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Shori (The Land of the Stepped Lakes)


A beautiful, broken land tended by feudal families. Densely forested, this land holds many mysteries in the areas not cleared, and some mysteries are dangerous.

The teritory protected by Lanshev, the Dragon-Lord of the falls, is broken into many plateaus, and spring fed lakes top a great many of these. Rivers spill over the edges of many of these plateau cliffs, leading to a series of lakes and pools along the land leading down to the Great Dragon Bay by the sea. These many waterfalls have led to several names associated with the land - "The land of one thousand rainbows" and "The land of the water lion".

Each plateau has different level of minerals in it and the lakes on them are saturated with them. The fish in the lakes do not spawn and have grown accostomed to the mineral waters of their lakes, but become sickly and soon die when exposed to the waters of another lake. Lanshev chooses where a new family builds their house and tells them how to limit thier fishing, so the many diverse and unique fish are never destroyed by over demand.

To supplement thier meat and protect their family fisheries, the people of Shori hunt Red Bears, a large bear with a fericious territorial habit. The Red Bears are omnivourous, but mainly eat the fish they can catch. For bread and grains, the root and seed pod of a river weed are cooked and ground into powder for baking. Called "River Oats" this rounds out the staples of their food.

The land is densely forested, and new household can take up to 3 years clearing the land for thier main house. Deep in these woods are the ruins of previous civilisations, holding secrets and technology lost to the ages. The deep woods also give shelter to horrors, demons from another plane that feed on the fear and pain they create. The dark and dargerous woods hold thier secrets well.

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November 22, 2003, 6:01
Why is this not linked?
November 22, 2003, 21:50
Because I posted the setting and then the plot. I will now edit and link to the plot.

Yeesh. Critic. ;)
November 24, 2003, 14:34
August 29, 2004, 20:34
I think I will put Shori into the Empire, though I'm going to replace Lanshev with a Spirit or some sort of supernatural overlord. If that's okay with you, Agar. :)
August 30, 2004, 1:17
Your game, your call. Have fun with it your way.
Voted valadaar
November 28, 2006, 13:01
This sounds like the Land of Falling Lakes in Croatia. Was that the inspiration?

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the dead mechent of death

       By: celticring

To Dougles Nye money is power, a powerful wizard only newly into lich-hood

Originally the son of servants to a noble family, yet he found that life humiliating. "How could anyone stand to serve another?" he often wondered. His father, was a greedy man who offered an explanation one day “It’s all for the coin, every demanding, humiliating thing. It’s for the coin, boy."

So when Dougles began developing the potential for magic, he found a way out of a life of servitude. Learning magic though stolen books, he made his escape. Taking the all the possessions of the lord’s vaults with him. He set out to gain as much money as possible.

His gifts for magic allowed him many advantages other merchants could only dream of. Capitalized on the use of deviation magic, allowing him to always having what the city he is in needs most, whether that is wheat or weapons, poison or drug doesn’t matter to him.

Some would say he follows war, disease, famine, and political strife like a vulture looking for a nice carcass to claim. What they don’t know is he has a hand in the conflict he supposedly follows. Assassinating ruler to incite wars, casting spells that decimating crops, acting as an information broker to both sides in a conflict. Dougles is known as a man who can get what you need to some, to other a monster who capitalizes on the suffering of others.

The lich know as Dougles Nye, prefers the title ”The Merchant of Death” for that shows just how much power money has earned him.

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