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Alec_Shadowkin
May 24, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 1.750000
The Floating Island of Toril    Locations  (Other)   (City)

It’s a flying city which hosts a school of ancient technology…

Shadoweagle
May 4, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.333333
The Mirrored Plains    Locations  (Any)   (Country/ State)

A set of land, roughly six hundred meters squared, which has JUST not enough trees to be called woodlands. Though there IS something most curious about these lands. Perhaps the fact it is pure glass.

Fin Rabbitslayer
April 29, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Isles of Ithaca    Locations  (Water)   (Regional)

A land being plunged into chaotic energies, wild superstition, massive prejudices and distrust.  More of a campaign setting than anything else.

This is more of a concept applied to a particular setting than the setting itself, bear this in mind.

Iain
April 18, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Land of the Yale Riders    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Mountains)

High in the Gralbak mountains live the Yale Riders, a reclusive tribe of gnomes who have succeeded in taming the wild yales of the mountains. Skilled riders of their agile beasts they are excellent hunters and warriors, though they do have a firm tradition of hospitality.

stone
April 6, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Krie    Locations  (World)   (Water)

Krie is a sort of Oceanic world that might be what you would like to see in a fantasy role play.

Shadoweagle
March 18, 2004
Hits: 6572
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
The E'grole Mistlands    Locations  (Other)   (Country/ State)

And behold the fabled mists of the necromatic sorceror, E’grole. Fifteen square miles do they span, the unnaturally thick, eerie fog instilling a sense of dread in even the most hardy of adventurers.

MoonHunter
March 12, 2004
Hits: 4833
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Skyway    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

If you follow the wide well traveled mountain road, you eventually find your way to Skyway. Nestled among the clouds, perched upon the mountain side, this tiny town is the key to many puzzles.

FASTFIRE
March 2, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.500000
Lake of Rage    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

The lake of rage is just a lake, save for it’s dark powerand the dark tale that gave birth to it

FASTFIRE
March 2, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
The Paper Shrine of Laymeret    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

This large shrine the god Sunglory, is not famous for religious reasons as for architectural reasons.

Iain
February 27, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Ruins of Linnarson    Locations  (Ruins)   (Any)

Over three hundred years after the destruction of Linnarson, the ruins of Linnarson remain deserted; the warped magical environs inhabited only by the twisted and bizarre creatures that have been created. Amongst it all, however, the Senior Masters remain, continuing their eternal pursuit of knowledge.

Iain
February 13, 2004
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.769231
University of Linnarson    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

...In the hallowed halls of the University of Linnarson a glimpse may sometimes be caught of the Senior Masters, learned sages and masters of knowledge. They seldom leave their dusty studies full of learned tomes, other than to dine - each evening they will be found shuffling down the dimly lit corridors to the dark and shuttered Great Hall. After feasting at high table by candlelight they will be gone, returning once more to their studies. None but they know of their pact with death, how they have willingly embraced an eternal undeath in which to pursue knowledge, yet this is the reason for the darkened corridors and the shuttered hall, for those who are undead cannot abide the light of the sun…

manfred
February 6, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
The Ice Cave    Locations  (Other)   (Other)

To the primitive tribes on the plains of North, life changes rapidly from season to season. In summer, food is abundant. In the winter, death from starving is never far. A natural phenomenon helped one such tribe.

ephemeralstability
January 25, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Udnalor    Locations  (Forest/ Jungle)   (City)

Deep in Throck forest there is a small valley filled with boulders. It is an uneasy place, full of invisible eyes. In the damp behind one of these boulders is a wooden door, virtually impossible to find, which leads down into the Kingdom of the Gnomes.

Iain
January 17, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Monastery of Moldan    Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The home of the reclusive Monk-Smiths of Moldan, unparalleled practitioners of the art of smithing.

Siren no Orakio
January 10, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Desert of Divine Despair    Locations  (Area)   (Other)

The ruins of the lands that bore the confrontation between the Mad God of Avarice and the Storm Queen, this place has been soaked by the divine essence of two of the most chaotic gods.

Siren no Orakio
December 28, 2003
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.285714
Sadaren    Locations  (Other)   (Regional)

Ringed round by ancient political foes, this ancient nation finds itself dealing with a powerful foe, one with far more sinister hungers than money or land.

manfred
December 22, 2003
Hits: 8171
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
The Valley of Undead    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Mountains)

It is said that there is always night, even during the day it is dark. Undead prowl around freely, and pity to those living that end up there. Still, lucky are those eaten by the hordes, some fools get deeper and their very souls are consumed by the nameless horrors that lurk in some hidden spots. And still more serve as new material for the Necromancers, the only living creatures there, as they say at least…

StrangeLands
December 21, 2003
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.800000
Vernae    Locations  (Water)   (Regional)

Vernae is a forested island which, centuries ago, became the home to refugees from the civilised lands far to the east.

CaptainPenguin
December 1, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.500000
The Land That Forgets    Locations  (Other)   (Establishment)

Where is the Land That Forgets? Nobody can remember…

Agar
November 21, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Shori (The Land of the Stepped Lakes)    Locations  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Regional)

A beautiful, broken land tended by feudal families. Densely forested, this land holds many mysteries in the areas not cleared, and some mysteries are dangerous.

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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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