Head Crusher: A torture favored by the Spanish Inquisition, it involved the victim's chin being placed on a bar, with a cap over the head. The cap would be slowly lowered by means of a screw, compressing the head. Some versions of this device had places to store the eyes, once they popped out. Go to Comment
Tub: In this one, a victim is put in a wood tub. Only his head would be sticking out. His face would then be coated in milk and honey, and he would be fed regularly. The victim's face would be swarmed by flies. Soon, the tube would be filled with the victim's feces. The flies would lay eggs in the feces, the resulting maggots and worms would eat. They would eat both feces and the victim. One victim stayed alive for 17 days. Such people decayed alive. Go to Comment
Emperor Tiberius of Rome had a habit. Yes, its grisly. What he did was sew young men's urethras shut. Before I get into what makes this bad, a quick biology lesson. The urethra is the chute in the body that carries the urine from the bladder, to the penis, and out. What Tiberius did next, which mad this bad, was force-fed them wine Go to Comment
Ashes: The Persians would stick people into a room full of ashes. They lived as long as they could stand. Eventually, they'd fall, and breathe in the ashes. They would then die from slow suffocation Go to Comment
I do believe something similar is up above, but, well...
bTreadmill with Hot Metal Sheet:b/ You have a treadmill, or some such device like that. You put a metal sheet behind it, and put walls to either side. The metal sheet is kept hot. Burn your skin off if you touch it hot. Very painful hot. The person walks along on the treadmill until he is slowly burnt to death on the sheet. Go to Comment
At first, I was unimpressed with Kaboo (Kaboo? Kaboo!?) seeing him as the stereotype of the old man playing checkers in front of the gas station. I guess living in Appalachia has inured me to the charm of such things. It wasnt until I clicked on the text links, leading to the singing manticore that I cracked a smile. I like this sort of character in a game, though I think that Dimwitt, and Kaboo's name detract from the post. Go to Comment
Yeah, about that. The rumor texts are the actual "meat". This Kaboo & Co. npc entry is just the bones. I first did the rumors off-the-cuff, then added this submission the next day. Kaboo is actually named after my friend, drumroll...Kabu (he's nosy). I guess this troika could have had better names though :) Wait! hold the phone Scras! I just recalled a certain archmage named "RICHBUTBUSY"!! from the Auchinduin Mine :)
Thanks to MoonHunter for all his (still ongoing) technical help and support! The rumor links now have titles! Go to Comment
Oh. I like this one. I really do. There needs to be more stuff like this in game worlds. It's not just the massively uber fighters-for-good and scions-of-ultimate darkness that make and leave behind magical items. Ambitious (and possibly nymphomaniacal) madames consorting with demons (I hesitate to ask, but I feel I must: what kind of demon was Poggodin of the Three Tounges?) have their toys too. Assuming one could get the box open (maybe another madame could open without much problem?) there would be all kinds of fun to be had. Everything could be sold (although I have gamed with at least one player who would have kept the hairpin). This is soo unique, and since I can't really think of anything that needs to be fixed... 5/5. I WILL be using this at some point. Go to Comment
It's been said, but this one is high quality man! Perfectly crafted with the right amount of details and tid-bits and it is it not bogged down, nor is it an "overload" as some long subs can be. Artistically splendid.