This is a great codex, because just how often does the average band of PCs end up on the wrong side of the law? Brings in a more interesting and modern aspect that falls between exile and execution. Go to Comment
This is why we need a CAPTCHA at minimum, or required registration, so the posters will read what we are and not just post random posts like this. I am just pointing this out for everyone else to see. Go to Comment
I can see an alternate use for it. Say evil cultist had this really awesome demon summoning, the sacrificial virgin was really smokin hot, and the demon bowed lower than any had before, a crowing achievement for our evil cultist. Well, since he can't take a picture of it, or commemorate a stamp or monument, he could place the memory in the book. I would assume he wouldn't loose the memory himself, but would be able tto 'vacation' or 'daydream' through the book, grandstanding through his greatest achievements. He could allow subordinants a chance at the book as a reward for services rendered, or other such things.
I think this post deserves a higher rating than it has recieved thus far because of the initial associate with Harry Potter. People like momentos of their accomplishments.
While the 'Live Forever' aspect does resemble the plot of the Chamber of Secrets, I don't think that is what Moon meant, since he does state that the soul of the Evil Cultist is in no way attached to the book, it is a memory. A weak-willed reader who happens to view the afore mentioned sacrifice and demon submission might be hooked on the emotions of euphoria and power associated with the memory and try to head down the path of evil to create their own exquisite memory. Go to Comment
Earth Shattering? I don't think it is earth shattering, I just felt it was worthy of the 5 because it hit that Wow, I wish I had thought of that, and I do plan on using it in my limited gaming format, such as it is. Go to Comment
I can see a warning sign in the way the children play with the tainted toys from the chest. Enacting murders with dolls, famous massacres with toy soldiers, the sort of play that one associates with mad generals and sociopaths, not the innocent play of childhood. Evil evil evil. Go to Comment
In a way, I could see a haughty noble buying these on purpose to hide a servant's passage, to keep those damn grubby commoners out of sight when he tries to eat. The dust is a nice touch. Go to Comment
Compiled by the adventurer turned sage, Anjet, this bestiary is a listing of the various beasts and monsters that Anjet encountered during her extensive travels through the jungles of the Wylden Coast. Weaknesses, and effective tactics to defeating some of the more dangerous monsters can be quite effective for begining to intermediate adventurers. Go to Comment
The Queens Codex is an old, and badly damaged spellbook. Many of its surviving pages have been taken up with the personal ramblings of the unknown mage who fell in love with the Queen of a great and powerful nation. There are even some well done sketches that depict a queen who ruled some 300 years ago. Some regard this work as an incomplete tragedy, others view it as a waste of a spellbook, and others wonder where the last third of the book has vanished to. Go to Comment
A collection of childrens stories that details the adventures of the Lady Hawke, an early adventurer who had the magical ability to turn into a hawk to escape traps, spy on foes, and occassionally be captured again. The work is well known and copies of this work range from newly made on block presses to copies that are dated to several hundred years old. The word is accredited to the Lady Hawke, though most sages agree that she is a fictitious creation of an author who wished to remain anonymous. Go to Comment
This 4000 page, 8 volume work hails from the arid wastes that were once civilized and occupied by men and women. The work is a historical epic of the nation as it was back during one of its golden ages, and given its size and quality it was the work of a literary master. Many of its elaborately detailed stories deal with couples in love overcoming many hardships including great distances, outside harassers, infidelity, and even love overcoming the bonds of death. Go to Comment
These magical boots empower the wearer with several abilities at once. Wondrous leaping, water-walking, and even flying! Yet the boots possess an insidious curse upon them as well. A deep and almost unfathomable (by others) feeling of listlessness, boredom, and even apathy affects the boots' wearer at all times whenever they are donned. Magic will not dispel the effects.
And so while the wearer of the boots can perform great feats of action during combat or at other opportune times and key moments, they'll never really want to do so, complaining "Meh, what's the point of it all anyway?" or "I would fly up and save us all guys, but sigh, maybe uhm, soonish, mkay? Bit bored by this whole burning tower at the moment."
Naturally the boots wearer's fellow PCs will grow quickly frustrated with this arrangement. There have been numerous occasions when one angry PC literally tears off the boots from his companion's feet in anger, and dons them in turn, only to immediately suffer from the same effects.
The solution lies in constantly "motivating" the boots' wearer with successful rolls, involving threats, flattery, fiery speeches, or even bribery.