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Psalmanazar
November 4, 2005
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The Candles of God    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)

Perhaps they lack the subtlety of other groups, but the Candles of God have no desire to be subtle.  Perhaps they do not keep their secrets very well, but the Candles of God want their voices to be heard.  Perhaps they are careless about who they kill, but there shall be no innocent bystanders when the fires of hell consume the unrighteous.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Amethyst Lake    Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

A permanently frozen lake, high in the Askharnn mountains, associated with the strange legend of the Amethyst Dragon.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Lazhkmazhon    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

An impressive citadel in the Askharnn mountains. Their prohibitive laws on travel during the Winter months can be a problem for pilgrims and wanderers.

Pariah
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
The Demon's Advantage    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

Some games are played to be won, others can only be lost.

manfred
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.812500
How A Trap Should Really Be Put Into An Adventure    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Traps need to make sense. Somebody must of made it for a specific purpose.

Scrasamax
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Lazy Susan Trap    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

Fifty steps from the eorlingas/ guided by that which is sinister/ Through dreaming eyes

manfred
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
A simple death curse    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)

People are often buried with The Monarchs. If the right people are, they can protect him even after death.

Pieh
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.000000
Watch Out for that... ouch...    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

“I open door number one” 
“Watch Out for that… ouch… ”

Pieh
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.833333
In Case of Emergency Break Glass    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

“Oh look, a glass wall between us and the treasure.”

Kassil
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Spellbook Glyph Trap    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

It is a dusty rune. That should have been their first clue that it was dangerous.

manfred
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.857143
The Giant's Lair Door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

"That is one really big door"

Kassil
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 3.000000
Frieze Door Trap    Dungeons  (Other)   (Doors)

An elaborately worked door, carefully made to balance upright on a horizontal bar, containing a deadly trap.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Just Add Glyph    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

As traps, obviously there are the standard protection glyphs which engulf you in fire or freeze you when you try to open locks. And then there are the non-standard ones…

CaptainPenguin
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.583333
The Rain of Toads    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Traps)

The unwitting players tromping through the swamp won’t know what hit them.

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Ettercaps Traps    Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Traps)

Ettercaps (the spindly evil woodfolk) are always good for traps: their pine woods are so dense it’s difficult to see what’s a trap, what’s a branch and what’s an ettercap…

Mourngrymn
November 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
Amulet of the Damned    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

‘I told Sir Ursus not to take the amulet, to leave it be in it’s resting place. But he would not listen. We now trek to his place of hiding to remove the amulet and return it, and to destroy that which Ursus has become. ’

- Arch-Danath Maccalas of the Dark Step Tribe

MoonHunter
November 4, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Citadel Advice    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

If you are a new member who found this thread by providence, read the advice, take it to heart, and post. These are collected posts that will help you understand the Citadel AND be more effective and efficient here.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Red Hand's Guide    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It is a simple book, a codex, a few dozen loose folios bound together. The cover is heavy stock with a simple red hand that one hopes is impressed in red ink rather than blood.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
The Red Hand    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

This is an unofficial order of the King’s Guard, those charged with protecting the castle, the king, and any holdings. The Red Hand are the elites of the prisioner guards.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Order of the Tholl    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

The Order is a stanch defender of The Crown, despite that he has turned his back on traditional ways. They try to council him in “proper ways” to handle things. They are known for their motto “Tradition is my Shield”.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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