Solid summoning item. Just a question; why a plate? I understand it's not tableware, but when I think of something that summons, I usually think small and compact. Then again, I think a break from the norm is always healthy.
An atheistic kingdom... yep, there has to be one. Good thinking, and nicely developed.
Holy man: An especially interesting challenge to the regime would be a cleric masquerading as a sage/alchemyst, healing with divine powers what others cannot with their potions and skills - once found out, can he be indicted because he wanted to help people? Go to Comment
The use of this country in a campaign will give you conflict if you are emphasizing religion in your world.
An interesting country to add to a world with religions, much like a democracy in a world of monarchs. The existance of this place can make a good counter point to the religious world outside. If the Gods are "active", this religion could be simply an odd duck. If the Gods are only a different magic system or there is no magic involved, then this religion becomes competative with others. Go to Comment
Demogogue, the reason of the conflict between the faiths is not really an important issue. The real problem was that the two faiths could not coexist peacefully with each other. This is something that has been repeated time and time again in history. Iacon is an example of what might happen if one side didnt win over the other and the populace simply had enough of it all.
Muro, Iacon is a small kingdom, akin to Belgium or the Netherlands, not a single city. As for subtle changes, spreading across a game world, these events would be slowed by the normal pace of trade and travel, and minimized by the small size and lack of importance on the part of Iacon.
Cheka, the other Kingdoms tend to view Iacon as an anomaly and cooler heads have since prevailed, and the general consensus is that the general ban on religion will last so long as the Provost lives. Go to Comment
Hmmm...I sense my Godless World idea from yestermonth percolating here.
Very well written. Covering all major points. I dare say a peoples without faith, religion, or god reverence is a novel concept!
This is only one city, so it works very nicely! It was all about perfect timing. The people were fed up, and shown a new revolutionary course, by a charismatic new leader. Love the Plot Hooks and nuances. Thumbs up! This is a city that I would LOVE to role-play in!
To install such a campaign world overall however, would be difficult and take much detail, as subtle changes would reverberate through every aspect of life. Just a thought. I've been trying to write it. :D Go to Comment
Imagine a tribe of nomads where all the males have the blessing of being were-stallions. The tribe would not need to have ordinary horses to move around, all mounted warriors would be female and a curious custom could be that when a couple gets married, the girl rides her chosen to the altar.