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Quest - Fallen Empires



Original Quest from February 20, 2011 to April 10, 2011

Fallen Empires, monuments of old, sleeping kings and artifacts from eras long past.

Do you dare write of what crawls out of tombs and shambles out of ruins? What befell the ancient structures that still haunt the world. Are they truly abandoned or just awaiting a hardy soul to test their depths? Is the magic that destroyed the mighty fortress gone or does it seek its next victim. Only time will tell...

Enter the Fallen Empires!


Quest Winners

EchoMirage
April 7, 2011
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
The Crowns of Glory    Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)

Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.

Official Quest Entries

Cheka Man
February 23, 2011
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
The Quest For Helen    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

The PCs are sent to rescue the Lady Helen from the pyramid she has been trapped in...but it will not be easy.

Cheka Man
February 27, 2011
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
30 Items From Fallen Empires    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)

Thirty items from the distant past, some are still used today in different forms, others were one of a kind and have long since been lost or sequestered within dusty old tombs, awaiting looters to bring them back to the world once more.

EchoMirage
March 14, 2011
Hits: 910
Comments: 11
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
The Tree of Bone    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

High above the lands of the living, where frost and howling of the wind reign, the morbid monument to a faith long dead calls the deceased on a last pilgrimage.

Mourngrymn
March 21, 2011
Hits: 793
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Mel Victus    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A silent vestige sits among the vine covered ruins in a forest that has overgrown who once lived here. No more towers rise among the skeletal remains of a seeming once vast city. Instead, carved into the face of a leveled statue of a man, peaceful in his dead slumber now are etched the words - Si vis pacem para bellum – If you want peace, prepare for war.

MysticMoon
March 23, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
The Lost Empire    Locations  (World)   (Any)

The Imperial city has been sucked into hell and the rest of the world has been ripped apart. And tying it all together is the Crystal Tower. The Tower lives in all realms, a needle piercing the fabric of each reality and threading them all together.

Pieh
March 26, 2011
Hits: 807
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Tome of the Ancient Kingdom    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

The Elders say there was once a great kingdom here. Yes, in this field of cattle, void of rubble or debris. Now, there are just a few fences and a barn for the bovine herd. At the most, you'll find some fresh dung. No treasures or artifacts of bygone ages here. What fate could have befallen such a place, as to leave no trace? Come closer, and I will show you...

Pieh
March 30, 2011
Hits: 790
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
Dust of Sages    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)

When a thousand years of dust settled upon the worked stone floor of The Grey Tomb, a new sage was born. A creature, of dust, time, age, wisdom. The dust that was once the bodies of ancient wise men. It coalesced and swirled into being, small and wispy, dry as its home. It mutters words of wisdom for no one to hear. Begging its dark home for a soul to learn from.

Old Dreamer
April 5, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
The Gateway of Empire    Locations  (Fortification)   (Mountains)

A man-made bridge between two tall hills that began as a wonder to an ancient empire and now is turned into the final stand of a desperate kingdom. 

Quest Entries

Scrasamax
October 27, 2012
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
The Population Contraction    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

One of the events regularly overlooked in the history of the Cosmic Era is the Population Contraction that was concurrent with the Second Dark Age.



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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

Encounter  ( Forest/ Jungle ) | October 8, 2013 | View | UpVote 7xp


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