A huge blue and white marble building
The baths are co-ed and truly decadent. But the steam room is where all the excitement is. On first entering steam room the overwhelming heat will be stifling. But as you stay in the steam ,you will have the urge to add more and more heat and the smiling attendant will be happy to oblige.The room becomes more and more steam filled until you can barely see the hand in front of your face.Then shapes will form in the mist, some more solid than others. Historical figures will come from the past and think you are among their closest friends.
They will tell tales of the old days and give clues to further mysteries of the city. They will be oblivious to the pc's true identities Go to Comment
These men have dominoes for eyes that will match up when 2 are standing side by side, clad only in garish loincloths that glint off their silvery skin.
Normally they will be moving around the city(in large groups, mouthing cryptic and monstrous phrases. Upon trying to leave the city ,they will assault the individuals possessing artifacts they feel are of note from the city. They scratch, bite, kick and headbutt the individual.Until they are unconscious or give up the item.. Go to Comment
THE OLD WASHER WOMAN
The pc's will be greeted by the pleasant aroma of apple pie, as they get closer they see a small cottage with a very large bath tub and wash hanging on the line.When they get closer they see an old but spry grandmother type. She greets them warmly."Take your stuff off and get in the tub, while the pies cool down Ill wash your duds" any sort of detect or scrying of her will automatically, provide one word. Harmony.Once they get in the tub she will visibly remove part of their souls and give them a good scrub. The characters will be left in the meantime with their primal essence. Causing all secrets and disharmony to surface in their thoughts. Until, they must discus their differences., until granny is satisfied.They don't need to solve them but they must be aired. She will then give them back cleaner souls and clothes.She and every thing but 3 very tasty pies will disappear. Go to Comment
THE SPENT SEAMAN
Unlike the sober nature of the rest of the city this Bar/Inn is loud and wild. A hang out for the seedy and adventurous.Wizards trading spell share the floor with thieves picking pocket and prostitutes of a wide variety.
Puke Chugs, Scorpion Painting(with 2 inch brushes) and wizards always willing to show off summoned creatures for a spontaneous pit fight are just a few of the revelries found here. Beware the room at the very top right of the stairs,it is said to be a nexus of weird and monstrous nature. Go to Comment
Xathrus was a major god of machinery and technology, the plane he was on devolved into barbarism.He lost his worshipers and ended up in the streets of the city. Due to his technological nature , he developed a weakness and became addicted to eating flowers.He maintains the ability to replicate himself, so several of him will accost passer bys in attempt to get them to buy or gather flowers, regaling them with tales of his glory days. He will suffer any humiliation for a rose or daisy.His duplicates will not wander far apart and will talk over each other. The locals love to torment him by doing Puke Chugs at the Spent Seaman, then throwing him out. Go to Comment
Similar to "rooster" fighting, the brixstok is a flightless bat about the size of a small dog. The fighting rings are found all over the city and are all the rage.Money can be made by owning, betting and hosting events.Problem is the brixtoks will flap into the crowd of spectators and claw and bite everyone in addition to coming back to fighting each other. Their bite is mildly poisonous, causing really bad rashes among non-brixstok. These rashes are akin to the shingles and are contagious. Go to Comment
Claustrophobic Rage syndrome , Most often found in divers,this condition can be found anywhere. The victum enters into an adrenalin filled psychosis and becomes an unstoppable killing machine(spree killer not serial). They will shun weapons other than what is around them, excluding missile weapons. They will be able to take superhuman amounts of damage and have double to triple strength. They might as well be killed, as once they calm down, they will enter into the rage again.Called "going native"
Cannibalistic Nutrition Deficiency The victim will desire to eat human flesh. They will feed on the same body part(liver, brain heart etc) Subject will develop cunning serial killer instincts . Once caught, if society needs the skills of the individual, they can be taught to just drink small amounts of human blood and raw animal organs but must be monitored carefully Called "The Chews"
Kalium induced Hoarding Complex Found most often among engineers and low level techs who handle Kalium. At first subject will steal small amounts of Kalium. The individual will have feelings of needing to keep themselves alive by stealing spare parts from either power production or oxygen making equipment. It will eventually lead to them shutting down a major component, causing a catastrophic shutdown of the involved system. Called The Takes
Agoraphobic Related Diving Complex Individual will refuse to take diving suit off. True danger to self in keeping suit shut and running out of oxygen, will be provoked to violence if you try to get him out of diving gears. Very hard to catch early, as it is common for divers to remain in their gear for a while in there off hours, early ssigns are not taking off gloves and the key here is to catch them sleeping in their gear Called "Suiting".
Kalium Induced Lycanthropy often indistinguishable from The Chews. Subject will be triggered into cunning feral behavior by an external stimulus,(lights strobing, wife yelling, kids crying. Subject will then hunt,werewolf like, in the more abandoned sections of the habitat. Subject will have no memory of behavior. Called Shark Heads Go to Comment
Nice start, some great ones, some not so.prob a little early in the setting for this but later obvious ones can easily be added. Not sure about the shear number of them do to gamer fatigue poss from doing this as part of a published world.again easlly trimmed at publication. 4/5 Go to Comment
Nyumachikku are very cool. Steampunk androids. How sentient are you making them? Ae they an underclass?soldiers? My cult will view them in 3 ways ,some will view them as abominations some will see them as angels(poss slang?) some will see them the way hinus view cows, No matter what the opinion, it will be strongly held, a source of friction between chapters! Angel Liberation Front anyone ? Go to Comment
4/5 Fantastic creation story, despite it's "tailored' to your setting, it would make a great addition to any game as a variant myth. Love your naming pattern on both of your subs I've read. You've got a very good eye for made up nouns.Looks like I'll be reading more of your subs! Go to Comment
4.5 /5 Love the name Riverheart(will steal!) Depth on this one is great, my only quibble(and ,please its MINOR) is that you spent a lot of effort on the architecture, I would like to see a LOT more about the society.I really hope that you do a lot more with this, your really close to HoH territory! Wonderful!. Go to Comment