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November 18, 2005, 8:34 pm

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The Nomads


The nomads are a neglected people, universally hated and persecuted. Let your characters experience this life…

The nomads are a long-suffering race. Their existence has been tolerated (barely) by the last fifty emperors since Emperor Meziz signed a covenant with them, allowing them to subsist on the banks of the infertile southern rivers in return for a small tithe. They are shunned by the folk of the Empire, and heckled and spat at in the marketplace. People only buy their meat and produce because it is so cheap.


1. A character commits a crime or contravenes a taboo and is outcast by the nomads. S/he must make a living for s/himself in this hostile world.

2. The characters are on the ruling body of the nomads. The emperor starts a policy of persecution against them and they must either resist or flee.

3. The nomads try to make new gains of territory and have to journey to the capital city across the desert, with its terrible perils, to deliver a supplication to the Emperor.

4. The characters are an elite group of nomadic thieves who steal from farmers. However, to draw suspicion away from the nomads, they go around distant regions, disguised as locals.

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Voted Zylithan
November 10, 2005, 12:21
Reminds me of the untouchable caste in India. But this post just doesn't tell me enough. Why are they shunned? What do they look like? What is their culture (music, food, etc)? Are they glad to be "accepted" or upet, and if so, will they rebel?

I like the fact that you made 4 hooks, but I think the idea needs more details.
Voted Scrasamax
May 31, 2006, 11:00
Why are they persecuted and so popularly hated? The hooks are okay, but this entire sub could use some beefing up on anabolic steroidal detailage. I like the last plot hook the best.
Voted valadaar
February 25, 2010, 11:30
This seems more of an idea seed then a whole sub. A starting point.

I think something really good could be derived from it.
Voted Cheka Man
February 26, 2010, 13:57
Only voted

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       By: Ancient Gamer

While travelling near the edge of a forest the air is filled with the wailing of battle horns. Soon a large group of mounted cavalry will gallop by in a panicked rush. Some will spot the party and shout "Flee! Flee for your very lives!"

Several minutes later, hundreds of running infantrymen will be spotted. A large group of white clad knights fiercely chanting a battle song is in full pursuit. One of the white knights carries a banner of a white horse on a black background. The horse is rearing under a gold crown, indicating the presence of the Paladin Prince. As the horrified infantrymen struggle to flee into the forest, the zealots charge into their midst and cut them down by the tens and hundreds.

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