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       By: ephemeralstability

The Forest of Throck:

Throck forest is divided into three parts: a region of twisted black magic, which is dark and hemmed in with the legions of sable pine. This is Spindel, and is occupied by the hideous Ettercaps and their spider-pets. The second area is the chaotic elfin-wood, where the druids work their wyrd magic amongst the oaks. The last part is Udnalor, the home of the gnomes. Finding themselves surrounded by these chaotic forces they dwell as quietly as possible beneath the surface. Their culture is a fascinating one to visit, and in the next few miscellaneous ideas, I shall examine the ways and customs of THE GNOMES OF UDNALOR, with a view to role-playing them.

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

       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: manfred

After building a new granary,it is customary to let a rat feast on grain. After that,there is chase and the rat is killed. Failing to catch this rat is a bad omen.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | April 8, 2002 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: manfred

Adventurers are to capture an unknown monster for examination (for a sage or wizard) but they are themselves captured by the monsters, and researched.

Ideas  ( Plots ) | March 12, 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 0xp

       By: manfred

In this culture it is not wise to talk too much good things about anything - especially children,lest some evil spirit steals it. So it is customary to say it is ugly and weak and will surely not survive. Also:
"The man who boasts of his young woman is a fool,
The man who boasts of his wares will get rich."

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | January 7, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: manfred

Plant that is likely to produce allergic reactions in almost everybody, even by touch. Usage: medicinal, in very exotic foods, non-lethal traps, disabling opponents (have you ever cut an onion,anyway?), spell components, etc.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | January 7, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: manfred

The lengthy process to do something necessary or a magical scroll needed is inscribed on the other side of a great tapestry and can't be removed. For more fun it could be in the kings throne room. Try to hide in shadows with a 20*5 (yards/meters) monstrosity!

Ideas  ( Items ) | January 7, 2002 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: manfred

A local fungus-breed explodes if hit or fallen upon. If there is any conflict between inteligent enemies,both sides are likely to use it to their advantage.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | January 7, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: manfred

Temple of some malign being invites you warmly and offers help (curing,needed spell etc) for some minor sacrifice . Sacrifices must be everytime bigger to work - up to living inteligent creatures. Maybe you pay some other price,too...

Ideas  ( Plots ) | January 7, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: manfred

The adventure can take place in a slightly shifted reality, where everybody has a totem (an animal guardian). The totem should be chosen randomly and not by the player, it is ok if "Gorflin the Large," a gigantic and aggressive barbarian, has a mouse for a totem.

These totems will assist the characters in small way. It is up to the characters to determine how to get the assistance; the animals won't solve mysteries for the characters only supply the clues. The character may even have a dream where his or her totem actually speaks to them and reveals some sort of clue.

Ideas  ( Plots ) | January 5, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

       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 1xp

       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 2xp

       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

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Amber Inclusions

       By: Dragon Lord



The spirit of a creature trapped in amber cannot escape to it’s afterlife / next incarnation / whatever.

Such trapped spirits can be contacted by those who know the right rituals and magical power derived from them – typically the power to control one individual of that species.

Can by quite powerful if the creature is a colony insect (ant, bee, wasp, etc) – simply control the queen and you command the whole colony.

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