First I read the Tenets of Knighthood and liked them, but thought they were nothing special. Then I read this and realised that beforehand I was reading on one face of a coin. Together, these two make an excellent post - I love the idea of two rival orders (or rather, amalgations of orders) of knights and especially the fact that those of shadow also have a strict code of honour, which overlaps with that of goodness. For example, Knight of Shadow and a Knight of Goodness would both agree on the formality of the challenge - to outsiders, there might at first sight be little difference. Go to Comment
Mourngrymn, they don't use fire on each other because it would very likely kill the other one - this is similar to many beasts in the real world for whom mating or territorial fights (with their own species) are either symbolic, do not use their full strength or have a get-out clause (e.g. rolling over to show submission). A species which routinely kills its own kind is not (usually) successful. However, you have a good point about food - I would think that in a very harsh winter, when it was find food or die, they might perhaps flame each other. Normally, the fire is just used against prey or predators. Go to Comment
It would also make a quite interesting character background for a PC: he was once a Royal Recoverer but then, when all the tombs were looted, he was out of work. The skills he has are really only suited to one thing - adventuring and looting other tombs/temples. The enmity with the Mitrall Cult would tie in well here, particularly if the other players didn't connect the two. Go to Comment
If you kill a dragon you might then get swarmed by all these parasites such as hackmandibles etc. After all, their host is dead and another dragon is far away, so they will presumably be after the closest source of fresh blood: i.e. you. Go to Comment
This is superb! A fascinating concept and very well written. Like Mourngrymn, I want to know more! Regarding the demons, why haven't the Gods imprisoned them in some way too - do they perhaps not fear them, or could it be that they have tried and failed. What, indeed, is their purpose? Do the others - the Demons, the Gods and the Primeval Dragons likewise have some deep purpose, and are they also failing to conduct theirs? So much potential.
P.S. I've noticed you've submitted this as a scroll. Does this mean you want us to contribute by, e.g. fleshing out the individual angels or having a go at answering all these questions we're asking? Go to Comment
I was in a game with a GM that had a Masters in History, who made is a point to mention that the local peasants didn't have wheelbarrows. The rest of the players just shrugged that off but I knew that the GM was trying to tell us the peasants were on the knife edge of starvation.
All that from wheelbarrows? Yes, because before the invention of the wheelbarrow it took two men to carry that load. In it's time the wheelbarrow was the most explosive production multiplier that the peasantry could get their hands on.
This is worth two tips: One about the power of the Wheelbarrow and the other is the moral of the story...that people need to know the point you are trying to make.