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StrangeLands
December 30, 2003
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Sir Albreck ke Yain    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

A heroic warrior who is not what he seems to be.

StrangeLands
December 28, 2003
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Utrik    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

A blessing can also be a curse - and the last thing the world needs is an Orcish confidence trickster with an enhanced intellect and a penchant for storybooks.

StrangeLands
December 27, 2003
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Rel Dhaedd    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A great warrior, cursed with an eternal life and a dark companion.

StrangeLands
December 21, 2003
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Vernae    Locations  (Water)   (Regional)

Vernae is a forested island which, centuries ago, became the home to refugees from the civilised lands far to the east.

StrangeLands
December 16, 2003
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Caps of Judgement    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

A pair of soft velvet skull caps which promote the virtues of rationality, logic and good judgement.

StrangeLands
December 15, 2003
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Aurinellian's Wedding Bands    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A pair of rings fashioned by the legendary Elven spellsmith Aurinellian.  Powerful but subtle enchantments bring the happy couple closer together.

StrangeLands
December 8, 2003
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A Mile In My Shoes    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

A short adventure synopsis for any party which is getting a little too big for it’s boots.

StrangeLands
December 8, 2003
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Circlet of Temporal Transmutation    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Created in the far future, then sent through a temporal rift to the ancient past by the Chronomage Cara, the Circlet is an artefact designed to focus a mage’s energies when attempting to manipulate time.

StrangeLands
December 8, 2003
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Amulet of Temporal Transmutation    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Created long ago by the Chronomage Cara, the Amulet is an artefact designed to focus a mage’s energies when attempting to manipulate time.

StrangeLands
December 7, 2003
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Cara    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Cara, the Chronomage, is a campaign villain who will threaten not only the PCs, not merely the universe, but the history of history itself.

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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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