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Scrasamax
March 17, 2015
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Huo Hsing    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

Dominated by Chinese colonists, most people refer to the red planet as Huo Hsing, rather than Mars.

PoisonAlchemist
February 23, 2014
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
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.

Renlim
October 8, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
The Sea of Sand    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

There are few places more treacherous than pools of quicksand save for a sea of quicksand. Those who tread here quickly find that the lust for adventure or coin might leave them with a sinking feeling of despair.

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Desert Rose    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

I dream of rain; I dream of gardens in the desert sand

--Sting, Desert Rose

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.

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!

OmegaDraco
May 22, 2012
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
Unummodo    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

"Greetings travellers! You must have had a harsh journey through the desert."

"We didn't see this city was on the map."

"We're just a few like-minded folks trying to keep the world out."

"How many people live here?"

"Just a few of us, and now you."

Zailtais
February 11, 2012
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Abydos    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

 

 

"Today the name Abydos belongs to a small town built on the edge of the deep desert, but this was not always so."

Scrasamax
December 31, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Hacienda Solfatara    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

A hidden gem in the hinterlands of Calcobrina

valadaar
November 18, 2010
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Comments: 32
Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Corpsefall    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

I did not think there was a crime heinous enough to deserve this place as a sentence..

Scrasamax
August 20, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Zutul    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

"Zutul? You mean someone took time to give it a name?"

Maj. Rielle Law

Grey
February 13, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Black Dust Wastes    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The wastes are cruel, and beneath the desolation they hide many secrets.

Kassil
February 10, 2009
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Silt Sea    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Desert)

An ocean of fine silt, shot through with pillars and islands of ancient stone, this realm would be a thing of harsh beauty were it not for the utterly lifeless nature of it.

CaptainPenguin
September 26, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
The Cursed Keep Of The Wastelands    Locations  (Fortification)   (Desert)

The Great King long ago ceased attempting to police the wastelands of his Border Marches, and these debatable lands fell into the hands of petty counts, retired generals, and warlords, who constructed and then abandoned many keeps ripe for plunder.

Murometz
September 2, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.500000
My Travels in the Lands of the Pyromancers    Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)

During certain years, people in Akgku claim to observe a green flame coming from the sea and erupting upward. It can be observed from a distance of two days’ journey or more. After burning for a considerable time, the flame disappears.

Falklyde Wodinger, Haraconian scholar, in route to wondrous Udross and legendary Akgku.

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Wastes    Locations  (Area)   (Desert)

The Wastes can be beautiful. Here the land is toxic: slowly corrosive to the touch, causing illness and death with prolonged contact. The bubbling sulfur and ectomass pools (HellPits too) are especially lovely, if you have the right aesthetic. The soil is soft and any heavy object slowly sinks. If it was not for the special resources here (dyes, alchemical elements, resins, Grimrock, Verner glands, etc), it would be a place that no one would come.

MoonHunter
March 20, 2007
Hits: 8364
Comments: 7
Ideas: 16
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Ocadian Desert    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The Ocadian Desert is a desolate place. The spirit of the land has been crushed, changing the region from a series of islands with evergreen forests and animals in a shallow sea, to one of the most inhospitable places on the Sphere.

Murometz
January 24, 2007
Hits: 13051
Comments: 31
Ideas: 19
Votes: 11 / 4.863636
The Turgid Sands of Nesseraum    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

The Horrors and Wonders of a distant, sun-drenched land. Everything you need to run a desert campaign!

MoonHunter
December 10, 2006
Hits: 3648
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
Silent Towers    Locations  (Establishment)   (Desert)

With silent wings may your soul fly to the Spirit Home

valadaar
September 4, 2006
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 6
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StoneHolt-Resources    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

A vast city nearly built in ages past by a long-lost race of giants. Now the vast stone structure contains no less then three seperate kingdoms.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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