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The Gale Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-03 01:19 AM
A neat item, whether viewed seriously or as a silly item (only banging the face part was bordering on silly). Go to Comment
30 Plumes in the Distance
Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-01 08:05 PM
A neat 30 coming off a seemingly small detail. Go to Comment
Bad Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-16 01:41 AM
Update: Now complete! Go to Comment
Bad Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-16 10:01 PM
Thanks for the typo alert. I might add more from further research after I finish the Wiki page (there's some 130+ entries in total). I was just trying to clear one of these scrolls in my Chinese Mythical Lifeform Codex so I don't have that many released incomplete subs in addition to my pile of in-work subs. Go to Comment
Good Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:39 PM
Actually, Dossta mentioned the same thing for my Nine Offspring sub and I understand the rationale but unfortunately there is this ancient/modern divide in wording that for a lot of the names of the creatures in this scroll, I cannot really decipher their meanings and so I could only put in the Mandarin pinyin. I couldn't put down the English pronunciation either because I never learnt it properly even though I can write fluent English. I sort of speak fluent English but actually an accent shows up here and there b/c of this pronunciation aspect that I had just failed to master. Go to Comment
Good Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2016-08-03 08:29 PM
Yes, Val, except only Aramax has reported back on usage and his personal expansions/mods or Muro who took a few entries to make a scroll effectively. :P Go to Comment
Good Omen Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2016-08-04 06:53 PM
Oh, I'm excited now. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-28 01:38 AM
Update: Same as the other one, more to come. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-29 10:31 PM
On the fox, I actually already expanded the Lore section a little based on my own knowledge (relative to the Wiki page, that is). As for the extra tails, I think another version has it that each extra tail represents an extra live rather than being a storage device of magical energies. I've never come across references on what exactly triggers the form shift but my interpretation is that this is an ability they develop so that they can more easily approach human men so that they could suck their life forces. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2014-07-06 10:17 PM
Update: Now complete! Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2014-07-07 09:33 PM
Feel free to do your own adaptations. The original purpose of this compilation was precisely to act as inspiration/resources after all. The same idea did cross my mind on a few but then I was focused on actually finishing the compilation plus as per usual, I've got myself split between a dozen different writing projects. Go to Comment
Dangerous Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:19 PM
Absolutely, already made reply for the affirmative there. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-27 02:58 AM
This will be an ongoing project for me so more entries are forthcoming. Locked sub to maintain consistency in formats  Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-27 06:55 PM
Actually, at one pt I did consider omitting the Special Properties and Lore section headings as well just like the Translation Quirk. But b/c I didn't label them as optional, I sort of opted for the current approach for consistency of format. But then I think you are right, omitting them wouldn't confuse anyone so I might as well get rid of empty headings. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-30 07:57 PM
Yep, the Moon Rabbit and rice cakes is a Jap thing. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-16 06:19 PM
Go ahead and expand any that suits your fancy, I think I told Val the same thing on a companion sub to this. You came onto the site late (or rather became active late) but before I embarked on the venture of doing this series of Chinese fabled creature subs, I actually put up a poll asking whether Strolenatis would be interested in such a 'compile and translation' exercise as I call this and all along I had the idea that this series of subs could be a gamer resource where GMs could take whatever particular creature(s) suit their fancies and adapt/expand them to their own needs.

I actually saw that you tagged this for your Stolen campaign and I was glad that you found a use for this in such a way. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-02-17 06:19 PM
Glad to hear. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-06-13 07:49 PM
I ran another Google search on Huan and the only other info. abt this creature are that:1) it always wears an arrogant expression, by which I assume it always holds its head unnecessarily high; 2) apparently it doesn't need to eat or drink and can still live. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2015-10-19 08:13 PM
From reading online novels, apparently all I have to do is get my hands on a copy of the ancient Chinese text available in every physical book shop in China (but I don't know whether that's true, it's a novel after all). Now that my bank card is automatically updated to become a visa debit, I can finally shop online at will but I need to find the right place to get a copy. Go to Comment
Harmless Chinese Mythical Lifeforms
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2017-02-01 09:16 PM
I did browse through 1/4 of that Chinese text I talked about in one go but finding it very hard to keep track which worthy of translation and which not (some too brief and overlapping with what I put up already)- from memory, only about 2 I found potentially promising but by the end I forgot which 2 already. Maybe I should just translate the whole thing into English and then dig through it, I been thinking about releasing another Chinese sub to be honest a while back though that would be a NPC/lore sub rather than more creatures. Thinking to get more active writing wise though (currently planning a novel series and pretty slow going) so just might get to this but no promises. Go to Comment
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