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Sima Ling
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2008-07-22 11:26 AM
"Once they were all laid to rest, she sat in front of them, and sang their lament. Then, she cried. It was a soft thing, and entirely selfish. Their pain was done and gone, and she was left to mourn them, and to live on."

This speaks tons about the religion and character, particularly the 'soft and selfish' part. Great work. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-20 09:57 PM
The only thing that I didn't like in this is that, and I know this sounds stupid, I feel that the names didn't fit together well. Anubis (Egyptian), Sima Ling (sounds vaguely Chinese, though it probably isn't supposed to be), Pater Myron (sounds European. I don't like the way that Pater, a somewhat Christian-sounding priestly title, works in relation to Anubis). Be that as it may, this is a pretty good character. I can't find any real issues, and, though it isn't my favorite, I feel that it deserves a...

4/5. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-10-20 10:27 PM
Sima Ling
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-21 02:18 AM
A priesthood of death can be essential in easing the fear of death or dying, and helping overcome the pain ... they could even be experts at concocting drugs to ease pain, or help the dying spend their last days in a pleasant dream. "It does not hurt. You just fall asleep" ... and let me tell you, the relatives would be much happier to see a smiling great-grandfather in his deathbed, than one half-mad with the pain of cancer devouring his body.
They also could teach the old the way of the underworld, and how to plead before the final judgment, or for a better reincarnation.

While Sima's assassinations are reasonable (she sends them to be judged by Anubis for their misdeed), I rather doubt that she'd murder them brutally - I think she'd make one clean cut, or use a garotte, or poison, but she would not want to see them suffer. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-04-26 02:40 PM
I think about a thread in the idea scroll: "Different looks at gods" ... re-defining the Gods of Death, the Sun, Love, War.. etc. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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Cheka Man's comment on 2004-09-20 07:32 PM
5/5 Very good in that it shows that not all that seems evil really is evil. Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-04-26 09:54 AM
Great backstory, strong motivations, and a nice moral twist - pretty much what I've come to expect from you Scras

Solid believable character - 5/5 Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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Murometz's comment on 2006-03-04 09:22 PM
Often, the better the submission the less I have to say about it.

Captain- you can change the names, baby! Go to Comment
Sima Ling
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-28 07:38 PM
This would make an excellent PC background as well and is a great view from the other side. Just as I prefer my white with a ting of black, so too black should be tinged with white.
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Sima Ling
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RGTraynor's comment on 2011-06-25 02:04 AM


Heck, the "Old Fears Come Again" plot hook's enough for a high vote, all in of itself.  Too damn often, the moral absolutism of D&D and its ilk manifests itself in the notion that if the other guys are "Evil," just about any bestial thing you do to them is okay, because, well, they're Evil, doncha know?


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Sima Ling
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hylandpad's comment on 2011-06-25 10:04 PM


I for one, like how you mixed eastern, middle eastern, and western influences. Using the latin "Pater" as a priestly title is always a good way to denote a sort of organized religious hierarchy. Using Anubis as a venerable death god, is recognizable by just about anyone who has taken a world history class.



I also like the old idea of a venerable death god, rather than a satanic death-worshipping God, where the clerics give aide and comfort to the relatives of the deceased. It's a refreshing trend away from the typical fantasy view of death worshipping priests from whatever "Temple of doom" is around, who bathe in the blood of their kidnapped sacrifical virgins. 



I like it. 3.5/5

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Ember, Disciple of the Wind
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Strolen's comment on 2008-04-21 08:43 PM
Enjoyed the balanced aspect of her. Basically a stupid jock with a female twist but I am over simplifying. Fun character to dethrone the fighter in your group. Go to Comment
Ember, Disciple of the Wind
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-17 04:57 PM
Thanks, thanks a lot! Next, we want to see... the Paladin... yesss, my precioussss, the palladin.

As for Esther - she is not as lost as Regdar and Mialee. It could even be a great roleplaying opportunity for a PC priest, pally or monk, either a very reasonable man or a strong lady, teaching Esther that the perfection consists of an unity between mind and body, Just bodily perfection is not enough.

Or, the PCs could try to achieve a delicate mission, with combat being absolutely useless, even detrimental to it, and with Esther interfering.

A well-written char, thus 4 of 5 Go to Comment
Ember, Disciple of the Wind
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-03-30 07:36 AM
A nice addition - no where near as amusing as Redgar or Mialee (is your sense of humour failing Scrax) but an interesting character nonetheless

I'll give this one 4/5 Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-14 09:21 PM
Interesting...

Are you going to take every D&D sampler character and buffoon it up? 'Cuz that would be great!
I'd love to see that monk Ember get all emotional!

4/5. Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-09-14 07:48 AM
I like the character. It is an excellent addition to a game with Regdar or a good stand alone character. She might secretly possess a few magic items that help her facilitate the illusion of her mighty magehood.

A good twist would be to make her an illusionist. A few image and mind control related spells would go far in making her the apple of the court's eye.

Another plotline is "Struck between the eyes"
A character first sees her at a distance and is smitten with attraction for her (tell the PC he failed a love check). The PC then will work on getting close to her, perhaps doing some act of daring do to ingraciate himself with her. Then they finally meet her, and she is not what she seemed to be. Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-14 11:32 AM
After a second look several hours later, I must agree with EchoMirage. She is too similar to Redgar, but MoonHunter had several good suggestions which I have taken into accounted and edited Mialee. She is now an illusionist and the bulk of her talent is in that realm of magic. She uses a pair of magic items, the diadem and the ring, to bring the rest of her spell casting up to snuff and be seen as a real mage and not a conjurer of fake tricks. So, she is more intelligent than Redgar, but is still a self-absorbed and vain spell caster. Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-14 10:52 PM
:lol:

That is a pretty good idea. I think I might do that. Since you suggested Ember, I think she will be next! Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-14 01:33 AM
you know, this is the same tune you played to Regdar. I know, they fit well together, but the similarities are too great (most of all the 'a wizard doing most of the spellcasting for her') - I'd say she might be a competent wizard, prone to flaunting her power and humbling male wizards ('you call THAT demon summoning?! I will show you the real stuff...' - this could lead to a great plot is a few seconds later, she said 'oh, ... crap') Go to Comment
Mialee the Beautiful
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-03-11 11:14 AM
Mialee the brat-living proof that outside beauty sometimes conceals inner uglyness. Go to Comment
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