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CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2007
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Aher Wolfhound    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Aher Wolfhound, called Wolfhound The Historian, a man crushed by the weight of the world’s cruelty

Scrasamax
September 18, 2007
Hits: 2932
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
Sokolov the Axiomancer    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Good and evil? I see neither, I only see law and order opposing chaos and anarchy. Anarchy means blood, death, and poverty. I’ll take order and riches over that.

Sokolov the Axiomancer

Ria Hawk
September 15, 2007
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.200000
Ran, the Sorrow of Curiosity    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

"Whatcha doin?  What for?  How you gonna do it?  I just wanna know.  I wonder about a lot of things.  Don’t you wonder about stuff?  You do?  I can help you, if you want me to.  That way we can both know."

Ria Hawk
July 23, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Lord Kirion Sylanthin    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

"I’ve heard poets say a pen is mightier than a sword.  Foolishness, mostly.  But I’ll say this.  A pen in my brother’s hand is worth a hundred swords in a hundred soldiers’ hands."
- General Kailan Sylanthin

Ria Hawk
December 1, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
Jaith, the Message    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Some people oppose change.  Some people cause change.  Jaith is the message of change to come.

Wulfhere
October 28, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.812500
Doctor Mirabilis    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

In a shadowed alley near Bassage Market, the secretive master of the city's "resurrection men" studies mysteries of life and death.

MoonHunter
October 15, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Dr Mike Silverman MD PHD    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

This is fascinating. Scary, really scary, but fascinating.

Scrasamax
October 2, 2006
Hits: 4546
Comments: 6
Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Vee Keykold    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Well, this certainly looks like a K’tonian artifact but if you notice the grooves on the bottom, that means that this was actually made on a Jiyong potters wheel as an imitation of the K’tonian style of pottery. This is a replica, albeit a 700 year old, very good replica. I do happen to know a buyer who would be willing to pay you for it.

Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Shadow...Swollen    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

With the evil in the hearts of men…

The Shadow grows

Scrasamax
June 10, 2006
Hits: 3904
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
St. Gray of Galen    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Blood, biles black and yellow and phlegm, these are the four vital humours that govern our bodies. Understand them, and health is a simple matter.

St. Gray of Galen, Lectures

Agony
May 31, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.437500
Volomain    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Volomain is a great wizard which has the rank of Master of the Bones.

Cheka Man
May 24, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Emma Verney    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Emma Verney is the black sheep of the rich and noble Verney family because of her strange liking of the Orc tribes of the wastelands.Such a liking may well have got her into deep trouble with the Orcs and her fellow humans alike.

Scrasamax
April 14, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
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

Murometz
March 4, 2006
Hits: 4758
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Kaboo, Gladdys, and their Dim-Witted Nephew    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Before there was the National Enquirer, there was Kaboo.

Scrasamax
February 6, 2006
Hits: 6506
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Vychan the Flamespewer    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Most Dragons live to accumulate wealth and crouch upon heaps of gold, content to slag troublesome heroes into cinders and distaining the company of men to absolute solitude. Vychan is not such a dragon.

MoonHunter
December 31, 2005
Hits: 3047
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Grisus    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

The Magistrate has something of a reputation for Solomonic wisdom and the determining of past events.  While the magistrate is not a stupid man by any stretch of the imagination, his reputation stems from his assistant rather than his innate abilities.  Grisus is that assistant.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
Hits: 47864
Comments: 33
Ideas: 47
Votes: 11 / 4.681818
NPCs out of History    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Knowledge/Lore)

History is full of interesting and exotic people who can help to populate your world.  They can help illuminate the range of what people think is possible for your world (or you can consider them PCs run by players not in your game).

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
Hits: 2721
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Tobias "Toby the Fan" Chaucer    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Fanboy turned expert, Toby is a unlikely contact, but one you want to have.

Dragon Lord
November 16, 2005
Hits: 3346
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.750000
Coreen Briannan    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A blind mage with a liking for sound-based magics

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
Hits: 3449
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Statlerus and Waldorus    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Two cynical and witty old pentioners watching the world go by and commenting on it.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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