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
The Ancient Greek would castrate prisoners and wounded soldiers to throw the severed members back at the enemy like some kind of ranged attack, pretty effective psychological warfare and torture. Imagine having severed genitals thrown at you, they did it as if to say 'look, this is what we do to our enemies'
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.