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The Peristeronic Ring
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
olontur's comment on 2016-04-27 03:22 AM
The simplicity of this is astounding. It's a quite powerful item, so I would tend to include a downside or two. Say, the pigeons keep returning to the summoner (maybe even if dismissed), so their cooing and pooping quickly becomes an issue. Go to Comment
30 Alien Races
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
olontur's comment on 2016-09-15 12:53 AM

Just this wealth of information!

There are a handful of typos like meed instead of need or dropped vowels in some places, but that doesn't deter from the sheer usefulness of this. Go to Comment
Star Whale
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
olontur's comment on 2016-09-15 11:32 PM
A cosmic gem! Go to Comment
30 Things That Grow in a Dwarven Beard
Systems  (Agriculture/ Husbandry)   (General)
olontur's comment on 2012-10-25 05:09 AM
Oh I love this! Go to Comment
Undead Beard Fleas
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)
olontur's comment on 2012-09-26 05:59 AM
Besides the vermin itself, reading this will give my dwarves much more depth! Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
olontur's comment on 2012-09-26 06:01 AM
Hahahahah! Love the Beard Lizard! Go to Comment
The River of Sorrow
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
olontur's comment on 2012-08-22 05:18 AM
Excellent sub!

BTW, that wasn't Jean Grey, was it? :) Go to Comment
The River of Sorrow
Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)
olontur's comment on 2012-08-23 02:12 AM
Thanks for the clarification. Go to Comment
The Qualm
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)
olontur's comment on 2012-07-11 04:24 AM
If you'd presented the Qulam's origin somewhat more mystical or even magical I wouldn't have asked. But you've given some (pseudo)scientific explanations, the temperature of the heart for example, that I got curious.

:) Go to Comment
The Qualm
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)
olontur's comment on 2012-08-14 08:38 AM
Thanks OmegaDraco! The Qualm is much more plausible now, and I especially enjoy the visuals of a handful of über-monsters fighting their way into the core.
:) Go to Comment
The Qualm
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)
olontur's comment on 2012-07-10 05:26 AM
An interesting planet. Yet I miss some details: How does it propel itself thru space? And how fast? If it is so dependent on sunlight as stated, it would need to stay in a more or less constant orbit around a star. How do the nutrient uptake and light needs relate...

:) Go to Comment
30 Ways to Cheat Death
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
olontur's comment on 2012-09-22 02:33 AM
"because it is usually knowledge and practice of forbidden rituals that merited the mummification" except for this strange sentence, a great sub. Go to Comment
T/S Bomb
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
olontur's comment on 2012-06-26 04:16 AM
As always deep and insightful, useful and fun. Go to Comment
30 Neko Augmens
NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)
olontur's comment on 2012-05-17 03:30 AM
Interesting to read and kill valuable work time! :) Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
olontur's comment on 2016-04-30 05:05 AM
Just voted. Go to Comment
Hacienda Solfatara
Locations  (City)   (Desert)
olontur's comment on 2012-06-11 03:08 AM
Scras, to things that make me love this post and show how brilliant a writer you are:

"... ghosts of the dead who are blown around by the desert winds." Can be as much literal as lyrical and certainly can seed tons of encounters.

"The Casablanca Feel" is just incredibly thought out!

Thanks for sharing! Go to Comment
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
olontur's comment on 2011-11-16 10:15 AM
How about a calming tune, especially for your herds? Or a warding tune against predators prowling about? Both would help any shepherd.

Now that I come to think of it, many shepherds I've met (that's quite a few I must add), often lose some of their animals. Maybe playing on the horn would be a homing beacon for any lost ram?

A drawback could be a ongoing sacrifice, like a prize ram sacrificed a year. Alternately, wild sheep might get attracted to your ewes and steal away with some of them. Then again, the few that return bear extra vigorous and beautiful kids. Go to Comment
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
olontur's comment on 2011-11-15 12:53 PM

Is the drawback really a drawback?

Being a fan of subtle magics, I'd prefer the horn to be just luck-fortifying, more so as I cannot find why poisonous or molten hot mists would be useful to a simple, however brave, shepherd. The refreshing/healing property fits quite well though.



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Spectre's Scabbard
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
olontur's comment on 2011-11-12 10:35 AM

what happens if the sash get's burned with your blade inside?


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Giant Psychic Leech Lords from Outer Space
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)
olontur's comment on 2012-09-05 06:29 AM
I have to agree with all above comments. The "artistic flair to really set it apart" may be missing, but as it is, it's sweet, useful and to the point.
Adding a handful of "persons" into the sub could be what's missing, say, a certain elder, a prophet, a leech (mentally) out of order, etc.

Also, I think a society like their's, fixed on philosophy would provide for incredible roleplaying opportunities, as their minds should be literally alien from the PC's... Go to Comment
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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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