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Cheka Man
September 17, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
New Hope    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Once the shining hope of the region, the grand city is now, on the surface, rotting away in the floodwaters. But beneath the surface, not all is what it seems.

Scrasamax
May 25, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
Glasyabolas    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

Spires of crystals reach in the barren sky, glittering like the teeth of some long since slain carnivore god…

Cheka Man
February 19, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.437500
The Crystal City    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

A thousand years ago,the Red and the White mages almost exterminated each other in a magical war so great, that the very mountians were turned into quartz.Centuries passed and the magic died away enougth for humans to visit the area and remain in human form. And a city of quartz was built upon the site, which is the most magical city in the whole world…

Mourngrymn
December 28, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Blackrose Academy    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Blackrose Academy was built as a center for anyone wanting to learn. It houses some of the most intelligent and brilliant minds of its time. People would come from all around to study magic, languages, warfare and tactics, among other things. But that has changed.

MoonHunter
November 24, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.300000
Zaradee    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

This small centrally located country town appears to be another sleepy hamlet deep in the farm country. The buildings are idyllic. The farmers appear to be more properous than most. Everything appears perfect. There is a secret here that even people in the know would not suspect.

Jak_O_Lantern_King
October 6, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Last Stand    Locations  (City)   (Other)

Who would have thought a key would be this big?

Skylark
July 21, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Serenity Cove    Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Serenity Cove is a picturesque coastal town once thriving and prosperous.  Now finds that it is in the grips of a terrible evil.

MoonHunter
July 14, 2004
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
Merideth    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

This is a city deep in the hills of old Aviansis. The path to Merideth is magically obscured, so only those with the pathfinder’s gift can find it. The city is still bustling with souls after all these centuries. They trade with each other, make deals, sell things, and even send messages. Unfortunately only a few of them have warm bodies or heartbeats.

MoonHunter
March 12, 2004
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Skyway    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

If you follow the wide well traveled mountain road, you eventually find your way to Skyway. Nestled among the clouds, perched upon the mountain side, this tiny town is the key to many puzzles.

Pieh
November 12, 2003
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.875000
New Herbia    Locations  (City)   (Water)

New Herbia is a new expanding town founded by a two adventurers who accidently destroyed the town that used to be there. Now it is larger and more popular than ever…

MoonHunter
October 7, 2003
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
The City of Caulderon    Locations  (City)   (Other)

The city of Caulderon is the mythic flying city.  Once a magnificent city on a cliff, it was saved from being lost to the sea by being lifted by alchemical means.  It was filled with impossibly tall shining spires standing above golden domes. The sunlight striking it is said to blind those who come to invade the city. The people lived in this magnificent city in health, wealth, and safety. They rode Griffons and created all sorts of creature. Caulderon was known for its magic, its alchemy. In the old tongue, the word Caulder means alchemey, from the word Cauldron. It is from their alchemey that their great wealth and comfort is derieved.

Legends (and Elven History) states that the floating city would visit The Lands once every few years, blown by the winds. They would trade for things and sell their magikal goods.  After a year or so, their cities would be be blown to other places.  It has been over four hundred years since any credible source has seen the floating cities.  It is the thing of legends.

Then why has one been seen over the Land?

CaptainPenguin
September 27, 2003
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Last City of the Sun Worshippers    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

In an ancient cycle of time, an empire of sun worshippers ruled the world from their great holy city.

Ria Hawk
July 28, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The City of the Lost    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Sab Rejak, also called the City of the Lost, was once a thriving city until a curse and a plague brought an end to its glory.

MoonHunter
July 13, 2003
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Comments: 32
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The City of Asylum    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Something occured and those in the grand city went mad. Was it a curse, a prophecy, a spell gone wrong, or a magik item opened? Nobody allegedly knows. The city guard on the city walls, saw the madness and were apparently not touched. They tried to keep the crazy ones inside, by blocking the gates and sealing the entrances to the large city wall. The region’s leader, eventually sent the Army there to reinforce the city guards, to hold the mad ones in. Since the mad men are incredibly strong and immune to pain, if they escape it would be a plague upon the land. There is still hope that someday they could be restored (perhaps a royal heir or a royal household was in the city). Perhaps they are nearly immortal. The city guards who occasionally decend into the city to drop supplies and stop fires believe that to be true.

Now it is a small town, with its own walls, that rings the old grand city. Over the years, the army and guards, have created a town that supports them. They think themselves immune to the madness, yet their proximity to them, means they are only slightly odd… perhaps becoming mad. The crazed watch over the mad. A running joke is that someday, someone will man their walls to hold them in.

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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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