I like your secret of the slumbering dragon - it would be interesting to see that expanded; perhaps as a historical piece.
so we have a ruling body, Diplomats/Lawyers, Military, Sorcery, Teachers, Tradesmen(and outsiders), and a secret service; a nicely rounded society to cover most major aspects of life. Also, I am fond of all things desert! Go to Comment
Oh yeah, this is a nice, fearsome object. I would have it in the hands of a villain, for sure; at first/low levels the pc's will just hear rumours of the villain slaughtering people in the lands, and as the campaign draws on and their levels are raised, the foe will become more prominent in their adventures, and they will learn of the rough-shaped dagger the foe possesses. Go to Comment
I like Sveridan's Torch - it makes him seem a touch necromantic through demonic power; creating 'undead' thralls by enshrouding his victims to do his bidding.
Also, that they are manifestations of gluttony make sense - they live to consume everything.
A worthy, wily demonic lifeform - I am interested to hear of the demon which these creatures are spawned from. Go to Comment
An object suitable to enhance undead which PC's face, rather than have them own it. It could be a useful item to confound PC's who think they know how things work, by having the undead they are facing suddenly work tactically! Go to Comment
The greatest compliment that can be received is knowing that someone's used my stuff :) That's why I write here, and it inspires me to write again. Thanks Father Stabbingston! I would love to know how it's received! Go to Comment
So cool, Moon. You've re-created a post-apocalyptic world under the sea; have you played Bioshock? It seems to have influences of it in here.
I'm sure each settlement will become more and more unique as time goes on, with their own lifestyles and superstitions - the ones without rail access will probably become especially eccentric with less access to other folk. This way, new religions and cults and societies can be forged out of the settlements; if the pcs have to visit a settlement that has been isolated for decades they may find themselves attacked as heretics!
You've flipped the world upside down with this: as the sea becomes more well known and mapped, it is the land which becomes like the ocean, unexplored and mysterious! Go to Comment
It is what it is: an in depth and sensible calendar and time system for dwarvish folk.
I would say that it would be unlikely that there are geysers in every dwarven population that burst every hour; which leads me to think that the way around this is making the time largely subjective and having the adaptability that dwarves have with changing time systems (and their stubbornness) if a dwarf goes to another locale with a geydir that actually erupts 1 1\3 hours, they would simply deny that the time is different and say that it is correct, even though the day technically is a fair bit longer.
just like when they are on the surface and adapt to the surface time, they will adapt to different variable dwarf-locale times. Go to Comment
I read through all of this thinking 'hey, this guy is pretty cool!', and then I saw your disclaimer at the end and Gossamer's comment about it being very similar to a lot of things she had already seen :(
whellp, I'm not as well versed as others in this stuff, and this sounded fun to me, so I'll give you that extra bit of score! Go to Comment
Will Matteus Carter be a recurring character in future transcriptions? :p
I like the way you structured this sub; what we are reading is Matteus's interpretation of this poem and it may not be correct, which means if anything is wrong about this sub for your own dwarves in your specific game, you can explain it away due to the interpretation.
Hoo hah! The demons in Atheus are the people of Atheus! That's twisted! So in effect, without knowing it they are enslaving their own ancestors as slaves! Really interesting take on demons and hell, Caesar; I like very much!
Jacob Latris has unwittingly come upon the source of magic in Atheus itself, not to mention the means to manufacture demons for his own purpose! A dangerous gift to bestow on someone if his questionable morals and sanity!
I like that the idea of the afterlife and congeria are nothing like what Atheans expect. What a demoralizing thing to know if they ever find out that when they die they may just be processed and turn into chaotic monsters. Go to Comment
Some parallel worlds have different time-flows, like the fabled dwelling-places of the elves: those who visit them under the hill for a night return to find that years have passed in this world. Perhaps it is the gate leading between the worlds which causes the alteration. If a gate were 'misaligned', the shift from '| |' to '| \' or '| /' as it were would lead to that difference, much as a light-beam split and bent by a prism ends up taking a longer path. There might even be a mathematical function linking degree of misalignment to alteration of time-rate.