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Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-04-15 12:41 AM
The Chimera oil wears off when it dries. It all depends on temp, humidity, and the amount used. (And how annoyed the GM is by the use of the oil... another factor).

The merging, as from the scenario, was the owl eating the mouse and absorbing its parts. In the way of Chimera, it is an owl with whiskers and little round ears, the process that works. If it was the hairless tail and toothed beak it would probably not live long. Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-04-16 01:12 AM
It could turn into a plant beaver cross.

The squirrel/ bear/ tree was a terrible running accident at the wrong time. Squirrel and tree were merging and the bear got stuck in that combination and... it is just icky.

Mosquitos... ah my favorite vector for disease and genetic mismashing. How mean do you want to be? They will eventually suck something with a high enough concentration of oil in their body that they will turn into flesh clay and mold themselves to the next thing they try to bite (or even land on). They might actually just die off, as they turn into mangled clay shapes. Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-03-10 05:24 AM
Ylorea, that of course is the point of this item. It seems so controllable, yet what happens if the urn cracks at the wrong time, or you accidently smudge some on yourself, or... well the possibilities for mayham and new plot lines is endless.

Yet, there are disguise uses, 12th century plastic surgery, monster creation, and 101 other uses, so you just want to have this stuff around. Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-10-13 05:13 PM
This was originally posted so long ago (almost 4 years ago), that you probably voted on it and moved on. That was the order of the day back then, to vote and move on. Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2012-08-04 05:59 PM
Who invented Vasoline? Or who invented the Gas Sock. Or who invented the Philosopher Stone Process? Nobody really knows (except for those esoteric students of subject). It really does not impact anyone (except those that make wikipedia articles).

This isn't a "one time item", this is a liquid that any well stocked alchemist will have at least a dropper full of. (Made by some great alchemist somewhere else).

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Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2012-08-04 06:00 PM
Have a sub that has been here for this long and you can eventually get 17 votes on anything. Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2012-08-04 06:02 PM
Any location with a Master Alchemist. Since those tend to be urbane types, it would be something in a large city. The guy who makes this would be the King's Alchemist or Guild Master of the Nations Alchemist Guild. Or he could be a master alchemical scholar who lives out in the sticks away from everyone.

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Destruction of Strolen
Plots  (Crisis)   (Side-Quest)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-04-10 12:25 AM
Eledas, what plot are you reading? Originally there is no true plot, but only an outline of something that might resemble a scenario. Admittedly there is not enough room to convidently explain all the details of a scenario on the board, but this scenario is like saying The Lord of the Rings is about a guy who stops the bad guy by destroying a magic ring. Big brush strokes on a small canvas do not paint a pretty picture (unless you are into abstract art). Go to Comment
Firearms & Artillery
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-04-10 02:24 AM
I don't know why black powder rules have caused so many issues. They are wimpy magik items (when compared to most of them), that any class can use, that requires an expensive material component. When you think of them in that way, they are not so scary.

However, they will have an impact upon the campaign world, unless the mages can monopolize the production of gun powder.

Other than that little tirade, very nice set up.

MoonHunter
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Firearms & Artillery
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-04-16 01:17 AM
Ah you are suffering from the difference in character skill than player knowledge. If they want to do that, then require them to know exactly how to take care of that blade or what the reasoning behind their spell components are, or why certain poisons are applied in different ways. These are all things their characters know, that their players don't (usually(.

As for making the grooves, it is for rifleing. It is like throwing a ball. If you put a longitudal spin on it, it actually goes farther and with a flatter trajectory and does not tumble, resulting in more accuracy. That is why many fletchers, twist the feathers on crossbow bolts. It creates a spin that makes the bolt go farther. This trick does not work for arrows because of the bow draw length. Go to Comment
Firearms & Artillery
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-10-14 12:14 AM
WHEN SOMEONE FINDS THIS AFTER THE VERSION 2 MIGRATION, Copy it over to a System's Post. (Combative/ Historical) Then make all these comments, comments on that Post. Not really an item's post. Go to Comment
Firearms & Artillery
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-05 12:36 PM
Thank you. Go to Comment
Powder Keg
Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-05 04:46 PM
Six votes, five hundred and fifty five views, and no comments. Oy! Go to Comment
Ally Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-09-19 11:31 PM
These are the kinds of items that those in power would want MUs to make, they are solid, basic, and useful.... nothing flashy and unique. You could build a powerful army with these shields... if you had enough mages.

Perhaps the shields should be from a bygone era, when The Legions protected the world for the intrusions of the Goblin races. Using these magics shields and slightly enhanced weapons, these brave men protected Civilization!

Such a connection would add a sense of history to such utilitarian enchantments. Go to Comment
The Storm Globe
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-03-31 06:10 AM
Well so far the real diety has not smitten down the globe. maybe he likes what the Globe is doing, making the Druids a stronger faith. Maybe he is admused that his followers are so gullable that a magik item can fool them. Maybe he is so pissed that he has effectively abandoned them to their own devices.

In my mind, the world has Gods that are far removed from the tiny world or are nothing my semi-mystical constructs of belief... being nothing more than a foci for magik). so there is no God to be upset about it.

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The Five Glow Lights of the Great Library
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-03-29 04:14 AM
I like the can only read what is seen by their own light. That is a nice touch.

Mostly, the reason I had them become "useless" outside the library, is because if I was an immortal magik item who could not ambulate, I would not want to become "lost" and be at the mercy of my relatives to get new information or "horrors" have some human find a stupid way to break them. Besides, they would simply influence the person not to take them. THough notice, it is only influence, not control. If they really wanted to, a person could take one.

Also, by being harmless magik items, people ignore them. You are right. There are a lot of smart people out there.

As for the other libraries, perhaps they will influence the individual to donate their books when they die. The Orbs have all the time in the world. Eventually a copy of something or a comentary will come to them. If they are in a hurry, they could inspire someone to read the book in that other library, and either copy it or write a commentary.

Also remember that they are getting information from their relatives. Perhaps a few of them occasionally send things their way, as a favor for information imparted.

If the King ever vists the library, I am sure that the Library will become an "important treasure" to the country. I am sure the nobility will always invite visiting dignitaries to the library.. who might feel it important to send copies of their books here. This is just a thought.

Also, they might not see the value of other libraries or other lands. Just because they are intelligent and educated, it does not mean they are not snobs or capable of bias.

They are immortal. These books are transitory to them. The knowledge of man is also transitory. Only the knowledge that they have gained through time and debate is "true" and will stand the test of time.

There are dozens of ways to view the light balls and their view on things. It depends if you want to make them background items, plot devices, or patrons of the adventurers. Go to Comment
The Five Glow Lights of the Great Library
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-10-28 01:10 AM
The University of Linnarson is a good example of the kind of Home these spheres will have. Adapt the University to your world or install your own. Go to Comment
The Dragon Carved Egg
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2003-09-04 01:50 AM
It has been a few months now. I am slowly begining to like this Orb. Go to Comment
The Dragon Carved Egg
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2004-04-13 12:42 AM
Nope. It is an annoying dragon related artifact Kassil.

I have always seen this as mind control of the "You think this is your idea" variety. It controls you so you think it was your idea to come here and do that.

Dragons do not willingly serve it, but they don't know they are.

It might be an interesting thing, if the Dragons did worship it. They strive to please it and it thinks they are beneith its notice. Makes for an interesting higher power dynamic. Go to Comment
The Dragon Carved Egg
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Sentient)
MoonHunter's comment on 2006-01-22 10:56 AM
Actually no.
It can control dragons just about anywhere in the world, so it can be anywhere it wants. It actually finds dragons vain, egotistical, self centered, and predictable. They are annoying. It keeps them out of civilized lands and in the hinterlands. Civilization actually has been able to thrive because of the lack of dragons, all because of the orb.

It can simply scry upon them anywhere that it thinks about, and control from where it is. Yes, it is that powerful. But it is following its own council, it does not do anything the person wielding it would ask. However, since it grants its "wielder" immunity from Dragon magics and breath, it is still a sought after item. Go to Comment
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