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Crawling Ghosts
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-17 01:44 PM
I like the concept a lot - every ghost needs a reason, and these horrible little things can fit into a lot of mythologies with ease. A good description, with plenty of opening for an appearance in a quest. I even felt kind of bad for these things, and I'm glad I did, meaning that I'm glad they weren't the usual 2000 foot demon death dragons. Go to Comment
The Torlakia
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Other)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-17 06:05 PM
Delicously evil! I like the concept a lot, an undead with a twist, and the attention to detail, especially concerning their souls and desires, was great. I also liked how they creatively find a way to hinder you even when chopped to pieces. Overall, a cool creature. Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 04:14 PM
Good Taverns

Good taverns are taverns known for an exceptional quality of food or ambience, or taverns that are simply very respectable. They will usually cost more, but will be safer, cleaner, and much more pleasant than your average soup shack.

The Dockmaster's Tavern
The Stowaway Inn
The Traveler's Notch
The Unempty Mug
The Red Homununch
The Flaming Wand
The Jasper Otter
Inn Harm's Way
The Ogre-Door Tabernacle
The Riverman's Nestledown
Hearty Wines and Aged Soups Inn
Everyman's Wish Tavern
The Rich Peasant and Poor Landlord Inn and Tavern
The Poisoned Meat
The Salty Tusk
The Inn and Out Inn
The Minstrel's Dance
The Butterhouse Tavern
The Fireside Newt
The Pocked Pocket Inn
The Bard's Trousers
The Cob Web Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 04:15 PM
Standard Taverns

Standard taverns are neither known for their good food nor their violent atmosphere - they are simply standard places to knock down some grog and flop on a sack. They can be found in all sorts of cities and towns.

The Bottomless Cauldron
The Steward's Hatch
The Port Crevice
The Poor Merchant's Inn
The Tanger Serpent Tavern
The Silver Sword Inn
The Clay Platters
The Dirty Sack Flophouse
The Footsore Wanderer
The Rusty Cog Inn
The Patched Robe
The Scrolls of Welcoming
The Tangled Vine Tavern
The Hearth and Road Inn
The Bard's Tale Tavern
The Cellar-Keg
The Slurred Speech Tavern
The Salt Merchant Inn
The Pewter Mug
The Flying Flute Tavern
The First and Last Tavern Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 04:16 PM
Bad Taverns

Bad taverns are any taverns that are either run-down and dirty, violent and coarse, or owned by or used for criminal enterprises. This section is divided into subsections, to illustrate the nature of the tavern. While many taverns fall into several categories (A dirty, violent criminal gambling den), I have placed the taverns in the ones that correspond best to them. Since they are just names, you can switch them around as you like; I just categorized them to give you an idea of how I imagined them.

Dirty/Violent Taverns -

The Rat's Daggers
The Wharf Rat
The Drunken Sailor
The Galleon-Hole
The Patched Paw
The Running King
The Servant's Last Dance
The Fried Fingers Inn
The Rock Bunk Tavern
The Black Barnacle
The Moldy Eye
The Bloody Tooth and Broken Bone Tavern
The Swordhole
The Dead Prince Tavern
The Hag's Pot Inn
The Bloody Body

Gambling Dens/Houses of Ill Repute/Criminal Taverns -

The Queen's Robes
The Black Flagon
The Merchant's Last Coin
The Last Wish Forgotten Tavern
The Spider's Nest Go to Comment
A Compendium of Tavern Names
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 07:44 PM
That's exactly what I'm setting about to do. Once I have a few more taverns (like the Foolish Mage and Drunken Wizard) it'll be up there. Actually...aw heck, I'll put it up now so no one else can beat me and then add to it as I go along. Go to Comment
City Image - Sodius
Locations  (City)   (Water)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-10 12:28 AM
Sodius - that name really makes the post for me. It's unique for a fantasy setting, but it fits in with real-world resources and economics as well. A little short, but when you make 30 city images, that can be forgiven. Go to Comment
City Image - Barrowtown
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Spark's comment on 2006-02-21 05:33 PM
Unique, and depending on what kind of death systems one has in a world, it would be great to stick into the outskirts of a dying kingdom, or as an independant state of its own. And yes, it would make for some very cool, creepy horror quests indeed. Go to Comment
Arune Spheres
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Spark's comment on 2005-12-19 05:46 PM
I like the arune spheres for two reasons - 1, the idea of a magic-powered instrument is cool, and 2, it opens up all sorts of possibilities for mage-bards. Good work! Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:06 AM
Name - Hearthwile (Sternwile)
Grows - on tops of rocks
Description - Hearthwile is a shrub-like green-gold lichen that grows quickly and grows back even quicker. It is often crushed and added to drinks, as its sweet, strong flavor mixes easily with other flavors. It can also be dried and brewed into a watered-down tea that can aid sleep and minor colds. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:06 AM
Name - Olduvaol
Grows - on any non-organic surface (rocks, metal, etc‚ IE not wood, corpse, etc.)
Description - A light green-gray lichen, Olduvaol is known for the fascinating patterns it leaves behind on surfaces it has grown on. It can easily etch any surface with maze-like swirls and whorls, and dies before it truly begins eating away at its home. It is sometimes placed on items and accelerated, leaving behind complex patterns that no artisan could replicate. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:07 AM
Name - Otter's Ashes (Potter's Ashes)
Grows - on rocks
Description - Otter's Ashes is a light grey lichen that spreads fairly quickly, but grows far apart. It has no scent, but if ground while fresh, it gives of a slight odor of an old kiln. If dried and ground, it can be thrown behind one's path to rid the area of one's scent, deterring tracking by creatures with a keen sense of smell. As it has the ability to literally suck the smell (or sense of smell) out of the surrounding area, a pinch can also be sniffed to avoid nausea from areas with sickening smells, such as sewers and crypts. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:07 AM
Name - Patchworthy (Sparkmold, Coldflash-Mold)
Grows - on rocks, bases of trees
Description - Patchworthy is a crinkly dark green lichen that has been the source of endless amusement for children, and endless joy for entertainers. If it comes in contact with any sort of heat, from fire to the touch of a body, it spontaneously combusts into showers of white sparks, with a loud crackling and spritzing sound. The sparks actually feel cold, and have no potential of starting a fire. From small pranks, such as popping a handful into one's mouth and watching everyone's jaw drop, to massive firework applications, Patchworthy is enjoyed by people of all ages. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:07 AM
Name - Duggerpaw Moss (Glow-wind moss, Windwaning Moss)
Grows - Around trunks of trees, on low rocks, in wet areas
Description - Duggerpaw moss is a thick, tall green moss with numerous spore-stalks sprouting from its leaflets. At night, it gives of a soft but fairly bright blue glow, according to the wind. High wind causes the moss to glow brightly, while a low breeze might cause it to waver dimly. Seeing an area filled with duggerpaw moss is a magical sight, as the whole swamp seems to glow, pulsing with light and growing dim all around as the wind falters. Duggerpaw retains its glowing properties for several weeks after it is picked, and is often wrapped in bunches around sticks to make torches that need only be waved to give off light. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:07 AM
Name - Sabyr's Phantom-Moss (Sabyr's Fenmoss)
Grows - in bunches on tree limbs
Description - Dark grey and wispy, Sabyr's Phantom-Moss is named after the way it seems to disappear at night, blending into the shadows. It is quite unnerving to feel invisible fingers brushing over one's face as one walks through the swamp, even if one knows the source is but a hanging plant. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:08 AM
Name - Night-Star Moss (Blackmoss)
Grows - in large clumps on trees
Description - Night-Star Moss is an amazing plant, said to be a survivor from the age of wonders, and breathtaking to behold. Only visible during clear night skies, Night-Star Moss appears as a fine night-black moss, with points of starlight woven into its feathery leaflets. Observing it reveals that the stars appear to move within the depths of the blackness it is made of, and people who have stared into its stars for too long have sometimes been lost to its chasms, forever wandering only half-aware of their surroundings. If picked, it immediately loses its effect and crumbles into the night with small bursts of starlight. During the day, it cannot be found, and those who have tried to observe it at dawn have fallen asleep each time, waking to find it gone. It is said that this plant is a child of the lord of night himself. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:09 AM
Name - Gorgon-Moss (Guard-Moss)
Grows - around stones, on high ground, on hills
Description - Gorgon-moss is a short, grey-green moss with white tips and thick, stiff leaflets, often found growing among dark, broken stones, for reason none has been able to find of yet. If crushed and rubbed in an afflicted area, Gorgon-Moss can relieve old aches, cramps and stiffness after a period of sleep. It is said that Gorgon-Moss could once turn those frozen by the eye of a gorgon to flesh again, but that its powers were lost in the great draining. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:09 AM
Name - Blueblossom-Carpet (Blueblossom)
Grows - in dry fields or forests, in moderate to direct sunlight
Description - Blueblossom-Carpet, although rare to the swamps, is quite common in fields and forests. Short and light green, the plant is relatively unassuming until bloom, when it sprouts vibrant blue flowers with white centers, covering the whole ground in a wash of color and sweet fragrance. Blueblossom is often used as a symbol of truth and hope in fables, and its flowers are often crushed to make a stunning blue dye. It can also be used as a perfume, although it takes many flowers for enough fragrance. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:09 AM
Name - Wendeleaf (Demonsbane)
Grows - around trees, in shade
Description - Wendeleaf is a short, dark green plant with round shiny leaves that grow close to the ground. It gives off a strong, spicy odor if crushed, and is said to ward off evil spirits. It is often dried and burned in holy places as incense, and some folk leave bowls of dried Wendeleaf as a potpourri and as a ward against evil. Go to Comment
Spark's comment on 2005-12-09 11:09 AM
Name - Cauldronleaf (Roundleaf)
Grows - on dry ground
Description - Cauldron leaf can easily be mistaken for Wendeleaf, as it has the same round, shiny dark green leaves - however, Cauldornleaf is larger and grows taller, and has black tips on the ends of its leaves. Cauldronleaf, if eaten raw is very effective at weakening and curing fevers. It has a bitter taste, but eating a spoonful a day can greatly reduce the effects of a fever, and quell it in a matter of days. Go to Comment
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