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Prophets and Sorcerers
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-19 10:30 PM
OH. Well to answer that question - the word "Profitis" in Greek simply means "foreteller." So to be with a "Prophet" is a foretelling of power, good fortune, and might, or whatever other bounties an incredibly powerful Ethereal companion might bring about. It's a stretch, but all Ethereal spirits have rather abstract, metaphorical, single-word names.

On another note, I'm adding this to my Codex on Etherer and Magick. Go to Comment
Prophets and Sorcerers
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-25 11:22 AM
Update: Combed through spelling and grammar. Hopefully now it's a bit easier to read. Go to Comment
Prophets and Sorcerers
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-27 03:11 PM
Thank you Dossta =] Go to Comment
Feeling Sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-18 02:11 PM


I like it alot - I could see use for this for a defender type character, who becomes adept at non-lethal pommel strikes, using his blade only to defend and parry.


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Feeling Sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-19 11:51 AM
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Feeling Sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-19 11:52 AM
Amended. Go to Comment
Katumus
Locations  (TransWorld)   (Other)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-20 02:36 AM


Easily a 5. This is truly an excellent, thoughtful and emotionally provocative  sub.


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The Kandolari
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-14 12:24 PM


Yeah, looking back I think three children might be far too little. I might up it to five throughout their life.


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The Kandolari
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-19 06:36 PM
fixed the pores thing - it was late, probably had my words all mixed.

it seems that "Caste" is, as you say, a wrong word. I want to confer a feeling of isolation of a subset of individuals from the species. How would you make that idea come to life?

And as for an anime feel, it wasn't what I was going for, but far be it from me to tell you how to visualize my words =] Go to Comment
The Kandolari
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-07-01 01:20 AM


Changed the "Castes" thing to a series of stable, and somewhat predictable mutations.


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Ether and Ethereal Magicks
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-16 05:23 PM


Thanks for the response. I agree now that I should have broken this down into a couple subs.



On the electronics note: this isn't a hard fantasy setting; If I had to coin the genre I'm writing in, I suppose it would be called "Science Fantasy." Electronics and energetic flow is known to the learned people, Wizards in particular are familiar with the concepts. Ether flows alot like electricity, and can be inhibited and channeled by certain elements.



I should probablly have made it clear that the world isn't one of "high fantasy" - it's truly a world where science/technology and "magic" interact with each other quite frequently, and while it might sound wierd to hear words like "Magick" and "Diode" next to each other, it would make perfect sense to a Greatlander of the day (providing he is learned enough to distinguish)


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Ether and Ethereal Magicks
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-18 02:31 PM


Changed the sub entirely. Instead of devoting a single sub to a great many things, I took the time and narrowed this one down to Ether and Ethereal Magick alone.


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Ether and Ethereal Magicks
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-09-12 10:41 PM


Thank you, whoever gave this an HoH. I'm honored, and I appreciate it =]


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Ether and Ethereal Magicks
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-09-12 11:04 PM
AHAH. So you're the culprit. Well thank you Cheka. Maybe I'll have a couple more to add to my HoH collection someday MWUAHAHAHAHA Go to Comment
The Undead Knights of Knonii
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-27 05:57 PM
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GraveBorn
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Mountains)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-22 01:46 PM


I like the idea of a city of undead just going about their business. My own two cents - what if they didn't know they were dead? Perhaps they are blissfully unaware (or they chose to forget) that something terrible happened here, and they react to outsiders strangely because they look "funny" or "pink." I'd say perhaps they are outright friendly undead, if not a bit xenophobic, who carry on in death much as they did in life.


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Rage Mages
NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Combative)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-09-18 10:18 PM


I especially liked the grabber - this is an interesting concept, for some reason reminding me of bright wizards from warhammer, though they have little in common. Using anger as a power source is a very cool, but wouldn't it be a pity if one day a Rage Mage woke up, and found that he simply wasn't angry anymore... hmmm... I smell a quest called "The Mage's Lost Rage."


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The Tower of Light
Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-27 04:27 PM


Not a bad submission, perhaps needs a little work.



Someone had hinted at the idea of it being a teleportation device? Perhaps it might have been, for some race of advanced sun-god-worshipping people who were immune to the radiance of the tower. Or perhaps they had special equipment which immunized them. And maybe if the PCs found a way to get a hold of that equipment they could go somewhere REALLY cool. Of course...that's just the ramblings of a radical, senile old mage who lives in a tower miles away from the town...



Definently has potential!



 


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Dark Ranger
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-08-22 03:04 PM


Well, if he hadn't left this might have turned into something good.



My only criticism is that he much more dark and assassin-esq than ranger-esq. There is no real mention of an affinity for the wild, any of the cliche animal empathy or other traits a ranger might have (other than the use of a ghillie suit.) I picture this character as more of a Commando-assassin character class, which could be kind of cool. I liked the use of knives - which added a nice touch, again, very assassinny. A blowgun is a good switch away from a bow, but another more exotic ranged weapon might be cool - maybe something made up just for this particular character class, like a Vertical-Mounted bowgun or something.


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Mordanfey
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
hylandpad's comment on 2011-09-14 09:22 AM


top notch sub. excellent narration - wish I could write half so artfully. Very unique idea for a "Dark" unicorn that isn't the stereotypical "nightmare."


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