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Murometz's comment on 2015-06-18 10:17 PM


Let me once again address the differences between these often and sometimes tragically confused names, so that needless bloodshed can be avoided by the confused adventurer.



I will just say if forced to pick between the two as adversaries, I would have to think on it for a half-minute but probably take my chances with the big dumb birds.



Ox-Swallow



A gigantic but rather harmless bird. Well, mostly harmless. The truth is it is rather dangerous. It is after all a gigantic bird so caution should be used during encounters. Literally the size of oxen these creatures act in every way as their mundane tiny cousins. Why they exist is anyone's guess. We can only hope this was not yet another one of those "wizard's experiment gone awry", or worse, a "practical joke of the gods." If every one of these (thankfully rare), dive-bombing, cottage-crushing behemoths were exterminated, the world would be a safer place for adventurers.



Unlike their (much) lesser cousins who utilize speed and quick strikes to hunt insects, Ox-swallows seem to rely on their obnoxious strength and brute force to hunt, well, anything that looks edible to their fist-sized soulless, shining-black eyes!



Swallow-Ox



Fearsome chieftain and war-leader of the Tribe of the Great Boast, Swallow-Ox earned her name, and should never be confused with an Ox-Swallow.



This giant of a woman was said to have swallowed an entire roasted ox in a single gulp. The truth of the matter is that she probably ate a whole haunch of ox quickly, or perhaps a huge portion of ox in one sitting, but we will never know for sure. Regardless, this earned her name and eventually her position. Well that and the fact that her ferocity in battle is unmatched, as her skill with the long-axe unrivaled. Swallow-Ox commands four hundred mustached (the women as well), axe and shield wielding berserkers, and should be avoided at all costs. Unless your are planning a war, in which case know that the tribe of the Great Boast are willing mercenaries. Swallow-Ox always demands payment in gold.

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valadaar's comment on 2014-01-23 02:51 PM
Hmm, this would work as a vehicle for introducing various creatures on the site from a different perspective of the current subs.

I don't have a good one to add at the moment, but it certainly has potential!

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Moonlake's comment on 2013-11-28 05:01 AM
I found the format used to present this idea appealing- reminds me of the Forgotten Realm books starring a travel novelist as the main protagonist but written a notch better. Maybe you could revisit this and turn it in a proper sub when you have some more snippets along the same lines and then you can change the title to Excerpts rather Excerpt. Or maybe you could turn this into a Wiki if you can't seem to let it go as a stub (Wiki Duo at it again, what is it with me and you together? It's becoming like every second correspondence b/w us involves a Wiki somehow) Go to Comment
Gossamer's comment on 2013-11-28 08:31 AM
I came here for the title, wasn't what I expected. Go to Comment
Fata Morgana
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Murometz's comment on 2014-01-14 12:27 AM
Update: Big debates rage among scholars who delve into such minutae, as to whether or not the "creatures" known as the Fata Morganas are Elemental in nature, or came into being from illusionary magics, gone awry.

Fata Morganas are difficult if not impossible to describe. After all,, they appear as whatever they want, and no one has yet managed to produce any Fata Morgana "essence: for study, much less a "corpse".

will occasionally remain as one "projected image" for extended periods of time, thus it is possible for a tribe to dwell on an "illusion" of an island, or for seamen to sail upon the mirage of a ship. Go to Comment
Fata Morgana
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Murometz's comment on 2014-01-14 12:28 AM
Update: Big debates rage among scholars who delve into such minutae, as to whether or not the "creatures" known as the Fata Morganas are Elemental in nature, or came into being from illusionary magics, gone awry.

Fata Morganas are difficult if not impossible to describe. After all,, they appear as whatever they want, and no one has yet managed to produce any Fata Morgana "essence: for study, much less a "corpse".

will occasionally remain as one "projected image" for extended periods of time, thus it is possible for a tribe to dwell on an "illusion" of an island, or for seamen to sail upon the mirage of a ship. Go to Comment
Boots of Boredom
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Murometz's comment on 2013-05-17 07:43 PM
Mathom you bastard Go to Comment
Kin-slayer Knives of bol-Pakash
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-10-20 06:43 AM
He should have been called Oporr the Mad or perhaps some derogatory term or sobriquet like The Kin Slayer, or something like that. I like the idea, and rarely are dwarves described as fecund and having many children. I like. Go to Comment
Kin-slayer Knives of bol-Pakash
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Murometz's comment on 2012-10-20 11:29 AM
I figured that for dwarves, "the lame" already carries a strong negative connotation. Spartan-esque thinking. Born lame, he was probably a useless warrior and smith. He could not "work". What could he turn to, but evil?

Also, I did a piss-poor job describing these knives. Or at least describing the idea in my head. These knives are supposed to be reason that dwarves are in fact no longer fecund. I think I left this a stub because I didn't do a good job transferring this from the brain to the page. Go to Comment
Haban Moh, Burlap Boss
NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Murometz's comment on 2012-10-05 07:38 PM
Update: hjjhjh Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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Strolen's comment on 2012-10-11 02:54 AM
Lots of these are pure gold, what an awesome list!! Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-10-05 03:41 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2014-12-05 07:00 AM
Oooooh!

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

I like it!

Just the kind of chrome I need for tonight. Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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Chaosmark's comment on 2014-11-15 09:47 PM
52. Small animals follow you and form a circle around you when you stop moving, staring at you. They stay 5 feet away, and move away if you try to approach. Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2015-03-25 01:04 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-10-04 11:47 AM
Yes, a bit of Norse myth served as inspiration (that and encountering Ted in chat 3am in the morning).
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Murometz's comment on 2012-10-05 12:45 PM
Yep, you make sense. Aunt not mom, and don't take control of PCs! :) Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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axlerowes's comment on 2014-12-03 10:29 PM
Damn good, I really liked it, but you didn't give us the juicy details ;) Go to Comment
51 Minor Mysteries
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valadaar's comment on 2012-10-04 08:56 AM
This is really awesome! Love these!

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51 Minor Mysteries
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Aramax's comment on 2015-01-23 01:21 PM
almost perfect, a few could use a little more 4.5/5 Go to Comment
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