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4/14/2017 1:48 am  #1


Ixpats and other Reclusians of the Diamond Desert

I want to get some ideas out pertaining to this area so this is a very rough draft atm...

Welcome to the Diamond Sandbox of Death, Dearth, Doom, and Death, some more!

Ixpats:
Scythian expatriates on the lam have oft sought safe havens or to obfuscate discovery through disguise or even disfigurement, only brutal wilds offer much reprieve to the patient and persistent Ixians. Many feeing Scythian have sought solace in the desolate diamond dunes, few lived to see seasonal change, for most luck and life expired soon after the last drops from their water skins, yet some did persevere...

Think Inuit cum Bedouin, riding giant armadillos (Glyptodons) each towing on skids an empty shell.
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Total Ixpat population: c. 800 scattered and roving.

Roughly 60 to 90 family groups, limited in their size by the number of dominated Glyptodons they husband. Each Glyptodon towing a shell which may easily house six adults yet twelve is possible in emergencies (think clown car packed). Thus, many families are about six members per armadillo with a three shell family seemingly the goal and the practical maximum since families greater than twenty ofttimes split thru rightful and occurring rites.

Tradition dictates comity when two families share shade;
posterity requires the two to smote the third on approach.

Likely levels for # in group:
6=5/2/2/1/0/0
12=6/4/3/3/2/2/1/1/1/0/0/0
18=7/4/4/3/3/3/2/2/2/1/1/1/1/1/0/0/0/0
...

Other Reclusians:
The Beta-Kelts
Gaul - 8th lvl berserker man
Chiad - 7th lvl barbarian woman
Bain - 8th lvl barbarian woman
...
StingBot 1000s

Last edited by Monkeydono (4/19/2017 4:44 am)


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4/14/2017 2:20 am  #2


Re: Ixpats and other Reclusians of the Diamond Desert

{saving for encounter table, etc.}

Ant
Archæopteryx
Bat
Bee
Beetle, stay
Camel
Centipede, black
Cockatrice
Colour out of Space
Dog, wild
Falcon
Ghast
Ghost
Ghost, banshee
Ghoul
Ghul
Great Race
Hydra, pyro
Hyæna, all
Hyæna-man
Lamia
Lich
Lion, all
Lizard, chameleon and tuatara
Man, bandit
Manticore
Mi-Go(?)
Minotaur, both
Mummy
Night-gaunt
Pegomastax
Pterodactyl
Purple worm
Rat, all
Rust monster
Salamander, fire
StingBot 1000
Scorpion
Shadow
Skeleton, all
Snakes, all but...python...?
Snake-man
Spectre
Spider, all
Stirge
Tick
Wight
Wolf
Wyvern
Zombie

Last edited by Monkeydono (4/16/2017 4:07 pm)


...before fatidic silver pools on a auspicious night stood a Hyperborean Xathoqquan priestess; stripping naked like a beast crawling in on all fours in supplication...
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4/20/2017 3:50 pm  #3


Re: Ixpats and other Reclusians of the Diamond Desert

Monkeydono wrote:

Think Inuit cum Bedouin, riding giant armadillos (Glyptodons) each towing on skids an empty shell.

This is now one of my favorite things to think!

 

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