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Jack and the Icicle

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A 100-word location, inspired by this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_stalactite) and a classic fairytale.

 

In the cold cold winter of the frozen frozen North the temperatures drop so low that the clouds freeze.
 
Scholars believe a permanent ice cap sits in the sky over the north pole, casting that land into eternal shadow. With the onset of winter, the clouds freeze ever further southwards and the skies darken. Great stalactites of ice form, connecting earth to sky. There are legends of men who have climbed these and of the giants who live in the realms of eternal frost above, whose footsteps may be heard in the creaking icesheet. Of course, they are only legends...


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Voted Scrasamax
January 19, 2012, 8:59
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Looked up some brinicle images, that is some seriously cinematic stuff. Well done.

Voted Chaosmark
January 21, 2012, 9:14
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I liiiiiiiiike this. So many opportunities and ways to incorporate this into a game. Nicely done.

Voted Murometz
February 15, 2012, 13:00
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Very nice imagery and quite the spark for further exploration

Voted Aramax
January 15, 2015, 8:55
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should have been written in fairy tale format, but of minor goodness 3.5


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Voted valadaar
February 24, 2015, 11:13
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Absolutely love this. Great 100!
A fairy tale treatment would require much higher wordcount.

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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.

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