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CaptainPenguin
January 25, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Samuel "Shoutin' Sam" Randall    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

I don’t know what it was that set Shoutin’ Sam off, but when he left, it was like goddamned Apaches had busted in here and had a scalpin’ party in the saloon…

Dozus
January 25, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Teldus, the Great Demathan Stuntsman    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Failure.  For most, it is an occasional streak of bad luck to be suffered.  For others… well, it’s a living.

MoonHunter
January 24, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Melissa O'Neil    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

The saloon was smokey on the hot prairie night. She looked over her fan at her fellow players. The fan hid her smile, but not the smile in her eyes. “Well Gentlemen, I think I won’t call you on that.” Her dollars hit the table. “I think I’ll raise.”

Scrasamax
January 22, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Calcobrinan Cyclopes    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Natural)

Once noble and proud, the Cyclopes of the desert are now all but dust on the wind…

Scrasamax
January 21, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Latrani Orc    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Agricultural)

The Latrani are elusive as desert ghosts, dangerous as sand scorpions, and as rare as oases in the wastes.

Scrasamax
January 21, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Seitch Tribes    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)

Brutal are the Seitch raids that come up out of the vast waste of the Calcobrinan desert. They come clad in dusky browns, bearing black iron weapons, raiding for food, water, gold, and women.

necromancer
January 15, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.250000
High Councilor Diacon    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Criminal/Espionage)

He is fat, kind, witty and against violence. The last person you would expect to be a vampire

Ancient Gamer
January 2, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Tirah S'Cabro    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The new royal nurse. She is young, innocent and ever so boring. She is also knowledgable about the secrets of the state, having overheard many a conversation between the King, the Queen and their advisors.

Ancient Gamer
January 1, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.833333
Thenadore the Young    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Thenadore is a small boy who always laugh and who is considered a child prodigy. However there is a secret concerning him. A secret few knows about.

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.

Monument
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Maggie Innkeeper    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Matronly owner of the local tavern.

MoonHunter
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Grisus    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

The Magistrate has something of a reputation for Solomonic wisdom and the determining of past events.  While the magistrate is not a stupid man by any stretch of the imagination, his reputation stems from his assistant rather than his innate abilities.  Grisus is that assistant.

MoonHunter
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Magistrate Delgarius    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

I believe I need to contemplate this further. However, I know that I can reach a proper solution that will resolve the issue. It will take a little time. Not too much mind you. But every piece must be contemplated in turn. Now if you would excuse me.  Oh and if you could allow my Man to look around, I would greatly appreciate it.

EchoMirage
December 31, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.666667
Ser Myartan diNor    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Honor beyond death, duty beyond the grave. An eternity of damnation for an eternity of servitude.

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 25, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Gallius    NPCs  (Major)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Many who see him think he is a powerful, scary, and undead. Two out of three are correct.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Jefficus    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

Jefficus? Oh yes, Jessius’s friend.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Amya    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Oh her? She is that girl. She is Jessius’s girl.

MoonHunter
December 25, 2005
Hits: 3310
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Jessius    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

A charismatic young man, a local community leader, a tragedy waiting to happen.

Siren no Orakio
December 21, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Jon Raptorclaw    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

Man, too, is a primal creature, though he binds himself with the chains named Reason and Law, locked link by link from birth. Yet, those locks can be opened, the links broken, in both the savage world of the street-slum, and in the gilded cages of nobility.

One such creature is the falconer Jon Raptorclaw, once no more than a street urchin, now one of the king’s most valued rangers.. when he can be found.

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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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