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Wulfhere
July 15, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Lightning-Struck Tower    Locations  (Ruins)   (Mountains)

"The Tower of Ill Omen!" the old gypsy gasped as she glimpsed the shattered structure at the mountain’s peak.

Ria Hawk
July 2, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Forgotten Shrine of Talna    Locations  (Ruins)   (Mountains)

The tiny shrine doesn’t look like much; a tumbledown temple overgrown with weeds, fading quietly into obscurity.  But appearances are oftentimes deceiving.

Wulfhere
March 29, 2007
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Comments: 28
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.750000
The Field of 10,000 Skulls    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

"Summon the Legions!  We shall offer battle within Bleak Vale!  This time, OUR cause shall triumph!"

Scrasamax
February 21, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Mount Sar Van Hilar    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

The great cone of steam, fire and ice.

Scrasamax
January 22, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Ystolla Ek'Niar    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

The valley of the elves between Night and the Waterfalls

Wulfhere
January 21, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
The Mind of Alturgerax    Locations  (Ruins)   (Mountains)

The Wizards of the Guild have found the remains of the legendary dragon Alturgerax, but theyâ??re not sharingâ?¦

MoonHunter
January 3, 2007
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Holokrine Holy Monastery    Locations  (Establishment)   (Mountains)

A masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the last era, The Monastery is still considered a place of reverence, especially for those who love the written word.

Scrasamax
December 26, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Draachenhaur    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Life in the Two Kingdoms is polarized between the now seemingly endless conflict between the noble elves of Elvindorm and the ruthless Sidious Prax and her allies. While this is the dominant conflict, by no means is it the only one. East of these two powers, beyond the paling of the Jokulsmorder, the land is desolate and savage, with survival being a greater concern that ideals and politics. This is the hardscrabble soil that the township of Draachenhaur grew from.

Nobody
November 27, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Gate 1-Sesna's Volcano    Locations  (Other)   (Mountains)

What if interplanar travel was not as simple as a spell. What if it required the use of certain gates, which were not only hard to find, but difficult to access, and dangerous to use.
Sesna’s Volcano holds one such gate.

valadaar
November 27, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.200000
The Forge of Woe    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

The Grand Forge of Karak is known more generally as the Forge of Woe, for none can use it and remain untouched.

Scrasamax
October 22, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Ilar Harjor    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

Behold, the Mountain of the Snow Bunnies!

MoonHunter
August 18, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Bridges District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Mountains)

“It is a sight to behold: like a giant spider web - dozens upon dozens of rope bridges and lines are strung between the hills of the district. And the people. They move along these slender swaying lines as if they were walking down a boulevard.”, The Journal of Mathius Redcap

MoonHunter
July 7, 2006
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Cloud Wall    Locations  (Fortification)   (Mountains)

Some hear The Blue calling them. They would rather embrace it than stay another day.

Scrasamax
June 26, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Zehin    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

A land of witches and evil magic, a pox on it!

Darak One-Eye, from the Book of the Black Rose

Scrasamax
May 2, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Falhathian Cities    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

While Ozea, Dreifach, and Sangreal are the main cities of Falhath, they are by no means the only ones.

Scrasamax
April 14, 2006
Hits: 7812
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Dreifach    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

O Jewel of the Mountain, forget not your storied splendor…

quote of Darak One-Eye, historian

Scrasamax
February 28, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Auchinduin Deep Iron Mine    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

The Mines are quite old, but even after 700 years, they still produce the Queen’s best iron ore…

CaptainPenguin
January 30, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Bardag Ol    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Bardag Ol lies in the midst of the Adaz Pass, on the Great West Road. A product of a mixture Old Sohari architecture and frontier pragmatism, it is an interesting blend of sophisticated pomp and grizzled realism.

manfred
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Mountain Gate    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

A small valley that leads nowhere… why is it so important to the locals?

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Avalon    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Avalon is set among the beautiful green rolling hills of the biome. The homes here are right out of a Maxwell Parish or Thomas Kincaide painting, little Tudor styled cottages and a quaint temple.  They cluster around the central plaza, which is really just the intersection of three undertravelled Imperial roads (South to Antioch, East to the Villages, NorthEast of GreatRidge road).

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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