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Scrasamax
August 26, 2006
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The MuroMax Codex    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The compiled works of MuroMax, the collaborative entity of Murometz and Scrasamax, the Mythmaker and the Mechanic.

Scrasamax
August 26, 2006
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Saint Oblat the Maimed    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

Ye Olde English
Oblat - A soldier who, grown impotent or maimed in service, hath maintenance or the benefit of a monk’s place assigned him in an abbey

Scrasamax
August 25, 2006
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Iacon    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)

From this day forth, let Iacon be free from the tyranny of the gods and their chosen!

Inaugeral speech of Provost Layton Frost

Scrasamax
August 25, 2006
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The K'tonian Hegemony    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Trans World)

The legacy of K’ton can be seen in the spinning gear, in the spring, in the sliding weight, and in the wonderous ships that glide through the air.

Scrasamax
August 24, 2006
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30 Mages    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Mystical)

30 slingers of spells, vendors of enchantment, and bizarrement.

Scrasamax
August 23, 2006
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The Sidereal Calendar    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A composite calendar devised by magi based on the movement of the stars rather than the movement of the moon or the sun.

Scrasamax
August 22, 2006
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Tagliabue's Tete-a-tete    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

Tete-a-tete, adjective:

1. Private; confidential; familiar.
2. A private conversation between two people.
3. A short sopha intended to accommodate two persons.

Scrasamax
August 20, 2006
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The Elven Art of War    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Elven soldiers, elven armies? What a human, and therefore shortsighted, idea…

Athiyk student quote

Scrasamax
August 20, 2006
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Gaberlunz    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

Most cities have long and storied histories, tales of nobles and intrigue, places in cultural, social, or military history. Gaberlunz in one of those places that by various circumstances has avoided any pretense of greatness.

Scrasamax
August 13, 2006
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Zufa, god of Misplaced Things    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Zufa is a trickster god, one who is cursed daily by those who suffer from his minor inconveniences.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2006
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Princess Steel    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The champion of the Goddess of War!

Scrasamax
August 7, 2006
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il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger    Items  (Armor)   (Villanous)

Dedicated to the gods of death and darkness…

Scrasamax
August 3, 2006
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Markus the Black    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Do as thou Will…

Scrasamax
July 21, 2006
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Cyborgula    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

Half robot, half vampire

All woman!

Scrasamax
July 20, 2006
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Sincewela    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Eww…take a look at that nasty beast!

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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The Haint    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Having spent many years facing the Swollen Shadow and it’s lieutenants, the dwarven resistance fighter Vars is one of the few people who could be considered an authoritative source on the most active and malevolent of the Shadow’s Minions, the Haints.

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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The Shadow...Swollen    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

With the evil in the hearts of men…

The Shadow grows

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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The Shadow Toybox    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The items exemplary of the Swollen Shadow Codex

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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City Image - Chiaroscuro    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The City of Shadows itself…

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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Gazzo Sleep-Eye    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Neither here nor there, the City of Shadows borders on the twilight of existance…

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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