Brilliant! That rarity...super-short, but GREAT! The comments are good too, every one made me nod as i read it. Makes you immediately think of uses/abuses for this beautiful item. Forganthus sums it all up nicely with....Ring of Epic Badass!!
I have to ask, since no one has...what pray tell is the origin tale of this thing?! Go to Comment
I kinda like this because its actually useful, and I don't need the meanings of the names. The names are consistently (obviously) Tsigani, meaning we don't jump around from Phalzalzafrax to...Bob. You'd be surprised how many "name groupings" don't follow suit.
one note: Tsigan means "gypsy" in several eastern European languages, so that one may not fit.
Not to nit-pick, because I actually love this, but I noticed you saying, "added solution outline." I reread it, and unless i'm blind, I don't actually see any "solution outline". What am I missing? Anyway, once again, good job with this! These kind of puzzles bring back great memories of golden-age gaming. I'm glad this survived the "Purge", and now, the Survivor burning tower icon somehow adds a nice touch aesthetically. Go to Comment
Some heady myth-making here. Good stuff! Evocative imagery of a crimson-stained obsidian wolf! Some nice prose.
I'm curious regarding the paragraph that begins..."Rather than possessing intelligence and sentience, Vauraki is elemental in nature. It is a primal, bestial force...."
The Ozquin Dremorix gave birth to the Vauraki based on faith-and-belief "projection". If enough believe strongly...it comes to be. So far so good. When the occasional "upstart" Ouzquin Dremorix attempts to summon/control Vauraki, do they understand that it is a "primal, uncaring, elemental entity", or do they have some idea that they themselves created it, and thus *can* potentially worship/control it?
If that question doesn't make sense, fair enough, we'll move on :p
I'll close with...yet another great addition to the world of Ouzquin Dremorix! Go to Comment
Naturally, this orbiting hunk just begs for a session centering on it!! My favorite part is the bribing/corruption angle, which really adds verisimilitude, if one is familiar with India's colossal bribing/corruption machinery. Go to Comment
I will make no quips about the white-space (though a few come to mind). This would be an amazing sub some day when we have thousands of names here!! Will add my rogues gallery!! Good idea, val! Go to Comment
You know, I actually don't mind this format for a character. It does tell you everything you need to know to "use" him in whatever fashion.Since this is a character in a story you're writing, i can also understand how this format helps you plan your tale. Its just that we tend to love prose and your take on the character's history, mind-set, dynamic within story (or game), etc, as opposed to just the basic structure. Does that make sense?