Very atmospheric, with the trademark disturbing parts. :)
If there is anything to point out, I'd expect the Father of the Frozen Dead have some cold or frost-related aspect to him; or is a more descriptive title, with the dead becoming stiff and frozen after their passing? Go to Comment
Love the details about the fat and social ranking, a great description overall. With sverigesson's note aside, it is a solid ethnographic description with quite a bit colorful history and essence packed in. Me likey! Go to Comment
I thought about this creature for a while, and its vague, peaceful, somewhat absurd nature has amused me. It is mysticism personified, one of the many products of blind natural forces or unknown purpose. Definitively worth using. Go to Comment
Now of course, the potion would be after some time metabolized... the question is, how long will it take, with a potion designed to last long? Months, years? And who is safe from his own emotions for such a long time?
A very neat and destructive creation, and a first submission even! Welcome, WIM40. Enjoy your stay. Go to Comment
Quite a decent stick! One note: the staff is said to reach to its owner's shoulder, but is given to him in childhood - is it magically grown to account for the owner's maturing? Maybe that is how its powers come into effect in the first place... it has to mature as well.
(Oh, and don't forget to link to other relevant posts from your world, there must be something related. :) ) Go to Comment
That 'living off his salary' bit would quickly reveal him to anyone in search - his own church in the first place.
As another plot hook, he could easily find a target too big for himself - and would do the perfectly logical thing: tip off some PCs to do it! Few seem to doubt a mysterious patron who finds them employment. Go to Comment
I have to concur, this one is worth it. Short and very much to the point.
Thus one can sew the own soul in by mistake, or any random passing soul, both to a great danger to anyone around... a proper danger to such a powerful tool. No more simple resurrection spells. Go to Comment
That would depend on the construction of course. Everything can be broken down, the question is what you get of it.
The Fibonacci sequence is simple enough to make people guessing, and rises fairly swiftly, so anything beyond ten becomes too impractical for use. You could encode something like an elevator with this, the destruction of the mechanism could destroy the whole cabin and drop the passengers down a _very_ deep hole.
Maybe too hastily written, but the idea is there. And yeah, why not? The perfect healing potion, healing everything, even the parts that don't need healing. This is the kind of medicine, that is with great enthusiasm brought into use, only to be rapidly limited when the horrific side effects were shown. Hard to get that point down about magic being unpredictable? "I have this potion, it will cure all your wounds..." Go to Comment
Linked to FTL drives and put into the Science Fiction region. Good solid idea it is.
Perhaps it might need a little more personality, but it does characterize its function well. One doesn't want to imagine, what would happen if some rival attacked this system as a primary target... even if losing, the empire would be shaken to its core. Go to Comment
An example of a mythological worldview misinterpreting scientific practices occurred in Africa, where an aid organization, focusing on slowing and stabilizing population growth, distributed abacuses with red and white beads corresponding to a woman's menstrual cycle. Women were instructed to move one bead a day, only having intercourse on days represented by a white bead. However, the experiment failed, and the population grew in the households using the abacus. The women believed the abaci were magical, and that they would be protected from pregnancy by moving a white bead into the place of the red bead before intercourse.