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Renlim
October 8, 2013
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The Sea of Sand    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

There are few places more treacherous than pools of quicksand save for a sea of quicksand. Those who tread here quickly find that the lust for adventure or coin might leave them with a sinking feeling of despair.

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Desert Rose    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

I dream of rain; I dream of gardens in the desert sand

--Sting, Desert Rose

Grey
February 13, 2009
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The Black Dust Wastes    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The wastes are cruel, and beneath the desolation they hide many secrets.

MoonHunter
March 20, 2007
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Ocadian Desert    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The Ocadian Desert is a desolate place. The spirit of the land has been crushed, changing the region from a series of islands with evergreen forests and animals in a shallow sea, to one of the most inhospitable places on the Sphere.

Scrasamax
February 7, 2006
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Calcobrina    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The Land of 1,000 gods, Calcobrina burns under the gaze of the Lion’s Eye.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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