Archive for December, 2010


Gazing into January and a look back over 2010

31 December, 2010

Fast approaching the New Year here and with it the month of January.   Best wishes to all for MMXI!

January is named after Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway, pictured as looking both forward and back.   We will revisit the themes of doorways, transport and travel for January.  What with stepping into the New Year.  As usual, if there is something on this theme you would like to see, let me know.

Looking back over December, we see another month of light posting:

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New Magic Item – Spirit Compass

30 December, 2010

The Seeker’s face glowed in the pale blue light from his compass. “This way,” he hissed, leading us through the alleys.  “There!” he pointed.  Ahead of us was the sorcerer we were looking for, he seemed very surprised to see us.

Spirit Compass

These devices are made of silver and etched pale blue glass and are always cool if not cold to the touch.  The silver of these devices tarnish quickly and it much be constantly polished to be kept clean.

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New Magic Item – Ice-Walking Shoes

27 December, 2010

The midwives who travel between the hilltop villages wear these shoes, hard waring things that grip the ice and snow.  They are symbols of the brave midwife as much as her package of herbs.

Ice-Walking Shoes

These shoes are made of oiled leather lined with warm fur.  The soles are studded with bronze and layered over felt.

The wearer’s feet are kept warm and dry, protected from the effects of even the most bitter cold.  But the ability which gives them their name, is the fact that the wearer treats ice and snow as firm ground for all purposes.

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Pathfinder Campaign Report – Wyvern Hunt II “Ill-met in Asku-Korla”

26 December, 2010

Ill-met is Asku-Korla

The next morning our brave Imperial Wyvern Reclamation Party set out, with a freshly oiled wyvern harness among other gear, and an escort of the Lions of Twilight (the Bronze Lion’s personal guard comprised of former mercenaries) for the first leg of the journey.  Almost as soon as they left the palace they encountered Bertram Zirconia, great dwarven hunter, and his visse servant Neville, who -as a great hunter- wanted to get in on the wyvern hunting and decided to attach himself to Tae Boe’s party.  After a brief discussion, it was decided that a hunter of his skills would be a useful addition, they headed off into the hinterlands.

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Aspect of Winter [Template]

23 December, 2010

The guide’s hair had gone snowy-white at eighteen, we were told, and his eyes were a pure pale blue like ice.  As he lead us through the high pass, he never worried about his footing.  We were amazed, and a bit envious, of his skills but glad that we had paid the gold for his aid.

Aspect of Winter [Template]

Those granted the touch of Winter appear hard if a bit haggard, they are stalwart and unyielding.  Sometimes the chosen of winter skins becomes pales and their hair is prone to going silver or white and their eye color is always a pure tone, often blue.

Creating an Aspect of Winter

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Happy Solstice – Winter Seasonal Feats

21 December, 2010

Wishing all a Happy Solstice!  Here are some winter-themed feats for your use:

Aspirant of Winter [Fey-touched, Winter]

You have been seeking or have been touched by the Court of Winter, giving you the cold strength of winter and a strong ties to the snow shrouded.  You are armored by your season.

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Pathfinder Campaign Report – Wyvern Hunt I “The Road to Asku-Korla”

20 December, 2010

The Road to Asku-Korla

Beginning in the Jade Pillar Dynasty, our brave venturers: the young sorcerer-prince Touched by Golden Scales Zhuang Tae Boe, former knight Lorrend Littlehelm, Sagacious Lieu, and Tae Boe’s entourage begin their travel or exile.  Their journey to the edge of the dynasty’s lands is uneventful.  Crossing over by starship to the nearby island they then pass through the expanding village-town of Gong from which a bridge is slowly being built to the lands of the Dynasty to expand trade.

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