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Cheka Man
October 3, 2004
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.181818
A What in Distress???    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

The PC’s are walking along a forest path when they hear the sobbing of a young woman, but when they investigate further…

MoonHunter
October 3, 2004
Hits: 4271
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.818182
In the Middle of Noplace    Plots  (Crisis)   (Multi-Storyline)

In the middle of Noplace, which is just a bit south of NoWhere, there is a village.  It seems calm, almost deserted.  Eventually the furitive glances from boarded windows, people scurrying off the streets, and a few toughs keeping a careful eye on the strangers, will express the tension that can be cut with a knife.

Scrasamax
September 30, 2004
Hits: 8176
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.656250
Beneath the Willow    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

A famous hero has died, but his dying request was the be buried beneath the willow, and he has asked the PCs if they will carry his body there and bury him.

Cheka Man
September 21, 2004
Hits: 5472
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.800000
Here Be Spiders!    Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)

A forest full of danger where the danger is not at all where the PCs expect it to be.

esaquam
September 19, 2004
Hits: 3936
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Remembrance of Things Past    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The mentor of one or more (lawfully-inclined, socially ambitious) PCs is vulnerable because of a past action ââ?¬â?? an action that was justifiable at the time.  But opponents can now use changing circumstances or new information to discredit or destroy the mentor and damage the PC.  The mentor is unwilling/unable either to respond or escape the consequences.  The PCs can take action, but not in the open; ‘kill the monsters’ is not likely to solve the problem.  Failing to act will doom the mentor and damage the PC; taking action may also doom the PC.

Royal_Assassin
September 15, 2004
Hits: 4386
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.000000
A man that needs a drink    Plots  (Duty)   (Side-Quest)

Bold Adventurers the Fountain of Youth awaits your lips….

Scrasamax
September 13, 2004
Hits: 5583
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
The Omen of Fire    Plots  (Discovery)   (Multi-Storyline)

Most unexpectedly, an omen of fire appears in the sky, bright in the darkness, visible during the day, panic ensues…

Scrasamax
September 12, 2004
Hits: 5661
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
The Charter    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

Arriving in a small village the adventurering party is drawn into a meeting of the Parish Guild…

Sentinel
September 3, 2004
Hits: 3902
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 2.555556
Dangerous Truth    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The Sentinel has always wondered who he was, his past covered in lies and deception, he wishes to seek the truth. But sometimes the truth is hard to take….

Ria Hawk
August 23, 2004
Hits: 7148
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.666667
Honor Among Thieves    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

When a very old ring is anonymously sent to the authorities accompanied by a cryptic note, they are confused.  But much more is at stake…

ephemeralstability
August 1, 2004
Hits: 3777
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 2.750000
Restoration    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The PCs find themselves on a diplomatic mission, to return the Statue of Helce to the country from whom it was stolen long ago. They soon find themselves tied up in conspiracy, guerilla warfare and a surprising amount of molten rock…

Scrasamax
July 18, 2004
Hits: 5964
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.392857
Gold in them thar hills    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

An area known for sweeping mountain vistas, and sleepy alpine hamlets has all but exploded with miners, adventurers, and thieves. Dwarves are showing up in troops, while orcs are churning towards the valley. The reason? Simple…

There’s gold in them thar hills!

Scrasamax
July 14, 2004
Hits: 5935
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.090909
Tempting Teanoi    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

For years trading ships have come to the Islands of Teanoi seeking treasures of gold, pua shell, and exotic herbs and spices. Trade has dwindled, and ships vanish without a trace, but the trade is too valuable to give up, and thus the ships still come. The islands also lay close to a shipping lane, and are a regular stop for ships seeking only to take on fresh supplies of foodstuffs and water.

Soon merchants begin seeking outside aid to protect their ships from the unknown menace that the islanders call Teanoi…

ephemeralstability
July 13, 2004
Hits: 6147
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Escape from the Kitchens    Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)

A huge castle whose foundations are crumbling…A murderer on the run in the caverns below.

Scrasamax
July 11, 2004
Hits: 10379
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
A Gaggle of Wizards    Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)

Many of the worlds woes can be laid at the feet of deranged, socially blind, and irresponcible wizards. The doddering old mage locked away in his tower, answerable to no one but himself is a hazard to himself and to those unfortunate enough to live close by. The Upright Society of Civic Mages plan to change this problem…one way or another.

Michael Jotne Slayer
July 8, 2004
Hits: 10789
Comments: 28
Ideas: 0
Votes: 23 / 4.282609
By the law they froze    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Side-Quest)

It is extremely cold and snow cover the plains as the heroes notice the dead frozen people hanging from the branches of scattered trees along the road. Ahead they see the local Lords soldiers hanging them up, mercilessly throwing buckets of water on their naked unprotected bodies until they freeze.

EchoMirage
July 2, 2004
Hits: 6000
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Julian and Romiette    Plots  (Discovery)   (Mini-Campaign)

Two young nobles, enmity between their families. Where have we seen this before?

ephemeralstability
June 30, 2004
Hits: 3896
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Discipline    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs are hired to remove splinters of discontent and desertion from the feet of the Prince’s Army…

EchoMirage
June 28, 2004
Hits: 11650
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
A Scarlet Thirst    Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)

Everyone hungers ... and must be fed. But what if the tastes suddenly change?

CaptainPenguin
June 25, 2004
Hits: 7883
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.500000
A Hero's Journey    Plots  (Nature)   (Single-Storyline)

When the Prince of Thalavor is found dead, floating down the river in a Hero’s Voyage, the King Espegil sends the heroes upriver into unexplored lands to discover the bane that slew him.

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Great Magic and Ruination

       By: rickster

With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.

Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".

* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...

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