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Mechpaladin
August 14, 2004
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Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Prince Reza Ironfist    NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)

Prince Reza Ironfist is an interesting kid who will make an interesting hostage for ransom - but tough to keep under lock and key - Think Macaulay Culkin’s character in Home Alone but muchly toned down.

Scrasamax
August 14, 2004
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 11 / 4.318182
Chary    NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)

Born from the union of a Kirin-Unicorn and a woodland elf, Chary is a dazzling creature, a child of destiny and unblemished femininity…

Skylark
August 9, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.214286
Astria Rayne    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Being an artisan first and a merchant second afford Astria a measure of wealth and independence.  She specializes in creating jewelry and art pieces with semi-precious/precious stones and metals.  Most of her income comes from works commissioned by the wealthy denizens of Widow’s Edge and the surrounding towns.  She also owns and operations a little curio shop. 

At first glance Astria appears to be just what she projects the artsy shop owner with a hello and smile for all that she encounter.  If one were to look closer they would see the energy that pulses around her, the alertness in eyes, the readiness to act at a moments notice.  Astria is more than a mere shop owner; she really returned to Widow’s Edge to investigate the attacks on the towns that started when she was a child and claimed the life of her father. During the daylight hours she works as jewelry/art maker but when darkness falls she slides into the night like others slide into clothes. Astria’s mode of dress when doing her nightly patrols is a black shirt, black pants and black suede boots. She also wears a black scarf and veil to hide her hair and face.  Her weapons of choice is the katana sword, which she wears, strapped to her back and a set of seven throwing knives that are secured to her upper right thigh by a leather strap.  During the daylight hours the weapons are cleverly hidden under her clothes.

Erebus
August 9, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.800000
Charles Champagne    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Charles Champagne is most likely to be encountered as an invaluable friend to the heroes, or at the worst a charming diversion. After all he is essentially a force for good, with one very disturbing exception…

Scrasamax
August 7, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
The Artist    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Artistic/Performance)

How much life can the stroke of a brush place to a canvas? Perhaps art does imitate life, the Artist knows. The Artist is usually looking for new models.

Dhui
August 6, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.142857
Lectic    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A sentient machine which churns out useless items, but may have a more important task. (actually an It).

Maggot
August 3, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Irad    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

A devoted and zealous priest of the Ice, Irad nevertheless is troubled by the brutal and vicious ways of those who worship it. Rather than crush and destroy the civilized folk of the South in its name, he would rather they be converted to the faith of his people and worship the Ice as their master. This he feels, can only be acomplished if they are encouraged to revere it rather than loathe it. It is indeed ironic that such a gentle and wise man serves the twisted Ice Lord..

alicia87
August 1, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Ginford Lena    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

A lovable old traveller with a voice that can make stories come alive.

Scrasamax
August 1, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
The Meerschaum Smoking Man    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

A sage is a well known repository of knowledge, a researcher of ancient lore. But knowledge is power, and a commodity to be brokered and sold to the highest bidder. The meershaum smoking man is such a dealer of antiquities and of lore unknown, but he is wrapped in a shroud of secrecy of his own. Can the PCs divine his ulterior motives, or is he a wizened, albeit elusive, sage?

Suki_SoHo
August 1, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 1.562500
Lady Nadia    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Nadia, a sixteen year-old noble lady, is put up to the challenge of surviving when her panpered lifestyle is abrubtly shattered.

Scrasamax
August 1, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Elspeth Kalamath    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Where many a woman’s heart is filled with longing for love, or the comfort of the hearth and home, this arrogantly beautiful woman is consumed with but one thing. Ambition. Born without a heart, but with the grace and genteel manners of the aristocracy, she is the iron fist in a lace glove.

Maggot
July 26, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Baragh son of Lard    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

As High chief and seer of the Bakali, the lizardman Baragh is aware that the vey survival of his doomed race hangs in his claws. Knowing that the odds stacked against him are great, he nevertheless pursuses with great doggedness his goal of finding a hero willing to aid him in his struggle to to restore the land of his ancestors back to its rightful masters. Though a part of him knows that the plight of a primitive race of non humans is unlikely to elicit much sympathy, he clings on to the hope that there will be someone brave and noble enough to share his cause.

EchoMirage
July 23, 2004
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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…

Trakien
July 16, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.583333
Oin Bloodblade    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

An escaped goblin who only wants to live his life to help others. Yet humans and other more advanced races push him down and chase him off.

Scrasamax
July 14, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
Granitbiten    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

A potentially devastating foe with arms, and fists of living stone…

MatH
July 10, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.333333
Matsuro Hana    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a truly odd char in a wild world? Well Matsuro may seem like your average troubled family turned thief…but he is so much more…

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.

Scrasamax
July 4, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Aunt Queen    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

All of the world is an adventure, and Aunt Queen, as she likes people to call her, has experienced alot of it. Old age has confined her to her home, and curio shop where she collects and sells cameos, books, and antiques.

Derry
June 29, 2004
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 2.850000
Raign the Kyton    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Raign the Kyton is an ancient Kyton demon who have been cursed by his former master with a soul.

EchoMirage
June 25, 2004
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.625000
Princess Flora Tamerlaine    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

A child at court, considering the world a private playground

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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