I'd clean up some of the hanging plotlines and clarify some setting notes (for instance, short notes on who King Demitrius is, and what Fell-Kin is).
It's a nice historical blade, but the powers are pure cliche. Go to Comment
The heroes find the crumbling, overgrown ruins of what appears to be some sort of grand dining hall in the forest. Deciding that it is a good place to camp, the set up a fire in the center. However, they are woken in the night to see skeletons waltzing in the moonlight to organ music that emanates from the open air. The skeletons touch nobody, dancing around them all night. Go to Comment
There are only two things that I dislike about this item... One, it is a sort of "evil for evil's sake" item, which I can live with, the other, that it is associated with "lone assassins", and Cthulhu knows we don't need any more of THOSE.
But in any case... It's good!
Huntsmen of the Dreaming Lord: These dark huntsmen wear heavy cloaks and boots of furs, and little else. They are armed with stone spears and axes, and drive before them supernatural bloodhounds. But their game is not beasts, but men, and they particularly relish in roasting and eating the bodies of men who have despoiled forests or slain the beasts of the wood in cruel hunts. Go to Comment
I'd echo Scras' statements and add that the main difference between straight and curved swords is their provenance- straight swords were made mainly for stabbing and close-quarters fighting by footsoldiers (keep in mind the Roman footsoldier), while curved blades were meant for slashing attacks from horseback by riding warriors (for instance, mounted Arab warriors with scimitars, or the original samurai, who were riders, accounting for the curved shape of the katana). Go to Comment
I really like the submission, I just think that "Fiendish Cattle" is kind of a tame and uninspired name for it... How about "The Demon-Cattle of Djueria" or the "Black Herd of Tiergart" or something like that? Go to Comment
This isn't what the 30 is about. It's various people within the same profession. If it had been 30 thieves with various personality traits and outlooks on life, then it would be a "30". As it is, it's just sort of a list of professions Go to Comment
Actually, Catherine the Great never had sex with a horse, that was made up by her enemies in the court who didn't approve of having a woman ruler, nor did they approve of women who were as independent as Catherine. Go to Comment
Certain trees have sap that is filled with magical potential. Their sap is harvested and distilled down to produce various types of potions, much like maple syrup is collected in some areas. The magical effects of these syrupy potions are often fairly trivial; perhaps they simply cause the imbiber to grow hair more quickly, summon butterflies, or walk a few inches above the floor. People enjoy the syrup as a flavoring, instead of imbibing it for its magical powers.