I like this piece. Normally I despise story pieces as often the narratives get in the way of transmitting information about the character/ things. This was exceptionally done, so it mullifies my normal complaints about it (though it was a tough read). This has a number of great hooks and dramatic plotlines (historical or world current) which have an impact. The character is useful, and who knows maybe a PC might need to be the John Bloodycoat of his generation. Go to Comment
I agree with my peers here. While it was a good account of folklore, it was a pain to read. Not so that it was hard, as I could continue on without much pause in determining words, but reading text in such abundance in that manner is difficult on the eyes. Otherwise a great sub in my book. It rings of a political headless horseman. Go to Comment
Ah, the rogue philosopher is very close to my own doorstep :P
This is well written, and the decline of the Zhâo Wén Jûn in the prolog is quite poingant. While the idea of a elemental of culture is not new to me, this is without a doubt the best presentation of a intellectual/societal spirit that i have ever read. Go to Comment
The Earthblood Warrens are a series of caverns in which dwell men who live around the Earthblood Vein, a river of magma. They use the magma from the Earthblood Vein to warm and light their homes and cook their food. The Warrens are several miles long, stretching along the banks of the Earthblood Vein, and since nobody wants to walk that far, the Earthbloodmen capture large, magma-swimming serpents, which they train and ride.