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By: Ancient Gamer

The Church of the one true God guards a terrible secret: Their God is dying. He is kept within a tank, steamworks forever pumping to keep him alive, clockwork engines forcing his laboured breathing. View
By: Ancient Gamer

While travelling near the edge of a forest the air is filled with the wailing of battle horns. Soon a large group of mounted cavalry will gallop by in a panicked rush. Some will spot the party and shout "Flee! Flee for your very lives!" Several minutes later, hundreds of running infantrymen will be spotted. A large group of white clad knights fiercely chanting a battle song is in full pursuit. One of the white knights carries a banner of a white horse on a black background. The horse is rearing under a gold crown, indicating the presence of the Paladin Prince. As the horrified infantrymen struggle to flee into the forest, the zealots charge into their midst and cut them down by the tens and hundreds. View
By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence. The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil. Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses. View
By: Ancient Gamer

The journey had been a long one and now they had entered the mountains. After an entire day spent on paths cut into the mountainside and through moss covered coniferous woods, they encounter a desperate young mountain tribal. He is searching for his beloved wife and his elder brother, both of whom he got separated from after an unsuccessful attempt to kill a cave bear. The last thing he saw was the cave bear in full pursuit of his wife. He could not help her as he had been knocked to the ground by the raging beast, and was struggling to regain full consciousness. The tribal will be clearly nervous and urges them to look for his wife during their travels. He will stay in his village a couple of miles to the north and pleads for assistance should they recover his wife, whether she be dead or alive. On the next day of travel, they will journey upon a dim track in the forest and while they are preparing to ascend another path cut into the mountainside, they hear moans of lust from somewhere nearby. Upon closer inspection they will spy a young tribal woman in the heat of the act with an elder tribal male. They are consummating their forbidden love on the cold mountain moss, and beside them lay the skinned and slaughtered carcass of a huge bear. View

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Ms. Carlyle By: Ancient Gamer
   11 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago

A stern matron, 1950's pinup and failed protector against nuclear winter.

Her first contact will be on a laptop or mobile unit of some kind. The text "Can you help me?" will be written all over the screen.

Ms. Carlyle has made her presence known.

The Azul Deck of Shadows By: Ancient Gamer
   11 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago

The Deck of Shadows is bound to other dimensions through demonic blood magic infused in the wood, and the eldritch essence woven into the vivid paintings on the cards.

A New Take on Hell By: Ancient Gamer
   3 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago

Hell. A place of suffering and torment, a often used and cliche ridden place that every GM has to relate to.

 

Blood of the Mountain By: Ancient Gamer
   4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 23 Minutes ago

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Claws of the Emperor By: Ancient Gamer
   4 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago

When the Caliph-Emperor of the Dunes hear about his son's heart attack at the northern front, his rage is unstoppable. For his son was only nineteen years old, and a trained athlete. Grief stricken as only a parent bereft of their child can be, the Emperor finally rouses the Empire into action.

So, when reinforcements finally arrive to the beleaguered veterans at the front, they are accompanied by the the Imperial Necromancers in their gold laced red silken robes, as well as the three old triplet hags of Devananon, seers and prophets who use narcotics to enhance their trance visions.

As the Prince's corpse is carted to the Spires of Devananon, where the necromancers and the triplets will work their magic, the PCs will have to conjure a plan of their own. For they are to blame for the Prince's death.

This plot is set five months after the happenings of "A Dark Moon over Sagranz", but could be adapted by any GM to fit his setting and need.

A Dark Moon over Sagranz By: Ancient Gamer
   4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago

The players; survivors of an elite squad of mercenaries, are assigned to an assassination mission. Their task; to penetrate enemy lines during night, enter the fortified Holzberg Monastery where Sagranz has his command, and kill the elderly Hexenjaeger in his sleep.

If only it was so easy...

The Mercenary Shrine By: Ancient Gamer
   7 Years, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 16 Minutes ago

In the ramshackle town of Spear Malice only a single building still stands. It has defied the Great War and its spears of light; nuclear blasts that devastated the entire state, and ever since then it has defied the onslaught of time.

Its halls have not yet been breached, and a wealth of technological treasure await, ripe for plunder! But there are others who crave this treasure; others that will do anything to claim it.

Post Mortem, Darkly By: Ancient Gamer
   7 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago

A second chance

Woodland Tale By: Ancient Gamer
   7 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago

A Village by a forest, and a secret few knows. Will the PCs discover what dwells beneath the surface?

Hak-Hakunin By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 56 Minutes ago

Come, face Hak-Hakunin, the accursed and undying spawn of Dancer Kallina. Watch him trek through eternity, a cruel and heartless executioner of infants and innocents. A cold toy of the Gods, a death bringer and prisoner of fate.

Crawlers of the Dark By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago

In the dark alleys of Malcaresh, the Caravan City of the Plains, many an adventurer meets his death at the end of an unseen blade. Even more part unwillingly with their belongings, having fallen victim to the thieves and cutthroats plying their old and ignoble trade. Yet even among these, the whispers of House Caraguil invoke fear and discomfort.

The Stairs of Kienor By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago

What initially appears to be another trek through wintry mountain landscapes will be revealed as a true struggle for survival. For the mountain known as the Kiebral is an ancient evil, its secrets are countless and its power is immense. Can the PCs outwit a power from the dawn of time, or will they succumb and be trapped for all eternity?

The Magic of Art By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Minutes ago

This is a scroll for posting spells to be used with fantasy art, or just debating possible effects and uses for magic together with art. Come join the creative effort.

The Province of Ardamien By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago

The Province of Ardamoth, or Ardamien as is the modern name, was the first of the Old Continent settlements on the Dhargenaas Continent. Of course the Imperials from Aumethorion had already founded the Careshian Empire (The Southern Empire) and the Belemarians had founded the Empire of Belemar, but the Ardamians were the first from the Old Continent and arrived just 10 years after the landfall.

The Province of Silmar By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago

The Province of Silmar is the cold and windswept area from the tip of Cape Murder in the North, to the Imperial Border in the south. Silmar is a place of suspicions and of persecutions; a place where magic users are burnt at the stake and crusades are launched frequently. The reasons for the crusades may wary, but the basics remain the same; the lure of the dark arts has consumed someone and a Crusade must be launched to purge that which has succumbed to darkness.

Sextant of the Soul By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago

The Sextant of the Soul is a potent magical artifact that can only be found within the dreamscape.

The Black Legion By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 5 Minutes ago

In the quaint little town known as Golothei, the infamous black legion makes it’s last stand against the mountain tribes of the Ugeroth. On the Asylum River Island the battle rage most intensely, legionary squad mages barely holding their own against the onslaught of chaos worshipping tribal sorcerors. To this location the PCs are destined to travel in search of the powerful artifact known as the Tallow Candle. But not all is as it seems within the halls of the asylum.

The Coven of the Red Moon By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 9 Months, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago

At the base of the Cyllerean Mountains a small coven of witches has laired where once was a Temple of Good.

The Arcane Chambers By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 9 Months, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago

Deep beneath the central tower laid the chambers of the Arcane. This is where the mages, witches and warlocks place those creations they deem to dangerous. The crystal bell Ã? Beloth Ã? was such a creation. Shortly after it was created by Magnus of Cormalth, it got into the hands of a cunning mercenary captain known as Harlan Marcus. Let’s shorten the tale and just say that the mages in the college valley did not like to have Harlan and his men roaming about the valley, helping themselves to the mages valuables. The bell rendered the college magic useless, and the mages locked themselves in, awaiting Harlan, armed with brooms, pottery and kitchen utensils.

The bell was later recovered, together with Harlan himself, and both were locked away in the chambers of the arcane.

The Citadel of Xolthog By: Ancient Gamer
   8 Years, 9 Months, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes ago

This is the conclusion to the Prophecies of Redemption Campaign. The characters have sojourned through mountains and lowlands to reach the forest in which the entrance to the demon lord’s citadel can be found.

But the Citadel is not what one could expect. Can the PCs find their way in and survive to tell the tale?



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The Prisoner's tale

       By: mimic12455

A man is taken in for a crime years ago. Any who ask or willing to listen, he tells a tale of how he ended up in such a position. So far fetched is the story that many believe it to be false. Perhaps the adventurer who came to town would like to listen to the man's tale?

Ideas  ( Plots ) | January 30, 2010 | View | UpVote 3xp


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