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Kassil
November 4, 2005
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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”.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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The Dark Oak Forest    Locations  (Area)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Dark Oak Forest is a place of darkness, danger, and Evil. For reasons best not talked about, the Dark One has visited this place, twisting it forever.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Order of the Oak    Society/ Organizations  (Natural)   (Area)

This is the order of the Three Kingdoms, each kingdom volunteering men to serve in the Order. Each of the members must be an expert woodsman: able to survive in the Great Dark Oak Forest that borders all three Kingdoms.

Cheka Man
November 2, 2005
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The White Knights    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

The children of some of the murdered City Guards formed the “White Knights”, their stated aim being to help the City Guards crack down on crime.

manfred
November 2, 2005
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Fungus Gardeners    Society/ Organizations  (Agricultural)   (Area)

The members of this obscure order specialize in growing funghi. Growing, researching and studying many kinds, they even try to create new ones.

Cheka Man
November 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Bowmen of Love    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)

The Bowmen of Love are a more or less secret organization found within the larger towns. For a price, they can be hired to drop a love potion into someone’s drink or shoot them, not with a bow despite their name, but with a tiny blowpipe that fires a dart with a love potion on it.

Cheka Man
November 2, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.000000
The Eyes of Yocasta    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

An elite unit dedicated to The Queen.

oakleafbard
November 2, 2005
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The Tower of Troubles    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Tower of Troubles is a Mages guild where young wizards and sorcerors are trained in the Art. It arose as a compromise between the gods of Bareel and the human practitioners of magic.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Order of Serpenthia    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)

The Order of Serpenthia has been a social group that uses Sarethian motiffs. It has been a gentleman’s/ noble order for many years. It seems to center around supporting traditional values and forms, as well as respect for Elders.

Iain
November 2, 2005
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The Pillar of Zech    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Regional)

The Pillar of Zech is a quasi-Masonic secret society that exists throughout the continent of Laurentia. The goals of the Pillar are the active promotion of the Seven Princely Virtues (courage, honour, independence, intelligence, integrity, piety and revenge) across the world.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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King's Hands    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

The King’s Hands are a secret espionage group. These agents secretly support the Crown, feretting out traitors, investigating military and political manuverings of other countries, stealing copies of plans and spells that would unbalance the status quo, and in short, making the world safe for good decent people and the Crown that supports them.

MoonHunter
November 2, 2005
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Guild of Messengers aka Red Caps    Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (World Wide)

The Guild of Messengers is one of the few guilds/ orders accepted in every civilized and many near civilized lands. The Messengers know only their own special language and script (though they might know how to speak A dozen or so languages, they are prohibited to be literate in any other tongue). They are the tool of civilization, allowing for communication to be passed across the world (and the occasional small item as well).

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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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