Month: October 2017

Head Served on a Silver Platter

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It is said that the technopriest Aughdatai Oness ordered that her enemy Sosawi Docaxe be slain and that her subjugate technopriests served up Docaxe’s head on a silver platter at a feast within the inner sanctum of the technopriests.

 

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The Irss Clan

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The Irss Clan was once considered one of the three most powerful Clans of the Muvari, with hundreds of warriors at his beck and call. However, the Clan Patriarch Ebegon Irss desired the beautiful wife of his rival Theblun Ons and waged war upon the Ons Clan until every last one was slain. Ebegon Irss claimed Bethira Ons as his own, but only a handful of his own clan had survived the conflicts and Bethira was barren and was never able to bear him any children.

 

Crossing of the Skelk

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Once the skelk population, the Martian Rat, was so thick in the Muvari City of Ledgrim that they were said to descend upon nurseries and carry off babies. The shaman Nodrid Garl was said to have exerted his mental power over the horde of skelks and lure them all into the lava pits beneath Ledgrim. However, the mental exertion was so great that he toppled into the pits, himself, and was immediately devoured in the magma, along with the tens of thousands of skelks who died there. There is a bronze statue reared in his honor at the Crossing.

 

Ascarna Tree

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The Ascarna tree is prized for its hard dark wood that polishes to a sheen. However, the Ascarna tree is very dangerous, plucking up unwary travelers or flying creatures (such as birds or the pictured pesthule) with its jagged branches and draining the blood from them.

To harvest such trees stakes filled with poison are planted near the tree, but out of reach of the branches. Gradually, as the tree dies, stakes of poison are placed closer and closer until the tree is completely dead and can safely be cut and harvested.

 

Echum Tree

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Echum Trees are named after the intrepid explorer Yuic Echum who traveled widely through the Martian canals, collecting various species of plants. In a cavern hidden away from the light of the red sun, she discovered a grove of sickly looking trees that despite their pallor seemed to be thriving away from the light of the sun. She brought a pair of seedlings back to Ledgrim with her and began planting these in the caverns. These took well to their new environment and propagated, providing a source of oxygen.

 

Jotham of Bathos

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Due to an unfortunate incident where he was called out to hunt down Lothar, who was reported to be breaking contract with both the Warriors and Thieves Guilds, Jotham lost a leg.

After this, he was relegated to minor duties where it was not expected he would be required to fight. During a guard duty where he was assaulted by a multitude of assassins he proved he was still capable of being an effective fighter and has since risen to a position of prominence within the guild.