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Strolen
December 11, 2005
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Random Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Awhile ago I started a small list of random villages…I think many turned out to be plots, but thought I would throw them out here for fun.

Spark
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Tired Traveler's Tavern Guide    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The Tired Traveler’s Tavern Guide (new with alliteration) is the beginning of a compilation of taverns and tavern resources for travelers of all realms, should as they need a place to rest or munch. Whether you need a fully-fledged tavern with history and a table map, or just a name to get you started, this should get you off on the right foot.

Spark
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Closed Fist and Open Palm Tavern    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A closed fist and an open palm can solve all problems, at least according to the Jack of Irons. If you walk into this tavern, you might just receive both.

Spark
December 9, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 9
Votes: 10 / 3.800000
A Compendium of Tavern Names    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Taverns are the love of my life. This post is a compendium of around 100 tavern names, from fine dining to coarse fighting, to use in your campaign or world.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
City Image - Petordan - The Flag City    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Every city and village in this region has a flag tradition. The tradition started here.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
City Image - Twin Pole    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Twin Pole, like most Kerrenese cities, are defined by their terrain. Twin Poles is in a deep and broad river valley, with broad color banded walls, built upon one long raised promotory from which two tall "spires" rise. The water is broad, but not too deep around the "island", keeping bothersome the aquatic megafauna to a minimum. (Though the local Dinosaur Watercows are quite dangerous).

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
City Image - Cambria    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Cambria, for the most part, looks like every other urban area. However, here the concept of Great Buildings has not only taken hold, but it has florished.

Cheka Man
December 7, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.125000
City Image - Barrowtown    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Barrowtown grew up in the area that was a Royal Necropolis.It was noticed that the wights would slay any criminals in their area, not just those that disturbed their barrows, and so traders and merchants came there and slowly the city improved.

Cheka Man
December 6, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
City Image - Pier Point    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Whilst it is part of Vandersil, because it brings in a lot of money in trade, Queen Yocasta is kind to her subjects and people can normally grumble without being executed for it.

manfred
December 4, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 4.000000
City Image - Medhar, the City that hides.    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Settled two hundred years before, the people were fleeing war and tyranny. Establishing a comfortable existence in the fertile, but empty valleys, they soon learned who the lands belong to. A mighty dragon called only Death, came and burned the city to the ground, and later again, and again, sending with fire also his (hers?) evil laughter and shouts of pleasure at the destruction. The survivors did not wish to leave, and decided for a new strategy.

CaptainPenguin
December 4, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.125000
City Image - Anorrus    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Anorrus, capitol of Marcosia, lies along both sides of the mighty and wide Rhenus River.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.833333
City Image    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Every city (or town or village) expresses its personality (or the cultural personality of its people) and its identity through its buildings, roads, and other pieces of engineering. They are permanent expressions of the local culture.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Plaza of the Bell    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In the center of the plaza is The Bell. The large iron Bell is covered by a small slanted roof held up by four pillars. These pillars rest upon a square raised foundation. There are small stairs that lead up to the level of foundation. The foundation also has four strong iron loops towards the edges. If one does not know the two traditions, this arrangement makes no sense.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Quadrangles    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In the western part of the city is a large neighborhood. It is this good sized old walled neighborhood that gives the city is reputation for education, wisdom, and enlightenement. It is called The Quadrangles by locals and those of high education.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Coastside Park    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Coastside Park—the ultimate haven away from urban chaos—was deeded to the people over one hundred years ago out of the prescient notion that the city folk would one day feel overcrowded. The city has spilled over three sets of defensive walls and is now reaching water to water on its hilly sandy peninsula. This foresight proved invaluable.

CaptainPenguin
November 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Plaza of Tarnished Entertainments    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Plaza of Tarnished Entertainments is a large, circular plaza, built in the formerly-affluent Saeppellion district of Hartacon, capitol of Mysia.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Beacon's Hill    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Beacon’s Hill is a two and a half century old downtown residential neighborhood situated directly north of the Common and the Public Garden.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Hexagon Plaza - A Kerren Neighborhood    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Hexagon Plaza is a “zone” in a cluster, not far from a gate. This is because gips are herded to the plaza, the shortest distance possible is the best for creatures, handlers, and people nearby. Note: For this area to make sense, check out the Encyclopedia Kernnica for details on gips, hard and soft leather.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Hy-Pointe    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Hy-Pointe or “High Point” gets its name for being the highest point of the city. The Pointe is also the name of the signal tower (now in disrepair) that stood on the hill.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
A'Cotery    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In more magical areas, not all the citizens are full sized and landwellers. In worlds where pixies, nixies, gnomes, lepracauns, faeries and other fey, batkin, catkins, and ratkins, all exist, there will often be Cotery Neighborhoods in the city.

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       By: manfred

The seafaring people of the Southern Islands value their ships greatly, as do other maritime nations. However, they take the beliefs about ships a bit further. A ship's name is very important, once it is named it shouldn't be renamed anymore, ever; most renamed ships seem to fail sooner or later. Ships do not tolerate parts from other ships, a single board from a wrong source can cost sailors their lives, so it is said.

Most ships are identified as female, very few as male, though there is no tale of how their personality is identified; it has nothing to do with the name, for example. The Clarissa (a well-known male ship) is said to like good wine. So whenever sailors or passangers drink, they have to spill a glass for the ship, too. But that is only the most known example.

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