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Cheka Man
October 3, 2010
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Heal the Kraken    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A mighty Kraken, the beloved of Big Red, has been infected by a horrible polar parasite, and the PCs have to find a way to cure her before it is too late...

mimic12455
January 18, 2010
Hits: 1260
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.062500
The Last Zombie    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

In a bar not too far off the road, a man walks in. his boots clattering on the wooden floor. The bar is noticeably empty with only a few guys still around either drinking or chatting. Not too surprising since it is already the evening and they probably went home. The smell of smoke and liquor still hangs in the air like a fly caught in a web. The man in the trench coat pulls himself on a stool near the counter. His face covered by a bandanna and the brim of his hat obscuring the view of his eyes. The bartender, who had been cleaning a beer glass, looks up.

"So what'll it be, stranger?"

The man responds in a gruff and tired voice. "Dark and Stormy."

Ancient Gamer
December 18, 2009
Hits: 1174
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Blood of the Mountain    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Scrasamax
July 6, 2007
Hits: 3427
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
The Widerdonum    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The Right of Revenge, the Law of an eye for an eye, is also known as the Widerdonum, the repayment. Not debt burns as brightly or as painfully as that of vengeance

Princess Reisha

Wulfhere
October 14, 2006
Hits: 4423
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
As You Like Those Two Noble Kinsmen    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Two Noble Kinsmen, Two Fair Maidens, Two Mischevious Servants, Two Loyal Handmaids, Two Pompous Dukes, a Clown, a Lion, and a bunch of foolish soldiers, all wandering in the forest.  Why, it’s practically Shakespeare!

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
Hits: 4379
Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Coven of the Red Moon    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

At the base of the Cyllerean Mountains a small coven of witches has laired where once was a Temple of Good.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
Hits: 6644
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
The Arcane Chambers    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Deep beneath the central tower laid the chambers of the Arcane. This is where the mages, witches and warlocks place those creations they deem to dangerous. The crystal bell Ã? Beloth Ã? was such a creation. Shortly after it was created by Magnus of Cormalth, it got into the hands of a cunning mercenary captain known as Harlan Marcus. Let’s shorten the tale and just say that the mages in the college valley did not like to have Harlan and his men roaming about the valley, helping themselves to the mages valuables. The bell rendered the college magic useless, and the mages locked themselves in, awaiting Harlan, armed with brooms, pottery and kitchen utensils.

The bell was later recovered, together with Harlan himself, and both were locked away in the chambers of the arcane.

AgentTwiggy
March 9, 2005
Hits: 9860
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.750000
Sodin's Stone    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Treachery, murder, magic and an army of the dead, all in one rather confusing escapade.

CaptainPenguin
March 4, 2005
Hits: 31535
Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 4.421053
Return To Me    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

“Return to me,” she said, and as he died, he said: “I shall return”.
And though the years flew like sparrows from disturbed nest, he did return, year after year…

Dragon Lord
January 21, 2005
Hits: 5327
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
A Test of Loyalty    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Political ambition, religious confusion, ancient artefacts, and a mad ghost.

Dragon Lord
January 20, 2005
Hits: 4843
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
The Avenging Angel    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A long forgotten atrocity and crime left unsolved.
At what point does the quest for justice become a desire for revenge?
And when does revenge become another atrocity?

Scrasamax
September 30, 2004
Hits: 8160
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.656250
Beneath the Willow    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A famous hero has died, but his dying request was the be buried beneath the willow, and he has asked the PCs if they will carry his body there and bury him.

esaquam
September 19, 2004
Hits: 3925
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Remembrance of Things Past    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The mentor of one or more (lawfully-inclined, socially ambitious) PCs is vulnerable because of a past action ââ?¬â?? an action that was justifiable at the time.  But opponents can now use changing circumstances or new information to discredit or destroy the mentor and damage the PC.  The mentor is unwilling/unable either to respond or escape the consequences.  The PCs can take action, but not in the open; ‘kill the monsters’ is not likely to solve the problem.  Failing to act will doom the mentor and damage the PC; taking action may also doom the PC.

Ria Hawk
August 23, 2004
Hits: 7130
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.666667
Honor Among Thieves    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

When a very old ring is anonymously sent to the authorities accompanied by a cryptic note, they are confused.  But much more is at stake…

Siren no Orakio
April 10, 2004
Hits: 6195
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 3.884615
A Fungus Among Us    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A druid obsessed with Nature’s cycle of death has created a horrendous spore in a plot to rid the lands of a swiftly growing town that has begun to encroach upon his forest.

Brewmeister
March 24, 2004
Hits: 6264
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.450000
Forgotton Summer    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

You awake in a strange city, with no knowledge of how you got there, only to find that you are not the only one with amnesia

DaWergyling
December 6, 2003
Hits: 3675
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.900000
The Dreamweaver Revisited    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs enter a dilapidated old town where murders occur without provocation by men nearly gone insane, they meet a mysterious stranger, people on watch fall asleep quickly, and for the love of (Insert deity here) can’t get a decent night’s sleep (That is, they sleep, but don’t really feel rested at all).

Strolen
October 4, 2003
Hits: 9393
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.692308
Circle of Thieves    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The crown of King Lorin has been stolen! Upon leaving the city the players are searched and the crown is found in their possession. They plead their innocence and are given a task, that task leads to another, and to another?

Melvins Cat
July 19, 2003
Hits: 6311
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.400000
Promises of the past    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The players are sent to find an ancient army that has sworn to protect the land. Beware, nothing is as it seems…

Strolen
May 25, 2003
Hits: 5173
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.954545
Akibara    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Old swords, ancient kings, and forgotten cities. Once the greatest city in the land, now guarded by darkness and death. Akibara was one of the hubs of the east, gateway to the sea, entrance to the lands. Now it lies amid a forgotten desert of ruin and death.

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Quool's Tide

       By: Murometz

Once every decade on the eve of St. Poskov's Day during mid-winter, the coastal city of Tiyabon experiences a horrific event. Quool's Tide rolls in, depositing hundreds of bloated, fish-eaten corpses upon the pebbly shores of Tiyabon's wide bay. This singularity is to this day unexplained, though countless theories abound. It is said for example, that these corpses are not eaten by the myriad fish of the seas completely, due to the fear all creatures of the seas hold for Quool.

Named for Quool, a terrible, antediluvian god of seas and storms, who no longer exists for he has no worshipers, the Tide chokes the beaches and surf with the countless rotting bodies of those who had perished at sea in a violent way.

Almost immediately, the lifeless corpses are fed upon by crabs, gulls, and worse things that await the horrid feast. The townsfolk let nature take it course with disinterested disgust, though lately some enterprising adventurers have taken to searching along the beaches of flesh for former deceased companions, with intentions of raising them again!

Surprisingly no undead ever rise from among the many corpses. This is also a mystery.

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