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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-03 01:04 PM
Boy, someone knew how to throw a wolf :)
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Wolf
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Kassy's comment on 2008-07-26 07:56 AM
Solid item as axe said, i find it awesome. Go to Comment
Dinner Time
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Strolen's comment on 2011-04-26 03:57 PM


What don't you ever get hungry and binge and walk away in disgust. Could be cannibals on a diet that had a cheat day and then realized what they were doing and quit...you never know. :)


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Agar's comment on 2003-01-08 12:39 PM
Farmer, it's what's for dinner.

This group of cannibals seems rather wasteful for someone who eats people. Why do they eat people? It doesn't seem like they are trying to gain the strength of a defeated foe, farmers at the end of a day are rather tired and not a worthy opponent.

Maybe they just like the taste. If they didn't have any other source of meat for a while, maybe that drove some of the past generations to cannibalism and now it's a way of life. If they could be convinced to eat some chicken maybe they'd go "Hey, this tastes just like Bob!" and the spree is ended.

Of course, they could just be evil. Find 'em and chop 'em up. Go to Comment
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Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-02 06:34 AM
Some canibalistic tribes on this earth simply resort to canibalism as they think their gods feel them to be more worthy if they eat other people.
The victim does not have to put up a fight, just the eating itself is a act of "power".

Others eat human flesh, because they consider it a delicacy... Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-08-19 02:02 PM
The Citadel was a different place in 2002, with something this short its kind of important to check when it was done. We are currently in the third incarnation of the Citadel, and this came from the original iteration.
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Scrasamax's comment on 2011-08-19 02:02 PM


Only Voted


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Cheka Man's comment on 2011-04-25 04:26 PM


Short but sweet.


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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-04-19 10:27 PM
Generic plot, easy to insert. Most of the oldest ones are, and that's why they're useful. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2011-04-25 12:37 PM


One twist here could be the "confusion" surrounding who the "foe" actually is...perhaps there are rumors/assumptions of trolls, orcs, demons, etc (take your pick) and the PCs assume the worst when reports of half-eaten farmers reach their ears. This could lead to some surprises if the PCs prepare for horrid "monsters", but instead find perfectly "normal" appearing people. This would work best perhaps, if the cannibals are not caught "dining" in-situ. I can see the exchange between PCs and Cannibals taking place on the road. The cannobals have dined and now return to their villages. The PCs warn the cannibals (who appear quite normal it must be stressed, not as deranged bone-in-nose types) about "farmers being attacked" in the area. The cannibals thank the PCs for the warning, nod, and go on their way. Much later the PCs sheepishly realize what is going on.

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axlerowes's comment on 2012-09-26 07:55 AM
Over ten years old, and It has that old school DnD feel to it. As I said, we are at least 40% nostalgia round here.

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valadaar's comment on 2011-04-26 07:40 PM
Nah, my folks raised me to finish my plate, or carcass as the case may be....
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valadaar's comment on 2011-04-26 11:36 AM




I think the big C is too useful a tool for horror to use this casually.  The level of waste implied is irrational - even for cannibals.



Something would be doing this for a purpose, not just some random cannibals on some type of eating binge.



Muros comment is on the right track, but I think the idea can definitely be reworked. 



 



 

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MysticMoon's comment on 2011-04-25 02:42 PM


For some reason "... cooked and half eaten farmers strewn about the house" cracked me up. What is wrong with me? :P



I know this is a very short and minimal sub but there is something about it that just gets the wheels churning. So many possible ways this could go.


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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-08-12 02:20 AM


This seems so uninspired I am not sure what to make of it. The cannibals have no motivation to make them interesting, the farmers have nothing for players to empathize with, it's simply a scene of gore. This post would work better as an idea.


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Grothar's Drinking Horn
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2003-09-03 05:45 PM
Sounds like my kind of item! Go to Comment
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Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-03 11:47 AM
It all depends on who is going to be in posession of the drinking horn and of course if your players are willing to roleplay.

Now I have a couple of characters that would like to drink ale every night and they don't mind playing out the consecuencss...

If I remember correctly, there will be a fortitude save involved that gets more difficult every time you empty the horn.... If not, I will invent it and who ever failes the save, will have a nice long lasting head-ace or other faith that has to do with being drunk. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2010-09-28 02:33 PM
Wow, Ramhir. You really like to dig deep in the library catacombs of the Citadel. Its nice to see all these old ones again, I just cant believe the amount of material that I have read but failed to comment on. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-10-03 10:01 PM
The horn will turn saltwater into the finest dwarven ale That line says it all right there. Great little item.

I'm giving this thing to my recurring dwarven sea-captain npc, Qroth Saltguts, captain of three-banked drommond, Qysa's Tomb. And I thank you for unearthing this. This may sound like a silly comment, but I love my dwarven sea-captain, and this thing is *perfect* for him to own.
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axlerowes's comment on 2006-10-06 03:00 PM
Finally a practical use for magic! Enough with the trapping somebody's soul in a golden crystal or the summoning of powerful demons: a man needs a drink. Of course with this horn you'd be counting your coppers for a block of salt instead a flagon of wine. Go to Comment
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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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