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Magical Pottery
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-08-16 06:56 PM
Guardian of the Afterlife
(Major pottery related magic)

Forms either an infantryman, cavalryman or mount of terra cotta bound to the spirit of a named individual.

In life, these figures are useless - their utility comes in the afterlife where they will provide the bound spirit members of a host it can use in battles there.

More mundanely, for religions where this is not an issue, the figure will function as a weak golem used to defend crypts and gravesites. Although not able to sustain much damage, it can strike as well as a seasoned warrior, and there is nothing stopping improvements such as armour or magical spells from being applied. In this application, the figure will not leave the area of the grave.

crediting comments by manfred to my Death Mask scroll, and Chinese History

(the Terra-cotta army buried in Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum)
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Giant Urchin
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
valadaar's comment on 2014-01-15 10:59 AM
Apart from being giant, I think it needs a little more spark to stand out as a submission.

Why would magical fire not work well? I would expect the forest of quills to incinerate quite nicely.

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The Common Church
Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)
valadaar's comment on 2007-02-14 02:21 PM
Nicely done. I have something similar in work. Go to Comment
Grassbiter
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-28 10:21 AM
An interesting little critter! I've added it to my encounter list in The Unseen Fortress. Go to Comment
Mani Path-Hider
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-10-15 07:16 PM
Can't add to whats said - I agree most with MoonHunters post. Go to Comment
The Sleeping King
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)
valadaar's comment on 2014-04-01 08:20 AM
Certainly an echo of Arthur. I agree with Scras.

Are there ever blue eyes that are not piercing? :)
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Markus the Black
NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-08-07 10:47 AM
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Knuckle Roller
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)
valadaar's comment on 2014-04-24 12:00 PM
A cool dice game. We don't get too many of these around here.

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Hraun
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)
valadaar's comment on 2013-12-11 09:19 AM
A really cool - forgive the pun - creature with lots of potential - I like it!

It does suffer from some odd phrasings and dropped words.
"Its frozen blue skin is almost as hard as crystal"

"Grinding its joints together almost as if it intended to cause audible pain for those who were near enough to hear."

It grinds its joints...

Apart from these minor quibbles, a great sub!

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Looking for Bethany
Plots  (Event)   (Side-Quest)
valadaar's comment on 2013-04-19 10:54 AM
Heh, maybe in time the girl becomes the queen of the monkeys, using her human intelligence to lead them in a war of revenge against the orcs :)

An interesting idea with hints of Jungle Book.
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Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2006-07-31 08:23 PM
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Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2006-09-11 09:29 PM
Keep in mind the turnover of goats due to bad weather, predation and other factors. You will need to add a fudge factor to the goat count....
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Fountain of Goats
Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)
valadaar's comment on 2007-10-03 06:20 PM
Trolls that force you to play bridge? Have mercy! Go to Comment
House of the White Apes
Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Rooms/ Halls)
valadaar's comment on 2012-12-05 02:39 PM
I soo love the feel on this one! It screams Conan to me, very loudly.


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Space Combat - Armor
Items  (Armor)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-10-15 07:46 PM
T80 Crewman battle fatigues

This lightly armored suit is designed to save the wearer from flash fire and explosive decompression. It is made of fairly durable puncture resistent fabric(not bullet proof, however)and has a special rapid self-assembling helmet. Upon detection of severe heat or pressure drop, it will quickly throw a polymer hood over the head of the wearer and simultaneously inflate to pressurize both suit and helmet. Oxygen is not used for inflation to reduce chance of fire, but a breathing tube is also provided. The suit uses a Oxygen recycler to extend the limited supply to 15 minutes. Go to Comment
Children of Glass
Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Country/ State)
valadaar's comment on 2011-03-27 06:15 PM


Not sure how I overlooked this one as well. This is really good.

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Wonders of Africa
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)
valadaar's comment on 2009-06-08 11:13 AM
I'm going to put this back into their work pile. Something could be salvaged from this.

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The RJD2 CyberVirus
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)
valadaar's comment on 2013-05-10 01:33 PM
Not bad, though much of the battle against viruses is the classification of white ware or not. It would need some adaptive mechanism to stay ahead of virus detection routines..

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The Mountain of Boats
Dungeons  (Desert)   (Rooms/ Halls)
valadaar's comment on 2007-03-19 05:44 PM
Yep. Amazing. Go to Comment
Artificial Dragon Blood
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2006-10-17 07:23 PM
Can't add to this one - just to say it's really cool! I have a thing for alchemy :) Go to Comment
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