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Powlgraff
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-04-01 07:18 PM
Wow. Just... wow. I like this; the image of a city being overrun by poultry is just priceless. I'd imagine that the Duke and Duchess don't go to the capital much; this sort of thing probably makes them the laughingstock of the region. Particularly in Vandergraff.

... Additionally, now I'm having flashbacks to Legend of Zelda. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-19 12:51 AM
I like this submission better than its linked twin. While the other is more artistic in its delivery, this one shows more thought and more detail. I am not always fond of the travel diary type of story/ submission, but this one works for me.

The city is just odd enough to feel real. You could see some quirkly law being enforced in the real world, thus making this one seem more real. I like the cultural ramifications here. I like all the extra little details, plus the dramatic potential. In short, two paws and a tail up. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-03-18 06:47 PM
Excellent, you said karst!!! I do like it and it's slow but inevitable decline. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-05-01 12:11 AM
black market chicken...I would have never thought of that. Man that is gold! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-03-18 06:11 PM
Now this would be a great city to rp in. Go to Comment
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Phaidros's comment on 2012-02-15 04:17 AM
A interesting city, I doubt whether I would want to visit it...

Certainly not a place to mention my family's recipe for chicken ragout!
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Roack's comment on 2006-03-19 02:31 AM
The most beautiful idea for a city I have EVER set eyes on. Go to Comment
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Roack's comment on 2006-07-21 05:04 AM
Those were cuckoos. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2006-03-19 09:35 PM
Yeah, chicken city. Who woulda thunk it. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-05-01 12:48 AM
PFC and illegal cock-fights!

Strolen, I give your comment 5/5!! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-10-13 09:21 PM
thanks Wulf!

Plot Hook #1 is ok. Plot Hooks #2 (how appropriate!) and #3 (oy, the bloodshed and feathers!) are hysterical! :D

what are you waiting for? right up Mrrrrorw already! Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-13 10:13 AM


I would enjoy this idea regardless, it is fun one, what I love here is the travel log approach to it.  Thus type of write up focuses on players interactions with the setting, and thus make the setting more accessable and something the player would like to visit.  



 



Plot Idea:  A young thief, brash creative and lucky he may be, but he is not smart, talented or careful. He has, amazingly stolen the hen that lays golden eggs from a Fae queen.  Born in Vandergraff he thought what better place to hide the bird than Powlgraff. "I'll just tie white string about one of her feet so she is easy to find."  Then he goes about his buissness bragging and longing for the agents of the mytiscal queen to catch him so he can say "I don't have your bird, search me you will see, where could I hide a bird like that."  Ah..the hubris of youth.  Of course the Fae aren't fooled, and golden eggs are being found around the city and all of sudden their is an explosinon of activity.   



Ossidra didn't like the boy, but his uncle's den of thieves did pay their protection money monthly, and he may some potential if he could hiest the Fae queen's palace.  She best get him back.



Tourists are flocking (heh) to Powlgraff for the golden egg search, and the Duchess in thrilled.  She wants that chicken.  



With a Fae bird in their midst the chickens of Powlgraff begin to commune with the great oversoul of poultry.  A bird hive mind is emerging, with the Fae chicken as it lynch pin. (there is reason you don't you breed these birds unless you  are a Fae Queen and know how to handle these things.  Think The Birds with Chickens.



Finally the agents of the Fae want this bird back, they want the boys soul and they want to make sure what the boy learned about Fae Queen's palace in forgotten.  The Boy saw something he didn't understand or recognize, but it could mean a great deal of trouble for the entire realm if that information gets out.  The boy has a bomb he thinks is a toy. 

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Wulfhere's comment on 2006-10-13 10:33 AM
Fowlgraff, I mean Powlgraff, a city with a bird-brained set of laws. I love this insane city!

Plot Ideas:
The PCs need to get information from the venerable sage Sohndres, but the man has snapped, going on a chicken slaying rampage! As he's the only living expert on the Lost Dingus of Axelrod, the PCs will have to smuggle him out of the city before he commits any more acts of avicide!

A wizard, Pogott Glommer, has begun an evil scheme to avenge himself against the city's nobles. He has found a magical item that exchanges minds from body to body and has begun switching the nobles out with chickens. If the PCs don't stop him, he'll make them pay dearly for the humiliation he went through when he was arrested for eating a chicken!

Dark rumors have surfaced of a sinister cult hidden in the City of Poultry, a cult dedicated to Mrrrrorw, the little-known Demon Lord of Rabid Housecats. This group must be stopped before they can summon their vile patron and unleash a fowl bloodbath unlike anything the world has ever seen. Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2014-05-24 06:54 AM
4.5/5

Chicken City? Just when I think that nothing will surprise me, I'm proven wrong. Go to Comment
The Black Market
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Strolen's comment on 2006-08-27 09:05 PM
Oh what great fun! Could even use it as a random chart! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-03-14 08:52 AM
You could make a Scroll with thieving accessories; it seems thieves are quite popular here now.

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Man... no crime left behind. There is, like, everything!

And Ostap the snake-oil seller! That was mean! :) Too bad most people around here do not know Ostap Bender, the great combinator.


I was quite amused by the post. A well-executed idea with a great mass of useful details. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-12-05 05:27 AM
Now there is something that was missing from the market! Fake jewels are just the thing! Go to Comment
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-07-06 06:07 PM
Nifty. One stop shopping for all your illicit needs. Go to Comment
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-07-06 06:36 PM
Johnathan's Alchemy

This is a small, neat booth with many small bottles displayed on the counter, run by a genial man by the name of Johnathan. He's tall and thin, and usually covered in residue from his work. He's also apparently accident prone: he's missing the little finger on his right hand, the result of an accidental explosion, and another unspecified accident has rendered him mute. He communicates by the aid of a small slate and chalk, or, in the event his customers can't read, his assistant Lis translates. Lis is a taciturn young woman, and tends to be antisocial almost to the point of rudeness.

The name is actually a bit of a misnomer, for the proprietor Johnathan is not an alchemist in the traditional sense; he is a chemist. This shop sells not only some commonly requested potions, medicines, and other items, but custom recipes. Tell Johnathan what effect you want a particular formula to have, and he'll compound it for you. Needless to say, custom orders are much more expensive.

Both Johnathan and Lis have very strong veiws on killing, and as such, they won't sell anything that is meant to kill. This does not mean that they don't sell anything that can kill, but their products are only fatal if misused.

Though they do not sell poisons, they do a steady business in antidotes, both common and rare. In fact, Lis has an almost uncanny ability to diagnose a particular poison based on the symptoms alone, and rumor suggests that she is a former assassin.

That one restriction aside, Johnathan will sell anything, legal or illegal, and has been known to sell his share of placebos and fake "wonder products." Go to Comment
The Black Market
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2006-08-23 10:41 PM
Cassinoa

This ramshackle little stall is surprisingly popular. It is run by the Cassinos family, three siblings (Riisha, Laren, and Derris) and their aging father Malachai. It's a tiny little construction, and looks as if it will fall down at any moment (and occasionally does.)

Despite this, they do a fairly brisk business, for there is no finer source of liquor and wine to be had. They sell all of the commonly seen spirits, and a few things not so common. The house specialty is the incredibly strong Gypsy Wine that Malachai brews himself. Illegal in many places, it can send a man unused to it into a drunken stupor after only a glassful. This makes it popular among thieves, spies, and those engaged in illicit affairs of other types. Also popular is what Malachai calls Nectar, which is a sweet liquor that acts as a mild aphrodesiac.

The stall is barely big enough to house the shelves of bottles and a tiny desk where Riisha takes the customers' money. Big, hulking Laren stands outside, keeping an eye on the clients to make sure they don't trouble his sister or try to make off with the merchandise. Derris is kept busy delivering orders of liquor for parties, and Malachai can usually be found sitting outside, conversing with passers-by in a state of affable drunkeness.

Still, it is not odd to find Derris minding the till, or that Laren has taken a crate to be delivered, or that Malachai is watching his shop with unusual attentiveness. This is, after all, the Black Market, and the Cassinos thieves have their own purchases to make. Go to Comment
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