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Nurin beads
Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-14 10:34 AM
its manipulative, its deceitful, its the sort of thing we look forward to seeing! I like the beads being of limited quality, perhaps Nurin will have been working on some other things with his unlimited budget, or has he gone completely political? Go to Comment
The Stairs of Kienor
Plots  (Travel)   (Multi-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-14 08:08 AM
Wow. I didnt imagine that the brainstorming session over a magical staircase would turn outthis good, but then again I guess I should have remembered who I was talking to at the time. I absolutely LOVE the story of the Kiebral, I love the name, I love the scorn and hatred. I also like Chakada the alternate peak and the pool and blessing.

Long Man Death and his refuge were an awesome side quest, the only question I haev about him is how did he get in that situation in the first place?

Great piece AG Go to Comment
Velvet Worm
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-13 03:39 PM
What do you think they do? They purr! Certainly a bizarre creature, but it owuld not be the first time man has semi-domesticated a worm, the silkworm comes to mind. Good work Cheka. Go to Comment
Sun Swords of The Blades of the Golden Sun
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-11 09:17 PM
I would venture that the Knights Templar, and their ending at hand of the French King were an influence. The name is certainly a tongue twister, trying saying out loud. Good item supplementing the Galron stones. Go to Comment
The Bosques
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-11 04:53 PM
Moved from NPCs/Extra-Horde as suggested by Moonhunter Go to Comment
Abandoned Mines
Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-11 03:56 PM
There is a pleasant difference in this delving, the PCs are exployers, cartographers, rather than going in for the loot. I think that is a nice touch Taronga.

Some natural hazards within the mines...

Poison Gas - aka methane, leaks up from the earth, miners would take canaries with them into the mines because the poison gas would kill the small bird quickly, and give the miners a chance to escape before they were overcome with the fumes. (This is not the case now, there are mechanical gas detectors) The gas is also explosive!

Scaling - similar to a cave in, this is a large piece of ceiling deciding it needs to be floor. Can partially block tunnels, squish people, that sort of thing.

Darkness - there is NO light underground

Small squishy bite-y things - more than likely white and eyeless, poisonous to nail rare prey, certainly enough to make an explorer sick.

There are some more mundane ideas, I am sure some of the others can help with the more fantastic, if they don't I will. Go to Comment
Galron Stones
Systems  (Mystical)   (General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-11 09:13 PM
The telling is good, while the mechanic (mass production) is rather modern in thought. I think there could be a key weakness, say there are 12 first generation sun swords, destroy them and the other 2,000 copies are all going to fail? Seems like a highly viable target of a quest. Go to Comment
The Order of Orders
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Trans World)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-12 03:32 PM
Well then add them. Go to Comment
The Order of Orders
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Trans World)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-13 03:42 PM
i would define a Knightly Order as an organization of fighters who operate under a lawful code and have standing within the lower ranks of nobility. Mercenaries are out since they are paid in coin and do not serve king/country. Good or evil is moot, a knight is a knight. Go to Comment
Corpse's Revenge
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 05:30 PM
extra point for the vulture popping. Looks like a few good ways to kill the fungus would be to drink vinegar, its acidic, and should do a quick number on the fungus. All you gotta do is close your eyes and think happy thoughts about not dying. Alcohol might also disrupt the fungus in the airway. This fungus could have been created as a weapon to use against a rival kingdom, by a reckless mage or vengeful fungi-druid. Go to Comment
Knights of the Shroud
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Area)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 02:35 PM
Why don't you link you evil knights? We could have a grand tournament of villiany! :D Go to Comment
Knights of the Shroud
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Area)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-05-09 11:26 PM
No, rather than wearing such decoration, the shrouds are worn under their armor and their helms hide their identity. Should a Knight be killed, they are buried in their shrouds, an action that displays their conviction, no mercy, no quarter. Go to Comment
30 Barkeepers
NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-11 03:28 PM
well, it is this potion that some guy in a dark robe gave me. it cracked my mind and made me dig up junk from the 1.0 forums. I was thinking of submitting 30 bar wenchs, 30 children, and 30 horses Go to Comment
Eye Of Enhancing Degeneration
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 07:49 AM
Now this is really a neat idea, needs some polish, but a neat idea. Good to see you back Kal. Go to Comment
The Leviathan Pool
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 07:46 AM

I love it Muro. It has elements of sublime grace, exploitation, and majesty. Now I'm going to have to go and find that Ecco the Dolphin game now. Dammit. Go to Comment
The Lost City of Paldor
Dungeons  (Water)   (Style)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 08:03 AM
If this is the sort of stuff that Tekumel inspires, it's going on my shopping list! Go to Comment
Simeon the Caretaker
NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-09 07:55 AM
That is a good question Cheka. I would say that one of the provisions of the blackmailing, which I did leave really vague would be a life insurance policy. One of those 'If I die so-and-so is going to recieve alot of incriminating evidence' things. THere could also be an agreement that so long as Simeon gets his stipend he will make sure that the lords indiscretions go unnoticed into the pauper's unmarked graves. Go to Comment
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-16 12:07 PM
Aside from a few typos a very good submission. I like the machivellian nature of the Copo, and reading about the Sarahi, but I think that Texaco's name could stand to be changed. There are Texaco Gasoline Stations where I live and I can't read Texaco and not think of the Red Star. Go to Comment
Cloister of the Empty Table
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Area)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-07 05:10 PM
I will admit the Cloister is intimidating, almost alien to us in our rather soft and decadent westernized lives. In a sense this was an attempt to reach back into the collective history of organized faith to find those people who have gone to great lengths to demonstrate their piety. Ayyosha, while certainly not pleasant, and certainly not generous, has much in common with the fakir who rests on a bed of nails, monks who take vows of silence, chastity, or even modern folk who abstain from all meat.

I guess the basic though is that people are more than willing to go to extremes for the things that they feel are important. Go to Comment
Ouranga, the Tempest-Lord
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-04 04:01 PM
Thanks for pointing out the mispell, it is supposed to be Ouranga, not Ourange, one letter away from orange, I think that was the problem. As for the 15 squires, these trainees are responsible for everything from keeping his horse groomed, to oiling his armor, to making sure his pavillion tent is properly arranged. He had many servants as a lord, and grew accustomed to people waiting on him hand and foot. Go to Comment
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The *living* dead

       By: Cheka Man

A certain tribe in a valley believes that the soul remains trapped in the body after death and is aware of it. So they treat their dead as if they are alive, talking to them and keeping them at home. They are used to the stink and for some reason are also immune to the diseases that this practise causes but outsiders are not so lucky.

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