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MoonHunter
February 17, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Scorpio's Spawn    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

This mercenary company is listed on the rolls as ‘A Dwarven Archery Unit’. This archaic definition has confused many a lesser commander as to the use of the unit, being that Dwarves are notoriously awful archers. Yet to the savvy commander, the unit becomes the perfect tool for siege combat.

MoonHunter
January 28, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Blue Comet Mercenary Guild    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Area)

One of the mercenary circles who can trace their origins back to the Greater Comet School.

Ria Hawk
January 27, 2006
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.458333
Arkath the Contractor    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mercantile)

Need a mercenary, or two, or fifty?  Don’t know whether to hire the Crimson Brigade or the Azure Legion?  Unsure of Tim the Dragon-slayer’s effectiveness?  Don’t know how to contact a group to set up a contract?  Then come see Arkath, the man who can answer all those questions and more.

Scrasamax
January 26, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Sippenhaft    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A voice as supple as silk, a face hidden in the shadows of a hood, yet the words she speaks are colder than the grave and burn more furiously than any inferno.

wildcorn
January 26, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Thoral's grim brigade    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

Thoral’s grim brigade is a mercenary unit under curse. They are led by Thoral, a half-undead half-realdead reanimated barbarian who negotiates the brigades affairs in a terse and direct whisper.

Scrasamax
January 24, 2006
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Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Company of the Broken Oath    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

Also known as the Oathbreakers Legion, or the Forsaken, this company is often the last stop for criminals, vagabonds and vagrants before the headsman’s ax.

MoonHunter
January 22, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Rampant Lions Company    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

They stood on the crest of the rise, three men deep. Their banners, Golden Lions Rampant on a split field of red and blue, fluttering on long poles in the wind. They were silent. By some signal, they all began to rush forward screaming their battle roar. Halberd and blade coming open on the move. The enemy line broke under the power of the Lion’s signature charge.
Major Advarete, Memoirs of the Twin Rose Wars  1320 Greenfield Presses

MoonHunter
January 5, 2006
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Comments: 10
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Crimson Skulls Company    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

The Crimson Skulls Company is a mercenary company of some repute. That repute is not always the most positive. Their Motto is “We are Dead; we have no fear of you.”

EchoMirage
April 4, 2005
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Votes: 13 / 4.923077
Arron and Cinthra    NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)

Two unlikely people. An unlikely pair. An unlikely love.

Dragoon God
March 7, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 1.350000
Damian Levine    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A once noble man, he was tossed aside and tortured. He is an empty shell of what use to be Human.

Scrasamax
July 14, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
Granitbiten    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

A potentially devastating foe with arms, and fists of living stone…

Essus
May 15, 2004
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Simon    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

A one eyed mercenary the ladies just can’t get enough of.

Essus
May 15, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.562500
Wasp    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

A bald, runic-tattoo covered elven mercenary who looks out only for himself.

StrangeLands
December 27, 2003
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Votes: 11 / 4.454545
Rel Dhaedd    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A great warrior, cursed with an eternal life and a dark companion.

forgottengods
February 4, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.214286
Motar    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A corrupted captain of the Western Empire.

Ria Hawk
January 14, 2003
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.615385
The Family Cohrron    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

They’re an odd set of siblings… excellent fighters and all too ready to take exception at the slightest thing…

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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