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Raid on Tantalus IV
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valadaar's comment on 2007-09-26 01:09 PM
Yeah, this one is a gem! Great job dark_dragon! Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-09-25 11:55 AM
AG, you're being a bad influence again!

(It does look promising so far, though!) Go to Comment
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-09-27 02:08 PM
Solid. A worthwhile Sci-fi scenario: It reminded me of the film "Screamers" (about soldiers trying to get off a planet overrun with killer machines). Go to Comment
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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-09-25 01:07 PM


Updated: There is some material that could possibly bother people's delicate civility in this piece. If anything gives you an adverse reaction, please PM me.

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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-09-25 08:48 PM
Updated: This is probably far too long and highly incoherent, as it is 02:40 AM as I finish this post. Nevermind. Questing done.
Inspiration for mood and tone of the end fight sequence: Starship Troopers->the brain, Resident Evil(film)->the red queen, Doom3 spider boss.
Inspiration for the facility: Resident Evil(film), Half life 1 and 2, Doom 1, 2 & 3, Deus Ex: IW->the magrail labs. Go to Comment
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kaos2571's comment on 2007-09-26 08:57 PM
Good Job, nice. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-16 11:24 AM


Despite the space faring premise, this piece screams "Shadowrun scenario" to me, with the majority fo the details easily alter to fit the setting. (Rather then another planet placing this in a suitable wasteland far from civilization, adjusting a few bits to include the magical ambience and races of Shadorwun setting etc..)



Very well put together and added to my favorites list for later use. 

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manfred's comment on 2007-11-16 01:48 PM
I love this one, too, but I've desperately tried to create another piece for the collection... and came out empty.

It is a great idea, and it deserves some more posts. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-11-16 04:57 PM
One half-idea I had, was that an anonymous building (built on the ruins of a former anonymous church) hides the remains of a historical personality, that is unaccounted for, the likes of Richard Lionheart, or for a more modern touch, say, Jimmy Hoffa.

Maybe you can start something with it. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2008-01-25 02:51 PM
Nice! It seems the real world is a more attractive venue for items of this sort. Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-09-24 01:47 PM
Niiiiiiice idea! I'll be sure to add something to it when something suitable comes to mind. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-16 03:07 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-11-16 08:35 AM
Wow, I missed this one! Simple concept, yet fascinating, and well rendered. Love the atmospheric tone.

This is a gorgeous idea dark_dragon, and I love both the intro and samples!! Must add to it! Will add to it! Must add to it!

Sphinxes stuffed with 900 kgs of purified cocaine??!! elongated coccyx? This is my kind of submission!

KUDOS, Hall of Honor, here we come! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2007-11-16 02:08 PM
coming up, have no fear! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2011-01-18 07:30 PM


MUST add scroll. MUST. Why can't I think of anything to add?! :p


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valadaar's comment on 2007-09-24 09:50 AM
Love this idea!

Will update vote once more ideas land here... Go to Comment
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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-09-23 07:19 PM
Foetus In Formaldehyde
On the dusty shelves of the Harvard Medical School archives, amongst many similar items, this large jar is filled with the age-yellowed formaldehyde, which conserves what appears to be at first glance a human foetus at about 16 weeks of development and approximatively 14 inches in length.

Upon closer inspection, Several things seem to be wrong with the foetus.
  1. The skull seems to have an elongated facial section, with both nose and jaw jutting predominantly forward, suggesting a snout-like appearance.
  2. The coccyx seems to extend far longer than natural, reaching the length of the femur.
  3. Although It should be apparent even with a customary glance, the foetus's upper arms cover a pair of unseen, lower arms from view. This seems to be the source of the larger-than-normal scapula, which gives the foetus a hunchback appearance

The jar is adorned with a very faint label, written in an old flowing script. Worn by age, parts of the label are illegible, but the rest can be discerned by either careful observation, or the use of a magnifying glass:

Specimen: Homo Sapiens Daemonicus
Collected by: Sri Edward Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
Date of Collection: 12th june 1824
Stock number: 19332-123-19
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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-09-24 10:12 AM
9 Ancient Sphinx Statues

These ancient stone statue are gathering dust in the storage area of the Louvre Museum, in Paris. Approximately 3 metres high, they are unique in the way that their proportion is not standard for egyptian sphinxs, since they are only about as wide as a man's chest. Donated by a rich benefactor in the 1960s, the statues were never displayed due to their strange dimensions.

The reality
These statues are hollow, and their cavity contains over 900 kgs of purified cocaine. Meant as a safe transport vector, the statues were meant to be stolen upon arrival in paris. Indeed, the anonymus benefactor was none other than Sheilk Shal-Amar Mohammed, one of the biggest drug trafficant of the 1960s. During his voyage to paris, so that he could oversee the recovery of his merchandise, his boat was involved in a completely accidental collision, which resulted in his death, as well as the death of his top two advisers, the only people to know of the shipment. (The workers involved with the project having been killed for security reasons.) Today, the cocaine remains, unknown to the dilligent archeologist, who have for years walked naively besides the statues. Go to Comment
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dark_dragon's comment on 2007-11-16 03:23 PM
I know! I tried to get more ideas, and failed pretty miserably. I'll have to think of some more. (mulling something over regarding a dead professor and a murdered physicist.) Go to Comment
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dark_dragon's comment on 2008-01-25 04:59 AM
International Brotherhood of teamsters bronze statuette
This small, desktop bronze statue depicts a small cart being pulled by two healthy looking horses. The driver has an healthy looking complexion, and not a little resemblance to Jimmy Hoffa. A small plaque in the same material as the statue (mounted on the lacquered wood base) indicates this is a special thankyou gift from the International Brotherhood of teamsters. The craftsmanship is exquisite, and although the sculpture is deliberately left as an artist's draft, it retains a very noticeable elegance.

The truth.
Jimmy Hoffa's attempt at regaining control of the teamsters after his presidential pardon was not appreciated by all. Indeed, The various mafia factions had already placed their own men inside the union, and the return of Jimmy Hoffa would make it more difficult for them to exert their control. In a top secret meeting between the various factions (which very nearly resulted in murder, but that's another story), the mafia factions united in getting rid of Jimmy Hoffa.

After killing him, the body would have to be disposed of, and all evidence destroyed. For this, the Gambino family was tasked with the disposal. Hoffa's body was placed inside an old car, which was them crushed, and placed in a smelter. What was not known at the time, is that one of Hoffa's finger was removed. (The finger upon which rested a Teamster ring) The then boss Constantino Paul Castellano decide to have a commemorative sculpture made, the teamster badge simply appealing to his sense of humour. Inside the solid bronze cart actually resides a hollow compartment, where, resting inside a silk handkerchief, is Jimmy Hoffa's severed finger. Since Castellano's death, the statue has passed many hands, none aware of the statue's gruesome history.

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This is a work of fiction, and any basis in fact beyond Jimmy Hoffa's death is coincidental and unintended. Go to Comment
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