Sergeant Glarr of the Sigil City Guard

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I thought up of Sergeant Glarr as a NPC with which to introduce new-characters, mostly Primes (though not necessary) to Sigil and show that stereotypes like half-orcs being emotional savages don't really always apply on the Planes.

The Festival of Maiming

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Die Vecna Die! mentions "A week-long festival, sure to be reenacted on a regular basis." As far as I know, this has never been developed further.

I suggest that this week is celebrated in Mortis, one of the final months of Sigil's Calendar, and that it's called the Festival of Maiming. Named for the Maimed God, this is a celebration of the time Vecna was cast out of the City of Doors, and the multiverse was saved from his meddling.

Prime Trinkets

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A few blocks from the Grand Bazaar is a small, mundane-looking curiosity shop that sells, sure enough, trinkets from the Prime Material Plane (Leave it to a prime to give such an obvious name to his shop!). Despite common sense, Prime Trinkets does attract enough customers to keep it in business; patrons include adventurers seeking gate-keys to specific prime worlds, Sensates seeking to sate their curiosity, wizards seeking spell components, and (of course) Outsiders seeking reminders of home.

Perspectives from Steampunk Sigil: of Airships and Air Genasi (Part I)

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Sparks cascaded like falling meteors onto the floating pathfinder crystal. Rysse gritted her teeth and hissed a barbed curse. The tiefling pulled herself up from under the command console to inspect the damage. A long shard of heated metal lay embedded in the oscillating containment field. Nothing too serious if solved quickly. Rysse wiped her oil-stained hands on her dark leather jerkin. Everything was slippery. She had been busy maintaining the joints of the planar sextant fitted to the pathfinder crystal and the last thing she needed was a fire inside the navigation room.

On the history of Planar Common

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(note that in the following essay, I'm making a lot of things up - I'm not attempting to stick to what is known in canon)

The issue here is Planar Common, the dominant language in the City of Doors and other human-dominated planewalker communities on the planes. Where did it come from?

The Planewalker's Handbook (page 101) said that Planar Common descends from the Prime Common tongue, brought to the planes by prime explorers. In fact, it says "the earliest planar settlers from the Prime," which suggests that this couldn't possibly be the modern Common Tongue of Toril or Oerth or Krynn.

The Significance of Masks

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Inspired by Skypti's githyanki lexicon and the additional work of the Planewalker community, the Author humbly dedicates this to the players of Blades of Git'riban.


“Eee-kith. Rhishee-chawl. Riaw-kohl—” a breathy, soft voice whispered in the shadowy corner of Madgery's Orphanage Asylum, drawing out the syllables in a reverent manner. The matrons had not bothered to check the root cellar, nor was there any need to do so.

A Tiefling's Diary (Extract)

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Extracts from the memetic diary of Bryseis, known as “Rysse”, tiefling machinist – published in “Voices from the Hive” Issue 2, Revolution 12, Cycle 4.

Grey Sigil morning. The rain hits the panes like a Stygian drum. I have to start stocking up on food on my day off. The larder is sad and lonely and empty. A sodding void – so I finish off a half-bottle of Dispater-label firewater and pretend it's breakfast.

If I finally decide to buy food, I might as well remember to find a new tint of horn polish.

Lady's Sharper Eye, Issue 5 -

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Hear ye and eyeball this, cutters!

Brand new news about the Blood War and the Shadow! Get the darks you need to plan your next trip to the Planes! The Lady's Sharper Eye is still only two stingers, but tip the paper-boy a green or two, willya?

Sigil Identities I: Quéssā and Half-Elven pride

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Quéssā [ kwEH-hsaah; etym: probably corruption of Quessir (people) in Faerunian High Elven or h'quhs (bawdy or irreverent speech) in Oeridian Wood Elven (disputed)]


Sigismund Pandulf v. Dassau (Ed.) Subcultures and Counter-Cultures in Contemporary Sigil 6th Ed., Baying Arcanoloth Press

PW Manager on The Nerd Report this Thursday

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Greetings Cutters!

Your humble servant and Planewalker Manager Loki De Carabas will be appearing on The Nerd Report with Emily and Sabrina – Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 3:00pm Pacific – on the Small Plate Radio Network.

I'll be joined by Nicholas DiPetrillo, the columnist in charge of nerd watching and community manager behind

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