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Scrasamax
October 23, 2006
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The Bestiary of Aterrizar    Systems  (Ecological)   (Specific)

Of creatures great and small

Scrasamax
October 22, 2006
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Ilar Harjor    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

Behold, the Mountain of the Snow Bunnies!

Scrasamax
October 21, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Saerith    Locations  (Continent)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Thus begins, a war, between kingdom and kingdom, between brother and brother, between generation and generation…

Scrasamax
October 18, 2006
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30 Brigands    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)

‘That’s a nice tunic you’ve got there, I think I’ll take it…’

Marv, the Brigand

Scrasamax
October 17, 2006
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Bindlestiff Roads    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me and I walk alone

Scrasamax
October 17, 2006
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30 Vagrants    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Travelers)

Vagrants, vagabonds, gaberlunzies, gypsies, thieves, beggars and more, presenting a list of 30 of the downtrodden and desperate.

Scrasamax
October 16, 2006
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Falhathian Currency    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Specific)

Be it salt, wheat, silk or gold, money is money lad.

Scrasamax
October 16, 2006
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Dame Lais Farthingale    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

‘Remember Lais and do your job well, perhaps one day you’ll be a Princess in a foreign land.’

The Promise of many a brothel keeper.

Scrasamax
October 16, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Modock the Magniloquent    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Dare you approach the great and mighty Modock! KNEEL!

Scrasamax
October 16, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 8 / 4.750000
The Questing Beasts    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

T’would take 30 hounds and a brace of knights to hunt a questing beast…

Scrasamax
October 12, 2006
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Ouzquin and Nantuin Xactaki    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Desert)

Worse than those of the Shattered Orb are those who have fallen from the Bright Path and Axtrami’s grace. Yet among them are some who have recieved the extreme blessing of Axtrami, to become glass themselves…

Scrasamax
October 11, 2006
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Church of Sciomachty    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)

‘The bigger the brain, the smaller the heart. What do wizards know of faith?’

anonymous quote

Scrasamax
October 11, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Mapother IV    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)

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

King Mapother IV quoting Provost Layton Frost

Scrasamax
October 10, 2006
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Tmesian Sorcery    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The art of putting spells within spells.

Scrasamax
October 9, 2006
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Uuthli Solen, The Island of Sapphires    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

Behold, the luminous isle of the Sapphire Eyed maidens

Scrasamax
October 8, 2006
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The White Lands    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The mists of the northlands are as incessant as the cries of the crows or the everpresent boughs of the multitudes of elm, oak, and yew.

Scrasamax
October 7, 2006
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Baldric and Frog's    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Should we fail to deliver a good promised within seven days, whence it arrives it shall be delivered free of all charges.

Baldric and Frog’s Semaine Promise

Scrasamax
October 7, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Galvinus Skreep    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)

Topaz you say, looks like a good quality citrine to me. I’ll give you 8 pieces of silver for it.

Galvinus driving a bargain.

Scrasamax
October 2, 2006
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Flask of Fire    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

I need a light for my pipe, pass me a flask of fire, mate.

Scrasamax
October 2, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 3.300000
Dollor Powder    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

Pass me a powder and a cup of wine

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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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