Pool of Illusionary WaterPool of Illusionary WaterPool of Illusionary Water6 months ago in Settings More Like This
This appears to be a large pool of water, but the water itself is an illusion. The pool is often about twenty feet wide and twenty feet deep, but could be of any size. It can look like a natural pool or be part of a constructed pool or fountain.
The water may be clear or opaque or even dark and stagnant. Any variation of objects of features may exist at the pool bottom, even doors, portals or stairs. The illusion would hide these from view. The illusionary water may contain illusionary fish swimming about or have a false image of treasure and a false bottom only about five feet down.
Depending on the strength of the illusion, a person interacting with the water will detect the illusion on a Will save vs. DC15 or DC20. The pool of water is created using a permanent image spell, or more than one permanent image spell (d20 3.5e Players Handbook p260).
Wall or Cylindar of Swirling StonesWall or Cylindar of Swirling StonesWall or Cylindar of Swirling Stones6 months ago in Settings More Like This
This is a barrier of flying stones created by a permanent magic spell. The barrier can be shaped like a wall or cylinder (usually twenty feet wide and ten feet tall and about two feet thick). The flying stones swirl randomly bouncing off each other making a tremendous noise like falling rocks. The stones vary in size from pebbles to about a foot in diameter.
Any creature attempting to physically pass through the barrier will take 8d6 points of bludgeoning damage, reflex save vs. DC20 for half damage. There have been reports of stronger or weaker versions of the wall of swirling stones.
One of these walls may be suppressed for 1d6 rounds with a successful dispel magic vs. DC20. The stones of the wall fall to the floor in heaps while the magic is suppressed and may be picked up or moved.
Elf Concepts -Looking for Critique-One of my many loves in life are elves. Lately I've really been getting back into the whole concept of them, as shown by my last picture. So I decided I want to put my own personal ideas into them, then maybe eventually work on some kind of plot and create a comic or something. So here's the elves I could think of from the top of my head, please feel free to remind me if I missed any.Elf Concepts -Looking for Critique-7 months ago in Sketches More Like This
Wood Elves/Forest Elves
These elves are known for their superior abilities to create things using the most simple tools. They usually have brown or red hair and tanner skin. Their bodies are usually thinner than most elves and they have the longest ears of all the elves, adapted to move swiftly through the forest. Seeing a Woodland elf is usually rare as they tend to keep to themselves, but if seen they will not respond in a negative manner.
Mail Order: Chapter 1Mail Order: Chapter 17 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The landscape was grey. Bleakly and dismally grey in all directions. The sky was grey and overcast, the dirt was an unpleasant brownish grey, the rocks were different shades of grey, the leaves and creepers on the trees were greenish grey, and of course the trees themselves were grey. Even the insects were grey. It was one of the most miserable places Garadun had ever seen. All right, the Blood Marsh around the gate town of Torch was far more dangerous, but here it was utterly depressing. The kind of depression that oozes right down into your soul – and sits there and festers.
But the job was the job, even if it sometimes sucked.
Shilling miaowed from where she sat comfortably in his coat pocket, and Garadun instantly felt somewhat better. All cats, especially delightful kittens, always improved his mood. And she wasn’t just any kitten. She was celestial and her inherent nature was a counterbalance to the pall
One Who Masters Magic: Ch. 23One Who Masters Magic: Ch. 2311 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Taste of the Immortal
Is the Mortal Realm all that there is? No, of course not. When the gods wanted to create us mortals, the only way to do so was to imbue us with a piece of themselves. That piece became our immortal soul and that, like the gods themselves, endures for all eternity. But where does that soul go after our deaths? It goes to a plane within the Immortal Realm where the gods themselves either watch over and protect or ignore and abandon us.
— Archpriest Gallenicas of Salervurg
He was back home. It was not Bronwyn's house in Kubei nor was it Fitno's house, but home. It was the house he had grown up in, the house his parents had owned until they died. He was back in Sandrin, back when things were peaceful and happy. Syler could sense it all, every detail, and his soul savored every moment. He remembered the smells of his mother's cooking, the bubbling of the boiling pots full of potions his father was making, and the sound of his sister laug
Suddenly,WerewolvesThis encounter will work in any busy public place, but I've found that it works best in a tavern. This establishment can be completely isolated, such as a way station in the wilderness (especially during bad weather, ala The Thing), or just as easily be in a large city with numerous tall buildings, crowded lanes and dark alleys. I've always found that it works best in a city, since urban areas tend to restrict weapons and armor inside city walls, and the population density increasing the chance for panic and an alarming pandemic of lycanthropy. Such a plague should affect the setting significantly, an event that will be spoken of for hundreds of leagues or more and certainly make history books.Suddenly,Werewolves2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I set this encounter up in one of two different ways:
1. The adventurers go to be hired for an adventure they will never go on, accosted instead with this encounter. The DM should give a fair amount of alluring details, perhaps in a letter announcing the employer and his or he
Mail Order: Chapter 2Mail Order: Chapter 27 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chameleon House was located in Actual Alley, with a book repair shop on one side and the office of a sage on the other. The unique edifice looked like a narrow, three-storey building similar to a brownstone; with a side-gabled slate roof, light grey stone walls, narrow windows in weirwood frames and a densewood front door. In the middle of the door was a wrought iron chameleon head with a knocker below it.
Even in a city famous for an endless variety of architectural styles, Chameleon House was noteworthy. Not for its outward appearance but for what it was. It was in fact not a brownstone at all but a rare magical artefact known as a Daern’s instant fortress. When activated, it grew from a small adamantine cube into an impregnable structure some thirty feet tall. Additionally, it was unique among its kind because it was self-aware. Further, it could alter its exterior to match that of its surroundings. Here in Sigil
Blood of Kings, Prologue (RD)Blood of Kings, Prologue (RD)7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leoni dismounted from Rivan’s saddle and sauntered to the circle of grey stones. Seven of them stood tall in a circular form, each with Rune’s cast into them. The Runes were even too old for Leoni to read, from the dead language. She wondered if Neela would be able to make them out. Neela had always had a talent with Runes.
Inside the circle three other woman waited. One was an elderly woman with long black hair and fading silvery amber eyes. The woman was over ten times Leoni’s age. She was the Crone, the High- Priestess of the Wayward God. She had a dozen other titles, all of them well earned, Leoni knew this, but she could not remember what they were.
The second woman looked to be forty, but Leoni knew better, her age was more than likely in the hundreds. She was still beautiful for her age, with her long black hair tied into a braid that fell over one shoulder. Her eyes were, like the Crone’s, silvery, but they had a blue tint to them. Her face
The Power of the ScorpionThe Power of the ScorpionThe Power of the Scorpion8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
This was the time of the night Aralynn loved. The bright desert sun had long since set in the west. Above her, the clear black night sky glittered with thousands of stars and a low dusky moon hung on the horizon. Beneath her, the warm comforting sand slowly cooled as it coursed through her bare elf feet.
Aralynn's tall lithe sand elf figure stood proudly upright against the constant desert breeze. Her light olive colored skin goose bumped due to the coolness and in anticipation of her upcoming mission. Her long tightly bound dark brown hair blew about in the constant breeze. The elf's slim angular face and bright green eyes were focused off into the distance.
Before her was a simple traveling tent encampment. As far away as she was, Aralynn could easily make out the encampment's five tall peaked tents, an encircling cloth barrier, a large central bonfire, and numerous elves moving abo
Mail Order: Chapter 3Mail Order: Chapter 37 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The cube sat on Garadun’s main table not far from several of his books, some of which were open. His personal library was enlarging all the time; it included texts on a wide variety of subjects. He firmly believed in the old adage that knowledge was power. More than that, knowledge meant survival. Ever since he’d first come to the City of Doors from Earth he’d been learning as much as he could to help him survive.
Shilling was also sitting on the table, occasionally poking at the little cube with her paw. It had been thoroughly washed and now gleamed in the light. After a very careful examination and consulting The Ultimate Book of Rocks, Minerals and Gems, Garadun had determined that the cube was made of carnelian, a semiprecious gemstone. It was also magical – his detect magic cantrip had confirmed it. Very strongly magical in fact.
Each side of the two-inch carnelian cube was engraved with a differe
InterrogationInterrogation1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room was a starch white in color, the light bouncing off of the white walls only made it hurt her eyes even more. Squinting slightly and let out an irritated sigh.
"Can we get this over with already?" She brought her legs up onto the table, crossing them as she rested her shoes on the metal table in front of her. The police officer stepped forward and sat in the seat across from her.
"Real name. Not, your gang name." she rolled her eyes and sighed again.
"Sex?" There was a silence that came over the room.
"Really? I'm sitting right in front of you fucking idiot."
"Sex." Venus sighed in irritation again and rolled her eyes.
"Female. Dumbass" She muttered under her breath. The officer was looking at a clip board, most likely comparing all of this to her old criminal records, or her personal files.
" Living relatives?"
"None." The officer set down the clip board onto the table and looked at her sternly.
"It sounds like y
Assassin's Jealousy 1Assassin's Jealousy 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer: I do not own Black Cat and To Love ru. This is made for entertainment purposes only.
"It seems like there are more criminals from out of this world heading to Sainan Town in Japan." Eve observed.
"Usually criminals won't gather into one place without a target to catch. A Sweeper's job is to stop them and bring them alive, but their movements are way to out of place for them to be normal criminals. We have to keep watching them to see what they are up to." Sven warned.
"And that is where you come into place Little Princess." Train added.
Eve becomes confused. "What do you mean by that?"
"We want you to live in the city for a while, observe the criminal activity from there and find out what they want."
"Why me? Why can we just go together?" Eve complained a little.
"We are already too well-known by our recent activities. If they see anybody with a gun, they know we are on to them. We picked you to go, because since you don't carry weapons, it will avoid suspicion." Sven expla
Neunhauser's SteinNeunhauser's SteinNeunhauser's Stein4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This handsome but burly drinking glass was made in honor of a famed local hero of times past, one Dieter Neunhauser of Landshut, a commoner who distinguished himself in the brutal War of Cantons by discovering that he held the hidden talent of battle rage like the savage berserkers of old. After the war Dieter was presented with a valuable glass stein by the town brew master for saving his two sons, the sides emblazoned with the family crest, a rampant bear protecting the town walls. Unfortunately, Dieter's berserker rage also manifested when he drank heavily, and for a war hero the drinks came fast and free. One night a particularly grim bar fight broke out and Dieter shattered his stein on a brawny patron's head, much to his disgrace the following morning. A traveling wizard took pity on Dieter's plight and mended the broken stein with a spell, thereafter making it glassteel so it could not be shattered again. Years went by and Dieter finally passed from this life,
Feather Fall/Levitate Shaft Feather Fall/Levitate ShaftFeather Fall/Levitate Shaft 6 months ago in Settings More Like This
This is a cylinder shaped shaft with stone walls of cut stone blocks. The shaft is hundreds of feet deep. The walls of the shaft are covered with paintings of many different sizes. The paintings are either portraits of individual monstrous humanoids (so honored by Golfo) or a battle scene with monstrous humanoids pitted against adventurers. Many of the paintings are labeled (Mugrood the Masher, Oga the Cruel and such). The paintings are badly done and amateurish. Each is only worth a few silver pieces at market, at best.
There is always an entrance/exit door at the top of the shaft and at the bottom of the shaft. There is a curious magical field within the shaft that causes feather fall or levitate. Any person entering the shaft at the top and falling or dropping will have feather fall cast on him or her. Anyone entering from the bottom can kick off the floor (as if jumping) and find themselves feather f
Periodic Reverse Gravity ChamberPeriodic Reverse Gravity ChamberPeriodic Reverse Gravity Chamber6 months ago in Settings More Like This
This is a large chamber with a high ceiling (at least forty feet). Every 2d4 rounds there is a temporary Reverse Gravity spell effect within the entire chamber (see the spell Reverse Gravity for details). The reverse gravity effect will only last 2d4 rounds and the room will then return to normal gravity for 2d4 rounds. Also, there are hundreds of stones and small boulders littering the floor of the chamber. When a gravity reversal takes effect, these stones will fall up or down. Anyone in the chamber will take an additional 4d6 points of damage (reflex save DC 15 for half). A dispel magic spell will not be strong enough to dispel the magic of the entire chamber and so will be useless.
The City of a Thousand Dreams - ProloguePrologueThe City of a Thousand Dreams - Prologue6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elynia: the city of a thousand dreams. Sprawling up the mountainside, the Jewel of the North was built to withstand anything, from the harsh winters that plagued its stocky people to the frequent but usually unsuccessful raids of the wild Hill Folk.
The town began with the Great Erahs Market at the foot of the mountain, which was encircled by the towering outer wall. The market was a place full of colour and exotic smells with people who cared little for airs and graces and worked hard, taking satisfaction in a job well done. Although many traders came and went from the city as they pleased with carts and movable stalls, some had permanent homes in the lower regions.
Above the market were the houses of the working folk of Elynia: established traders and artisans who worked in their homes and sold their wares in the market. The opulence of the houses increased rapidly the further up the mountainside they were positioned. The finest buildings were found at the highest end of the
Mail Order: Chapter 7Mail Order: Chapter 77 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Death is only the beginning. So many bad guys have said that line that it’s lost its spooky, foreboding impact and become a cliché. Besides, death wasn’t the beginning in Garadun’s opinion. Reincarnation was the beginning. He should know: been there, done that. And if you’re going to literally start a new life, then you should do it right.
As promised, he took Hsu-Chi to the Jade Peacock and got her a room of her own. The innkeeper didn’t ask questions – it would have been impolite. Not to mention none of his business. Then it was over to Lan Ming’s House of Noodles for a meal. Ming was happy to have Garadun and Shilling back, and welcome their new friend warmly. Hsu-Chi loved the food – it was familiar and comforting.
Needing to walk off the superbly tasty feast (they had the famous noodles of course and Shilling had orange chicken) Garadun took Hsu-Chi around the
Mail Order: Chapter 6Mail Order: Chapter 67 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garadun woke with a start, jolted awake by the loud whinnying of a horse. He propped himself up on his elbow, looking blearily around the room. From outside the inn came the sound of not one horse but many, as well as the sound of marching feet.
Soldiers were on the move.
The noise had woken Shilling as well and she blinked groggily at him. He gave her a few reassuring strokes and then looked over his shoulder. Emma was still asleep and, contrary to narrative tradition, was not snuggled close with her arm around him. This was real life and the courtesan with a heart of gold was not starting to fall for him. She was not giving up her lifestyle and she was not going to suddenly make him her lover. That sort of sad cliché simply didn’t happen. Not to him at least.
He quickly but carefully got out of bed and put his pants on, then his boots. Shilling yawned wide and then stood and stretched herself as only cats can. He pulled on his co
Mail Order: Chapter 5Mail Order: Chapter 57 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ceraline Ambrosia Oceanus was not a morning person. Just ask her lover, Laurewen, or her best pal, Garadun, or any of her good friends. Even ask her mother – not that Ceraline would want you to.
The bed Ceraline shared with Laurewen was the centrepiece of their quarters. It was a huge four-poster affair made from Arborean mahogany, the crossbeams supporting a wine-red velvet canopy. It had a deep feather mattress wrapped in silk sheets, topped with several large pillows and a voluminous bedspread of Elysian golden fox. It was a fabulous place for sleeping or making love, or even just lounging around.
Which simply made getting out of bed that much harder.
Ceraline pulled back the fur bedspread and sat up, yawning wide as her long, silky black hair spilled down over her chest and arm. Unclad as she was it was easy to make out the black razorvine tattoo running the length of her spine, from the small of
Mail Order: Chapter 4Mail Order: Chapter 47 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Sunken Treasure was located in the Clerk’s Ward, in a square half a block from Hull Road. The walls were made from Elysian marble, and from the outside it didn’t look much different from most other inns and festhalls in the city. Sigil’s foul weather had taken its toll on the exterior: it was stained and worn from the city’s sooty air and oily rain. That’s all it ever seemed to do in the Big Doughnut, was rain. Apart from those times when it was drizzling. Now and then it actually wouldn’t rain, which was when the thick, dirty smog usually took over. The sky, when not blocked out by rain or smog, was invariably a greasy haze. Charming.
Parked in the rain outside the entrance to the Sunken Treasure was a black, four-wheeled carriage. Hitched in the reins, waiting patiently, were a pair of Arcadian ponies. They were strong and sturdy with light green coats and long rabbit ears. A single tentacle g
Temple Gazebo Chamber with Illusionary WallsTemple Gazebo Room with Illusionary Forest Walls and Illusion Water FountainTemple Gazebo Chamber with Illusionary Walls8 months ago in Settings More Like This
This is a circular chamber that can be of any size. The ceiling is typically thirty feet high of domed rock. All of the walls of the room are covered in a permanent illusion of a nighttime forest scene with trees, ivy, a sparkling star filled sky and the sights and sounds of forest animals (owl, croaking frogs, crickets). Touching or interacting with the illusion will reveal the reality that the room is actually enclosed with walls of cut stone blocks Will Save DC 12.
The illusion on the chamber’s walls hides one or more doorways into passageways which can be detected with a successful will save. These passageways will lead to other sections of the dungeon.
In the center of the chamber, on a two foot high stone platform, stands a twenty foot wide, fifteen foot tall, stone gazebo. Steps lead up to the gazebo platform. The stone gazebo consists of a circle of eight of carved stone pillars topped
Passage of Severe WindsPassage of Severe WindsPassage of Severe Winds10 months ago in Settings More Like This
This is a 150 foot long tube like passage (like the inside of a cylinder) that is ten feet in diameter. The walls are made of exceedingly smooth worked stone. The passage ends at ten foot high bas relief of a monstrous face. The mouth of the stone face is puckered, its lips forming a round “O” shaped hole about two feet in diameter.
The passage is an elaborate magical obstacle. Twenty feet into the passage, the PCs will encounter a light wind issuing from the stone face ahead. Each successive twenty feet further into the passage, the wind issuing from the stone face gets stronger.
0 to 20 feet in = light wind 10 mph
21 to 40 feet in = moderate wind 11 to 20 mph
41 to 60 feet in = strong wind 21 to 30 mph
61 to 80 feet in = severe wind 31 to 50 mph
91 to 100 feet in = windstorm 51 to 74 mph
101 to 150 feet in = hurricane 75 to 174 mph
See the Dungeon Masters Guide (3.5edition) page 95 for the effects o