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CaptainPenguin
March 4, 2005
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 4.421053
Return To Me    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

“Return to me,” she said, and as he died, he said: “I shall return”.
And though the years flew like sparrows from disturbed nest, he did return, year after year…

TaInT
March 3, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Sheild Of Light    Items  (Armor)   (Magical)

A reflective sheild, when a weapon intended to harm the wearer of the sheild is seen in its reflection, the weapon will instantly turn to dust.

AgentTwiggy
March 2, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.000000
'Gift of the Gods'    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

An ancient sword, corroded yet sharp, which heightens all the worst qualities of its bearer (eg bloodlust, greed, no care for others). [Edited for more detail.]

ephemeralstability
February 27, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Talezhwar's Bundle    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

A small and horrible bundle of needles and dyes with a truly sickening history and unpleasant side effects.

oakleafbard
February 27, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 26 / 3.384615
Troll Rations    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

Specially treated troll flesh dried in strips like jerky which heals in small doses.

Scrasamax
February 26, 2005
Hits: 9630
Comments: 31
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.566667
Grond, Hammer of the Underworld    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

GROND!...GROND!...GROND!...
Thousands of orcs chant in unison as their champion and chieftan raises the black iron morningstar, they chant for the hammer of the underworld, the unbeatable weapon of orcdom.

Shadoweagle
February 25, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
The Devils Luck    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A small trinket, unseen for centuries. It could be found anywhere: Perhaps lying with another cache of coins in an abandoned monestary. Perhaps behind a glass casing of a coin collectors display. But those who know what this coin represents may be inclined to flip it during times of oppression. Doing so may become their salvation, or the instrument of their demise. So toss the coin if there is nothing to lose, and see if you have The Devils Luck.

Cheka Man
February 19, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.533333
The Crystal City    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

A thousand years ago,the Red and the White mages almost exterminated each other in a magical war so great, that the very mountians were turned into quartz.Centuries passed and the magic died away enougth for humans to visit the area and remain in human form. And a city of quartz was built upon the site, which is the most magical city in the whole world…

Dragonlordmax
February 18, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Sadis Keck    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

A man with three identities. He sells the services of thieves and assassins, and he’s not above doing some of the work himself.

Cheka Man
February 12, 2005
Hits: 4858
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.636364
The Crown of Pier Point    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

The Pier Point Crown was more then just a piece of royal headgear.This crown wanted to rule in
it’s own right,and would stop at nothing to do so…

Dragon Lord
February 11, 2005
Hits: 3315
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Claudia    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

This cute little girl may not be quite what she appears.

Cheka Man
February 10, 2005
Hits: 5170
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Queen Yocasta    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Political)

Queen Yocasta was until recently, the very capable if autocratic ruler of Valermoore, but recently, she has changed. She is allways seen with a young woman, always wearing a heavy veil and gloves, who never speaks or moves. She claims that she is her daughter,Princess Chrysta, but a faint noxious smell comes from the veiled woman…

Dragon Lord
February 9, 2005
Hits: 4877
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Spring of Enlightenment    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Some legends are history, some are mere stories, and some have a basis in fact. This may not be quite what it seems.

macaroni
February 6, 2005
Hits: 4538
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

MoonHunter
February 6, 2005
Hits: 5457
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.000000
Well of FireGems    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

These are artifacts of an earlier age. The Wells are symbols of a great power, that of the Eternal Flame, now lost to Humanity.

Or is it?

MoonHunter
February 6, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.133333
FireGems    Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)

It is only the size of a thumb, but when this spakling stone burns with an inner fire, the destiny of holder changes.

macaroni
February 6, 2005
Hits: 4196
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.083333
The Indian Madu    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

a very useful exotic weapon

macaroni
February 5, 2005
Hits: 4300
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Sour Grapes    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs traveling through the mountain end up in the the small village of Bitterfruit, this tiny village is the epitome of paradise, but even paradise has its secrets.

macaroni
February 5, 2005
Hits: 5123
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Highway comes to Harbuckle    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

subterfuge abounds in this royal rumble over the kings road project. The road is way behind schedule and someone needs to find out why.

Cheka Man
February 5, 2005
Hits: 3009
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.187500
Fungus Spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

It looks very much like a normal short stabbing spear, wih a bulbous metalic haft and a slight greenish sheen on it’s razor-sharp blade. But those who have encountered it and lived to tell the tale, or used it themselves, know differently…

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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.

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