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ephemeralstability
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.

ephemeralstability
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…

ephemeralstability
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.

ephemeralstability
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.

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

A dangerous book of maps…

ephemeralstability
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…

ephemeralstability
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…

ephemeralstability
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.

ephemeralstability
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.

ephemeralstability
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…

ephemeralstability
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.

ephemeralstability
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…

ephemeralstability
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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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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