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Corvorane's Cave
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Dozus's comment on 2006-07-20 12:45 PM
Yes, we certainly can. Go to Comment
Corvorane's Cave
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Dozus's comment on 2006-07-24 04:36 PM
Deja-vu can't be helped. It's an olde skool plot that kinda follows a predictable formula. I tried to punch it up with the mad prisoners and Threll the thief, but it's mainly meant to be a well-done classic dungeon. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-07-20 09:42 AM
hmmm..you were holding back in chat a bit werent you?..:P

This is wonderful!! Great atmosphere, juicy details, and not a "high-level" world-changing adventure, but an old-fashioned "low-level" yarn, high on imagery and descriptions!

Thumbs all the way up! Go to Comment
Corvorane's Cave
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-10 12:11 PM
Most Piratical indeed - nice adjective Lockheed. Though the practicality of having so many prisoners seems off, it delivers a cool scene.

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Corvorane's Cave
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Lanfear57's comment on 2008-01-12 07:09 PM
Kudos, I like, I'm going to use this in a campaign I'm running this coming semester ^_^ Go to Comment
Corvorane's Cave
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Lockheed's comment on 2009-10-24 12:03 AM
Cool! Exactly the kind of Piratical adventure I've been looking for. Go to Comment
Corvorane's Cave
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Father Stabbingston's comment on 2016-06-07 08:01 PM
Poor Josias
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2009-02-08 03:08 AM
my name is josias and i really enjoyed this story.. would like to see more Go to Comment
Poor Josias
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manfred's comment on 2006-07-13 03:26 AM
Cute, and sad NPC at once. Good work! Go to Comment
Poor Josias
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Alec_Shadowkin's comment on 2006-07-12 08:07 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
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-07-12 10:49 PM
Poor him. 5/5 Go to Comment
Poor Josias
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Pariah's comment on 2006-07-12 10:02 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
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Murometz's comment on 2006-07-12 10:30 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
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valadaar's comment on 2014-03-19 11:56 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
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manfred's comment on 2006-06-30 04:42 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.


Good work! Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-06-29 07:07 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
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-30 09:44 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
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Iain's comment on 2006-06-30 03:04 AM
Very nice. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-29 11:23 PM
I really like this little jewel here, and hope to use it somehow...

:heart explodes and dies: Go to Comment
Sekkitan blood diamonds
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-06-29 08:12 PM
One of these could be a dungeon or tomb trap in it's own right. Go to Comment
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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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