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Dozus
August 22, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 3.937500
30 Priests    NPCs  (Extras)   (Religious)

Forsooth!  A fair flock of faithful friars, from fanciful to factual.

Dozus
August 21, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 4
Votes: 12 / 4.208333
30+ Kings    NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)

A minor mess of magnates for myriad monarchies.

Now with Scroll functions!  Add your own!

MoonHunter
August 19, 2006
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Comments: 36
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
The 30    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

The 30: The thirty miscellaneous people who are part of some group. These are drop and play personalities for a given group.

Murometz
May 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
The Puchinegs    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Send in the clowns.

Cheka Man
April 9, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.950000
30 Rangers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Natural)

Here are the thirty Rangers of the Bushland National Park-the good the bad, the clean and the dirty.

Scrasamax
April 9, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
30 Barkeepers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)

Herein are listed 30 Barkeeps, Bartenders, or proprietary owners of the drinking and sleeping establishments so frequented by adventurers and their loyal henchmen.

Ancient Gamer
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Ardoscia    NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)

An old, kind apothecary. She is sweet as honey and genuine too.

CaptainPenguin
December 25, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Biran    NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)

He’s a strange foreigner who doesn’t act like us… Suspicious.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Hank The Eternal Homeless    NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)

He shuffles along in his ragged clothing, mumbling “Leave me alone”.

Kinslayer
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Gregory Merchant    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Gregory Merchant is an art dealer in Daggersford. He is well-versed in art, history, and art history, but rarely brings these subjects up other than in context of a sale.  His sales technique is very low-pressure, and he is content to let people browse his shop. There are a few small statues available, but the shop focuses on paintings of various sizes, values, and significance. He seems perpetually distracted.  Is it a ruse?

Dragon Lord
November 16, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.750000
Coreen Briannan    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A blind mage with a liking for sound-based magics

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Theodoronus "Theo" messenger    NPCs  (Extras)   (Travelers)

Faster than the wind, this Red Cap Messenger flies (okay, okay, runs - but you get the idea).

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Corina Archerous    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

Corina Archerus is a researcher and a wizard. She is also completely blind.

Dragon Lord
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 1.500000
Ugg The Mentally Challanged    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Need some extra muscle, Ugg might be your man - if you don’t mind having to explain EVERYTHING to him

Kinslayer
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Chae Il Seung    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Chae lives to serve, and ultimately die in that service, if need be.  As a Bushi-Killian warrior in the service to Lord Kim, he focuses upon his given missions & tries very hard to stay part of the crowd. When on assignment, Chae is a relentless, dedicated, slayer of men.

Kinslayer
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Sharry    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Sharry is a typical Formourian street urchin.  Her name is a corruption of her given name, Michele of Ryanhold (where she’s from).  She gets by on scrounging for scraps, begging, and the occassional opportunistic theft.

Cheka Man
September 12, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.400000
Nandi    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

She wanted a Genii as her magical slave, but when the spell went wrong, she ended up becoming one herself…

Agony
June 4, 2005
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Comments: 41
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 1.035714
Arrkrash    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

A great demon of death and destruction.

macaroni
February 6, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.142857
Dimble Stumpwater    NPCs  (Extras)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Dimble Stumpwater is this worlds last best hope for expedient library book returns

Renob
October 20, 2004
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.000000
Thunk    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

A feral, neanderthal-like man whose become a (somewhat) king amonsgst men, sorta.

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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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