Makes a single object or five to ten foot swath of fabric completely waterproof for up to an hour, (d6x10 minutes) great for keeping one self dry when caught in an unexpected shower or keeping the contents of ones backpack dry while fording a deep stream.
Makes a small five foot area of ground fertile, allowing anything planted in the area to grow readily. If cast upon a living creature the chances of conception should it have intercourse within the next hour is dramatically increased.
Works like a top quality topical insect repellent, preventing the target from being fed upon by flea, ticks, mosquitoes etc, very popular among mages that live in swampy areas.
makes the object/person or area highly attractive to all varieties of insects (and arachnids) causing them to gather in the area. useful for annoying a group of people or making a market stall appear unattractive it can also prove handy to disrupt someones restful sleep and potentially even deadly if poisonous spiders happen to be in the vicinity.
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It can also be used beneficially to concentrate a swarm of bees or other insects for easy capture or eradication or to generate a feeding ground for bats and birds to more easily collect their guano for alchemical purposes.
A neat magic item, and with a back story that can make for a good piece of history to plug into a kingdom the characters frequent.
How it ends, with the glasses sold to mere merchant makes for a nice plot hook, and can allow for these glasses to fall into a characters hands rather cheaply, only to cause unknown troubles opver time. Very nice and original.
An interesting creature, and easily mistaken for a golem by those less educated or perceptive. Very unique and intriguing.
As for the sub itself, it has a few spelling errors, and could use some spacing between the paragraphs to break up the wall of text, but given it hasn't been updated since 2005, that's s a bit understandable.
When I first read the name I envisioned some sort of ship helm, (I play too much 7th sea/ Warhammer 40k) the actual sub was far more interesting then what I initially imagined.
A kind hearted slightly passive orc barbarian spirit that unintentionally gives bad advice, sort of like a rune swords personality but without all the epic powers, very cool, and much more readily useful by a GM for low level characters.
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I like the uniqueness of a personality not being the traditional "Hulk kill! smash! bash!" That one would expect from such a item/barbarian. If paired with a young or inexperienced character (or player) it can provide some life saving advice and help keep an inexperienced player from making obviously stupid/suicidal mistakes. (well most of the time anyway lol)
An interesting concept, and I can;t help but wonder if they could perhaps reinforce these blades for stabbing by placing a slightly thicker slab of fire hardened wood (or obsidian stone?) at the center.
These would make for a memorable and interesting addition to any traders weapon inventory.
Excellent concepts, and it's easy to work into just about any setting. Even space has weather of a sort. (Solar flares, asteroid showers, solar winds, nebula storms etc..)
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A great book for people to read if they;re looking for inspiration on personifying weather is Sigmet Active by Thomas Page. it deals with a havoc wreaking science crafted storm, and written in part from the storms perspective as it hunts down its creators. Well worth a look to get an example of the technique.
These fleas could be a nice counter to take a group of enemy mages out of battle before a major conflict. (enough of these and the mages would be so busy scratching themselves casting would be hard, plus the glowing would make them marked targets at night for enemy archers.
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I can also imagine some of these being used as pranks in a magic academy to get back at the snotty professor or rude classmate.