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Ancient Gamer
November 18, 2013
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The Azul Deck of Shadows    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The Deck of Shadows is bound to other dimensions through demonic blood magic infused in the wood, and the eldritch essence woven into the vivid paintings on the cards.

Ancient Gamer
January 29, 2006
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Sextant of the Soul    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The Sextant of the Soul is a potent magical artifact that can only be found within the dreamscape.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Kallio's Stilling of the Heart    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Marcaine's Soothing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

This Herbal Potion was made by Marcaine, a herbalist renowned for his penchant for making all his potions intoxicating in one way or the other

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Korinthan Cracker Powder    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Korinthan Lock Acid    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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The Malisso Cabinet    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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The Tabards of Nhil-Haress    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Once these tabards were worn by the traitorous bodyguards of an elven Prince. The circumstances around their betrayal of the Prince has given the tabards paranormal abilities.

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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Dream Nectar    Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)

Even though the Gods struggle so, their achievements are temporary at best.
For all beings must dream, and within those dreams dwell the Dreamer.

Come then and succumb to the lord, come then and enter the realm of sleep.
Come then taste the nectar, made of the tears of the dreamer.

-The 5th verse in the Book of the Dreaming Cult

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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The Music box of Mordalin    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Villanous)

One of the toys of the ruler of the lost realm, the music box of Mordalin gives great powers at an even greater cost.

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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The Mask of the White Witch    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

A white silken mask with burnt edges. A white little mask which eventually led it’s wearer to be burnt at the stake.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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