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Started 4/22/18 by AEGram; 3610 views.
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From: AEGram


17... METRO STATION... The old metro station built by the gnomes didn't last long after the disaster. When the gnomes left their native mountains, the equipment and station mechanisms began to decay. 

18... RUNE GARDEN... The gnomes created the rune garden upon the place of their most precious thing - the Mountain Heart. After some time passed, the spot even held legislative and judicial functions. 

19... SOURCE GATES... Legend has it that the Source was created in ancient times by the gods themselves. Much later, humans and gnomes found it - and sealed the entrance. Back then, very few people dared to step on the stones trod by the gods. Especially not when they hovered in the air! 

20... CRAFTSMAN DISTRICT... It's always hot and stuffy in the craftsman district of Cloud City. It's located within the rocks supporting the city. But on the plus side - you can't fall off! 

21... FAR METRO STATION... The Far Metro Station was actually the closest and most important one in the mountains. From here, they left Cloud City - realizing it was the only way to survive. 

22...DREAM PALACE... This was the place for the gnomes to rest and meditate. After that, a gnome could decide to return to temporal affairs, or take its way to the Deep Roads to meet their final hour. 

23... UNDERGROUND TREASURY... The gnome treasury has always served as storage for gems and other valuables. It was a place of secret lore, and spells of immense power. 

24... CLOUD CITY PRISON... The prison of Cloud City has been empty for decades, as gnomes are such law-abiding citizens. The prison dungeon is all but forgotten.

  • Edited April 22, 2018 9:46 pm  by  AEGram
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From: AEGram


25... POND OF LIFE... The miraculous pond hiddem in the elf wood has powerful healing properties. The secret is guarded by elves - but not many have witnessed it themselves. 

26... RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT... The residential district in the gnome mountains looks like a smithy. This is because hard-working gnomes can't imagine living without mining and metal. 

27... FOREST PALACE... Few people has a chance to visit the forest palace. Even fewer lived to tell the tale. 

28... CITY CEMETERY... The city of Rocksville once was teaming with life. The gold rush brought people from all over the world - eager to find the Mystery Chamber. Now only words carved in stone remain. 

29... LIMB ENTRANCE... The search for the Mystery Chamber led me to a strange place which, against my will, became my new home. I don't know if I'll ever be able to leave. 

30... TREE TOP... Only the chosen ones could climb to the top of those ancient tree. Those who succeeded either didn't want to go home - or they couldn't find a way out of the forest.

31... KALEY'S FANCY GOODS... Twenty years ago, it was a thriving shop. Then one day everything changed.

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From: AEGram


32... DARK TOWER GATES... I've never heard about this place. Apparently, nobody entered this place... or come back from it. Well, I have no other choice, I have to go ahead... Ahead to the Tower. 

33... DARK TOWER HALL... I want to see what's on the other floors. 

34... GUEST ROOM... This was a nice place for visitors, back in the day. 

35... LIBRARY... I've never read the books that fill these shelves. 

36... LABORATORY... This looks like an alchemy lab. But who worked here? 

37... DARK PORTAL... What a find! It appears new horizons awaits me! 

38... PORT... The Legend of the Mystery Chamber attracted those from beyond the seas. Over and over, heavy frigates, light brigantines, and shabby boats cast their anchors into port. Weeks passed, and the adventurers sailed away with naught to show for their labors. Not many ever saw their homes again. 

39... CAPTAIN'S BRIDGE... This ship never had the same crew longer than one voyage. No matter who the captain hired, when the new expedition began, the crew had terrible nightmares. All sobbed like babies, and begged to travel home. 

40... LIGHTHOUSE... I saw many things from the lighthouse. The owners of Midnight Castle changed, people left the old nearby towns and created new ones. Only the lighthouse stayed constant, as we pointed towards the coast for the ships, and watched them sail their last journeys. 

41... CARGO HOLD... The Captain hides this fact, but the hold of the ship is where his faithful friend, the rat Magnus, has lived for years. He has survived many a storm; matching only the stalwart Captain. Magnus regularly enjoys food and a pint of rum for his faithfulness.

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From: AEGram


42... GATES TO ATLANTIS... Our ship was tossed by the angry sea for five days, carrying the wealth of a small country - and then we were washed ashore in Atlantis. The ship was shattered into a thousand pieces. I am the only survivor. Please, if you find this note - save me! Ship Doctor Rogers. 

43... WATERY BRIDGE... I've been here for two weeks. Luckily, the climate is mild, and the plants and fruit is plentiful. I've been fishing daily, and I will not give up! 

44... TEMPLE ENTRANCE... I've reached the gates of the temple ruins. Once, this land was glorious! A pity I am stranded. I'd be rich if I could sell even a limb of these priceless statues! 

45... ATLANTEAN TEMPLE... It seems this is the end for me. I found an alter of 1000 candles in the temple, with each marking a tsunami. According to my predictions, the next tsunami will be tomorrow. Please, whatever you find of my things, give to my beloved wife, Dorothy - 

46... FAIRY TALE FOREST... My brother and I were shipwrecked and found this highly unusual place. There's a red-hooded girl bringing pies for a wolf in a dress, some animal musicians, a gingerbread house with a witch inside, and more! Our only hope of escape is writing the end of the story, where someone saves us! 

47... ENCHANTED CREEK... While my brother explored the museum, I tried to help a girl named Rapunzel, who's locked in a tower. I asked some dwarves for help, but they were busy waking up someone named Snow White. Tom Thumb's always underfoot, and several times he's narrowly missed bring squished. 

48... MUSEUM OF TALES... Rumpelstiltskin, a local con artist, offered to make us rich in exchange for our souls. Of course we refused, and went on to write enough tales to become famous without his help. Now we're looking of the girl who lost her glass slipper. What a world!

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49... PALACE SQUARE... I am Shahryar, Sultan of Persia. It is said that the husband is more likely to wander in his affections, but it was my beloved wife who proved unfaithful, wounding me deeply. Yet within my broken heart is the hope that someday I will find my one true love. 

50... PERSIAN BAZAAR... For many years I've searched throughout the kingdom, but I an unable to find a woman who can make me believe in love again. Yesterday I consulted the Grand Vizier, a wise man, and he told me from his heart that he knew no girl better and purer than his own daughter, Scheherazade. This seems promising. 

51... SULTAN'S GALLERY... Scheherazade has astonished us all with her beauty, intelligence, and talent for spinning a tale. She told one about a sultan and his noblemen, about merchants and sailors. I could not bear for her to stop, and the story wasn't done when dawn came. She promised to come back and finish it. 

52... PALACE BALCONY... One thousand nights have passed, each full of heroic adventures and cunning shenanigans. Scherazade's tales have become a cherished part of my life - as has she. I wait for every night as for the moonrise. The love story of Shahryar and Scheherazade will be among the immortal tales told for generations to come.

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From: AEGram


by Annelliegram on Sep 20, 17 6:17 PM

53... SERENITY GARDEN... Nobody knows who planted this garden. It's not here for adventurers seeking riches - it exists for the few who seek solitude and peace. 

54... HALL OF CREATION... Writers and taletellers the world over have searched for inspiration since time began. Some appeal to the muses of talent, others count on luck or swear by hard work. But this is an enchanted hall, where anything created is instantly a masterpiece! 

55... MAGIC COUNCIL CHAMBER... Our United World of Magic wouldn't be such a happy world without the Code of Unbreakable Rules. Abiding by its laws allows us to live without war or catastrophes, and our world can flourish in peace and harmony. 

56... WORLD'S EDGE... This is not a myth! There is an edge of the Earth, and it's here! I've never seen anything as beautiful. There's no constraints of time or space here - only happiness, peace, and limitless horizons.

57... TEMPLE OF JUSTICE... Even in the world of magic there is good and evil, and there are criminals who break the laws. Beware of using magic for evil -- the fair Court of Elders will find and punish you! 

58... CRIMINAL'S DEN... The walls of the Prison for Magic Creatures can endure many types of damage: the scratching of claws, the striking of horns and hooves, the impact of superhuman fists. The Council of Elders have used powerful charms on these walls to contain the criminals of the magic world. 

59... TORTURE CHAMBER... The court puts only the worst criminals into the torture cell -- those who try to take the lives of other creatures. The ones who enter this grim vault never leave it.

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From: AEGram


60… BONE PALACE… Every column, statue, and secret room in the Bone Palace celebrates death. This is no place for the living.

61… BALLROOM… What could be more charming than the Ball of the Dead? Guests come from across time – if ou unmask the nearest couple, you may find your ancestors cutting a rug.

62… RUINED GALLERY… They say the Bone King and his servants have been searching for the chosen Prince and Princess to dance in the red moonlight and begin the reign of the dead.

63…HALL OF SOULS… Not all souls agree to serve the Bone King, but that doesn’t bother him. He ordered a Sphere of Souls built in the palace dungeon, which holds the non-obeying souls and living people the King wants to have as his servants.

64…KING’S CRYPT… Even the worst villains have a sense of beauty. The King ordered a crypt built for himself that rivaled history’s greatest architecture, featuring elegant columns, glass domes, and the skulls of his vanquished enemies.

65…GHOST GROTTO… Ancient myths describe the spirits of the dead sailing down a river into the Underworld. What if this river was real? You could bargain with the silent fairyman and visit the land of the dead. Just make sure you have a way back …

66…ROAD TO GHOST TOWN… Many weary souls have traveled the road from the land of the living into the realm of the dead. Of course, some want to come back, but the rules are hard to break.

67…GHOST TOWN SQUARE… Ghost Town is not a pleasant place for mortals. There’s no laughter here. No whispers of loving couples, or shouts of joy in the streets. Those who used to be alive have become echoes of the past. Fog, twilight, and silence prevail.

68…CREEPY STREET… This is no place for mortals, but necromancers, adventurers, and artifact hunters insisting on discovering the secrets hidden on these mysterious streets. Few find their way in and even fewer escape.

69…CURSED HOUSE… Legend tells of a warlock who managed to hide in one of the houses on this street in order to continue his dark work. He made a deal with the local spirits, but none will speak of the price he paid to honor it.

70…GRIM CELLAR… Magic works differently in the Underworld. Dark spells become stronger, while light magic becomes weaker. This is why the darkest spells are cast in the grim cellars of Ghost Town.

  • Edited December 18, 2018 2:26 am  by  AEGram
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From: AEGram


71…ISLAND SHORE… The Northern Islands are the icy home to ferocious warrior tribes called Vikings. It’s dangerous to go to their lands, and it takes a long time to reach them. No Southerner has been there in many years.

72…SACRED GROVE… The Northerners believe in a whole pantheon of gods – there is a special place dedicated to Thunderer, as well as Sea Ruler and Wind Master, since they ensure success on long sea voyages. Druids pray to them in special groves where they claim the connection to the gods is especially strong.

73…FROSTY FORT… The walls of Frosty Fort have never been attacked during their thousand-year history. Legends say that they are made from magic stone that Thunderer stole from Frost Giants.

74…JOUSTING FIELD… Once a century, the Grand Joust takes place in the Frosty Fort courtyard. The frozen land is forever stained with the blood of legendary warriors.

75…ICE HALL… The Ruler of the Northern Islands holds audiences in the Frosty Fort’s main hall. The hall was once part of a cave that formed when a waterfall suddenly froze. It’s so cold in the North that the hall walls keep their ancient appearance year-round.

76…RULER’S STUDY… Dearest Ruler, Thanks to your efforts, we have avoided many wars and battles. The ancestors are pleased to see the fruits of your rule. Eric Virtuous, Coven of Mages.

77…FORT DUNGEON… Who knows what secrets and horrors this dungeon hides. Few dare to enter it, and those who do rarely come back out.

78…VALLEY OF FALLEN GIANTS… A breathtaking battle took place here! Two giants clashed in a battle to the death! Judging by the remains, neither one won. I wonder what they were fighting over…

  • Edited October 19, 2019 6:41 pm  by  AEGram