This one did it for me... few of them make me reread a post before i am done because I want to enjoy it.
I think some of my favorite parts of this, other than the Unmentionable One (hehe funny stuff) and the passage of manhood, or would it be Taurhood?
I find it rather funny that Mur only thinks I would give a 4.3 on this (or 4.5 in the voting sense). Perhaps I am too hard on my voting practices but this one rates a full 5 out of me. Ill give you a lower score next time. Go to Comment
Remind me very much of the Tauran from Blizzard's World of Warcraft, but I think the traditions and ceremonies you give here have a more "authentic" feel to them. The trial of the freezing river and the "yodeling" are both colorful touches. Perhaps a human druid/ranger could discover the source of their lowered fertility and restore peace between the two races. Go to Comment
A golem who broke away from the chain off command and became sentient, as a PC, might be interesting in this setting.
A golem re-emergence as sentient, peaceful and "reformed" might be also fun! Go to Comment
After saving Princess of Pearls from the dragon Sangia, the warrior Falha took his bride and built her a home on the banks of the Agares river. After a time, that one house grew into what looked like the preeminent city of Falhath, Daurus. Daurus would quickly be overshadowed by economically dominant Ozea and its place in the great play of things would fade.
Daurus has a very long history and is often referred to as the Cradle of Falhath, and the birthplace/home/tomb of its first hero Falha. The city itself speaks of its heritage as many of the streets are very old, the stones worn flat by the tramping of centuries of feet. The architecture is pre-Old World as a great deal of effort has been expended in restoring and maintaining the old buildings. This, tied with the lack of violence or battles near the city has given it a feeling of sanctity.
Daurus survives on flax crops and pilgrims who visit the Shrine of Falha, the hero's tomb. Go to Comment
Never a very large city, Soixane only draws soldiers and explorers to its gated walls. The city was raised sometime in during the Old Empire, and served as a bulwark against the denizens of the Great Woses. The walls are tall and thick, and they are crenellated with multiple soldier's towers along their length.
During the Twilight Soixane was reduced to almost a ghost town, but after the resurgence of the Kingdom of Trinistine it was resettled. New activity in the Woses demanded that the old border forts be remanned lest the ogres and savages of the swamps pour out across the sparsely defended eastern provinces.
The city is known for its rice and the ruhig peppers known as magebane. Go to Comment
The Californian Sea Otter, as a species, eats about 30 different types of food found throughout its range. Each individual otter, however, will only eat 3 or 4 of these foods - those it was fed by its mother as a child. It will not eat the others even if failure to do so means it would starve. Maybe other, possibly larger and more dangerous creatures and monsters, have similar habits.