The instructional part is good, in that it could help keep the interest of the reader. It could go inform the characters about the powers possesed by a vampire, and their history, and it also could teach an incantation that is suppose to make the character impervious to a vampire.
The spell would consist of pouring the one's own blood upon the book to ensure dominance over vampires. When completed with the spell, though, the character would mentally conform to a zombie-like state where he appeared, and physically remained the same, but he would now be under the command of the vampire that wrote the book. He would have no sense of humor, nor plans to invite nor keep anyone close in his personal life.
This would be a way that a vampire enlisted minions to carryout such menial tasks as transporting his casket, finding a safe haven, and providing protection as he slept. All this without actually having to search them out. Go to Comment
I take offense to this item. My son's name is Cain. :) He is.
Seriously, it actually sounds intriguing. Question about the cutting the wrist part. Does it happen all in one night? For instance, a non-vampire opens it and befalls the curse and must then slake the books thirst with their blood by cutting their wrist. Now does it drain them completely that night? Or does this happen over a peiod of a few days. And if so, do they have an recollection of cutting their wrist? Wounds open, closed, heal over night?
edit - ok I see where it says over night now. I missed that part. But does the victim have any recollection of cutting their wrist? Go to Comment
I'm just not sure what I should do for his past. Use your imagination. Make somethin' up. Oh, and it has to have something to do with the sunken peninsula (See Unnatainable Glory Plot) Go to Comment
Bringing forth an old spectre from the depths of the Citadel, a submission from 2003, when our standards were not as they are now. Also, one of the former members I would like to see return to the Citadel, if he is still out there, wandering somewhere.
The basic commentary on the submission would be a default link to Moonhunter's Gold standard guidelines, as Asarth is, we have a description and a vague motive and a hint of a goal.
This would be a worthy submission for being expanded on/rewritten for the Citadel at large, so long as it was done in the lofty Melnibonean/Lovecraftian style of the Good Penguin himself Go to Comment
Maybe the king has gotten fed up with Olbzan's continued failure to capture her, and has hired someone (like the PCs) to get the job done. Also, do the people know that the Former Lady and the Bandit are the same person? People might think that Lady DeHansen simply went missing, or maybe died. They might even think that Olbzan had something to do with her disappearance! This of course could lead to some well meaning, but ill-informed, people hiring the PCs to find the Lady and/or "bring Olbzan to justice." Even funnier would be if people thought that the Bandit and Olbzan were in cahoots to get rid of the Lady (literally true, but missing the point entirely.) Go to Comment
I suspect that a female Robin Hood could be an amusing addition to a game, especially once the rumor mill went to work:
"Why, everyone knows that the Lady DeHansen ran off into the forest to be with that dashing bandit, the Scourge of Witherwood! I've seen her myself, giving his loot back to the villagers! I wonder how much longer old Olbzan can hide the truth?" Go to Comment
Asarth knows what happens when the sword is drawn, wonder what kind of motives he may have for finding it. If he didn't draw the sword originaly (becoming a lich would be an interesting side effect though) then perhaps he wants the sword to return the destruction done on him. Some kind of revenge thing perhaps? Go to Comment
First an foremost, expand on this. Make a Asarth Awrun character, (Post it in characters). Also, how does he do it? There's a lot to build on, and I mean that in the most positive way.
P.S. Perhaps Asarth Awrun is the soldier who drew the sword Go to Comment