If the Gavel inspired this, then I'm glad I submitted the Gavel. I like the backstory a lot, and though I agree that it's tough to fit this into a non-Kuramen setting, I don't think that's necessarily a detractor; some items, NPCs, and other elements are made to fit their setting and needn't be anywhere else. I do reflect Scras's thought that there should be another penalty or two from wielding it, perhaps something that could be a side effect of being "consecrated" with the essence of cold. One so consecrated might become eternally reliant on miserable cold to survive, or they would lose passion and ferocity forever from their minds, for example. Overall, though, I think it an intriguing piece. Go to Comment
I don't know why no one's voted on it, I thought it was quite good. It has a nice Paleolithic, haunted touch to it. It vaguely reminds me of Sekkitan blood diamonds in its accursedness. The extensive backstory gives it a nice flavor as well. Kudos to you.
My only question: how does one become an owner of the spear without it hating them? Does a true wielder need to be a tribesman, or is there a way to get it and not be cursed? Go to Comment
Not terribly. Usually if provoked, they'll run off, and they're not very territorial either. But if one were to rile an aerophin up enough, it could fight back and cause some nasty bites. Go to Comment
I just glanced over this comment and read the last line as "dolphin meat." Made me think what might happen if you ate a lot of aerophin. Would the consumed pantarbe build up in one's system, perhaps even to the point where they too can fly or at least float? Go to Comment
A nice, relatively simple sci-fi FTL drive explanation. I like that it scientifically (fictionally) has a certain logic to it and makes sense. For some reason, it also seems very "standard" for me, like it wouldn't stand out in a crowd of FTL drives. But I guess I'm not much of a techie. :) I like it overall, however. Go to Comment
Great concept. Reminds me of ancient Greek rites: the dead had to be buried with coins over their eyes to pay the boatman on the River Styx. Without the money, they spend their afterlife as phantoms lamenting their improper burial. Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone" is based partly on the whole concept. Adding a level of physicality to it - literally having the dead rise from the grave demanding their proper rites - is an excellent addition. Go to Comment
It's primary purpose is to restore Vautu to strength after his defeat, yes. Then the "Gavel" - or, in this case, Seraph Hammer - would function as an evil weapon, but it's main purpose would be to act as a focusing point for Vautu's power. It had never actually occurred to me to have a Guardian be the one that restores Vautu's power, but that would make for a fascinating turn of events. Go to Comment