Nicely described, and not your average dungeon dive. I like the Guardians and the Psychopomp, and the idea of the Shade-touched and the Soul-taken, which fits in nicely with a concept I've been playing with for a bit. Go to Comment
Nicely detailed and well presented. It smacks of the secret religious conspiracy idea that is so popular these days; though the building of the new religious site is nearly as old as religion itself. Good dramatic elements on this one too. Go to Comment
I guess my only responce would be in a region where barrows are just shy of being common this isn't A Barrow...it is The Barrow, the first that is listed, kind of Like Kufu's Pyramid, or Stone Henge (since there are many stone henges, but only one gets to use the name) Go to Comment
Excellent! what Moon and Cap said. Oh and I dont think its all that long, nor do I find it rambling. My favorite barrow has always been the one from the first Conan movie. I think it might be this one now. You achieved the right atmosphere with this as well. The only minor nitpik would be the name "Great Barrow'. It seems a tad bland for such a morbid and exotic location. I give this a Scras! Go to Comment
Nice one. This is not a generic magical item, but would still be made with some regularity. I can imagine some nutty noble wearing it publicly just for the show. It is useful nonetheless. Go to Comment
What Moon and Manfred said plus this: I love this but cant put my finger on the reason. I think I love it because it reminds me of my campaigns. LoOw, but titillating magic!! Its not uber powerful, its not small or dainty or shiny. Its a cumbersome magical climbing harness! Items like this help shape and define campaigns, kinda like muzzled mice or solomontic rugs. It gives you a sense of the worlds magic. "No no no, we're not flying around today people! We are building climbing harnesses, with a little magic, a lot of elbow grease, and some good old fashioned human ingenuity! Go to Comment
A good item with lots of potential. I would allow for more powerful variants to require less dexterity from their wearer, perhaps at the cost of them doing undesirable things from time to time. Good for powering up a villain.
Interesting... demons that openly call themselves so. Is there any hint of a 'typical' demonic activity, like human sacrifices, etc? Or is only a public-relations thing, as they want the image of bad guys?
They would probably be able to destroy Zehin in short order, as the nation has a small and decentralized population, almost no standing military, and aside from the witches and rare warlocks who would be sniper bait, they are poorly armed. The Ogres of the Woses would give them a nastier guerilla fight in the swamp. Personally I dont care for rifts, plane hopping, or modern/fantasy crossovers, but an answer seemed in order. Go to Comment
Zehin doesnt have a monarchy either, they are a decentralized and rather primitive culture, the shattered remnant of a once greater power. There is no king, no queen who rules, nor is there a capital city. The closest thing to leadership are the witches, who have their own pecking order. Zehin is an almost forgotten backwater that is hard to reach, and it's main defence the physical barrier of the Great Woses swamplands and the ogres that live there. The witches are practitioners of ancient sorceries that flow from a demonic mountain.
So, since the marines, airships, and PMCs have attacked and destroyed the country three times over, what is next? I am just left with the feeling that maybe something is being lost in translation. Go to Comment
This is a regular habit of mine, but I'd love to see how this nation would fare against a force of US Marines coming in for one reason or another (for example, a rift in space-time opened and a spy-plane crashed in a Zehini city, and the crew was taken hostage. Now, the Marines are launching an invasion to save the crew, who are from the USMC). Just imagine three divisions of Marine infantry and armored divisions entering the country, backed up by highly advanced airpower. How would our boys in green do against an enemy backed by the devil himself- in a sense? Go to Comment