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MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Maker's Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Every city needs a place for building things. These places often have pompous names that nobody ever uses, except those in the City Offices. The Maker’s Ward is just such a place.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Alley District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

There are always places between other places. The Alley District is sandwiched between the Temple Ward and the Docks Ward. Of all the wards, this one has the most ways in and out, thus is one of the most heavily traveled areas in all of Antioch.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.250000
DiPlaza    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The ArchStreet, leading from the main gate, spills out into the DiPlaza - The center of Antioch. Each of the five other districts of Antioch have a gateway at the plaza.  Each of the triangular districts has one corner nipped off, creating the hexagonal shape of the central DiPlaza. A fitting plaza for a (nearly) hexagonal shaped city.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Undertown    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)

These well crafted Dwarventi stairs lead down into one of the three main passages of Undertown. The underfolk have cleverly made it look like a short surface streets. Some of the branching passages look like streets as well, but it is all just a facade, soon they become more mine or hall like.  The streets are “lit” (dimly by any topsider’s opinion) by mage lights and a few ancient amber Dwarventi Lights.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Temple Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

There is only one path to divinity in Antioch. There is only one street with temples. It reaches from the DiPlaza to the end of the Ward, to the temple of Beginnings and Endings.

Kinslayer
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Temple District -1    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The work is being done on the largest temple of Stryfe ever constructed.  So massive is this project, that it could not have been placed within the city’s walls without displacing a large portion of Gnopolis’s inhabitants.

MoonHunter
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Taymour District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Taymour district is tucked between two other distinct districts in the city. It is a transitional district.  It is where the newly rich or noble (or the formerly rich and tarnished noble) tend to live. It is also a place with a deep history with the city.

MoonHunter
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Dock Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

The Antioch river is slow and broad in most places. Due to some quirks of biome geography, the best place for riverside docks between the headlands and the sea is Antioch. Given the biome’s convient access to a number of other biomes (and paths to said biomes), it is only natural that a trade city with a dock would thrive here.

MoonHunter
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
ArchStreet    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Many people would assume that this main stree is called ArchStreet because of the arches across it.  In the local language (See the Arth Threads), Arch is a prefix of importance.  More than main street, ArchStreet is the Street of all Streets… an egotistical naming of the street, proclaiming that all the streets in the world are a shallow copy of ArchStreet.  It is a name of hubris and pride for the locals. It is a bone of contention in certain circles of the Imperial court and the other city states of ThirdLand. Given Antioch’s pivotal and growing role in the Imperial in recent centuries, it may be well named after all.

MoonHunter
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Stockman Area    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Plains)

Horses and Livestock are brought in to civilization every day. Here is the where they arrive. What started as a slight convience has made The City prosperous.

MoonHunter
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Gateway Plaza    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Surrounded by a massive wall 10 Imperial strides tall, there are only two ways into The City. One is accessible only from the River. The Other is the Massive Gate that leads into the Gateway Plaza.

Scrasamax
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.750000
Satur Nox    Locations  (Regional)   (Swamp)

There is a place where only the foolhardy and the greedy dare to go. Why do I say foolhardy, because of all of the poor souls who have entered that dark place…none have yet to return.

manfred
November 14, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Starting Adventures    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

Beginning adventurers have a hard time to find the right employment… let us try and help them!

Dragon Lord
November 14, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Beast of Cragley Forest    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

A dangerous beast is loose in the forest.

Does the circus have anything to do with it, and if so can they help catch it?

More to the point, will they admit it?

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Old Town    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

Old Town is anything but old and stuffy. Though the city is trying to be respectable, at its roots, it is as rough and tumble as they came in the day. You can see what the city was like “in the day” by strolling Old Town by waterfront.

Siren no Orakio
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The BlackWater Tunnels    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)

For all the aquaducts coming into the city, there munt be a place for the water to leave. Thus, many years ago, the Blackwater Tunnels were commissioned to carry sewage away from the city buildings.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Sunset District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

It began with buildings along the sunset road, the road to the west.  This is the west most area of the city proper, all of it new growth beyond the existing city walls.  Hence, they seem to be building into the sunset.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Old City    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

This section of the city shows the city’s roots as a medieval/ primitive town.  Surrounded by the original city walls, Old City is filled with heavy stone buildings. The buildings here are different from the rest of the city. They look like they were part of an ancient castle or fort, or built in the age when the city was on the frontier of civilization.

CaptainPenguin
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Silver Mask of Ssungar    Items  (Armor)   (Heroic)

The legendary Silver Mask of Ssungar is the battle-mask of Ssungar er-Shiai, the Magpie of Jiddeh. Taken as a trophy from his corpse, it was lost, found, stolen, and stolen again…

manfred
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
The Calm Alleys    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Calm Alley, and a few small insignificant streets nearby have always been calm, some would say boring. There are few people in those narrow passages, and no one looks into your eyes as you pass them…

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Sessiliths

       By: Murometz

Sessiliths (name based on the word sessile) are gargoyle-type creatures which are stationary, attached to the stone of whichever foundation they are bound to. Though they can move their extremities and limbs they are unable to move away from their particular perch. In lieu of swooping down and attacking like their mobile cousins the gargoyles proper, sessiliths are equipped with their own brand of mischief. The creatures are all able to verbalize and thus usually hurl vile insults and curses upon passersby. The cumulative effects of dozens of sessiliths cursing, screaming, and speaking in tongues, can have an effect of temporary confusion (or even discord) in those forced to listen to the shrieking stone gremlins.

Additionally, most possess the ability to "spout" or spit forth various undesirable projections, such as tar, boiling water, or even acid. While they can usually be avoided easily enough or even destroyed (their "bodies" feature the same defenses as gargoyles), sessiliths are usually placed in such a way as to hinder all trespassers and interlopers, narrow corridors, claustrophobic tunnels and other related "gauntlets", where they cannot be easily avoided. Like gargoyles, sessiliths come in all sorts of grotesque shapes and sizes, though they tend to resemble tiny horned devils, demonic amphibians, or simply distorted faces and heads, more often than not.

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