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Randolphina the Mighty

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Getting sick of people who’s destiny it is to save the world? Well, that’s sure as hell not anything Randolphina’s like destiny!

Appearance:

Randolphina is a painfully thin, greasy haired woman with a bad overbite. Her eyes are rimmed in red as if she has been crying. She always has a proud expression on her face.

She wears a chainmail tunic that is better fit for a giant and a dented, warped, wooden buckler painted green.

Background:

Once, Randolphina may have been a different person, perhaps one of the peasantry, always hearing of heroes born to save the world. Perhaps Randolphina found these inspiring, or perhaps exciting, or perhaps they were merely diversions to her, but in some way they became wedged in her mind. She was never a very good worker, and, as she put it, “was always searching for something more.” But she never really had the guts to leave. Until one day.
She had been planning for weeks to leave and go adventuring. She had gathered her money and found an old rusty knife in the blacksmith’s scrap pile. Her time had come. She dropped her trowel, put down her bag of turnips, stood up….And was struck by lightning. She survived, of course, but was never quite the same.
Randolphina now believes that she is one of the heroes from the old stories, destined to save the world from some monumentous evil. She wanders the wilderness getting beaten up, or, as she calls it, “adventuring”.
Quite a sad tale, really…



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Yuna Holystone
May 22, 2003, 18:57
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Is she crazy or something?
CaptainPenguin
May 22, 2003, 19:52
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Yes.
hopfrog16
May 30, 2003, 15:29
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This is great... I'm deffinately gonna use this character in my scenerios, thanks. =)
Barbarian Horde
January 7, 2004, 3:43
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She may be a crazy stuck-by-lightning woman. I would use her as a useful recurring nuisance, PC or group DNPC, Follower, or one time encounter. In any case she needs a little help, especially if she gets into her mind to be a follower (actual or DNPC) of one of my PC’s or their group. Hopefully the players will take pity on her and at least train her a bit so she doesn’t keep getting beat up so badly.
For an epic scale campaign . . . maybe she IS what she claims but a curse needs to be overcome for her to come out of her madness and fulfill her destiny . . . naw! to cliché.
-David R. david@jaredrobinson.com
Cheka Man
October 9, 2004, 19:07
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5/5 :)
Veritasg
October 14, 2004, 20:01
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Sounds like Don Quijote! :)
Voted Cheka Man
November 6, 2005, 18:21
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One of my favourite carecters who gets today's HoH submission.She reminds me of the Battle Royale girl Mizhuo Inada.
Voted Dragon Lord
November 9, 2005, 9:40
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Shes mad I tell you – beautifully, gloriously, wonderfully insanely mad as a hatter – completely off her trolley

Or, put another way – she's a scenario waiting to happen

Brilliant 4.5 / 5
Voted Drackler
April 30, 2006, 19:03
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She is, as Dragon Lord said, gloriously mad.

-Drackler Wyrmdragon
O.o
Voted Scrasamax
April 30, 2006, 23:44
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Definately cracked, and the stroke of lightning could have really invested her with phantasmal memories dredged together from childhood stories, or might have even carried the dissembodied essence of Porthos the Electromancer! Or she could be as cracked as her shield. People hit by lightning really are a bit off...things just dont click the way that they should.
Voted Ancient Gamer
April 13, 2010, 2:52
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An ancient sub, how marvelous!

It is decent, conjures a nice image in my head.

3.5/5


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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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