Good solid idea. And speaking of Africa, there is a place in said continent that the shore is covered in diamonds. Needless to say the gov't/private industries have limited access to this beach to keep diamonds in a relative scarctiy so that they don't devalue. (It's not really COVERED but has a large amount and I'm sure you got the idea) Go to Comment
That and I don't think that Hardtack burns too well, you'd have to get in and get the stuff soaked after you tourched the fields and let it rot. Or you could let the worms have at it, but that would only add protien to the soilders diets so I don't think that would quite stop the army, maybe keep them healty but... Go to Comment
I like him. He's a great character wih a great backstory. The description you gave sounded an awful lot like the descriptions the neigbors give after the serial killer next door is found out. Go to Comment
Good idea, but I agree with cheka, it could use some more explaining. An idea on where it went, maybe when the wizard enchanted it he made it so that he orb would teleport to his place of birth/college/other importent place. Go to Comment
4/5 Great item. All of the nitpicks I have with it have already been covered. So on to the idea mill.
You could make instant civil war in one of your enemies realms by mass producing these and then "accidentally" having a box fall out of the back of a wagon in the middle of the city. Of couse you'd have to make sure you left town REALLY fast or you'd die too.
Or you could get a sneaky theif to replace the princes wedding ring with a disguised one of these. Put the Diamond/Ruby/Precious Gem over the mirror and switch the two. Boy would that cause some inter-kingdom problems when the king's only son, half of his entourage, and the princess's father, were brutally murdered as soon as the prince said his vows.
See how much havok people can have with something that a mage made innocently trying to cure his daughter of insanity. Almost makes you wonder why my PCs still try on every ring that I give to them. But it does explain the fact that they are missing half of their fingers on their left hand. Go to Comment
Yummy like pie. I love this, it'll fit well into my world where many people seem to find happiness in slaughter. Maybe give it to my lawful pain in the butt palidin, see how long he can stand up to the temptation.
What would happen if Jack himself put it on though? Would he decide to just go downtown and kill as many people at once as he could before he got taken down or what? Go to Comment
I'm going to have to ask the same question as manfred, why? Is it an evil sorceror at work, and if it is, why didn't he have them play with the kids instead of the parents. Or is it the god of trickery, looking for another cheap laugh, I could almost see that. I don't know, it just seems to be missing a purpose.
Maybe it's heated enough so that the bolt spreads out on contact with the target. So while it may cauterize the wound on entry it would still provide a rather larger hole than a standard crossbow bolt. And as to your comment about firey ordinance being used in battle causing as much damage to friend as foe, so does anything that deals damage remotely. Friendly fire isn't. This applies as much for cold crossbow bolts as warm/hot ones. Go to Comment