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Scrasamax
August 14, 2016
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Holy City of Enoch    Locations  (Fortification)   (Desert)

The techno-fortress of the Brotherhood of the Land of Nod, and the heart of their organization

Scrasamax
March 17, 2015
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Huo Hsing    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

Dominated by Chinese colonists, most people refer to the red planet as Huo Hsing, rather than Mars.

PoisonAlchemist
February 23, 2014
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Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Xen'da'rik    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The desert is like the sea, the sands shift ebb and flow and with them so does life. The tide is in ebb, and Xen'da'rik is dying.

Renlim
October 8, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
The Sea of Sand    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

There are few places more treacherous than pools of quicksand save for a sea of quicksand. Those who tread here quickly find that the lust for adventure or coin might leave them with a sinking feeling of despair.

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Desert Rose    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

I dream of rain; I dream of gardens in the desert sand

--Sting, Desert Rose

Shadoweagle
May 14, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
Bareka    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The shining city of glass and mirror within the forboding Karikun desert. Welcome to the home city and birthplace of the Ouzquin Dremorix.

EmilioV
August 3, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 5.000000
Baisaltir    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

City of Kings, City of Angels! Baisaltir welcomes all!

OmegaDraco
May 22, 2012
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
Unummodo    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

"Greetings travellers! You must have had a harsh journey through the desert."

"We didn't see this city was on the map."

"We're just a few like-minded folks trying to keep the world out."

"How many people live here?"

"Just a few of us, and now you."

Zailtais
February 11, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Abydos    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

 

 

"Today the name Abydos belongs to a small town built on the edge of the deep desert, but this was not always so."

Scrasamax
December 31, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Hacienda Solfatara    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

A hidden gem in the hinterlands of Calcobrina

valadaar
November 18, 2010
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Corpsefall    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

I did not think there was a crime heinous enough to deserve this place as a sentence..

Scrasamax
August 20, 2009
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Zutul    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

"Zutul? You mean someone took time to give it a name?"

Maj. Rielle Law

Grey
February 13, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Black Dust Wastes    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The wastes are cruel, and beneath the desolation they hide many secrets.

Kassil
February 10, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Silt Sea    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Desert)

An ocean of fine silt, shot through with pillars and islands of ancient stone, this realm would be a thing of harsh beauty were it not for the utterly lifeless nature of it.

CaptainPenguin
September 26, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 4.583333
The Cursed Keep Of The Wastelands    Locations  (Fortification)   (Desert)

The Great King long ago ceased attempting to police the wastelands of his Border Marches, and these debatable lands fell into the hands of petty counts, retired generals, and warlords, who constructed and then abandoned many keeps ripe for plunder.

Murometz
September 2, 2007
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Votes: 10 / 4.500000
My Travels in the Lands of the Pyromancers    Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)

During certain years, people in Akgku claim to observe a green flame coming from the sea and erupting upward. It can be observed from a distance of two days’ journey or more. After burning for a considerable time, the flame disappears.

Falklyde Wodinger, Haraconian scholar, in route to wondrous Udross and legendary Akgku.

MoonHunter
August 16, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Wastes    Locations  (Area)   (Desert)

The Wastes can be beautiful. Here the land is toxic: slowly corrosive to the touch, causing illness and death with prolonged contact. The bubbling sulfur and ectomass pools (HellPits too) are especially lovely, if you have the right aesthetic. The soil is soft and any heavy object slowly sinks. If it was not for the special resources here (dyes, alchemical elements, resins, Grimrock, Verner glands, etc), it would be a place that no one would come.

MoonHunter
March 20, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 16
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Ocadian Desert    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

The Ocadian Desert is a desolate place. The spirit of the land has been crushed, changing the region from a series of islands with evergreen forests and animals in a shallow sea, to one of the most inhospitable places on the Sphere.

Murometz
January 24, 2007
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 19
Votes: 11 / 4.863636
The Turgid Sands of Nesseraum    Locations  (World)   (Desert)

The Horrors and Wonders of a distant, sun-drenched land. Everything you need to run a desert campaign!

MoonHunter
December 10, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
Silent Towers    Locations  (Establishment)   (Desert)

With silent wings may your soul fly to the Spirit Home

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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