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Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Monastic Religious Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for monastic religious organizations.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 2.785714
Sumo Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sumotori Ranks

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Geisha Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A summary of the various ranks found within the geisha community.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Chivalric Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks & Titles for Chivalric & Theocratic Knightly Orders

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Mongol Military Organization    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Mongol Military Ranks & Civil Organization

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Western-Style Religious Order Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for a standard organized church hierarchy.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Fantasy Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Land Forces military ranks for fantasy settings.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Ninja Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Expanded ninja ranks as used by myself.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Naval Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Naval ranking of crew and officers.

MoonHunter
August 22, 2008
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Ecopoiesis    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)

Ecopoiesis is the creation of a stable, enduring ecosystem, and is the last stage of a terraforming process. It’s achieved through a series of successive ecological changes which depends on available resources and the initial environmental conditions.

Grey
July 26, 2008
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Spelldancing    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

"RUN! HE’S DANCING THE MAMBO!"
-The last thoughts of an adventurer who crossed a Spelldancer.

manfred
July 22, 2008
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Component Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

...or Lego Magic, if you will.

Grey
May 20, 2008
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Spontaneous enchantments    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

What the… since when could it do THAT?

MoonHunter
May 18, 2008
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The Mummers Prance    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

It was quite the odd sight, clusters of people dressed like jesters, or prancing devil, or one group were in badly done Lyran dance costumes, all dancing, running about, making noise or music (well, the music was mostly noise), all on the day after the New Year’s Birth. It is quite sobering. I should know. I was there staring out at it from my inn window. I soon got dressed, moved myself slowly downstairs, and made "sophisticated and urbane sounding inquires" (which were neither thanks to the amount of mead the previous night) of the Inn Keeper. He who told me all about this mad tradition of his city’s while I had bread and beer for breakfast. Baldius and the Trader’s Way Blue Press 1524

MoonHunter
March 27, 2008
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The Rite of the Children    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

The Rite of Children is a beautiful service. The children practice their parts for a month under the tutalage of the local priests. Then they will sing, recite, and pray for their parents and the sults of the congregation.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 23, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 1.625000
Chinese Titles of Nobility    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Generic usage military and nobility titles from China.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 22, 2008
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Yakuza Ranking System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The standard system of ranking within a Yakuza syndicate.

valadaar
February 8, 2008
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Shipborne Icestorm Events    Systems  ()   (Specific)

Possible Events while clearing Ice on ship deck

Scrasamax
January 27, 2008
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Of Familiars    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

A greater examination of the Magician’s best friend, his familiar.

Siren no Orakio
January 19, 2008
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The Six Who Are    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Consisting of the most fundamental concepts of the universe, the Six are the deities upon which all other things rest. Their very existence and interaction defines the world.

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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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