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Memory Moths
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-10 02:45 PM

Some (unscrupulous) governments practice selective use of memory moths on state enemies (usually before banishment).  Memory eradication may even extend to some individuals they wish to protect, such as retired spies and other intelligence officers.  Usage of the larvae in this way is generally easier, as the retired officer often understands the necessity and will willingly self-direct their thoughts to all aspects of their service.  They will often remember most of the mundane details of these years, including their cover job, but not the intrigue.

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Memory Moths
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-13 11:55 AM
Huh. >.> . . . <.< . . . I can fix this.

"When Munnin aided Hel in altering the moths, he unwittingly unleashed his own Achilles Heel on the world -- his Kryptonite, if you will. Being the living personification of memory, Munnin would be especially vulnerable to the moth's attack ( as they cause the "death of memory"). So, while any other deity would have little problem with killing/disabling the moths, Munnin would be in serious trouble.

With this in mind, let's return to the story. When Munnin saw what was happening to Hilde's memories, my guess is that he would first try picking the moths off with his hands, especially if he was panicked and had not yet guessed at the danger. Once touching Munnin, the moths would begin to paralyze him, as they do with all of their victims. Being a god, Munnin would have had a little time to ensure Hilde's safety before losing his ability to move. But, as the moths were able to weaken Munnin so effectively, he could only make limited changes before succumbing to paralysis.

He made two changes to the moths -- keying them to the one who's blood they were exposed to (thus ensuring that they could be handled safely by anyone but the intended victim). He also altered their appetites slightly, making it possible for him to retain a part of himself."

Redgre, if this convinces you then I will edit it into the main submission. If not, I would appreciate some input on how to fix this. If that is getting rid of the creation myth altogether, then I will do that, but I'd much rather make it work.

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Memory Moths
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-17 07:31 PM
Update: Changed the names of the gods, and tidied up the creation myth following Redgre's advice. Go to Comment
Memory Moths
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2012-04-24 10:46 AM
Thanks for the HOH, Strolen :) Go to Comment
Moon Razor of ManBeasts
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-09 02:16 PM

Very evocative description of the attack.  Me likes.

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The Inn of the Wild Geese
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-07 12:19 PM

Well done, Ramhir!  I agree with sver -- easily your best sub to date.  I might even have a place for this in my campaign, so thanks for taking the time to write it up.

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The Friends
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (World Wide)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-10 12:37 PM

I've read this over now several times, and the idea keeps growing on me with each repetition.  As a general rule, I need to have a reason for something before I try using it in a story, and this really does help explain the mysterious helpful stranger.  I like it rather a lot, actually.  Excellent work, Pieh!

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Gauntlets of Strength: A detailed analysis
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-05 01:50 PM


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30 Ways to Live
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)
Dossta's comment on 2010-11-01 12:14 PM

I think I agree with sverigesson.  Also, this is a 30s list with only 19 entries?

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P'Cheela - People of the Supreme Truth
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-27 01:50 PM

Interesting people, though I have a few questions:

As mentioned in the previous sub, a new Jul-Ghose may arise from one of the spawn in the event that he is killed.  What would happen if the spawn that ascended to Jul-Ghose's place was bonded to a P'Cheela tribe member?  Would the human be consumed, or transformed in some way?  Or would the relationship remain mostly unchanged?  I can imagine that the human might at least be granted immortality, if the lifetime bond was magically enforced.

More information on the bonding process and consequences would be appreciated.

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The Ska'ag
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-25 10:33 PM

Interesting critters.  They fit very well into your campaign setting, but would need some finagling to set within a more traditional one.  Me likes.

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Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-26 12:08 AM
You could always try carrying a handgun. Turns (parts of) people into mush, but you DO have to learn how to aim . . . Go to Comment
Blast Cane
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-26 12:11 AM

Nifty item, with a clear purpose and history.  I can imagine, though, that wooden items would begin to be viewed with great suspicion in your world, if these weren't at least somewhat rare.  Sure, a spy might be able to get away with it once, but surely all operations manuals for the CDN and PLAA would include sections on recognizing and counteracting blast canes?

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30 Tieflings and the Gifts they bestow
NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-25 06:34 PM

I'm hard pressed to find something NOT to like about this one.  All entries are unique, coherent and succinct, and most of them provide some quest-able material.  Good show!  5/5 

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Magical Songs
Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-25 01:53 AM

I love it when an article really makes me think.  This is a treasure for anyone who wants to enhance their musical presence within a game.  I'm going to have to kick this around in my head for awhile and see if I can come up with any more to add to the list.


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Magical Songs
Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)
Dossta's comment on 2010-12-22 03:14 PM

Bringing this back to light for the new members.  Winner of my patented "Smashing Sub of the Day" award.  Have an HoH!

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Rage Mages
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-27 11:42 AM

Adding this one to my favorites -- like Murometz, I *will* find a way to use these one day.  I wish that you would add a few more levels beyond Ascetic to this, at least a detailed look at the "Master" level.  One of my absolute favorite pieces on this site.  5/5

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Danse Macabre
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
Dossta's comment on 2010-12-20 02:11 PM

This would be a fun one to pull on some PCs who've grown fairly attached to a particular town, perhaps even their "home base".  I might try running it one day.

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The Men of The March
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-13 04:56 PM

An evil sun deity!  Excellent.  I, too, would like to see this cult/religion fleshed out a bit more, as it already makes a very interesting read.

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30 Orcish Gifts (For Services Rendered)
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Dossta's comment on 2010-10-07 04:58 PM
Appropriately appealing and appalling in turn. I would have liked several of them to be fleshed out better (like 27), and I would have liked a link to the potions list for 29, but this is a great list. Go to Comment
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