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December 31, 1969, 7:00 pm

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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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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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