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Aramax
February 12, 2015
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Daughters of Kalleum    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

A 100 word sub-culture/cult for Refuge Beneath the Waves

Scrasamax
August 24, 2008
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The Orc Challenge    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

Give me your greenskins, your mobz, and your grunts

MoonHunter
October 19, 2007
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Dropped Colonies    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

Dropped Colonies are the worst kind of colony, one step up from a forced or pirate colony. However, they are the most common.

Dragonlordmax
August 10, 2007
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The Zhardun    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

And Zhardun spoke unto [the corpses], and his rage at their cowardice was plain and open: "Now is thy last chance at redemption." 2:2:3,9

MoonHunter
December 7, 2006
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Kerrenese Wings and Crews    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

“The People of Kerren have created a tight knit society based upon “crews”, “wings”, or other small groups of people….”
Excerpt from Terran Expeditionary Scout Force ReContact Report 2280

MoonHunter
December 6, 2006
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Personas Against the Storm    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

Ryders, Scales, Crafters, HighBloods, and Villagers, these are the people that populate a Kerrenese Against the Storm campaign. This section give examples and directions on how to create them.

EchoMirage
December 10, 2005
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Dark Gnomish Evil or how to improve a hopeless race    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (World Wide)

Whether in pencil-and-paper, or on the computer (Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale), we’ve been plagued by the gnome stereotype of foolish inventor and chaotic law-infringing businessman. I guess it’s time to change that. I’ve decided to throw a bone: help me make the gnomes a race worth featuring in an RPG.

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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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