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Apocryphal
May 22, 2015
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The Baitala of Palibantan    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)

"Where do you come from?" asked Clovis.

"Well, this I do not remember," said the man. "And also, I am not sure where I am going. But one thing I do know is that I am very hungry, so I am happy that you have come along!"

MysticMoon
February 2, 2015
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Votes: 7 / 4.000000
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
The Headless Motorcycle Man    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

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

PoisonAlchemist
August 28, 2014
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
PrimaryAssociateProfiles.tex    NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)

Over the course of my time as an operative I have developed relationships with several individuals in an effort to diversify the skills available to me. Some in my profession call them assets, I prefer to think of them as associates.

Kassy
April 25, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Kolburn Pierre    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Travelers)

Lounging around in the Cantina, Kolburn kept a watchful, yet unassuming eye on those around him as he finished the last morsels of what passed for a meal in this joint. Brushing off the crumbs, he glanced round, careful not to make eye contact with any of the other patrons who might later remember him as he made his way unobserved to the entrance and out into the cold of the port. He would come back and pay off his mounting tab, when he next came across a few credits, or found another odd job. After all, he wasn’t completely without his honour, unlike some people.

Scrasamax
November 29, 2013
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Cessna and Piper Aldean    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

Sisters raised in the aviation business, for use in a modern setting

Scrasamax
August 10, 2013
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Votes: 1 / 4.000000
17/30 Cosmic Era NPCs    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Travelers)

Incomplete and unlikely to be finished.

caesar193
August 20, 2012
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Pancratius    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Travelers)

"Which one? Oh, him. He be Pancratius. Yeah, he's a bit moody, but he's all right when you get to know him. Ya see, back in the day, and by that I mean his day, before you an' I were born, he was a big shot. The gods loved him, and one day, he asked for a gift that turned out to be a curse. Once he figured out the horrible side o' his gift, he sought out an oracle, to figure out how to get rid of it. Ol' Pancratius ne'er did tell me what the oracle said. The gift? Didn't I tell ye? No? It be immortality."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub.

the-icon
February 26, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 2.500000
The Legend of Jaroth, The Dragon's Shadow    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)

A new story is frequently being whispered in the dark corners of taverns across the country, telling of a traveler that occasionally appears in quiet, rural towns; that draws with him a plague worse than any other: a dragon's wrath.

Scrasamax
December 6, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Chirotar    NPCs  (Major)   (Travelers)

A member of the Cynopterid race

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Maj. Rielle Law    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Travelers)

Brief bio of a space intel officer

Pariah
June 8, 2009
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Dynas the Traveler    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

“Behold me the greatest traveler in history, eccentric, irregular, rapid, unaccountable, curious and, without vanity; majestic as a comet.”  -John Ledyard

Grey
February 14, 2009
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Edgar the Ever-Wandering    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

In theory, he could settle down. But because he’s such a nice guy, he won’t.

klauston
February 1, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Prince Hakon    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Travelers)

A pirate prince’s son with a secret he still hasn’t figured out…

klauston
January 31, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Martin Kendall (30-The Hedge Wizard)    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Travelers)

His day in the power center of the realm is long over.  He now helps the down trodden and forgotten peasants the ruling class seem to overlook.

klauston
January 30, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Runaway bride    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Travelers)

30 People in a Tavern Crowd (21 Run Away): Bethany, the runaway bride…

Thewizard63
January 8, 2009
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 11 / 3.318182
30 Quick NPC Personalities    NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)

A list of quick personalities for the many faceless NPCs.

angryscotsman93
January 6, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Thomas Thorne, the Unfortunate Mage    NPCs  (Major)   (Travelers)

Despite his great power, this mage desperately wishes that he was just average, so people would stop trying to plant axes in his back.

Stephie
June 7, 2008
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Sabrille the Leech Fetcher    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

She sat down and chatted with the young man until the leeches began to just fall off her legs - satiated with blood.  The young man, enthralled and disgusted by what he just saw, thanked her and went on his way.

Siren no Orakio
April 25, 2008
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Embraced-A-Star    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

Even the Thoron may thirst for knowledge, and Embraced-A-Star has chosen the most direct route it can find to new discoveries. It chooses to go where no other creature can.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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