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The Hundred Journeys of Lai-Xeng
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-06-21 06:23 PM
Definitely my kind of sub. Go to Comment
The Hundred Journeys of Lai-Xeng
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-06-23 12:26 AM
Lai-Xeng and the two Shy Students

One day, as Lai-Xeng was walking pass a school, he overheard a conversation between two students.
“Should we ask the Master about that question?”
“But everyone else seems to understand perfectly. If we ask the Master, he will think we are dimwitted.”

Lai-Xeng cleared his throat at this point and said, “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

And the two students bowed their heads, and left to seek out their Master.
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The Hundred Journeys of Lai-Xeng
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-04 01:39 AM
Lai-Xeng and the Frustrated Scholar


One day, as Lai-Xeng was travelling on the road to the Imperial City, he met a *frustrated scholar who was coming from the opposite direction. Recognising Lai-Xeng, he asked, “O Lai-Xeng, O wise Sage, how is it that those of far less worth than myself have all advanced in life while I am still just a commoner? Is there no justice in the world?”


To this, Lai-Xeng replied: “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials. 


And the scholar bowed his head, and left Lai-Xeng feeling wiser than before.


*frustrated scholar: In ancient China, scholars from all over China would travel to the Imperial City to attend the Imperial Examination. This is often a prerequisite to entering into civil service, with high scoring individuals being awarded various court positions. Individuals who fail the exams could often become very frustrated as they could be very talented but still fail repeatedly while those far less talented had all succeeded because they had the right connections.


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Crawling Ghosts
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-29 10:00 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Luzori Mushroom
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Mountains)
Moonlake's comment on 2011-02-17 04:53 PM


A nice fantasy mushroom


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Moonlake's comment on 2010-12-19 11:21 PM


Voting 4 and the accompanying statements says it all for me.


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Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-22 02:14 AM
A nice class of items to throw in a world of loot and plunder. Go to Comment
Godkiss Butterfly
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-02 06:24 AM
One of the subs that I would describe as 'short and sweet'. Like Spark, loved the "never ask for a kiss from a god" bit 
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Grey District
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-28 05:42 AM
A quite refreshing semi-slum area. Go to Comment
The Foolish Mage and Drunked Wizard Tavern
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-18 09:38 PM
A likeable place and sub but personally, I found it the section abt how Rolan founded the tavern a bit abrupt. And I like the half-mage concept too.
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Artisan District
Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-02 12:12 AM
I agree with KendraHeart, nothing more to add. Go to Comment
Tree-of-Blades
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-15 08:26 PM
Good description of item Go to Comment
Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-03 04:29 PM
Re: difference b/w Green Dragon Cresecent Moon blade and GuanDao, my understanding as a Chinese is that the GDCM blade is a unique blade rumored to the weapon of Guan Yu, a general in the era of the Three Kingdoms belonging to a class of blades by the name of GuanDao. So if you want a picture of the GDCM sword, type Guan Yu into Google and you should find a pic of him holding the GDCM blade. Go to Comment
Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-04-20 07:11 PM
21. Rare herb
An important figure is poisoned and the antidote requires the flower of a particular type of plant that only blooms in the middle of winter in a particularly inhospitable region eg. cliffside, ice cave etc., possibly infested with monsters. A further catch is that the flower must be brought back before the onset of spring else it will lose its potentcy. Can the PCs brave the weather conditions, the monster encounters and the agents sent by the poisoner and bring back the flower in time? Go to Comment
Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-05-28 08:02 PM
22. “Winter Hunt”
The PCs come to an out-of-the-way village during winter and are pleaded to go on a winter hunt to try and kill the cave bear (or other appropriate beast that hibernates in winter) that have been menacing the village. A simple enough mission on the surface but is everything it seems? Maybe it’s not a cave bear but something far more dangerous or maybe the cave bear is an unusual one…
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Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-05-28 08:21 PM
23. "Winter hunt #2
PCs encounter a blizzard on a pass and fortunately, a trapper shows up right at that moment and offer to shelter them. Later, though, he asks for a return favour- get him the hide of an arctic fox (or another animal whose hide is highly prized). Go to Comment
Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-05-28 09:16 PM
24. Where are those birds?
Every winter a particular type of bird crosses a farming community during their migration southwards. This community relies on this fact to help control the menace of locust swarms. This year, however, it is already the deep of winter but these birds are still missing. Where are they and what happened to them? Can someone find them in time to save the spring crops?
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Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-04 01:57 AM
27. Winter Illness

For a few years now, a mysterious winter illness has come to visit a particular section of the town, resulting in small numbers of deaths. The true cause? A particular plant has germinated at the bottom of the well in that section of the town and every winter, the poisonous spores that it releases contaminates the water in the well. Go to Comment
Winter Adventures
Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-12 05:52 AM
28. Winter Prowler #2

This is an upgraded version of the Winter Prowler- something that visits and takes lives every winter as sacrifices. Even worse, nobody has yet managed to track down this winter menace let alone kill it. Could be anything from some kind of wild animal that has got good camouflage abilities in winter and can sneak in and out of places quietly/nimbly to some malicious ethereal beings.



29. Communication from a frontier military outpost far from the centre of the Kingdom has been cut off during an especially cold winter. Investigators sent out report back that the outpost has been encased in a dome made of unknown material. A potential reason for this: the outpost was built on top of a ruin from an ancient civilisation that had set up a Dome of Warmth spell to be triggered when the temperature falls under a given threshold. In particular, the spell had become dysfunctional over the years and had locked all living beings within the vicinity of the Dome (when originally, it was supposed to be a protective measure against especially cold weather by providing an area of warmth for inhabitants enclosed within but still leaving them freedom to exit when the need arose)



30. Winter Illness #2

Instead of being limited to a given section of town, the Winter Illness seems to affect people randomly within an entire Kingdom. The cause? A new or previously undiscovered poison is at play. In particular, this poison can hibernate within a human’s body until the internal temperature falls below a given threshold.
(note: this is partially inspired by the Friday freetext of poison)


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Keepers of Names
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (World Wide)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-02 03:22 AM
What a score of 3 says.
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