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Aquurian Caravan Beetle
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-30 08:27 PM
I´ve beefed this one up a bit. It makes a bit more sense now...to me, at least... Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2012-06-27 02:53 PM
You might be right, I´m no zoologist :) But hey, I´ve never seen any rootgrubbing animal with mandibles? Boars, tapirs and aardvarks have snouts, but they are mammals of course... I´´ve got an idea: maybe it needs the snout to get to deep moisture pockets in the sand?

Damn, this is five years old.. Where does the time go?

//David Go to Comment
Aquurian Caravan Beetle
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2012-06-27 02:59 PM
I actually wrote a little of that in a short story:) 6198
I think the inspiration was the Jawas and their Sandcrawlers, always loved those..
//David Go to Comment
The Broan
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-30 06:27 AM
Scras - I have had the hydrogen v/s helium discussion once before, when I did a write-up at orionsarm.com many moons ago. The helium thingie is actually taken from real life - there´s some little floating kelp or something that can scavenge helium from the atmosphere. Even so, hydrogen might be better from a narrative point of view - it can explode, and that might be a fun thing to do.... Oh, and the real origins of the Broan will be revealed in time - whenever I get off my arse to write that book.... :-)


Captain - Mieville is one of my greatest inspirations, and I love the feel of weirdness in his books. I´ve tried to incorporate as much of that flavour as possible without plagiarizing or becoming too bizarre. Mieville´s setting (while absolutely brilliant) is just a bit too much out there to provide a good foundation for things like believable politics and human motivations. I wanted the Broan to look monstrous, nightmarish, but function under the same basic rules as any intelligent being - looking for safety, forming a base of food and production and so on... Go to Comment
The Sundering Crystal
Items  (Materials)   (Magical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-12-04 06:00 PM
Good one! You have explored the subject well, and provided a solid backstory. Besides, it´s a great McGuffin if you want to make these cocky mages a bit less sure of themselves, and less likely to be a pest to the GM... Go to Comment
The Masque of Hunger
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-29 03:50 PM
Real nice! Dark and symbolic! 5/5 Go to Comment
The Anklar Blades
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-21 12:00 PM
Now this is a good one!! I love inquisition-style stuff, and the idea that the swords aint really magic appeals to me as well.. The level of penmanship displayed here brings it up to a 5/5 from me! Awesome! /David Go to Comment
The Red Honey
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-19 11:47 AM
Or if they eat an evil wizard...? Nice thought...:-) Go to Comment
The Red Honey
Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-11-25 03:11 AM
That´s a pretty darn good idea, Wulfie. I think I´ll add it to the sub. Strange it didn´t occur to me, I´m a big fan of mead myself. Unlike my illustrious ancestors, though, I tend to leave out the psychotropic mushrooms... /D Go to Comment
Muscle Flies
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 06:46 PM
This is bloody good, if you excuse my french...What a wonderful way of driving your players mad... Go to Comment
The Amber House
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 02:16 PM
I wanted these girls to be something more than just prostitutes, so I added a bit of Mother Theresa to the mix. I also wanted them to be smart, with a political agenda, and give a good reason why they should remain free from the controlling armies of thugs around them. Street girls are human, too...

/David Go to Comment
The Amber House
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 03:23 PM
I may need to clarify that in the text, but yes, they wear Guild petticoats...no idea what i mean by that, but it sure sounds good...:-) I do think the Guild would come down pretty hard on any freelancer, though.. Go to Comment
The Amber House
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 06:33 PM
Yep, next instalment will be Wither Fields, industrial district of Locastus, and the Upper Town, where the seat of the government and the Dome of the seven captains are located. I just need to wrap the Maul up, or I´ll fry my brain trying to keep everything in mind at once... I also have a partial draft for Broken Tooth, a frontier mining town in the Thunderhead range and Locastus´s daughter city, Akral Tel.... So many things to do, so little time...:-) /David Go to Comment
Frost Owl
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 12:44 PM
Interesting...I like the camoflage idea. One of these buggers jumping up in front of your PC´s... "Run, Forrest, run.. Mwahaha..:-)

/David Go to Comment
Megamoth
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-16 12:46 PM
Not bad at all. A nice solid idea for a gargantuan lifeform, complete with nice background and biology. Nice work! Go to Comment
101 Villages
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-14 04:45 PM
Whoa! I could feel that one land even in Sweden..!! Very impressive indeed. I admire your focus! Nothig to say but "Awesome".

/David Go to Comment
The Moon Maidens
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)
Ouroboros's comment on 2009-02-06 06:39 AM
Yes, I like that idea. Looking back at this post, I realize that unstoppable killing machines aint really my thing - I dislike über-powerful beings in general.

So, killing a Moon Maiden would be a bit like kicking the shit outa a Hells Angels member - you might succeed, but you keep your trap shut about it afterwards so´s not to attract his buddies. Or something like that..:-)

Thanks!

/D Go to Comment
The Maul Rats
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Local)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-12 09:42 AM
Updated: The latest installment in the Locastus series. These guys figure often in my stories, so I figured I needed an official write-up on them. The Maul Rats are, obviously, inspired by a great many things, but some sources deserve to be named: Steven Erikson´s Bridgeburners and Glen Cook´s Black Company, among others. Hope you´ll enjoy it!

/David Go to Comment
The Maul Rats
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Local)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-14 09:30 AM
I have other plans for Squeak...along with Pearl, Daunt, Piper, Cord and the others.. Go to Comment
The Art of Sigil Magic
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-10 08:24 PM
I could be on Stanstead in 40 minutes, cheka...:-) Go to Comment
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