcome to Uhgramudd, you'll never find a more disgusting, remote, fly-ridden, swampy Hell than this. Get in, kill the Lizards, grab the loot, get out. Simple, right?

This is an introductory low-level adventure I use to get familiar with players I meet online, to see if our play styles clash in any way. So far, it has weeded out a few undesirables and scored a few keepers. I am quite satisfied with the layout and have run it multiple times, with slight variations for level/abilities of the player characters.

Pieh
November 13, 2010
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Harvester of Eyes    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)

He had done it a hundred times, taken eyes. It was so easy by now, he rarely used a spoon or knife, but, with his own fingers, would pilfer those beautiful orbs from the skulls of the deceased...

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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