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Rubens
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valadaar's comment on 2013-07-12 01:30 PM
Top notch location with a lot of possibilities. The owner and employees can be used as a non-trivial faction for many things.
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Rubens
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Fallen Angel's comment on 2009-08-11 03:21 AM
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Rubens
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Fallen Angel's comment on 2009-08-12 04:34 AM
Sounds like the kind of place a person from a higher tech civilzation would be found on a fantasy world. (assuming they budgeted for it.) Go to Comment
Rubens
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Fallen Angel's comment on 2009-08-16 04:11 PM
I'm gonna run with a idea from Moosehead back when Capone was running around it...possibly. But iif you know what I'm talking about (not secret tunnels), run with it too. Go to Comment
Rubens
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Peppe Pepis's comment on 2009-08-17 09:11 AM
Sweet idea! I can imagine such a place in huge commercial towns, maybe with a seaport, where merchant guilds have replaced nobility in power and need new places to show off their power and wealth, instead of the traditional castles and courts. Go to Comment
Rubens
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Argus's comment on 2009-08-17 09:50 PM
Very Nice. I've honestly never thought that there might be real hotels in a fantasy world. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
m0s0g's comment on 2004-07-19 02:08 PM
I have had a bit of writters block the past few days so thanks for the character driven kick start. I liked the idea of this guy so I think this is how I might use him.

Currently Granitbiten is the undefeated champion of the gladiatorial games heavy weight division in the city.

Granitbiten probably spends most money on liquor and things that make him look good. He is a popular gladiator and many misguided seek to serve him. He always enters the arena with a beautiful woman on each arm. As arrogant and perhaps an egotist he selects prostitutes to perform for him amongst floor pillows and furs and he watches from his most comfortable chair. They do so freely and wish only to be in his good graces. For this he bestows gifts to the loyal. Sometimes he takes part and occasionally he breaks a toy but his servants clean up his messes without question and no one ever takes notice or so it seems.


Someone in the party knows of a beautiful local young woman that has been abducted or the party is hired by a family to return their daughter. It is a few weeks prior to her wedding to a local horse handlers son. It is rumored that she was taken to the city (where gladiator games are held) to be sold. The party may try bidding on her but they will be out bid. Granitbiten has seen the merchandise already. He likes what he sees and hates to loose so he has given orders to out bid anyone, to call in markers if necessary. The young woman has been selected for his entertainment. This draws the party's rescue into a conflict with Granitbiten. They can try to challenge Granitbiten in combat to win her freedom or attempt to sneak in and rescue her. Any assassination attempt on Granitbiten would be very difficult, he has many supporters and a network of spies.

This could also make Granitbiten and his devout followers an enemy for a future adventure or just a continuously aggravating villain. By stealing a toy of his, he would seek to punish the insolent pests that hampered his happiness, besides if it ever get out that he didn't pursue, he could loose respect or control of those that fear him. If Granitbiten is slain his followers and local backers would seek retribution against the party for damages to their prize fighter.


Now all the party needs is a few contacts and the story a few twists. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
m0s0g's comment on 2004-07-26 05:32 PM
Glad you like. Can't wait to see the look on my players faces when they encounter this guy. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-07-18 01:39 PM
I agree that he would be clumsy, especially with fine movement and such. Large items, such as weapons, or other things of that nature wouldn't be much of a problem. On the other hand, writing and handling items made of delicate glass, or paper are right out. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-07-18 08:57 PM
He is very angry, and bitter over the matter. If he were more of a thinking man, as opposed to a 'crude crusher' he could be psychotic or worse.

The inability to write doesn't mean much to someone who never writes, but loosing the ability to feel something smooth, or supple like skin would be unbearable. To this end, he spends almost every cent he earns on liquor, or on prostitutes. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2004-07-19 04:36 PM
Wow! I am glad I was able to inspire you so. I am impressed with what you did with him. Kudos. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2006-01-29 01:42 PM
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Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
EchoMirage's comment on 2005-05-11 06:37 AM
This is a very believable character that can be included in numerous plots, not epic but still great.
A stylish villaing can have an unstylish Granitbiten to take the punches for him; given Granitbiten's irksome nature, PCs are bound to run into conflict with him sooner or later.

Two thumbs up, meh likes.
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Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Cheka Man's comment on 2004-07-18 12:08 PM
I like this carecter. I do think that if he coulden't feel with his hands,he'd be very clumsy. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Cheka Man's comment on 2004-07-18 07:16 PM
If my hands were numb it would effect my mental state badly. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-12-20 05:52 PM
This one is cool, it has a classic touch to it. I am HoHing it both to shed some light on some of your older subs(that are great, as are your new ones), but different somehow from your newer ones. Splendid work Scras. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Murometz's comment on 2006-03-01 12:47 PM
believable,tragic, he reminds me both of Cain Marko (Juggernaut) and Marv from Sin City. Ovbiously indirectly, but nevertheless. Without adding a long detailed expose on how i'll be using him, suffice to say I will be! (more than once)

I even just thought of a love interest for him, someone he falls head over heels for, willing to give up the booze and hookers. Go to Comment
Granitbiten
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
valadaar's comment on 2013-03-21 12:36 PM
As you mention, he has the potential to play different roles even at higher levels.

There is some much gold buried at Strolen's it is incredible.

Commented on for Comment Challenge!

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Tempting Teanoi
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
Strolen's comment on 2004-07-15 05:05 PM
Nice background, gives us everything we need. This is even great to use even if they don't go to the island to make a more 'living' world. Trade could be disrupted where the PCs are driving prices higher, rumors spinning about the missing ships and such. Even if the PCs don't get involved there is now a sense of more going on in the world beyond the PCs little circle. Go to Comment
Tempting Teanoi
Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-07-14 09:53 PM
Fantastic!
I'm going to use it for my Armorican Kingdoms. Teanoi would be a great example of one of those Almighty Evils.
Of course, the islanders themselves are not evil, they are merely, in fact, protecting themselves.
Oh, by the way... I accidentally clicked 4, but I meant 5. I've been making that mistake a lot lately.

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