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Saint Duncan
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Strolen's comment on 2011-06-04 11:13 PM


Cleric of the party is asked to exorcise a local demon/ghost in a villlage that has been haunting them. The cleric actually accomplishes it but the locals still "see" it around and see damage it continues to do. They are convinced that unless the cleric visits the church of Saint Duncan and uses his power and name that the cleric couldn't have possibly gotten rid of the spirit that plagues them.


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Saint Duncan
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manfred's comment on 2005-11-25 07:26 AM
There are people religions grow with. This saint is one of them.

A great solid post. (That could be now linked to the write-up of this religion... is there one?) Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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manfred's comment on 2007-01-12 07:28 AM
I was reminded of this mythical NPC today, so a hearty BUMP, and an updated vote go to it!

Short and sweet. Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-02-11 10:47 AM
This is the sort of historical/ mythical post I like. It grants history. It grants background elements for the setting. It provides dramatic points for the campaign. In short really handy.

He is most useful when the setting has a psuedo christian/ monotheistic religion, like the Vicean church or The Messenger's church. It would take some work to adapt this to other things.

You really should put together a church setting (the society post) and possibly the religion (the systems post for the religion) for this post, so we can hang other things upon it. Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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EchoMirage's comment on 2011-06-05 12:32 PM


I like how humble Saint Duncan was - and the message, that honest well-meaning and the will to do good work can leave a legacy.


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Saint Duncan
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Spark's comment on 2006-02-10 11:00 PM
I also like it a lot. It does a great job of blending the workings of the Catholic Church system with fantasy ideals and actions, to create a great feeling of authenticity and history. Would be a nice thing to read up on in a musty cathedral basement. Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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Nap's comment on 2009-05-22 01:39 PM
Great submission - I think someone read my favorite book, "Pillars of the Earth" ;) Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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valadaar's comment on 2007-01-12 08:01 AM
Nicely done! Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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sverigesson's comment on 2008-10-12 01:51 PM
This, as usual, is a great sub, Scras. Might even inspire a character in my writings in the future. Go to Comment
Saint Duncan
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OjnoTheRed's comment on 2011-12-07 05:11 AM


Great story - I agree with other posters - solid, has a history about it.



Another thought is that this would integrate into some kinds of Sci Fi quite well - I'm thinking of Dark Heresy in particular.  There are religious traditions buried in that (the Ordo Hereticus and so on) where this would fit - fight Chaos and so on.



In a more mundane way, remove the supernatural and give him the role of a local priest or some other reason to be popular - e.g. resistance to the government?  Clues there in the refusal-to-politic part of the story.



Anyway, great and very useable character.


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Chimeric Ring
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-09-03 11:30 AM
Chimeric Ring
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-09-03 09:10 AM
Then less than perfect players shall suffer the wrath. Like in all things, subjectivity exists.

Long, long ago, a friend of mine kept track of every notable "good", "evil", "lawful", and "chaotic" act the player performed. Notable usually meant a conscious choice, usually when it was easier to be evil or chaotic, than good or lawful. (The log was pretty darn long, as he noted every action. He also had a tabulation sheet (manual spread sheet) for everyones action.) He used it to determine if the character could use certain items or receive clerical boons.

It kept people honest, as their stated allignments were one thing and their effective allignments were another.

It is a lot of book keeping I admit, but a very useful tool. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Shadoweagle's comment on 2004-09-02 08:38 PM
Awesome. I might argue that the benefits are a bit over-powerful, but then, who is completely virtuous, eh? After all, even a righteous man may have a moment where he considers taking more than his fare share in the gold.

Can a man have some qualities and some detriments? for example, what if someone is not greedy nor lecherous, but gets impatient with people easily? can they become dragon-strong, immune to poison and kill everyone he dislikes? Sounds like a good, powerful villian to me. Perhaps a king - elected for his great qualities, but feared for his ruthlessness when dealing with those who oppose him.

Also, what if someone has a change of heart throughout life? Can a curse become a gift, and vice-versa if the people change from good to bad?

In spite of these couple questions, i give this a definite 5/5. I commend your efforts!

I take it that the first animal is the Chimaera then. I look forward to seeing the other 11. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Iain's comment on 2006-02-22 04:26 AM
I don't know how I missed this. It is excellent. I particularly like Shadoweagle's comment as well. Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-09-03 09:07 AM
Probably yes to both Echo ;) Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-09-03 06:41 AM
What will we get next? Griffon? Hydra?
the only problem with implementing such an item is that with less-than-perfect players, it would lead to endless debates about whether the character's acts are still within the bounds of VIRTUE.

anyway, I sure like it. Two thumbs up, plus happy smile on my face :D Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-02-22 12:31 PM
A ring that will cause trouble for the majority of wearers. (and PC's.) Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Murometz's comment on 2006-02-21 07:41 PM
love the idea Scrasamax. I can't help but throw out a few I'd love to see (trying to avoid some overly-obvious ones)

1- cockatrice
2- naga
3- roc Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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Murometz's comment on 2006-04-04 09:47 PM
hehe...my first ever "BUMP". This means you have to do more rings now Scras! Go to Comment
Chimeric Ring
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axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-22 12:42 PM
Shadoweagle raised some strong points, but what roleplaying opportunities does the use of the item provide a PC.

Example A: A virtuous character gets the ring and now can kick some major ass, and get his bling on at the same time. Sometimes loading up your character with magic is a good way to light a fire under their ass. But this would hold true for all powerful magic items.,

Example B: A good meaning but flawed character gets the ring, and the ring locks the character in a closet with a box of cigars-so to speak. So the character must quest to lift the curse or be stuck an having item rewrite his character. Maybe this good be interesting, (i.e. you could give the Laconic character a chance to chase women) but what roleplayer likes to have their character's persona affected by an item.

Example C: A base character gets the item, and notices when he hads another vice or his vices ridden impulses get stronger. Then the ring kills him. Go to Comment
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