Hewdamia

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Constellation Myth By: Mourngrymn

Old cultures since the dawn of written time have seen pictures in the night sky and asked questions of them. Who they were, where did they come from, and why do they return? The earliest efforts to distinguish these nightly visitors and give them names and meanings dates back to before the Contention of Aborior. Those first observations were different than what is seen today but most still hold true to their original origins.

Systems: Knowledge/Lore, Defining
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133xp
48 replies
14285 views
4 HoHs
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Death And Resurrection By: Mourngrymn

Death and Resurrection
Life is commonly difficult, especially for those who choose a life of hardship and adventurous excitement. The cycle of life is never ending and continues its birth, life, death cycle for everyone. With divine aid and assistance, however, at times it can extend this cycle greatly, even halting it for a time. Death is different among nearly all game settings. Please read this with the understanding that it may not fit your particular game setting and style, but is an alternative.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, Defining
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35xp
10 replies
3091 views
1 HoH
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Traveler Spirits By: Mourngrymn

And in the name of the great and powerful I command thee to return to your body, hearth and soul, so that you might walk again and continue in the gods plans.

See that. . . wait. . . what!?! NO! I knew it was too risky here. You have brought ruin to us all. Why you ask? Ready your weapon, a traveler has come.

-Father Hayden, performing a ritual on the deceased outside the protection of the church.

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Other
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37xp
17 replies
5449 views
1 HoH
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The Sundered By: Mourngrymn

The Sundar family name was one spoken with honor and reverence. None were ever spoke ill of, and should a question arise of their honor and integrity it was quickly set right by those who knew them. Now they are a fallen noble family of disgraced knights who are fearless, emotionless, and uncaring for anything other than own survival and vengence.

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Trans World
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17xp
5 replies
9324 views
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Helms Havoc By: Mourngrymn

Those who wear this item are usually laughed at and scorned for its appearance at first. It looks odd adorning the head of any warrior as it always seems a little too small and its thin strap that secures it in place seems far to fragile and loose to keep it in place when worn in a melee. However, when the wake of its powers catches up to those who scorn, their attitudes and lives change abruptly. The knowledge about this helm is vague but throughout history, events of a chaotic nature seem to follow in the path of this item, sowing the seeds of disorder and discord. However it is when all four of these set items are found and placed together, does true havoc reign.

Items: Armor, Cursed
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12xp
12 replies
5055 views
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The Mirrored Hands By: Mourngrymn

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

Organizations: Religious, Country/ State
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47xp
12 replies
4590 views
2 HoHs
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Bone Island By: Mourngrymn

A place of majestic views, amazing life, and hidden treasures. The secrets that the jungle holds in its folds are both breath taking and soul taking. When traveling to Bone Island one must be wary, not of just the tribal inhabitants and exotic creatures, but the secrets that the gods forgot.

Locations: Area, Water
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45xp
12 replies
5653 views
2 HoHs
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Demon Legion Ranks By: Mourngrymn

The six demonic legions are extremely structured compared to their seemingly chaotic nature. While to the outside, those looking in to the hate and rage filled beast of nightmares all that is seen is a lust for blood and death and suffering. While that is true to some degree it is all for a purpose and all for a reason.

This is a detail of the structure of the demonic military ranks and their leaders.

Systems: Combat/ Warfare, Defining
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28xp
25 replies
22071 views
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The Bands of Heartstone By: Mourngrymn

The stone and I have the same desires,
Day in, day out.
We want by each other to be sought,
And we want to embrace each other taut.
The stone and I have the same desires,
Day in, day out.

An often misunderstood poem of the Heartstone rings.

Items: Jewelry, Magical
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32xp
10 replies
6338 views
1 HoH
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Hraun By: Mourngrymn

The screeching and squealing sound pierced our skull like a hot poker edging at the back of our mind and taking over any free thought. We knew what it was that was coming for us and could run no more, trapped like a mouse in a maze we frantically ran in circles trying to get away from the inevitable. It towered over us like a frozen monster . . . wait . . . it was. It ran its limbs against its own body knowing what the sound did to us. We cried in agony and horror; in pain physically and mentally. Knowing the fate that would befall us we cried in tight balls on the floor . . . the sound . . . it stopped. I looked up to see it walking away, its shoulders heaving. If I didn't know better I would think it was laughing at me for my fear of it. I'll never know for sure, I hope against all hope that I never will.

- Srowley, adventurer and historian

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Other
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24xp
11 replies
4861 views
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The Lost Gods By: Mourngrymn

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.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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17xp
14 replies
5322 views
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Hellgate Prison By: Mourngrymn

In a prison without walls, without guards, and without law; what kind criminal would choose death over a prison such as this?

One destined to go to Hellgate Prison.

Dungeons: Underground, Ecology
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113xp
37 replies
14718 views
4 HoHs
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Torch Spider By: Mourngrymn

There! Did you see it that time? I swear someone is following us. I keep seeing torchlight through the damn trees. I'm telling you, something is following us.

Thom, your either seeing things or drinking to much. There is no one following us. See look . . . wait, they look . . . they look like spiders but they are on fire!

- Last words of Micha, Traveller and Explorer.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
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61xp
15 replies
7262 views
3 HoHs
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Breast of Bedlam By: Mourngrymn

This item has been moved about the lands throughout the ages, lost and found by various people. Always it seems that the unsuspecting are the usual and unfortunate ones to find them. It is vague but throughout history events of misfortune and chaotic nature seem to follow in the path of this item, sowing the seeds of disorder and discord. However it is when all four of these set items are found and placed together, does anarchy truly reign.

Items: Armor, Cursed
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16xp
8 replies
4617 views
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Array of Anarchy By: Mourngrymn

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

- Carl G. Jung

Items: Other, Cursed
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13xp
15 replies
21460 views
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Blood Chalice By: Mourngrymn

'Malghoul Etra Galad Morta, Malghoul Etra Galad Morta!' This booming chant repeats itself over and over; I clutch my head wishing it to end. Physically it doesn't cause me pain, but my brain seems to want to explode from some unseen pressure. Wait something is happening, the bloodied mist has finally settled and I feel refreshed from my hard days. I wonder what this bloodied chalice has in store for me.

-Torren Wayhon, Adventurer, lost soul

Items: Other, Cursed
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18xp
9 replies
5557 views
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Sleep Stalker By: Mourngrymn

Page 589, cat. Air Elementals, sub. Stalkers

Placing wards of cow tongues and sheep blood around doors and windows is said to scare off the proddings of stalkers. Many tales and childrens stories tell of the silent stalker that enters the cracked window or unlocked door in the dead of night to steal the breath from a sleeping child. Crib deaths are often blamed on this silent stalker even though it is not true.

-Essay on elementals, subsection Stalkers.

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Any
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13xp
6 replies
3776 views
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Band of Hadokk By: Mourngrymn

My fellow councilor’s, the entire watch was assassinated by the Arch-Duke of Torr wanting to open up a hole in the defense of the city. His intent was obviously to try and make it easier for him to conquer us.

But ser, how do we know for sure that you are right in your assumptions? After all you just recently arrived to the city and were unaware of the murders until we spoke of it here.

Ser! That is because I am a genius and you are not.

- Ser Marcus Hadokk, self proclaimed genius.

Items: Jewelry, Magical
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25xp
5 replies
8658 views
1 HoH
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The Four Faces of Ishchali By: Mourngrymn

Ishchali has been known by many names, but Caedmon is what he is most widely known for on Hewdamia. His name means many faced, or four face and he is represented by his four different personalities. Most of his past is shrouded in mystery, his many names and faces represent the multi faceted nature of this divine being. Each facet, each face has a different personality and each has its own place and purpose in his plans for the future of Hewdamia, and all those that call him Master.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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40xp
11 replies
21707 views
3 HoHs
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The Jongleurs Sanguine By: Mourngrymn

Death is an art form. Where can a single act that is repeated by every single life at least once in their lifetime and have multiple emotions involved in each one. I relate this in a similar manner as a dramatic play. You look into the audience at the height of the emotional act and you see ranges of emotion from everyone. I experience this every time I watch the eyes of a guasto widen and become cold to look at. You should witness this yourself, to understand your own immortality and how to overcome it. Look into the mirror as your life trickles away and the truth will be revealed.

- Janus Sanguine High Priest of the Jongleurs Sanguine

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Country/ State
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43xp
10 replies
11971 views
3 HoHs
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Theater of Confused Arts By: Mourngrymn

This is a novelty among the population and visitors alike. It is a freeform entertainment where those in the audience have the opportunity to get up on the stage and be an actor for the night. This has brought many would be actors who are trying to get hired by practicing their skills here. Entrance fees are larger than average but the entertainment is well worth it.

Locations: Establishment, Other
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21xp
9 replies
5267 views
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Orick By: Mourngrymn

The camp was eerily quiet this evening. The fire itself seemed nervous enough not to crackle; the wind seemed too scared to whistle. These treks into the Blade Peaks always worry me, what am I doing here? I find myself asking that very questions even during the day time now, not just during the night. Tales of rangers heading into the peaks and not returning were always common, what worries me is that myself and the group of rangers are heading into these blasted mountains in search for one such group. How my life would be much better had I not learned the truth. The Oricks are here, small brutish little bastards for true, but ruthless and uncaring. I just want to return home. Wait, a sound in the darkness. A scrap? A grunt? oh no they are here!

- Ranger Arkisa, Last journal entry,

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Mountains
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24xp
7 replies
5342 views
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Gretalia By: Mourngrymn

As we viewed the island from afar, I knew we would be forced to land there. Our hull was breached and we are taking on water rapidly. My hope of us making the island is grim, but I keep a face up for the crew. The rumors every sailor has heard of this dreadful place makes even the stoutest sailer make water. We shall see.

-Captain Edver Brakuars, Second to Last Journal Entry.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Forest/ Jungle
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16xp
9 replies
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Jotun By: Mourngrymn

Out of the three giants I am hunting the jotun have been the most aloof. It seems like they stay out of my sight for a reason. Who knows. I will track them down as i have the others to gain their knowledge. Damn, even the surtur were not this hard. Wait, I hear a noise, a drum perhaps… I will follow to see if I can find the jotun.

-Aergais, Sage, Traveler, Historian. His last entry.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Forest/ Jungle
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15xp
9 replies
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Surtur By: Mourngrymn

The hot sun was murder to my pale skin. I didn’t realize how harsh it would be, after all I read about the harshness of the burning sands who would have known that the tombs would be an understatement? I left my Lemiean guids yesterday, they refused to travel where I required to go. They are fearful of the Surtur, and frankly if what they tell me is true, I do not blame them. We will see.

-Aergais, Sage, Traveler, Historian

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Desert
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22xp
6 replies
4498 views
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Aegir By: Mourngrymn

From afar I hailed the large man in the dialect of the keirn, thinking him to be friendly. To my surprize, the closer I walked to his large boat, the alrger he became, until he towered over my small frame. His frightning size and pose did little to hide his friendly face and then I knew, that I had found the Aegir.

-Aergais, Sage, Traveler, Historian

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Water
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13xp
7 replies
5410 views
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Giants of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

Some claim that the giants were the first mortals to walk the land in the wake of the spirits rising when the gods began breathing life into the souls that Kasal deposited on Hewdamia. As elusive as they are at times, here are my findings of their cultures in my search for the truth.

-Aergais, Sage, Traveler, Historian

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
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16xp
7 replies
12979 views
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Order of the Mace By: Mourngrymn

And now the day was here, and the people had gathered for the spectacle of my punishment for show throughout the arena the bodies of those about to perish had led off a procession of their own death. My master was sitting there piling up favor derived from our blood. Although no one could know my fortune, my family, my father, because I was separated from my homeland by the sea, among certain spectators nevertheless one thing made me pitiable, that I seem inadequately prepared; truly I was destined to be a certain victim of the arena, no one had caused less expense for the giver of the games than I. One thing they do not know, while I may be inadequate in preparation, the fear of a cornered man knows no bounds.

-Agustine, prisoner of war and Gladiator

Organizations: Combative, Country/ State
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33xp
11 replies
9608 views
2 HoHs
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Alerion By: Mourngrymn

To see an Alerion, is to be blessed. The lords of the sky are a sign of good offering and an omen of well being. Welcome the feeling into your heart and let the warmth cascade into your soul. You will be a better person if you do.

- Daeser, Scholar and Wiseman.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
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16xp
8 replies
6862 views
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Followers of Xukthalas By: Mourngrymn

The balance must be kept in check. Today you suffer my anger and wrath but tomorrow we shall dine and laugh. Forgive me for my duty my child, it is the way of Order. Choas today, Order for tomorrow.

- Priestess of Xukthalas preaching to a fallen foe.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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34xp
8 replies
6907 views
1 HoH
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Followers of Sethalis By: Mourngrymn

Father of depths, of shadow, and destruction. I pray to thee to give me the strength needed to sweep through our enemies so that we may continue to bring about the end of the reign the weakling gods. In this I pray to serve.

- Follower of Sethalis praying for spells.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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13xp
5 replies
5107 views
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Religious Orders of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

The priest's ability of prayer as well as their divine spells comes not from themselves, but from their Deity. Because of this, very few abilities are personal to the priest as all others who have chosen this path or had it chosen for them. Even so, while most of their prayers and divine spells will be the same, there will be a few differences or a few different abilities depending on the deity that the priest worships. This is the codex of the religious followers of Hewdamia.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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11xp
12 replies
17896 views
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Followers of Kameakias By: Mourngrymn

Brother, do not view me as an outsider. I am purely here to record what transpires and have no desire to step forth and interfere with the proceedings. It is my duty as an Apostle of Kameakias to record this so that the gods do not forget.

-Preist of Kameakias at the excecution of King Arboin for treason to his people.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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13xp
7 replies
4850 views
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Followers of Kasal By: Mourngrymn

The time has come, our Fathers’ child, to release yourself to His whim and enter into our warm and loving arms. He awaits you on the other side for judgment. Hush now, there is no worries once in his realm as pain and sorrow are no more.

- Priest of Kasal, speaking over a dying soldier.

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
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16xp
3 replies
4281 views
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Blade Hands By: Mourngrymn

The crowd erupted in a bright flash of multi-colored light, red and green flashing once each blinding those to near. The clash of metal on metal rang over the dinn of the voices of the market place. Cries of a fight swept through the streets ending up at the ears of the city watch.

“Someone broke a seal again. Thats to bad, as I didn’t want to have to kill anyone today.”

- Corporal Watesan, 2nd Shift of the day watch. Cerb City, Cerb.

Items: Equipment Listing, Magical
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67xp
27 replies
9556 views
2 HoHs
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Scroll Gholem By: Mourngrymn

What happens when the very fabric of magic is transformed into something else by accident. When the theories of transference are shattered due to lack of preperation and study?

As long as you do not experiement around your stash of magic scrolls, luckily you will never know.

Lifeforms: Constructed, City/ Ruin
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39xp
27 replies
8362 views
1 HoH
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Knuckle Sweets By: Mourngrymn

From the bone dusted hills of Aadda, to the ocean foam of the pearly bay.
The children of the sweet legions frolic in the streets by day.
At night their games are different, and guards whisper of their skills and feats.
They say that nothing is safe, or too large, for the legions of the Knuckle Sweets.

- A song sung around taverns to honor the children gang.

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Local
by Mourngrymn
31xp
10 replies
11182 views
1 HoH
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Wolf Totem of Rhalves By: Mourngrymn

The shamans of the Keirn tribe Ge'stam, would perform rituals of bonding on young warriors who had passed for their right to become warriors. The totem that bonds with the warriors spirit is powerful, yet needs to be cared for as would a suckling baby. Only the proud warriors of the Ge'stam know how to balance the two.

Items: Jewelry, Cursed
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18xp
7 replies
4382 views
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Obak`e By: Mourngrymn

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
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5xp
3 replies
4079 views
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Lider`l By: Mourngrymn

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
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5xp
3 replies
5262 views
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Alla`t By: Mourngrymn

There are three types of Ma`no, each one nearly a different race as they have evolved through the years. They were all created by Sethalis for his master idea to take over the civilized races, but it was a failed attempt. These abominations live in multiple parts of the world, and will never be seen allied together as their dislike for each other is stronger than that for anything else.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
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5xp
3 replies
4228 views
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Flesh Stalker By: Mourngrymn

“Check the right flank, it seems to be weakening. be damned for their commander. I knew of Convius when I was fighting my way up to this position. It grieves me to say this, send in a stalker. Without him standing among his legions they will fall on our flank.

it grieves me that after today, I will not pit myself against him in battle one last time.”

Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades - The Demon Wars

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Any
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6xp
6 replies
4777 views
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Hewdamian Demons By: Mourngrymn

From the depths of the void the masses crash through the Gates of Forlorn and wreak havok on the world of men. The flood is an unending tide of chaos and destruction that is everlasting. Their thirst for blood is surpassed only by the rising of the son, on it stands eternal. On the comming of the Flood, the children of the lost god will reign supreme on a charred world where the people are enslaved, and the rulers are Demonblood.

- Excerpt from the tome of Caedmon.

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Any
by Mourngrymn
27xp
7 replies
16353 views
1 HoH
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Sarku Demon By: Mourngrymn

'I see an upstart within the ranks of the Ba'craht. This can not be. I, Sarku the Impaler of a Thousand Children, am forced to qwell those who try to supplant their superiors yet again. It is good to be me.'

Sarku the Impaler of a Thousand Children, Murder of the Coup of Hundred Souls, Judge of the Three

Abject beauty corupted with a dark soul and no heart. Can beauty be the ultimate evil?

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Any
by Mourngrymn
8xp
3 replies
4152 views
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Centaur By: Mourngrymn

“Sir, Legatus Suuhai has commanded us to hold and prepare for flank attacks from the enemy. He said we are to hold and be ready to sweep among them. Your order?

Order? If Legatus Suuhai says to hold then we wait. He among the half breeds I respect. He stands like a bastion of strength when those stronger leave puddles at their feet. He says hold, we hold. But tell the others, soon we shall run and blood shall spill this day at our hooves and claws and the Dark Moon shall reign superior yet again.”

Sedecim Ductor Octavious - Commander of the 6th Divortium of the Army of Blades.

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Any
by Mourngrymn
20xp
7 replies
6401 views
1 HoH
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Atistaur By: Mourngrymn

'Reports of those damned Atistaur are filtering back among the Hundtaur. Send a unit over to have them silenced. The last thing I need is something else in my brain telling me what I need to do.

Slaughter them all and pray to the Weapon that Kills that this day will be bloody. Sing the song of your God and may they get you through today!'

- Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Any
by Mourngrymn
17xp
5 replies
6341 views
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Hundtaur By: Mourngrymn

“The threat of the enemy flanking me is our concern. Send in three of the Hundtaur to find any hidden resources. Tell one of them to seek out their general I know his name, we were clutched together in our infancy. He is the closest thing to a brother we could have. Have the Hundtaur kill him publically to break their moral.

Slaughter them all and pray to the Weapon that Kills that this day will be bloody. Sing the song of your God and may they get you through today!”

- Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
by Mourngrymn
12xp
3 replies
4351 views
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Orstaur By: Mourngrymn

“The Orstaur beasts are unleashed My Lord Legatus!”

“Quiet your tongue, I am no Lord Master. I am a tool and that is all. Send the other troops to the east of the Orstaur. I don’t want them turning on us when they run low on food. Pray to the Weapon that Kills that this day will be bloody. Sing the song of your God and may they get you through today!”

- Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
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9xp
3 replies
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Harrotaur By: Mourngrymn

“The battle is near its start. The feasting that will follow will be great and we shall gorge ourselves with plenty of the fallens flesh. Praise to the God King for this chance to show our reverance, and a silent prayer to the One Above Who Can Not Partake. Lest she whitness and be pleased.”

-Harrotaur Tribunus - Second in Command at the Battle of Forgotten Sorrow

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
by Mourngrymn
20xp
9 replies
5882 views
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Ebertaur By: Mourngrymn

'Masters say the advanced scouts have reported no enemies to the west of the plains. We are to assault them from their western flank and pepper their bodies with vengence and blood. To victory and the God King.'

- Ebertaur Tracker - Battle of the Forgotten Sorrow

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
by Mourngrymn
6xp
2 replies
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Ziegtaur By: Mourngrymn

“Our enemies lie just across the plains brothers, may our God King see it in his wisdom to grant our masters victory at the loss of our blood. But let our enemies pay for that blood with every breath.”

-Ziegtaur Soldier at the Battle of Forgotten Sorrow

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Other
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6xp
2 replies
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Minotaur By: Mourngrymn

“The Masters have ordered our advancement on the enemy. They are entrenched and well defended Legatus, what is your intent?”

“The Masters say kill, we kill. They order and we obey. The difference in ordering an infidel and a weapon, is the weapon enjoys the order. Slaughter them all and pray to the Weapon that Kills that this day will be bloody. Sing the song of your God and may they get you through today!”

- Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
by Mourngrymn
12xp
4 replies
5122 views
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Taur By: Mourngrymn

“My Lord Oweadyen, the enemy awaits our presence on the Plains of Forever Sorrow. Our advanced scouts have seen no possible threat of flanks, what are your orders?”

“The infidels shall quiver at my thunder and feel their complacency at the fall of my sword. Send in the Taurs, make them bleed.”

Slaughter them all and pray to the Weapon that Kills that this day will be bloody. Sing the song of your God and may they get you through today!”

- Legatus Suuhai - Commander of the Minotaur Armies of the Blades - The Demon Wars

Lifeforms: Third Kingdom, Other
by Mourngrymn
7xp
3 replies
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District Zone 4 of Star Lake By: Mourngrymn

The roads of zone 4 of Star Lake are uniformley white. The roads are cleaned nightly once the services of this district are shut down for the evening. With few reason to be in this area at night the militia closes it off and sets a patrol to make sure it is kept clean.

Locations: Neighborhoods, Any
by Mourngrymn
7xp
2 replies
4764 views
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District Zone 3 of Star Lake By: Mourngrymn

The roads in zone 3 are paved with bricks of black and blue. Trees line every path and street and the buildings are uniform in appearance. All having to look the same per a city decree set in stone ages ago with the founding of the academy. This zone is where Blackrose Academy rests. It offers a view of the lake from the highest portion of the island and has the added bonus of being on the eastern side of the island affording the best view of the sunset.

Locations: Neighborhoods, Any
by Mourngrymn
10xp
4 replies
4889 views
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District Zone 2 of Star Lake By: Mourngrymn

All the streets in zone 2 are paved with a smooth water stone pulled form the shore of the lake. Some of the nicer houses have gutters to wash the refuse from the streets down to the harbor, but the lower houses have no such luck at having a free service such as this to clean their streets.

Houses vary from size to size, the smaller houses are closer to the warehouse and waterfront districts in zone 1. With the nicer and much larger houses being toward the better districts of zone 3. These usually house richer merchants or guild officials.

Locations: Neighborhoods, Water
by Mourngrymn
9xp
4 replies
5936 views
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District Zone 1 of Star Lake By: Mourngrymn

All the streets in zone 1 have been paved with red brick cobble stone. The rain gutters lead down to the dockside and the harbor where the dirt and refuse is washed away by rain and by a Service crew designated by those in the Civic District. Most of the cleaning duties are done at night when the streets are devoid of travelers. Different service crews handle different zones. One is designated for each zone as the duties required to keep up the districts and zones different slightly per zone.

Locations: Neighborhoods, Water
by Mourngrymn
10xp
3 replies
4893 views
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Districts of Star lake By: Mourngrymn

Star lake is the city in which Blackrose Academy is built on. The city was originally a small spot on the way to the school but has grown into a vast city sprawling acorss the island like a weed. The city has been divided into four Zones, each one housing the different districts of the city itself.

Locations: Neighborhoods, Water
by Mourngrymn
7xp
7 replies
11163 views
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Spectacles of All Seeing By: Mourngrymn

The eyes of the all seeing are never ending. The truth can only be revealed to those willing to bear the burden.

His eyes opened in disbelief, the battered spectacles rising slightly on his brow. To everyone around him, everything was normal. As it should be. To his eyes, the light was nearly unbearable. An aura of energy filled his vision completely. He knew what it was he saw, what the others could not. He knew he saw the impossible, and he wanted it all for himself.

Items: Jewelry, Villanous
by Mourngrymn
44xp
18 replies
8568 views
3 HoHs
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Scepter of Inganno By: Mourngrymn

You should feel proud today, knowing that you will be the reason why another person will live. Why they will escape the brink of death and be able to heal all injuries. This is a great thing and you should feel elation knowing because of you, they will live. Unfortunately you must die for them to live; such is the way of the world.

-Inganno - Follower of Caedmon, Alchemist of Shadow

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Villanous
by Mourngrymn
35xp
10 replies
5391 views
1 HoH
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Souless By: Mourngrymn

The call to Him is unnerving. The power He gives is unmatched. He is the reason why I turned my back on my God and now worship Him. I will live eternal for the trade of my Soul to a God. I can live with that.

-Rakeos -Follower of Sethalis, fallen Priest of Aduivo

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, City/ Ruin
by Mourngrymn
26xp
10 replies
8407 views
2 HoHs
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The Creatures of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

This is a compilation of all the creatures I have in the world of Hewdamia.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Mourngrymn
19xp
5 replies
35462 views
1 HoH
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Hewdamian Trolls By: Mourngrymn

It is interesting to realize that in the scheme of the world we are but one oddity. But we are an oddity that the humans and other smaller pitiful races take for the corrupted races of Sethalis. That we are not. I would say they hate us for our superior mentality and superior quality weaponry. As is with all children who can’t have what is out of their reach.

-Synn the Undying - Troll Cheiftan and Mastersmith

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Mountains
by Mourngrymn
15xp
9 replies
4976 views
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Sladiva By: Mourngrymn

The wait shall be over soon infidel. Soon we shall come from our darkened homes and sally forth on the Plains of Redemption and wipe the blight of our anscestors from our history. Our counsins will tremble at our approach, the humans will run from our strength and the Gison will board themselves in the mountain citadels giving the land beneth them to us. Oh yes, weakling. We are coming.

-Shieox Chief-priest of the Night Eyes Clan

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Mountains
by Mourngrymn
10xp
6 replies
5015 views
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Band of Rage By: Mourngrymn

A family heirloom, worn by the son of a fisherman, that raised them out of squalor and into nobility. What is in a man’s heart that can not be corrupted? What can turn the untainted into rage? Pray to the God’s and you never know the outcome.

Items: Jewelry, Combat
by Mourngrymn
34xp
8 replies
7089 views
1 HoH
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Followers of Sceleris By: Mourngrymn

You sicken me, son of a false God. Your faith is boundless, yet your power is limited. You serve a weak God and yo ushall soon see the err of your ways. When we rally forth and wipe the slate clean of your pathetic church your crys of injustice will not be heard. Bow before your oppressor.

-Souka Apostle of Sceleris

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
by Mourngrymn
20xp
5 replies
5351 views
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Followers of Gotruis By: Mourngrymn

The day passes again. I have recorded the passing of time for half my life. I have recorded the attempts of each of the three hordes of Corrupted to try and breach our sanctity with calm ease. I have watched the brother of my God try vainly attempt to bring down these walls with his misguided followers. The world will know the true history, even if I give my life for the truth.

- Khoal - Scribe of the Order, Watcher of Gotruis

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
by Mourngrymn
13xp
5 replies
4819 views
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Followers of Aduivo By: Mourngrymn

My son, repent your dark ways of chaos. If given fully your soul will burn brightly in the sky and break free of the torment of your chosen calling. If you do not, I will be forced to send your tortured soul to Kasal for pennace. Make your choice, no? Then you Corrupted Spawn of Sethalis, may your soul be tormented forever in the burning hatered of your master.

- Michaud - 9th Order of the Devoted Path of Aduivo

Organizations: Religious, World Wide
by Mourngrymn
16xp
4 replies
5179 views
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The Races of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

This is a compilation of the races of Hewdamia. Each is unique in their own way with certain strengths and weaknesses.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
by Mourngrymn
10xp
11 replies
18897 views
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Nagani By: Mourngrymn

Non-Nagani are no more then our lower caste. While they may have property in their lands, they are nothing more than the dirt at our feet. Even our lower class can order a human in our lands. One day it will be as such in their lands.

Rsskilarn, High Priest and second hand to Tlatoani

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Swamp
by Mourngrymn
20xp
8 replies
6378 views
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Lemiean By: Mourngrymn

The dry ocean is vast and limitless. Only a few can navigate her dry clutches and survive. For those fools above us in the lush green that think they can find treasures and lost magics here deserve to be lost. I pray to Sceleris that their soul does not stay and haunt the desert lanes with their ignorance after death. Do they deserve their demise? Only the Goddess knows the answer to that.

Kanakuk - Prophet and Seerer

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Desert
by Mourngrymn
11xp
2 replies
5419 views
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Keirn By: Mourngrymn

If Kasal comes for me with the inevitability of death I know, I shall go willing. But know that I will not go easy and I will be honored in the life beyond for my efforts.

-Mourngrymn Dasha’r, chief of Fajro Mang’i tribe.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Tundra/ Arctic
by Mourngrymn
16xp
4 replies
6160 views
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Hewdamian Humans By: Mourngrymn

I don’t know why we are the outcasts of the lands. We out number the others and our armies are superior. We fight no more than the other races have in their historys. Why do they have contempt for us? It is because they fear us, the fear that we are better.

Keil Ooma - Drunkard Mercenary for Hire

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Any
by Mourngrymn
15xp
5 replies
5020 views
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Gison By: Mourngrymn

The children of stone care little for the others who are not of our kind. Ours is a kinship with the world around us, while the others destroy and pollute. It will be only a matter of time before the world itself fights back against those atrocities. Before the mother world rights herself. I feel no pity for them, only outrage.

Gundarg - Gison Philosopher

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Mountains
by Mourngrymn
17xp
11 replies
7026 views
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Olwynn By: Mourngrymn

As your advisor my liege I am apt to tell you the difficulty in what you ask. Enemies are indeed everywhere and what you propose will inevidable be the end of your line. It is not always the enemies in front of you with a sword that are the worst, it is the ones behind you with a dagger you should watch for. Do not fear that which you see my lord, fear what you do not!

-Inaeius Keal - Advisor to the King of Kerrabar, Prophet and Seerer

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, City/ Ruin
by Mourngrymn
13xp
5 replies
5357 views
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The Fourth Era of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

Right after the 1000 years of human prosperity, it all suddenly came crashing down. Mortals became cocky with the returned use of magic. They were soon tested with the arrival of Dubaku’s children. While he was long lost to history, his children finally awoke.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Specific
by Mourngrymn
6xp
2 replies
4134 views
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History of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Historical
by Mourngrymn
35xp
10 replies
13392 views
5 HoHs
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The Third Era of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

With nearly 1000 years of there being an absence of the Gods that fell in the war of the Gods, things began to change. No one knows why but a shift in the politics of the Gods came to startling events.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Specific
by Mourngrymn
14xp
8 replies
5054 views
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Yakaram By: Mourngrymn

The children of the west know not our ability. Ironically in their arrogance they ask us for advice and use us as ambasadors often, failing to realize that al lwe are doing is learning everything we can about their kingdoms and weaknesses. They will learn, but it will be when they are kneeling before us in their own cities.

-Laar Scaren - Advisor to the Kingdom of Rhomas

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Forest/ Jungle
by Mourngrymn
24xp
11 replies
7181 views
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Derevo By: Mourngrymn

The Derevo are not a race unto themselves but a race of similar species. Similar to the different asian cultures. They are all different yet similar being similar cultures. The Derevo are like that.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Forest/ Jungle
by Mourngrymn
10xp
9 replies
15475 views
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Novotie By: Mourngrymn

The leaves talk and caress the mind of those who are willing to listen. We know what it is they say and it does not bode well for the civilized lands to our west. Woe to them I say, the land will return to it’s natural state one day.

-Enio Lacvite - Knowledge Seeker of the Rred Leaf

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Forest/ Jungle
by Mourngrymn
19xp
6 replies
6447 views
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The Second Era of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

The second era started off in better light than the 1st era ended. For almost 500 years there was a rebuilding going on with the Gison, continued growth for the Olwynn, and understanding with the Derevo about the different factions in their families. Like all things, this time had come to and end.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Specific
by Mourngrymn
26xp
8 replies
5998 views
1 HoH
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The First Era of Hewdamia By: Mourngrymn

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Specific
by Mourngrymn
43xp
9 replies
13078 views
1 HoH
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Tenets of Shadow By: Mourngrymn

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it mean when someone takes those same ideals and alter them to a darker view? When the thought of chivalry of light is replaced with a code of darkness? The Tenets of Shadows prevail.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Defining
by Mourngrymn
32xp
8 replies
6768 views
1 HoH
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Tenets of Knighthood By: Mourngrymn

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it take to gain that title? What is it to follow the code of all knights? The Tenets of Knighthood determine that.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, Defining
by Mourngrymn
24xp
6 replies
5858 views
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Venkis By: Mourngrymn

Located at the mouth of the River Vella, Venkis has a commanding view of the Bay of Pearls. On clear nights, occasionally the lights from Stormgarde can be seen across the bay. Venkis is the major shipping port for the kingdom and deals with most of the navel aspect of the military.

Locations: City, Water
by Mourngrymn
11xp
3 replies
3327 views
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Stormgarde By: Mourngrymn

Located in the northern most tip of the kingdom, it stands strong vigil over the mountain passes to the north and the sea passage to the west. Stormgarde, while a fairly good sized port, tends to be modestly populated city.

Locations: City, Mountains
by Mourngrymn
11xp
2 replies
3484 views
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Fey Hound By: Mourngrymn

A fey hound is a majestic animal, blending feline and wolf aspects to form a complete graceful animal.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Mourngrymn
18xp
6 replies
6061 views
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Amulet of the Damned By: Mourngrymn

‘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

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Mourngrymn
41xp
16 replies
9011 views
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Shaedra By: Mourngrymn

Located near the lush banks of the River Aloma, it is home to many of the most skills trackers and hunters in the region. This modestly sized town has a rather large standing militia due to the fact is it so close to the mountains and in such a hostile area.

Locations: City, Mountains
by Mourngrymn
13xp
5 replies
5162 views
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Spell Crystals By: Mourngrymn

Millenia ago the Gods changed how the mystical forces on the world were governed and used. No longer were the mortals able to pluck the power from the very air and use it. So they altered it, thinking the mortals were not clever enough to find a way to use it again. The God’s crystalized the magic and placed the power in the four elements of the world. Now mortals did indeed determine a way to use magic again, albeit at a much lower proficiency. Magic users now require a focus staff made of the very essence of magic. These crystal staves store the mystical energies required to cast spells, needing to be recharged over time. The magic users scribe, etch, or carve the spells symbols directly on the staves and focus the energy through the symbols.

Systems: Mystical, Defining
by Mourngrymn
39xp
11 replies
8923 views
2 HoHs
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Kingdom of Kerrabar By: Mourngrymn

A bastian of hope in a place of hardened souls. With enemies at one point surounding the entire country, the citizens of Kerrabar stood strong and fought their way to independence and proceeded to expand and push back the dark horde that rose against their small nation.

Locations: Country/ State, Other
by Mourngrymn
12xp
2 replies
6902 views
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Dongarld By: Mourngrymn

Located on the western banks of Meer van de Sterren, or Lake of the Stars, this modestly sized city is home to Duke Tore, the King’s boyhood friend and most loyal subject. A harbor for the island city that houses the Blackrose Academy.

Locations: City, Water
by Mourngrymn
23xp
5 replies
6054 views
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Aadda By: Mourngrymn

Located in the southern part of the Kingdom of Kerrabar, Aadda is the strong arm that never tires. While the land to their north-east is fertile and supplies the city with the food that they need, most of the land to the south is useless and dangerous.

Locations: City, Plains
by Mourngrymn
17xp
6 replies
7006 views
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Choke Horror By: Mourngrymn

Choke horrors are nightmarish creatures that give the most knowledgeable and adventurous pause. They are tall gangly bipedal creatures that have four whip like appendages instead of arms.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Other
by Mourngrymn
59xp
19 replies
8139 views
4 HoHs
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Dark Unicorn By: Mourngrymn

To kill a Unicorn is to bring bad luck and the hatred of nature itself down upon the foolish. It is said that the mate of a unicorn that is murdered will turn horrible in it’s pain and anger, turning against nature to hunt and kill the murderer of it’s mate. It turns dark and soulless and seeks nothing but the death of it’s enemy.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Other
by Mourngrymn
47xp
17 replies
13622 views
1 HoH
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Fajro Mang'i By: Mourngrymn

Deep within the cold northern ranges live a reclusive tribe of Keirn with knowledge though long lost to the ages. The Fajro Mmang'i roam the frozen wastes with an ancient knowledge glinting in their eye.

Organizations: Ethnic/Cultural, Regional
by Mourngrymn
14xp
4 replies
4868 views
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Blood Spiders By: Mourngrymn

Blood Spiders are dark brown rust color, nearly the color of dried blood and have a body that is approximately 5’ wide, not including their legs. They have a desire only for survival and are not malicious. Tell that to one of their victims.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Mourngrymn
30xp
10 replies
8946 views
1 HoH
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Sandgrazer By: Mourngrymn

These Camel like animals roam the desert in small herds. The desert folk have uses for these creatures.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Desert
by Mourngrymn
16xp
9 replies
5606 views
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Yeaken By: Mourngrymn

Large and powerful, the Yeaken are a beast of burden to be reckoned with. While very domesticated, the Yeaken have dangerous wild cousins.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Mourngrymn
10xp
6 replies
5105 views
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Ka'tshar By: Mourngrymn

Ka'tshar are very similar to ants with one exception. They are about 6" long.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Desert
by Mourngrymn
14xp
5 replies
5639 views
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Choker of Conversion By: Mourngrymn

In a time when magic was more plentiful and times more disturbed with war, these items were created to protect those in power but ultimately used for assassination attempts. A King had five chokers commissioned for his family in time of great need. He paid handsomely for these chokers as they were to keep his family safe if war was brought to their doorstep.One of which was used on the King and his own family.

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Mourngrymn
31xp
6 replies
4388 views
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Ring of Stonekin By: Mourngrymn

“To what extent in war when killing the enemy is not enough? When the way you kill is considered for the better, yet seems wrong and bound to threaten the souls of those responsible with damnation? When you kill your enemy but use their spirits to infiltrate their old homes only to kill more of their kin. There is a saying, treat your friends and family with love, but treat your enemy with compassion.

What is left sacred, when humans can murder our kin and parade around in our homes looking like us? For that, let the mountains fall on their spirits and deny them passage to the Hidden Valley I tell you, there is no compassion in what they do. This is not war, it is mass murder. The Gods will cry before this is finished.”

Maugmura - General Elite of the Fifth Column of Stone

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Mourngrymn
75xp
19 replies
8746 views
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Noose of Redemption By: Mourngrymn

Have you or anyone you know ever been accused of a crime you didn’t commit? Been sent to the Hangman knowing you were innocent? Have you ever welcomed the noose to prove it?

Items: Other, Magical
by Mourngrymn
49xp
24 replies
14478 views
2 HoHs
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Octavius Brekaeil By: Mourngrymn

A young warrior turned warlord with a heart to satify his people’s needs. Yet every golden hero has an obsidian heart waiting to be released.

NPCs: Major, Political
by Mourngrymn
15xp
3 replies
3700 views
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Demon Gates By: Mourngrymn

The Demon gates are all hidden from prying eyes, either under mountains or lost within their vast chasms. In fortresses hidden by magic, or guarded by the unknowing. A single key, if found, will open only a specific gate. However, directions to the gates location are inscribed on each key in a demonic script. Only those loyal to Caedmon, or can understand the ancient written language of the Demon’s are able to read it.

The gates are massive stone doorways standing roughly thirty feet in height and twenty feet wide and made of black granite or onyx, with scenes of a demonic horde flooding through the gate as a wave through a cistern. Horrific images of murder and unspeakable acts toward the mortal races also adorn the doors.

Locations: Ruins, Any
by Mourngrymn
23xp
12 replies
10331 views
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Mourngrymn By: Mourngrymn

Born of honor. Raised with trust. Died with murder. Reborn with vengence. Mourning a great loss, and grim in his determination to see that loss is repaired. Mourngrymn walks a lonely road of vengence.

NPCs: Major, Combative
by Mourngrymn
35xp
11 replies
6652 views
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Rath ley Mar Ruins By: Mourngrymn

A city lost in time. A city in ruins. Knowledge was they key staple in the city until mortals believed they were smarter than the Gods.

Locations: Ruins, Any
by Mourngrymn
10xp
7 replies
7674 views
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Blackrose Academy By: Mourngrymn

Blackrose Academy was built as a center for anyone wanting to learn. It houses some of the most intelligent and brilliant minds of its time. People would come from all around to study magic, languages, warfare and tactics, among other things. But that has changed.

Locations: City, Water
by Mourngrymn
45xp
12 replies
12021 views
1 HoH
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Amber Rose By: Mourngrymn

An Amber Rose is a very unique flower that only grows every five years. It is amber is color and seems to radiate with a sheen of energy. It’s properties are sought after by anyone who knows of the rare flower.

Lifeforms: Flora, Any
by Mourngrymn
45xp
27 replies
10971 views
1 HoH