The tale does draw you in, well written, making her quite memorable. Zombirth, as Forganthus calls it....this is a new concept for me as far as undead begetting, and I Iove it. Deliciously gruesome! Go to Comment
From a fantasy perspective i like it, because its exotic...and alcohol.
But it nags at me as a lover of said alcohol. Camel humps are filled with fat for the most part, not liquid. So instead of taking out the water, it would involve scooping out fat. And fermenting grapes with bits of meat and fat clinging to the hump's walls, is not only downright disgusting (ANY culture would agree ) but it messes with the fermentation process itself.
Yes, and I can list a few more from around the world that are even more horrifying----coffee shat out by civets in SE Asia, boar rectums and anal canals, barely grilled over ash in various parts of Africa, and so on----but my point was, you can't ferment wine in fat.
The stomach-churning aspects don't bother me a bit :) Go to Comment
Well, it has dwarven feel for sure. I agree with axle for the most part, it is a good legend and history for a world, if a bit disjointed and mish-mashed together. Undead dwarves are fun. I particularly enjoyed the beginning, where you discuss the clans, geography, and societal notes. Go to Comment
The premise isn't Roanoke. The premise, as i see it, is a closed dwarven city, beset by mystery, which begs exploration. Almost a LotR vibe. Can picture the PCs approaching a door in the mountain...speak friend and enter. He did also say "dwarves" a lot. Go to Comment
I like the set-up! Its old-school yet makes me want to go adventuring asap to help the dwarves! The Roanoke twist only adds to the sense of sinister mystery. The "creature" is also fascinating. I don't know why, but immediately after reading this, I thought of combining The Devourer of Here, Moon's Sound Elemental, P-p-p-p-p-pktt and the Forge of Woe to try to explain this alien "entity" to PCs Go to Comment