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30 Mages
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-08-24 12:35 PM
5/5 for these marvelous mages. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-02-04 07:10 AM


A solid 30, well done.


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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-08-31 09:50 PM
I like it. A good read. Go to Comment
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Dozus's comment on 2013-03-25 11:50 PM
Really great archetypes. I like that you've drawn from history, but instead of lifting wholesale wizards we're familiar with, you've molded famous personages into unique mages. Well done. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2006-08-24 11:08 AM
I'll give yet another 4, to yet another 30, but I'll say again, these are getting addictive...Love the historical personages!

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valadaar's comment on 2006-09-03 12:21 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2006-10-30 08:11 PM
You should update the link to wulfhere's Doctor Mirabilis Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-02-03 11:58 PM


An excellent resource for not only mages guilds and training academy's, but helpful for  mercenary companies and the hired magical muscle some groups need to acquire form time to time.


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Dossta's comment on 2013-03-25 02:13 PM
Has a broken link under the Marcus Garvey, but other than that this is a very sound 30. Not so much a bag of stereotypes as a grab-bag of actual people. Very well done! Go to Comment
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OmegaDraco's comment on 2012-02-27 09:23 PM


As stated, the references to actual mages paints in immediate picture in my mind for each archetype. Brilliantly done. I don't want to think how long this may have taken. I would only recommend that you not exclude The Trickster, The Loki. The Loki is a trickster mage who has emmense power but uses it only to manipulate and deceive for his own amusement or whim. The Loki is pretty much responsible for every bad thing that happens.


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The Sidereal Calendar
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-08-23 05:35 PM
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-08-23 01:02 PM
Hey that is my tail!

By using this system you can give a seasonal cyclic feel to the advancing of time. The GM can easily express the march of history and time in their campaign with this system, even on the smaller gaming scale.

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Shadoweagle's comment on 2006-08-23 11:38 AM
I Cannot Fault this submission.

Rich and clearly well thought out.
This is particularly interesting to me as an almost passive effect in different roleplays in one world at different points in time. One roleplay may see a lot of storms and rains which would effect adventuring in the wilderness. another roleplay, 200 years later might see a country in that world in the grips of a large drought.
Anyway. Well done, two thumbs and Moonhunters' tail up *lifts Moonhunters tail*


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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-06 01:58 PM
1. Celestial Month of the Storm
Under the contellation of Dunsturmas, this is a tempestuous sidereal month that is known for its violent and unpredictable weather.

Astronomy - Dunsturmas is a small constellation of five stars that form a rough zig-zag that is often interprited as a lightning bolt. The stars are associated with the Sisters of Tormenas, figures from Zehini folk lore that wove storms with needles made of lightning bolts.

Weather - As previously mentioned, Dunsturmas is characterized by violent weather. Storms and heavy rainfall are very common during this sidereal month. As a result natural bodies of water have elevated levels and mudslides and landslides are more common than usual.

Gardening - Crops fare poorly during this month, most grains suffer from the beating storms and other crops are waterlogged to the point that they start rotting on the stem. Wet crops such as rice do well, but since rice cultivation is localized around Suisiadh and westward, it is a general time of hunger in Falhath.

Adventuring - Getting lost is easy as rivers swell and cut bridges and landmarks are lost in sudden squals. Travel on the seas are very dangerous and archery becomes automatically more difficult due to constant winds. (+1 diff)

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-06 02:07 PM
2. The Celestial Month of the Dragon
Under the constellation of Thyr, the second sidereal month is a dynamic time of upheaval and change following the relentless storms of Dunsturmas.

Astronomy - Thyr is a large and easily recognized constellation. It is composed of three parts, the Dragon Knight Thyr, his dragon mount Aurixia, and his sword. The point of the sword holds the brightest star while the stars of the dragon tend to be fainter.

Weather - Storms are still magnificent and large, they are less common. this is counterbalanced by other natural forces becoming more active. Volcanoes, geysers, earthquakes, and tidal waves are more likely to occur during this sidereal time than any other.

Gardening - While crops fare better in this month, it is livestock that fares the best. Animals grow larger and more healthy, though this applies to all animals, from dogs to wolves to ravenous wyverns.

Adventuring - Generally more dangerous during this month as monsters gain slight advantages, plus chances of encountering Giants, and giant variants of monsters is more likely. Spells of enlargement are easier, while reduction is much more difficult.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-06 02:18 PM
3. The Celestial Month of the Tree
Urfplanze is the name given to the god of the Dryads and the ents, they call him the All Green, and the Root Sire.

Astronomy - The constellation of Urfplanze is considered the easiest to pick out of the night sky, it is three bright stars that form a vertical line in the heavens with four smaller stars making a crown at the top. This constellation is associated with the Dryad deity Urfplanze, the god of wood and plants, also considered one of the Primerian dieties, but this is hotly disputed.

Weather - The sidereal month of the Tree is noted for its greatly calmed weather and stability. during this time the sun shines brightly and conditions are considered the best for crops. This is generally a saving grace following the violent weather of the previous sidereal months.

Gardening - Plants grow the best during this month with some forests expanding by miles a year. In remote locales, forests can swallow entire valleys in the span of a decade. Fruit bearing trees and vines grow the best with grains doing suitably well but overshadowed by larger plants.

Adventuring - This is a time of arboreal might, and magics that benefit plants are easier to accomplish, though binding plant spirits such as dryads is more difficult. (+1/3 diff)

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-06 02:32 PM
4. The Celestial Month of the Ox
In folk tales, Ankar yoked the wild ox Geidiboros and used the semi-divine beast to plow furrows into the harsh stone of Ankara to feed his people.

Astronomy - The constellation of Geidiboros is a rough trapezoid of four bright stars with a fifth bright red star known as the Bull's Eye. This is considered a holy time in Ankara as the Ox or Bull is a sacred animal that is intimately tied to their heritage.

Weather - Relatively stable, but still rainfall remains substancial and watering holes are seldom if ever dry. This bounty provied s good deal of forage for wild animals and thus more prey for predatory animals.

Gardening - Crops grow well, but livestock fare excellently. Few births are complicated and lameness is rare. Akin to the Month of Dragons, Animals grow large and more healthy. Wild animals gain a health level or equivalent, or a point of strength.

Adventuring - Summoning spells work very well, but considering the increased size and vitality of random monsters, this is balanced out. divorced from their animal nature, humans and humanoids do not gain this celestial bonus.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-06 02:45 PM
5. The Celestial Month of the Silver Mother
Some think this reference to Ixia, but the Silver Mother is actually a Nysertan folk figure who is the guardian of the Hallowed Lands, a place of the dead.

Astronomy - The constellation of the Silver Mother is a cross shaped collection of stars with the center star being the brightest and the lowest star being the second brightest and red in color.

Weather - The weather is calm during this sidereal month, with thunderstorms being very uncommon. Rain slackens a bit, but drought is not much of a concern. Most consider this to be the most ideal of the Sidereal months.

Gardening - Plants and animals fare well during this period, though predators seem less aggressive and mating rituals much less violent.

Adventuring - Not such a good time to be a hero, as it is a time of peace, few wars have ever started during this month, and some have even been oddly ended by its arrival. Random Encounters with animals and people are rolled as if the PCs had Charisma 1 point higher.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-07 08:13 PM
6. The Celestial Month of the Pillars
In the Old Faith of Falhath, two pillars, Elim and Manil held up the heavens until they were cast down by Atma the Demon of the World.

Astronomy - The Twin constellations of Elim and Manil resemble blocky caricatures of a woman bearing a jug of water and a man with bull's horns. Together, thay are known as the Pillars.

Weather - Marked divisions are common events in weather, with storms being strong, or not at all. While not unbearable, or even unpleasant, the temperature is hot or cold, never warm or cool.

Gardening - The most important thing in their era is to diversify crops, as regions that subsist on a single crop may find themselves in a famine from the weather's whim. This is echoed in the civilized aspect by the polarization of the haves and the have-nots.

Adventuring - divisions, splinterings, schisms and the like become common, though the majority remain peaceful. Though this birth of duality creates a strong realm of competition as well as cold wars between various powers.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-07 09:41 PM
7. The Celestial Month of the Tower
Raised during the elder days, the Tower of Amaris was a monument to the greatest of the Elves, and to ascend to its peak was to see the face of divinity. Sadly, by hubris the tower was broken, though its memory remained.

Astrology - The Constellation of Amaris is marked by seven stars in a rough rectangular form, with an eighth bright star near the 'bottom' of the constellation. This is referred to as the Usurper, the figure who challenged the gods and broke the tower.

Weather - The weather more in rather predictable patterns, and storms and such may become strong, they are seldom exceedingly violent, and the sun rarely causes drought.

Gardening - Fruiting trees, especially apples grow well in this time, and wines are considered to be the 'best years' during this celestial month. Animals are healthy and illness of the herd is rare.

Adventuring - The Light shines within, and the swords of the righteous burn. The Religious faith gains power, often because of previous rifts caused by the passage of the Pillars. Conflicts take on a decided good surmounting evil perspective, and corruption is rare.

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