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Qadira

ReckNBall wrote:

Well, maybe not here. Who's got yer back?

Slum

Yikes. That is absolutely horrific.


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The Valley of Headless Men

he Nahanni National Park of Northwest Canada lies the Nahanni River. The area is only accessible by boat or plane and is home to many natural wonders, such as sinkholes, geysers and a waterfall almost double the size of Niagara Falls. Lord Tweeds Muir (John Buchan), author of The 39 Steps, once said of the valley: “It’s a fancy place that old-timers dream about. … Some said the “valley was full of gold and some said it was hot as hell owing to the warm springs. … It had a wicked name too, for at least a dozen folks went in and never came out’ … Indians said it was the home of devils.”

The 200 Mile gorge has become infamous, due to a number of gruesome deaths and many disappearances, earning itself the eerie name, The Valley of the Headless Men. Anomalies first began in 1908, when the Macleod Brothers came prospecting for gold in the valley. Nothing was heard or seen of the brothers for a whole year, until their decapitated bodies were found near a river. Nine years later, the Swiss prospector Martin Jorgenson was next to succumb to the Valley, when his headless corpse was found. In 1945, a miner from Ontario was found in his sleeping bag with his head cut from his shoulders. While skeptics of an unknown power at work in the Valley would put the grizzly mutilations down to feuding gold prospectors or hostile Indians, there are other strange happenings in the area which add to the valleys mysteriousness. The fiercely renowned Naha tribe simply vanished from the area a few years prior to the first deaths. Other Indians of the area have avoided the Valley for centuries, claiming an unknown evil haunts it. Many parts of the valley remain unexplored, and there are tales the Valley holds an entrance to the Hollow earth. Others believe the Valley is home to a lost world, with lush greenery and a tropical climate, due to the hot springs generating warm air, as well as untapped goldmines and wandering sasquatches. While a haven for Bigfoot remains unlikely, one thing is for certain, something strange lurks in the Nahanni Valley.


The Valley of Square Trees

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games

Taldor

Sprengisandur, which would translate to bombing-sand.


Here's a neat place:

Mono Lake, California

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

California mine exploring

Abandoned mines and those who explore them.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Underwater Cave in near freezing temps

Specialized adventurer only need apply.


Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Some of the passages look like grand galleries of a sunken castle or temple.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Who is to say these aren't? ;-) I love the mirror effect of the rare air pockets with the chunks of gypsum on the cave floor.


For over 20 years I've described the main city in my homebrew campaign as looking EXACTLY like this. I stumbled on this pic of Manarola, Italy while looking for another image, and it completely blew me away.

Unkhoor, The Painted City

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

In Venezuela the Catatumbo river has a section where a lightning storm goes on for most of the year and is often pretty crazy. They talk about most years there being a thunder storm between 160-200 days a year with normally about 20,000 strikes a night. Its pretty amazing.

Pretty

Video


Tarlane wrote:
In Venezuela the Catatumbo river has a section where a lightning storm goes on for most of the year and is often pretty crazy. They talk about most years there being a thunder storm between 160-200 days a year with normally about 20,000 strikes a night. Its pretty amazing.

Wow. I love lightning and thunder. I'd faint from joy there.


The ancient roman theater at Palmyra.

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games

Qadira

Quite a while back I dotted this thread to try and remind me to come back and post. Seems that did not work so well.

On page one there is a link to a picture of the ruins of Tulum. It is a Mayan ruin on the east coast of mexico. I have had the privilege of touring this old fort. If you have the opportunity to go to such a place I would suggest you please take it. Or go visit caves or any nearby ruins or places of interest.

That one picture does not do it justice. It has a beautiful beach right below it. The main entrance only one person can walk through at a time and if you are over 5'5" you have to duck to do so. Just seeing a place like this or Chichen Itza which is really not that far away and is older and much larger will change the way you do parts of your game. It will make it much more descriptive and detailed, after you get a chance to see something of this nature yourself.

There is a large cave of bats where my kids went to Scouts one time. Seeing thousands of bats take flight at one time is amazing. Right at twilight a few flutter about and then a few more. Then all hell breaks loose. Also seeing a real cave entrance and how it is hard to climb into and out of makes a world of difference in underworld exploration.

EDIT word of warning the bathrooms available in the gift shop were OK but in the mall area outside the ruins they were close to non existence. Best to go, before you show up.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

dotted


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I just stumbled across this place. There were far too many pictures to link, but do a Google image search for "Parco dei Mostri" and you won't regret it.


Hitdice wrote:
I just stumbled across this place. There were far too many pictures to link, but do a Google image search for "Parco dei Mostri" and you won't regret it.

I mean to linkify this one myself. It's really neat. And creepy.


Laurefindel wrote:
(because apparently this proves that human and dinosaurs coexisted, thus proving christian creationism... Cool from fantasy perspective nevertheless)

This makes me want to smack the hell out of someone. Not you, just the person trying to prove that man walked with dinosaurs.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
This makes me want to smack the hell out of someone. Not you...

Hey, don't smack the messenger! :)


Described as "a hidden beach in the Marieta Islands of Mexico"... I could see my druid taking some R&R here.


loimprevisto wrote:
Described as "a hidden beach in the Marieta Islands of Mexico"... I could see my druid taking some R&R here.

So very cool!


Thread necro. And what better way to reanimate it than to offer more places where the dead are on display!

Look at the bones!


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Dot.

Taldor Contributor

This is pretty.


Those are pretty cool. I only heard of them this week in an article from Sci-News (I think).

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I've taken uncounted opportunities to do this in my RL former job. I researched some of the more interesting setups and made copies of blueprints/architural drawings for idea mining. Glad to see that someone has approached this with an organized flair. I guess this is what adventurers do but with monsters included and an expectation of loot.

Urban adventurers


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Lycian Necropolis

Andoran

Article with a bunch of cool pics here.


I once visited St. Bartholomew's Church, Berchtesgaden when I was stationed in Germany. Didn't know at the time I would be looking for RPG sites in later years.

Here.


I'd never heard of Gormenghast castle or the stories until very recently. I think this pic is from a BBC television special about them, but it's still very cool.

Gormenghast Castle

Andoran

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This picture taken in Iceland is a keeper. here

Andoran

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This is a page on Facebook with lots of cool location pictures: link.


Howie23 wrote:
This picture taken in Iceland is a keeper. here

If that doesn't have photoshop/digital enhancement that's a pretty amazing photo.

Taldor

Here is a serbian orthodox monastery in greece...

Hilandar


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Very nice. And of course, there can be only one.

(hangs head in shame and wanders away).

Taldor

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Oh, here are the rest of them. There are 20 in all, in a place called Sveta Gora (saint mountain). Some i couldn't find pictures of.

Vatoped Monastery
Iviron Monastery
Great Lavra monastery
Dionisiat Monastery
Kutlumush MOnastery
Pantokrator Monastery
Ksiropotam Monastery
Zograf Monastery
Dohiar Monastery
Karakal monastery
Filotei Monastery
Simponopetra Monastery
St. Paul Monastery
Stavronikita Monastery
Ksenofont Monastery
Grigoriat Monastery
Esphigmen Monastery
Panteleymon Monastery
Konstamonit Monastery

There are more, awesome medieval monasteries all over Serbia and Kosovo...i'll post them later.


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Bringing back this thread!


Freehold DM wrote:

Bringing back this thread!

Absolutely amazing. And in 10 years tourism will have destroyed its ecosystem.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Bringing back this thread!

Absolutely amazing. And in 10 years tourism will have destroyed its ecosystem.

doubtful. Its too expensive for most to afford.

Qadira

Was just reading about that cave system this morning but I also remember seeing a documentary on it like 2 years ago where the guys who found it were exploring it and found a few new, unique species of bugs and such in the cave. Pill bugs if memory serves...
I don't like that the current article says "newly discovered" when science and explorers have been exploring it for years now and have pretty much gathered all the info about the place.

EDIT* Hmmm. your article is much better than the Yahoo! News article with facts. Yahoo claims that it's newly discovered where the Huffington Post article has all the good facts about when it was discovered and all that...I may have to start looking more at Huffington Post articles.


I quit trusting Yahoo a long time ago.

Silver Crusade

Great thread! entrancetotheillithiddomain

edit I suck at linking

Edit: fixed link. -Jessica


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I quit trusting Yahoo a long time ago.

its the internet. Everything with a grain of salt, even the live streaming stuff.


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:

Great thread! entrancetotheillithiddomain]

edit I suck at linking

There you go! You were close! You just needed to adjust some locations of some of your stuff.


Some good ones here, a few are too famous to use with a group over the age of 30.


Some great background for twilight/nighttime adventuring here


Straaaaange landscapes


Very cool links!


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Niiiiice.

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