Scras, I like all your work as you know. This is not one of my favorites, but after linking over to Leviathan, I see what the point of this is. It makes for fun reading regardless whether I like the sword or not. I like the weaknesses section and Ma-O's Disciples might make a great sub of its own.
The Thrice-Drowned-Priest leads his flock to the storm-raging seashore, damp sea-weed falling from his hair and robes. "Listen to the ROAR of Ma-O my wet ones!! From the Ocean we crawled, and to the Ocean we shall all return!!" Go to Comment
Something like half of this posting didnt make it from the Scholars Canvas to the front page. I had the effects of trying to repair or exploit these dang things as well as several plot hooks. I'm going to retype it later. Please dont vote on this until then.
I feel disgusted.
addenum - 03/01/06 - completed the post, feel free to vote and comment. I restored as much as I could from memory, but I feel that something vital was lost in the retype. Go to Comment
I love all that great high jargon in the beginning - man, I love that. Heck, anything dealing with magical high philosophy, with arcane words and theories thrown all about is great. You did a wonderful job here.
Note - I'm not sure if it's finished, but if it's not, then this alone still warrants my vote. Go to Comment
Not for every setting, but a interesting idea with its own magical ecology.
Works well in a group with a druid (i imagine druidic magic draws from nature and is safer as far as this is concerned.... its probably only arcane magic that causes problems) Go to Comment
I will do that HoH for you. I like this post a great deal. It has historical depth, good bits of chrome, excellent plot hooks, and NPCs (which could be their own posts, with a little expansion). All wrapped up in a good presentation.