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Panzersaur

July 28, 2017

Something for a little game project.  My work is crude, but it’s effective enough for my purposes.

Weboken (LWC)

May 1, 2017

Nestled in the shadow of the Crater Mountains lies the hidden Halfling community of Weboken.  Prior to the Cataclysm, Weboken was an idyllic village of some 1,000 individuals, with cozy little homes built into the rolling hillsides.

 

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Weboken, during better times.

When the Long Winter came, Weboken was better prepared than most to weather the two-year long snows.  The Halflings naturally maintained impressive larders, stockpiling a vast reserve of food, “just in case.”  Their preparations served them well, for the Halflings lasted nearly the two full years of snow before they started to feel starvation’s prick.  And their isolation protected them from raiding parties during the snow’s brief intervals.

When the first thaw arrived, the industrious Halflings immediately set about replenishing their granaries and larders.  But raiders soon followed the first harvest, and that is when Weboken lost the majority of its population.  The incessant attacks wore down the poorly prepared Halflings, nearly wiping out the community.

 

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Eventually the survivors consolidated into a single, large hill.  The Halflings built their cozy little homes facing towards the interior of the hill, linked with vast open meeting chambers and a maze of tunnels.  Well hidden “light tubes” allow natural light into the hill, which is redirected by a clever system of polished metal mirrors, thus allowing Weboken to retain a portion of the charm and warmth of the pre-Cataclysmic times.  They even maintain vast, subterranean chambers to shelter their herds during winter.

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A few buildings dot the top of the hill, but most of Weboken’s surface is given over to ditches, fortifications and watch towers.  The once idyllic community is now quite formidable, at least from the outside.

Weboken is presently home to approximately 500 Halflings, and another 50 or so people of other various races.  They are prodigious farmers, being one of the few communities able to trade surplus food.  Merchants from Bridgetown and the Grimhau frequently visit Weboken during the thaws, trading weapons and tools for provisions.  There also a few nearby lumber camps, whose workers winter in Weboken, which keep the town well supplied in lumber.

By necessity virtually every adult Halfling is now a well-trained warrior, all sharing patrols and guard duty alike.  On rare occasion the community must launch punitive expeditions against larger raiding parties.  They are able to muster up to 200-300 warriors for such tasks.  Fortunately, Weboken is on good terms with all the civilized outposts of the Riverlands.

For adventurers, Weboken is a good stopover for adventuring in, and beyond, the Crater Mountains.  It’s also a good place to pick up large quantities of provisions at very reasonable prices, as well as livestock, wood and leather goods.  Unfortunately, finished goods, like weapons, armor and tools, are highly prized in isolated Weboken, so they tend to sell for a premium.

Dakka’s Story

April 28, 2017

Character background for a goblin gunslinger/alchemist character I’ll be playing in an upcoming Pathfinder game.

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Dakka’s Story

Dakka born in Firebitah tribe. Firebitah’s make fire real good. Dakka best Firebitah ever!

One day Dakka make fire in the Firebitah village. Whole village burn down. Many Firebitahs die. Other Firebitahs very angry, chase Dakka out of village. Dakka sad.

Dakka wander for long time. Make many fires to make Dakka happy. But no use! Dakka still sad.

Dakka meet the Birdeater tribe. Birdeaters eat birds! Dakka eats lots of good birds. Dakka happy.

Then, one day, Dakka make fire in the Birdeater village. Whole village burn down. Many Birdeaters die. Other Birdeaters angry, chase Dakka away. Dakka sad.

Again Dakka wander world, making many fires. But fires not make Dakka happy anymore.

One day Dakka finds human camp. Humans wear metal, have big swords. They soldiers! Dakka scared.

Dakka make fire to scare away humans. Burn down human camp. Humans angry, catch Dakka, put Dakka in cage.

Hah, stupid humans! Dakka pick lock and escape. Start fire to make humans confused. Fire burns down rest of human camp. Dakka laugh so hard, humans catch Dakka again.

Humans now VERY angry, want to kill Dakka. But the boss leader, Old Man, makes humans stop killing Dakka. He says “Hey boys, this greenskin puke seems real handy with fire. Maybe we can put ‘im to use.”

So Dakka makes fires for humans. Humans called ‘sell swords,’ teach Dakka all about war and something new called ‘guns.’ Guns make big boom, spit fire. Dakka likes guns. Dakka happy.

Humans let Dakka burn many things: farms, villages, towns, cities, castles, bridges…once even whole forest! (killing all orcs in it – orcs stupid)

One day Dakka makes itsy, bitsy fire in human camp. Really, just tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny fire. But boom powder goes BOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!! Kills many humans. Kills Old Man! (Dakka sad)

Now humans VERY VERY angry, want to kill Dakka. Old Man not here to stop them killing Dakka. Dakka run. This time, Dakka run so far away, where nobody knows Dakka.

Dakka start all over now. Dakka be adventrier? Edventorar? Avendrier?…Dakka be murder-hobo!


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