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Strolen
January 4, 2003
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Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Killer Business    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

There is an assassin on the loose and nobody knows where he will strike next. Two seemingly nonassociated merchants got the knife in the back of the neck, and that was just the week ago. Rumors have it that some guilds are cleaning house and there are numerous other contracts pending. A large scale guild war seems inevitable.

DaWergyling
December 9, 2002
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.000000
The Castle (A.K.A. Dreamweaver's Revenge)    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A continuation to the plot The Dreamweaver. This time, the PCs might not be so lucky…........

Agar
November 5, 2002
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Laughter is a Serious Buisiness    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Chaos and Law have reached a comprmise and stopped thier warring. This truce holds as long as the respecitve priests honors the other’s ways for one day of the year. Lawful preists must incite a large decadant celebration or carelessness and the chaotic priests must chaperone the event and keep the party from turning ugly while remaining out of involvement. Thus the warring of the gods has been kept in check for decades and all is well. At least untill the materials for the party come up missing two short weeks before the truce day…

Strolen
October 26, 2002
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Setup    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The job of a lifetime. The King’s very own Security Advisor has redesigned the security of the armoury and has chosen the PC’s to give it a test run. If they break in and out, they will win much respect. If they fail, then they simply prove the armoury security is unbreakable. Can’t lose, until after the ‘test’ break-in the armoury really is broken into and the most valuable weapons of the kingdom are now missing…and the PC’s are the prime suspects.

Ria Hawk
October 14, 2002
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Mistaken Blackmail    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

This combines both a blackmail scheme and mistaken identity in a fun way!

Strolen
September 20, 2002
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Double Agents    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

War is brewing over the new fertile lands next to the Otane River. Trade has ceased and conflict is thick in the air. Contacts must be kept and messages must still be sent to allies in each of the cities. Spies are untrustworthy and the loyal ones cannot be spared. The need for those competent and smart enough to deliver state secrets is desperately needed.

Strolen
September 12, 2002
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.409091
Gathering of Gypsies    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

Every five years the wandering nomads of the land have a large gathering bringing them together from all over. Unfortunately a town has sprung up on top of their gathering place. Live in peace and deal with each other or will the overlapping of two entirely different cultures clash in a bad way?

Strolen
August 31, 2002
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.833333
On the House    Plots  (Duty)   (Side-Quest)

After a successful adventure and money in the pocket they decide to splurge and live it up. They site down and order a nice meal and it far surpasses their expectations- until halfway through it the other guests start falling over choking and vomiting.

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2002
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
The Disappearance    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Two sly-looking men turn up in town accompanied by a third man who says very little and who they don’t allow to be seen much.

manfred
July 3, 2002
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.450000
Bells of Chaos    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The task easier than usual, escort a group of pilgrims from the sleepy town of A to the dwarven forges of B, get the bell and return. But…

Strolen
June 30, 2002
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.642857
Collections    Plots  (Duty)   (Campaign)

Adventurers are hired by a local guild to collect some overdue debts.

manfred
June 28, 2002
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.115385
Sabotage    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The well-known glassmaker and -blower Rinaldo substituted certain components in old recipes with others, cutting the price to a half, without loss of quality. Great business for him, but who will be hurt?

Strolen
June 4, 2002
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.818182
Ransom Note.....huh?    Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)

Needed-An ethical character with a long history of promiscuity and/or, preferably, a past love relationship.

ephemeralstability
May 28, 2002
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Queen Ari the Reluctant    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

She has everything: stunningly good looks, sharp brains and oodles of power: she's going to be a Queen. The only drawback is that she doesn't want to be a Queen.

Strolen
May 28, 2002
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.500000
Spirits Without    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The players unknowingly awaken an ancient army. Viewable by all, yet unseen by the players, people flee in fear of the marching army of spirits on the path to a major walled city. On arriving at the city the players cannot figure out why the gates are closed, the towers are manned and on the defensive - from them…

Strolen
January 13, 2002
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Sacrificial Tremors    Plots  (Duty)   (Side-Quest)

They enter a town and see a large crowd surrounding something that cannot quite be figured out. They soon realize that the town has gathered around a woman tied to an old wooden construction that is created to allow her neck to hang over an open a crack in the earth.

Strolen
January 12, 2002
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.250000
Holy Dissent    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The entire city is in an uproar. Two factions proudly identify themselves to each other by wearing red or white scarves or handkerchiefs on their bodies in plain site, or hanging them from their place of business identifying themselves and their belief. Apparently a very respected high priest of the local religion has recently disappeared and so has the entire church coffers leaving it penniless. A city divided on the possible guilt of the missing.

Strolen
August 15, 2001
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.833333
Galley Slaves    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

They awaken with the tilt of a ship on the open sea. Any glimpses they see of the water is an endless expanse of blue. They are chained at their wrists and ankles with the chain going through an eye hook in the floorboard and then connecting them to their bench mate. A stowed oar is resting in front of them ready to be deployed. Life as a galley slave can be hard.

Strolen
July 20, 2001
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 2.291667
Dangerous Harvest    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

An outlying village is actively searching the nearby city for mercenaries to help them protect their village.

Strolen
July 20, 2001
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 2.727273
Drafted    Plots  (Duty)   (Encounter)

Armed city guards came into the tavern quickly, and efficiently blocked all the exits. He announces to the chosen that they have just been inducted into the city guard and are hereby ordered to serve their city.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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