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Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-06-24 03:58 PM
Like the name, like the idea of a sentient stone circle, but I'm not much for the backstory. Still, I hand you a...

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Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-30 10:48 AM
"Even as their youthful souls were fleeing to the stars above, she gathered them and spun a greater mind of the matter, wiping all memories, but giving the potential for growth, learning and development." that is what I wrote. Break them down, merge the stuff, forge a new being. No memories, new personality. Go to Comment
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-25 06:54 AM
I was thinking about this. What other backstory would you prefer, Capt'n? Perhaps you can write a sentient stone circle too... perhaps for your Taurzehin? Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-09 01:45 PM
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EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 03:01 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-05-24 08:46 PM
A HAL of the pre-computer age. Go to Comment
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Anteaus's comment on 2005-06-09 10:07 AM
very good i like it alot, and it will very easly tie in with my story, I am stealing this one too, and probly not changing a thing. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2016-08-03 03:16 PM
Well this one is pretty darn awesome! Love it!

The circle can play so many roles and lots of plots can use it.

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Jairn Stiorlen
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manfred's comment on 2007-06-08 06:51 PM
Some weekends are longer then others... and some characters more interesting than others. This is one of the kind. Go to Comment
Jairn Stiorlen
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-06-22 04:39 PM
Ooh! Science fiction! We discussed this in the chatroom, yes?
Excellent! I love it! Well-written, well-thought-out, but I have to say, this post is L-O-N-G-lengthy!
Good job, Echo!

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Jairn Stiorlen
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-01-12 02:58 PM
The only thing against this post is the lack of space between paragraphs.

Remember Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and other gaming genres, in moderation, are perfectly acceptable fantasies. Go to Comment
Jairn Stiorlen
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-06-22 09:57 PM
Kudos, well done. It is good to see that someone can pump some spirit into Battletech, most of it feels cut and dried.

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Jairn Stiorlen
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Murometz's comment on 2007-03-27 05:29 PM
pegged for "weird character" fix to-do list this weekend

in the meantime, I have never played Battletech, but I find this a rousing and stimulating character! good work.

(fix the spacing, would ya?) Go to Comment
Jairn Stiorlen
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Murometz's comment on 2007-03-27 05:38 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-06-08 07:49 PM
Very well done, but marred by monolithic text. Go to Comment
Child-Eyed Fluffy
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2004-07-01 09:19 AM
What can I say?

It's simply brilliant -- great motivation and truly scary

And a very difficult moral question as well -- is it one of the good guys (for protecting kids) or one of the bad guys (for killing people)? Go to Comment
Child-Eyed Fluffy
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Agar's comment on 2004-06-15 05:52 AM
I really like these items! Much better than my cork gun that shot walls of force.

5/5 - but really creepy Go to Comment
Child-Eyed Fluffy
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-06-14 10:40 PM
*shudders*

Evil toys...

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Child-Eyed Fluffy
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-11-21 10:48 AM
This is a pefect item for a Garage Sale from Hell. Go to Comment
Child-Eyed Fluffy
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-06-14 06:41 PM
Disturbing... 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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