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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-05-20 06:20 PM
4/5

Whoops, it came out twice. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-05-28 11:11 AM
So I had a question for everyone here.

Knowing that if you were innocent you would willingly put the noose around your neck to prove it. Even though you know your innocent and you will not die (hopefully) would that not be a similar act of suicide?

So, would a priest or a Paladin or Holy Warrior of the church put on one? Knowing they were innocent, but by placing a rope of execution around their neck would that not be seen in bad taste? Just curious. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-05-23 11:28 AM
Edited some for content. Thanks for the compliments. I was worried about this one as it was difficult for me to bring to life.

Dragon Lord :
The item is very unique.

There could very well be other items of such history created. This was actually a dream I had which I fleshed out into this.

The other item in question (Pueola Demuet) is another such unique item whose origin can be linked back to the Gods. Which is being detailed as we speak.

The Gods have tried not to become involved with the mortals (in my world) on too many occasions but there are some items that have been created for special events, heros, kingdoms, and even by accident. See Pueola Demuet for a good example of an accidental item created by the Gods. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-05-20 09:13 AM
Thanks Moon.

I have been writing on this for four days now not happy with it. Now when I posted it... I was like, HOLY COW thats a lot of information.

Any other ideas then reducing the ramblings? Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-05-20 12:19 PM
Any good choice sites?

Wow printed up as 5 pages without comments... I will take the knife to it. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-05-20 01:38 PM
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-06-02 08:25 AM
I see your reasoning behind that. I was under the outlook that by physically putting the noose on, regardless of it's intent was an act of self harm, even though they willingly know it will not hurt them it is still the act of it that should be seen in bad form.

I was thinking that one of the two listed archtypes would demand the use of the noose to prove any innocence yet also degree that by being judged and having it put on them would clear them of any guilt at doing so.

Just my thought. But that is why I asked. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-12-05 11:33 AM
Edited some content to shorten the story some. Needs more of an edit, anyone willing to help is mroe than welcome. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-02-23 02:33 PM
Your a level 2 right now, put in enough submissions and add enough content and you will be level 3 and then you get one HOH a day.

Thanks for the compliment. This one was special to me for a while. I spent a lot of time and put a lot of effort into it and it came out far to large. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-03-11 08:00 PM
Thank you for your interest in the Noose Mur... I always liked this one. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-08-23 07:43 AM
Without the backstory this would be a pretty mundane item. The history behind it makes the item as the item doesn't do a whole lot. But thanks for the vote and the comment. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2007-01-18 09:35 AM
Is there any other type of magic campaign? Low magic is the best kind. Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-05-23 08:24 AM
OK - rambles a bit but I get the idea

That having been said, nice backstory and a good explanation of the items' power - I quite like the idea that it operates as it does because the gods intervened and deemed that it be so.

Question: Is it unique or are there similar items elsewhere?
Also: Are there other unusual items created in much the same manner?
And: Might not other items have a variety of diverse powers, depending on which of the gods created them, what the god in question considers important, and why the item was created?

There could well be an entire subject (or at least a subset of the general Magical Items subject) to be explored here.

Good solid item - easily worth 4/5 in its' own right, but I'm upgrading it to 5/5 because it's got me thinking Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-05-31 08:11 AM
I think CaptainPenguin has it close - in fact I would go further

The paladin/holy warrior type might actually demand the Noose of Redemption, seeing it as true Divine Judgement and therefore, by definition, infallible Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-23 02:25 PM
Brilliant!! If I had an HoH I'd use it on this!!! It's not even the story, athough that is good too. It's simply the item itself!!! When does one acquire the ability to HoH anyway? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-11 12:35 PM
The day has arrived. :) Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-01-17 09:28 PM
I disagree. The item itself is great. I can carve a mini-campaign out of its powers alone. Of course one caveat, it would be a LOW magic campaign, where every other cleric cannot detect alignment, and mages cannot read minds. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2006-08-22 07:23 PM
Holy backstory batman! :) Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2005-11-11 11:50 AM
This NPC goes hand in hand with the Demon Gates and was detailed more for it's purpose than any real flesh. Which is why the rating was so low. Also the rating was low before an edit. It was never revisited after the edit. Thank you for your votes/ comments. Go to Comment
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-11 09:48 AM
I'm surprised this was rated so low when I saw it (2.5). My guess is that this is because it is either a typical rise to power and corruption tale or that it is because its more of a story and less on an NPC. But neither one of those criticisms rings particularly true to me. All stories have some aspect of cliche in them. What sets things apart are the details, and I think this post has a lot of details which help it be non-generic. Also, as the post suggests, a GM could use this character at any point in the story. Perhaps players could even hear about the time when this guy kills everyone within 10 miles, and they come to stop the evil warlord.... and maybe they realize he's not evil, just corrupted, maybe they try to save him... Go to Comment
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