What happened here recently?
Androxous the Obscene (00:21)
What should I be on the lookout for?
The Gauntlet is on Patreon! (05:42)
What here is not what it appears to be?
Multi-Class Dabbler (14:13)
What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Triton War Basin (19:31)
The Nar-Wand (21:12)
The Drainage Club (21:30)
Vortex Bottle (21:56)
Sailfin Potion (22:26)
Triton Net (23:01)
Triton Homewater (see website for text)
What is about to happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (24:16)
Trap expert (25:09)
“You go first!” (26:25)
Sliding puzzle (28:47)
An unwelcome sight (30:40)
Who is really in control here?
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Marvels of triton ingenuity, the war basins are a terror to inland and coastal kingdoms alike. These mobile fortresses resemble massive, stone bowls, and are propelled through the air by powerful deep sea magic. The outer surface of the bowl is carved into a labyrinth of half-flooded caves; the interior volume filled with seawater. A common tactic has the war basin flooding enemy strongholds and formations with torrents of water from above, while raiders and shamans sail down to dispatch any survivors.
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This bony spiral is the symbol of office for a triton war basin’s Master of Pools and Fountains. The wand grants its wielder the ability to move and shape water as if it was an extension of his own limbs.
This whale bone club is the symbol of office for a war basin’s Chief of Drainage, who is tasked with clearing blockages and stagnant pools from its passages. When smacked against a stone surface separating two open spaces less than a club-length apart, a hole opens up to connect both spaces. The hole can be made as small as a pinprick, or wide enough for a man to crawl through.
These fish-shaped bottles are used by tritons to refill the water in their war basins when they are performing inland operations. The interior of the bottle is an extra-dimensional space. When positioned at the bottom of a lake or pond, and the stopper removed, it will suck down the entire body of water, creating a powerful vortex. So long as the stopper is replaced, the entire body of water can be safely transported in the bottle. Once the stopper is removed, the water will burst out in a powerful geyser, smashing the bottle to pieces.
This potion is used by triton raiders to perform aerial assaults on the lands below the war basin. When you drink the potion, you grow large, multi-colored fins that allow you to safely glide through the air. The fins fall away after a short time.
The liquid inside these tiny, pearlescent vials smells of sweet shellfish and sea-spray. If you swallow the liquid inside, your lungs instantly fill with seawater. For tritons, the liquid is a reminder of home, and functions as a narcotic. For land-dwellers, drinking the liquid is a death sentence.
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These enchanted nets, made of cave fisher silk, cannot be removed once they have entangled a target. Speaking the word "release" in Triton is the only known way of getting them loose.