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Skylark
August 9, 2004
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Astria Rayne    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Being an artisan first and a merchant second afford Astria a measure of wealth and independence.  She specializes in creating jewelry and art pieces with semi-precious/precious stones and metals.  Most of her income comes from works commissioned by the wealthy denizens of Widow’s Edge and the surrounding towns.  She also owns and operations a little curio shop. 

At first glance Astria appears to be just what she projects the artsy shop owner with a hello and smile for all that she encounter.  If one were to look closer they would see the energy that pulses around her, the alertness in eyes, the readiness to act at a moments notice.  Astria is more than a mere shop owner; she really returned to Widow’s Edge to investigate the attacks on the towns that started when she was a child and claimed the life of her father. During the daylight hours she works as jewelry/art maker but when darkness falls she slides into the night like others slide into clothes. Astria’s mode of dress when doing her nightly patrols is a black shirt, black pants and black suede boots. She also wears a black scarf and veil to hide her hair and face.  Her weapons of choice is the katana sword, which she wears, strapped to her back and a set of seven throwing knives that are secured to her upper right thigh by a leather strap.  During the daylight hours the weapons are cleverly hidden under her clothes.

Erebus
August 9, 2004
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Votes: 5 / 2.800000
Charles Champagne    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Charles Champagne is most likely to be encountered as an invaluable friend to the heroes, or at the worst a charming diversion. After all he is essentially a force for good, with one very disturbing exception…

Scrasamax
August 7, 2004
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Votes: 13 / 4.615385
The Artist    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Artistic/Performance)

How much life can the stroke of a brush place to a canvas? Perhaps art does imitate life, the Artist knows. The Artist is usually looking for new models.

Scrasamax
August 6, 2004
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Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Wand of Bast    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Long ago there was a cult who worshipped Bast, the fickle goddess of Felines. Their temple has fallen, and the cult dispersed and all that remains is a silver wand adorned with the holy symbol of bast, a cat with emeralds for eyes…

Dhui
August 6, 2004
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Votes: 7 / 3.142857
Lectic    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A sentient machine which churns out useless items, but may have a more important task. (actually an It).

ephemeralstability
August 5, 2004
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Votes: 13 / 4.423077
Trivulo's Compendium    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A dangerous book of maps…

Dhui
August 5, 2004
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Votes: 6 / 2.416667
Librarian's Cravat    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

An item of clothing designed to let librarians reach those books which everyone wants to borrow and are therefore left on the highest shelf.

cmagoun2
August 4, 2004
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Votes: 9 / 3.166667
Ring of Nobody    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A magical ring that makes you… huh, was I talking to someone?

Jak_O_Lantern_King
August 3, 2004
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Votes: 9 / 3.388889
Glil Battery    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

This large blue fruit’s pit holds a polarized electrical charge

Maggot
August 3, 2004
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Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Irad    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

A devoted and zealous priest of the Ice, Irad nevertheless is troubled by the brutal and vicious ways of those who worship it. Rather than crush and destroy the civilized folk of the South in its name, he would rather they be converted to the faith of his people and worship the Ice as their master. This he feels, can only be acomplished if they are encouraged to revere it rather than loathe it. It is indeed ironic that such a gentle and wise man serves the twisted Ice Lord..

Scrasamax
August 2, 2004
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
The Tower of Thunder and Gold    Locations  (Any)   (Other)

Three days from the nearest shore, nestled on top of a small heath island stands the Tower of Thunder and Gold. More than one hundred wizards and sorcerers live here year round, devoted to the continuation of the magical arts. There are many times more students, consors, and things only describable as others

alicia87
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Ginford Lena    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

A lovable old traveller with a voice that can make stories come alive.

Scrasamax
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 7 / 4.285714
The Meerschaum Smoking Man    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

A sage is a well known repository of knowledge, a researcher of ancient lore. But knowledge is power, and a commodity to be brokered and sold to the highest bidder. The meershaum smoking man is such a dealer of antiquities and of lore unknown, but he is wrapped in a shroud of secrecy of his own. Can the PCs divine his ulterior motives, or is he a wizened, albeit elusive, sage?

ephemeralstability
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 8 / 2.750000
Restoration    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

The PCs find themselves on a diplomatic mission, to return the Statue of Helce to the country from whom it was stolen long ago. They soon find themselves tied up in conspiracy, guerilla warfare and a surprising amount of molten rock…

Maggot
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 4 / 2.375000
The Ice Lands    Locations  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Country/ State)

The ice lands…. A place where the forces of ice and frost hold power eternal over the lands,a place where the life giving rays of the sun are smothered and mocked by an eldritch ice mist.. For these desolate,frozen plains are home to the dread Ice Worshippers,a race of savage and feared nomads who are as merciless and relentless as the sinister ice that dominates their lands,the same ice they revere and hold in awe. Held in terror and loathing by the folk of the fair south,they eagerly await the day the ice sends them forth to unleash upon the civilized lands, a demon winter that yearns to consume all life..

Suki_SoHo
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 8 / 1.562500
Lady Nadia    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Nadia, a sixteen year-old noble lady, is put up to the challenge of surviving when her panpered lifestyle is abrubtly shattered.

Scrasamax
August 1, 2004
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Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Elspeth Kalamath    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Where many a woman’s heart is filled with longing for love, or the comfort of the hearth and home, this arrogantly beautiful woman is consumed with but one thing. Ambition. Born without a heart, but with the grace and genteel manners of the aristocracy, she is the iron fist in a lace glove.

Maggot
July 26, 2004
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Baragh son of Lard    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

As High chief and seer of the Bakali, the lizardman Baragh is aware that the vey survival of his doomed race hangs in his claws. Knowing that the odds stacked against him are great, he nevertheless pursuses with great doggedness his goal of finding a hero willing to aid him in his struggle to to restore the land of his ancestors back to its rightful masters. Though a part of him knows that the plight of a primitive race of non humans is unlikely to elicit much sympathy, he clings on to the hope that there will be someone brave and noble enough to share his cause.

EchoMirage
July 23, 2004
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Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Spark    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

When the gods were born, so was Spark ... though of little power, he did not lack drive, and so did not those whom he favored…

Skylark
July 21, 2004
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Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Serenity Cove    Locations  (City)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Serenity Cove is a picturesque coastal town once thriving and prosperous.  Now finds that it is in the grips of a terrible evil.

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       By: ephemeralstability

The Forest of Throck:

Throck forest is divided into three parts: a region of twisted black magic, which is dark and hemmed in with the legions of sable pine. This is Spindel, and is occupied by the hideous Ettercaps and their spider-pets. The second area is the chaotic elfin-wood, where the druids work their wyrd magic amongst the oaks. The last part is Udnalor, the home of the gnomes. Finding themselves surrounded by these chaotic forces they dwell as quietly as possible beneath the surface. Their culture is a fascinating one to visit, and in the next few miscellaneous ideas, I shall examine the ways and customs of THE GNOMES OF UDNALOR, with a view to role-playing them.

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