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November 13, 2005, 3:35 pm

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Sky Street


Sky street (and the blocks around it) are odd.  The shadows are darker. The air is damper. The mood is bleak and errie. The street is silent, all the noise muted somehow. However, you can always seem to hear someone crying.

From down the block, it appears to be yet another street, with the same kinds of building as those around it. Yet it feels perpetually gloomy.  Some say the street is cursed, but no mage nor priest has ever detected it.  But those of a dark disposition find themselves drawn to it. Those that live here always have a feeling of despair or depression.  The street (and environs) have become a slum of sort, an island inside the prosperous guild neighborhood it resides. It is the place where the lost dreamers go, and those with broken hearts. They drink and commiserate in the taverns that now fill the street.  There are many a cheap room to rent, as there always seems to be vacancies.

Of course there are ghosts to be seen. They appear in the corner of your eye, or late at night, or sometimes in the shadows.  The shades are those who have killed themselves in the area.  Some say they cause the depression, others say they are there to stop others from doing the same.  Either way, the street touches the otherside in a way that is not healthy.

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Voted KendraHeart
November 19, 2005, 23:25
Yawn. A haunted block. It is an idea that might be useful.
Voted Dossta
December 22, 2011, 18:05

I could see this as part of a longer list -- perhaps a 30 of city streets.  But I just don't feel it has enough to carry a full sub on its own.  I realize it's an old sub, so perhaps it's time for a revisit?

Voted valadaar
December 16, 2013, 10:32
A starting point - yes.

Voted Murometz
January 16, 2015, 15:09
While I normally love names which are somewhat incongruous to what they're naming, such as "Street of Happy Smiles" for a murderous alley for example, in this case, a different name may lend this shadow-haunted block some aesthetic oomph.

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Rural Mystery

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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.


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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