Very well thought out. I like the little details like mask-wearing Noble Accusers and the physical ordeals. Love to see someone go through the Ordeal of Water and have some river nymph swim down to protect them. Go to Comment
I think I saw, many a year ago, a Discovery Channel special about potential genetically-altered races. They of course didn't go into the culture of them, which I do appreciate about this one. But yeah, the tough thing about sci-fi is that there's not a lot of "Ctrl-X, Ctrl-Y" ideas that you can have with a lot of detail, since good sci-fi is multifacted and unified. It's a nice sub, though, altogether. Go to Comment
A very interesting revolutionary. Only two real complaints: 1) the name Mently Wave does absolutely nothing for me, and 2) a few grammatical errors/awkward sentences in the post. The concept, however, is fascinating. Good work. Go to Comment
This unusual scabbard is made of fine crystal, being perfectly clear so as to show the blade, but is also incredibly sturdy. The scabbard is gilt with platinum on the edges and chape, and a gold inlay on the throat. It is well known to keep swords in perfect condition, even cleaning rust, dirt, and gore from any blade inserted into it. The scabbard is also enchanted to be fully adjustable, fitting anything from the smallest arthame to the broadest of zweihanders.
Unfortunately, as a user of the scabbard will quickly discover, the blade is nearly impossible to remove. The scabbard is somewhat self-aware, and it loves keeping things in mint condition. Any attempts to remove a sword from the scabbard will be met with firm resistance. Furthermore, if and when a sword is forcibly removed, it will immidiately lose its luster, a thick layer of rust consuming the steel. Depending on the quality of the metal, the blade could be permenantly damaged. Go to Comment
Toejuice is not a drink for the faint of heart or stomach. A thick drink, it is brewed in a fashion similar to mead. During the fermentation process, various fungi are added to the mixture and ferment themselves. The results vary according to what fungi are added when; being a folk drink from varying parts, there is no one recipe. As such, one is advised to be cautious in selecting a brewer to purchase from: using the wrong fungi can result in bad trips, severe illness, or death.
Though the myriad communities that manufacture toejuice disagree, the beverage was probably discovered by the woodsmen of Andrelil Forest. Rain almost constantly falls in Andrelil, creating a rich diversity of fungi. The namesake of toejuice likely comes from the fact that the most popular fungi used is found growing from the bottom of trees where it is easily trod upon by passerby. Go to Comment
117. A brick.
118. A very large woman's brazziere.
119. A set of carved soapstone animals. They are very well made, but you've never seen animals that look like these.
120. A wooden binder that is filled with coins from many different countries and time periods. It must be someone's collection.
121. A waterskin filled with (presumably once alive) minnows and goldfish.
122. Twenty or so flyers. They are religious tracts condemning the local faith in favor of some new cult.
123. A small lap dulcimer with all its strings. It is badly out of tune.
124. A hat made from some furry animal's hide. You look ridiculous wearing it.
125. A physician's handbook with diagrams of skeletal, muscular, and organ systems. Nearly every page has handwritten notes on it. Go to Comment
Marraige custom. The groom must prove his worth to the friends, family, and future wife. The best man is obligated to challenge the groom to a duel and the best man chooses the weapons. (can be anything, toothpicks, cotton balls, anything) If the groom wins then he proves his worth. If he loses then the bride will accept him for his faults and could sometimes gives him a task to accomplish before the wedding.