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Cheka Man
February 3, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
A Grave Problem    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The PCs are in a graveyard, when as they are passing a noble tomb with a certain symbol embossed on the door, the magic user in the party hears a voice from being the tomb door begging to be let out. What do the PCs do?

crucifiction
January 15, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Broken Peace    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Goblins descended on civilised land from the east nearly one thousand years ago. Now, it's time to descend upon them with all the fury they have shown us they are capable of.

PoisonAlchemist
October 17, 2014
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.833333
Silverfox Mill - Part II    Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)

The town of Silverfox Mill was a quiet place for many years, but this peaceful town has begun to unravel. The arrival of the Usury Guild drained the populace of their livelihood, forcing many into poverty, alcoholism, and prostitution. Complicating this trying time the town has recently lost its most beloved citizen, the wizard Osric Skanderbag. With his absence it seems the long-dead witch Anna has been raised to murder and poison, but this may be a front for more contemporary threats.

valadaar
August 27, 2014
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
30 Sea-bottom Encounters    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The Sea hides many secrets in its depths, here are 30.

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
A New Pass...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The Odaneimo Mountains aren't exactly the sort the bards talk about, they dont tear at the sky or trip the gods. They are still tall enough that you just can't go hiking over them. There are just two passes through them, Oshen Pass down in the south, and Zoran pass, in the north. It would be worth a pretty penny if someone could find a middle pass through.

Diad, Teamsters Guild-boss

Kassy
May 28, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Onyx Guardians    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Atop a nearby rise the infuriated priestess stood, taking in the unfolding scene in the

valley below. How dare these metallic, roaring, foreigners loot their temples. She offered

up a silent, vengeful prayer to her gods, may their wrath befall these intruders!

Moonlake
May 27, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Chinese Whispers    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

A scroll of rumours, Chinese Whispers style

OmegaDraco
February 20, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Bavmor's Folly    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

"Bavmor could not possibly have known that the flask was incomplete due to the magical method of its creation. Had Bavmor taken an alchemical approach, he would have known that 10 more ingredients have yet to be found."

- Fitchinger the Great

Dragonlordmax
November 20, 2011
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.600000
What hath Science Wrought?    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Or, 30 Ways for Mad Science to go Delightfully Awry

Nafar
October 15, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.416667
Code 7777SOHAT    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

The hacker had breached the final firewall and was typing code into the command prompt: code/7777SOHAT. Images flashed up on screen and he gazed in terror at what he saw.

Murometz
July 22, 2009
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
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The Line of Thune    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

In the chosen families, the son was always more dangerous than the father.

manfred
July 28, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Under the track    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

- "This is train CIV1181, kilometer 15 right after the station. There is a person close to the track on my left side. Could you send somebody to look at it."
- "Understood. Anything suspicious?"
- "He simply lies there. And I think he was there yesterday, too…"

Grey
May 20, 2008
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.000000
One man's plush toy...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Buttons, how could you?

Silveressa
May 16, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Another ghost in the graveyard?!    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

A strange group of ghosts plague the grave yard, only seen under the light of the full moon and known to drive most men mad that hear their gibbering speech.

(A simple plug in side-quest with a twist, that is left a little generalized to fit in with any fantasy campaign with minimal prep work by a gm.)

manfred
March 21, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Fourth Night    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

"Did ya hear that? There’s riches found every night, all over the town! No way you can miss that!"

manfred
June 30, 2007
Hits: 2703
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Enemy Dice    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

This was such a nice place to spend a good evening. Now, everyone who wins a little money is found dead the other day! I bet the owner is up to something…

Agar
May 15, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
The Lonely Planet    Plots  (Discovery)   (Mini-Campaign)

That’s no moon ...

manfred
March 26, 2007
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.464286
The Mortuary Hotline    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

"What, never heard of it? I thought a young hacker like you would already know. Well let me tell you…"

the Wanderer
February 22, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Superstitions and Fables    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

We’ve all heard them over the years, and in every story there is a grain of truth…

Ria Hawk
January 6, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
The Young Lord from Far Away    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

A mysterious young nobleman is making quite a stir in the court, and not all are pleased about it…

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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