The world of Cardhuntria is rich in stories. Those with a keen eye can often discover the legacy of other eras, people who are only known from myths passed from one generation to the other, as they have been for centuries beyond memory. I am not one of such people with a keen eye. Despite that, however, I managed to collect a few. Feel free to add more if you wish. For now they're in a more or less random order, but I guess they could be organised if enough are collected. At the moment I'm not even sure how much people are even interested in these, so I just thought I'd put it up here. Maybe someone is. There are a few I'm not even sure about, to be honest, but they seem suspicious. Either way, I'm pretty sure at least half of these are either wrong or so obvious that no one would even bother writing them down. Nevertheless I sometimes enjoy similar collections, so here goes. Also keep in mind that there might be some mild spoilers in the thread, so proceed with caution. I doubt they're going to surprise anyone, though. Forest Spiders: If you check their names, they include Crazy Cob, Lazy Lob and Attercop. All three are names that occur in Bilbo's little rhyme to distract the giant spiders of Mirkwood. Umber Bulks: In Dungeons and Dragons, Umber Hulks are giant insect-like... things that can confuse creatures. Storges: Stirges are blood-sucking parasites. Also from DnD. Backbiting Strike: In Baldur's Gate II, there's a cursed spear called Backbiter that, along with dealing normal damage to enemies, delivers three points of damage to its wielder with each attack. This is one of the less certain ones, but since both the names and even the amount of self-damage match, I'd say there's a good chance. Luke's Iron Hand: Luke Skywalker, who can move objects from a distance using the Force, gets his hand cut off and replaced by an artificial (though definitely not iron-looking) hand. The White Star: Multiple ones, all in one! First of all, according to the text, the kobolds believe that the White Star is an incarnation (or something) of a kobold demigod, which strikes me as eeriely similar to the giant crystal the kobolds worship in Irenicus's dungeon in Baldur's Gate II. Furthermore, at the end of the adventure the party acquires the White Star, where its beauty is described with the following words: You weep at its beauty and cry that it shines like silver in a firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the Moon! - the exact same way the Arkenstone is described in The Hobbit. Doom: I think I've seen a few games use the same effect under the same name. Personally I think it comes from Warcraft III, where it was a powerful spell that had a similar effect (target dies after a set amount of time). In that game it can't even be removed in any way, if I remember correctly. Though in strategy games units are generally more expendable. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, though! Goblin Shredder: It could be a coincidence for all I know, but Warcraft III also features Goblin Shredders. Though there they're large machines mainly designed to chop wood, so there isn't a lot of similarity there other than the name. Light Brigade: The name of the first battle in Tree Forts of the Goblin King would strike most people unusual, I think. At least I think. What about Lord Tennyson's poem The Charge of the Light Brigade? Is it a coincidence that the otherwise out-of-place Sparklers appear on that single battle with their electrical attacks? I'm not sure it is.