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       By: Strolen

Archers never waste arrows in a volley. Always aim for something. To waste an arrow is a great dishonor and if caught will be shamed.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | May 31, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

A culture has it forbidden to say their rulers name under penalty of death. Anybody in power must be referred to as their title. Comes from the fact that the rule or position can be taken over by anybody from any level in society. To use the title elevates them or brings them down from whatever level they were originally at before they took the position. Respect and authority comes from the position, not from previous life.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | May 10, 2002 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: Strolen

City, group, religion; every time a significant event happens to the city/person a new name will be given to signify the event. Could add the names to previous ones like a list of titles or could just be completely changed every time.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | May 10, 2002 | View | UpVote 2xp

       By: Strolen

Small tavern in an out of the way town. Serve a wonderful delicacy that is simply outstanding. It is a creamy white consistancy, sweet, good to eat alone or a sweetener on any dessert.

If the explore or ask they are shown where they get it. They breed a group of large catipillars or some other type of insect that basically spit the product onto a setup that they created for that particular reason. Or maybe the delicacy is the byproduct of feeding them something.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | May 1, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

A religious group has a vow of poverty. They have nothing except what is donated to them. Once a day the group walks through the town holding small baskets for offerings. Main purpose is to recieve their food for the day. Most families believe it is good luck to give the group small foods that they can spare. The group is very grateful for the donations and all bow in unison to each that gives a donation much to the amusement of many kids that enjoy giving the donation.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | April 22, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

A revolt or attack happens against a strong city/kingdom. All the losers of the battle that can be captured are brutally crucified along the roads that enter the kingdom to show their strength and as a demonstration of what happens to their enemies.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | March 5, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

Small village tavern specialty of the house is fresh cow blood mixed with milk. For each order they go out back and actually draw blood from a cow by puncturing a vein in it's neck. Fresh blood brought to the table where they poor milk into the glass of blood in front of the customer so they know how much blood they are getting.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | February 2, 2002 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Strolen

In the middle of a desert in an oasis is a single prospering oak tree. Near the tree is a large pool of water. Drinking from the water is said to give you eternal life but really only extends your life for as long as you continue drinking from it. Those that have found it and left, have never found it again. Some search for it still.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | January 4, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

Some people are linked psychicly and get brief glimpses of each others lives. They will have visions of what the other sees.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | January 4, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

After killing certain animals, if you drink their blood while performing a sort of ritual you will have visions and/or gain specific powers for an amount of time.

Ideas  ( System ) | January 4, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

The size and number of knots in hair, tied around neck, or hanging from belt could signify family, importance, worship, guild affiliations. Being able to translate the meaning of the size and placement of knots can give you a a large understanding of who somebody is.

May be used in a more barbaric society. Where in cities peoples clothes and crests show who they are, barbarians have no need for this so use knots.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | January 4, 2002 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: Strolen

Head priests of a order are buried sitting up with their skeletal hand sticking out of the ground so worshippers can still kiss his hand for a blessing.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: Strolen

To become a warrior in a tribe. -no food, drink, or sleep for 4 days and nights. -change into special clothes and painted enter hut -slices of skin carved from their chest and shoulders -wooden skewers through the bleeding flesh behind the chest muscles -stout thongs, secured to rafters were tied to skewers -hoisted from floor by these and weights were attached to their feet -twirled around till fell unconscious -when recovered from this, given a hatchet to cut off their little finger -ropes then tied to wrists and force to run in circle like a horse until he passed out -if survive all this he can return to his family in honor knowing he is now a warrior.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

After a hanging, purchasing the rope and burning it yourself is said to remove all sins from you and keep you safe from the rope.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

Earrings are said to give the sailor better sight. The pulse center for the eyes is through the earlobe.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

Seeing a priest on the way to the ship to depart is bad luck. Sailor will not board the ship for 24hrs.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

Whistling on the sea is bad luck. It is said to mock the sound of a strong wind and will call it so nature can show the true sound. Whistling is only allowed when becalmed or when shrouded in fog.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Strolen

Common for sailors to get lashings for punishment. Sailors would then get tattoos of god symbols on thier back so the thrasher was less likely to whip the symbol of the god.

Others say symbols bring bad luck. They draw the attention of the god and it could be wrathful.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Strolen

Rats are said to be good luck. In the church if a rat walks over you while praying, good luck will come your way.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Strolen

The gong of a bell is said to scare away demons and ghosts.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | December 31, 2001 | View | UpVote 1xp

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       By: Murometz

Molk Peruda is encountered by the PCs on the second day of their journey west from the salt-choked port of Quyn, as they prepare to explore the jungle.

He appears a gaunt, wolfish man, with matted, dark hair that sprouts from his head in dreadlocks, contrasting with his well-oiled, blue-black, conical beard. His eyes are hidden ebon shards beneath thick arching brows, his nose, crooked, long, and reminiscent of a snout. His mouth is a thin, dark line, his teeth unseen even when he parts his lips to speak.

His skin is the color of tallow, surprising perhaps for a renowned jungle guide, yet his natural helm of dreads and the jungle's canopy keeps the sun from bronzing his originally pale flesh. On his back are tattooed three women from the waist up, side-by-side, each resembling the other but of different ages. This is a tattoo of Molk's mother, sister, and daughter. His wife (don't bring her up to him!) was killed by marauding Qullan years ago, and appears as her own tattoo on his broad but sunken chest.

His feet shockingly are turned around 180 degrees at the ankle, facing towards his back! A curse from a pernicious shaman. Molk walks feet backwards (he's used to it) and walks backwards, forwards. This can be very disconcerting and outright creepy to the PCs as he guides them through the rainforest.

Slung from his back is an archer's quarrel of treated wood carved to resemble a stalking leopard, in his hand a re-curved composite bow of horn and sinew, with a pair of vivid, red eyes, each one painted on the opposite side of the hand-grip. In a leather sheath at his belt, hangs a falchion, its pommel adorned with a curved bird's head and beak.

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