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Moonlake
August 24, 2012
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The 101 Festival Attenders    Items  (Art and Music)   (Sentient)

A painting with a dark history 

Moonlake
June 5, 2012
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Fools' gems    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

 

 “Beware those gems that adventurers try to sell you. Before you know, they turn to fools’ gems”

~ Master jeweller at The Shining Elegance talking to one of his apprentices 
 
Moonlake
December 8, 2011
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Legendary Utility Items    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Discover the real and mythical origins behind items of mundanity!

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Fantasy fabrics    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Different types of fabrics in a fantasy setting

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Flamesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk woven from tree saps

Moonlake
March 11, 2009
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Icesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A material similar in texture to normal silk, but woven from strands of ice

Moonlake
February 12, 2009
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Moonsilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk given by a special type of larvae, much finer than conventional silk. Gowns woven from Moonsilk are not more alluring but can also give off musical sounds as breezes rustle over them. 

Moonlake
January 30, 2009
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30 Uncoventional Weapons    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A collection of unconventional weapons

Moonlake
January 26, 2009
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Twin Lotus    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

28- Twin Lotus

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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