Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sea of Spices - Location Influences Brainstorming

The Boats of the Glen Carrig Weed-Continent/Mini-R'lyeh
Mini Dreamtime Australia
Skull Island/Dino Island
Submerged Air-filled Dome City
Drowned City Ruins - visible from surface
The Nameless City
A Black Ziggurat
Gigantic Jungle Cave System
Sorcerer's Tower
Ape Civilization
Sea monster graveyard
Monstro - Giant whale that swallows vessels whole a la Pinocchio
Sinbad islands
Necromancer civilization
Miniature cyclops civilization island
Man eating homo floresiensis island
Ridiculously Tall Mountain/Volcano Island (possible landmark for navigation?)
Ancient Faux-Spaniard Ruins (although I originally imagined the Sea of Spices of being pre-Age of Exploration, it struck me to "invert time/history" with the Spaniard-analogue civilization, long since vanished from the world, having attempted to colonize the region in the far distant past)


  1. Well, I happily offer you my Necromancer City, which can be found at Telecanter's, on his "How to host an Empire" post.

  2. Sounds like a lot adventures & fun. :D

  3. I know what you're getting at with "Man eating homo floresiensis island", but at first glance it looked like the island itself ate people, and that's awesome.

  4. O, there's plenty of good real-world stuff to look at:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tambora_(culture) DM: "You detect magic about nine feet down in the ash"


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasola <-- seriously you can't make this stuff up.

  5. @Kelvingreen:

    An island of man eating hobbits.

  6. Thanks!

    @ C'nor: Thank you, but I already have something vivid and lurid figured out, CA Smith meets Fulchi... ;)

    @ Kelvingreen: That could be Monstro...

    @ Eric: Those are great! Thank you very much :)