The Il-Armor is an evil tainted weapon of vengeance, death, and slaughter. in that vein I should imagine that using the armor, ala the Ring of Power, will inevitably erode the morality of the wearer until they exist solely as a killing machine. As for a game specific avenue, this would be violation of alignment if said system is used, should accumulate 'evil points' or whatever attribute is used to measure corruption.
And SnO, the inspiration for the armor is rather obvious isn't it! I LOVE Star Control II :D Go to Comment
well, not a cliche for me actually. Not familiar with Star Control II (or I for that matter), and though various bad-ass armor has appeared once, twice, or thrice in my campaigns over the years, this is quite interestingly detailed. Go to Comment
Masterfully done. A nice weaving of story, character, and elements. Many plot hooks or things that players can be hooked into from his past. Very nice to impliment live or dead in a campaign.
He echos an A Crowley in a more fantastical setting. The same basic flow of history, the bitter ashen ending, though the details are different the theme is the same. Sometimes History makes the best foundation for fantasy. Go to Comment
My friend Sam was a great enthusiast of anything dealing with Crowley and had a good number of his books, including the Book of the Law and books on the Order of the Golden Dawn and other such stuff. The similarities between this character and Crowley are entirely coincidental as Markus is a fusion of my friend, and his most prominent RP character. Go to Comment
Amazing. It reads like a story with interaction with the narrator. The feeling is one of urgency and sadness rolled together. The House of Shadows sounds like a very interesting place and would love to read more on that. Good job scras...
When I read that Markus was dead I had assumed that by the end it would reveal he was not truely dead only transformed. Go to Comment
I totally ignored that similarity. When reading the name it put me into mind of a character in a certain series of books I am known to read, and AG apparently as the name is similar. I kept thinking of that person when reading it thinking that it could be close to him, but never once did I think of an actual person. Even better now. Go to Comment
I use a lot of fun words sometimes, like fantastic and awesome and brilliant, but this pulls at the heartstrings for some obvious and some not-so-obvious reasons. A worthy tribute, would be an understatement!
These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!
Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.
A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.
[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!
Encounter ( Any ) | February 28, 2014 |