I like it, it's a bit "high fantasy" for me, in that everything is ensorcelled (and that magic seems to be pretty common).
ON the other hand, I love the setting details... It seems almost steampunk in a way, and I like the details about the free cities and the Hegemony, and the spell names are great.
However, the description seems a bit short.. I'm not sure what other details you could put into it, besides perhaps a more detailed description of the thing, and perhaps notes about its crew, but it ends quite abruptly.
Good text, nice flavor elements, good explantions, and some nice dramatic areas. It is a bit high magic, but I love it. I like the bound demon corrupting the crew and the existing powerful "airship" ruling the skys. Truly a great submission. Go to Comment
Normally I would launch into my "this should be two submissions NPC and item" rant. But, these two are practically one and the same. I am sure if you broke the staff, you would break the man... and if you kill the man, the staff will die too. It is a manifestaion of his hate and fear... without him it is nothing.
Nicely done all around though. I like all the various touches which explain this bastard and his item. Go to Comment
I like this one, the motivation is perfectly clear, and the staff of scorn is a great magic item, something that was created out of an emotional outburst rather than by a wizard in a tower. I do have to ask if it is Modest, or Goodman as the first name changes several times in the post. Finally, nice detail on the horse's decayed head. Go to Comment