Acqua

Cheka Man
The Bone Idol By: Cheka Man

Archbishop Midas of the Jovian Temple was a scourge to necromancers of all kinds, from the genuinely malicious to those who were merely talking to the dead with the consent of the families, sending many to burn at the stake, so after his death they took their revenge...and created the Bone Idol.

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Magical
by Cheka Man
20xp
3 replies
662 views
Maggot
White Death By: Maggot

A bane to the local fishermen, White Death is determined to rectify the terrible injustice that humanity has inflicted on her people.

NPCs: Minor, Natural
by Maggot
23xp
7 replies
2491 views
Maggot
The Warriors of Jove By: Maggot

'Rrrbit! Rrrbit! Great Jove has found you unworthy, human! Now prepare to die !'

Organizations: Mystical, Local
by Maggot
29xp
5 replies
2006 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
Firehole River By: Cheka Man

As the only place of warmth in an otherwise frozen land, the Firehole River is, or was, the central point for life in, on and around it. Sadly, this is starting to change...

Locations: Area, Water
by Cheka Man
16xp
6 replies
2492 views
Cheka Man
Jade Alksnis By: Cheka Man

Jade Alksnis was born a princess of the highest rank, and none of the Canbu tribe to which she belonged could have dreamed of the disaster that her birth would bring to her people. Had they known what she would do to them, they would put her to death by freezing when she was just a baby. Her very name is now equaled with the word 'traitor'.

NPCs: Scenario Based, Criminal/Espionage
by Cheka Man
14xp
6 replies
1876 views
Maggot
Organi By: Maggot

Inhabiting the waters of Tarrod, the Organi is a dangerous creature.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Water
by Maggot
26xp
12 replies
3372 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
The Company X1 By: Cheka Man

The men cheered as their X1-gunner scored a direct hit on the mainsail of the ship that they were chasing. They drew their cutlasses and readied their C-47 Thaumatech rifles, for with a huge hole in the sail, the ship was forced to slow down and could not stay ahead of them for much longer.

Items: Ranged Weapons, Combat
by Cheka Man
9xp
4 replies
1863 views
Cheka Man
The Holy Firestick By: Cheka Man

As the sun set, the holy monk of Jove muttered a word and the tip of his staff flared into flame like a torch, without being burned or scorched in any way by it's own holy fire. He carried on his way without fear of being sneaked up on or stepping off the path in the dark.

Items: Melee Weapons, Magical
by Cheka Man
30xp
4 replies
2761 views
Maggot
The Slorghia By: Maggot

This sea monster seeks to devour more than just mere flesh..

Lifeforms: Unique, Water
by Maggot
25xp
4 replies
2642 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
The Deathstick By: Cheka Man

The Deathstick is a potent weapon, but it may well do more damage to it's user then the target, as it has not been perfected by it's creators yet.

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Cursed
by Cheka Man
12xp
6 replies
2212 views
Cheka Man
The Many By: Cheka Man
Lifeforms: Unique, Water
by Cheka Man
22xp
8 replies
2889 views
Cheka Man
Morcar's Ring By: Cheka Man

Morcar's ring is a marvel to behold, capable of healing wounds...but be sure that you do not tax it's powers too far and die wearing it, or you will become a true horror to behold.

Items: Jewelry, Cursed
by Cheka Man
13xp
5 replies
2332 views
Cheka Man
The False Admiral By: Cheka Man

Unkown to anybody but a handful of people, this pretender has taken over a superpower and is leading it into a disastrous war to serve the interests of his foul god, Ma-O, the Great Demon of the Ocean

NPCs: Major, Political
by Cheka Man
40xp
9 replies
3517 views
Cheka Man
Sigil Swords By: Cheka Man

The famed Sigil Swords were a great help to the naval forces of those who served Big Red, and their magic would only serve their owners, much to the anger of the Admirals of the De Madden Company.

Items: Melee Weapons, Magical
by Cheka Man
30xp
9 replies
4565 views
Cheka Man
Staff of the Swarm By: Cheka Man

The Staff of the Swarm is a potent artifact in the right hands, but few can truely control what they summon.

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Magical
by Cheka Man
22xp
9 replies
4104 views
Cheka Man
Revenge of the Urn Beast By: Cheka Man

A rare form of Undead seeks the help of a band of PCs. Will they be up to the challange?

Dungeons: Other, Rooms/ Halls
by Cheka Man
22xp
5 replies
5714 views
Scrasamax
Pismir the Jewel-Wizard By: Scrasamax

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind

Pismir the Miser

NPCs: Minor, Mystical
by Scrasamax
23xp
4 replies
3343 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
The God of Small Things By: Cheka Man

For want of a nail a horse was lost
For want of a horse a rider was lost
For want of a rider a message was lost
For want of a message a battle was lost
For want of a battle a kingdom was lost...

Which serves as a warning not to get on the wrong side of the God of Smalll Things.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, Defining
by Cheka Man
108xp
21 replies
7994 views
6 HoHs
Cheka Man
Redhaven By: Cheka Man

The island of Redhaven can be seen from miles away in summer as the sun gleams on the marble villas of the rich, and it's main port is said to be the most busy in Acqua during working hours.

Locations: Country/ State, Plains
by Cheka Man
16xp
5 replies
4226 views
Cheka Man
Pocket Ironbones By: Cheka Man

The Pocket Ironbones, whilst not quite the war machines that they were intended to be, have been useful in the service of Banhosea all the same.

Lifeforms: Constructed, Any
by Cheka Man
22xp
6 replies
4368 views
Cheka Man
Rykov's Leveler By: Cheka Man

There was a mage once who dreamed of magic being there for everybody, and with his "Leveler" wand he might well have turned his dream into reality.

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Magical
by Cheka Man
11xp
11 replies
5173 views
Cheka Man
Gloves of Emotion By: Cheka Man

On the surface, these white calfskin gloves appear ordinary, until another human or an animal is touched, when they reveal the mysteries of the mind.

Items: Clothes, Magical
by Cheka Man
37xp
10 replies
5142 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
Giant Urchin By: Cheka Man

Twisted and cave-filled are many of the coastlines of Acqua, scoured by the mighty waves and sucking currants and tides. If you are not careful when approaching one of these caves, you might well not be able to dodge in time as one or more spines spring out at you.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Water
by Cheka Man
11xp
5 replies
3625 views
Cheka Man
Convict Collar By: Cheka Man

Since the creation of the Convict Collar, crime has dropped greatly in the major towns and cities, and the numbers of those locked up at State expense has fallen by a third.

(Extract from Pier Point Police Penal Policy document.)

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Cheka Man
18xp
13 replies
5352 views
Cheka Man
The Rotter By: Cheka Man

This mouldy green blade has saved many of it's owners, only to turn on some of them who dared to overwork it. It should be treated with great respect by it's owner, to avoid what happens when it goes bad.And allways remember, keep it out of the kitchen at all costs!

Items: Melee Weapons, Magical
by Cheka Man
62xp
17 replies
6117 views
2 HoHs
Cheka Man
Coloman's Eye By: Cheka Man

It was one of the most hated rulers, King Coloman the Horrible,who had this beautiful Quartz orb made. He thought he would be able to see into the future, and he did, but due to his greed, he did not know the horrible fate that awaited him.

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Magical
by Cheka Man
28xp
8 replies
3968 views
Cheka Man
Urn Beast By: Cheka Man

Several arson attacks, and two deaths later, as the Mayor retreated from the ashy figure before him and his curtains went up in flame, he decided that burning the Bishop had been a very bad idea.

Lifeforms: Ethereal, City/ Ruin
by Cheka Man
164xp
26 replies
13885 views
8 HoHs
Cheka Man
The Jovian Blade By: Cheka Man

It is said that this sacred sword can move fire and earth to defend it's wearer, but the truth is uncertain.Some say it's powers must surely be only myth, others that it is the most dangerous weapon in the Kingdom.

Items: Melee Weapons, Magical
by Cheka Man
28xp
7 replies
4164 views
Cheka Man
Sandkoi By: Cheka Man

Whilst they are not the leading predators that they used to be, a bite from them is still to be avoided.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Swamp
by Cheka Man
8xp
6 replies
4539 views
Cheka Man
Tower Isle By: Cheka Man

Tower Isle gets it's name from the tower of gleaming ice that climbs high above the surface.In the summer it gleams in the sunlight and can be seen for miles away.But even in the summer the tempreture never climbs above -5 degrees, and in the winter it is not a place where most people would want to be.Myths say that a king slumbers there waiting for the world to end.

Locations: Ruins, Tundra/ Arctic
by Cheka Man
31xp
9 replies
5399 views
Cheka Man
Deathgold Island By: Cheka Man

Many who have landed upon this island's golden sands have never escaped alive, hence it's name.Only fools, it is said, will attempt to take the island's gold.

Locations: Area, Swamp
by Cheka Man
16xp
5 replies
5160 views
Cheka Man
Corpse's Revenge By: Cheka Man

To the vulture, the body of the lion down below seemed to be a tasty morsel. It appeared to be slightly swolen with the beginnings of decay, but that was to be expected. He dived down, landed beside it, and bit deeply inside it.And the body exploded, showering him with entrails, blood, and a strange dust.

He preened himself to get as clean as possible, ate his fill and flew off. And an hour later he fell dead to the ground, and his body began to swell with the spores and fibres of the Corpse's Revenge.

Lifeforms: Flora, Plains
by Cheka Man
17xp
6 replies
5452 views
Cheka Man
The Children of Ma-O By: Cheka Man

Ma-O was a major God once, or so it is said,and whilst most of his worshippers ceased to worship him after his fall from grace, a very few remain, and can and do cause trouble out of all proportion to their numbers...

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, World Wide
by Cheka Man
23xp
8 replies
11039 views
Cheka Man
Ma-O the Water Deamon By: Cheka Man

Once Ma-O was a god in his own right, now he is the most reviled of all Infernal Beings, held responsible for so much of the death and destruction that happens on Acqua...

NPCs: Major, Religious
by Cheka Man
34xp
9 replies
10244 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
The Regulators By: Cheka Man

Many are the pirates who sail the storm-tossed seas, but few are more successful or more feared then the Regulators.

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Regional
by Cheka Man
16xp
7 replies
6305 views
Cheka Man
The Crown of the Storm By: Cheka Man

The Crown of the Storm brings great power to it's wearers, but at a great cost...this can chage the weather but it also has a nasty habit of changing it's wearer too.

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Cheka Man
35xp
8 replies
7282 views
Cheka Man
City Image - De Maddenville By: Cheka Man

De Maddenville sprawls across a sixth of the island of Banhoesea, and was built when the De Madden Company was young, around a bay that provided a handy deepwater port for traders.

Locations: City, Water
by Cheka Man
11xp
4 replies
4457 views
Cheka Man
City Image - Barrowtown By: Cheka Man

Barrowtown grew up in the area that was a Royal Necropolis.It was noticed that the wights would slay any criminals in their area, not just those that disturbed their barrows, and so traders and merchants came there and slowly the city improved.

Locations: City, Any
by Cheka Man
18xp
4 replies
5566 views
Cheka Man
City Image - Canvas City By: Cheka Man

During most of the year the nomads of the Bushlands wander in small groups, seeking pasture for their animals and food for themselves, over a vast area. But during the coldest three months of the year they come together for warmth and to trade with each other and pool supplies if things get really cold.

Locations: City, Plains
by Cheka Man
13xp
4 replies
5417 views
Cheka Man
Giant Mussel By: Cheka Man

The Giant Mussel is probebly the only creature in the world that can, if you are not careful, lick you to death...

Lifeforms: Fauna, Water
by Cheka Man
12xp
5 replies
5826 views
Cheka Man
New Hope By: Cheka Man

Once the shining hope of the region, the grand city is now, on the surface, rotting away in the floodwaters. But beneath the surface, not all is what it seems.

Locations: City, Water
by Cheka Man
17xp
8 replies
5797 views
Maggot
Trudool By: Maggot

Suffused with a love for probing every inch of the darkest and most unexplored depths of the ocean,this adventurous octopus like being possesses a dashing courage most odd for one of his race.

Not very surprising perhaps,when you consider the fact that this young explorer is insane.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Water
by Maggot
26xp
5 replies
5574 views
1 HoH
Cheka Man
Queen Emily Coloman By: Cheka Man

This bundle of beautiful sparkling delight conceals a far darker side...

NPCs: Scenario Based, Political
by Cheka Man
14xp
2 replies
4207 views
Cheka Man
The Saviour By: Cheka Man

One of the most powerful relics of the persecuted People of the Coral is the Saviour, a beautiful multi-coloured coral trident that has saved them more then once from total destruction in the wars of the past,and was given to them by their goddess...

Items: Wand/Staff/ Arcane, Magical
by Cheka Man
37xp
13 replies
6929 views
Cheka Man
The Isle of the Dead By: Cheka Man

Ever since the two major religions of Acqua, that of Jove and Ulmania, were created, their clergy have hated each other with a passion that at times has led to violence. Mostly it just means that they do everyrhing differently out of spite.They have different liturgical uses, different hymms and prayers, different baptism,wedding and funeral services. The priests of Jove favour cremation for the dead in nearly all cases, so the priests and priestesses of Ulmania favour burial.

Where there is enough space this is not a problem, but in crowded Banhoesea it became a major issue.The bodies of Ulamanian worshippers were being buried secretly in the floors and foundations of houses or in soon to be dug up land or in crop fields.After a major outbreak of disease the De Madden Company Central Council, of which all but one worshipped Jove, threatened to outlaw the Ulmanian religion, persecute it's beleavers and confiscate it's assets.

The great majority of Sea Witches and a few Sea Wizards were Ulmanian beleavers and called a nationwide strike, trapping half the De Madden Company fleet in harbour.Without magic most could not leave harbour safely and even the ten masters would take a long time to get anywhere.

The Central Council got really angry and arrested the strike leaders, threatening to hang them. The strikers threatened to use their magic to cause huge waves within the harbours and wreck the ships within.A compromise was reached.The strike leaders were set free and Ulmania's Church purchased a large,partly rocky, mile-long island, with a quarter of the Church's wealth. This was to be their Isle of the Dead.

All burials outside it were banned with the threat of very severe punishment for those who disobeyed.

That was over seven hundered years ago...

Locations: Area, Other
by Cheka Man
23xp
9 replies
7361 views
Cheka Man
Big Red By: Cheka Man

Everybody who visited his island knew not to get on the wrong side of Big Red. From a distance you might mistake him for a reddish sandbank for a few seconds, until you saw him raise one or more of his tentacles and glare at you with one of his cartwheel sized eyes...

NPCs: Campaign, Political
by Cheka Man
31xp
7 replies
7228 views
Cheka Man
The Crystal City By: Cheka Man

A thousand years ago,the Red and the White mages almost exterminated each other in a magical war so great, that the very mountians were turned into quartz.Centuries passed and the magic died away enougth for humans to visit the area and remain in human form. And a city of quartz was built upon the site, which is the most magical city in the whole world...

Locations: City, Plains
by Cheka Man
104xp
15 replies
10423 views
2 HoHs
Cheka Man
The Crown of Pier Point By: Cheka Man

The Pier Point Crown was more then just a piece of royal headgear.This crown wanted to rule in
it's own right,and would stop at nothing to do so...

Items: Jewelry, Magical
by Cheka Man
31xp
15 replies
6598 views