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ephemeralstability
January 17, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.678571
The Clock of Shadows    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

In the darkness in the south transept of the Cathedral of Isielles stands the resplendent Clock of Shadows. It tells more than just the time of day…

ephemeralstability
September 20, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
The Old Kingdom    Locations  (Plains)   (Regional)

The Old Kingdom, a realm in a four-hundred year quarantine.

ephemeralstability
September 20, 2003
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.375000
The Old Kingdom Plots    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Plots for use with the Old Kingdom setting.

ephemeralstability
September 19, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.944444
The Nomads    Plots  (Travel)   (Multi-Storyline)

The nomads are a neglected people, universally hated and persecuted. Let your characters experience this life…

ephemeralstability
September 19, 2003
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Fall from Grace    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

Revolution is upon them. Like a worm-riddled timber the Kingdom is rife with discontent, and the aristocrats are being evicted, their castles burnt and ruined. For those who escape, life looks bleak…

ephemeralstability
June 18, 2003
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 23 / 4.826087
Masque of Confusion    Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)

Unknown to anyone, a glamorous ball for the Duke of Erezi will turn into a confusing and chaotic bloodbath.

ephemeralstability
June 18, 2003
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Comments: 33
Ideas: 0
Votes: 23 / 3.913043
Muzzled Mouse    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

Sometimes locks need that extra sharp fingernail to twist the catch. Sometimes a thief might find himself locked in a prison with a wooden door. The Muzzled Mouse is a hideous little tool which helps one in such situations…

ephemeralstability
May 14, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.000000
Winds and waters keep...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

“Winds and waters keep,
a hush more dead than any sleep”
- W. Allingham, Ruined Chapel.

The trade ships from Menast have failed to arrive, but why?

ephemeralstability
May 6, 2003
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Eris's Pool    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

An icky sideline plot to a forest adventure.

ephemeralstability
April 26, 2003
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.444444
Egg Cup of Summoning    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

This looks like an elaborately fashioned wooden egg-cup, but it is a powerful magical tool, used mainly by witches to conjure up spirits and familiars.

ephemeralstability
April 19, 2003
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Ami    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)

A bitter lady of the night, who has found a better occupation: removing the lives of those who once used her.

ephemeralstability
April 18, 2003
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.366667
Unmanned vessel    Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)

An enigmatic ship arrives through the mists…

ephemeralstability
March 15, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.300000
Quill of Fine Writing    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

An expertly crafted quill pen which enhances the efficacy of spells on the scrolls it is used to write.

ephemeralstability
March 11, 2003
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.500000
Alexir the Melancholic    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

A melancholy bard, with good reason.

ephemeralstability
March 11, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.750000
Catacombs    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Silent voices in the catacombs of hush demand call out to the King in his sleep. He awakes, pale as bone, raving and delusional, whispering of the Retribution of the Charred Skulls. The servants look on horrified at their foaming lord…

ephemeralstability
March 2, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.272727
Tact    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The players are diplomats: ambassadors to a distant, unstable realm. The promise of security that came with King Addarron is suddenly shattered by his assassination. The ambassadors are caught up in the ensuing intrigue-riddled politics…

ephemeralstability
January 19, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Painted Egg    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A colourfully painted egg which, when tapped, hatches to perform a magical cantrip, usually useful, sometimes harmful…

ephemeralstability
December 26, 2002
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 22 / 4.545455
The Great Gate of Calast    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

The Great Gate of Calast is not like other gates. It’s got a mind of its own…

ephemeralstability
December 26, 2002
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.687500
The Piecewise Librarian    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A disembodied hand enthralled by an evil wizard to fetch books for him.

ephemeralstability
October 14, 2002
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Deterrent    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

The two great continents of the world are bitterly at war and they have been busy creating the ultimate weapon. But the Chromatic Council of Colour Dragons are aware…

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My Friend, the Orcish Warlord

       By: Wulfhere

Many games draw moral lines in bold colors, where the real world is not so easy to categorize. Suppose that the player characters are faced with an overwhelming foe? Even unsavory allies such as orcish barbarians may be better than no allies at all. More disturbing, these allies may be honestly friendly to the PCs when all is done, overcoming barriers of race and religion. Will the PCs remain friendly with the bloodthirsty humanoid tribesmen when their mutual foes are defeated? Some would expect the tribes to betray them, but after the characters have honestly won their respect, even orcs may not be all bad.

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