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Singularity    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Singularity is the mother of the Prophecy Elemental race.

August 29, 2016
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Whitestill, the First Sister    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Knowledge/Lore)

A legendary figure described using the 4 sentences tool

June 14, 2016
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Votes: 2 / 2.500000
Pain Technician    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Technical)

Member of the Pain Technicians' Guild, originally created by the ruler of the old Empire.

August 12, 2015
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Votes: 6 / 4.583333
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 ...

May 22, 2015
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The Baitala of Palibantan    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Travelers)

"Where do you come from?" asked Clovis.

"Well, this I do not remember," said the man. "And also, I am not sure where I am going. But one thing I do know is that I am very hungry, so I am happy that you have come along!"

February 8, 2015
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The Tale of Solomon Soulhammer Pt. III    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"By the Winter of 182 AR, Emperor Vezimmir's rule in Tiberia was almost complete. With shrewd diplomacy and ruthless military insight, he had decimated the Eturian Empire by first breaking a deal with Rollo, Warlord of the Vesi, to invade Datia. Most of Eturia's armies were off West fighting the Adamantians alongside the Drysians. However, to ensure that Datia never received aid from Eturia, Vezimmir orchestrated with the Reavers of Oskaria to descend upon Eturia's poorly defended coastal cities. It comes as no surprise that, with the fall of the Eturian Empire, her lands were in no shape to deny the Emperor's rule."

February 3, 2015
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The Tale of Solomon Soulhammer Pt. II    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"Who would expect a commoner from a land that had once rejected the Son of the Light and the Holy Empire to become the next heir to the draconic essence of Traghen?"

William Dashaw, Lord Scribe to the Illyrian Court.

February 2, 2015
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The Tale of Solomon Soulhammer Pt. I    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"I watched my family burn. I kill men with the tools of my father's trade. He created. I destroy. That is a gift the Light chose me to bear. Think well you before you pray to the Light for gifts."

Solomon Soulhammer,

Chosen of the Essence of Traghen, High Lord of Barbarus, Keeper of Sentinel, Wielder of the Soulhammer.

November 13, 2014
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Halimath the Wanderer    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"Would you prefer I run my sword through your spine and leave you laying here for the wolves to gnaw upon or to just burn you alive with my magic? I would prefer to collect what I am after without the use of violence, but make no mistake I will kill you to remove this trinket from the hands of humanity."

~Halimath the Wanderer~

October 16, 2014
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Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Threat of Sugar    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Artistic/Performance)

In the modern age a persona is indistinguishable from a person. They magnify what is within us, and what we bring out within others. It is a shared delusion powerful enough to claim a life of its own.

June 1, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Face on Every Coin, Dini the Goddess of Currency    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

A goddess with a holy object of veneration in every pocket, wallet and bank; as well as down the sides of the big comfy chair in the inn.

March 3, 2014
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My Last Crop of Humans    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The confessions of an unlucky A.I.

February 22, 2014
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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.

October 25, 2013
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School Of Banewrights    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

"Who would make such a thing?"

August 19, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Fena, the Demon Goddess    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

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

August 12, 2013
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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.

June 26, 2013
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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."

April 17, 2013
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Npc History Generator    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Political)

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

January 2, 2013
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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.

November 21, 2012
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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.

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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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