This is great! Love the write-up. It has that Gaelic flavor obviously which adds to the enjoyment. Love the bucolic feel to this too. Plus what axle said, subtle yet dramatic!! Can go so many different ways with these fish! Go to Comment
This is pretty cool, and made better since I love salmon. I wonder what animals would do with these memories? Maybe a bear might have unusually good info on where to find some food or gain a skill one would never expect of a bear...
Since killer whales eat salmon too, they might be smart enough to make use of memories gained in this manner..
I'm always fond of the mundane (utility items, common animals with minor magical traits etc.) with a twist so this is right up my alley so they say. Just a random thought is that potentially the something that came up on a 1-20 could in specific cases be as good to the PCs as something from a 61-70 when they are on a side quest. Go to Comment
There are tons of excellent ways to use this in a game! Perhaps some wizard is storing thoughts in salmon, or a wealthy queen keeps these in her gardens to absorb the gossip of her court whom she suspects of plotting against her, or a seer claiming they can judge the value of a Liathghorn fish without eating it. Go to Comment
I wouldn't want to mess with one. A common observation about chickens is 'who decided someone who was a coward was a chicken? Have you ever met a chicken? They will mess you up'. This applies to your run of the mill evolved from therapod poultry.
A bird with antlers. I want an omelet, this might cost me an eye... Go to Comment
This my favorite post about fantasy foul ever! Seriously, I just love everything you did here and how this sort of mix of cultural habits, history, knowledge and facts. Some of the details I really loved was the birds use of "tools" during the mating displays, the fighting among males, and the lore regarding "Big Pete". More than the stories of divine creation or the histories of which Prince succeeded which King following which war, it is the stuff like this that really brings a setting to life. One of he advantages that the RPG format has over other forms of storytelling is that if you pick up a random rock there is something under the rock. If I go to Siogal County and sit to bowl chicken soup, there is a history to that soup. Go to Comment
Mazetown stands right around the entrance to the Maze, and its whole economy depends on the people coming to visit the ever-changing and apparently sentient dungeon. They don't get all that many visitors, but the ones that do come tend to be rather generous in their spending; after all, if anything you take inside vanishes as soon as you go in, and everyone who manages to come out usually does so with fabulous treasures in tow, why not spend your coin on R&R before getting started?