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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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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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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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