Thanks for the 4/5. This was my first serious post and something I will be introducing to a group I am running in a Dales campaign. They are in search of a legendary dwarven hammer and anvil, a quest of one of the party's members. I wanted a cool neutral waypoint of interest for rest and re-supply in the Underdark so I came up with Deeping Steppes. It also provides lots of adventure hook possibilities. Comments/Suggestions most welcome. Go to Comment
It should remind us all how much we love our submissions. You know the old saying about ideas being like children (none are as precious as our own)... What happens when someone tells you your children ain't good enough...
I can understand m0s0g, I really can. Problem is... When you come here you won't get the perfumed version of the truth. People need to realize that before they expose their darling ideas to our brutal and analytical minds :) Go to Comment
In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.