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Magic Cigar Challenge
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-05 11:56 PM
Uncovering Smokes

A detectives friend, a paranoids habit, and a spying wizards bane, Uncovering Smokes, also called Island Breezes, are selected leaves, rolled on the thighs of island maidens and blessed by a beautiful shaman, or at least that is what it says on the box. In truth, they are made in sweatshops in the city and treated by an apothecary named Leo, but sometimes it pays to lie as these have become very powerful aids to those who are looking for others who have disappeared and are trying to stay hidden, literally.

These cigars when lit, create an amazing amount of smoke, thick and stinging to the nostrils, as well as thick and really hard to move through without giving oneself away. Invisible creatures and people have almost no defense against this wall of smog, as any person would be outlined by the smoke, defining their contours. Also because of the amount of smoke, this can put both the visible and invisible combatants on an even ground. Go to Comment
Magic Cigar Challenge
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-06 07:32 PM
Putrid Husks

These large, black cigars look like plague-stricken cornhusks and taste about the same. A normal human would look ridiculous struggling to fit it in their mouth, but a member of a larger monstrous race could easily puff away on one of these, adding an even more intimidating flare to their appearance. The worst is the effect of actually smoking one, as the area fills with noxious fumes when exhaled, the effect of a target air, befoul spell attached to these vile things. The smoke carries the poisonous air spell and can be aimed, but can also be diverted by stopping the smokes direction. The smoker and those who have smoked from the same cigar or another Putrid Husk are immune to the spell, but a heavy smoker, who chooses these as his vice, hasn't long to live, suffering high constitution loss over a period of time. Go to Comment
Magic Cigar Challenge
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-07 02:07 AM
Smoke Signals
It looks like a snake is attacking a cloud, what the hell does that mean?

Simple messages are conveyed by the smoke from these cigars, totally under the control of the smoker. Only shapes are formed, no letters, but this can be understood if a cypher is used to decode a symbol based language, like Morse dots and dashes or cuneiform slashes. Works like a basic Message spell only less powerful and not subject to detect magic spells Go to Comment
Magic Cigar Challenge
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-07 02:08 AM
I swear this is the last one Go to Comment
Magic Cigar Challenge
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-07 07:56 AM
Wow, thanks Scrasamax, I would have never posted as much without such a kickin codex to contribute to Go to Comment
Pillar of Presceni
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-01 11:59 PM
Updated: made into a normal submission Go to Comment
Pillar of Presceni
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
Jarons20's comment on 2010-05-30 11:28 PM
Ive been going back and forth on this, but I believe magical crafting has to involve taking something strange and singular to truly make it extraordinary. It is more in the item than in the magician, what will be produced.
Anyone remember Mombis' powder of life and what they made out of objects in the storeroom, Gump? Go to Comment
Door of Entrance
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-01-01 12:03 AM
I hope to write include more entries by Dum as I advance my writing Go to Comment
League of Fox
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-28 02:18 AM
Updated: A little bit of editing Go to Comment
League of Fox
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-31 04:14 PM
Updated: Trying again, rewrote some sentences so they sound gramatically correct Go to Comment
Nickol Nacker
NPCs  (Minor)   (Travelers)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-25 07:28 PM
Interesting. I can so imagine a group waiting to catch Nickol

Super Cleric or Lawful Outsider? Go to Comment
Ullhyr T'Lar-Yin
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-25 10:34 PM
Oh god, my mouth hurt just reading this dungeon, I have to run a group through this Go to Comment
Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Ecology)
Jarons20's comment on 2010-05-10 09:51 PM
I just wanted to point out a spelling mistake, you can totally delete the comment.
"It is both ancient, and exists somwhat outside of the conventional rules of time and space."
"The cariacatures of men can be found in secluded places in Limberlost."

I really like the idea of unexpected returns, "by helping the Woodking in my game, you have unlocked Wood elves!!" Go to Comment
Adventurous Plants
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-12 04:03 AM
"Remind me to wear full armor when tramping in fantasy forests." -Manfred
This needs to be the quote for this codex of deadly flora Go to Comment
Kissing toad
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Underground)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-11 03:19 PM
Love the idea, reminds me of the warring dragons under the mount
Interesting connection to their god as well, the hooks seem tame except for #4 Go to Comment
The Ink Drinkers
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-29 04:11 PM
Are there active hunters of these creatures, saviors of knowledge, crusading librarians? Go to Comment
The Society of Nightmares
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Jarons20's comment on 2006-12-25 08:20 PM
I am interested in the High Master, because he is such a high ranking member would he be the front?

Just a note, usually a Patron, is the front, able to give a meeting place or funds to the group because they get off on the "work" in this case Sadistic Voyerism or as a thrall of a more powerful, charasmatic leader. Go to Comment
The Lizard
Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-02-22 10:28 PM
Ok, now I had seen one of these in a manuscript illustration but thought it was just a joke, but these are really that bent, wow Go to Comment
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-03-07 02:46 AM
Now remember, Dwarf bread pulled double duty as both food and weaponry in Discworld
This is a very true statement of what is important, Napoleon didn't have good supplies and when the Russians burnt their crops and land as they retreated, the French army had nothing to feed on, had they been supplied by a constant source history would have been different Go to Comment
Dead Silk
Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)
Jarons20's comment on 2007-03-06 06:12 PM
Wow, this is such a dangerous unsuspecting item, I really like the story and the sadness that is connected to it. But to take it apart would be such a waste, I could just imagine a great mage surrounding himself with items of interest, even those deadly to himself out of sheer bravado.
This a really great back story for an item Go to Comment
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