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Unthar, the Sun of the Dead
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-11-01 04:23 PM
There is no !space! reality behind this one. There indeed was a divine womb from which sentient "suns" sprang forth, beings that happen to roam the sky, shed light for creation, and at night, they actually go home, dim, cool down and drink tea with dad.

This being a "fantasy" sub, it is about a world where this is reality. There is no orbit, there is but the sky, and in it three suns. They fly because they are divine. They shed light for the same reason. You could measure the power of the sun, but the reading could be "317 milliJesus" or something like that. It's just that in that world they never heard of our savior, they have their own.

So. Unthar is an undead divine entity. Those do not fly in elliptic paths around anything. It is locked in a real sub-dimension that is the Houses of the Dead, where you could sneak in and chat up your dead grandpa. It has a mind.

So. Suspend disbelief, there's lots of stranger subs than this one inthe citadel. Go to Comment
Unthar, the Sun of the Dead
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-11-04 04:45 PM
It can be a fold in space.
The N-th dimension above mundane reality.
The lint in the navel of the Vogon Lord of Poetry.
A computer simulation.
The inside of an effed-up bag of holding.
The biggest holo-deck ever built gone haywire.
An existence created by the eternal dream of Bakuki the Slime Prophet (you can enter it by getting stoned on a joint dipped into his mucus).
It could be a reality before our time, before the universe was remade into what it is now.
An alternate reality.
On the other side of a black hole.

Being open-minded does not make the brain fall out.

Also, the fact that a submission does not fit into one setting does not mean it requires a compatible explanation, nor is it a flaw of said submission if it comes without such a compatibility pack. Go to Comment
Unthar, the Sun of the Dead
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
EchoMirage's comment on 2011-09-13 08:31 AM
I did not give Unthar a motivation per se - it's a stillborn undead sun, an aberrant force of nature. But the room for an actual agenda is there - the dead sun may want something, and its escapes may have meaning (with the true horror being revealed once the consequences are understood).

Feel free to add an idea. Go to Comment
Lytharian's Luminescent Orbs
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-09-07 07:51 AM
I'd like a more original origin story, with, say, a tale of inspiration, more poetic than "I needed it, I made it".

Other than that, good! Go to Comment
Painted Minotaur Room
Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-08-10 03:29 AM
While simple on its own, it sparks some ideas of my own right away.
Thumbs up. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-08-11 04:03 AM
Actually, the Braggu would deem the Niyott to be greedy midgets, for sure! Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-08-11 04:03 AM
Also, Ink Drinkers and Niyott would compete for the same finite resource, not? Go to Comment
Mug of Blood
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-08-04 05:55 PM
The garage sale from hell is alwys welcome.

Note: the thing will be especially unpleasant and hard to explain if spilled.
Getting blood stains out of clothes and carpets is quite difficult and evokes suspicion, after all. Go to Comment
Halls of Dancing Flutes
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-29 04:54 AM
Players may for example have a magical servant or golem (imagine a steel golem with an organ on its back... dude, gotta write >this< up!) play the instrument 'till kingdom come. Go to Comment
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-17 04:56 AM
Crew member abducted, get him back? Well, never would have thought of that.
But you do get a plus for the ship baptism. Go to Comment
I'm Just A Singer ...
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-17 04:53 AM
It's not only Firefly-inspired, but also within Firefly spirit. Simple but alright in my book. Go to Comment
Cantara, the Voice of the Dragon
NPCs  (Major)   (Political)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-22 04:04 PM
You know, I wonder why nobody bothers to comment as well. I know she's not perfect, and input would be welcome. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-04 08:15 AM
I find it cool that you write up the basic elementals, when I think of something, all I get is the top of the elemental hierarchy. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-07-01 01:43 PM
The sub has two great elements - the description of the chase, and the idea that the Mordanfey's abilities are limited when it's being watched.
As for the unicorn, methinks it was always kinda neat, but this is an interesting twist. Go to Comment
The Grand Order of the Reef
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Area)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-06-11 04:23 AM
A good one!
What I'd welcome in addition: rites, a patron, perchance exceptional members, something peculiar to set them apart besides being aquatic. Go to Comment
Amulet of Cuteness
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-06-11 04:14 AM
Well then, this is straightforward, a wizard made it, and it's really not novel. As it stands, I'd have to give it a tentative 2. Go to Comment
Non-Combatant Mecha
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-06-08 04:30 PM

Yay! A Curie mech!

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Non-Combatant Mecha
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-06-08 04:44 PM
17. NPT-512+ Neptune

The Seacrab's big brother, the Neptune is a compact mech with articulated arms that can mount a variety of tools, powerful spotlights and unconventionally strong armor for a civilian mech.
Being able to withstand pressures found in sea trenches, the Neptune is used for deep-sea construction, tasks on heavy-G pressure-cooker worlds and scientific exploration. A larger variant holds a crew compartment and/or a small lab in its torso.
The combat use of the Neptune is limited, but its plating has been found to be highly resistant to non-energy weapons; this is compensated by its impractical weight and the mech's sluggish speed.
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Non-Combatant Mecha
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-06-08 09:51 AM
I especially like the MixMaster's combat use :D

Glad somebody wrote this up. Go to Comment
The Staff of Seryl
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
EchoMirage's comment on 2010-05-21 05:40 AM
Intelligence without sentience? Is that even possible? Perchance intelligence without awareness of self, or without sufficient will to have one's self stand up to the self of others? Or a semblance of intelligence, much like a computer has?

It's a complicated concept, and needs to be clarified. Go to Comment
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What if a mage passes his powers on to his firstborn son, and a female mage to her first daughter, leaving the parent POWERLESS? A plain mortal, a sorcerer no longer, all wizardly might gone?
Or: what if a female wizard recieves the power of a mage who sires a child with her? Could lead to promiscuous witches and overly careful mages.

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