Weaponsmiths/Blacksmiths, Cartographers, Assassins, Protection (Bodyguards, Mercenaries), Wizards/Sorcerers/Warlocks/Witches, "The Sciences/Inventors"
Organizations: Triple Threat Triad, The Red Lotus, The Bladed Brethren (Possible Criminal Organizations in some, or ALL major cities and Empires.
The Peacekeepers: A group of Paladins, Clerics, Grizzled and experienced Town Militia, and Bodyguards......existing outside of Political Circles or the gold lined pockets of the wealthy & Influential. These Men and Women exist for justices sake, and to see the innocent protected and avenged. They have a vast network of spies and informants that monitor "evils" whereabouts across the continent.
Please feel free to add on and plant the seeds of your ingenuity. Help build this world, its depending on you!
I been thinking of a name for this group since you posted this. I haven't come up with anything satisfactory, but this is what I got
An necromancer assassins cult. Dedicated to death and destruction. They desire to bring back a long dead and forgotten god of destruction that they believe was sealed away long ago. They use powers of shadow and sacrifice commoners they abduct in order to summon dark forces to life. They are also cannibals
They are called: The Dead Hand of the Dark Ones
A bit long yes. But some just refer to them as the Dead Hand
They summon anomalies, using the blood of abducted citizens, from dark corners of space time. The only thing these beings cannot move through is rounded surfaces, as they can only move in angles. They are attracted by those in distress, filled with negative emotions, and feed of their spiritual life force (mana, or equivalent) till they die
They wear dark hooded capes, over minimalist black armor, wielding pointed daggers. They also wear masks, to obscure their face and origin.
The Dead Hand calls to unique individuals from any back ground. They are chosen by the Dark Ones to be part of this cult
(My drawing skill seemed to degrade after the Corvo picture lol. I will make something good again someday)
The Alchemist, Mage, and Smith Register for Referrals and Collaboration. Also known as The Register.
This organisation is part consumer panel, part tradesman's forum, and part advertising firm.
It was started by a blacksmith who had a talent for weaponsmithing, but little in the way of magical ability. In order to have his weapons enchanted he had hired the aid of a local wizard. However said wizard was not particularly reliable, and often unavailable at inconvenient times. After disappointing a client due to the wizard's un-notified absence, the smith began looking around for a replacement to hire.
He found a replacement the next town over, and after a chat the two found they shared similar problems. The wizard had ideas for magical experimentation on items, but after a few of the items he borrowed from the townsfolk were liquefied, jellied, or given legs, he had to rely on commissions from the local smith who was often unavailable and had little experience in making anything but pans, knives, and horseshoes. While the Imperial Mages and the Arch Wizards of Lhasa had all the resources of empires behind them, a small-town Wiz had to make due with the best materials and craftsmanship he could find.
The two started collaborating frequently, the smith making custom parts, tools, and items; the wizard providing enchantments and magical advice. After a journey abroad the wizard told his smith friend of similar tales his wizarding associates had spun him of the same sort of problems. Deciding to capitalize on a need what needed filling, they bought a shop and a printing press, hired a secretary, and began compiling a bimonthly letter of classified ads and appeals from and to mages, smiths, and eventually alchemists in the surrounding towns.
The register has grown slightly, it's still a single building, albeit it now owns the upper two floors as well, and for a small fee one can both receive the letter and send advertisements for specific projects. There is a meeting hall on the lower level, and some workshops as well where prospective collaborators can meet and plot out designs, spells, and devices; and above there are presses and files of persons subscribed to the register containing their specialties, reviews, locations, and expected rates.
There have been many successful collaborations (and a few disastrous ones) that have begun with an ad in The Register, and you happen to be a wizard, smith, or alchemist of the more rural variety and you find yourself growing increasingly envious of your friends in the big cities and their privates smithies, and runecrafters, and government provision - perhaps an ad in The Register is a good place for you to start too?
The Register - "Quality enchantment isn't just for nobles."
Needed - Silversmithe A Silversmithe is needed for a job simple in nature, yet requiring utmost precision: 1 tea-kettle, made to exact measurement and specification. No engravings or embellishment, but exact dimensions are most important. Payment of 2 Igp upon delivery.
- The Wizard, Svensivf Tower north of Stormgrave, with the copper fish weathervane.
Needed - Alchemist experienced in metallurgy I need an alchemist to assist me with the creation of an alloy I think could serve as a substitute for unobtainium. I have a sample of the material made by my apprentice, he says he accidentally dropped his fiance's ring into the kiln, it don't matter to me why but I don't know the metal or the stone - he said it was "silver metal with a blue stone". If you could take a look; dip it in a potion or whatever and tell me what it was he added I'd be much obliged, to the tune of 10 silver - 40 if it works out the way I hope.
- Farnam Smith Lakeside smithy, pondpass
Needed - Wizard of Broad Experience Two weapon enchantments; no questions asked. Payment 20 Igp. Half now, half on delivery.
- Anonymous Behind The Goose and Toad Inn, Chillpass, Twyr's day nights. Come alone.
Post by vacuousmermaid on Aug 14, 2017 3:20:44 GMT
GUILD NAME: Ochkros Quill
An artist/mercenary guild identified by their bright golden sashes and their paired sword and dagger. In times of peace the guild members produce illuminated manuscripts and a variety of martial treatises. During times of war they hire themselves out as skilled soldiers or bodyguards. Many historical accounts of prior wars owe greatly to the guild's members keeping detailed journals full of illustrations that are compiled in times of peace into illustrated chronicles. They see themselves as chroniclers rather than an artist/mercenary guild and justify going to war as being at the events that will shape the future and thus need to be recorded for posterity.
As members raise their rank in the guild they are given more splendid sashes. New members wear a simple yellow sash. Embroidery and decoration is added as they gain reputation, with the highest members having grandiose sashes adorned with gilt thread and precious gems.
Their swords are a short messer-like sword with a knucklebow and a matching knife. They have simple blackened iron fittings with bone or antler handles. Members' weapons are never to be adorned as they are tools not decorations. Finely crafted and functional but never beyond practical.
Every member is expected to be able to read and write in addition to being able to draw, paint, and do calligraphy. Fencing is seen as an extension of the finesse needed to be an artist.
Former and disgraced members often become counterfeiters. While this is frowned upon by the guild no official action is taken unless the former member continues to wear the yellow or carry their swords.
They have guild headquarters located in a number of major cities across nations. In order assure their records are kept safe, they keep full copies of all of their manuscripts at each headquarters in addition to members of the guild who are living records and are required to memorize the histories as well.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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