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While in a deep forest a fairy will take a liking to one of the players.

While in a deep forest a fairy will take a liking to one of the players. Whether it be for the looks of one of them or perhaps on of them did a good deed while in the fairy’s home. Either way the fairy follows them to attempt to help them.

Once into a town or their destination the fairy’s ‘help’ kicks in. If they purchase something or buy rooms at an inn the fairy trys to assist them by retrieving any money they used to pay. The fairy can, without fail, retrieve any item or money and return it to the owner without either of them knowing. If they sell or trade an item, they will end up having that item right back with them at the fairy’s earliest convenience. It goes for things they are trying to get rid of as well. They dumping 3 short swords from their last battle, they will reappear again at some point.

This could get dangerous for the players. Items traded for gold would be noticed missing by the person traded to. If the new owner finds his newly purchased item is missing and plays a hunch and has the players arrested, they just might find that the solid gold amulet they thought they sold is back into the pocket of the players. Dungeon crawling: those four swords that they left behind afer seeing they were rusted could suddenly reappear when a character turns around and trips over them. This trip could cause a large crash letting everybody in the area know they are there.

If they ever figure out something is happening and somehow find the fairy. How do they convince a helpful fairy they don’t want it around anymore without hurting its feelings?



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Agar
January 7, 2003, 20:11
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This fairy has a poor sense of personal property. Which is understandable given she's a forest spirit. Does the sun own the light that falls on the trees? Can the grass buy out the trees and make them move? How much rent should the birds pay for thier nests? Life in the forest is mainly about letting things be because they are for the good of all.

Now, if the players can get the fairy to understand that they want to be able to trade things and throw things away, what will happen when the fairy goes back home? Maybe it will chase out every living thing that can't do anything for her, become a little green tryanical despot. Maybe she decides that she has been providing the forest a service and now thinks she can get a better deal somewhere else. She might start wandering to find somewhere she can ply her trade for the compensation she wants.

Capitalistic Fae. Who woulda thought?
Voted Spark
February 21, 2006, 17:17
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Cool! Very cool. I like it in that there's no real "Bad Guys", yet it's still a dangerous mischief for the PCs. There are a lot of places where you can run off and make a full quest out of this, and if you don't, it's still a fun little side adventure that would be a much-welcome change of pace from slaying demons and such. Good work!
Voted Dragon Lord
January 8, 2007, 9:17
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Definitely appeals to me sense of the silly

Great fun – 4/5
Voted valadaar
January 8, 2007, 9:47
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A good old sub from the vault!

Nice!
Voted Ramhir
January 10, 2011, 20:04
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I *like* it! This fae will definitely be paying a visit to my PCs! Thanks, Strolen!

Voted Silveressa
January 11, 2011, 16:14
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Very fun, especially if the Gm seeds some red herring magical items among the latest trove of treasure the group think *may* be cursed.

Turn dead spells to banish ghostly saboteurs, see the invisible to spot the meddlesome mage, and accusing the thief of going overboard to prove her usefulness to the group. All sadly in vain for everything keeps coming full circle, even that rotting sandwich, formerly silently moldering in the bottom of  Stella's travel pack until she noticed the repulsive smell...

So much fun to be had by the inclusion of one innocent little fey....

Voted OmegaDraco
February 27, 2012, 20:38
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Fun idea. I like it. My players would figure it out and "game" the system intentionally. I would recommend that you limit the fairy to only performing 3 "favors" before leaving.



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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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