Strolen\s Citadel content. 
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-11 10:02 AM
A-wan A-wan

Very nice, I like the large potential for exploration, and the fact that a a 'lost tribe' may have been worshipping a great and terrible old god. very CoC Go to Comment
Blue'd Tower
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-10 03:05 AM
Ah, well presented a neat idea. I think it would be more reminescent of the Tower of London rather than a prison camp, its prisoners being sorcerers, and patricians rather than commoners. Go to Comment
Topal (Lake Squid)
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-07 04:35 PM
I like this, the degree of detail ranging from the biology of the topal lacking chromatophores to the local peasants having a squid dance. Go to Comment
Torture Devices and Techniques
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-06 05:04 PM
This is a scroll that plumbs into the darker side of the human psyche. While it may be fun to devise ways to torture and abuse PCs and NPCs in new, creative and cruel ways; it is easy to overlook the humanitarian aspect. When dealing with torture in a game it is important to remember than any good aligned character should have serious qualms about using this form of abuse. Lawful characters moderately so. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-06 04:59 PM
Good submission, it is versatile and not entirely devoted to kewl powerz for players. It has an ecological niche and a reason for existing. Nice touch. Go to Comment
The Ink Drinkers
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-06 05:09 PM
Summon with care, for the Ink Drinker cares not what tome it feasts upon, but with great care a wise summoner may tie a drinker to his will by means of Hermetic bindings. Thus he gains an ally to destroy the works of his enemies and a lever to hold over those who would plot treachery against him whilst claiming alliance. To the clergyman who summons the drinker to devour a wicked book, forget not that the drinker is a creature of evil and darkness and one must balance the evil of the tome to be destroyed to the evil of the demon called forth.

Never summon that which yee can not put down Go to Comment
Ritual Magic In Tyren
Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 09:37 PM
A bit short, and a bit too focuesed on Zun, rather than the entire five elemental system. I would have liked to have seen potential implements of ritual (canopic jars and mummified corpses for Egyptian-esque, or elaborate circles and pentacles for Hermetic). This makes it feel like any old rock would do fine for a sil spell. Go to Comment
Kren, the Name of a Card
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 09:34 PM
At first, I was 'Oh crap, another Yu-Gi-Oh/Duel Master knock off' but once I got into the meat and potatoes of the submission, especially the five elements and the power scale being named instead of numbered, I was impressed.

Si-Sil for you! Go to Comment
Kaboo, Gladdys, and their Dim-Witted Nephew
NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 03:36 PM
At first, I was unimpressed with Kaboo (Kaboo? Kaboo!?) seeing him as the stereotype of the old man playing checkers in front of the gas station. I guess living in Appalachia has inured me to the charm of such things. It wasnt until I clicked on the text links, leading to the singing manticore that I cracked a smile. I like this sort of character in a game, though I think that Dimwitt, and Kaboo's name detract from the post. Go to Comment
Kaboo, Gladdys, and their Dim-Witted Nephew
NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 09:38 PM
Followers of Sethalis
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 08:12 AM
I like the three covens idea, but Sethalis reminds of a rather nihilistic Set. Go to Comment
Followers of Perteum
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 08:16 AM
Ambitious brother gods who both content for supreme lordship over the sky, I like that. There is also a term for converting members of highly similar faiths, its called sheepstealing, from the whole Lord is my Sheperd line if imagry. Go to Comment
Followers of Kameakias
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 08:37 AM
The elder god of knowledge, I like the way that his Devoted gather up information and store it away. I can see them managing libraries, occasionally pilfering a book that they feel is not ready for the populace. Another idea would be rare members of the peerage, seneschals and elder scribes who are devoted to the god, writing elaborate codices of lore carefully written in codes. Go to Comment
Followers of Kasal
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-04 08:41 AM
The God of the Dead, strangely I can see his apostles working in hospitals and asylums, rganting the rite of passage as mercy to the terminally sick, and the insane. Well done. Go to Comment
Clan Ironspirit
Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-04-02 03:10 AM
I dont know how I overlooked this submission! I like the premise of the adoption of the illigetimates, but I can see there being some hostility on the part of some more paranoid nobles, since Ironspirit has ties to almost every bloodline, how could they have any sense of loyalty to their bloodline over the others?

Top notch, and I like the time of Annealing. Go to Comment
Blade Hands
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-02 03:58 PM
This is a solid idea, though the whole flashing lights depending on the factor of seal breakage seems a bit over the top for me, seeming more like a sword powered disco light show. A magical verson of peace-tieing swords. Not quite as effective on maces, bows, and other weapons that do not have sheaths or scabbards Go to Comment
The Potion of Explosive Entrails
Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-02 06:33 AM
What a fiendishly nasty surprise for any band of adventurers, the goblin bomb-man Go to Comment
The Kamuinji Sabre
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-02 06:31 AM
I like the fact that it is made of a crystal metal alloy (watch the spelling there ;) Otherwise this is a rather generic sword. Go to Comment
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-01 06:07 PM
Well done! It is humourous and demonstrates the value of favors in the typical feudal world setting. Go to Comment
Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-02-28 08:10 PM
Something like half of this posting didnt make it from the Scholars Canvas to the front page. I had the effects of trying to repair or exploit these dang things as well as several plot hooks. I'm going to retype it later. Please dont vote on this until then.

I feel disgusted.

addenum - 03/01/06 - completed the post, feel free to vote and comment. I restored as much as I could from memory, but I feel that something vital was lost in the retype. Go to Comment
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       By: Strolen

Mining in a certain area turns all exposed skin (maybe just parts that are actively disturbing the chemicals that cause the reaction) of the those doing the mining to a dark blue color. Will wear off taking as many years/days spent in the mine. ... meeting a party of blue-skinned humans armed with pick-axes etc. Strange disease? Demon offspring? Curse? If they meet only one ex-worker, they will very carefully listen to any stories he says, no matter if drunken or insane, or just makes up to get a beer.

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