Quest - Into the Dungeon



Original Quest from June 21, 2006 to July 31, 2006

It's Quest time once again! This time, we want Dungeon submissions. Anything that would fall into the Dungeon category counts. You get a bonus 10 XP for Quest submissions, and it'll end July 31. What are you waiting for? Create Dungeon bits! Do it now! The winners of the Dungeon Quest will be the first Citadellians to receive Strolen.Com T-Shirts!!


Quest Winners

CaptainPenguin
July 26, 2006
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Comments: 62
Ideas: 0
Votes: 21 / 4.833333
The Mountain of Boats    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Trapped forever in the grip of the Sea of Jade, paralyzed by the Great Curse, the Fleet of Nazran has become a hellish prison of eternal torment, and the tomb of adventurers from across the Earth.

Scrasamax
June 22, 2006
Hits: 10518
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
The Noil Ruins    Dungeons  (Plains)   (Style)

From a low hillock in a vast plain, the entrance to the Noil Ruins is as unobtrusive as it is a gateway to wonder…

Official Quest Entries

Scrasamax
June 22, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.600000
Dungeon National Park    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

Enacted roughly 4 years ago, the Dungeon Preservation act sought to map out and better understand the dungeon ecosystem, and to protect it.

Department of Dungeon Preservation

Iain
June 23, 2006
Hits: 6779
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.055556
Tower of Inversion    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

The dread Tower of Inversion, lair of the vile lich Zarakoth Xorast, contains five layers, each containing different tools of dark magic.

MoonHunter
June 23, 2006
Hits: 10524
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.300000
Pegoran Doors    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

"The Pegoran saw the circle as the link between this world and the next," the mage said. Before he could pontificate further, "So the door rolled in Raygar to send him to the next?" the rogue blathered, "What a mad peoples!"

MoonHunter
June 24, 2006
Hits: 8251
Comments: 7
Ideas: 3
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
An ecological dungeon 3: Spirits and Unliving    Dungeons  (Any)   (Ecology)

As with any eco system, there is a pattern of life and death. Unfortunately when there is death, there is often trapped emotions, suffering, and other things that “complicate” the process of transition. Add to this mix the presence of magic and gods and the chances of complications multiply.  These complications are known to the mortals as Ghosts, Spectres, and various forms of material Undead.

MoonHunter
June 25, 2006
Hits: 16664
Comments: 14
Ideas: 8
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Barrows of The First Men    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

The First Men buried their Kings and “Big People” (Nobles and other Important people) in underhills - tombs made under hills of earth called Barrows. While this custom seems quite common, the First Men were not.  The First Men were closer to The Mythics - The Shidhe (Elves) and Dwarves - and The True Dreaming Magics than Modern Men. Thus entering their barrows means you are entering a different world and time.

Incarnadine
June 25, 2006
Hits: 8739
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
Malicious Archeology    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Sometimes a painting is just a painting.

This is not one of those times.

Scrasamax
June 26, 2006
Hits: 8780
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Great Barrow    Dungeons  (Plains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

The Repository of the victorious dead…

Siren no Orakio
June 28, 2006
Hits: 5297
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Caern of the Steam Bringers    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

A long forgotten city, with surprising inhabitants.

MoonHunter
June 30, 2006
Hits: 4799
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.437500
The Littered Halls    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

You follow the map your purchased. It is to lead to the lair of Tergars the Dark. You follow through the woods, and find the rocks that lead into the hillside. The troupe creeps inside. Inside you find burned out candles, recent trash, and a few broken kegs. It is not Orc remains… there are funny and obscene things written on the walls with charcoal written in the local tongue. It is strange… unless….

Siren no Orakio
July 9, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
The Altar of the Sun    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

A single room in the lair of those cast away by the gods, this place of worship is nothing the adventurers are likely to expect here.

Strolen
July 22, 2006
Hits: 5881
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Torrent Falls    Dungeons  (Water)   (Style)

Hidden above an alcove behind a forgotten waterfall could be one of the last intact temples of a long persecuted religious order dedicated to the worship of their water elemental patron.

Maggot
July 23, 2006
Hits: 7321
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Mugama, The Gold That Is Not    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Ecology)

Nestled between the towering cliffs of the Zorian plateau, lies a vast cavity that is wide enough to swallow an adult bull elephant with enough space to spare for a small herd of draft horses on either side. There you will find gold, an abundance of it. But what is that you say? That the natives tell you that it is a place of death and home to hideous monster that will devour you? Ignore the savages. They only seek to protect what they are too indolent to grab for themselves.

-A Khanate offical assuring a bunch of miners.

Ancient Gamer
July 25, 2006
Hits: 10061
Comments: 26
Ideas: 3
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
Crawlers of the Dark    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

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.

CaptainPenguin
July 29, 2006
Hits: 9451
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
House of the White Apes    Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Deep in Sorilyeshcu, the Cloud Jungle of Ozhun, an evil clan of white apes keeps a malign secret.

MoonHunter
July 30, 2006
Hits: 6109
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Red Ghost and the Crypt of the Ebony Princess    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

One of the most popular "Quests" in Dream Park for the 2071-72 season, The Red Ghost and the Crypt of the Ebony Princess has been made into a novel (by Elsmyth himself), a full theatre video, expanded into a broadcast series, and a lack luster home game. It is considered Elsmyth’s finest work before his nervous breakdown.

Quest Entries

Moonlake
July 10, 2015
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Tangrams (or Seven Piece Puzzles)    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A shape assembly puzzle that can be inserted into any cask/door/wall in a dungeon



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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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