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December 19, 2005, 9:53 am

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Ruins of Linnarson II


Over three hundred years after the destruction of Linnarson, the ruins of Linnarson remain deserted; the warped magical environs inhabited only by the twisted and bizarre creatures that have been created. Amongst it all, however, the Senior Masters remain, continuing their eternal pursuit of knowledge. (UPDATE IN PROGRESS.)

(From the archives of the Geographical Society of the Triune Empire, Aarenis

It was in 1137PC (or 2483SS by the Laurentian reckoning) that King Oland of Varangia made his disastrous assault upon the Univeristy of Linnarson. ....

To this day, none know precisely went wrong, but on the afternoon of the 10th day, a cataclysmic explosion ripped through the Great Library, pulverising the entire edifice. The blast wave echoed forth across the city; none of the buildings close to the Library were destroyed, and few buildings in the city remained undamaged. More devastating though, if that can be possible, were the chaotic magical energies released by the disaster. Any living thing (including plants) within a day’s travel of the city was warped by the energies. Many creatures were so badly warped that they died on the spot, whilst those who survived were changed, often beyond recognition. Some creatures with intelligence lost it, whilst others which had previously had none gained. The Varangians, of course, were all warped, as were all the inhabitants of the city. Within three days ride of the city the effect could be described as severe, and subtler signs of the catastrophe continued even further.

In short, this is a great explanation for a dangerous set of ruins, filled with odd monsters, deep treasure, and strange happenings. There are many reasons why one would need to enter this forsaken place, beyond just sheer greed of goods left behind by the original inhabitants and many of those that have come here before you. Thus there is plenty of motivation for an party of adventurers to enter this place.

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December 16, 2005, 8:43
This is so those who wish to use it as a dungeon or site crawl would do so over here, while those who want to expand the setting will use the original one.

Also this allows the initial location to be stay as a location, yet still be found in the dungeon system. Note all the links to and from the other posts.

There will be a number of similar stubby posts in version 2.0 to make sure everything is properly searchable.
Voted Mourngrymn
January 12, 2006, 14:17
I would recommend to read the linked submissions for more background but this is a common ruins submission with a twist. Its different enough that I like it but it is still a ruined city/ dungeon area with unknown danger and creatures beyond knowledge.
April 22, 2008, 12:11
I like your stuff, but this feels incomplete Iain!
Voted PoisonAlchemist
July 22, 2011, 13:29

Simple. Functional. Flexible. Nothing terribly fancy but a good reason for wonky dungeon ecology. I don't feel like this really needs anything more. 

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