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il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
Items  (Armor)   (Villanous)
Siren no Orakio's comment on 2006-08-08 06:21 PM
Well, I'm giggling at the joke. Even if they aren't. Go to Comment
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-08 03:31 PM
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
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-08-08 05:23 PM
Cliche but still well written. Go to Comment
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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Dozus's comment on 2006-08-08 03:14 PM
Quite well written, good background. But it is rather cliche and, as Manfred mentioned, there doesn't appear to be a downside. It's good, but I think it could have been better. Go to Comment
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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Murometz's comment on 2006-08-08 10:48 PM
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
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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chilled's comment on 2006-08-09 10:34 AM
nice idea i like it a lot especially the fact that there are no traceable downsides.
good one 4/5 Go to Comment
il-Armor of Wrath's Avenger
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valadaar's comment on 2017-03-20 03:13 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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manfred's comment on 2006-08-04 04:34 PM
Useful for many of the reasons already noted by others. Good work. Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-08-04 01:23 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-08-03 03:45 PM
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
Markus the Black
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-08-04 12:10 PM
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
Markus the Black
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-08-07 02:52 PM
5/5-And I *think* (I could be wrong)that my nomination made it into a Golden Submission.I enjoyed every line of this. Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2006-08-03 06:09 PM
:)

The best piece of work from your side in the last couple of months. A true 5/5, HoH and Golden Nomination. Let us celebrate! Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-08-03 01:34 PM
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
Markus the Black
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-08-04 11:39 AM
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
Markus the Black
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-08-04 01:58 PM
By all means I'm not doubting you. Just saying where my mind was going when reading it the first time. Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2006-08-04 09:13 AM
I was going to comment that this reads like the life story of Alistair Crowley, but MoonHunter beat me to it.

Wonderfully dark feel to the backstory

The Decadenti would make a wonderfully dark sub-culture – not particularly evil, nor necessary criminal, but by their very existence a catalyst for criminal activity

And its’ popularity amongst the nobility is only going to complicate matters further

There’s a whole campaign arc here

Great stuff – gets the Wish I’d thought of that award – 5/5 & a Hall of Honour I think Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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Dozus's comment on 2006-08-03 01:30 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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Murometz's comment on 2006-08-03 09:54 PM
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!

Special Equipment - very nice! Go to Comment
Markus the Black
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chilled's comment on 2006-10-15 09:45 AM
what a good sub, i gotta say... Go to Comment
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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

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!

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