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The Soli
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 07:26 AM
Now there's a zombie for the desert regions! I wonder where the first of these creatures came from. Was it a sun worshiper, that received too much of sun's goodness? A victim of a curse? An experiment? We might never know. They are more like zombies, since they don't feed on their victims in any special way, so the vampire is just one of the many fun names for them.

Perhaps they are so enamoured with the sun rays, that they are jealous of anyone else bathing in them, thus attacking anything on sight. If that is true, one could find two of these highly territorial creatures and lure them to each other, letting them fight it out.

And as Scrasamax has noted, undead don't necessarily need a special reason to hate the living. If one is still required, it could be the faint disturbing memory of the former life, that they cannot handle.

(Oh, and psst: check the newlines.) Go to Comment
Silver Snake
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 05:30 AM
Why, this is a perfectly reasonable lifeform (okay, it is supernatural, but who cares). We have done much weirder stuff. If silver is its prime habitat (maybe it can move the faster, the purer the vein is, and purifies it with its presence), it will of course defend it.

It would be best to combine it with a 'magical' view on precious metals, each metal having certain properties and origin. Why, does silver come from the tears of a certain goddess? Or is it the blood of the only Silver Dragon, lost aeons ago? Then these snakes make immediately much more sense (even if, ironically, they are mere lifeforms and chasing them won't lead to any treasure or legendary creature).

Speaking of legendary creatures, it's nice to remember that "going too deep" doesn't have to produce a giant demon - simple creatures can be an effective deterrent, too. Go to Comment
The Buried Giant
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 08:13 AM
A nice little change of pace, me likes.

(Oh, and have you seen this or this? :) ) Go to Comment
The Buried Giant
Locations  (Other)   (Forest/ Jungle)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-28 04:13 PM
Agunl Qw Agiya
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-24 07:14 AM
Yeah, she is pretty good, might do with some greater purpose in life - but then again, not all Minors need that. Perhaps it is all in her age, to live out her years, observe the cycle of things, speak to the spirits, and help the people out a little.


When Old Becomes New
Traditions rarely die completely and old wisdom is used in new ways. There is a user of magic the new faith just can't seem to catch, a heretical criminal or not quite. Anyway, he has to be caught and brought to justice. And the only person to know, how he does those tricks, could be old Agun. Go to Comment
Zutul
Locations  (World)   (Desert)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-21 05:12 AM
I certainly agree, this dirty little planet has character! Linked to W&P. Go to Comment
Oremor's Life Veil Potion
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-19 02:50 PM
One in the series of items making you undead, at least for a while, I like it. You can imagine nasty little side effects, like making the user easier to possess by hostile spirits, but the greater question of their creator's fate and designs make its use a little tricky.

Good potion! Go to Comment
Lost Idea
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-19 02:10 PM
Now this is magic you can believe in... especially in this place. :)

Best are of course those multipurpose ideas with major destructive as constructive applications (nuclear power is a good example, but may be a bit too much). Then there's the usual "generator powered by life", sucking life out of anything nearby, very handy.

I'm glad this idea wasn't lost, Argus! Go to Comment
Ghostchasers
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)
manfred's comment on 2009-08-16 04:48 PM
A nice little lifeform, full of color and (hard-to-use) potential, I do like it.

That was even before the Orcish bit about souls of cowards, that sealed it for me. Great bird, axlerowes! Go to Comment
Mul'Tals, The Siege Plant
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-28 05:23 PM
Whoa, nasty! I would imagine the Kel'Regar, if they wished to reuse the place, would shower it with a nutrient-rich rain, to help along regeneration and help any forgotten seed to sprout. So figure another bomb with some basic nutrients and elementar weather-control abilities.

They wouldn't use a nuke, now would they? Go to Comment
Battleleaf Armor
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-24 10:24 AM
A nice little item/resource, and a plus just for this sentence:

"...it can be dangerous to the uninitiated, and that's the way the Elves like it".


Speaks volumes about the race. :) Go to Comment
Creepers Tavern
Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-15 05:45 PM
(Psst, it's gambling, not gamboling.)

Quite a fun romp here, including the catch once they "lay the spirit to rest".

Come to think of it, the heroes may want to do exactly that if it isn't dealt with the first time. And to feed it a living victim may be also problematic (even if it's a powerful shady character - well, especially if it's a powerful shady character).

There is dubious fun, shady dealings and a lot of fighting - unless you know how to avoid it. It's pretty okay. Go to Comment
Creepers Tavern
Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-16 06:40 AM
If that is the contemporary term, then I must apologize, thought it was a typo. Okay, another old word to learn. :) Go to Comment
Staff of the Zythumancer
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-15 05:26 PM
Hah! Gets my little laugh for the day.

Simple, direct, logical, silly. All good things to have. Go to Comment
The Double Purse
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-01 03:06 PM
With that add-on about magic items, it is certainly a potent, but very usable piece. Good work. Go to Comment
Zhiatve's Chains
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
manfred's comment on 2009-07-01 02:07 PM
Mmm, an amusing punishment and discomforting to boot! Think twice, if you carry those and run into an enemy... they'll have a much easier time finishing you off. Thinking a bit more modern, some might attempt to enter a state of clinical death and have their chains removed in that way. Too bad the reviving is never as easy as it seems.

One word of caution though: not all criminals will last through this punishment in good mental health. Some will surely go crazy. Others will become unbalanced... and when they finally come free, will spiral out of control in attempt to enjoy their newfound youth. The wise captain of the guard will keep an eye out on the newly released charges. Just in case. Go to Comment
An Adventurer's best Friend
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)
manfred's comment on 2009-06-29 03:38 PM
Some of them are a bit too high fantasy for me, but it is a great list, plus I like doggies!

Watch out for those retrievers. Go to Comment
Crickets of Ziust
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
manfred's comment on 2009-06-23 06:39 PM
Your theories are clearly flawed, I will put them to rest when the time is right. Go to Comment
Ghamiq
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-06-11 08:08 AM
This would be the perfect item to let your magician use, with the player of course neglecting to read all on its background. Next time he boasts about being the good guy, let someone point out the source. Fun item. Go to Comment
30 Medical Texts
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-06-29 03:43 PM
Percentages!

Gotta love books in any form - and this is a collection most fine. (And please add the 'Healing' freetext, it does apply here... for most of them.) Go to Comment
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