These are pretty believable. I feel like seven is a short list for something like this, though. I can imagine any number of unusual critters entrapped by a giant spider, wriggling in their silk prison. Or maybe even a symbiotic creature pinned in there, some kind of magically psychic parasite that draws creatures to the web to be consumed by the spider and the parasite. Go to Comment
I find the history of sauces interesting. As British as Worcestershire is, the story is they were trying to recreate an Indian sauce of unknown provenance. The Romans covered everything in a fermented fish sauce called garum that they borrowed from the Greeks. Medieval manors had a separate kitchen called the saucery just to make sauces, headed by a saucerer. Go to Comment
This is a neat concept for the Trek universe. I wonder if other civilizations in the Delta Quandrant or beyond try to follow the Selan example and become distasteful to the Borg.
It's not clear in the text: are the Selan a species, or a non-species specific group? Since they purposefully make their genetics "uninteresting" to the Borg, I wonder if some might undergo genetic therapies to join with the Selan and survive the expanding Collective. Go to Comment
This is delightful. A thoroughly useable list of feebles. This could easily be set up as a table and, upon a PC acquiring a new grandiose sword, a simple roll can determine its detrimental qulaities. Go to Comment
Are you familiar with "Mr. Norrell & Jonathan Strange?" Admittantly, I have only seen the BBC series, so I'm sure I'm missing critical details, but I would venture that The Raven King is a Macguffin for that story, as essential and brief he actually is.
Another handy reference guide for a common, largely unavoidable trope. Go to Comment
The item just fell from the sky one day. Everyone assumes it was from the gods, but a close examination by a person of knowledge will reveal this is clearly a work of complex handicraft from some unknown being. Perhaps a passing UFO tossed it out with the trash. Go to Comment
A certain tribe in a valley believes that the soul remains trapped in the body after death and is aware of it. So they treat their dead as if they are alive, talking to them and keeping them at home. They are used to the stink and for some reason are also immune to the diseases that this practise causes but outsiders are not so lucky.
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