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Scrasamax
June 30, 2016
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Estuary Tower    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

A semi mobile fortress placed in the mouths of rivers, bays, and other bodies of water up to several miles off shore

Scrasamax
December 31, 2015
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Podvadom    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Also known as aquastats or hydrostations, the submersible cities of the Eurasian Alliance

Morningstar
July 31, 2015
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Khasikarana Island    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

A quiet island, with a small fishing village, a decent dock, a sheltered lagoon, friendly natives ... and a chilling curse.

Maggot
May 21, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Reaver Isle    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Drink and the devil had done for the rest

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike

The bosun brained with a marlinspike

And cookey's throat was marked belike

It had been gripped by fingers ten;

And there they lay, all good dead men

Like break o'day in a boozing ken

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Scrasamax
December 10, 2013
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.500000
New Themyscira    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Water)

An Amazon nation in the Cosmic Era

caesar193
November 18, 2013
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Reposia    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Water)

The Reposians, unlike the rest of Atheus, respect rather than fear the sea. In fact, this respect has grown to border on love and dependence. It is a fact, naturally, that most of Reposian exports are seafoods, and most of its income is from sea-based reasons, from oceanic trading vessels to fish.

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.

MysticMoon
September 9, 2013
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.576923
Refuge Beneath the Waves    Locations  (Regional)   (Water)

"They said it would bring us a new age of wonder, of exploration, of excitement. I don't think this is what they meant: us scurrying around like rats in our cities of steam and steel, far away from the land and the sun."

Scrasamax
January 13, 2013
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Pacific Rim Coalition    Locations  (Other)   (Water)

The Pacific Rim coalition is one of the New Earth Governments of the Cosmic Era

axlerowes
January 6, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Histories of the Spiked Sea    Locations  (Regional)   (Water)

Where Gods go to Grieve

Scrasamax
October 13, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Hydro Club    Locations  (Establishment)   (Water)

Somewhere along the line, someone decided that a giant swimming pool would make a great place for a rave club

caesar193
September 26, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Sanguis Isles    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Water)

The Sanguis Islands is an archipelago nation. Dangerous to sail through them, the people who live there are self-sufficient, independant, stuborn, and resilient.

Murometz
September 22, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Riddlerock    Articles  (Area)   (Water)

Madmen, Riddles, and Worms

caesar193
September 18, 2012
Hits: 1008
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Bloodmaw    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

"Aye, I've been to Bloodmaw. Its out in the ocean, and lies right on the Abez-Evetepor trade route. Or at least where the trade route would have been if it wasn't for Bloodmaw. Its this maelstrom, perpetually spinning and swirling, abou' 50 yards across? And the sea around the whole thing is a deep crimson. The color of blood. And around the whole thing is a storm. Some days the Bloodmaw is sated, and isn't as violent. But some days ye can't hope to survive. On bad days it can take a ship that a mile away. Thank the gods that it didn't take me."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

Scrasamax
July 15, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Seng Chiu    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Water)

The island city state of Seng Chiu is perhaps better remembered as Singapore

Nafar
April 19, 2012
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.062500
Deepbend Maximum Security Prison    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

"Deepbend, the toughest place to live south of the wastes. The inmates are tough, so we gotta be tougher. They may complain of 'abuse' and 'cruel and unusual punishment' but you know, they deserve every last kick"
-Darner Gearbend, Warden.

Dossta
April 18, 2012
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
The Sea of Snot    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

Deep within the heart of the Great Woses, lies an inland sea that few care to visit.  Nevermind the ogre-infested swamps that surround it, the place is just disgusting.  While known by many names – the Belching Sea, the Eternal Loogie, Gluumraag's Blessing and sometimes, the Slimy Deep – most simply call it the Sea of Snot.

Scrasamax
April 14, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Gibraltar Submarine Naval Yards    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

The Rock of Gibraltar, once a stalwart of British power, the gate to the Mediterranean, now is a fortress for the Eurasian Alliance. It's fair teeming with neo-Soviets and submarines.

Silveressa
April 14, 2012
Hits: 1940
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.928571
Davy Jones Lockdown    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

"Ye thought the orbital penitentiary around Venus was hard ta endure? That place is a vacation spot compared to Davy's Lockdown! If the guard borgs can't find an excuse ta peel the skin off yer bones and the inmates don't use ya for their bettin pool, the pressures o' bein that far beneath the waves will drive ya to the brink, mark my words!"

An underwater prison with a dark past, suitable for any sci-fi, neo-dystopian, or cyber punk setting.

Scrasamax
November 3, 2011
Hits: 1082
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
New NuOrleans    Locations  (City)   (Water)

A Caribbean raft city

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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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