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The Orc Tick

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"OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

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A disgusting bug twice the size of a regular tick,and ten times as voracious, these odious parasites are very common among the unwashed orcs. Not that the orcs mind them greatly, having gotten used to their presence. Some even go so far as to say that the ticks help to keep them healthy by purging their bodies of toxins. All orcs have sworn that it was the presence of these little blood suckers that have rescued them from otherwise fatal diseases. If this is just an orcish belief or a reliable cure for the orcs, none know for certain.
What people do know,is that the ticks carry a virulent blood transmitted illness that only orcs are immune to.  Any human who has the misfortune to be bitten by one of these ticks,will suffer a painful death within the space of a week, as was hediously demonstrated during the siege of the border town of Hulart. The wily orc war chief who besieged the town,succeeding in causing the deaths of hundereds of townsfolk when he had his warriors launch numerous clay vessels filled to the brim with the deadly ticks, over the city walls.



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Voted KendraHeart
November 8, 2005, 13:51
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Snorts in regards to the preview comment.

Kind of cool otherwise.
Voted Mourngrymn
November 8, 2005, 13:55
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Being attacked by a giant tick is semi discusting, yet worth the laugh I would get if I threw it at my gamers.

The title is a bit of a shy away. I almost didn't peek in and view it because of the title. The fact that the orcs have a folklore about them is interesting. Because of these insects, they are the reason they don't have other diseases. All in all a decent idea that needs more fleshing out but still a good one.

.5 added for the orc reasoning behind the ticks.
Voted Zylithan
November 22, 2005, 11:11
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Well, I'm aiming to read all the posts, so the title doesnt scare me away, but I agree it is a little off-putting.
Mourngrymn
November 22, 2005, 11:49
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I actually ment the preview of it. But oh well...
Voted Murometz
February 20, 2006, 18:46
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Being the owner several German Shepherds, this one really hits home. Ticks are true horrors in real life, and giant orc ticks make me cringe (and itchy). Nice touches on the background.

I love all life-forms, but...BURN TICKS BURN!!
Murometz
September 15, 2006, 0:00
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summer is over, the ticks are gone. Its safe to bump this now.
Voted Pariah
January 16, 2007, 22:34
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The ticks never leave in Florida. NEVER! Matches and alchohol swabs! DEATH TO THE TICKS!!!

Otherwise, pretty good.
Voted Ancient Gamer
January 17, 2007, 4:59
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I do NOT understand how this one scored nearly a 4.

It is a total disgrace. Sorry Maggot, I like you and all.

2.0

Oh, and the preview is soooo porno.
Voted Kassy
August 5, 2014, 11:56
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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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