The Watcher concept is a valid one. Yet another secret organization to be created...
I may be lifting this idea for a fantasy superhero campaign. Those who receive the stones receive a fraction of the Power of The Elders. That gives them powers comperable to a low level super hero (or something from the Masters of the Universe).
Yet this works so well as a tool to get a campaign going...
All the players are stone bearers or people who looking for those who are. Go to Comment
It is "New York Syndrome". They have "been there, seen that". These folks have seen more "natural monsters" by the time they are twelve than most modestly high level adventurers. It is all in the amount of stuff. (Plus many of these people are the descendents of the staff, who must of been made of hardy stuff).
Yes, they get upset and go after things that pick up the kids, but they would rather loose sheep than the kids. I mean these must be high level peasant farmers, who probably have better combat skills than most low level fighter types. Go to Comment
That is why people are not allowed "in and out". If the Mad learned that you can get out, they will try... in droves. (Did we mention that they are superhumanly strong and immune to pain?) That is why people are not allowed in or out. That is why you have to sneak in and out. Go to Comment