Kitsune and Imps

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Kitsune (Seelie Fae) The mischievous kitsune are a type of fox capable of taking human form. They may act friendly, but be careful - they’re probably thinking up a prank of some kind! Appearance A kitsune appears like an ordinary fox with at least one extra tail. Red and white are the most common fur colours. …

Magic and the supernatural in Tarosir

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As a d20-based setting, Tarosir has many different types of supernatural forces. The four broad categories of supernatural power are magic, ki, psionics, and mythic power. Magic is further subdivided into several subcategories. Mechanically, this post also gives an idea of what player classes exist in the world, though it’s not completely comprehensive - classes with …

The Tarosir Primordial Pantheon

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Primordial Pantheon Atuin (The World Turtle) Overdeity ♂ Symbol: A turtleshell (often stylized) Home Plane: Plane of Water Alignment: chaotic neutral Portfolio: Water, earth, wisdom, endurance, turtles Worshippers: Dragon turtles, sailors Cleric Alignments: CN, CE, CG, TN Domains: Community, Creation, Earth, Healing, Knowledge, Luck, Nobility, Travel, Water Favoured Weapon: Scimitar Atuin is a gargantuan dragon turtle …

The Tarosir Main Pantheon

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The pantheon of Tarosir can be divided into three main parts: the primordial pantheon, some of whom are now deceased; the main pantheon, worshipped by most humanoids and even quite a few non-humanoids; and a collection of minor deities. This post only covers the main gods. The appearances described here are those normally used when appearing …

Genesis: The Seven Pillars

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So I felt like posting something unrelated to Pentalithia or Tarosir, for a change. This is a complete world that plays a fairly important part in some of my conceptions of the meta-setting which I like to refer to as Penstrokes. The deity-like entities described in this post are the same sort of being as Cosmeon, …

Shydes and Tengu

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Shyde (Seelie) An enigmatic fae similar to both pixies and the ancient Danaanites, the shyde is thought to be one of the more recent additions to the ranks of the fae. Appearance For the most part human, usually beautiful, with slightly pointed ears (just like an elf) and large wings made of semi-transparent film, similar to …

The Atlantean Language: Pronouns and other anaphora

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Personal Pronouns Atlantean’s personal pronouns have an ablative case and a reflexive case in addition to the standard set of noun cases. In the 3rd person singular, there are two gender-neutral forms - the “common” gender (shown as m/f in the table) is used for things that have a gender which is unknown, while the neuter …

The Djinnish Language: Phonology and Orthography

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I’ve already written about the djinn themselves, and mentioned that they have their own language. The djinnish language is something of a mix of Arabic and Sumerian with a syntax that, to my knowledge, is rather unique (but that’s for a later post). Phonology Djinnish has a wide and unusual range of consonants. There are four …

The Outer Planes: Hell

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As mentioned in a previous post, Hell consists of nine layers. This post goes into more detail about the individual layers, describing additional planar traits, landscape features, inhabitants, and other tidbits. River Styx The River Styx springs up in Asphodel from the Spring of Lethe and flows down through all the laters of Hell, eventually exiting …

The Atlantean Language: Nouns

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£éŋωi has a total of seven noun cases: nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, instrumental, comitative, and vocative. Pronouns and some irregular nouns also have an ablative case. Other noun functions beyond those of the seven cases can be obtained using prepositions. Typically, prepositions take an object in the accusative or dative cast, though there are some exceptions, …