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Cheka Man
July 31, 2014
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30 Punishments    Systems  (Political)   (Historical)

Normal punishments tend to involve either fines, imprisonment, amputation or execution, but not all crimes are going to be bad enough to be executed for, and imprisonment is often a waste of resources. Here are thirty punishments for those who get out of line and get caught and convicted.

Moonlake
June 15, 2013
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Magic System based on Fengshui    Systems  (Mystical)   (Historical)

A magic system based on Yin Yang, the Five Elements (Wu Xing) and the Eight Symbols (Ba Gua)

meteorit
December 19, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.681818
The Maritime Bank of Martinesse    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Historical)

Captain Blackthorn grimaced against the salt air that sandblasted his face. His men were weary, his ship was falling apart and the hold was replete with treasures beyond counting. It was time to head home and enjoy the bounty that years at sea had brought them. As he braced himself against the pressing squall he considered the conundrum of converting said bounty into a transferable asset that could easily be spent without arousing suspicion of the local militia or the jealousy of rival pirates. If only large amounts of wealth could be represented on something as light and unobtrusive as a piece of paper. But then Blackthorn had a idea:

"I know what we'll do! We'll bury it!…"

Stomphoof
September 20, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Creation of Erilensi    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Historical)

A Brief History of my custom campaign setting, Erilensi.  Details the creation of the world, birth of the Gods, and the birth of the Races.  Will be worked on further.

Pariah
October 19, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 11
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Prayers of Our Faiths    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Historical)

Pie Jesu Domine *thwack*, dona eis requiem *thwack*...

Chaosmark
October 13, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
The Way    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Historical)

The Way is the predominant faith in Tyren, and thus it’s precepts hold major influence in the world.

B9anders
August 21, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Calendars in Éran    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

A look at the calendars used in Ã?ran.

B9anders
August 21, 2006
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Timeline of Éran    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

A detailed timeline of Ã?ran

B9anders
August 21, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 4.875000
History of the World of Éran    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

A codex dedicated to describing the history of the world of Éran.

CaptainPenguin
May 26, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
The Battle of Sahhur    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Historical)

The battle of Sahhur, more generally known as the infamous Massacre at Blood Lake, was among the most brutal battles to take place during the early years of the Great War.

Pariah
May 25, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
Beggar's War or Year of the Blood Flag    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Historical)

It is the Year of Furtive Shadows, and everyone can smell the changes in the wind.  Everyone, from the lowest scully boy up to the regents, knew, deep down, that something must happen soon.

CaptainPenguin
January 31, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
The Epic of the Howler    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

In all of Centasi history, from the mythical prehistory of the Old Kingdom to the countless wars and petty conflicts of the modern age of the Hundred, there is no figure so feared, so influential, so historical, as the Howler.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
History of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Roman Legion Ranks    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Historical)

Rome. It was defined by its Glories and its Horrors. What were its military’s ranks.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Aviontix Gods    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Historical)

They were a very religious people, focused upon their leaving to the afterlife. They associated magical spirits/ gods with birds. It is difficult to determine if this was metaphorical or actual.

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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