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PoisonAlchemist
October 17, 2014
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Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Silverfox Mill - Part I    Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The town of Silverfox Mill was a quiet place for many years, but this peaceful town has begun to unravel. The arrival of the Usury Guild drained the populace of their livelihood, forcing many into poverty, alcoholism, and prostitution. Complicating this trying time the town has recently lost its most beloved citizen, the wizard Osric Skanderbag. With his absence it seems the long-dead witch Anna has been raised to murder and poison, but this may be a front for more contemporary threats.

PoisonAlchemist
February 23, 2014
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Xen'da'rik    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The desert is like the sea, the sands shift ebb and flow and with them so does life. The tide is in ebb, and Xen'da'rik is dying.

Stork
February 17, 2014
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Wishing Well    Locations  (City)   (Any)

A wishing well is nothing more that a place to hope and dream. A token offering is given with the silly notion that the wish just might come true. But what happens when these wishes start to come true, on a regular basis?

Dragonlordmax
February 10, 2014
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Town of Inexplicable Babies    Locations  (City)   (Any)

"Get me the sugar!" called Jack's wife. His heart skipped a beat as he stood before the cabinet. Holding his breath, he slowly opened it.... Dangit! A baby!

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Old Vardipor, the City of Pigs    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The city of pigs

caesar193
October 26, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Civitas Caeli    Locations  (City)   (Space)

Sometimes Utopias should stay as mere legends.

Renlim
October 19, 2013
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Edotown, The City in a Briefcase.    Locations  (City)   (CyberSpace)

Moderators of the wildly popular VORPG, Polyworld, had no idea that one of their most famous cites Edotown had been stolen and for quite some time. No wonder there were so many complaints and bug reports coming in.

Renlim
October 4, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The City of Efeterthorp    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Efeterthrop is one of those places that may well be a bottomless pit of sin and squalor to most who speak of it, but to those that live and raise their own there they can see no freer place in existence. Ironically, cloaked behind a fierce sense of freedom is a strict social code none break thoughtlessly.

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Dragon's Wake    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Once known by another name, the port city of Dragon's Wake suffered terrible tragedy, from which it is still recovering.

Chaosmark
September 15, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Shardis, the Shining City    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Home to the fabled Shining Towers, a gleaming beacon of light for miles around.

caesar193
July 12, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
City Image - Triastu    Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Triastu. The City of the Three. The Hallowed City. Triastu is the holy city of Trianarianism, and is the home of the Trirex. Many have paid homage to it, and many have gone on pilgrimages to it, and have marveled in its beauty.

dustyjohnson
June 24, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Dreaming Chamber    Locations  (City)   (Other)

Umbra may have trapped Prima's body, but she is free in her village of dreams.

Shadoweagle
May 14, 2013
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
Bareka    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The shining city of glass and mirror within the forboding Karikun desert. Welcome to the home city and birthplace of the Ouzquin Dremorix.

Darkornyx
March 9, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Mriulnarth, Heart of the Demons    Locations  (City)   (Other)

" As long Mriulnarth still stand, damnation will always occur "

- Emperor Averemarn I

Darkornyx
March 6, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Ashantar, the Beacon of Hope    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

If they said Mriulnarth is the Heart of the Demons, then Ashantar is the Beacon of Hope for all humans...

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Garashino    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The City of Strangers.  The Beautiful City.  The City of Gold.  The City of Sharks.

Dozus
January 14, 2013
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.500000
Novo São Paulo    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

One of the Cosmic Era's most populous and vibrant cities, Novo São Paulo also has one of the widest economic gaps with an underside illustrating its crushing poverty.

Scrasamax
December 28, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Candenheim    Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The hyperborean realm of the Eternal Flame

EmilioV
August 3, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 5.000000
Baisaltir    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

City of Kings, City of Angels! Baisaltir welcomes all!

Silveressa
June 10, 2012
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 3
Votes: 16 / 4.906250
The Nexus    Locations  (City)   (Other)

"Living in a town that sits on a dimensional nexus can wear thin after a while. It's not so much the crawling shadows, bizarre weather, or late night visitors from places that never existed; but carrying on with your normal life and trying to act like nothing out of the ordinary is going on in your little corner of the world that gets to you."

A small rural town with surreal secrets, that happens to be situated on a dimensional crossroads, suitable for modern day supernatural/mystical/horror campaigns.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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