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Scrasamax
January 20, 2016
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Fuijin Kaze    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Relying entirely on A-pods for flight, the Kaze class of aircraft is well known, and the Nipponese Fuijin is the best known Kaze type.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2014
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Patrol Pod    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Patrol Pods are aerial scouting vehicles that share similarities to helicopters and motorcycles.

Scrasamax
October 14, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Leg Suit    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

The ultra minimalism mech, for the common consumer

Scrasamax
September 1, 2012
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Transportation in the Cosmic Era    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

In the Petroleum Era, it was considered more uncommon for a family to not own a personal automobile, and in some areas, aircraft were as numerous as automobiles. In the years that followed transportation demands and needs changed, as did the vehicles that did the work.

Scrasamax
August 22, 2012
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UH-57 Whippoorwill    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Originally designed as a Medevac transport, the Whippoorwill is now iconic of the Atlantic Federation

Murometz
December 20, 2008
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30 Ships    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

30 unique ships, for those times when you need one on the fly. The class or type of each ship is provided. Included are three odd ones from the pages of history.

manfred
December 26, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Shadow of Iron Hills    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Tales are leaking from below the Iron Hills, that an unnamed winged terror can be seen on the sky on the darkest of nights. What creature it is, nobody knows, but some of the disappearances in the harsh place are said to be its work. If the moon is hidden, nightly travellers are warned to stay from roads and open places.

manfred
December 19, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Wings of Archimos    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

The most guarded secret of the Ancients, was the secret of flight.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2006
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The Characon    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Resembling more a beetle than a seacraft…

Wogden
July 29, 2005
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Coffer Blades    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Deep within the bowels of the perilous labyrinth, the fearless heroes come upon a grand, ornate chest. Eager for more plunder to line their pockets with, they heave up the lid - to find nothing. A red herring? Maybe not.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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