Nice job. Unique enough to make me wonder why there would even be hundreds of them, but still a great item. The entire riddle is intriguing, perhaps the riddles are a map to where Tor-Gonesh traveled when he left his people and those translating the riddle could find him for a prize or knowledge in how to make them. Perhaps even have him create one for the seeker. Go to Comment
A nice weapon, it is a great mix of utlitity, style and attitude. Three things that every good heroic roleplayer will focus on, and the history of the item is nice touch that will make owning such a weapon as PC more enjoyable. They could also become collectable items. It makes me wish my group had a focused archer. Go to Comment
The Steelbows of Senek and his line are merely the most prominent examples of these rare bows. Dozens or perhaps hundreds of others exist, whether wielded by mighty archers or rusting in the collections of decadent nobles and well fed merchants. Some of these lesser known bows may even be as well crafted as their more famous counterparts. Go to Comment
Nicely detailed creature. I like the fact that these creatures "flip". They have a number of dramatic hooks (the growing flocks, the dangerous homeland to explore, the quest for curatives made from it, and so on). A nice addition to a game world. Go to Comment
"The curse allegedly causes cramps, fever, and vomiting so severe that healthy men have died from it."
Ah, sounds like a case of severe salmonella poisoning from poorly cooked fowl!
I like this submission - it's not often enough that we get simply a believable lifeform that isn't all-powerful or with some strange quirk.
This is easily something you could find on planet earth. Go to Comment
Not bad, but if feels like it was cut off halfway through. what are the curative power's of the bird's horn, can it be taken without killing the bird, and do the birds make for good eating? Go to Comment
Oh, I do have a question: what do they spend their newly-found wealth on? :)
They make a great pair. I have a suspicion, that the goblin's amazing talent is not of natural origin - perhaps his father was not a goblin, but something else? Might be funny to expore that option. Go to Comment
The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.
Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.
Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.
The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.
The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.