Creepy and somewhat disturbing. Very well done as well. I rarely feel for barbarians, but this one has my sympathy. I wonder if the PCs would be wise enough to not hire him, knowing his mental instability.
A must-have for the winter quest! Stays true to the story while maintaining the proper silliness. My only suggestion is that it could have been stretched out and filled in a bit more. But good overall. Go to Comment
A nice take on assassins' blades. It adds some mystique to their dark trade, but it still feels like it lacks something to make it truly unique. It would probably be fun to toss into the sidequests of a campaign, though.
Out of curiosity, are you doing a 10 in 10, or do you just happen to be on a writing streak? I've noticed the box of recent submissions is practically filled with your writings. No complaints, of course, I'm a big fan. :-D Go to Comment
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