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Scrasamax
March 15, 2015
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Aerostat    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

Habitats and stations that float

dustyjohnson
August 7, 2013
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
The Books of the Holders    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

"Has he got any magic stuff on him?" the librarian asked. "You know, magic sword or wand or such?"

"Of course," Glacier answered, annoyed at the question. Dragus the Reaving Knight wielded the Black Sword as everybody knew. "What's that got to do with anything?"

The librarian smiled. "Well, that just made finding him much easier, that's all. See, what you need is the Books of the Holders."

Scrasamax
June 22, 2013
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Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Vetmuara BioSciences    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

Located in the Eurasian Alliance Balkanistan Principality, Vetmuara BioSciences is the bottom of the barrel for human cloning.

Silveressa
May 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Heartline EMS University    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

A college campus for modern day settings, where things are more than they seem at first glance. (Good for a horror or mystery setting)

Ouroboros
December 9, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 4.750000
The Tower of Necrology    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

A gigantic, warped edifice, towering over the dark, soot-stained Witherdowns, where human corpses are turned into Deaders.

valadaar
October 4, 2007
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Comments: 27
Ideas: 7
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
The Rotten Bastard    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

There are scummy dives, and then there is The Rotten Bastard.

Mourngrymn
May 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Theater of Confused Arts    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

This is a novelty among the population and visitors alike. It is a freeform entertainment where those in the audience have the opportunity to get up on the stage and be an actor for the night. This has brought many would be actors who are trying to get hired by practicing their skills here. Entrance fees are larger than average but the entertainment is well worth it.

Dragon Lord
November 16, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Travellers' Rest    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

After a long day on the road, what could be more inviting than a hot meal and mug of ale - just don’t criticise the cook

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.500000
The Place of Holding    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The People of Antioch are pretty forgiving. However, when their laws are transgressed, you really do not want to be the person who is caught.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
The Stinking Rose    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

This tavern and common house (restaurant) looks like any other quaint building in the area. It is a good sized common house, serving upto 50 people comfortably. The Stinking Rose gets its name by the primary ingredient for its food - Garlic.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Food Shack    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The Food Shack is one of those little holes in the wall that you would either miss or want to avoid. It is also “the place” to have Kenditho.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
The Returning Gem    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The Returning Gem buys and sells goods, like a good pawn shop should.

Cheka Man
November 10, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Krasnov's Bar    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

Mr Krasnov long ago saw a gap in the market that his bar could fill.It caters for Orcs, Goblins, Lizard People and other races that are seen, not as evil, but as inferior by many people, and has a strict *no humans allowed policy (except for Mr Krasnov himself of course.)

manfred
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 11
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Votes: 9 / 3.722222
The Stuck Chimney    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

Long ago it was the ‘Sleeping Bull’ or something, but everybody calls it The Chimney nowadays. All because of the atmosphere, it is thicker than the soup they serve here, as some patrons like to claim.

esaquam
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.000000
The Full Goblet    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The Full Goblet is a modest-sized, working-class tavern (public house), run by Hilgar.  Hilgar is a bit over the hill and shabby, as is the general establishment.  However, good solid fare at a decent value, and a regular and noisy clientele, keep the place in business, and the bar is also well-situated to bring in travellers.

MoonHunter
November 7, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.250000
The Main Sail Smiths    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The Main Sail Smiths is a business of renown in the Known World.  The shop is the premire sail maker for the Northern part of ThirdLand.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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