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30 Rods and Staves
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
slartibartfast's comment on 2009-04-07 08:55 AM
Came across this as was searching for something else. 30 staves? Who needs 'em? Didn't think I did, but after browsing through this, I just gotta stick a couple of these in my campaign. This will definitely breathe life into an oft-overlooked item. Well-written, flavorful, and fun. Excellent! Go to Comment
30 Rods and Staves
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
slartibartfast's comment on 2009-04-07 08:57 AM
Whoops, forgot to vote. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Barbarian Horde's comment on 2009-01-27 02:06 AM
That would make the start of a great plot hook, i imagine! The bells suddenly stopping. These people would freak out.

You know, bell-ringing contest, I was thinking about putting that kind of stuff in here, but was trying to keep it short :)

Short is the new good, I'm told ;) ~Muro Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
manfred's comment on 2009-01-26 02:12 PM
Too much bells and too much ringing! I wonder what panic would break out if they stopped ringing permanently?

There also has to be a bell-ringing contest, or similar affair, where men of faith compete to create a new ringing type.

Finally, I'm pretty sure the hordes of barbarians and humanoids call this place "The City of Mad". :)


Excellent city post, Muro! Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2009-01-27 03:27 PM
This is so impressive to me. I love it. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Scrasamax's comment on 2009-02-07 12:30 AM
I love the names, and the views of places that are glanced only in passing, like Silpag and its Onion Fields, The Ulox, and its Unbreakable Glass Church, whose cellars hold relics from antiquity, and Old Drozhenen, and its Holy Bells, palladium semantrons, and brazen gongs. I'm going to have to go look up what the heck a semantron is (sounds like some sort of laser pistol to me LoL). This is a nice chunk of land and history. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Cheka Man's comment on 2009-01-25 09:37 PM
One of the best place sunmissions here. Do the bells ring at night? 5/5 Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-02-14 01:46 PM


Winds howling from the north, old ways, frosty pilgrims reaching Old Drozhenen under a star-lit sky. This rocks! How could I miss it?


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Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Ancient Gamer's comment on 2009-01-27 09:55 AM
People say so much. Sometimes they just babble like children.

But, yeah, sometimes short is sweet. Othertimes long is divine. Long is Nesseraum. ;)

'tis nice if people actually bother to read, but if I must choose between being judged by a Mickey Mouse level reader or none at all, I'd rather walk alone. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2009-01-25 09:44 PM
Aye, at certain hours of night. The bells are rarely `not` ringing in Old Drozhenen. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2009-01-27 10:54 AM
mmm, yes. I think we'll always have a small group, which enjoys the occasional well-crafted saga, but attention spans have been wandering lately :) Nothing can be done about it, i thnk. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
Murometz's comment on 2015-01-27 07:28 PM
Then later you chose to define guard hounds...like everyone on the citadel is sure to know what an animated weapon is but guard hounds might be a little abstract.


I have no idea why I wrote it like that, but you pointing it out made me spit up some root beer lol'ing. Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-27 06:18 PM


This hits on everything a sub should when it seeks to be part of world building. (well maybe not everything, but the style and attitude is right) This a nicely a woven submission that offers lot of information and facts. But what make this much more than a dry list of facts is that it described how those things are woven together. We get a flying weapon, we get a city of dour prigs, we get the important points of the city, we get a story of adventure from the city's past, we get a window into a religion and we get the busy travelers guide to NPCs...all wrapped with a bow on it.



We also get a ALOT OF PROPER NOUNS and GIGANTIC SENTENCES. I guess I don't know the setting that well but being hit with lists of names that aren't really relevant kind of pulls me out of the submission each time.



One thing that tickled me was that the idea of an animated weapon was not something immediately accessible to me. I got it eventually that this weapon files around and hits things with magical force, but at first I was just befuddled as I tried to figure out what you meant. Then later you chose to define guard hounds...like everyone on the citadel is sure to know what an animated weapon is but guard hounds might be a little abstract.



"....unerringly sense when evil-doers, hooligans, or other undesirables trespassers are afoot. Men have been peeled off the very walls the mornings following night-time break-ins, crushed into pasty, flesh-bags filled with rattling and broken-bones. "



I can tell you enjoyed writing this.

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Old Drozhenen
Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)
valadaar's comment on 2009-01-27 07:39 PM
Cool location Muro! Welcome back in the saddle! Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
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Ted's comment on 2013-02-27 07:57 PM
This would probably cause multiple players to slowly go insane as the ringing continues... Go to Comment
Old Drozhenen
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RGTraynor's comment on 2011-03-24 11:04 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Mad Composer's Macabre Auction
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-01-25 05:56 PM
Not another estate sale of evil!

Though I wonder... what kind of lovers of music will turn up at this auction, or will buy the items later? Probably the dark sort, what a luck not all of the items are dark. Excellent collection. Go to Comment
The Mad Composer's Macabre Auction
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2009-01-25 06:20 PM
The Budget Collection

Sold in one piece is a large collection of mostly common musical instruments, the master kept them in a separate room and liked to peruse them, much to the wonder of his ruthless servants. Some are damaged, very few finely decorated or of a better quality. There's violins, horns, several drums, even a harp. There are quite a few other instruments. None of them will register as magical or seem to have anything of interest for a genius composer.

It will be sold as the last item, to those who failed to win the better items.


Every single of the instruments has been used to violently murder someone, which can be found with appropriate skills and spells. Beware though, one such item is nothing unusual, but their sheer number can prove detrimental to anyone's sanity. Those able to hear their stories will probably hear all of them.


Note: some of the items have been adapted for their purpose, so they have sharp edges or hidden needles coated with old poison. Handle with care. Go to Comment
The Mad Composer's Macabre Auction
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2009-02-07 12:31 AM
I need to come up with something worthy of the mad composer. Go to Comment
The Mad Composer's Macabre Auction
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2009-01-25 09:32 PM
I will add to this one as well. Go to Comment
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