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Scrasamax
July 16, 2016
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Dr. Somerset Carter    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Dr. Carter is a well known (at least in academic circles) as an Indiana Jones-esque scholar of the occult and professor of pre-human culture, a Mars born swashbuckler in her youth, now a tenured and crafty acquisitionist.

MysticMoon
February 2, 2015
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Mark Greaves, Assassin Hobo    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

One bad moment left him permanently destitute. Down on his luck, Mark Greaves learns that necessity sometimes brings you to work you never realized you could be good at.

MysticMoon
November 1, 2014
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The Headless Motorcycle Man    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Roaming the back roads, ever searching for his lost head. Beware the Headless Motorcycle Man.

Scrasamax
August 10, 2013
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17/30 Cosmic Era NPCs    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Incomplete and unlikely to be finished.

Maggot
August 27, 2004
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Prince Michael    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Throughly despising the intrigue and scandals of the royal court,Prince Michael has never mourned the loss of his crown and inheritance to a treacherous advisor of his father’s. No,inflicting vengeance on the usurper and reclaiming his throne is too petty for him. He has a more important quest to fulfill..

Kagero Tsukino
February 17, 2004
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Kagero Tsukino    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Kagero is amoung rare kind of Ninjas serving that she is a woman. She spent her years as her Grandfather’s pupil until he was killed by her major enemy, the Kawagami. She fought with Tsimbaro a trusted friend until he disappeered. She now is a Ninja Wanderer following where her feet take her.

StrangeLands
December 7, 2003
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Cara    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Cara, the Chronomage, is a campaign villain who will threaten not only the PCs, not merely the universe, but the history of history itself.

Ria Hawk
March 18, 2003
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The Mad Prince    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

He was a madman, that was undeniable.  The called him a prince because of the remains of a noble bearing and fine clothes.  But sometimes, in his lucid moments, he seemed very sad.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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