val and Cheka: most likely, the enchantment would incorporate such checks into themselves. After all, most wounds only need to be tourniquet'ed long enough to let a clot form. Besides, depending on the wound, the tourniquet tunic applies only moderate pressure.
Hey, I think that's perfectly alright. I remember seeing this before, way back when I didn't have an account, and by the time I got one, I forgot about it. I always liked this adventure, and now that I'm better versed in certain lores, I find it to be quite good. A nice thriller, though it might be a bit short if a GM doesn't add in extra stuff; e.g. filler.
Not bad, not bad at all. A bit cliche' with the "owner loving item obsessively", but 'tis creative about it, and a very interesting item. This would be good for bards obviously, but if not carefully controlled it might become a problem with overpowerment...But a good GM shouldn't have any problems with that sort of thing.
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Anyway, I recall reading this a long while back, and I still see it as being a quite useful item for a GM to add into a plot or scenario. I'm seeing a necromancer using this to slowly take down better and better opponents, capturing each in turn, until he has the best swordsman-zombie in the world. What a lieutenant to have, eh? Then the PCs have to fight the zombie-lieutenant, and pray that they don't get captured themselves.
Man, I love the potential of some of these old submissions... Go to Comment
I dislike the fact that any time someone hears about a religious crusade or extreme zeal, they immediately associate it with Christianity. Other religions have been just as zealous and just as warlike, some very much more so.
Rant aside, I really like this submission. He's the sort of person that does good, but the Church can't support him openly due to alienating others. There are more of these people than you might think. Go to Comment
"The Orcish Occupation took more than three hundred years." This right here was my favorite part. It blindsided me, and makes the entire submission utterly reek of realism. A simple, expedient solution is adopted "for the duration", and ends up changing the entire society when the duration is about 4-5 generations.
Well, I think that the Capn. and MoonHunter happened to read a different version of this than what I am...As it is, it seems quite established, with plot hooks galore, yet not extremely specific to a setting. I like it. 4/5
Remember, long doesn't always mean better, and short doesn't always mean bad. Go to Comment
These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!
Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.
A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.
[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!
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