I am a writer & tarot reader in Oregon. I'm a tabletop RPG fan, love all types of sci-fi & fantasy books, movies, & games, & read voraciously. I write a variety of content, mostly RPG blogs. Tell me where you found me.
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You Might Be A Half-Orc
Since the Dungeons & Dragons game says some Half-Orcs can pass for human and with recessive genetic traits working the way they do, it occurred to me that some people may not know they have Orcish blood. So I'm thinking given the Orcish tendencies toward violence, barbarism, and cannibalism, there may be telltale signs, nothing certain, but if some of these are true for you, you might be a Half-Orc...
The Tale of One-Eyed Jack
Jack Corrigan was a cop with an eye for detail. He had a knack for spotting clues at crime scenes that others missed that was uncanny. Some of his colleagues swore he was psychic but he had no room in his worldview for magic and mumbo-jumbo, insisting it was just attention to detail and sharp eyes that let him notice things that lead to crimes being solved. Either way, everyone knew the young cop was on his way to becoming a detective in record time. Then, the one time he could not use those eagle eyes at a crime scene, he took a bullet to the head and everything changed…
Travelling through the planes humanoid races often get tainted by the touch of creatures from other planes or filled with energy from the elemental realms beyond our material plane of existence. Some wizards summon spirits from other planes with the intent to mate with them and beget children. Sometimes no mating is needed to create a strange child with elemental traits, it is just caused by the presence of elemental magic. Whether it is by one of your ancestors mating with a djinn or being penetrated by the black rays of energy from the Plane of Negative Energy while you are yet unborn, these strange interactions sometimes lead to the birth of children who are not like the normal members of their races. These traits sometimes arise spontaneously generations after an event, and cannot be predicted or bred true.
Of Maro, Telingo, and Suyng
Another tale I wrote years ago, oft reposted on my blog sites, of a land not far enough away... Far away, beyond the Sea of Colours whose tides glow with rainbows from the glowing jewels of its deeps, past the Reef of Shooting Stars and its silver spoors that soar into the sky and burst with sparks of blue and violet lightning. East of the great Empire of Tessarna, where the dweomercraefters of the Chega-toleh guild make their crystalline dreamholders to snare fantasies great and small. Even beyond the Shattered Horizon where the Godstrife tore the world open to the Land of Dreams where words become real, lay the shimmering minarets of the city-states of Maro, Telingo, and Suyng.