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MoonHunter
November 6, 2005
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Mitrall Cult    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Mitrall was a Guardian Deity of the Dead, who would watch over the Dead and their tombs until the time of their return (physical or re-incarnation). The culture that worshiped Mitrall has been conquered and destroyed a few centuries ago. Yet the Cult of Mitrall continues.

MoonHunter
November 6, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Order of The Lost    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)

The Order is an odd order. It is a knightly order that does not require its members to be knights, or even noble. It is a small order to be sure, but no one knows as no list of its members has ever been published. However, the leader of the The Order can sit in on the Council and instantly get audiences with many important people. No one is sure what the Order is about and many who have an inkling DO NOT want to know more.

manfred
November 6, 2005
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
The Dungeon Masters    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

The hooded man leaves the tavern. The group had been assembled. They had recieved the map. “Now it begins,” he said. He vanishes.

ephemeralstability
November 6, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Rukuk-nurudni    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

The grisly anthropomorphisation of a rockfall…

MoonHunter
November 5, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Karnan    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

It seems to be a giant turtle with a long neck. One expects it to be slow. However, it is one of the most effective predators in the rivers, deltas, and swamps of Vireland.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Squicken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

The best way to describe these creatures, 3 legged chicken/monkey/squirrels. These animals are proof that Gods have senses of humor.

ScorpionJinx
November 5, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.562500
Carvitons - land sharks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

These are also known as sourges of the desert sands. Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin that can be seen in the sands.

Psalmanazar
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.227273
The Candles of God    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)

Perhaps they lack the subtlety of other groups, but the Candles of God have no desire to be subtle.  Perhaps they do not keep their secrets very well, but the Candles of God want their voices to be heard.  Perhaps they are careless about who they kill, but there shall be no innocent bystanders when the fires of hell consume the unrighteous.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Lazhkmazhon    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

An impressive citadel in the Askharnn mountains. Their prohibitive laws on travel during the Winter months can be a problem for pilgrims and wanderers.

manfred
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.812500
How A Trap Should Really Be Put Into An Adventure    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Traps need to make sense. Somebody must of made it for a specific purpose.

Pieh
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
In Case of Emergency Break Glass    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

“Oh look, a glass wall between us and the treasure.”

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
The Red Hand's Guide    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It is a simple book, a codex, a few dozen loose folios bound together. The cover is heavy stock with a simple red hand that one hopes is impressed in red ink rather than blood.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.818182
Fungus Gardeners    Society/ Organizations  (Agricultural)   (Area)

The members of this obscure order specialize in growing funghi. Growing, researching and studying many kinds, they even try to create new ones.

Maggot
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
The Brotherhood of Larfu    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The Brotherhood’s goal was to preserve traditional Eshal practices and customs, with emphasis being placed on the belief that every member of the tribe mattered and that to ignore his rights and contributions, would result in the Clan collapsing.

CaptainPenguin
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Curalon Hestaris    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

The principal axiom of the Curalon Hestaris, and the basis of all its teachings, is this:

"Inhale. Kill. Exhale."

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Order of Priori Historicus    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)

The Order is about the past. It is a collection of people who love history, ancient times, and artifacts of the past. Only people who are really interested in past should be members. A passing interest is not enough. One must be dedicated to the past to be invited into this organization.

Scrasamax
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Via Humanitae    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Regional)

Via Humanitae - For Humans to live and thrive, non humans must be removed.

Scrasamax
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Upright Society of Civic Wizards    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Regional)

This organization began with a simple idea to protect the common people from the danger of magic run amok. Far too many disasters and atrocities were being commited by irresponcibe, evil, or mad wizards with no one to answer to but their own degraded consciences. But like so many things, it started off good and has shifted to the dark side.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
An ecological dungeon 2: The Elements    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Ecology)

Dungeons, should make sense, in an ecological way. However, to have life, you need to have a physical place to use them. This expands upon the ecological dungeon, giving it a framework to exist in.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 9
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
An ecological dungeon    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Ecology)

We have all seen articles on how Dungeons don’t work. I’ve seen such articles before. But this time, an idea struck me: Why not do a dungeon that really works? Where creatures live their lives in harmony; just the right ecological way?

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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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