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Drackler
May 23, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Floating Marches    Systems  (Ecological)   (General)

Elephants crossing the seas!

DrTurtlesse
May 14, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Common Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A colourful but universally applicable calendar.

Grey
March 17, 2009
Hits: 2760
Comments: 18
Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.333333
Zythumancy    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Beer Magic!

Scrasamax
February 5, 2009
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.375000
The Seven-Fold Flame    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Many begin to path to master the seven-fold flame, but with one exception, no one has ever mastered all seven faces of fire.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2009
Hits: 2128
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
30 Systems of Justice    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Thirty systems of justice-or the most rank injustice, in some cases.

Scrasamax
November 29, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Phthanic Enchantment    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

the word Phthano- translates to ‘prevent’ and is the root of one of the most common enchantments in the wizarding world.

Scrasamax
November 24, 2008
Hits: 3312
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Totemos    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

A Totemos is a spirit or little god strongly associated with a human group, organization, or urban location.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2008
Hits: 675
Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
Malign Hypercognition Disorder    Systems  (Ecological)   (General)

It is not an infectious disease, but it is a plague upon the world.

For it spawns villains. And not your garden variety villains, but epic villains, master villains of the most dangerous kind Evil Geniuses.

Grey
October 16, 2008
Hits: 3954
Comments: 17
Ideas: 5
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
Augmented Undead    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

"Don’t worry, I’ve fought necromancers before! Wait, what the…"

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 17717
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Samurai Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A system for samurai ranks. Still having trouble with the output of this one.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 4507
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Gurkha Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A short summary of the ranks used by the Gurkha Regiments of the British Indian Army.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 7571
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Byzantine Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An attempt to codify the Byzantine military system.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 4364
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Guild Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks of the members of a particular craft guild or livery company.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 6689
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Ottoman Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A simplified explanation of the nobility of the Ottoman Empire.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 4590
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Arabic Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A fantasy version of nobility from a Middle-Eastern type setting.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 4889
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Order of Assassins Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Hashashin, also known as the Order of Assassins or Silver Band.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 2716
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Thuggee Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Thuggee Cult.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 3613
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Shinto Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Hierarchy of the Shinto religion.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 14943
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Monastic Religious Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for monastic religious organizations.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 1813
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.750000
Sumo Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sumotori Ranks

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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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