I like it. One has to wonder, of course, if curious sharks don't come investigate the sacrifices made. And does the Shark King actually give answers, actually speaking to the Shura, or do they interpret his behavior upon accepting a sacrifice? I guess what I'm asking, is it really the Shark Spirit, or a smarter than average shark who has discovered a plentiful source of food? And I can only imagine the impending havok when men discover this bloody monument. Go to Comment
I believe this is the best of your submissions to this date. Awesome Maggot! 5.5/5 ;)
On a side note I would add that Acqua has indeed matured into an interesting and bloody brilliant setting! The open development effort (ie. everyone creates for it) suits it perfectly! Congratulations Cheka Man, for having created a setting which should immediately appeal to both newcomers and jaded gamers alike! Go to Comment
This is how a slime villain should be- you've done a great job in tempering the fact that he's a crime lord with a big dose of humor- that way, the silliness is brought to the forefront, and even the in-game characters don't have to take this "slime menace" totally seriously, even though he is a competent leader to the Red Blades.
The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.
The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.
Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.
Encounter ( Other ) | December 8, 2004 |