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ephemeralstability
July 13, 2002
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The Disappearance    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Two sly-looking men turn up in town accompanied by a third man who says very little and who they don’t allow to be seen much.

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2002
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The Sleeping Mines of Elathon    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

The war has returned. But now the enemies of the enemy are no longer dwarfs. Men must stand against the host, and to do so they need weapons. The mines of the dwarfs in the Elathon valley must be re-opened, and their fruits mined.

ephemeralstability
June 29, 2002
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The Trial    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

This adventure is based around a witchcraft trial. The (innocent) witches have to adventure around trying to collect evidence and witnesses to prove their innocence, which is surprisingly difficult when people slam their doors and window-shutters out of suspicion whenever you hove into view. The prosecutors have to get witnesses who can testify to having seen the witches at their satanic practices.

ephemeralstability
June 27, 2002
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Kalorsan    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

~ I’k atal si hen-uethian Kalorsani, hnath uetht-er k’atal Lueni.
~ To spill the blood of the Kalorsan is to spill the blood of men.

ephemeralstability
June 27, 2002
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Votes: 10 / 3.250000
Vespae    Plots  (Nature)   (Multi-Storyline)

The characters are wasps from the devastated nest of Ys’drktha. The other survivors from the cataclysm are being held and tortured in the pits of the neighbouring Ak’thaan nest, being slowly dismembered and eaten by drone wasps or fed to the writhing masses of larvae.

ephemeralstability
June 18, 2002
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The Wyrde Woods    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

Deep in the woods, something has gone wrong. Travellers are disappearing like flies and the townspeople are wary of passing under its shady eaves.

ephemeralstability
May 28, 2002
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The Blue Books: Part II    Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)

The conclusion to “The Blue Books: Part I”, in which the characters are arrested, condemned to death, escape, find out the awful nature of the Blue Books and must face the arch-Necromancer Alcylar Ahem Zed in his Ziggurat Maze. And they might just be in for a surprise…

ephemeralstability
May 28, 2002
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Queen Ari the Reluctant    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

She has everything: stunningly good looks, sharp brains and oodles of power: she's going to be a Queen. The only drawback is that she doesn't want to be a Queen.

ephemeralstability
May 27, 2002
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City of Rivals    Plots  (Crisis)   (Multi-Storyline)

Trade in the City of Erezzi has long been dominated by two rival consortiums: La Mace d’Ars (the Crimson Mace) and L’Orzi Verci (the Ebony Ring). But the two are forever at each others throats. In 1282 membership of such an organisation was made illegal and both went underground. Now with a quasi-mafioso presence they pervade the city’s businesses, providing security for their members, but causing sectarian tensions between communities.

ephemeralstability
May 23, 2002
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The Blue Books: Part I    Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)

The characters are stranded on an island, where a wizard, corrupted by the powers of the first Blue Book, has been killed by his own magical experiments. They will discover the awful truth that lurks in his subterranean workshop, and a seed of evil will be sown…

ephemeralstability
May 2, 2002
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Jousting with Sky Wolves    Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)

The characters must travel to Muspells-heim, the Nordic underworld, to find Wanrefax (DarkMane) the Black Dragon, subdue him, and ride him to joust with the Sky Wolves, releasing the sun from the cavernous belly of Hati

ephemeralstability
May 1, 2002
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Winter of Discontent    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Single-Storyline)

The characters are unwittingly embroiled in a rebel organisation, and must lead the Black Shield fighters to victory against the evil Halar, seeking out new hideouts, rescuing people from towns and generally doing what Robin Hood would have done in their situation.

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Great Magic and Ruination

       By: rickster

With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.

Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".

* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...

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