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Scrasamax
November 8, 2005
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Guildensterns Book House    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Wizard’s Shop? Where’s the Magic Shop? What sort of rubbish are you going on about sir?

Mourngrymn
November 8, 2005
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The First Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

manfred
November 8, 2005
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The Cabal of the Dark Eye    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)

If you are into the occult, you should also know the groups that are active in these shadowy parts of magic and reality, whether these are real or only rumours. One somewhat known group is the Cabal. Unlike other cults (if it is a cult), this sect seems to be rather benign, and actually offers useful services, for a price. Some experts mark them as occult freaks that do it only for the show and pretending, nothing more.

Mourngrymn
November 8, 2005
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The King's Paupers    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)

A group of highly educated rich youths and nobles that have a desire for a darker side of life. While the King’s Paupers are from the veins of the rich and noble, they are far from the same attitude of their fathers and the court. They took the name the King's Paupers in jest to the way their life was.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Country/ State)

History provides us with more interesting groups than we could ever hope to create.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Keepers of the Revel    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Area)

Sitting in a gloom lit by a single candle, the masked and robed figures shuffle into the room. Some are tall. Some are short. Some are round. Some are thin. They are all different, yet they are the same… those that organize and run the city from behind the scenes.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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The Vineyard    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

What do three guild masters, one noble, a seneschal, a “wine barrel merchant”, and a massively wealthy merchant have in common? Nothing, except maybe they an appreciation for wine.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Red Flower Society    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

Secret societies have long existed for a number of social and political reasons. The Red Flower Society dates back to the time around the burning of the Great Temples of the South when the Churians invades the Great Civilized Land from the North. The organization teaches the finest martial arts and skills of subterfuge to its members

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Surabuya or Ocean Crocodile    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

These seagoing creatures are as dangerous, if not more so, than their swamp orriented cousins.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Darbeast    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Darbeasts are fearsome jungle beasts. They thunder through the jungle defending their territory from any perceived threats. They swim through the rivers and lakes, their massive bulks buoyant, eating grasses and spearing fish. Their strident calls are known to cause other beasts in the jungle to run.

EchoMirage
November 8, 2005
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Sunfire Laerti    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Sacred bird of Raelis, the Sunfire Laerti is a bird of prey, a perfect flyer and fearless predator.

Maggot
November 8, 2005
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The Orc Tick    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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The Gar Eeel    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Gar Eeels live in the large,weed choked rivers and lakes that cover much of the Powi lands,are are revered as godlings by these primitive people. Many shamans say that the power to control the rains, rest with the Gar Eeel or Messengers of the rains, as they are known by the tribes.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Omen Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Omen Birds are the harbringers of death and bad things to come. They accompany war/ battle, monsters, pestilance, and disaster. They follow the bringers of such as well as selecting their victims.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Sun Hawks    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Sun Hawks are the largest of the Hawks. Seen as symbols of faith for the sun worshipers of the region, their intelligence, ability to fly higher than most animals, and great power, makes them obvious symbolic choices for spirit messengers.

Cheka Man
November 7, 2005
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Wrapper    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

On the muddy banks of the river deltas and the swamps they wait to wrap their prey in their crushing embrace.That is how they got their name.

Mourngrymn
November 7, 2005
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Tenets of Shadow    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it mean when someone takes those same ideals and alter them to a darker view? When the thought of chivalry of light is replaced with a code of darkness? The Tenets of Shadows prevail.

Mourngrymn
November 7, 2005
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Tenets of Knighthood    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it take to gain that title? What is it to follow the code of all knights? The Tenets of Knighthood determine that.

Iain
November 7, 2005
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Woolly Wyvern    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

When the great ice-sheets covered the north, life retreated before them, but some species stayed and endured. Whilst man huddled around fires in his caves, mighty beasts roamed the tundra: the Woolly Mammoth, the Woolly Rhinoceros…and the Woolly Wyvern.

krome
November 7, 2005
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Tonalis, a Skirmish Mage    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

All the good ones break off from the the guild.

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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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