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Morningstar
August 12, 2015
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30 More Generals    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

Cheka Man's original 30 Generals led me to thinking, and so I've a few more for the till ...

valadaar
December 17, 2007
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Karviseral the Pain Lord    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Lord of Agony, He of Corpulent Pain

CaptainPenguin
November 26, 2006
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Temak Buk    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

Legendary hero, founder of the Bukdek Empire, fearless warrior and warlord, amoral barbarian, and vicious bandit.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2006
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Princess Steel    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The champion of the Goddess of War!

Scrasamax
June 10, 2006
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King Thyr    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

My Queen should be pleased that Aurixia cannot grant me an heir, for if my dragon could give me a child I would have no use for the woman or her dubious charms…

Attributed to King Thyr, from the Book of the Black Rose

Siren no Orakio
May 25, 2006
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Bion Ironspirit the Unscaleable    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

A legendary warrior of Ironspirit, and patron hero of the desperate stand.

Pieh
November 27, 2003
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The Arch-Angel Zeviah    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Arch-Angel Zeviah who used his magic sword to purge the Evil Outsiders from the world so that the Gods could create life.

CaptainPenguin
January 31, 2003
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The Dhole    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The gargantuan engine of destruction that has slept for centuries. But it has tired of travelling the paths of sleep and dreams…

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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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