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Poor Josias
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Alec_Shadowkin's comment on 2006-07-12 07:07 PM
I think this is an extremely interesting character with a great deal of utility as an NPC. A miriad of uses come to mind just offhand and the proposed adventure is a good one. Nice job! Go to Comment
Poor Josias
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-07-12 09:49 PM
Poor him. 5/5 Go to Comment
Poor Josias
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Pariah's comment on 2006-07-12 09:02 PM
Oww. Those poor sword swallowers, having that gag reflex kick in right when it gets down to the bottom. It hurts just to think about. Go to Comment
Poor Josias
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
Murometz's comment on 2006-07-12 09:30 PM
Great mythology! The Sword of Water cutting Josias' ties to his god, the sword-swallowers, matches not lighting, and Old Debts...very nice work!

Oh and you feel for the guy Go to Comment
Poor Josias
NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)
valadaar's comment on 2014-03-19 10:56 AM
A neat NPC that could be worked into the tapestry of one's world. Adjust the gods as needed.

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Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
manfred's comment on 2006-06-30 03:42 AM
Surely there will be legends of curses connected to precious stones - but there are always some.

I definitively like the deity, and the curse that it sent on enemies of ist people (note that the curse is not even terribly powerful, it may be more of a minor spirit, than a true deity). Those that wish to remove the curse have to destroy, or sacrifice all the diamonds (it is not easy to part with them though), or perhaps help the Sekkitans to reclaim their island and continue their life. An alternative would be to find through research the night when the curse strikes, and simply avoid looking at it (that may be hard too - human curiosity and love for the diamond are hard to overcome).

A blood diamond could even bring luck to a Sekkitan, if it is held for the purpose of later sacrifice.


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Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-06-29 06:07 PM
Nifty idea. I like the description of the history of the diamonds. I also like the curse. These diamonds could make a nifty tool for assassination, assuming someone knew the secret. And sooner or later, everyone is going to forget Seenu, so no one will have a clue what's going on. Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-30 08:44 AM
Let me join the cavalcade of praise here. Nicely executed, good explanation, good hooks, and something for the unwary. Really a great piece. Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Iain's comment on 2006-06-30 02:04 AM
Very nice. Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-29 10:23 PM
I really like this little jewel here, and hope to use it somehow...

:heart explodes and dies: Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Cheka Man's comment on 2006-06-29 07:12 PM
One of these could be a dungeon or tomb trap in it's own right. Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2006-06-30 08:17 AM
All of the above

I would comment further but it’s all been said

Great stuff Dozus – keep up the good work

5/5 + today’s HoH vote Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Dozus's comment on 2006-06-29 08:05 PM
Thanks for the format advice, Muro. It has been implemented.

Glad you like the Last Wish hook. If you or anyone else can think of more hooks, feel free to share. ;) Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
Murometz's comment on 2006-06-29 07:23 PM
suggestion: format the opening poem and the later one inside "centered blocks". Get rid of the slashes.

I liked this a lot. A weird island, a weird people, and some weird gems. What more do you want? A good tale! I like Seenu.
I get a feel for him, yet he remains vague...I like that.

I also like Last Wish plothook. Its not an original one, but I have a soft spot in my heart for it. If I were a PC I would develop a strange attachment to that Old Woman, persevering through all to get the diamond to Sekkita! "Despite all my sins, in this I shall not fail! I will not let a dying woman down!" Then again, I would grow obsessed with the gem too, so umm... Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)
axlerowes's comment on 2014-03-09 09:34 PM
Great for engagement rings if you're not into that whole commitment thing Go to Comment
Marching Barnacles
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
Strolen's comment on 2006-06-15 08:12 PM
Great idea! If they actually walk the ship on the shore I picture the ship leaning over pretty violently in order to allow the most amount of creatures to help move it. If only a few on the bottom can move it then they have the strength to do some real action in the oceon. Unless it is a flat bottom boat of course. But not only is the boat moving onto shore, I picture it rolling from one extreme to the next with the actions of the creatures sharing the load amongst those on both sides of the hull.

Forget doldrums, if these things find a rich source of food I bet they would stop a ship, even with a fare wind, dead in its track in order for to feed for awhile. Go to Comment
Marching Barnacles
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
manfred's comment on 2006-05-27 05:34 AM
Thanks for another bizzare lifeform! Strange as entertaining, a good mix.


Hey, and why didn't anyone think of using them for purposes of navigation, at least in times of need? Go to Comment
Marching Barnacles
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
manfred's comment on 2006-06-16 11:34 AM
I would even expect tiny colonies being kept alive on a boat directly - keep one in a jug and keep it small. With easy maintenance you could have an awkward compass. Go to Comment
Marching Barnacles
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-05-26 08:52 AM
I love exotic animals, hence why I HoHed the bizzare lifeform challange. This works for me. Good write up, interesting idea, and well there we go. High Paw! Go to Comment
Marching Barnacles
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Pieh's comment on 2010-10-19 06:44 PM


*BURP!* ... I mean *BUMP!*



Excellent submission. I wish I has seen this years ago.


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