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Cheka Man
May 31, 2016
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30 Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Thirty books, some the kind you could pick up in your local library, others that are carefully hidden away from the general public for good reasons.

Aramax
February 12, 2015
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Sunshine!    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The 'pornography' of the lower classes in Refuge Beneath The Waves

Scrasamax
July 31, 2011
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The Austere Verses    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Illusion is the disguise of emptiness

Pieh
March 26, 2011
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Tome of the Ancient Kingdom    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Elders say there was once a great kingdom here. Yes, in this field of cattle, void of rubble or debris. Now, there are just a few fences and a barn for the bovine herd. At the most, you'll find some fresh dung. No treasures or artifacts of bygone ages here. What fate could have befallen such a place, as to leave no trace? Come closer, and I will show you...

valadaar
March 17, 2011
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The Book of Quests    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

A not-so-subtle means to send PCs on adventures.

Pariah
August 29, 2006
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Samahhi; Sama's Word    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Always wary of the minions of the Lying Ones, for they revel in aberrant actions, and seek only to undo your works and subvert your thoughts. - Excerpt from the Samahhi

necromancer
March 1, 2006
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The scroll of secrets    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

This scroll contains secrets and conspiricies that would shock the most frequent schemers. Compiled by an order of ‘scholars’ that compiled dirt and furtive information of kings and emperors to use in order to control powerful people. However they eventually paid with the lives of the entire order, but their secrets live on. Secrets that could destroy an empire.

manfred
February 12, 2006
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The Book of the Dead    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a name referring to a set of ancient mortuary spells written on sheets of papyrus. Incidentally, it is also a good example of a campaign defining piece.

MoonHunter
January 22, 2006
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Memoirs of the Twin Rose Wars    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

They stood on the crest of the rise, three men deep. Their banners, Golden Lions Rampant on a split field of red and blue, fluttering on long poles in the wind. They were silent. By some signal, they all began to rush forward screaming their battle roar. Halberd and blade coming open on the move. The enemy line broke under the power of the Lion’s signature charge.
Major Advarete, Memoirs of the Twin Rose Wars  1320 Greenfield Presses

Scrasamax
June 1, 2005
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Anvil of Davyd    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

In Aelfa’s arms, have I left my anvil…

These were the last words of Davyd, the last master alchemist of the Old World, upon his deathbed. For nine centuries many have sought out Aelfa to find the anvil so that they might create weapons of power equivalent to those crafted during the height of the Old World.

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Quool's Tide

       By: Murometz

Once every decade on the eve of St. Poskov's Day during mid-winter, the coastal city of Tiyabon experiences a horrific event. Quool's Tide rolls in, depositing hundreds of bloated, fish-eaten corpses upon the pebbly shores of Tiyabon's wide bay. This singularity is to this day unexplained, though countless theories abound. It is said for example, that these corpses are not eaten by the myriad fish of the seas completely, due to the fear all creatures of the seas hold for Quool.

Named for Quool, a terrible, antediluvian god of seas and storms, who no longer exists for he has no worshipers, the Tide chokes the beaches and surf with the countless rotting bodies of those who had perished at sea in a violent way.

Almost immediately, the lifeless corpses are fed upon by crabs, gulls, and worse things that await the horrid feast. The townsfolk let nature take it course with disinterested disgust, though lately some enterprising adventurers have taken to searching along the beaches of flesh for former deceased companions, with intentions of raising them again!

Surprisingly no undead ever rise from among the many corpses. This is also a mystery.

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