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March 10, 2008
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Helda's Seeds    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

Stand out in the wind on a hilltop where the grass is stirred by a starry sky and gaze into the black vault for long enough to witness Helda sow her seed.

December 4, 2005
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Novel Musical Instruments    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I’d turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will…

December 1, 2005
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Cups and Rings    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Archaeologists have long wondered about the origins of “cup and ring-marked stones”, the mysterious rocks found on deserted tracts of moorland bearing markings resembling small shallow pits with concentric rings and dating to the Bronze-age.

February 27, 2005
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Talezhwar's Bundle    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

A small and horrible bundle of needles and dyes with a truly sickening history and unpleasant side effects.

August 5, 2004
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Trivulo's Compendium    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A dangerous book of maps…

January 17, 2004
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The Clock of Shadows    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

In the darkness in the south transept of the Cathedral of Isielles stands the resplendent Clock of Shadows. It tells more than just the time of day…

June 18, 2003
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Muzzled Mouse    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

Sometimes locks need that extra sharp fingernail to twist the catch. Sometimes a thief might find himself locked in a prison with a wooden door. The Muzzled Mouse is a hideous little tool which helps one in such situations…

April 26, 2003
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Egg Cup of Summoning    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)

This looks like an elaborately fashioned wooden egg-cup, but it is a powerful magical tool, used mainly by witches to conjure up spirits and familiars.

March 15, 2003
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Quill of Fine Writing    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

An expertly crafted quill pen which enhances the efficacy of spells on the scrolls it is used to write.

January 19, 2003
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Painted Egg    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A colourfully painted egg which, when tapped, hatches to perform a magical cantrip, usually useful, sometimes harmful…

September 24, 2002
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Lyrian Necklace    Items  (Jewelry)   (Non-Magical)

The silver necklaces whose inset gems display the status of the wearer.

September 24, 2002
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The Horn of a Fakast    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The everful horn of a vengeful bull-like creature who wants it back…

May 28, 2002
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The Blue Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Ye Blue Bookes of danjerus andde koruptynge knowlidge, the finalle tombe of Five Great Wizzards.


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       By: ephemeralstability

Asclepius' flies are similar in size to the ordinary housefly, but they are white, with crimson eyes (ugly little creatures). Unlike most flies, however, they are not diseased, in fact their remarkable immune system contains agents which tackle even human illnesses. This is the source of their white colouring also. The standard technique for capturing them, to use their juices, is to tempt one onto the palm of one's hand and then to quickly wring your palms, then rub the mush onto the afflicted area. This is not for the squeamish, but has definite healing possibilities.

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