Now come on, can't you think of something yourself? Though a few theories would be really nice.
I would be rather interested, how subsequent attempts to cultivate life here have fared. A dead planet will eventually become uninhabitable, so someone has attempted to set out a few plants. Would they survive, or would they die... on it's own, or from whatever befell the planet? Go to Comment
Oops, you have edited it without us even noticing! The vote shall be 'upped to reflect this.
I liked the 'ancient terraforming technology' bit most, it is an interesting option with a tragic aftertaste.
The post itself could handle a little polish especially in the formatting department, but is readable so I won't throw stones for that. Pity that it isn't marked as a Quest submission, for it is one. Those issues aside, good work! Go to Comment
Coinlake sits perched between two sheer cliffs in the Stigrani range, and is difficult to find, much less approach. Four miles long and two across, the water is a vibrant cyan blue. The lake's shoreline is an unassuming beach of gray pebbles, and its mean depth is seventy feet. The rare times when the sun makes its way between the cliffs and shines over the the still water, one could see clearly the lake's rock-strewn bottom.
Strangely, no fish or aquatic life can be found here.
At night, a peculiar phenomena occurs. When the night sky is clear, the moon and stars are reflected in the lake's surface, but if one were to look at the surface from a high vantage point, the reflection does not match the firmament above!
Instead the water's surface reflects the night sky of some other distant world and seventeen shining golden moons besides, each ones shimmering upon the water like so many gold coins!
Legends whisper that Coinlake is not a lake at all, but a gate or nexus, to some distant alien world.
The mystery has long remained unsolved, and only recently has the Arch-Duke commissioned an expedition to uncover the secret of Coinlake once and for all. Among the team members are several scholars of the Nascent Academy, an astrologer from the Occultists Guild, and of course the PCs, acting as body guards.
Encounter ( Any ) | January 31, 2016 |