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Morningstar
August 19, 2015
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Errantry    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

"Absent gods, here's another bunch of them," Chav drawled, irritation in her voice.

"I hear them," I grunted, shifting my back against the tree to find a more comfortable angle. Well, I'd heard the horses' clopping, any how. I opened a single eye, and sure enough, Chav was right. Four of them this time, green as grass. You wonder if they really thought wearing brown homespun tunics and trousers were going to fool anyone into thinking they were Just Folks ... while riding Sadasian stallions and those gorgeous tooled Mithlantri saddles.

Unfortunately, they also heard us. The chickling at their head spurred over to us, and raised her arm in salute to me. "Captain? My name is Amberstar. We heard in Redwave that one of the orc columns were headed this way." She grinned at me with her cheeks puffed out like a bleeding squirrel. "We want to help!"

Joy and rapture unbounded.

DrTurtlesse
May 14, 2009
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Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Common Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A colourful but universally applicable calendar.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2009
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
30 Systems of Justice    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Thirty systems of justice-or the most rank injustice, in some cases.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Samurai Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A system for samurai ranks. Still having trouble with the output of this one.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 6
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Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Gurkha Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A short summary of the ranks used by the Gurkha Regiments of the British Indian Army.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Byzantine Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An attempt to codify the Byzantine military system.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Guild Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks of the members of a particular craft guild or livery company.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Ottoman Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A simplified explanation of the nobility of the Ottoman Empire.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Arabic Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A fantasy version of nobility from a Middle-Eastern type setting.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Order of Assassins Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Hashashin, also known as the Order of Assassins or Silver Band.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Thuggee Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Thuggee Cult.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Shinto Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Hierarchy of the Shinto religion.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 3.100000
Monastic Religious Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for monastic religious organizations.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.785714
Sumo Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sumotori Ranks

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 2.100000
Geisha Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A summary of the various ranks found within the geisha community.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Chivalric Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks & Titles for Chivalric & Theocratic Knightly Orders

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.928571
Mongol Military Organization    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Mongol Military Ranks & Civil Organization

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Western-Style Religious Order Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for a standard organized church hierarchy.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Fantasy Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Land Forces military ranks for fantasy settings.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Ninja Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Expanded ninja ranks as used by myself.

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Quool's Tide

       By: Murometz

Once every decade on the eve of St. Poskov's Day during mid-winter, the coastal city of Tiyabon experiences a horrific event. Quool's Tide rolls in, depositing hundreds of bloated, fish-eaten corpses upon the pebbly shores of Tiyabon's wide bay. This singularity is to this day unexplained, though countless theories abound. It is said for example, that these corpses are not eaten by the myriad fish of the seas completely, due to the fear all creatures of the seas hold for Quool.

Named for Quool, a terrible, antediluvian god of seas and storms, who no longer exists for he has no worshipers, the Tide chokes the beaches and surf with the countless rotting bodies of those who had perished at sea in a violent way.

Almost immediately, the lifeless corpses are fed upon by crabs, gulls, and worse things that await the horrid feast. The townsfolk let nature take it course with disinterested disgust, though lately some enterprising adventurers have taken to searching along the beaches of flesh for former deceased companions, with intentions of raising them again!

Surprisingly no undead ever rise from among the many corpses. This is also a mystery.

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