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custos
May 21, 2014
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Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Inns to remember    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Remember those cliché taverns the storyteller took you in a hurry? With the fat bartender who's just cleaning a mug as you enter? Yeah, none of those here...

Kal_23
December 19, 2013
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Office of the High Councillor Corvin    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

You walk into the room and it is like stepping into the grand library. Wall to wall and floor to ceiling is taken up by leather bound loaded bookshelves. All of the tomes are in varying states of decay and none of which are new.

Scrasamax
October 31, 2013
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Psychomanteum    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The term is archaic, calling upon the ancient language of the magi, and those versed in the eldritch arts. In the more vulgar argot, terms such as scrying room and equally mundane names are bandied about. The fact that such limited terms are used to describe the proper mystic's psychomanteum demonstrates how little they actually know about what occurs within.

Dragonlordmax
September 7, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Most Serene and Devoted Temple of the Moon    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Did you ever wonder where the moon comes from?

Shadoweagle
June 12, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.166667
Skezemos Library    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

This dusty, delapidated building appears to have been abandoned for some time. Within it is a plethora of ancient tomes and ancient knowledge, however rumours of a deadly curse keep curious scholars at bay.

Dossta
May 10, 2013
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 17
Votes: 14 / 3.928571
Petdex    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"The perfect pet at the perfect price -- guaranteed." Creature Dex at the bottom of the sub, if you want to include "relatively harmless" alien critters in your campaign.

Dozus
March 2, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Dog Pit Public House    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Bristlebane ale. Tall."

Mathus looked up. He didn't recognize the man ordering, but he seemed the type: muscles beneath a layer of fat, a snarling expression with most of his teeth missing, fists like summer hams. "You want it in a bottle?"

"From the tap."

Mathus nodded. "This way," he said, stepping from behind the bar and into the back room, the "customer" following.

A fresh-faced young man sitting at the bar looked around, confused. "Bristlebane? Sounds adventurous."

"You couldn't handle it, son," an older man said from across the plank bar with a hint of derision. "It'd right kick your ass."

caesar193
October 10, 2012
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Cartography Guild    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The head office of the Guild, which has now spread to have a branch office in almost all countries. The idiot elves won't let us map out there forests!

Kassy
September 27, 2012
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Citadel's Blaze    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Come, join in our discussion. We're composing a list to categorize the different lunatics that spill their inane natter here. You fit in where did you say?

EmilioV
August 2, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Pub Crawling    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Inns and taverns give everyday citizens somewhere to go to relieve the stress of a hard day, to meet with friends, and to get stinking drunk.

EmilioV
July 28, 2012
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The House of the King    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Each town has a House of the King. This is the main one, and by far the largest, set in the heart of the capitol's temple district.

Scrasamax
April 29, 2011
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Inns, Taverns, and Pubs    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must hang out a sign, otherwise he shall forfeit his ale."

King Richard II, 1393

Ramhir
November 5, 2010
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
The Inn of the Wild Geese    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Hey, Hultz. What are you doing in here?"

"It's gonna move. I don't like it when it moves," the stableboy replied, sitting by the hearth with his arms wrapped around himself.

"What's going to move?"

"The Inn. I don't like it when it moves."

Five minutes later, he gets up and goes back outside.

"What was he talking about?" the newcomer asked a burly fighter.

"Go outside and take a look."

He goes over to the door and flings it wide. "See, it's all still ... Wait! Where did the town go!"

"Welcome to the Brotherhood of the Wild Geese." The fighter comes over with a mug of ale. "Here, you'll probably be needing this. I know I did, when it happened to me."

Dossta
September 12, 2010
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

No shadow may find a home within its walls.

Scrasamax
May 20, 2009
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Hornless Goat    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Tucked back in the corner of Kiskedee square, off of Aasvogel, is the Hornless Goat. The tavern is as non-descript and plain as any business can be and still maintain itself in passable fashion. No one notices the patrons of that small overlooked place.

Scrasamax
August 5, 2008
Hits: 3093
Comments: 14
Ideas: 6
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
The Secret Lair    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A villain’s lair is more than just a safehouse or stronghold, it can be as much a part of their persona as any powers, henchmen or nefarious plans

Scrasamax
July 29, 2008
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
Random Business Generator    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A random generator to create variable merchants shops, stores, and stalls.

The Phantom Queen
June 25, 2008
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.200000
Dragon Eye Tavern    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The most expensive tavern in town boasts the finest of fare, entertainment, and more importantly, decor.

Stephie
June 14, 2008
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.850000
Tabs' Candy Carnival    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Look children!  Is it the Fun Faire, Extreme Sensations, or Tabs’ Insanity today?"

MoonHunter
January 21, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Lower City MoonPad    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

While every ship has antigravity engines in this day and age, leaving a full gee planet can take most smaller ships quite a while. The presence of numerous anti-gravity fields can cause interference and fluxation in power broadcast, some comm channels and of course, cause "traffic control issues" as they are flying out. There is a better, safer way to launch them.

Maxwell Cyler, Developer, to the Congessional Areospace Committee

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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