Aah, how irritated the ironspirit clan must be - to be in hold of such a magnificent weapon, capable of destroying all their foes, and yet none of them are strong enough to wield it! A sound item, with great power but a good halter on the power.
I'm imagining a rogue hill giant sneaking into the ironspirit encampment and stealing valuables - amongst these valuables is the weapon.
A few months later, outside the walls of the Thunderforge clan - reknowned for their skill in hunting and slaying giants - a single hill giant stands, wielding a large sword. Of course, from the parapets and walls the guards laugh - let it TRY to make its way in!
The hill giant swings the mighty sword, fueled with the hatred of the people who slaughtered his bretheren, and the walls come crashing down.
lol, very amusing, Silas. It was more inspired by some conversations I'd had about glass the last week or so :P
The See-through assassin has no blood, so I dont really know how you would get the Graf Malin to fight it, but if you could, I would say that it would win fairly easily. Once someone knows the golem is there, all it would take is one good mace-swing to shatter it, as compared to say, the thirty or more swings against a well-crafted stone golem. Its weak, but its weapons are sharp and it is extremely difficult to see, which are its high points. Thanks for the comment Go to Comment
Ok, ever since reading the post about bows, with the glass bow-tips, plus brainstorming ideas with Moonhunter and Agar about the Kalazars Skiffs thread, I've been obsessed with glass, what it could do, and what properties it has.
This setting was my way of venting that :P hope you liked Go to Comment
The king only wished to see that later on, he would be on the throne - If he saw that in 5 minutes time, something was going to attack him, he could leave, or make countermeasures. This item tells what the future will be in 5 minutes if one had no foresight. And though 5 minutes may seem little, if you knew, for example, taht in 5 minutes time, a hacker was going to use a loophole you know about in your site to destroy it, you would work to close that loophole, wouldnt you? Such a small amount of time means that if acted quickly, the result could be changed. Also, if it were much further ahead of time, the item would be starting to get a bit too powerful, in my opinion. Wheres the fun if you know everything thats going to happen to you in 30 minutes time? You can stop everything from happening at leisure!
5 minutes gives a frantic quality to the item - the king thought that he was going to die in 5 minutes, so he paniced. causing a heart attack, or what-not.
On the topic of the dragon - You must remember the item shows you also what you WANT to see, not what will happen, so, though it may not show you standing atop the corpse of a dragon, it might show you stabbing a sword into a dragon, or winning the fight. Something to boost foolish confidences.
Erm, 20 minutes staring into it isnt what I meant to say, sorry ^_^ I mean, after 20 minutes in total.
This item is not supposed to be a campaign starter, nor any major, RPG revolving item, but just a bit of a curse that can be thrown onto unsuspecting PCs, who find a 'beautiful mirror which shows them doing things they were planning on doing, anyway'.
This is a mirror that is designed to break down the arrogant optimist, who thinks that every bauble is a treasure, and thinks that things are what they seem. Its designed to be a tweak in the RP.
"But I think the king would have taken this TRUE seer and made him make something a little more useful."
In response to this, I want to stress that I find Time travel and future-sense as extremely powerful, not something that any two-bit mage can do. In my mind, 5 minutes into the future IS a HUGE accomplishment (I mean, can YOU do it? :P). If time travel were something even great powerful mages could perform, wouldnt there be many incidences of it?
(I also like the idea of having a small party sitting around, when suddenly a slit in reality appears, and a hand slides through, grabs a shard of glass sitting on the table, then slips back through the slit, which promptly seals up again. The group would be stunned ^_^)
Well, I hope thats explained a thing or two for you, Strolen :) Though the item itself may not be to your taste, anyway, and thats no problem. To each their own.
To conclude, I'd like to stress that this is NOT a device which is supposed to be looking into the future, and nothing more. Its something which is supposed to decieve people.
Like the idea behind the destruction of the dark moon tower, very inventive. I may be able to change this item slightly and use it for Mojena, perhaps a dagger that creates trees by taking the lifeforce of an animal. Go to Comment
Perhaps a cruel twist is this: The painter uses inferior quality paints, and after several years the paintings begin to fade and peel away. The one healed by it may find old injuries, which had been healed by the painting, return.
Good quality oil paints will ensure a longevity far surpassing the persons lifetime, though the ones healed wont live longer. Go to Comment
A couple things: I am aware that you (silly) Americans/foreigners may spell colour as color, as well as several other words differently, but the Australian way, is 'Colour', so don't berate me for spelling it wrong :) I stick by my nationality.
This is my first hand at Mythical-writing, and I won't be satisfied until Captainpenguin grades me. Go to Comment
Brilliant. Just... brilliant. *Wipes a tear from his eye*
An awesome story behind it, An interesting thought that the boots are not magically enhanced, as such, but are simply... so fine. The use of levitation would be most useful when traversing across dangerous terrain or trigger-plates of traps.
A definite 5/5 from me. Go to Comment
Very nice item with an enjoyable background. The curse permamently strikes them blind? or do the effects wear off after a few months of use?
That would be interesting, actually. The only way to stop the curse is to not use the bow for one year. But the blinded may want or have need to see before then, thus using the bow once more, and refreshing the year time limit. Go to Comment
Waahahahahaa! I love it! Very colourful description and background. I partiuarly enjoyed the metaphorical nature of it. This is an interesting change, as it differs from simply describing the item. I give it a 4/5, but most of that vote is for the mythical structure of the post. :P Go to Comment
The first ability would be pretty useless to those with already clear vision, though it would help sharpen people eyesight, perhaps. The second ability is perfect for assassinations or thievery. An assassin can douse the light in a large hall, plunging it into pitch-black, then run up to the main table, kill the head figure and leave without tripping on anything or bumping into anyone.
A nice dagger. I would have liked a bit more depth on the background, but its all sound as it is.
Does she want revenge for the people who misjudged her? Or does she just feel its time she got a share of life?
Well, I like evil, magic, undead and specifically necromancy, so you've managed to capture my interest. I must say this character is far more in-depth than a lot of posts, lately, so this is refreshing. Keep it up.