These are interesting critters. They are well written and well developed. There is good motivation and reasoning behind these "monsters". They are part of the world embedded in the culture. Nicely done. Golf Clap.
I would of made them two seperate (but linked) submissions, but that is me. Go to Comment
Truly beautiful, Scras. I envision the Xactaki to be legendary: The ancient ones as rare and just about as feared as an adult dragon. Thank you for furthering the story of the Ouzquin Dremorix. Go to Comment
A bit dry read after the story of King Mapother IV., but a needed one. I like the possibility to increase PC's stats (which they so often lust after), and especially the price which it exacts.
Oh, and: would they really call themselves a church? Isn't that a backward concept, intending to enslave people and kept them dominated? Not that they were anything else, I'd just think they would call themselves differently... now who can think of a more suitable name? Go to Comment
A nicely done piece covering a secular church (much like Confucianism. Unlike Confucius, this does "faith" does not provide a moral compus, but simply an intellectual ideal. That is the "dramatic tension" innate to the faith. Go to Comment
Couple of quick comments, the first being that this sub was needed to flesh out the King, and really cluttered up the King's post when it was in that sub. Cut it out and made it it's own sub so now I can quicklink back to it as needed. I think it really helped the King's post from being too heavy and dry. Scientology was a large source of material for the Sciomachtians. Go to Comment
A "Church" that rejects the gods. Very much like Scientology, these guys would not give up their secrets of personal improvement to anyone but those who have already proven their dedication to their nasty little cult. By then, it would be too late to back out, especially if it turned out that they weren't as advertised.
I could see this as the front for an even more sinister cult, moving behind the scenes, playing the role of "enlightened secret masters" to the hapless membership at large. Go to Comment
The creation of intelligent magical weapons is not an exact science and there are occasional failures, as such think of causing a little more stress to your players by "rewarding" them with an insane magical weapon
Agrophobic, refuses to come out of the scabbard without a strength check to draw it.
Haemaphobic: afraid of blood, fight at a penalty against any blooded creatures but really good against undead, elementals etc
Schizophrenic, not just one mind in your sword, lets have half a dozen minds in there, all different and bound to cause confusion