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Michael Jotne Slayer
November 7, 2007
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The Black Man    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A foreigner is being chased through the streets of the town by a mob with murder in their hearts.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 7, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Secret Invitation    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

The adventurers are approached in some public yet semi-private place by a lean dwarf, wearing a colorful cape with black feathers rim wrapped tightly around him. What will come of this?

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 6, 2007
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Votes: 7 / 3.857143
The Strange Ship    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A foreign ship drifts into the harbor.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 6, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Two Little Piggies Went to the Market    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

Two local merchants were found dead last night, both seemingly poisoned. Everebody is clueless as to what happened. Will the Heroes uncover the truth?

Stomphoof
October 6, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.083333
The Abandoned Temple    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

"Hey there, you look like a sturdy fellow!  Interested in a treasure map?  Only a few gold coins and this map to an ancient ruins secret room can be yours!"

A Basic Dungeon Crawl that starts with a map.

valadaar
September 12, 2007
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
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Of Pines and Roses Standalone    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

A hazardous climb for a wonderous cure

Dragon Lord
August 29, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Hyfeld Witches    Plots  (Event)   (Side-Quest)

Witch trials are common enough in the Kingdom and few who stand accused have any hope of escaping the hangman, despite the fact that it is rare for the accused to have any real magical power, malign or otherwise.

Chaosmark
August 11, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Trapped in a Schemer's Web    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

A random description pulls the players into the dangerous, scheming web of politics…

valadaar
July 26, 2007
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Comments: 30
Ideas: 6
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Chards Folly    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

A simple mission for a Dragon, but of course, nothing is ever simple with Dragons.

epsilon
July 3, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
The Idols of Na'Shithiran    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

Each new home prides itself on its idol and as each new home receives its idol, the power within them grows, glows and connects. ...They are the bringers of wonderment and gifts but little do the townsfolk know, for the Shithiran are the takers of everything.

Incarnadine
April 3, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.363636
Plunger’s Poorly Placed Potatoes    Plots  (Travel)   (Side-Quest)

Those Terrifying Tumbling Tubers: The Tale

Jarons20
February 27, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Grandmothers' House    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

“Please sirs, my grandmother lives just beyond the forest”

the Wanderer
February 22, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Superstitions and Fables    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

We’ve all heard them over the years, and in every story there is a grain of truth…

the Wanderer
February 18, 2007
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 12
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
The Scene is Set...    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

“While traveling you stumble upon…um…you stumble upon…”

Wulfhere
January 6, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Tales of the Court    Plots  (Event)   (Side-Quest)

Intrigues and adventures within the glittering courts of the land’s nobility:  A collection of Tales of Adventure

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kamina
December 31, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.111111
The Song of Sorrow    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The bard tuned his lyre for the 5th time. He looked at his reflection in the mirror. Ancient eyes greeted him.  This would be his last performance, it had to be perfect.

the Wanderer
December 5, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
When the Raven calls…    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

I have fled in the shape of the raven of prophetic speech
~ Taliesin

Wulfhere
October 13, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 6
Votes: 9 / 4.444444
They Grew in the Telling - Traveler's Tales    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

“Ye’ve ‘eerd th’ one ‘bout th’ king who’ll send 3000 gold royals te th’ lucky man thet sends ‘im a letter back t’ test th’ Royal Mail, an’ ye heerd aboot th’ succubus that makes off wi’ mens’ kitlins after she ‘as ‘er way wi’ em, but ha’ ye heerd aboot th’ beggar lad that wants a stone from ever’ village in th’ kingdom?

Nobody
October 3, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
40 Thieves Guild Missions    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

Missions for any campaign in any city of any realm. As long as crime exists, you will be able to use this submission.

Enjoy

Wulfhere
September 26, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Ye Alehouse of ye Ruddye Draggon    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

Within the Ruddye Draggon, the landlord has more than fresh ale brewing.  Can this landmark tavern be saved?

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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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