a slivery blade with a barbed hook at the end the blade shineing red as the light hits it
A sketch pad for casting powerful magic, if you can use it. How many uses for bunnies can you think of?
A rather odd item that just a little bit morbid
A dark wizard who is marginally kind after being cruel and wicked.
In a city where the justice system features judicial dueling, plaintiffs and defendants are permitted to request a champion to take their place in the duel: Someone chosen by lot from among the foreigners in the city. When anyone first arrives, they are given an enchanted ceramic pendant that marks them as a candidate for "court duty".
Wealthy folk entering the city are often escorted by burly guards, paid to carry pendants on their behalf: They elude court duty in that way.
Adventurers may seek work as a rich man's proxy or may find themselves magically summoned to serve as a champion.