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The Immortal Worms
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-31 10:09 AM

I envisioned their movement through solid materials as more supernatural than mechanical - they pass through the materials as if they were soft and pliable to them. As such, I didn't put much thought into their castings. The sub was inspired by a fishing trip with my son as I was baiting the hook.

As for immunity/resistance to poisons, I believed I covered that off with the passage:

"They are not indestructible, but are able to survive within the earth to the depths of several miles, subject to the immense pressures, temperatures and the toxicity of both air and stone"

So, metals, acids, CO, CO2, H2SO, etc, are all found in the depths, so all inorganic poisons and simple organic poisons would be protected

The title is a people's name for the things - they are effectively immortal. Another piece of somewhat dangerous, somewhat odd, magic to throw in one's world, not unlike the Voracious Slug.

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The Immortal Worms
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Aramax's comment on 2015-09-08 09:24 AM
4.5/5 Excellant take on the ubiquitus rot grub. You took a mildly good idea and breathed total life into it! I don't know what everybody else saw in it but this is great! Go to Comment
The Immortal Worms
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-08-30 08:27 PM
A decent utility sub. Go to Comment
The Immortal Worms
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-08-31 07:43 PM
Val, on the worms passing through solid materials part, it came off as being mechancial to me as a reader. I suspect that Scras might have felt that too from his comment above. Go to Comment
Idran Motaer
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-08-29 01:25 AM
I see him being a rogue agent, devoted to some fire goddess or avatar of destruction. The problem with arson in your typical medieval setting is that aside from the stone castles, everything is wood and thatch, and flammable. He might burn down a house, but in doing so, he's likely going to start a fire that spreads and destroys a large portion of a city, or town. Of course, this doesn't fit in with the image of the rustic idyllic countryside, but those locations have the virtue of being somewhat remote, and plainclothes murderers and mercenary scum would likely be a cheaper and more reliable alternative to Idran.

I would use him not for casual murders, but for big ones. Epic murders. The sort of murders and disasters that bards would sing songs of, and that builders would study to prevent from happening again. Burn the cathedral to kill a powerful bishop. Burn the hunting lodge where the son of the duke routinely entertains bacchanals, and so forth.

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Idran Motaer
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Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:39 PM

Everything must burn. He will see to it. Reminds me of your Bleakwood PC :)

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Idran Motaer
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Murometz's comment on 2015-09-05 12:41 PM

Couldn't put my finger on my thoughts until reading Scras' comment. Something about medieval fantasy settings and arson doesn't quite jibe somehow. Then again, there is the Pyromancers Guild of grrm that comes to mind. I love this dude regardless and would go the route Scras suggests!

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Idran Motaer
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-09-04 04:49 PM
Solid NPC with some very nice bits of prose. I think the vivid description you gave of his physical appearance was extremely important for this guy, because the character (either in prose or in game) aren't going to catch this guy red (hot) handed. They are more likely to suspect through correlation and you have given us well written and clear description of the face that will be associated with the days or hours before the accidents. Go to Comment
Idran Motaer
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-28 11:17 AM
I think a referral would be in order - given how critical his cover is for his work, he would never deal with his customers in person.

He likely could only work in larger cities, where the normal high rate of accidents would help cover his activities.
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Idran Motaer
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-31 10:16 AM
I like this. Wish I had thought of this during the write up. Go to Comment
Idran Motaer
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-08-30 08:34 PM
A solid NPC and I see him in a modern setting. Go to Comment
Idran Motaer
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Moonlake's comment on 2015-09-05 07:11 PM

Personally, I think it's the description of a tool belt that brings to mind a handyman that could drop into your house if you ring up one on phone. That's why in my comment I said I see him in a modern setting when usually I sorta expect every sub I read off on the Citadel is a fantasy sub unless explicitly stated otherwise.

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Idran Motaer
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Morningstar's comment on 2015-08-27 12:41 PM
Not bad. How would a person normally hire him?

I'd also toss something in along the lines of if you do hire him, one of the stipulations is that he refuses to accept a time limit on the hit. (It might take time for the setup!) Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-08-29 01:58 AM
I would make a druid type and use this sling as a surprise weapon or terrain altering tool. Bramble and nettle seeds could be fired out of it to make obstructing hedges. Stinging, stabby, thorny, and viney plants would be fantastic for this. Also useful for making a quick escape by throwing tangling plant seeds behind you, tripping up pursuants.

animated topiary seeds?

A single magic acorn that if used in the sling grow/summons an ent/treant that fights for the sling bearer.

Poison ivy

Carnivorous plants

Instant biomass to climb a tower, a wall, to obstruct a river, etc

Instant raw feast, slinging seed pods for a plant that can be eaten raw, or easily cooked. Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
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Murometz's comment on 2015-09-08 09:23 PM

I like this. It's cute yet utilitarian. Axle's comment made me laugh. I've never heard of "Among Other" but now I'm thinking of a meta-sling that quickly "plots" "idea seeds" growing them into full fledged ideas. I want one. Lol.

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Johnny's Sling
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-08-24 07:02 PM
Well why not....use of this sling kind of reminds of the climatic "battle" between the main character and her mother in the book "Among Other". You know when she is tearing pages of out of Lord fo the Rings and hurling them at her mom. The pages then shoot up into powerful tree...does the sling kind of work like that? Go to Comment
Johnny's Sling
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valadaar's comment on 2015-08-25 08:12 AM
My thoughts are that the sling needs magical/fantastic seeds to really shine, but if you mean seeds instead of pages of a book, then yes.

I still like the thought of hitting an earth elemental and turning it into a chia pet :P
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Johnny's Sling
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Aramax's comment on 2015-08-21 06:30 PM
Um.....no Go to Comment
The Celestial Dragon Suit
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-08-20 12:43 AM
Beautiful, and my favorite is the 7 Virgins dance. It did take me a bit of reading to realize that this is not a suit of clothing/armor worn by a single person, but rather a more traditional parade dragon.

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The Celestial Dragon Suit
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2015-08-17 05:21 PM
Cool idea that can be used as spice in fantasy campaigns. I picture the PCs making their way through an oriental town when they witness a spectacle on the marketplace: the dragon dance is being performed.
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