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Scrasamax
June 10, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.900000
King Thyr    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

My Queen should be pleased that Aurixia cannot grant me an heir, for if my dragon could give me a child I would have no use for the woman or her dubious charms…

Attributed to King Thyr, from the Book of the Black Rose

Siren no Orakio
May 25, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Bion Ironspirit the Unscaleable    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

A legendary warrior of Ironspirit, and patron hero of the desperate stand.

Scrasamax
April 22, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.545455
Mastere, the Necromancer Queen    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Creator of the Black Book, the primogen tome of necromancy, few names are as feared or reviled as that of Mastere.

Scrasamax
April 14, 2006
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Darak One-Eye    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

The sun has set upon the Kingdoms of Men, may night have mercy on us…

Opening Quote of the Book of the Black Rose

Siren no Orakio
February 28, 2006
Hits: 5375
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Nial Ironspirit    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The legendary blacksmith, founder of clan Ironspirit, and he whom brought the steel of the Gods themselves to mortal man.

MoonHunter
November 16, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The Remover of Inconvenient Things    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Criminal/Espionage)

No one finds the Remover of Inconvient Things, The Remover finds you. So be careful about what you whisper in the dark, The Remover may hear it and come.

CaptainPenguin
September 19, 2004
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.470588
Bloody Smile    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Was this to be his last sight, then? These bloody-red gums, these rusty, iron teeth? Where were the Gods to defend him from Bloody Smile?

Scrasamax
September 3, 2004
Hits: 13798
Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 3.958333
Saint Duncan    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

Saint Duncan is dead, and lies in his tomb, but every year thousands will visit it to lay their hands on the cold stone, and whisper a prayer to the patron saint of exorcism.

EchoMirage
July 23, 2004
Hits: 4431
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Spark    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

When the gods were born, so was Spark ... though of little power, he did not lack drive, and so did not those whom he favored…

ephemeralstability
April 25, 2004
Hits: 5783
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Celdea    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Natural)

Betrothed to Skundaath Lord of Chaos, Celdea lives in perpetual fear of being found and taken to be his bride.

Pieh
November 27, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.785714
The Arch-Angel Zeviah    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Arch-Angel Zeviah who used his magic sword to purge the Evil Outsiders from the world so that the Gods could create life.

CaptainPenguin
October 25, 2003
Hits: 6097
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Understar    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

The Understar is the ruler of a people who no longer exist, a sorceress schooled in magic that yearns to be forgotten, and a master of the 9 Monsters.

CaptainPenguin
July 22, 2003
Hits: 4060
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.250000
Golden Tears Mistress    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Once the daughter of a royal family of the Living Lands, Golden Tears Mistress forsook her family’s ancestor offerings in exchange for the privileges of the court of First and Night-Crowned Wolf.

MoonHunter
March 20, 2003
Hits: 20557
Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.750000
Corvus    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Before the county of Corvis, there was the Wizard Corvus. Thirteen hundred years ago, a mad powerful wizard had an estate in the area that became the county of Corvis.  Over his 800 year span, he created thousands of magikal items of various types and power level, some of which survive to this day.

strom
February 28, 2003
Hits: 3759
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.500000
Ur'Jund    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

After 100 years of imprisonment he will be free. Free to stalk the enemy, and to satisfy a consuming impulse to kill dark elves.

CaptainPenguin
February 23, 2003
Hits: 7437
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.153846
Four Arms    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

A noble barbarian warrior who seeks to bring down the trappings of civilization and return humanity to the wilds.

CaptainPenguin
January 31, 2003
Hits: 10330
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.357143
The Dhole    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The gargantuan engine of destruction that has slept for centuries. But it has tired of travelling the paths of sleep and dreams…

Agar
November 10, 2002
Hits: 6654
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Red Erring    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Yes, it’s the wise old man you alway knew you’d meet.

manfred
October 9, 2002
Hits: 8557
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Karian Stoneheart    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

A wizard forced to rule over others, now deceased.

manfred
June 26, 2002
Hits: 6055
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.500000
Snowflake    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)

Snowflake is a white-scaled dragon that has gone slightly mad: not only does she like people (not for lunch,that is!), but she wants them to be happy and fine, even if it is not to their liking…

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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