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The Sledge
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-09-27 01:47 AM
I wasn't overwhelmed when I started reading, but by the time that I reached the dance competition, I was impressed. You found an original way to approach the "tough bar full of tough guys" meme, and for that I congratulate you.

At last, I have a way to punish the player I have that invariably takes "Perform: Dance" as one of his skills and breaks into a jig at the slightest provocation. Go to Comment
The Sledge
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Stomphoof's comment on 2007-10-01 12:07 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Sledge
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kaos2571's comment on 2007-09-26 10:05 PM
Interesting, not my flavor, but nice. Go to Comment
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Victor-N's comment on 2007-10-02 04:50 PM
I agree with penguin; funny, cool and very original. I like it. Go to Comment
The Princesses Nemithia
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2007-10-14 12:45 AM
Or maybe if several reach maturity they'll all collaborate to seize the throne. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-09-23 06:18 PM
Whoa. Now this is a mind-blowing plot. Kudos for thinking of such a story.


You can bet the king won't be loved, the more babies he has killed, the more precarious will be his situation. You can expect people to flee his kingdom, and others scheming to overthrow him. Those, who know of the curse (and that knowledge will spread), will have some hard choices indeed. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2008-10-02 09:51 AM
So??? How did it work out? Go to Comment
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2007-09-26 02:00 PM
Wow, I really like this. Definitely gets the "Wish I'd Thought of That" award. So much possibility for havoc, so much fun. Intrigue and madness with a pretty nifty twist. I'm going to have to find a way to use it, I think.

It's entirely possible as a Nemithia grows to maturity, fewer new ones will be born. After all, she's interested in the throne, not in competing with herself. I also have to wonder... did she arrange for her husband to become king? Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-09-24 03:35 PM
An incredible piece with a great deal of detail. It has history. It has drama. It has dozens of ways to be plugged into a campaign. A truly worthy piece. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-09-24 02:41 AM
As a strong proponent of the Princess freetext, this submission just blows me away. I like the mechanics behind how the similar births and and slow change to a similar form is explained, as well as the social responce to the king getting batty and kill-happy. Very well done! Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2008-10-02 09:37 AM
I am impressed - this is a memorable piece, and creepy to the extreme. With multiple Nemithias, I can see the stronger killing the weaker ones, in true highlander fashion, to absorb the power within them.

I have to use this someday. Won-der-ful! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-09-23 05:35 PM
The King is not going to be popular with the people. What happens if a general's wife has a Nemithia? Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-11-14 09:57 AM
Aha! Very nice! This WILL be used by me, and I WILL comment on how it went.

::Stamp of Greatness:: Go to Comment
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Phaidros's comment on 2012-03-02 10:35 AM
Holy mozeskriebel, what a tremendous plot! Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2009-01-26 12:03 PM
Egads, this is simply brilliant - how did I ever miss it???

Here is a kingdom just begging for a rebellion - let's face it, no population, however loyal, is going to stand for this kind of oppression indefinately

After all, killing all the girl children before their second birthday is something no realm can stand for long

This king is most definately going to lose his throne sooner or later - and, unless he's really careful, probably his head as well

Think I'm wrong?
The French revolution and teh English civil war both started over less

So, rebellion and civil war are comming. Under these circumstances it's probably unavoidable and everybody, including the PCs, are going to have to choose a side.

There's a whole campaign arc here

Great stuff DLM
One of few truely 5/5 submissions I've seen
... plus a Hall of Honour
... plus my own Wish I'd thought of that award Go to Comment
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Dragonlordmax's comment on 2007-09-23 05:08 PM
Updated: Here you go, Wulfhere - something involving princesses. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-09-24 04:15 PM
What Moon said. Great work! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2009-01-25 01:09 PM
BUMP. A well-conceived, well-nuanced plot! A pleasure to read. Will be used! Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-09-24 10:56 AM
Wow!

Truely impressive - I think this is your best so far! Nicely done! Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-09-24 01:02 AM
(I had no idea that I was issuing a call to arms... Princesses just seemed a worthwhile Freetext)

This is an excellent plot, with a variety of political repercussions and different ways it could be explored by the PCs. Go to Comment
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       By: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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