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Scrasamax
February 21, 2016
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7 Things About Food in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

The secret horrors of food in the Cosmic Era

valadaar
October 3, 2008
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The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

Pieh
March 23, 2008
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Oven of Unbreaking Edibles    Items  (Tools)   (Cursed)

Who would want to make food you can’t eat? What purpose does this insane oven exist for?

Magus of the Citadel
February 10, 2008
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30 Cheeses    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Life is like a cheese, it starts off milk, then it curdles, and then it ages and you hope for the best.

Scrasamax
April 15, 2006
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The Adamant Chef    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are…

ScorpionJinx
December 22, 2005
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A Dash of Salt    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Reading through the animal thread and a conversation with Scrasamax lead to the creation of this thread. For the Adventurer with a taste for exotic meals…may I present. "The Official Strolen Citadel Cookbook".

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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A Book of Cookrye    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Do you know what people should be eating at the social and technological level of your historical analog/ fantasy world?  Do you know what people were eating in the real world at the same cultural/ technological level? Well here is your chance. Did you also know one of the main contributing factors to nationalism and the nation states, post printing press, was the creation of national cuisine through books?

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Good Housewife's Jewell    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This work is a real book. It should give you an idea of what people in your historical analog/ fantasy worlds should be expecting to eat. (Or at least if they are English.(

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Culture and Food    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Food is Life. Food, what is eaten, when it is eaten, and how it is eaten, says a great deal about a culture.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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The Breakfast of Champions    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Every culture has a different idea of what constitute’s breakfast. Even regions inside the same culture can vary quite a bit (like grits with hot sauce in Texas or Fishcake mix in omelets in New Hampshire). What do they consider “food” first thing in the morning in your space?

Royal_Assassin
September 16, 2004
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Gunjii    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

Poleran:  Hey what are you chewing there sir?
Bearded Man:  Gunjii a super sticky gum.
Poleran:  What do you mean sir?

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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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