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Dragonlordmax
February 10, 2014
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The Town of Inexplicable Babies    Locations  (City)   (Any)

"Get me the sugar!" called Jack's wife. His heart skipped a beat as he stood before the cabinet. Holding his breath, he slowly opened it.... Dangit! A baby!

Scrasamax
April 26, 2013
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Favelas And The Urban Rim    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

A look at slums and shanty towns in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
November 14, 2007
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101 Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

101 plug and play communities in 10 sub-categories

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 4, 2007
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30 Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

30 villages ready at the disposal of the Gamemaster.

MoonHunter
December 12, 2005
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Known World Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

This is the Arth component of the Random Villages thread. These are not so random, but the named ones and with a smattering of real randoms

Strolen
December 11, 2005
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Random Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Awhile ago I started a small list of random villages…I think many turned out to be plots, but thought I would throw them out here for fun.

Scrasamax
June 11, 2005
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Larkin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Larkin thought that she was just like the other girls in her village. Her mother was a local crofter, but her father was an incredibly wealthy man who was seldom around but cared very deeply for her mother. Now her mother has passed away, her father hasnt come back, and things are starting to happen to her, things that are neither natural or explainable…

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

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.

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