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Cheka Man
February 6, 2017
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30 Mountain Encounters    Locations  (Continent)   (Mountains)

Far over the misty mountains cold, To dungeons deep and caverns old,

We must away ere break of day, to find our long forgotten gold

Scrasamax
January 26, 2014
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A New Pass...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

The Odaneimo Mountains aren't exactly the sort the bards talk about, they dont tear at the sky or trip the gods. They are still tall enough that you just can't go hiking over them. There are just two passes through them, Oshen Pass down in the south, and Zoran pass, in the north. It would be worth a pretty penny if someone could find a middle pass through.

Diad, Teamsters Guild-boss

caesar193
December 24, 2012
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The Craggy Peaks    Plots  (Hired)   (Mini-Campaign)

An explorer gone missing. A king in panic. A treasure to find.

Welcome to the Craggy Peaks. We hope you don't freeze to death.

That would mean we couldn't... play.

Scrasamax
June 22, 2007
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Thanatoros Infection    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Rotten piles of choss, that’s all that was left of the wizard’s tower, that’s it.

Jhobham, Adventurer-Upon-Return

Scrasamax
June 16, 2007
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Mountain Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

They were formidable even before they learned how to use weapons.

Nahactl, the Wanderer

Scrasamax
June 10, 2007
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Mountaineering Terms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A primer for mountaineering and a glossary of mountain climbing related terms.

Scrasamax
May 19, 2007
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Society of the White Azalea    Society/ Organizations  (Natural)   (Area)

None left upon the Mountain, my brothers in arms.

Motto of the Society of the White Azalea

manfred
March 11, 2007
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There, upon the mountainside...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The mountains are often a desolate place, but not without dangers, or opportunities.

Scrasamax
October 22, 2006
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Ilar Harjor    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

Behold, the Mountain of the Snow Bunnies!

Scrasamax
March 18, 2006
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The Hollow Mountain    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Style)

It’s cold up this high, the air is thin and hard to breath. We should find the entrance in the next day or so. I can’t eait to find it, I can’t wait to be out of this wind…

manfred
December 31, 2005
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Mountain Gate    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

A small valley that leads nowhere… why is it so important to the locals?

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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