Quest - Winter



Original Quest from January 26, 2008 to February 29, 2008

Winter. The final frontier. For who truly knows, if spring will ever come.

This months quest revolves around the concept of winter, in all its hoary splendor. Cold, death, decay, and torpid hibernation. Snow, ice, and frost. These are the ubiquitous images of the long, bleak season.

We are looking for the finest examples of winter-themed submissions. The winners of this major quest, will become worthy recipients of frosty mugs and glasses, engraved with odes to victory, courtesy of Scrasamax!

Good luck to all. Don your mittens!


Quest Winners

manfred
February 29, 2008
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Winter Shroud    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Hold through, little Selva, do not close your eyes. It is not sleep, that comes so lightly to you. Soon you will rest under the Shroud, and wake up when the spring comes.

Scrasamax
February 5, 2008
Hits: 4574
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
Stamagast    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

Behold, the Harbinger of ill-tidings, the blizzard rider, the thief of winter, the Stamagast.

Official Quest Entries

Siren no Orakio
January 28, 2008
Hits: 3167
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Winter's Tempest    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)

Forged of destruction, in the name of hatred, Winter’s Tempest is a cold echo of its parent blades, yet still it bears the destruction of the frozen elements.

Siren no Orakio
February 4, 2008
Hits: 3060
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
The Frozen Woman of the City    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Frozen to death by a penny pinching, cruel landlord, the Frozen Woman has found her vengeance against her killer, and now seeks to destroy those who might do unto others what was done unto her.

Cheka Man
February 7, 2008
Hits: 1946
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Icicle Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The Icicle Sword is a powerful weapon of cold, but those who use it’s full powers almost allways pay with their lives.

Kassil
February 8, 2008
Hits: 2376
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Glacier's Fist    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

Carved to bring glory to the Patient One, the silent and frigid Abomination that holds dominion over the frozen wastes, the Glacier’s Fist is heralded as a deadly weapon, but the true purpose of it is a much more subtle thing.

Kassil
February 9, 2008
Hits: 2956
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Soreen the Frostfell    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Once an outcast spirit of the cold, now the malevolent lord of a realm of winter unending…

Siren no Orakio
February 9, 2008
Hits: 3092
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Glacier's Sigh    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The delicate flower of the deepest Arctic, bearing the essence of ephemeral purity.

CaptainPenguin
February 12, 2008
Hits: 2629
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Shalgiel    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Known in these times as shalgiel, these beings were guardians created through ancient magic for purposes which are now forgotten.

Kassil
February 12, 2008
Hits: 2608
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Icevein Ring    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

At first appearing to be glass, this ring of enchanted ice is a boon to those in wintery climes…

Kassil
February 12, 2008
Hits: 2806
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Iceman's Lantern    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

A small silver lantern, at whose heart there burns a shard of ice.

Kassil
February 12, 2008
Hits: 2718
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Stormbringer's Pipes    Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)

A set of pale white panpipes, etched with images of the winter storms…

Kassil
February 13, 2008
Hits: 3509
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
The Gloom    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Once merely a minor Realm of an ambitious Prince of the Nether, the Gloom has been conquered and now lies ruled by Winter’s cruel grip.

Pieh
February 15, 2008
Hits: 3218
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Frosty's Silk Hat of Sentience    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Frosty the Snowman. Is a fairytale they say. He was made of snow. But the children know. How he came to life one day…

There must have been some magic. In that old silk hat they found. For when they placed it on his head. He began to dance around…

Drackler
February 24, 2008
Hits: 1873
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Theorem    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The tears of a blinded god created it.

chilled
February 24, 2008
Hits: 2875
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Diamond of Calcorn    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

"kara diamos ica" the wind stopped, and for a moment he was deaf to the world, and then his hearing returned.
as he looked around him and his bod began to warm agian after hours of finding a spot to shelter from the winter strom that was raging in the skies.

"IT WORKED!, im safe, now i only need to make my way to the academy"

valadaar
February 29, 2008
Hits: 8778
Comments: 13
Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
At The Foot of the World    Plots  (Travel)   (Mini-Campaign)

At the foot of the World can be found both great treasure and danger! Adventure Awaits!

Quest Entries

Siren no Orakio
January 10, 2009
Hits: 2976
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Snowborn of Nifelheim    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Adapted to the coldest of inhabitable worlds, the stocky Snowborn are the Starkin’s frozen cousins, set to defend them from threats from outside, using their terrible world itself as a weapon.

Scrasamax
December 28, 2012
Hits: 1026
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Candenheim    Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The hyperborean realm of the Eternal Flame

MysticMoon
September 14, 2013
Hits: 1500
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.550000
Winter's Gem    Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)

Bluest of sapphires; the ice-cold jewel. From its hoary breath flows the bitter winter winds. The Lady Karina sits there for all eternity, looking deep into the eyes of her lover.



Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

Rural Mystery

       By: Murometz

The PCs are making their way from village to village across a rural hinterland, when they spot a weird sign along a farmstead's fence, with an arrow pointing to the actual farmstead.

"CRAZY DANCING HOES!!"

If they investigate, a rather sedate local farmer, explains to them that for a mere two coppers, they can witness the show for themselves.

The show involves six ordinary, animated hoes "dancing" on a makeshift stage, as the farmer accompanies them by slapping his thighs to keep the beat, and playing on his flute.

If asked how the trick is accomplished the farmer demurs, not wanting to share his "secret".

"If you can get Old Man Purkiss to tell you how he gets his cows to spout poetry, I'll tell you how I make my hoes dance."

In reality, this minor encounter can lead to the PCs discovering that some localized, magical effect is active in the area. All kinds weird phenomena seem to occur in these parts.

Perhaps the PCs have finally found the ley-line of mana energy that they have been searching for! The party's wizard gets excited.

Encounter  ( Other ) | December 12, 2015 | View | UpVote 5xp


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