Outlaws, Oddballs and Cultist Fanatics
Seelie, Unseelie, Four Seasons and a few minor houses. There is more from there. And by all means, all of them scheme and dream. All of them seek to triumph over the rest. And worst of all, to see one of them fully succeed would spell the end of the fey. Even those devout to Rhiannon would bring about their queen’s deepest fear. In the end, the politics and ways of these creatures are too alien to fully understand. How would they avoid absolute destruction? How would they rebuild? It would take a lot of speculation to imagine how pieces would be picked up by such truly unique creatures. But, a mix of Real Speak and Chant alike has been formulated into some well crafted notes. So, by all means read ahead and dare to discover how much of it is actual truth. Normally, I strive for truly gripping information that holds the tests of scrutiny. But, for cabals and corridors this deep, such endeavors are impossible. Perhaps I have been mislead by rivals? It is the fey way, after all.
Author’s Note: The last of them, at least for now. These remaining sects, like the three before, hold less overall political power and tend to be less centralized. However, most of them are some level of crazy, even by fey standards. Also, huge shout-out to The Piazza forums. Their ideas helped really bring this to life.
Continue reading “More Politicking and Intrigue of the Fey – Part 3”
One last trek through the mists, friends. One last trek is all it takes. Will it spell the end? A new land? Unsure. May something out there pity us.
Author’s Note: The year is ending and it’s almost Christmas… Will I do more Ravenloftian goodness? Well, someone has to in the face of Poseurloft! But really, we’ll see. I’m tired of D&D, as has been noted by the lack of crunch for a long time. The good thing about a lot of my creations is that I can rebrand them as something else, if it came down to it. Anyway, hope your days were jolly and nice. Or at least, more so than in the Lands of the Mists. Perhaps this is goodbye to the Demiplane of Dread, at least for now. Likewise, a few more metaplots are looked at here for now.
Continue reading “Dread possibilities and other heresies – A Last Look into The Mists”
The Mists choke figuratively and literally, standing as an ever oppressive and overbearing force. But, what are they? This is a mystery that will continue for all time. What is known are the more tangible entities that haunt the endless realms of this demiplane space. Many of these are tragic figures who fell from grace, while others are condemned for absolute wickedness. As I have already uncovered, many places in the Prime Material have either fallen victim or been alleviated of their worst… This depends on your perspective. What is certain is that those removed have become the things of myth and legend in their home world. But here, they are forever trapped. The few who have escaped are anomalies, truly lucky. Of course, this could be just weavings of The Mists. After all, tales tell of Vecna’s paradoxical victory and failure. But, what could foil a demigod?As for me? Not certain. Beyond some vague words and promises, it would seem that I should seek out Darkon. However, it would appear that The Mists have other places to “distract” me with. Or at the very least, slow me down. Either way, I continue through the clouding vapors, until I see sites anew. I still mull over the fact that I wasn’t taken this time by some trap of the Powers. No, instead of going back to Gloomwrought, I found myself a prisoner of Azalin’s very contemplations. But, again, why would his own minions be found in the Prime or even the Planes beyond? It baffles the mind. What has stuck with me is the tarot card given to me prior to the ritual. It is a symbol of Death. But, why is that significant? I have heard of the pocket realm caused by Azalin known as “Necropolis”. Is “Death” somehow involved too? So many mysteries, so many questions. In time, I hope I will find some answer or be consumed trying to understand. Let us hope for the former, shall we? And with that, we venture onwards.
Author’s Note: One more trek into the demiplane of dread, at least for Halloween. Also, I wanted to think of a possible outcome for yet another mad plan of Azalin… Or rather, a plot made by outside help. In addition to a look at more core domains, I made two cluster contributions originating from Mystara (including the Hollow World). Plus, even a tribute to Planescape makes its way here. There is an homage to the “Set Wands to Warpdrive” game I played in, back before this blog made it over to WordPress. A heavily abridged version of that is noted in the darklord story, but that might appear in a future post instead. Also, enjoy a reveal that pays homage to the Gazetteer series. Of course, I might say that. Also, I realize the picture I used for Darkon is from Night of the Walking Dead. I couldn’t find proper art… oh well.
Continue reading “The Gathering of Unholy Fire – A Confrontation in The Mists”
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