What exactly is an "unknow?" We're they those funky glitch critters in the original Pokemon games? Catch one and it'd multiple you items by a bagillion and a half? Always remembered using them to get myself a party of lvl 145 mewtwos. Heh, memories...
The idea of being cursed by a particularly angry duck does amuse me, but it lacks something. A backstory is my biggest gripe, well it is about my only one. It's not the final anti-climatic ending that matters, it's the fight right before it that will live on in memory.
Anyway 3, for solid. Go to Comment
"it is recommended to learn to spell before you criticise."
Aright Barbarian Horde. Along the lines of your above statement, learn to CAPITALIZE before you criticise. We don't ask for perfect spelling or grammer, but we request that you at least attempt to capitalize/puntuate properly. And while it may be true that everyone plagiarises, we still have the offenses of system specific, very minimal character development, being brought back to life (repetedly), and generally sounding like on of my PCs made it. Go to Comment
My two cents on the Axe stealing conspiracy is this, if you're selling mundane axes in a obviously magical world, you're not really turning a profit, I mean, you might be able to get enough money to buy a room at a cheap inn, but other than that... Go to Comment
With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.
Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".
* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...