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axlerowes
September 12, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.562500
The Mistress of the Keep    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

The Lord has a new girlfriend, and nobody is happy about it.

Dragon Lord
July 31, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Looking for Bethany    Plots  (Event)   (Side-Quest)

Savage orcs, intelligent apes, desperate ghosts, and one very lucky little girl.
A curious little side-trek for starting level PCs.

Taronga
April 11, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Abandoned Mines    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

The Empire is growing and demanding more resources. The PCs are hired by local authorities to draw up a map of the nearby mines abandoned by dwarves about two centuries ago.

Drackler
March 31, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.700000
Changing faces    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

What would you do if you were offered the chance to be a monster?

Siren no Orakio
November 25, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Jada's Journey    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

The nobleman’s daughter must be escorted from place to place, but her addiction may make the journey far harder than it need be..,

Nobody
October 19, 2005
Hits: 9188
Comments: 29
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.088235
The Demon Mirror    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Two characters, one player, and no way to tell which is the real one.

Wogden
July 31, 2005
Hits: 7157
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 3.705882
The Tale of Taewoo Kin    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Lying prostrate on the floor, his documents and scrolls strewn beneath him, was Taewoo Kin - clearly dead, with gruesome marks around his neck that suggested strangulation by something of disturbingly inhuman origin…

Priv8eye
April 28, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.300000
Hostage Escort    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The Players are asked to escort a prisoner to a point where he can be exchanged.  But first they have to break him out of the dungeon…

Mourngrymn
April 18, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.550000
Market Brawl    Plots  (Duty)   (Side-Quest)

The peaceful sounds of mid afternoon were brutaly interupted by the swears and jeers of a fight erupting on the edge of the market near an alleyway. Seeing three armored humans fighting a young boy, the fight seems a bit unfair. Not seeing anyone rushing to the aid of the elf and with no watch in sight, the elf doesn’t seem to have a chance. Cries of thief echo from the lips of the three humans.

ilya
January 22, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.230769
Misty Mountain Hop    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

a clan of Mountain giants believe a human mage can lead them to victory against the slightly superior Mist Giants of a neigboring mountain…their ancient cave drawings (think Bayern Tapestry on cave wall) tell them so…

Siren no Orakio
November 23, 2004
Hits: 8752
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.875000
The Wheezing Dragon    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Jaelric the Black, Shatterer of the Countryside isn’t feeling up to par. And he needs a little bit of help.

ahren
October 31, 2004
Hits: 6197
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.375000
Lost Artifact    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

When an old map is found in a floating bottle by a fishing ship, and is sent to a mage for solving what the ancient symbols on it mean, the old piece of paper becomes more than a map.

Chi Chio
October 21, 2004
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.214286
Race to Claim the Treasure of Shikan    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The greedy demon, Shikan, terrorized the countryside of the North, killing whomever and plundering whatever he fancied. No one dared to challenge his might, and his ego and reputation grew bloated and over-ripe…

Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004
Hits: 4844
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.000000
A man that needs a drink    Plots  (Duty)   (Side-Quest)

Bold Adventurers the Fountain of Youth awaits your lips….

ephemeralstability
August 1, 2004
Hits: 4229
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.750000
Restoration    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The PCs find themselves on a diplomatic mission, to return the Statue of Helce to the country from whom it was stolen long ago. They soon find themselves tied up in conspiracy, guerilla warfare and a surprising amount of molten rock…

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Escape from the Kitchens    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

A huge castle whose foundations are crumbling…A murderer on the run in the caverns below.

Michael Jotne Slayer
July 8, 2004
Hits: 11404
Comments: 28
Ideas: 0
Votes: 23 / 4.282609
By the law they froze    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

It is extremely cold and snow cover the plains as the heroes notice the dead frozen people hanging from the branches of scattered trees along the road. Ahead they see the local Lords soldiers hanging them up, mercilessly throwing buckets of water on their naked unprotected bodies until they freeze.

EchoMirage
June 3, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Carried on the back of a dove    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

A prized possession lost ... easy to hurt, difficult to find, and with a tendency to lose itself again, only a white feather left behind…

Agar
April 5, 2004
Hits: 4840
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Winter in the Lost Lands    Plots  (Travel)   (Side-Quest)

On the 6th world, there are a few lands with no dragon-lord to guard them. These lands are called the lost lands and the land and the people within face hard times every day, and winter is no easier…

Iain
February 13, 2004
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 3.973684
Look Before You Leap    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Sometimes, just sometimes, the best response isn’t to go for your sword first and ask questions afterwards.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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