Quest - Let there be Light



Original Quest from September 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010

Don't fear the Light!

Light elementals, Light Societies, Magical flashlights, lanterns that tell jokes, illuminated books and swords that shine like the sun.

Experience Points rewarded for every Light quest submission during the time frame with 150xp to the first place winner and 100xp going to second.

Let there be Light!!


Quest Winners

EchoMirage
September 4, 2010
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Unthar, the Sun of the Dead    Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)

From beyond through veils sublime

Pass ghostly, o umbral shine

Illuminate in shadow, fade colors, so fallow

Dark dreaming does bidding thine

Dossta
September 13, 2010
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

No shadow may find a home within its walls.

Official Quest Entries

Dossta
September 3, 2010
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.200000
Lytharian's Luminescent Orbs    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

Apprentice:  “Master, this ritual must be performed under an eclipsed sun.  We'll be here until next winter if we want to complete it!”
Mage:  “Ah, but you are forgetting that we have a portable eclipse handy!  Observe carefully . . .”

Cheka Man
September 7, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
30 Spirit Lanterns    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

When dealing with ghosts and the Undead in general, the right Spirit Lantern might make all the difference between a successful encounter and ending injured or even worse, dead or possessed. Here are a few of the most useful...

Ted
September 7, 2010
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Spectacles of Hidden Truth    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A magical pair of glasses once allowed the sharpest of minds to perceive the physical world around him. His cutting insight, throwing light on the darkest of secrets, is now housed within the spectacles.

Pieh
September 9, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Staff of The Golden King    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Heroic)

A shaft of golden solid light; a powerful artifact of all that is good and holy. This staff is the bane of evil and the boon of justice.

Ted
September 12, 2010
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Veracit's Furball    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

It's so cute!

Wait, why is it glowing?
 

Pieh
September 13, 2010
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Imnoctum Novalumis    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

The Master of Starlight, Player of Games; This Quizzical Fey knows Everyone's Names.
 

Pieh
September 14, 2010
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Chalice of the Silver Queen    Items  (Potion)   (Heroic)

Drink deep from the Moon-Cup, let its powers quench your thirst, or even save your marriage.

Dossta
September 15, 2010
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Mirror of the Star Children    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.  - Thales

Pieh
September 15, 2010
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
No votes
Star Silver    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

The Essence of Light, mined from the body of a fallen Star-Child.

Ramhir
September 24, 2010
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
The Shield of Hope    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

The High King is dead. He died on a quest to find the stolen Crown of Destiny. As he died, he activated the ability on his armor, Fly To The Four Winds, which randomly transported his sword, Cut-Steel, and his shield, The Shield of Hope, to far-off places so they would not be taken by his foes.

Quest Entries

Forganthus
June 28, 2012
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The Hollows of Teragaius    Locations  (World)   (Underground)

A dangerous, alien plane where glowing frog-slimes slither and slurp, metal-skinned bird people rebuff diplomacy, and only the endless subterranean tunnels are safe (just mind the gravity-bending moles).  Visitors will have to skulk around in the dark to avoid the curse carried by the sunlight.  Because (have I mentioned?) the sun is the source of a powerful curse--one that covers the whole planet.



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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

Ideas  ( Lifeforms ) | October 12, 2011 | View | UpVote 3xp


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