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axlerowes
March 3, 2014
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
My Last Crop of Humans    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The confessions of an unlucky A.I.

Agar
February 21, 2014
Hits: 111
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Nuverl - Dwarven god of the sea    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

A dwarf's fear of the ocean is not baseless. In the unknowable depths lurks an evil that will punish any dwarf arrogant enough to be on anything less than solid land, and unfortunate enough to die.

valadaar
October 25, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
School Of Banewrights    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"Who would make such a thing?"

MysticMoon
August 19, 2013
Hits: 390
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Fena, the Demon Goddess    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

A demon unleashed... to make the world a better place.

caesar193
August 12, 2013
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Prophet John    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

The Prophet John's life and, indeed, death was a mystery. Some say that the gods placed him on this earth for his purpose without a past, and others, a rare few, claim that he was a god himself.

dustyjohnson
June 26, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Calypso of Caspia    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"Magic is like telling a lie," Calypso told his latest bunch of would-be apprentices. "It doesn't matter if it's real or not as long as everyone believes it."

Gossamer
April 17, 2013
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 8
No votes
Npc History Generator    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)

Help wanted, needs more events. No voting yet please.

MysticMoon
January 2, 2013
Hits: 421
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Trapped Sea God    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

Slumbering within a prison of ice and snow, adrift in the oceans of the north, Gundrak dreams without end.

Shadoweagle
November 21, 2012
Hits: 413
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Ilken Lillett    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Those who turn from the light and find themselves entranced by the lure of necromantic power would heed well the tale of Ilken Lillett; A testament to the sacrifices which must be made to attain such power.

valadaar
September 20, 2012
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
Yethamerand    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)
Yethanerand, the First and Last king of Thyanir.
Scrasamax
April 27, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
Laj the Hollow Judge    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A spirit of judgement and punishment

MysticMoon
March 4, 2012
Hits: 776
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Paravella, The Builder    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The story of an old gnome who makes an exceptional living off of designing and building unique strongholds.

the-icon
February 26, 2012
Hits: 572
Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
The Legend of Jaroth, The Dragon's Shadow    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)

A new story is frequently being whispered in the dark corners of taverns across the country, telling of a traveler that occasionally appears in quiet, rural towns; that draws with him a plague worse than any other: a dragon's wrath.

Scrasamax
February 2, 2012
Hits: 594
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Bodach the Straw Man    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart... Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.

Raptyr
July 6, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Ram, the Dread Castle Incarnadine.    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Welcome to my humble home. Feel free to stay as long as you like, if you remain at all. Do be warned, though, the place is a bit... unstable...

Scrasamax
April 19, 2011
Hits: 749
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.833333
The Black Reaver    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

I once sought vengeance, I have since been consumed by vengeance and that is that is left of who I was

Michael Jotne Slayer
October 14, 2010
Hits: 1113
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
Grandfather Pestilence    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Bells tolled continually, announcing new deaths.

Age of Fable
May 31, 2010
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Gods of Teleleli and the Lands Around    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

Some of the gods worshipped in Teleleli and surrounding lands.

Jarons20
May 30, 2010
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
Auto-Medon    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

Robotic Poet or Paperweight

Redgre
March 20, 2010
Hits: 997
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Eib-ha-bok    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

The Voice of Time

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | October 12, 2011 | View | UpVote 3xp


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