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Dozus
March 29, 2007
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Votes: 4 / 4.625000
The Cultus of Vautu    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

“And into World they cast him, deep below, beneath stone and water and flame.  In World’s Heart, doth gape the Peccant Maw, yet starved as the hunger grows unabated.  Terror, irony, horror, farce!  That which ends all is trapped beneath all.”
-The Tale of the Maw, “The Enslavement of the Devourer”

An ancient cult, the Vautuans worship their god with zeal.  Chaos is their sacrament, death their prayer.  Will the followers of the Gaping Maw free their god and destroy the world?

Wulfhere
March 13, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
The Chosen of Uep-Hawet    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)

Transformed by the Ghulscorch Ague, the Lords of the Ghouls walk among usâ?¦

Murometz
January 14, 2007
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 13 / 4.346154
Deaf Knights    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)

"When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,"

-Shakespeares 29th Sonnet.

the Wanderer
December 23, 2006
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
The Followers of Thurgul    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

A series of letters concerning Thurgul, his followers, and the High Priest Yannuzar.

Iain
November 12, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Order of Silence    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

Believed by some to be heretics, the adherents of Silence worship the Blessed Ruth, Our Lady of Silence.

Scrasamax
October 11, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Church of Sciomachty    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)

‘The bigger the brain, the smaller the heart. What do wizards know of faith?’

anonymous quote

Mourngrymn
October 9, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
The Mirrored Hands    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)

I will be the blade that shines by the holy suns.
I will be the shield that protects by the darkened shadows.
I will be vigilant in my duties to protect the Gods and their flocks.
I will be faithful to the edicts of my brethren.
Above no other will I be fully given to but the gods and my brethren.
I will be pure and woe to those who are not true.

- Mirrored Hand Ceremonial Edict

Pieh
September 15, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.500000
Cult of the Red Pantheon    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Scattered across the world are the worshippers of the Red Pantheon: Damascus Fellnorn and Xak the Fiendish, two godlings on a quest for world domination who command hordes of undead and many skilled swordsmen.

axlerowes
September 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
The Priests of Droven    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

The Priests of Droven are as near a thing the Dwarf city states of the Ven (Barrier) Mountains have to a central government. They enforce laws, arbitrate disputes, monitor trade, intern the dead and in all ways keep chaos at bay.

manfred
August 14, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.250000
Order of the Falling Leaves    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)

Men of wisdom, gathering lore of ways to heal the sick and suffering, these monks are not really different from other orders of the same religion.

Except for their thing with drug-addicts and similar hopeless existences.

MoonHunter
August 13, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Faith of the True Civilization    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Imagine a land to the East (or just Far Away) that trades with your lands with the occassional Caravan. This land is all about The Civilization: The Order of Things, The Celestial Buracracy, The Mantle of Heaven, and clerical abilities defining who was in charge (due to their being touched by the Gods).

MoonHunter
August 10, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
The Common Church    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

We are keepers of the Lore of the Eternal Pattern.
The Guides are here to show The People the steps and rhythms of the Celestrial Dance. The Common Church shows how people can walk or dance in the footsteps of the Pathkeepers, the Great Gods above.
His Most Divine Holy Caller Charlius III

Mourngrymn
July 26, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 9
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
The Lost Gods    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

Gods and Deities. The waking gods have tales and stories aplenty. Books and sermons dedicated to their prayers and beliefs fill many halls of many religious centers and the devout. Continued tales of their deeds abound fill those trying to fill the followers of their gods to the correct path of life. But what of the gods thought lost or who have died over the eons? Are they dead or just sleeping, staying out of sight from the eyes and prayers of man? Only the true dreams know the real answer.

MoonHunter
July 15, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
The Demon Cult of BA'AN    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Imagine a land to the East (or just Far Away) that trades with your lands with the occasional Caravan. This land is all about The Civilization: The Order of Things, The Celestial Bureaucracy, The Mantle of Heaven, and clerical abilities defining who was in charge (due to their being touched by the Gods). The Buracracy spoke with the voice of the Gods and could channel their power.  Imagine what happens when their Gods die.

Alec_Shadowkin
July 4, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
The Church of the Merciful and Glorious Ion    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Country/ State)

The figures looked more or less human. And they were engaged in religion. You could tell by the knives (it’s not murder if you do it for a god).
—(Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

Mourngrymn
June 23, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 6
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Mesopotamian Mythology    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

One thing that has been stressed over and over on this site is that fantasy can emulate reality. There are so many different real world events that can be transformed into gaming material that one should literally never run out of new content.

Scrasamax
June 15, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Alvis    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Trans World)

The story of Alvis

(Transcripted, and adapted from Sealab 2021, episode 21, Feast of Alvis)

Mourngrymn
June 9, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 7
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Australian Mythology    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

One thing that has been stressed over and over on this site is that reality can emulate fantasy. There are so many different real world events that can be transformed into gaming material that one should literally never run out of new content.

Mourngrymn
June 9, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Cultural Mythology    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

One thing that has been stressed over and over on this site is that reality can emulate fantasy. There are so many different real world events that can be transformed into gaming material that one should literally never run out of new content.

Mourngrymn
June 8, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
New Order of Wolvenar    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

This is a template I put together for a friend of mine while we played palladium Fantasy. Our campaign lasted well nearly seven years which had world shattering and altering events which led to the rise and fall of many religions as well as religions altering their view and edicts. This was what transpired from one of those changes.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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