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    I thought it would be an interesting exercise to put up some awesome images, and then have the community discuss what is going on in them. This could then serve as a good jumping off point for games. SO - What is going on here and who are these "people"?

  • #2
    Mask of Winters learning how to read.




    Last edited by wonderandawe; 11-03-2014, 11:16 PM.


    I write things.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wonderandawe View Post
      Mask of Winters learning how to read.




      OH GODS HOW DO I FLY THIS THING HELP


      I'm feeling bluuuueeeee~

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Astral View Post
        I thought it would be an interesting exercise to put up some awesome images, and then have the community discuss what is going on in them. This could then serve as a good jumping off point for games. SO - What is going on here and who are these "people"?
        A nephrack (is that how you spell it) is reading unholy passages to his army, before they march to war. The bodyguards... had fire and lightning essences ingrained into their corpus trough Moliation.
        Last edited by Runelord; 11-04-2014, 01:56 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Astral View Post
          Cathak Haru, Ragara Asutur, and Ledaal Maren once formed a Sworn brotherhood. They were vacationing in Thorns when the Mask of Winters invaded and the trio were slain by undead horrors. Battened by their once-Exalted Essence, the three Dynasts rose as ghosts, intent on enacting vengeance on their killer.

          Raising a ghastly army, the three ex-Dynasts have conquered a small Underworld nation, and devoted its entire economy towards war. To strike fear in their enemies (and their conquered servants) they have taken on some of the trappings of Oblivion's legions.

          As time goes on, Maren fears that she and her comrades are rapidly becoming their masks; she now hears an ethereal hum in her mind, as of ten thousand silent screams, and wonders if her actions have opened a channel to the mad gods of Oblivion. If so, how long until she or one of her comrades becomes the very monsters they fight?

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          • #6
            ...I am stealing that, Noodle. WHOLESALE. UNABASHEDLY.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adarael View Post
              ...I am stealing that, Noodle. WHOLESALE. UNABASHEDLY.
              You can't steal it if I give it to you! Now someone post another, so I can do it again!

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              • #8
                Here, have three.


                The east



                The south.



                And something character based.


                Currently Playing: A large, mixed splat game of CofD. As: Seraph du Salomon, Voice on the concordance. Unsubtle man reluctantly participating in the business of Magi. Awakening 2E homebrew http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...=1569864567692

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gryphon's Feather View Post


                  The east.
                  The city of Mixe-Ulto, home to a proud sorcerous tradition, was once a thriving beacon of civilization in the Far East. Neither the Fae nor the barbarian tribes that surrounded the nation could threaten the city, for the Sorcerer-Lords of the city kept the city safe with the strength of their minds and magic.

                  Yet, the city held a dark secret; a demon of blood and flame, from the depths of the Wyld was held in an enchanted slumber at the city's center. The foul monster was the source of the Sorcerer-Lord's magic and it's mind served to quicken their own, helping them to attain circles of power beyond the dreams of mortal men.

                  The city came to ruin when a cunning Fae snuck into the city and broke the seals binding the monster into it's slumber. The fell demon awoke and tore the souls of the Sorcerer-Lords from their bodies. The monster raged through the city, devouring the minds and souls of its inhabitants. Some number of them managed to escape, but none ever returned; satiated in its feast, the monster returned to its slumber.

                  And so, the city fell into ruin, and the forest grew back to reclaim the man-made copse. Few travel into the city's decayed ruins now, for fear of the soul devouring monster. Some dare, though, for tales of the city's magic still persist in the legends of the nearby people's.
                  Last edited by Noodle; 11-04-2014, 10:28 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gryphon's Feather View Post


                    Due south of Varingia, there lies a massive metallic volcanic plain where beasts grow large and and steely. Of particular note is a strange species of snail; the essence of earth and flame is strong in their flesh, causing them to grow to the size of a house with a cast-iron shell. Though this mass of iron is remarkably useful in the age of sorrows, the peoples that hunt the snails have less risky sources of the metal. No, the true prize from one of the monstrous gastropods is their heart.

                    You see, the region's metal is rife with trace amounts of white and red Jade. The snails not only collect the precious magical materials over the course of their lives, but refine it within the furnaces that are their bodies. The snails' heart, weighing anywhere from ten to thirty pounds in an adult, consist of refined Jade, ready to be processed into any number of artifacts.

                    The nomadic peoples that wander these wastelands once only hunted the beasts for their adulthood rites and to obtain Jade for their shamanistic rites. Some time ago, a Guild merchant discovered this source of refined Jade, and now the nomads hunt the beasts to trade their hearts. Unfortunately, this has lead to a quick decline in the population, as it takes many years for once of these magnificent beasts to reach adulthood and breed. If the current state of matters persists, these epic creatures may soon see their final dawn.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gryphon's Feather View Post


                      And something character based.
                      Many centuries ago, a great warlord took five families of his servants, and taught them powerful martial secrets, and set them upon the edge of the world as an eternal bulwark against the infinite chaos, for there he saw the next great threat to Creation.Or so, goes the histories of the Polestar Wolf clan.

                      Their name and fighting style is taken from the Apex predators of the far north, where they stand their vigil. These mighty lupine beasts are hunters without peer, and so to are the clan. Even those un-Exalted members who cannot learn the puissant martial magic of their iconic Style hunt the borders of Chaos slaying the Fae with well-practiced efficiency. Those who do Exalt, which thus far has occurred at least once a generation for as long as memory survives, become as humanoid blizzards, slaughtering even the Nobles of Rakshastan with ease.

                      Yulia Polestar is the latest of her clan to Exalt and has already made her mark on the clan's future. She has befriended one of the clan's eponymous wolves, a feat never before accomplished. With the aid of her lupine companion, she has taken on foes far beyond her age or skill. With her help, the clan is beginning to domesticate those icy-blooded beasts. Who knows what other changes the young exalt will bring upon her family?

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                      • #12
                        I didn't expect you to do all of them.

                        Thank you so much.


                        Currently Playing: A large, mixed splat game of CofD. As: Seraph du Salomon, Voice on the concordance. Unsubtle man reluctantly participating in the business of Magi. Awakening 2E homebrew http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...=1569864567692

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