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Rogue Games Tabbloid -- April 12, 2009 Edition

Rogue Games Tabbloid -- April 12, 2009 Edition

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This is the daily PDF collection of the various blog posts made by Rogue Games' Richard Iorio and James Maliszewski. This daily collection is a great mix of gaming history, design notes, and the various topics influencing Richard and James' writing and design work.
This is the daily PDF collection of the various blog posts made by Rogue Games' Richard Iorio and James Maliszewski. This daily collection is a great mix of gaming history, design notes, and the various topics influencing Richard and James' writing and design work.

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12April,2009   
TodaysTabbloid    
PERSONALNEWSFOR
riorio2@rogue-games.net  
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ROGUEFEED    
 APR11,200907:15P.M.  
TheInvasionandtheProphecy   
ThemostimportanteventinLizardmenhistoryistheTimeofthe   Plague.ThiswasatimewhentheservantsoftheGreatHornedRat,  emergedintothejunglesofLustriaandletlooseacloudofdeath.Atno   othertimeinLizardmenhistorywasthepossibilityofextinctionsohigh.   YettheSlannandtheLizardmensurvived,andsolidifiedtheirposition   inLustriaforever.  InthepyramidtempleofChaquaaprophecylayhiddenonthegold   plaquesofTheGreatWorldPlan.Liketheotherplaquesinothertemple   cities,Chaqua’splaquescorrectlypredictedthecollapseoftheWarp   GatesandtheretreatoftheOldOnes.Unliketheothers,Chaqua’s   plaquesalsopredictedaninvasionofLustria.Thisinvasionwouldbethe   creationoftheGreatHornedRat.   Accordingtotheplaques,hisrodentspawnwouldinvadethejunglesof   LustriaandLizardmenwoulddie.EventhecityofChaquawouldbe   destroyedinthewaveofrodents,andthejungleswouldbeforever   changed.TheprophecyalsoalludedtothesalvationoftheLizardmen    whenamightyserpentwouldrisefromtheearth.Thisserpentwouldbe   namedSotekandhewouldfighttheservantsoftheHornedRat,and   drivetherodentsfromthejungle.ThechildrenoftheOldOneswould   knowofSoteksarrivalbyasignintheheavens.Thissignwouldappear   intheLizardmenshourofneedandsignalthatsalvationcloseathand.  TheSlannofChaquawaitedforthetimethattheyknewwouldsoon   come.Withoutwarningtheearthvomitedoutacreationofpureevil.  Rodentsofmanyshapeandsizescame,andwherevertheysteppeddeath   soonfollowed.TheSkavendestroyedmanyofthetemplecitiesand   plaguesengulfedtheland.Ittookmanyyears,buteventuallytheplagues   reachedChaqua.  ConsultingtheplaquestheSlannlearnedthattheirtimeofdoomwas   approaching.WarpartiesweresenttodefeattheSkaven,butitwastoo   littletoolate.Plagueanddiseasewerelooseandmanyhaddiedatthe   Skavenshands.AfterasuccessfulattackonaSkavenstrongholdSkaven   prisonerswerebroughttoChaquatobesacrificedandquestioned.The   Skavenleaderswerebroughtinsidethecity,buttheybroughttheplague    withthem.Intwodaysofcarnage,allbutaspawningofSkinkssurvived.  
TheRiseoftheRedCrests   
NoteveryonediedintheplaguethatravishedthecityofChaqua.Rising   fromthespawningpoolscameanewgroupofSkinks,andthisgroupwas   RedCrested.AmongthemwasTenehuiniwhowassmarterthanallthe   Skinks,andabletoreadtheplaquesoftheGreatWorldPlan.  TenehuinilearnedoftheProphecyofSotek,andconsideredhimselftobe   thegodsprophet.CallingforagatheringofallSkinks,andhe   proclaimedtheprophecyhadcometrue.Pointingtotheheavensandhe   statedthatatwo-tailedcometwouldannouncethearrivaloftheSotek   theGreatSnake.TenehuinitoldeveryonewordofSotek’scomingmust   bespreadandallmustbetoldthattheirdeliverancewasathand.The   gatheringcametoacloseandtheRedCrestedSkinkslefttospreadthe   newsofSotek’scoming.  LedbyTenehuini,theRedCrestsurgedallLizardmentosacrificeany   rat,rodentandSkavenfoundinthejungle.Thereasonforthiswasto   feedSoteksohecouldgainstrengthforthecomingwar.TheRedCrests   preachedthattheprophecydescribedSotekasamightyredsnakethat   wouldswallowanyrathefound.Oncehewasstrongenough,Sotek    wouldfighttheGreatHornedRatandswallowhim.Sotekwouldthen   restfor1,000yearswhilehedigestedhisenemy.  TheLizardmen,whoweretiredoftheconstantdeathanddisease,  quicklyembracedSotek.TheSlann,however,wiselyforbidanySkaven   frombeingbroughtintothetemplecities.ThememoriesofChaquawere   stillfresh,andnoSlannwantedarepeatofthatdisaster.ThustheSkinks    wenttotheruinedtemplecities,andthereamongtheruinsperformed   theirsacrifices.  
SotekComes   
 Intheheavensacometappeared(-30I.C.),notanormal  cometbutacometwithtwotails.NoneoftheSlannknew     whatthismeant,butthepriestsofSotekdid;Sotekhad    arrived!Agiantredsnakerosefromtheearthand    unleashinghisrage.   SnakesofalltypesandsizesansweredSotek’ssummons.  TheyinfestedtheSkavensdens,andsoonthenumberof  snakesbecamesogreatthattheywereforcedtothesurface.  ThePlagueMonkstrieddevisingdiseasesthatwouldkillthe   snakes,butnothingworked.TheSkavenhadnochoicebutto   retreatandreturntotheirhome.   BuildingraftstheSkavensetsailacrosstheGreatWorld     Pond.FollowingintheirwakewasSotek!Heplungedinto   

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