Login or register. (You can now login/register with your social networks.)

Hall of Honour Featured

Random Gold Golden

Random

Mourngrymn
December 12, 2005
Hits: 3404
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
District Zone 4 of Star Lake    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The roads of zone 4 of Star Lake are uniformley white. The roads are cleaned nightly once the services of this district are shut down for the evening. With few reason to be in this area at night the militia closes it off and sets a patrol to make sure it is kept clean.

Mourngrymn
December 12, 2005
Hits: 3501
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
District Zone 3 of Star Lake    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The roads in zone 3 are paved with bricks of black and blue. Trees line every path and street and the buildings are uniform in appearance. All having to look the same per a city decree set in stone ages ago with the founding of the academy. This zone is where Blackrose Academy rests. It offers a view of the lake from the highest portion of the island and has the added bonus of being on the eastern side of the island affording the best view of the sunset.

Mourngrymn
December 12, 2005
Hits: 4392
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
District Zone 2 of Star Lake    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

All the streets in zone 2 are paved with a smooth water stone pulled form the shore of the lake. Some of the nicer houses have gutters to wash the refuse from the streets down to the harbor, but the lower houses have no such luck at having a free service such as this to clean their streets.

Houses vary from size to size, the smaller houses are closer to the warehouse and waterfront districts in zone 1. With the nicer and much larger houses being toward the better districts of zone 3. These usually house richer merchants or guild officials.

Mourngrymn
December 12, 2005
Hits: 3566
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
District Zone 1 of Star Lake    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

All the streets in zone 1 have been paved with red brick cobble stone. The rain gutters lead down to the dockside and the harbor where the dirt and refuse is washed away by rain and by a Service crew designated by those in the Civic District. Most of the cleaning duties are done at night when the streets are devoid of travelers. Different service crews handle different zones. One is designated for each zone as the duties required to keep up the districts and zones different slightly per zone.

Mourngrymn
December 12, 2005
Hits: 9824
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Districts of Star lake    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

Star lake is the city in which Blackrose Academy is built on. The city was originally a small spot on the way to the school but has grown into a vast city sprawling acorss the island like a weed. The city has been divided into four Zones, each one housing the different districts of the city itself.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
Hits: 2474
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
LastTrueResta'Fin-esd'theStoneRiver and StoneRiver    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

There are two “villages” here. They are totally different, yet totally linked.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
Hits: 3167
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).

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
Hits: 9603
Comments: 4
Ideas: 7
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Known World Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

This is the Arth component of the Random Villages thread. These are not so random, but the named ones and with a smattering of real randoms

Strolen
December 11, 2005
Hits: 50142
Comments: 11
Ideas: 104
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
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
Hits: 43384
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 9, 2005
Hits: 3140
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
Hits: 18323
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.

CaptainPenguin
December 8, 2005
Hits: 2802
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
the Daruni Lands    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Arshii’j Daru is the capitol of the empire of the Daruni, a jungle state lying to the south of the Holy Land, and home of a staunch Qoruxi state. Waves of invaders have enriched the culture and history of the state and created a powerful kingdom capable of withstanding both the assault of the Qoruxi raiders of the Holy Land and the assault of the Meixingu Holy War.
-WARNING: VERY LONG AND VERY COMPLEX-

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
Hits: 4521
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
Hits: 2795
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
Hits: 2509
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
City Image - Three Pines    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Three Pines is a good sized Dwarventi Hold built into the large granite side of the mountain - its heart stone as the Dwarves say. It is not far off the Far Eastern end of the Great Road, along the Kin Side Mountains.  At any given time there are about 1100 souls here, so it is not a City by Human Standards, but it is by Dwarven Standards.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
Hits: 2906
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
City Image - Geon'kic    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

This is as close to a “city” as the nomadic peoples get. It is more like a large and fairly permanent camp where various tribes meet within the “neutral zone” of Geon’kic.

MoonHunter
December 6, 2005
Hits: 2766
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
City Image - PinesdeepForrest BlueValley DeepbutnotWide    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

This is a city on the border of the two Eleventi States, that of the Northern Ice Elves and the Southern Forest Elves. Though on the Southern side of the border, it borrows heavily from the Northern styles.

MoonHunter
December 6, 2005
Hits: 3599
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
City Image - Malarith    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Malarith is one of the Wonders of the Manmade world, for its made by Human Hands a long time ago.

MoonHunter
December 6, 2005
Hits: 2927
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
City Image - TearDrop City    Locations  (City)   (Water)

To call TearDrop City a city is to be generous. It is one of the largest collections of SkyFolk on the north part of the east coast of ThirdLand. It gains its name from the TearDrop shaped rock on the natural set of the stone pillars not far off shore.

‹ First  < 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 >  Last ›
Reset Sorting
Total for selections: (770)

Environment

Sort By:







Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

       By: Psalmanazar

In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | November 11, 2006 | View | UpVote 2xp


Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
PayPal
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.
0.0563