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Scrasamax
July 18, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Swollen Shadow Plot    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

The plot of the Swollen Shadow

Murometz
July 18, 2006
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
The Swollen Shadow    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

Shadows gather…and linger.

CaptainPenguin
June 13, 2006
Hits: 6493
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
The Bamboo Rats    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Every 45 years, the bamboo forests which cover the tiny land of Ghanzu bloom, and very soon after come the rats…

Feraltetsuo
May 27, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Lycanthropy - The Plot    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

Why isn’t this working!?
Maybe this human is too weak.
So find more humans to test it on!

Feraltetsuo
May 25, 2006
Hits: 5292
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Demon Archivist    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The Demon Archivist, organizer of Hell’s Caravan

Murometz
May 21, 2006
Hits: 7110
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.444444
Vog's Reckoning    Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)

The Age of Vog…The Unending Winter of Discontent, The Epoch of Smoke and Ash.

Scrasamax
May 3, 2006
Hits: 7115
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
Attack of the Golems!    Plots  (Discovery)   (Campaign)

I’m beging to wonder if there can be victory? Please don’t let this go on…

Memoirs of the Nameless soldier

Ancient Gamer
April 13, 2006
Hits: 16587
Comments: 26
Ideas: 4
Votes: 11 / 4.863636
The Stairs of Kienor    Plots  (Travel)   (Multi-Storyline)

What initially appears to be another trek through wintry mountain landscapes will be revealed as a true struggle for survival. For the mountain known as the Kiebral is an ancient evil, its secrets are countless and its power is immense. Can the PCs outwit a power from the dawn of time, or will they succumb and be trapped for all eternity?

Taronga
April 11, 2006
Hits: 7139
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
Hits: 7781
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?

Murometz
March 24, 2006
Hits: 27443
Comments: 20
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 4.250000
Songs Of Fantasy!    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Single-Storyline)

Everyone can think of a favorite song or two (or three) which can easily be translated into a fantasy rpg concept, be it an item, plot, location, or what have you. Just take the lyrics of your favorite real-life ditty, and go from there!

MoonHunter
March 17, 2006
Hits: 13265
Comments: 5
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Weather Related PlotSeeds    Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)

The point of the submission is quite simple: man vs nature is a common conflict in fiction, but not so much in gaming, this submission is a step to correct that.

Murometz
March 12, 2006
Hits: 26109
Comments: 32
Ideas: 0
Votes: 24 / 4.833333
Thick As Thieves    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

Once a year, and each year in a different place, the wandering bazaar and social gala that is the Thieves Convention is held. Invitations Only!

Scrasamax
February 28, 2006
Hits: 12671
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.600000
Clathrates    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

According to Ars Geotia the standard formations of power consist of ley lines, confluences and founts. this system has been long accepted, and is quite incorrect…

Spark
February 13, 2006
Hits: 6083
Comments: 7
Ideas: 3
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Relic Transport    Plots  (Hired)   (Mini-Campaign)

An elder cleric asks the PCs to transport a relic to a nearby city. A simple quest with endless possibilities.

fenixphire
February 6, 2006
Hits: 8710
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Love's Poisoned Chalice    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

He sat there in shock, not believing what the Guard Captain said.  It couldn’t be true.  His sweet daughter would not be capable of killing the man she was to marry.  He watched, helpless, as they took her away. 

And then came the trial.  Even as he heard the evidence against her, he refused to believe she could commit such a vile act.  As the verdict came in, his world fell apart.  It echoed in his ears, “Guilty, guilty, guilty”

Scrasamax
February 6, 2006
Hits: 8135
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.363636
Demonic Hysteria    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

I’ll tell you something, there was a demon in Widow Suvar’s Wine cellar. How do I know, ‘cuz I seen it that’s how I know.

Ancient Gamer
January 26, 2006
Hits: 8063
Comments: 16
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.785714
The Black Legion    Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)

In the quaint little town known as Golothei, the infamous black legion makes it’s last stand against the mountain tribes of the Ugeroth. On the Asylum River Island the battle rage most intensely, legionary squad mages barely holding their own against the onslaught of chaos worshipping tribal sorcerors. To this location the PCs are destined to travel in search of the powerful artifact known as the Tallow Candle. But not all is as it seems within the halls of the asylum.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
Hits: 5501
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: 7680
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 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.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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