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Dangling plot hooks

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:13 am
by Fusilliban
The following is a list of dangling plot hooks, rumors collected from the last few months of AARs. Some of the rumors are taken from notes by GMs, and some of them are taken from things that could be implied by a sentence or two in a character diary. These rumors are as binding as any in West Marches - which is to say, they aren't - but they may provide a helpful jumping-off point for people who like continuity.

If you want things sorted by in-game date, the timeline thread is helpful: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=548

This is just a list of plot hooks, some of which have been dangling for quite some time.

More obvious quest hooks:
There is a Horror in the area of Merrith. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=663

Euron'tok, Obsidiman Wizard, is still in search of his breastplate, and has heard rumors that it may now be in the possession of an Ogre. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=784

Cadaver Men have been sighted along the North Shore of the Coil. They seem quite fresh, indicating a Horror may be in the area. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=792

The Throalic Mountains are infested with Ghouls. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=776

The area around Kaer Avon has improved, but is rumored to still have a few straggling ghouls. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=832

The city of Homsa was destroyed during the Scourge, but first they were able to preserve some of their knowledge in the form of runic circles, scattered around the area. Much of this knowledge includes delicious recipes. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=714 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=658 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=656 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=641 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=635 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=631 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=633

Whyr'wyndyl, Windling Warrior and functional alcoholic, has placed a bounty on the first Namegiver to bring him a creature that he describes only as a "duck": viewtopic.php?f=49&t=745

The town of Bog Gopolis is rumored to exist. Nearly all Namegivers are horrified by this, and war loomed for a time. Tensions are high, but there is peace. For now. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=737 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=969

The Wizard Hjolthrum is rumored to be an expert on the Depths of Astral Space. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=720

A Jehuthra lair is dangerously close to a Temple of Garlen. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=708

Garlen's Eye has been made into a permanent Temple. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=893

Fortune Fields Industries is planning to wipe out the tribe of Cathans who tried to get them killed. Their preparations are nearing completion. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=650

Sosanopa has been destroyed, but there are rumors of survivors. They may seek retaliation or rescue. And perhaps someone would reward those who destroy the final survivors. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=824

Iceclaw Moot is having problems with blood bees (viewtopic.php?f=49&t=755 viewtopic.php?f=49&t=745 ), giant spiders ( viewtopic.php?f=49&t=823 ) and corrupted red ants ( viewtopic.php?f=49&t=725 ). Aspiring exterminators should get in touch with the Trolls at their earliest convenience. At least there's a new trading post. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=823

A probable Horror, that takes the form of a sort of walking furnace, was reported years ago. ... pent_road/

A magical lance, possibly of great power, lurks sealed behind a crystal door: ... man_birth/

A "ghost ship" airship, called the Flying Travarian, has been sighted. It is rumored to be shielded against teleportation magic. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=834

Jake Rancher, rancher, has a prospering farm. I mean, ranch. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=860

A tower dedicated to Upandal has been discovered, and must be explored. Adventurers should be prepared to brave wyverns, gargoyles, and undead. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=818

A Cathan tribe has exclusive control of a part of the Servos Jungle known for its alchemical reagents. They may need any kinds of assistance. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=842

A place in the Servos Jungle known as "Alchemy Island" has been overrun by Carnivorous Moldy Dwarves. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=938&sid=f9aa3dae62 ... 9133d517ff

The ruins of what before the Scourge was Marrek have been discovered. Exploring them may require a small amount of dragon diplomacy. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=864

Kaer Karst was breached by a Horror. The way in is open, but none have been brave enough to see what lurks inside. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=889

Less-obvious quest hooks, more creativity needed:

Fortune Fields Industries is quite flush with True Water (viewtopic.php?f=49&t=776) and is operating a wretched hive of scum and villainy (viewtopic.php?f=49&t=731)

Cubrews Trading Alliance has Most Favored Trading Partner status with Kaer Avon. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=595

The Great Library has a map of kaer sites along the coast of the Aras Sea. Few, if any, of these sites have been scouted by Throal. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=743

Skorot Goldshine's Menagerie includes an intelligent magical albino Troajin. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=771

Kaer Ogden, newly opened, has recently sent a diplomatic entourage to Throal. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=828

Kaer Taith, near Kaer Ogden, is controlled by a powerful warrior. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=839

Vin'ja's Spectacle, the traveling circus, is doing quite well! Perhaps soon it will be good competition for Skorot Goldshine. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=874

Re: Dangling plot hooks

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:14 pm
by ChrisDDickey

Re: Dangling plot hooks

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:39 pm
by Fusilliban
Update: Parched is dead, Sevaughan is dead, Iceclaw Moot is surrounded by even more bugs, there's a Deceiver running around.

Re: Dangling plot hooks

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:17 am
by Fusilliban
Updated with options for more ghouls, less ghouls, more trade, less trade, and optional dragon diplomacy.