One of those things that is best left a legend or an exaggeration. Well described, but unless one is playing out ragnarock, it seems it is likely to remain in the maelstrom.
Perhaps someone could find a way to connect with the spear though the ether, creating linkages only strong enough that the being could draw power from the spear without physically touching it. L’ruhk’s fragment would not like this and may seek 'help' using similar means to stop this leeching... Go to Comment
A great submission that really deserves more plot ideas then it has. I could see an entire campaign around this organization - perhaps as an employer or an enemy, or a third party in a more complex scenario.
I like this - a cross between the Lonely Mountain and Everest. Perhaps one could even make it such that the mountain has gotten higher over time - much faster than normal - making its hazard much greater than when the dwarves dwelled there. Go to Comment
I like this - it could even work as a form of one-time-pad, which is nearly unbreakable.
Another feature would be the knots and such must be unraveled to be read, making it almost impossible for the message to be intercepted, read, and then passed on. This is a big deal since not receiving the expected message, or one with signs of tampering can warn someone. Go to Comment
I think this is an excellent idea, though it depends upon your magic being loose enough to accept this. Some fictional (aren't they all) examples of circle use are so exacting as having a hair drop across a line is sufficient to blow the protection. With such standards, a carpet would be play Russian roulette with 5 rounds loaded.
For D&D though, or lower-stakes magic, I see this as perfectly fitting. Go to Comment
There is a person who has a well-known reputation, probably involving something illegal. But this person is either very clever and crafty, or really like his or her privacy, for no one knows who this person actually is. As an added twist, perhaps this person is of an age that would noramlly be wildly inappropriate (say, a child is a much-feared bandit) or maybe not the expected gender or even race.