Because of the enchantments holding it. Think of the enchantments which are holding it as a locked door. It cannot get through as a whole, but it can slip segments of itself through the keyhole parts at a time. It transfers itself periodically through. Go to Comment
Personally, I would think that unless the same magics which put him into the ring are performed again, the wraith would be free in his ethereal form again. But it's really up the the GM - if he wants the wraith to return, then by all means.
When the ring is taken off and put back on, the wraith will detect someone who has already worn it, and thus will be aware of that hosts capabilities, and can quickly pass itself through back to the stage it was, before it slowly advanced again.
The wraith is undectable by everyone in the ring, and the wraiths thoughts are this: The person who took the ring off and back on, must think that they will regain those powers up to what it was passed through, thus it won't be quite as suspicious to pass himself back through to that level again.
The wraith DOES have a limit on how quickly he can pass, though. If he were to pass all the 15 days worth of traits as fast as possible, it would take perhaps 4-5 hours. Go to Comment
What about the use of ice to cast reflections to make PC's think there is more than one enemy around, or to warp somethings appearance (like a concave/convex mirror) to make something seem more ferocious than it is?
A wooly field mouse, magnified many times can seem like a ferocious beast. It could cause warriors to swing a blade at it, and dent their weapon against hard staligmite of frozen ice. It could cause mages to cast a fireball spell to kill it, melting a crucial ice column which was holding a pile of snow and ice up.
Also, if snow/ice covers someone, their body heat will melt some of the ice, causing discomfort, possible rusting of armour/weapons, heavier robes/undergarments which would make harder moving. ice which sets on chainmail may cause lack of movement in its joints, plus the mixture of cold and rust may make blades and armour more susceptible to shattering.
Basically, there are plenty of ways this setting can cause discomfort and irritation to characters, which is always fun. Go to Comment
I love this sub - Celsia Frostblossom feels very fairytale/enchanted. I especially like how detached and emotionless she had become; It felt like she was lost in her own world and did not even realize the passing of time. And then when she returned home to find her parents long since gone and home being swallowed by the glacier, she isn't grief stricken or angry, merely contemplative. She had to sit and ponder the situation. Go to Comment
I like that Zevarith was displeased with Searren's armour, unlike his weapon, and repairing the suit in fire is a neat thought.
The sum of the three subs are greater than the individual items, I think; without knowing of Searren, this would be less exciting.
The Parallels between Celsia and Searren are nice - I like how they each own a weapon and piece of enchanted armour. Go to Comment
The undead rebirth is a nice touch, although it seems only handy as a lore aspect for games. I wonder if - when these swords are pilfered or looted - the flames could be commanded by the new owner. Perhaps the flames would backfire to someone with whom the sword does not belong, burning the hands of the illicit wielder. Go to Comment
Mebbee they're regulars who go anonymous to say bad things :P
Anywho - Just because something is similar to something you've seen on TV doesnt mean its a direct copy. And it certainly doesnt mean its childish, just because something like it was on a chidrens show.
Fairy tales have killing, magic and betrayal. Is killing, magic or betrayal childish?
Well, his lust for power and knowledge is motivation enough to impart on some 'epic quests' or whatever, with the desire to become more experienced on his journeys, perhaps steal a soul or two of the foes he comes across. And yeah, Part of the motivation WAS from Raistlin (perhaps my favourite book character of all-time). I wanted to make a character that could be as cold and calculating as him, but first I did not want to directly copy the typical Raistlin 'black mage' idea, and second, I wanted more of a twist with this character, hence the soul-stealing and knowledge of the mechanics of souls etc...
He is my character designed for betrayal and manipulation ^_^ Im sorry, I dont think my description explains him well enough, plus the fact that he was brought from a different RP place made me not want to shuffle around too much stuff.
If you wanted to see the pic I used for him, go to the following: http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/database/art/view.pl?id=23777
A brilliant pic. I usually find a picture, and then create a character using the picture as the centerpiece. Go to Comment
I know it's not really an item made for general use in a game, but this does seem somewhat overpowered nonetheless.
I feel there should also be something more in place to prevent someone from giving this weapon to another, who doesn't know the backstory or the price of the weapon, and telling them, "Visualize the foe, all you need do is want them dead and they will die; and you will be the hero!"
Or something along those lines.
Either way, this is still useful for backstory/lore. Go to Comment
Hm, I think its time I post on this character. He's somewhat legendary around the citadel :P
I love it :D Corvus is the perfect explaination for any item that you just can't think up a background for - I might have to use him in the future ;)
Obviously, he is not a character designed to be played by anyone, and if he is still alive, rarely should he be put in any roleplay - but he can be mentioned many times in any roleplay ^^
5/5, of course. Go to Comment
There can be no score for sub number 1, except a 5. As far as I see it, without this first sub to start this site, there would be no other subs, so this is responsible for all the content within the citadel.
The next quest should totally be for all participants to use this idea seed and expand it however they wish into their own sub. Go to Comment