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Pulca is a average Elvish town of about 300 people.  They are some of the most peaceful and kindess Elves one will ever meet.  They have never battled any outlanders or waged war with anyone.

Pulca is a average Elvish town of about 300 people.  They are some of the most peaceful and kindess Elves one will ever meet.  They have never battled any outlanders or waged war with anyone.  The city jail records only show of 5 people every being held and locked up and each were for only a night.  Their charges were only minor because they got drunk and were being reckless, so they stayed over night and got no fine.  The city is Led by a shadow warrior named Dro’hizzir.  He has well looked over the city for 20 years of his life.  He only has 4 active guards under his belt and on duty.  The town is protected by a 15 foot wall stretching around the whole city.  There are 2 guard towers near the entrance of the town their only defenses.  The main gate is steel plated iron, but there is no real factor in this for the gate is always open and guests and outlanders are always welcome.  Their is great happinings in this city and many shops to go by, these Elves love to barter.  Yet there is a secret most don’t know about. 

1000’s of years ago the Dro’Hizzirs found an old citadel with a wall surrounding it. Perhaps an outpost of some kind. Was founded just after the olds wars when there was still much danger in the surrounding area. Dro’hizzir’s ancestor led a group of elven refugees here and through time built up the wall. Made a deal with somebody to rebuild the wall with the leftover stone of the destroyed citadel and removed the rest of the rubble. He had some war loot combined with refugee money. Basement of the citadel is probably there and maybe holding something of value.

So time continued and elves came and went from the city and the land became tame. The old city was buried by weather and rubble from war and mostly forgotten.  Only one knows the truth and true history behind it and it is Dro’hizzir himself.  The purpose of the walls is now long forgotten by mortals. The elves led a peaceful life and swore off any more war ever. Only a few elves truly enjoyed the life here so the population remained low. They love to barter so they draw in traders and such and slowly get a reputation and people are happy to visit. Maybe give them some unique products that are cherished and rare in the lands.

Now, their leader is of a warrior line. So tradition could start with the original warrior’s son that the future leader will go off and campaign for some good cause and make a name for himself. Once their life is full of war and they are done, they return to the peace of the small town and fulfill their promise to look over the city. They either return when they are ready or are bound by a promise to return at their father’s death.



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Ria Hawk
September 20, 2003, 12:43
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Okay, I can see how people might find this sickeningly happy. But if they have never fought with anyone (and that is hard to believe), why is their leader a great warrior?
Royal_Assassin
September 21, 2003, 11:52
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Good question. You stumped me I will make the change and thank you for the comment.
~Royal_Assassin~
Strolen
September 21, 2003, 19:03
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Let me see if I can bend some ideas around this and have some fun thinking about it.

A city of only 300, peaceful, yet has a 15 foot wall surrounding them and a warrior leader.

300 people is a very small amount and everybody would know everybody. Considering these few people have a full blown city wall and a warrior ruler and they are peaceful, I would say they have a secret they wish to remain hidden...or not.

I would say they found an old citadel with a wall surrounding it. Perhaps an outpost of some kind. Was founded just after BlahBlah wars when there was still much danger in the surrounding area. Dro'hizzir's ancestor led a group of elven refugees here and through time built up the wall. Made a deal with somebody to rebuild the wall with the leftover stone of the destroyed citadel and removed the rest of the rubble. He probably had some war loot combined with refugee money. Basement of the citadel is probably there and maybe holding something of value.

So time continued and elves came and went from the city and the land became tame. The purpose of the walls is now long forgotten by mortals. The elves led a peaceful life and swore off any more war ever. Only a few elves truly enjoyed the life here so the population remained low. They love to barter so they draw in traders and such and slowly get a reputation and people are happy to visit. Maybe give them some unique products that are cherished and rare in the lands.

Now, their leader is of a warrior line. So tradition could start with the original warrior's son that the future leader will go off and campaign for some good cause and make a name for himself. Once their life is full of war and they are done, they return to the peace of the small town and fulfill their promise to look over the city. They either return when they are ready or are bound by a promise to return at their father's death.

or not. :-)

Keep submitting Royal_Assassin. Every idea is a good idea!
manfred
September 22, 2003, 5:29
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Strolen makes this an interesting campaign location. The heroes save it and are celebrated and all. But the old leader died a valiant death during the fights, and his son is having his adventures far away. What will the city do, without protection?
- Will they promote the heroes as temporary guards/sentinels/protectors?
- Will they beg them to find the lost hero?
- Or will some voices call for abandoning the tradition, and create a new security system (possibly with the PC's as main ingredient)? (...insert a wicked mind here...)

The heroes chopped some baddies apart, fine. Let's see how they can handle local polithics.
Royal_Assassin
September 22, 2003, 17:33
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~Royal_Assassin gives a sturdy golf clap to Strolen~
Man Strolen no wonder you are the head pancho around here man you got a beautiful mind man. That is so great thinking that gave me some sweet inspiration. Dang man you definetly won over my respect and also many thanks to Manfred for his ongoing help. Do you guys mind if I copy that onto my setting page for Pulca your ideas so people will see them easier?
Thank you again to everyone.
~Royal_ASsassin~
Strolen
September 22, 2003, 19:35
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You do as you will Royal_Assassin. If any ideas help you, take them and incorporate them. If you feel like giving credit, that is always appreciated, but if you are just going to edit this post then don't worry about it because the comment section will always be there.

Ideas are here to be shared freely, hope everyone is of that same frame of mind, but if you do use an idea then it is always nice to give the original author some kudos. But USE THE IDEA is the main point.
Royal_Assassin
September 22, 2003, 19:41
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Thank you great Strolen
~Royal_Assassin~
manfred
September 25, 2003, 2:37
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(What was that movie called... 'Sommersby' or how?)

The hero returns finally (maybe with the PC's help), and after 10 or more years of high adventure, he looks different, older, wiser, and so on. Very few remember his face exactly. And if he is more than a little different, some may start to feel suspicions...

- he is the son and heir, he is just deeply changed (the option of being turned to evil is age-old, but it needs to be mentioned)
- The hero died or disappeared, but a good friend of him keeps the tradition alive. Maybe it was a last wish, or he felt it as a duty.
- The hero found he is actually a coward deep inside, and promoted someone else into his position. Now he could be a drunkard, potato farmer, or wanderer. Or anything.
- An impersonator that knew the hero personally, or at least this story, and decided to take this chance. Maybe he has stolen or forged some item that confirms the story.
- One day, some other hero comes and claims to be the true heir.
- Multiple heroes come and all apply for the job. ;-)

Solve this.
Royal_Assassin
September 25, 2003, 20:07
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good question and I pick the first one you added he is the son and heir, he is just deeply changed (the option of being turned to evil is age-old, but it needs to be mentioned)
thank-you
~Royal_Assassin~
manfred
September 26, 2003, 5:09
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There is still one older variant...

He either has an evil twin-brother, or through some magical accident got an evil twin. And the real guy returns one day.
Royal_Assassin
September 26, 2003, 13:46
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wow that is even better I like that one better than the first. But I don't know if I wanna use it. I will consider it though.
thanks
~Royal_Assassin~


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