Saturday, March 25, 2017

Handmaidens of Petra: Audience

“Take them. Find the others, and bring them, as well.”

Jasna heard the coldly melodic voice, though she could not see its source. Branch-like fingers curled around her face, in addition to those already gripping her arms, and she could see nothing but branches, trees, and sky as the creatures carried her deeper into the forest.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Handmaidens of Petra: Outskirts of the Feyring Grove

The something Petra had detected was a steep embankment, which emerged only begrudgingly from the fog: layers of thick roots, gnarled and twisted one among another, forming a dam, or wall.
The bowmen grumbled about the dreaded fog, and getting turned around. Halav ordered them around the obstruction, yet poling in either direction only revealed more of the same twisted exposed rootwork as the fog parted.
“What devilry is this?” the big man demanded.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Nuwmont 13, 998 AC: Kor Karrest, The Ringway

If the portion of the city we’d seen so far was a twisting, ramshackle ramble, the portion Grellk and his mercenaries led us through was equally labyrinthine, but the buildings crowded to each side were of a more permanent nature: made of fitted, mortared dark stone blocks. Most were streaked with an oddly greenish tracery. Some that we passed, though, exhibited beautiful branching wispy patterns, almost... tree-like.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Magitech of Blackmoor: Nacelle Weapons of the First Crusade


Magic items were expensive and consumed entirely too much time to be of use in times of war. There were too few in the Empire of sufficient power or knowledge to create more than a handful of such items, and getting them to do so in peacetime was difficult enough. Most (okay, all of them) wanted nothing to do with dealing with the Ministry of Defense or the Regent’s Council in times of war.

DM's Workshop: Dragonstone Nacelle powers

Gnomish lapidaries categorize the fragments used to create dragonstone nacelles into five general categories: inferior, minor, middle-grade, major, and near-perfect. This very rough grading determines how much magical output a given nacelle is capable of, and ultimately, just how re-usable it is.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Nuwmont 13, 998 AC: Merchant's Warren, Kor Karrest


For all the concealment afforded the broad, deep hoods, they did no favors for our vision.
“Only first-timers wag their noses back and forth,” Grellk said.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Magitech of Blackmoor: Dragonstone Nacelles, part 2

The magewrights of the Glittering Empire have fashioned a host of devices capable of interfacing with a dragonstone nacelle in order to take advantage of the stones’ magic, despite their users not having inherent magical ability or blood. Helms, torcs, gloves, bracers, boots and greaves are the most commonly seen, though it is said that the Eternal Emperor owns a suit of plate mail festooned with nacelle sockets. Arms as well as armor have been socketed. In most cases, they are usually situated at the weapon’s base or pommel.