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Tenets of Shadow
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 06:51 PM
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
Woolly Wyvern
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 02:02 PM
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
The Ethenorden
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 04:49 AM
Very nice backstory and an interesting concept - and one that can be easily fitted in to a world. Go to Comment
Chrisia's ShadowShop
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 12:59 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Royal Recovers
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-06 08:06 PM
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
The Candles of God
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-13 06:28 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Amethyst Lake
Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-06 06:35 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Locations  (City)   (Mountains)
Iain's comment on 2006-07-14 11:12 AM
I missed this one when it was posted. Very nice. Go to Comment
Just Add Glyph
Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-10 11:25 AM
Interesting ideas - more original than most standard traps. Perhaps you could add a few more? Go to Comment
The Rain of Toads
Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Traps)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-06 06:30 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Pillar of Zech
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-04 07:55 AM
Strolen has evidently moved this from the "societies" thread to over here. As it's now a proper submission, I've expanded it to make it much more detailed. Go to Comment
Path of the Days Gone By
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-08 07:35 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Great Serpents
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-18 10:34 AM
A nice idea, especially in context with the rest of the Eshal world. Go to Comment
Unknown Death
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)
Iain's comment on 2006-05-07 04:54 PM
Very impressive! Go to Comment
Draconian parasites
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)
Iain's comment on 2005-10-29 07:16 PM
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
The Hair Beast
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-07 12:25 PM
I like this - really creepy and very cool. Go to Comment
Blue Fires
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Iain's comment on 2006-02-22 06:36 PM
Interesting. Perhaps their intelligence could increase when they are gathered in mass - or perhaps it could decrease. Either could be interesting. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-08 07:37 PM
Is it unique and immortal? Or are there many of them? Go to Comment
Of Angels
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-08 01:24 PM
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
Aoktholian Swarm
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Iain's comment on 2005-11-16 11:16 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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