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Valadaar, Hand of Ashantar
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-23 05:29 PM
"Conrad - Valadaar's cousin. A fierce warrior, that even an orc feared him."

my favourite line :p

Everyone should write up a valadaar backstory and post it! :p we could make a '30 Valadaar backstories' sub!

Or the next quest should be to write a backstory for different citadelians! :p

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The Citadels Name Exchange
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 02:57 AM
It is what it is: A solid list of names :)

Or, it will be when we get some more into it! :D I'll delve through my subs and pull up a few for addition to this! I may have to be reminded to do this, though :p Go to Comment
The Citadels Name Exchange
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-26 01:30 AM
Done! Threw up my names into the sub! Go to Comment
The Citadels Name Exchange
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-26 01:29 AM

I notice going through this that I favour short names - one or two syllables.
They're not sorted perfectly, and there may be a duplication or two, but these are the names I gleaned from my posts of yore.

Poxxin - A Town name.
Ixxil - Male
Jhalk - Male
Murtez - Male
Krondell - Male
Brother Hukkel - Male
Raun - Male
Podd - Male
Mull - Male
Rouse - Female
Azalea - Male, angelic
Zalentoah - Male, angelic
Nazrem - Female
Jaimev Ulkeav - Male
Dermond Jaged - Male
Axtrami - God, Male, Female
Ouzquin Dremorix - Society/race
Ionilas - Town name
Vanitos - God
Hurani - Female
Durmanigar - Town
Ilken Lillet - Female
Kote - Male
Maltuka - Town
Valdus Darkmour - Male
Animus - Male
Gaeric - Male
Xarlith - Male, Draconic
Tarquin - Male
Gandacai - Creature
Lister Otticus - Male
Cables Auligra - Male
Scable - Creature
Sarlin Church - Male
Mogrolyth - Creature
Linn Lightson - Male
Khalrani- Male
Rasp - Male
Goli - Male, God
Nurin - Male
Lenith - Male
Karea - Female
Durimar - Male
Heu'valis - Male, Demonic
Fue'mar - Male
Demolius Ghith - Male

From The Ouzquin Dremorix compendium:
Moruz - male
Xartina - Female
Barhaki - Male
Scarlin - Male
Balrin - Male
Naraku - Male
Dermond Jaged - Male
Ilariel - Unique Weapon
Luid - Unique Weapon
Hembali - Unique Weapon
Axer Adrami - Unique Weapon
Loen - Unique Weapon
Xactaki - Unique Weapon
Tarax - Unique weapon
Vaxatra - Unique weapon
Karyla - Female
Jazranika - Female
Inistiz - Male
Nimbi - Female
Gaxatir - Female
Elusimau the Harper - Male
Narine - Female
Hainis- Male

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Lwausf's Intra Continental Sling Shot
Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 07:16 PM
An island fortress of undead gumbearkins which can be shot to neighbouring continents. That. Is. Awesome.

yes, there are spelling and grammatical errors. But considering you did this in 30 minutes they can be overlooked. I couldn't write half as much in 30 minutes, so cudos there. The backstory of how the island and sling shot came to be is amusing and light-hearted and the island will give any adventurers trying to invade a good challenge as well as a few guffaws.

I can just see the party, sailing towards the island whilst undead bear creatures glide above them, some dropping into the water around them, others missing the mark by miles and flying off onto the horizon. Go to Comment
The Athlran
Lifeforms  (Character)   (Citadel Help)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 07:50 PM
Another fair writeup to supplement the demonic princes and princesses.
I notice that though your spelling is fine, your grammar is somewhat... Jumbled - is English your 2nd language?

It would be interesting to see more details on the council members, like you had done on the demonic princes/princesses sub. Go to Comment
The Demon Princess and Princesses
Lifeforms  (Character)   (Citadel Help)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 07:31 PM
A fair write up of a major evil, and his 'lesser' evils. It feels somewhat 'diablo-esque', like the video game; how each of the princess and princesses are representative of a particular negative force (such as sacrelige or plague).
There is some grammar and spelling issues, which can be excused. This would be a good kind of thing to turn into a '30's' sub.
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But they're only minions...
Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-20 05:57 PM
I like the idea of awarding XP for enemies left alive. Any fool can swing a sword; it takes some skill to talk or sneak yourself out of a situation!
Good roleplaying should always be awarded with XP.

I like that your first post is a good, open-minded discussion about roleplaying mechanics. Keep 'em coming! Go to Comment
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 08:20 PM
I already know some people who worship themselves :p
Its as plausible a religion as any, and I actually recall reading something which has a similar thought to this; I don't remember where though.

It basically went something like; every time you die you are reborn as someone else, and once you experience the life of every living person, you finally become god, because you have experienced all things. So basically the waiter who was rude to you at the restaurant is actually yourself in a future or past incarnation. Go to Comment
Inanna's Silver Tongues
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (World Wide)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 08:48 PM
This is pretty cool, Cheka. I can see them being useful in many ways. Characters could be part of the religion, or they could require information and hire them out. Additionally, they could be ransacking a cult hideout and one of the cultists starts screaming "no! Don't kill me, im not one of them!" Go to Comment
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-25 09:06 PM
You've done well with this, cheka; I like the idea of it being a policemans baton - not a common choice for an 'enchanted' weapon. I like that its sentient, and can only be used by good, lawful people. Also, the distress call it sends out when wielded by criminals is awesome, and would have a hilarious backfiring effect to anyone up to no good. The criminals worst mistake lay be looting the body of the policeman he just killed!

For some reason it reminded me a lot of something you'd find in a Discworld book, perhaps wielded by commander Vimes. Go to Comment
The Players Cult
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-13 06:22 AM
This is a really cool, well thought out idea. I would have liked to see further info on more levels, and some more guilds would have been neat but overall, still great! I could almost believe this already existing in the real(?) world; after all, there's already some pretty far-fetched religions out there, and this is more plausible than some! Go to Comment
The History of Atheus
Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-03-27 07:22 PM
A very interesting land; i like that its humans against the world, and it is very typical of the humans to begin fighting against one another!

It would be somewhat difficult to put this into any current campaign, because of the rift between human and other races, but would be a fun alternate look at the typical fantasy setting.

I am very curious to see what happens over the next century! I imagine that the humans will end up sabotaging themselves through war and jealousy, while the barbarian races work together to stabilise their land, and they will end up overrunning the human populace!
Can there be half caste races, and if so, how would they be seen in the human and barbarian lands?

In terms of roleplaying i can see this being used in two significant ways:

Either play as humans and have the major plotlines focus on inter-kingdom polititcs and relations, war and the like and have barbarian races come into the game from time to time as an added complexity.

Or play as an elf, dwarf, orc or ther like; have them play a small band of tribalized gypsies just having to survive in the untamed wilds. They have to fight against other tribes for food, do raids on farmlands in the human lands, find a permanent home and so forth. Perhaps they are eventually approached by a kingdom representative of the humans to join their army as conscripts!

The second one sounds fun actually! Playing as hunters and gatherers to survive!

Good stuff, Caesar! I like very much. Go to Comment
Griven Smartstaff, Scholar of Small Proportions
NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-02-18 04:55 PM
A nifty little fellow, is Griven. I love his eccentric, obsessive nature and can actually see how he would benefit a party: He would be great to give hints or even answers for riddles and puzzles the PC's are struggling with, plus if they encounter a new beastie, Griven may have it's weaknesses written up somewhere. On top of that, they could use him to remember past experiences in their game (such as the password they learned five games ago for the door today).

I can see him getting damned annoying, though! And likely he would get in the way, or add an element of complexity to a battle - they may have to protect the poor gnome.

Anywho. A useful gnome! And welcome to the site :) Go to Comment
Kalraka Dzeik – The Lightning's Will
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-28 02:31 AM
Hoo hah! A very impressive first post, sir! Welcome to the citadel, and by the looks of this sub, we will definitely benefit from having you around! :) If you feel inclined, you can introduce yourself in the forums:,19.0.html
There is a chat room which sometimes has a person or two in it, and there's plenty of sections in the forums where you can ask for help, take up a challenge, join a guild, participate in a forum roleplay or just let out whatever insane ramblings are happening in your mind.
ANYWAY! The Sub!

I love it - Kalraka Dziek is a very imposing, dangerous encounter and should not be taken lightly. You've included a great depth of detail and have definitely thought this though. I also like that you've tried to give a psuedo-scientific explanation behind the effects and abilities of the organism.

I can foresee one tactic to destroying Kalraka Dzeik, and it will take a lot of manpower; Razing the area some kilometers around so it is isolated, too far away from anything that even a colonizing arc could strike, and then systematically removing all the Kal within the radius. This sounds like a long, drawn out process and will definitely require the equivalent of an army, especially if the fellow has grown to massive proportions.

I can see a cool scenario and location, where an entire city is abandoned to the Kalraka Dzeik; the city folk had to abandon the place as it got too big to control, so they had to cut away all things around the city which could let it spread. Thus, the city sits alone on the top of a hill, no trees or anything surrounding it, and Kalraka Dzeik sits in wait, jumping from Kal to Kal, unable to expand. The city could be there for years, gaining reputation as a cursed city. PC's could be asked to sneak in and find an item lost, or perhaps as a rescue party for some people who decided to brave it. This way, Kalraka Dzeik becomes less of an organism, and more of a location; 'the forbidden city'. This will take some modifying of your current sub, I know, as I think you mentioned that it cannot survive in the one place for long because it burns away at the Kals, but it can still be worked in :p

Can people use armour out of poor conductors of electricity to reduce the damage or even completely thwart the lightning attacks of Kalraka Dzeik? Glass, Ceramic and Wood, for example. or Rubber/plastics in a more modern environment. Additionally, I would think that Wooden Kals, such as trees, would make a poor host for the creature, and it would need to relocate from these things quickly, or at least not be able to have much of a charge in them.

All in all, a very nice first post with much useful information for a GM to include in their game.
Also, you're right; lightning scars DO look cool! :o Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-20 06:05 AM
Update: Inspired by Bulvan the Merchant in Murometz's Forum Roleplaying game, "The Road to Canagadi." This is the kind of thing I imagine he is going to unleash on us shortly! :) Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-21 05:09 PM
Update: Ah, one thing I realize I had left out; if the Gandacai is slain before his puppets, the puppets will crumple to the ground, also. They are controlled solely by the will of the Gandacai.

Also, Gandacai is an anagram of Canagadi; the town which is the focus of the game we are currently in. Go to Comment
Union Aerospace Corporation
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Trans World)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-13 08:28 PM
I'm a pretty big fan of the doom franchise, and this seems a pretty fair write up on what the UAC would be like. If i recall correctly, the reason the UAC originally created their bases on phobos and deimos was so they could conduct questionable research and experiments without moral and legal consequences.

The result of that, of course, was a teleportation experiment gone awry, which opened portals into a hellish dimension. In TRUE UAC fashion, instead of leaving well enough alone, they decided to send field scientists into hell to study it. The result of all of this was that demons came through to our dimension and caused all sorts of havoc.

Anyway, this writeup seems in line with how the UAC would operate in a broader spectrum.
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Union Aerospace Corporation
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-13 08:28 PM
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Maire's Monsters
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Shadoweagle's comment on 2013-01-10 09:12 PM
And now it's time to vote!! Go to Comment
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Sins of the Son

       By: Siren no Orakio

The PCs are accosted in a major city containing at least one famous fortuneteller / prophet of the future. They are informed that their as-yet-unborn child will (insert terrible evil), and that, although they are very sorry, the PC must be executed to keep this from happening.

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