Jul
21
2019
0

In Nomine Revisited: Jeduthun, Kyriotate of War

Jeduthun

Kyriotate of War

Corporeal Forces: 4 Strength: 9 Agility: 7

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 7 Precision: 9

Celestial Forces: 4 Will: 8 Perception: 8

Vessel: two vessels/3 (defaults to male/3 and female/3, dependant on mission; one will typically have Charisma +1)

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Jul
20
2019
0

Location Seed: The Academy of Saint Philomena.

The Academy of Saint Philomena

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Founded: 1791

Faculty: 400

Students: 1200, grades 9 to 12

Student to Teacher Ratio: 3:1

Colors: Purple and Green

Motto: Rectam aculeos 

This private boarding school is not where They train the nation’s mundane elite; nor is where they train the next generation of Illuminati wonder-workers.  To the dismay of new students, there are no mystic portals or labs full of ultra-tech gadgetry at the Academy of Saint Philomena (a resolutely secular institution, despite the name).  The students there take no classes on wizardry or theurgy or Mad Science or any of the rest of the dangerous, but often useful, incongruities currently being kept from the Masses. No, St. Phillie is where students learn how to keep the people with those incongruities firmly in check.

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Jul
19
2019
0

Item seed: Blood Eggs.

Blood Eggs

Yes, they’re eggs full of blood.  Well, not precisely blood; the xeno-species that lays Blood Eggs is compatible with our ecosystem, but it only vaguely has the same kind of DNA as do terrestrial species.  Left alone, a fertilized Blood Egg will produce a ‘chick’ as usual; but unfertilized Blood Eggs produce instead a gloopy red fluid that smells and tastes like human blood, but can be cooked the same way that chicken eggs can.  It’s absolutely unsuitable for transfusions, though.

On the other hand, it’s a perfectly good nutritional substitute for anything that lives on human blood, for everything from atomic mutant giant ticks to straight-up vampires (and the vampire thing, honestly, is what most people will care about).  About three Blood Eggs will serve as a ‘meal’ for your standard vampire, whether fresh or cooked, and eating them will keep any cravings at bay for all but the most literally diabolic sort of nosferatu.  Vampires also find that dishes made with Blood Eggs in them are much easier to ‘digest.’

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Jul
18
2019
2

Item Seed: Staff of the Wudwo.

Staff of the Wudwo

Description: An incredibly ancient staff made from black oakwood.  Carbon dating indicates that the Staff of the Wudwo has to be at least six thousand years old.  If there were any decorations on it, they’ve long since been scoured away by time. The same is true for any kind of organized occult or mystical powers; something was done to the Staff of the Wudwo, but by now it’s all just a warm field of general magic.

Powers: somewhere between eight to fifteen thousand people have carried the Staff of the Wudwo throughout history; whoever currently holds the staff can talk to the — spirits? Shades? Ghosts? — of any of them.  The spirits are friendly and helpful, but limited to what they personally know. They also cheerfully but not maliciously refuse to answer any questions about the afterlife.

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Jul
17
2019
3

Group Seed: ‘Fleet Fluoride and the Corsairs of the Carbonated Sea.’

I was originally gonna do something else but then I got distracted.

Fleet Fluoride and the Corsairs of the Carbonated Sea

So.  Candyland is real.  And terrifying.  The people who know don’t talk about it much, and they definitely don’t talk at all about how to get there, because then some idiot might actually decide to go; and you don’t visit Candyland without an understanding in place with the local warlords, and armed guards at your back.  Candylander species like meat as much as we like sweets, you see. Worse, far too many of the creatures there have not yet learned to forswear human flesh (some of those creatures wear clothes and have the power of speech).

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Jul
15
2019
2

Methgators [The Day After Ragnarok]

Methgators

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Description: a smaller-than average, almost skeletally thin alligator, with horrible teeth and a persistent twitch.  Its smell is grotesque.

Habitat: Gulf Coast, Ras al-Thuban

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Jul
15
2019
1

Ooh, the Doppelsoldner / Ogre Mark VI Indegogo.

Time to save versus shiny:

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Jul
14
2019
1

Item Seed: Lyre-shoes.

Lyre-shoes

Appearance: a pair of expensive black leather men’s dress shoes with laces. Lyre-shoes register as magical on a deep scan, but not a superficial one.

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Jul
13
2019
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Item Seed: Breviarium Heresis.

Breviarium Heresis

Description: 128 pages of vellum bound in calfskin, circa 1350 AD.  Text is in indifferent Latin, with odd word choices and remarkably modern spelling.  Illustrated in a remarkably anachronistic style, and one that is more evocative of pre-Raphaelite imitations of medieval artwork than anything else.  The Breviarium Heresis has been kept in the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum since that archive was formed in the 17th century; documentation (including photographs) attesting to that is available upon request.

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Jul
12
2019
3

Snakebite Beer [The Day After Ragnarok]

Snakebite Beer

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Because people can be damned fools sometimes, that’s why.

To begin: when Ragnarok happened, the town of Monroe was in a somewhat better position than most of the rest of Wisconsin, for exactly two reasons: cheese, and beer.  The Blumer Brewery had ample supplies of both, thanks to brewery owner and local cheese magnate Carl Marty. Enough of both, in fact, to feed both the town and the area through the first crises; the good citizens of Monroe might have got pretty sick of cheese over the next few years, but the beer still helped with that.

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