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ephemeralstability
April 24, 2011
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Tunguska Dreaming    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

A (fairly sketchy) outline of a one-off adventure I ran based around the (time-honoured/hackneyed) Tunguska Event of 1908. As such it is quite specific (hopefully not hackneyed) and will probably best serve as a specimen for dissection to get those parts you can use in your own adventures. But then this is an Ideas Guild after all...

ephemeralstability
January 15, 2007
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De Librorum    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

I don’t know if I posted about it before, but I have always wanted to run an adventure set in a library. The following is a sketch of an unusual premise and a possible plot-hook.

ephemeralstability
August 1, 2004
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Restoration    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The PCs find themselves on a diplomatic mission, to return the Statue of Helce to the country from whom it was stolen long ago. They soon find themselves tied up in conspiracy, guerilla warfare and a surprising amount of molten rock…

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2004
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Escape from the Kitchens    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

A huge castle whose foundations are crumbling…A murderer on the run in the caverns below.

ephemeralstability
June 30, 2004
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Discipline    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs are hired to remove splinters of discontent and desertion from the feet of the Prince’s Army…

ephemeralstability
April 22, 2004
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The Uneasy Sleep    Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)

Some things remember well. The stones of the Chambers of Nul soaked up the terror of the encarcerated victims and even now remember it, slowly releasing it like sweat. The buried city of Mastad remembers the cries of its citizens as they were crushed, and still they can be heard on the wind.

So it is with the Bed. Over the centuries it has sat in this room it has been host to some interesting guests, and each has left an…impression. Every sleepless night, every troubled thought: the Bed remembers it all. And if you were to spend a night in its downy pillows, you might remember some of it too…

ephemeralstability
September 20, 2003
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The Old Kingdom Plots    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Plots for use with the Old Kingdom setting.

ephemeralstability
September 19, 2003
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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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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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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
May 14, 2003
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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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Eris's Pool    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

An icky sideline plot to a forest adventure.

ephemeralstability
April 18, 2003
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Unmanned vessel    Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)

An enigmatic ship arrives through the mists…

ephemeralstability
March 11, 2003
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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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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
October 14, 2002
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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…

ephemeralstability
September 23, 2002
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Secret Life of the Assassin    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

A double life as a city guard and a master assassin may prove the most difficult of all when a PC is asked to solve a murder he committed.

ephemeralstability
September 15, 2002
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Spiteful Spate    Plots  (Nature)   (Side-Quest)

Based on a true story. The players seek refuge from a storm in a village inn, but are they safe from the elements that they were fleeing?

ephemeralstability
August 25, 2002
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Metamorphosis    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

A PC awakes in a cell plastered with blood. On the floor lies a crucifix necklace. She escapes, chased by the guards and soon the terrible truth of her situation dawns on her…

ephemeralstability
August 11, 2002
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The Daedalus Factor    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

The Despotic Queen of Shiant has decreed that a competition will take place in the month of Oconerry. She will have built a labyrinth through which the contenders must pass in order to win the ultimate prize: her hand in marriage.

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Cold Comfort

       By: Murometz

Cold Comfort is a long-sword of star-steel, its blade giving off a wan, blueish light. Its grip is wrapped tightly in snow-serpent hide, and its pommel bears a single opalescent gemstone.

This blade is enchanted in such a way, that whoever wields it, begins to fall completely and irrevocably "in love" with the weapon. This love does not manifest itself as the expected reverence and bond formed between any warrior and his weapon, but as a deeper, truer love, one has for a soul-mate of the same species! The longer the wielder carries Cold Comfort the stronger and more disturbing this love becomes, and only the most powerful of magicks can potentially break the sword's insidious spell. The blade's owner will even speak to and coo to the weapon, convinced that the sword understands and returns this epic love.

If the blade's wielder somehow loses the weapon or has it taken away, they will become inconsolable, and will predictably go to "ends of the earth and back" to retrieve it at any cost. Such is the weapon's curse that even separation from it does not damper the feelings the owner has for the sword. Legends tell of several distraught and mind-addled knights who even years after losing the blade, still wander the country-side searching for their lost love. And woe be to the "new lover" if and when they find him or her.

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