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Pilgrim By: Ancient Gamer

There exists, within the interdimensional realm known as 'Muir', a most holy city; a city of Gods, a city of Legends, a city with Dark Secrets.

Locations: City, Plains
by Ancient Gamer
83xp
18 replies
2830 views
2 HoHs
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The Elder Crow of the Tarlathii By: Ancient Gamer

Beware, beware, the hidden snare.

Where the shadows linger, and fiends do fare.

Go on, run, hide and pray.

For the elder crow feasts,

on our souls' decay.

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Any
by Ancient Gamer
34xp
11 replies
1695 views
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Blood of the Mountain By: Ancient Gamer

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
28xp
10 replies
2739 views
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Claws of the Emperor By: Ancient Gamer

When the Caliph-Emperor of the Dunes hear about his son's heart attack at the northern front, his rage is unstoppable. For his son was only nineteen years old, and a trained athlete. Grief stricken as only a parent bereft of their child can be, the Emperor finally rouses the Empire into action.

So, when reinforcements finally arrive to the beleaguered veterans at the front, they are accompanied by the the Imperial Necromancers in their gold laced red silken robes, as well as the three old triplet hags of Devananon, seers and prophets who use narcotics to enhance their trance visions.

As the Prince's corpse is carted to the Spires of Devananon, where the necromancers and the triplets will work their magic, the PCs will have to conjure a plan of their own. For they are to blame for the Prince's death.

This plot is set five months after the happenings of 'A Dark Moon over Sagranz', but could be adapted by any GM to fit his setting and need.

Plots: Event, Multi-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
53xp
15 replies
3519 views
3 HoHs
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A Dark Moon over Sagranz By: Ancient Gamer

The players; survivors of an elite squad of mercenaries, are assigned to an assassination mission. Their task; to penetrate enemy lines during night, enter the fortified Holzberg Monastery where Sagranz has his command, and kill the elderly Hexenjaeger in his sleep.

If only it was so easy...

Plots: Crisis, Multi-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
47xp
11 replies
2992 views
1 HoH
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Post Mortem, Darkly By: Ancient Gamer

A second chance

Plots: Mystical, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
64xp
17 replies
5688 views
4 HoHs
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Crawlers of the Dark By: Ancient Gamer

In the dark alleys of Malcaresh, the Caravan City of the Plains, many an adventurer meets his death at the end of an unseen blade. Even more part unwillingly with their belongings, having fallen victim to the thieves and cutthroats plying their old and ignoble trade. Yet even among these, the whispers of House Caraguil invoke fear and discomfort.

Dungeons: Underground, Rooms/ Halls
by Ancient Gamer
124xp
29 replies
10465 views
10 HoHs
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The Stairs of Kienor By: Ancient Gamer

What initially appears to be another trek through wintry mountain landscapes will be revealed as a true struggle for survival. For the mountain known as the Kiebral is an ancient evil, its secrets are countless and its power is immense. Can the PCs outwit a power from the dawn of time, or will they succumb and be trapped for all eternity?

Plots: Travel, Multi-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
114xp
30 replies
17881 views
8 HoHs
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The Province of Ardamien By: Ancient Gamer

The Province of Ardamoth, or Ardamien as is the modern name, was the first of the Old Continent settlements on the Dhargenaas Continent. Of course the Imperials from Aumethorion had already founded the Careshian Empire (The Southern Empire) and the Belemarians had founded the Empire of Belemar, but the Ardamians were the first from the Old Continent and arrived just 10 years after the landfall.

Locations: Country/ State, Any
by Ancient Gamer
25xp
9 replies
5692 views
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The Province of Silmar By: Ancient Gamer

The Province of Silmar is the cold and windswept area from the tip of Cape Murder in the North, to the Imperial Border in the south. Silmar is a place of suspicions and of persecutions; a place where magic users are burnt at the stake and crusades are launched frequently. The reasons for the crusades may wary, but the basics remain the same; the lure of the dark arts has consumed someone and a Crusade must be launched to purge that which has succumbed to darkness.

Locations: Country/ State, Any
by Ancient Gamer
20xp
12 replies
6457 views
Nobody
Music of Mordalin By: Nobody

This is the music played by the music box of Mordalin. It can be downloaded and comes in two mp3 versions: a repeatable version, and a non-repeatable version.

Systems: Artistic/Performance, Specific
by Nobody
67xp
17 replies
10794 views
5 HoHs
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Sextant of the Soul By: Ancient Gamer

The Sextant of the Soul is a potent magical artifact that can only be found within the dreamscape.

Items: Other, Magical
by Ancient Gamer
64xp
22 replies
7820 views
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The Black Legion By: Ancient Gamer

In the quaint little town known as Golothei, the infamous black legion makes it's last stand against the mountain tribes of the Ugeroth. On the Asylum River Island the battle rage most intensely, legionary squad mages barely holding their own against the onslaught of chaos worshipping tribal sorcerors. To this location the PCs are destined to travel in search of the powerful artifact known as the Tallow Candle. But not all is as it seems within the halls of the asylum.

Plots: Duty, Multi-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
77xp
17 replies
9091 views
8 HoHs
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The Coven of the Red Moon By: Ancient Gamer

At the base of the Cyllerean Mountains a small coven of witches has laired where once was a Temple of Good.

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
15xp
6 replies
5997 views
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The Arcane Chambers By: Ancient Gamer

Deep beneath the central tower laid the chambers of the Arcane. This is where the mages, witches and warlocks place those creations they deem to dangerous. The crystal bell � Beloth � was such a creation. Shortly after it was created by Magnus of Cormalth, it got into the hands of a cunning mercenary captain known as Harlan Marcus. Let's shorten the tale and just say that the mages in the college valley did not like to have Harlan and his men roaming about the valley, helping themselves to the mages valuables. The bell rendered the college magic useless, and the mages locked themselves in, awaiting Harlan, armed with brooms, pottery and kitchen utensils.

The bell was later recovered, together with Harlan himself, and both were locked away in the chambers of the arcane.

Plots: Duty, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
58xp
10 replies
8613 views
5 HoHs
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The Citadel of Xolthog By: Ancient Gamer

This is the conclusion to the Prophecies of Redemption Campaign. The characters have sojourned through mountains and lowlands to reach the forest in which the entrance to the demon lord's citadel can be found.

But the Citadel is not what one could expect. Can the PCs find their way in and survive to tell the tale?

Plots: Duty, Mini-Campaign
by Ancient Gamer
37xp
9 replies
5440 views
3 HoHs
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The Prophecies of Redemption By: Ancient Gamer

Near the summit of mount Arak'nui, the remnants of the elven race still lingers. Their hearts darkened, their spirits broken, they have turned to evil and embraced demon-worship.

Darkness and bitterness has consumed them, and they have turned away from their gods and summoned demons to inhabit the flesh and souls of the willing. Shadow dancers these elves are called, and they are an instrument of revenge, wreaking havoc wherever they dance into the midst of the enemy. It was an alliance hastily made in those desperate days three centuries ago, but as the elves witnessed the agony and change visited upon the shadowdancers they regret the decision more and more.

Plots: Crisis, Mini-Campaign
by Ancient Gamer
38xp
25 replies
19975 views
3 HoHs
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The Angaoth By: Ancient Gamer

An enormous Angoath was holding a young recruit in his hands, his body broken and blood seeping freely from between the cracks of his banded armour. The dead legionary's head lolled unnaturally; obviously the neck had been crushed. It was amazing how fast these creatures could move and suddenly it lowered its head and charged headlong towards me, no doubt intending to skewer me on that sharp, spiky ridge. All around me I glimpsed similar scenes. The Angoath were washing over us like a wave of black silver, their claws rending us apart, their teeth chewing into our armour.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Swamp
by Ancient Gamer
43xp
11 replies
5928 views
2 HoHs
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Tirah S'Cabro By: Ancient Gamer

The new royal nurse. She is young, innocent and ever so boring. She is also knowledgable about the secrets of the state, having overheard many a conversation between the King, the Queen and their advisors.

NPCs: Minor, Domestic/ Craft
by Ancient Gamer
16xp
7 replies
4947 views
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Thenadore the Young By: Ancient Gamer

Thenadore is a small boy who always laugh and who is considered a child prodigy. However there is a secret concerning him. A secret few knows about.

NPCs: Minor, Mystical
by Ancient Gamer
60xp
11 replies
7428 views
2 HoHs
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Ardoscia By: Ancient Gamer

An old, kind apothecary. She is sweet as honey and genuine too.

NPCs: Extras, Agricultural
by Ancient Gamer
17xp
6 replies
5677 views
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Prince's End and The Memorial of Pinezano By: Ancient Gamer

Today a new village is located on the same spot and all that remains of Pinezano is a memorial raised by Duke Valefinazzio himself after he dethroned the black hearted Prince. The memorial is a large statue of a mother bravely holding her child which is crying fearfully

Locations: City, Any
by Ancient Gamer
20xp
6 replies
3892 views
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The Bridge of Fates By: Ancient Gamer

At this time an old man, one who told the Prince wondrous tales during his childhood, walked upon the bridge and witnessed the prince commit suicide, saw him fall into the water. 'This is the Bridge of Fates. I foresee great sorrow and happiness. This bridge shall never remain neutral, shall know tears of joy and the blood of innocents'.

Locations: Other, Water
by Ancient Gamer
72xp
12 replies
6953 views
4 HoHs
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Ur-Kanesh Rhyme of the Shievren By: Ancient Gamer

This is a popular children's rhyme in the city of Ur-Kanesh. It is chanted while the children run down the street on St. Arakis eve.

Systems: Societal/ Cultural, General
by Ancient Gamer
26xp
8 replies
5399 views
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The Tale of Tear and Shastalar By: Ancient Gamer

In the lands of the Ardamians there is a tale. A tale of the weather god, Shastalar, and of Tear, the spirit of nature. This tale is often told when the weather grows bad and the children huddles in front of the fireplace.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, General
by Ancient Gamer
13xp
5 replies
4033 views
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City Image - Kaldarien By: Ancient Gamer

The city of Kaldarien is a bustling port on the Isle of Wildenmeer, often called the isle of the twin duchies, and is the capital of the southernmost duchy.

Locations: City, Water
by Ancient Gamer
26xp
6 replies
4710 views
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City Image - The Imperial city of Malcaresh By: Ancient Gamer

At the heart of the Dhargenaas continent lays Malcaresh the northernmost city of the Southern Empire of the Careshi. It started with trade, but become tactically important. It has become a place of two styles since then.

Locations: City, Plains
by Ancient Gamer
20xp
3 replies
5119 views
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Memories of the Asdarien By: Ancient Gamer

On one of the adventurers' many journeys through the lands, they one day enter a very strange village surrounded by a palisade. Therein all villagers seem to be sleeping, their hair long and flowing and their nails ever growing. Snow has settled on the land and the few found outdoors are covered in a thin layer of powdery white snow. Nothing can be done to awaken these mysterious sleepers and there seems to be no escaping this village either.

Then the night falls...

Plots: Travel, Single-Storyline
by Ancient Gamer
63xp
16 replies
9653 views
3 HoHs
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The Cult of the Strangler By: Ancient Gamer

The Strangler is a chaos entity worshipped by an assassin cult. Using narcotics in their worship members of this killing cult are very very dangerous.

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Regional
by Ancient Gamer
18xp
6 replies
5126 views
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The Shievren By: Ancient Gamer

Then all of a sudden, the victim gets convulsions and seizures, eyes bulging and mouth foaming.

Organizations: Criminal/Espionage, Regional
by Ancient Gamer
7xp
3 replies
4403 views
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The Hostel of the Silent Brotherhood By: Ancient Gamer

The Hostel of the Silent Brotherhood is a small hostel in the dock quarters of town. The Hostel is popular among scribes and scholars who value silence. In addition it is valued by those who are on the run, for the brotherhood consists mainly of skilled warriors adept at fighting with staves and maces.

Locations: Establishment, Any
by Ancient Gamer
21xp
9 replies
6577 views
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Kandorr's Fine Perfumery By: Ancient Gamer

On the intersection of Noble Avenue and First Street lies Kandorr's Fine Perfumery. The shop occupies the entire building which is built in a classical style with majestic marble pillars and stylish stained glass windows.

Locations: Establishment, Any
by Ancient Gamer
24xp
5 replies
5007 views
1 HoH
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The Ethenorden By: Ancient Gamer

The Ethenorden is a dusk skinned race of nomadic humans that frequent all nations on the Dhargenaas continent, save for populated parts of the province of Silmar and the Obaayn Desert within the Empire.

Organizations: Ethnic/Cultural, Regional
by Ancient Gamer
42xp
13 replies
7154 views
2 HoHs
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Teleportation and Translocation By: Ancient Gamer

Throughout creation there are locations which serve as nexuses of sorts; conduits between one place and another. Such are the rules of translocation that only areas that border each other can be traversed by physical or magical means.

Systems: Transportation, General
by Ancient Gamer
35xp
20 replies
8037 views
1 HoH
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Of Spirits By: Ancient Gamer

When the Gods forged Creation they imbued everything with a spirit of its own, a soul so to speak. The trees, the bushes, serpents and birds, everything was imbued with a soul. Even the very earth and the mountains got spirits of their own, as did the winds, the rain and the storms.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, Specific
by Ancient Gamer
45xp
6 replies
6498 views
2 HoHs
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Of Saints By: Ancient Gamer

Saints and Sainthood: The inside story on the ascended

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, General
by Ancient Gamer
47xp
8 replies
31390 views
5 HoHs
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Necromancy: The Three Paths of Undeath By: Ancient Gamer

Necromancy: By some it is considered as nefarious black arts and by others a vault of opportunities, the very key to the secrets of life. A substantial part of the necromancer's practice is devoted to undeath; a state in which one is neither alive nor dead. Unbeknownst to the general populace there are three ways in which undeath can provoked, and the curse of unlife bestowed upon the recipient.

Systems: Mystical, General
by Ancient Gamer
38xp
8 replies
6506 views
2 HoHs
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Of The Eternals By: Ancient Gamer

The Eternals are one of the few races who survived the awakening of the Gods and the fall of Prime Creation. They were solitary, but powerful, weavers of essence and were locked in a bloody war with the Other Ones, another race which survived the Gods.

Lifeforms: Unique, Mountains
by Ancient Gamer
50xp
8 replies
8606 views
4 HoHs
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Of Angels By: Ancient Gamer

Angels are the guardians of Order, the forces that oversee that the purpose of existence is indeed fulfilled.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, Specific
by Ancient Gamer
41xp
9 replies
15455 views
2 HoHs
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Of Dreams By: Ancient Gamer

'Dreams are the only reality' suggests some of the ancient manuscripts. Dreams and the dreamers often reveal secrets long forgotten, or dreams can hide the truth only to make it resurface decades or even centuries later

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, General
by Ancient Gamer
56xp
13 replies
7517 views
3 HoHs
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Of Demons By: Ancient Gamer

Demons are the darker emotions, the destructive forces of creation. In primeval times the demons awoke alongside the gods and the angels, and were herded by the greater powers, chased into hell, even as the angels were led into heaven.

Systems: Divine/ Spirit, Specific
by Ancient Gamer
48xp
8 replies
8199 views
4 HoHs
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The Prophecies of Hope By: Ancient Gamer

When the world is changing and madness descends, can a group of stalwart villagers save a bastard newborn from the clutches of an unknown enemy?

This campaign follows the group on their desperate flight from hostile forces, both covert and overt. This Campaign centre around their perilous journey through the highlands, the lowlands and within the cities of men. Will they survive long enough to reach the relative safety of the sacred Ulukhan? And how will they react to the hidden truths and internal strife they encounter on their journey?

This is a fully fledged campaign. One that will span many, many table top sessions.

Plots: Travel, Campaign
by Ancient Gamer
17xp
13 replies
18225 views
Chaosmark
Scroll Golem By: Chaosmark

A scroll golem is a variable sized construct that looks exactly like what you'd think: a collection of magical scrolls twisted and connected into the shape of a humanoid creature.

Lifeforms: Constructed, Any
by Chaosmark
10xp
7 replies
5153 views
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Kathyrrian Zombie By: Ancient Gamer

The Kathyrrian Zombie is a special kind of Zombie created by the Kathyrrian Cabal, an exotic group of spellcasters based in the Acaians.

Lifeforms: Constructed, Any
by Ancient Gamer
26xp
7 replies
4363 views
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Barrow Dragon By: Ancient Gamer

Barrow Dragons is a race of lesser dragons, nearly as small as wyverns or about the size of two oxen, that most often make their abode within dark and dry subterranean lairs.

Lifeforms: Intelligent Species, Underground
by Ancient Gamer
34xp
9 replies
6116 views
1 HoH
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Aoktholian Swarm By: Ancient Gamer

An Aoktholian Swarm is a huge swarm of screeching, red and black feathered crows. The Aoktholian does normally not exist, but when there is a drought, these desperate crows change.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Any
by Ancient Gamer
36xp
12 replies
5828 views
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The Murdered Young By: Ancient Gamer

The Murdered Young are the vengeful ghosts of infants who died before they were baptized.

Lifeforms: Ethereal, Any
by Ancient Gamer
14xp
8 replies
4918 views
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The Dangerous Aspects of Using Magic By: Ancient Gamer

This is a system for balancing magic based on two negative aspects: A) Magic creates 'noise' that those sensitive to power will notice and B)Magic is channeled through rifts to other parts of reality OR other dimensions/planes/what have you and those rifts can get out of control...

Systems: Mystical, General
by Ancient Gamer
33xp
15 replies
8931 views
3 HoHs
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Beasts of Urghul By: Ancient Gamer

The beasts of Urghul are found in the valley of Urghul, a remote, forested valley within the Cyllerean Mountains. These unstopable creatures are gigantic carnivores with a physique resembling gorillas, but with dark bluish-green scaly skin and huge ram horns protruding from their low foreheads.

Lifeforms: Fauna, Forest/ Jungle
by Ancient Gamer
22xp
5 replies
8618 views
1 HoH
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Kallio's Stilling of the Heart By: Ancient Gamer

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Items: Potion, Non-Magical
by Ancient Gamer
31xp
10 replies
5385 views
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Korinthan Cracker Powder By: Ancient Gamer

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Items: Other, Non-Magical
by Ancient Gamer
34xp
15 replies
9104 views
1 HoH
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Korinthan Lock Acid By: Ancient Gamer

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Items: Tools, Non-Magical
by Ancient Gamer
25xp
9 replies
7039 views
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The Malisso Cabinet By: Ancient Gamer

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

Items: Home/ Personal, Non-Magical
by Ancient Gamer
71xp
10 replies
8922 views
4 HoHs
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The Tabards of Nhil-Haress By: Ancient Gamer

Once these tabards were worn by the traitorous bodyguards of an elven Prince. The circumstances around their betrayal of the Prince has given the tabards paranormal abilities.

Items: Clothes, Magical
by Ancient Gamer
32xp
9 replies
4645 views
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Dream Nectar By: Ancient Gamer

Even though the Gods struggle so, their achievements are temporary at best.
For all beings must dream, and within those dreams dwell the Dreamer.

Come then and succumb to the lord, come then and enter the realm of sleep.
Come then taste the nectar, made of the tears of the dreamer.

-The 5th verse in the Book of the Dreaming Cult

Items: Potion, Campaign Defining
by Ancient Gamer
81xp
16 replies
12002 views
1 HoH
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The Music box of Mordalin By: Ancient Gamer

One of the toys of the ruler of the lost realm, the music box of Mordalin gives great powers at an even greater cost.

Items: Home/ Personal, Villanous
by Ancient Gamer
73xp
24 replies
19831 views
4 HoHs
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The Mask of the White Witch By: Ancient Gamer

A white silken mask with burnt edges. A white little mask which eventually led it's wearer to be burnt at the stake.

Items: Clothes, Cursed
by Ancient Gamer
76xp
20 replies
8884 views
2 HoHs