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valadaar
May 5, 2016
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Arrow of the Winged Sparrow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

A means to deliver a pointed message...

valadaar
April 12, 2016
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Cloak of the Thieving Hands    Items  (Clothes)   (Villanous)

“No! I didn’t steal those! It was the bleedin’ cloak I tell you!”

valadaar
April 11, 2016
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The Peristeronic Ring    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A fine brass ring adorned with the figures of pigeons and doves.

valadaar
January 27, 2016
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Power Stones    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A very useful tool for a worker of magic.

valadaar
January 22, 2016
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Vestments of the Blessed    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Those fancy robes are not just for show.

valadaar
August 21, 2015
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Johnny's Sling    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

This could have made Johnny Appleseed's job that much easier!

valadaar
August 17, 2015
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The Celestial Dragon Suit    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

A wonderfully ornate wood and silk dragon suit of the kind used in the Chinese Dragon dance. Flawlessly crafted, it is a wonder to see.

valadaar
January 28, 2015
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Skill Tabs    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Expertise on a tab? Of course! Sign me up!

valadaar
January 28, 2015
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Skyhawk Faunareconnaissance Implant    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Advance of Technology seems unstoppable. Some things while possible are probably best not produced...

valadaar
January 28, 2015
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STEM Packs    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

One of the most common healing devices found in the world of Therafter. Suitable for near future settings.

valadaar
November 10, 2014
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Hammer Of Spirit Binding    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

Just the thing for making your demon-infested two-handed sword from Hell!

valadaar
August 14, 2014
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Beans - Magic Beans!    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A bag of enchanted beans. Dare you plant them?

valadaar
July 17, 2014
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Lightning Steel & Sundries    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Lightning steel is a miraculous metal formed from an alloy of iron, carbon, silver and pure captured lightning.

valadaar
March 11, 2014
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The Vile Vial    Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)

"That one, you might want to be careful with that. It doesn't like people..."

"A potion? "

valadaar
January 23, 2014
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Stone Flutes    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Instrument or Monument? These blur that line.

valadaar
January 15, 2014
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The Belts of Parkour    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Few know the secret behind the Flying Monks of Ka-zin is not entirely due to their remarkable skill at acrobatics, but also in the colorful belts they wore.

valadaar
December 20, 2013
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The Spirit Net    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The product of the Entwiner’s art, this net is carefully crafted with nearly invisible knots in its fine mesh. These knots speak in the language of Entwining Magic, the words of keeping and holding.

valadaar
November 12, 2013
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10 Magic Tattoos    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Magic that really gets under your skin.

valadaar
October 15, 2013
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Oh Give Me Wings To Fly    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

To fly. One of man's oldest and fondest dreams. To soar above like a bird, for the joy of it, to explore, or to strike at one's enemies. It is only natural that magic would be turned towards granting this wish.

valadaar
July 30, 2013
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Therafter Equipment    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Combat)

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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