It is alchemical gobblygook for torches left burning in dungeons and ruins.
The History is pointless. In short, someone made some, then lost the secret of it. Nobody looked through their lab notes? Nobody scryed? No telepathy? In a world with that much magical booyah, the secret died with them?
So there is a limited amount of the stuff because of your psuedohistory. I understand that. But, the economic benefits of this stuff would casually pay for itself AND provide a tidy sum for the user, even with an obscene price. Put it in a forge. NO MORE FUEL. And the fire only needs to be "pumped up once" - since the fire will not diminish. Magic uber forges.
This is ghost rock without the side effects. blah.
Oh... and my favorite part...
"And there he remains refusing to reveal his secrets to the men that killed his best friends. all the while thinking about how to escape and get revenge. "
Well how long ago was this story? 3 months? 200 years? what? Pointless drama that leads no where. Are people trying to break him out to get more of this stuff?
Nope too many loose ends... it is a macrame after being hit by a weed wacker. Go to Comment
1 How is the history pointless it tells us who made it why there is so few of the stones and provides a plot hook for players who might be intrested in alchemy, I think the history made it quite clear that the young guy was put in that cell to be rescued. However now that i think about it I might make the Charstone into a plot.
Ummm No. Your history was not clear. The write up made it sound like there were a number of the stones, a good number. If that is not the case, that needs to be edited.
2 Who said anything about magical booyah, the boys may have been foolish by not seeing the stones potential but for heavens sake not all alchemists are the organised type. I said nothing about lab notes which means there are no lab notes.
Okay. So no alchemist had a potion of telepathy or truth forcing in their posession? What do these guys make?
Alchemists are psuedo scientists, lab notes are implied. That aside, the kids experimented a couple of times and didn't keep track of what worked and what did not. Was it just a one time accident? (If it was, you should put that in the history).
3 Oh and I definatly did not make this clear. The stones are small and you could not fuel a forge with with one or two it also needs oil to be poured on the stone at first to get it going. Even with all the stones put together the fire would not be sufficient to fuel a forge they need really hot fires and all the stone does is sustain the fire that is it.
Then fix it. If that is the case, then the best fire you can get out of one of these things is the spark of the tinder, since the fire can not grow. So there is a inconsistance there.
4.Like I said the history was only meant to give the stone a bit of background and if the plot needs more detail then I will do that when I make it into an actual plot.
If you are going to include it in the post, hit all the major points. If you want to make it a scenario, then make another post with the major and minor points. If it is not worth including, then don't include it in the post./ Go to Comment
You pass a mirror. Out of the corner of your eye, you see it move seperate from yourself. You get a couple of scoobydoo moments, but eventually you see the mirror image move in non reflective ways. They will taunt you. They will make fun of you. They will do things to embarass you. They will keep you distracted so something can come and get you... or you waste a lot of time. Go to Comment
Okay. If you edit the `', it is worth a 5. It is an interesting concept, a new take on the re-incarnating ubermage. There is potential for this character, dramatic potential when he gets a bit older. Go to Comment
Also cute. It is a trifle cliche in my mind, but I liked Without a Clue (1988). The one everyone thinks is in charge is really just a front for the first rate mind of his assistant. It is a good symbiotic relationship. Go to Comment
The players see a small shrine to the local nature deity just of the trail. Before they even approach it, they can smell the foul stench of rotting meat. If they inspect the shrine, they can see it has been desecrated by rotting organs in the last few days. There is no mistaking it for an obscure ritual, the organs are thrown everywhere, not left in specific places as in sacrifice.
If the players try to clean the shrine, they will soon find it has been boobytrapped to fling sharp splinters covered in the rotting gore in every direction. While only doing a few points of damage, they injured players will likely take sick soon unless they get medical attention.