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Moonlake
August 27, 2012
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Soul Gazing    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

A special method of fortune telling (100 word submission for the Ye Olde Archaic Word Challenge)

Babies-In-The-Eyes: The miniature reflection of himself which a person sees in the pupil of another's eye on looking closely into it.

valadaar
December 4, 2007
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Shevourus the Mad    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

"Yeeah!" the old man shouted as he made a dramatic flurry with his chalk - the mounted knight now bearing a stylized lance as it bore down on the many-headed dragon before it.

valadaar
January 28, 2007
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Elziphar of Saliadonia    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

They had thought him a crank, an eccentric, not practicing a real form of magic. How wrong they were.

Wulfhere
October 24, 2006
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Ye Zoldering Grimoire    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

This ancient text is the legacy of one of the greatest mages of all time, but using it can be quite a challenge!

Wulfhere
October 13, 2006
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The Taghairm Skin    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The ancient sages knew: To see beyond the veils of Death, you must become as one dead.

Murometz
September 29, 2006
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Yird-Swine    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Et deprecabantur eum spiritus dicentes mitte nos in porcos ut in eos introeamus (Mark 5:12)

Wulfhere
September 23, 2006
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Stolvi the Screever    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Inspired by a secret muse, a humble man sketches heroes and battles for the folk of the Market Quarter.

Wulfhere
September 16, 2006
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Goodman Slatterbite    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)

Driven by a lifetime of anger, Modest Slatterbite and his “Staff of Truth” have come to condemn the “wicked”.

CaptainPenguin
August 28, 2006
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Ssao E'hzeir, Alytarch of Yyiszo    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Ssao E’hzeir, once a soldier, then a mandarin-magistrate, and then a clan-father, was rewarded for years of faithful service with the post of alytarch.

Scrasamax
August 26, 2006
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Saint Oblat the Maimed    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

Ye Olde English
Oblat - A soldier who, grown impotent or maimed in service, hath maintenance or the benefit of a monk’s place assigned him in an abbey

Ria Hawk
August 24, 2006
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Hamako the Black    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

"You would be wise not to cross me.  I have powers that you cannot even begin to comprehend.  Do not anger me, lest I turn you into a goose, fat and ugly.  Then if you are lucky and I am in a forgiving mood, I won’t eat you for supper."
Based on Muro’s Archaic Words Challenge, the word myomancer.

Scrasamax
August 22, 2006
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Tagliabue's Tete-a-tete    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

Tete-a-tete, adjective:

1. Private; confidential; familiar.
2. A private conversation between two people.
3. A short sopha intended to accommodate two persons.

Scrasamax
August 20, 2006
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Gaberlunz    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

Most cities have long and storied histories, tales of nobles and intrigue, places in cultural, social, or military history. Gaberlunz in one of those places that by various circumstances has avoided any pretense of greatness.

Murometz
July 22, 2006
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Pooskers    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)

A peculiar guild of specialists. "Flick your ticks, slice your lice, squeeze your fleas."

Scrasamax
March 31, 2006
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The Chalice Bearers    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)

In the great city of Ozea, the funeral processions of the dead are followed by the Chalice Bearers, mourners who gather their tears to annoint the deceased.

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Rural Mystery

       By: Murometz

The PCs are making their way from village to village across a rural hinterland, when they spot a weird sign along a farmstead's fence, with an arrow pointing to the actual farmstead.

"CRAZY DANCING HOES!!"

If they investigate, a rather sedate local farmer, explains to them that for a mere two coppers, they can witness the show for themselves.

The show involves six ordinary, animated hoes "dancing" on a makeshift stage, as the farmer accompanies them by slapping his thighs to keep the beat, and playing on his flute.

If asked how the trick is accomplished the farmer demurs, not wanting to share his "secret".

"If you can get Old Man Purkiss to tell you how he gets his cows to spout poetry, I'll tell you how I make my hoes dance."

In reality, this minor encounter can lead to the PCs discovering that some localized, magical effect is active in the area. All kinds weird phenomena seem to occur in these parts.

Perhaps the PCs have finally found the ley-line of mana energy that they have been searching for! The party's wizard gets excited.

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