Eckyebrech - The Ecks have not quite reached (or have not been allowed to reach) the mastery of engines in EOW. In every other world, the Eck seem to come up with just enough technology to best the natives, but in EOW, rather than coming at us with better engines and better weapons than we had, they relied on magic/anti-magic. Hmm.
Eckyebrech Invasion, History of -
Eelad, Jared (Matt Anderson?) 5'8" Drow who casts "Soul Disruption.
El Ouhd - a powerful and mysterious figure in EOW and leader of one of the major power groups in EOW. Known or suspected aliases: Beigebeard, Blaine.
El- Ouhd's Labyrinthe - place where Captain Jonathon Queeg died, c. 10014.
The End of the World - "We started in Crimson Tide and trekked across the plateau of Vyrica with Katie. We bumped into the Stonehenge where we almost died. We were trapped in a book room with lots of purple lightning being called from the sky. We killed the high druid (or he died or something), then we ran away as fast as we could. We headed to Gravesend, where the representative members of each of the major power groups were gathered to duke it out for the Ring of Power (or some such nonsense). Anyway, it was as some old museum/library and there were dragons and a xorn and wyverns and all sorts of trilky people that we had met over the years. Lots of people died. GG was one of the few PCs that made it to the center room were the ring was kept. I believe that EO was there, as was Castor and Pollux, one of the Roundheads (Ruby?) and a bunch of other nasties. EO said something and then we all headed out. I don't remember what exactly was said or what was happening, but my impression was that the ring was staying and that all of the people that died in the museum would remain as guardians of the Ring. "
Eomel (NPC) - A "butt-kicking swordsman" (king?) from a different world who is stuck possessing Peregrin Falcon's weak psionicist body against his will (and Peregrin's). He has twin sons who are his heirs. Last news was that he was still living, training, and fuming at the Order of the Ring's secret base in Peregrin Falcon's body, having ended up there via a botched resurrection via Rajendra who had picked up Eomel's soul for some reason... "I am Eomel, a stranger tall and broad, brought mysteriously from the hoof-cloven fields of my race to the smelt cities of yours, given a body of whom a marshall should be ashamed to have as a shadow.
Epistle to Be Left in the Earth, by Archibald MacLeish. See also the Multiverse.
It is colder now there are many stars we are drifting North by the Great Bear the leaves are falling The water is stone in the scooped rocks to southward Red sun gray air the crows are Slow on their crooked wings the jays have left us Long since we passed the flares of Orion Each man believes in his heart he will die Many have written last thoughts and last letters None know if our deaths are now or forever None know if this wandering earth will be found We lie down and the snows cover our garments I pray you you (if any open this writing) Make in your mouths the words that were our names I will tell you all we have learned I will tell you everything The earth is round there are springs under the orchards The loam cuts with a blunt knife beware of Elms in thunder the lights in the sky are stars We think they do not see we think also The trees do not know nor the leaves of the grasses hear us The birds too are ignorant Do not listen Do not stand at dark in the open windows We before you have heard this they are voices They are not words at all but the wind rising Also none among us has seen God (... We have thought often The flaws of the sun in the late and driving weather Pointed to one tree but it was not so) As for the nights I warn you the nights are dangerous The wind changes at night and the dreams come It is very cold there are strange stars near Arcturus Voices are crying an unknown name in the sky
Estray Mine in the Aranian Mountains - MINING TRAGEDY KILLS 16! (Chronicle of Dun Cess, [27 Dec 43]) The fourth tunnel of the Estray mine in the Aranian Mountains collapsed on [25 Dec 43]. All fourteen workers and two foremen in the area are presumed dead after rescue attempts failed to reach them. The collapse was preceded by a 4,000 mile per hour fireball which blazed down the tunnel leaving a hellacious maelstrom in its wake. One worker has already gone on record about the dangerous working conditions of the mine which had been amplified by recents demands for increased production. He claimed that improper methods of ventilation were used which allowed a buildup of explosive gas. The Estray mine (owned by Curragh mining in Alkane) is one of the major producers of coal from the Aranian range. There is local pressure to close down the mine so that future disasters may be averted, but the government is expected to order the mine to continue so that coal might continue to flow to the sea to keep the navy moving.
Euxine Sea - on Vorn.
Evil - an almost tangible force for players involved in EOW. *****Miscellaneous Thoughts Below Persand, July 30, 10037,***** Transcribed by January Barron. *Pike: It's interesting that you never see Egyebrech fighting off the immense Evil of this place; one might conclude that they were part of the returning Evil and not "innocent" dupes. *Obez: Of course, one doesn't see the drow helping out either but we believe them not to be evil. Are the eck working with them? *Pike: What if Evil just means extremely foreign? *Ben: And dangerous? *Barron: If it destroys what is home, then I'm going to call it Evil. *Pike: What if it is foreign and doesn't even understand what it is doing? *Ben Then it's still Evil. *Pike: Why are the egs taking over our world? Do they want the land? Who knows? Why did the orcs form an empire? They have the best way of life; they are bringing culture. Empires come out of Greed. *Ben Pointless greed. *Nick Why did Artaxerxes do it? Greed? Expansion? *Pike: Manifest destiny. Belief that your system is the right way. Life will be better for all if all adhere to this, more advanced, system. But what about the balrogs? They're not spreading balrog culture. *Nick. To what extent are they in charge or working with? *Ben Nazgul and balrog and egs are tools of something, but what? Another, bigger balrog? Mycroft. Is something engineering this whole thing? Developing life to suits its whims? *Pike: Evolution seems to be a recurrent theme. *Barron: Something evil is spilling out of the ether, pushing through the cracks in Persand. An intelligence is slowly evolving. *Ben. Evil seeps into it...two independent events. A soul taking an available body. Transmigration? *Barron. It acts like its alive, but this is a coincidence. It doesn't really make a big difference. *Pike. What's really important is what's going on magically and ethereally "behind the scenes." That caves are forming is not important [Why?]
Explosives - boom dust, Bysshe bombs, "Persand" footballs, torpedoes/pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails... See also Demolitions.
Falstaff (Ben) Human male. Enormous, vulgar drunken wrestler. Loud-mouthed. Member of the "Adventurer's Guild". Died c. 10015
Fire and Ice Adventure - on Vorn in 3197. Members: Meg Webster.
Fire Dwarven Necromantic Research Facility - where Tim, Werner, Kiphelm, and Guanerius got sidetracked to by Allotar on their way to see Diomachus Maximus. By Twilight van De Rohe: "We decided to take a breather in Salami, a Tribal Orc town on the coast of the Riverine area. It seemed like the last outpost of "civilization" on our journey northeastward before we reached the Arnsata mountains, which we believe to be the mountains of which the Friendship Temple lich referred.
Fish pools - one of the clues to the location of the King. One thought on this: Once upon a time we came across a cave in the southern sprines, with an underground pool in it. This pool happened to have fish in it. We also discovered a tunnel just under the surface of the water that lead to another cavern. We never found anything, but it is a possiblity. Although, honestly, there are probably hundreds of such caverns in the sprines alone. See also Fish, Sleep-inducing.
Fitzroy, Cardinal -- Cardinal of the universalist church living in Neo-Rome with whom SOAK members have spoken concerning our supply drops to Othniel. Quite. Serious. Mildly condescending.
Folger, Richard - member of Order of the Ring and the Sword Group. Captain of the Caliban. A man of resiliance, he fearlessly faced a wraith on Persand with the Persand Expeditionary Force. Did not come through the portal to Vorn with the rest of the Sword Group after fighting the demon balrog-thing in the Abraxian Shrine Adventure. He may have been seen by an erstwhile member of the Sword Group as an Abraxian prisoner on Vorn as the Abraxian Portal was being rebuilt. Missions: Persand, Sword Quest.
Footprint Archipelago From the 25 Sep 10042 issue of The Merchant Times: On 19 Sep 10042 the Mickelgarth Coast Guard reported enormous plumes of smoke emanating from an unknown source near the Footprint Archipelago. Two ships were dispatched to investigate the phenomenon. As of 20 Sep 10042 the plumes had grown to a staunch column of smoke and dust visible from Mickelgarth itself. Tephra and ash-fallout is expected to cake over Pavimentum for at least a week, perhaps longer.
Friendship Temple - - The Temple is isolated in a patch of wilderness, traditionally unclaimed and unreached by any roads. It has been used as a neutral meeting- place for centuries, and no fighting or ill-will is supposed to happen there. See Swokowski Sine, the King, Diomachus Maximus, the black box, the Captain.
Frog Box - Box decorated with lily-pads and containing 33 frogs of magic detection (the stronger the magic, the farther they hop!) Came from the Friendship Temple.
Galantra, Donis (Ben) Dark orcish male. Died in Vorn by accidentally impaling himself on the dagger of an invisible Drow elf.
Gelatinous cubes - Lightning bolts, even low level ones, stun gelatinous cubes. High enough level might actually kill one. Viscosity spells also work, especially if followed by Molotov cocktails. Another idea - salt. Questions posed by Edgar Hazershamby: What is the nature of the gelatinous cube? Is it intelligent? Is it acidic, or basic? How does it move? What is its habitat? Is it naturally appearing or created, or brought in from a world beyond our own?
Ghenjar - the greatest of the gnomish kings. Died about 700 years ago. His present-day servants fight the current leadership of the deep gnomes and include Anaphora, Guanerius, Grendel and the Bysshe Commandoes. See also Ursula and G Gjurin Guanova.
Ghiberti, G. (MattW) - sneaker from the Order of the Ring who went with the Persand Expeditionary Force. See also Guanerius Guaneri.
Ghost ship adventure. 10038 - Members: Leslie Lippanzer.
Gitlin, Toddhue - mid-level business manager for the Dun Cess Archaelogical Society. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT ([20 Dec 43]) An mid-level business manager for the Dun Cess Archaeological Society was arrested for embezzling about 8,500 sc from the organization over the last year. Mr. Toddhue Gitlin maintained his innocence and is set to come to trial sometime in mid-February. Officials are unsure of where the money went; some suspect that Mr. Gitlin was involved in a smuggling ring for drugs and used his travels on government boats to ease the process of bringing substances into the Confederacy.
Glasner, Gilligan (Ben) Surface gnomish male. Scholar, physomancer (electromancer) and dweeb. Went loony in Persand with the Pike Group. Shipped off to "insane asylum" by 3M.
Gnomes - traditionally wear hats indoors. (?) When SOAK was experimenting with the Cave Portal in the Sprinal Tap they sent through some magic mushrooms and some of the gnomes they had defeated - the gnomes and the necromantic mushroom disappeared. (So perhaps gnomes are necromantic, too? ;) Anaphora ponders: "Battle rages on, it is true, but principally in the sprines with the deep gnomes, lava gnomes, and their occasional Drow accomplices, and rather than being a battle over the whole world, it seems principally to be a squabble over access to the strange magical oddities to be found in the Sprines."
Golosov, Aleksandra (Ben) Viking Orcish female. Scientist and self-proclaimed autopsychenatalist. Travels with Phillip Keraunos. Member of Vyrican Reclamation Expedition. Last seen in Krasgorod.
Grendel's Cave - an important location in EOW, ancient Orcish Temple – “Breathless Halls of 80 generations.” Located on Vyrica but not quite as deep into Eck territory as the arboreal portal, so it's possible to get in and out. Location of many adventures. Problem: Orcish resettlement (since around 10040?). They will certainly be in our way to some extent. Also: reports are that the Grendels are back (and angry with the orcs for trespassing)
Grey Dwarves - reside in mountains of Arnsata on Vorn.
Guaneri, Guanerius (MattW) - legendary gnome adventurer. "Bad Dude Fast, short, really, _really_ good with a short bow. Annoying."
Gulam (Gooch) - Gnomish Archer of the First Rank Bather of 12 women Swimmer of the Elouhdian Channel. Associated with Forsythia Tomb puzzle (and Colonel Dukas?)
Gunthor, Werner (Ben) Deep Dwarvish male. Warrior, engineer, and hammer tosser. Mentally handicapped strongman and Wizard General. Travelling across Totham with Tim da Reaper and Kiphelm Thorne.
Hassleman, Guimard (Ben) Gypsy Elvish male. Horseman and courier. Befriended Kako. Went loony in Persand. Left with 3M boat. Never heard from again.
Hauberk of Healing - ring hauberk that protects 50% and heals the wearer while fighting. From the Friendship Temple.
Hazershamby, Edgar Meticulous (Ben) Human male. Zoologist. Intensely interested in all manner of exotic, dangerous, or otherwise monstrous organisms. Obsessive. Member of SOAK.
Highwayman, The () - rapier owner, husband of Drachma, inhabitant of Roanoke, died of the water poison.
Horseshoes - Set of four horseshoes which will make the horse which wears them fleeter than any other and able to bound across wide rivers. Given to the Time and Werner Group from the Friendship Temple.
Holverston Zoological Enterprises
Humperdinck, Jonathan (?) - person with knowledge of events related to the removal of the black box from Vorn and the politics of the Alliance Council at the time. (late 3202)
Idaho, Duncan (NPC) - "blademaster". Member of Order of the Ring and the Sword Group. Missions: Persand, Sword Quest.
Inge, William (NPC?) - a SOAK guard.
Ius, Otis (Ben) Gypsy Elvish male. Prophet of Homer. Healer. Traitor. Superbly attractive.
Jachma - evil sister of Drachma.
James of Forsythia, Sir (Ben) Human male. Head knight of the Order of the Carnation in Forsythia. Friend of Guanerii. Imprisoned for 4 years in Micklegarth for possesion of magic without a license. Owned the boat "Sarah of the Sea". Co-founder of the East India Company. Died in the troglodyte sewers under the Rakshasa's castle, c. 10013.
Jansen, Icarus - (NPC?) - a SOAK guard.
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