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EchoMirage
September 8, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Korrney    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

Once trod upon, now brightly shines, a mage fed by what to death declines…

Czernobog
September 3, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.944444
Izkandar    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

izkandar is an Ifrit, a fire elemtal of mideastern lore. he would be at home in a desert or asian steppe setting.

EchoMirage
July 23, 2004
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
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…

Krosus
July 6, 2004
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.111111
Var Salok    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A lich who is worshipped as a god.

EchoMirage
June 24, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Hums-to-Gods-in-Darkness    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Once a tool awakened on purpose, the looming stones have outlived their masters but not their purpose

CaptainPenguin
May 16, 2004
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.805556
Senthia Khlack, Duchess of Gears    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Everyone knows that that Senthia Khlack died with her father, the Duke Eldward Khlack, after their failed Rebellion. But what they do not is that Senthia still lives, after a fashion.

Avasalaime
May 15, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.000000
Orald    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

Blind mage that casts spells from Braile scrolls.

Fin Rabbitslayer
April 16, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
Urk    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Every now and then someone truly extraordinary is born, even to a race of kobold like creatures.

Shadoweagle
March 18, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
E'grole    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

In life, the mage E’grole was feared and respected - as most magi are - Unfortunately, E’grole could not accept death as bieng the ‘period’ of the book of life, so he decided to write a sequel.

manfred
February 24, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Dirius    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

The priest of a deity that never seemed to need one.

Shadoweagle
February 15, 2004
Hits: 5143
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 3.888889
Gaeric    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

An ingenious alchemist. An insane idea. A disastrous result.
(—Joint Character by Shadoweagle and CaptainPenguin—)

Shadoweagle
February 6, 2004
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.653846
Xarlith    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

The mighty dragon - arrogant, though rightly so, for what blade can pierce such beautiful armour? What warrior can match its lithe, graceful movements and raw power? But what if such a regal, magestic beast were cut down to size? What if it became human, itself?

Ranisha Mikacado
February 4, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.038462
Ranisha Mikacado    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Ranisha was born into a village but was abused.. She is shy and tends to stay away from people, but when around she is very humble and kind to them. Yet.. There is a secret about her.

Siren no Orakio
January 11, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Thera of the Wind    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

Once an adventurer, this now disembodied mage is seeking a reason to continue, or a way to die.

Shadoweagle
December 22, 2003
Hits: 5933
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Tarquin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A secluded mage garbed only in black, an obvious aura of corruption exuding from him. His emotions seem to be absent, and evil is more than a desire to him. Its a necessity.

Fairlane
December 10, 2003
Hits: 5077
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Sir Kevin Keydricks    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

A noble wizard with heart pure gold and feet… um, actually; hands on the ground.

CaptainPenguin
October 26, 2003
Hits: 6963
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 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.

Ria Hawk
October 23, 2003
Hits: 5668
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 3.888889
Ash    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

She wouldn’t ever let anyone get close to her, and wore gloves all the time.  She never let anyone know it, but she had a good reason.

Almar
August 25, 2003
Hits: 5941
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
The Traveling Wizard    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

The Traveling Wizard is a man of minor repute. He has made great impacts on a few places and people. Those that know him, know him to be powerful. However, most do not know him, for he travels the world. He seeks experience and knowledge, craves adventure. The journeys of the Traveling Wizard seem to never end.

Melvins Cat
August 19, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.550000
Melvin    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Estranged from his family, Melvin can usually be found sleeping in the back of an ox pulled wagon that is driven by his cat familiar.

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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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