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Renik Kavios – Master of the Docks
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-02 04:53 PM
That's kind of harsh, Cheka. You might want to be more specific in your criticism. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-01 06:15 PM
The Spiffy Sorcerer’s Stovepipe of Serpent Summoning

First devised by a sharply-dressed mage who wanted to ensure that his well-groomed apprentices would not fall asleep while on duty, this elegant headgear resembles a tall hat appropriate for evening wear. In good light, one can make out the traditional stars, moons, and astrological signs associated with magician’s headgear.

These elegant hats have two enchantments placed upon them: The first prevents the wearer from removing it for more than a few moments. While the hat’s wearer is able to easily remove it to bow to a passing gentlewoman, for instance, he will find it magically leaps back onto his head a few seconds later. A convoluted phrase in ancient Sallvian will temporarily disable this curse, enabling the wearer to take the hat off.

The more powerful ability of these strange hats is the power to summon serpents. Whenever someone wearing one of these hats begins to fall asleep, an annoyed snake is summoned within the hat. These snakes may linger for several minutes, which generally brings the wearer to full alertness. The snake’s size and species appear to be randomly chosen, but poisonous specimens appear to be rare. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-01 06:31 PM
Trollrat Toppers

Several decades ago, an unusual form of headgear became briefly popular among students at several of the continent’s universities. Crafted from the skins of the vicious black-furred “Troll Rats” that infest the cities every summer, these stuffed hats resemble nothing more that a heap of rats perched haphazardly upon the students’ heads. Worn with long, striped scarves, they soon became symbols for the arrogant and unscholarly students that attended the land’s great centres of learning. While no self-respecting student would normally be caught dead in such an unfashionable item today, they have become iconic among players and entertainers portraying dissolute students. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-02 11:13 AM
The Antlered Adornment of Anglerune Elkskull

This warm hat of brightly-colored striped wool is knitted with fuzzy ear flaps, several small, dangling pom-poms, and sturdy cords for tying it under the wearer’s chin. It also has a pair of solid moose antlers firmly attached to it. The antlers are not particularly large for their kind, weighing only 8 pounds, and are covered with downy fuzz.

Those donning the Antlered Adornment of Anglerune (and tying the cords under their chin) will activate its unusual enchantment: The hat’s cumbersome antlers will attach themselves to the wearer’s head and his (or her) skull and neck will thicken and reshape itself to handle the shock of using the antlers in combat. While the hat grants no special skill at using the antlers in combat, regular practice quickly brings proficiency, even as the constant shocks to the brain shave off IQ points.

According to legends about the hat and its antlered creator, Anglerune Elkskull, continual use will eventually cause the changes to become permanent, causing the wearer’s head to grow antlers of his own. Few wearers have been so enamored of the hat that they wanted to test the theory, but such antlers are supposedly needed if one hopes to craft another such magical item. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-02 11:17 AM
The deranged conversations of the Chat Room work their magic again! Thanks for making the scroll! I'd definitely add the "silly" freetext. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-02 11:47 AM
No, make it subtly addictive... Even away from the desert, the denizens of the Tunis wastes wear their hats, dripping coolant wherever they go. They feel strangely ill and uncomfortable without them, but couldn't exactly say why. Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-03 11:53 AM
That's not true! None of MY clones are Commies! Go to Comment
A Selection of Silly Hats
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-02 12:06 PM
The Courtesans’ Hennin

In a few of the more conservative cities of the continent, professional courtesans or other women of ill-repute are required by the local sumptuary laws to wear hennin-styled hats while in public. These pointed hats are similar to the classic “princess” hats of medieval paintings. While the statute is widely flouted by those courtesans whose noble patrons shelter them from the attentions of the authorities, the more common prostitutes will never be seen without the required hat.

Unfortunately, these hats bear a distinct resemblance to the hats traditionally worn by wizards, witches, and some dwarves and gnomes. Visitors that wear such headgear may find themselves the subject of some extremely strange rumors. Go to Comment
Adelaide "Tachyon Alice" Bostwick
NPCs  (Major)   (Technical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-27 11:25 PM
She is an amusing NPC and clearly presented, not an easy thing to do with someone as "layered" as she is. Tachyon Alice is particularly Shadowrun specific, as presented, but she hits all the Shadowrun "buttons"...
"A jacker"... cynical, tough, and fantastic. Go to Comment
Phineas Clavius's Tract on the Myth-time
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-03 01:30 PM
I would structure this as a scroll, keeping it "locked". Then each different part of the legendry can become a separate part of the scroll.

You should paste the text into a Word Processing program to catch the few grammatical and spelling errors that crept into the sub. Go to Comment
Tales of the Phantom Ship
Items  (Transports)   (Cursed)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-01 05:57 PM
The Summoned

On the isolated isle of Harp Rock, the ancient liche Dalan Bahngrin continues the magical researches that occupied him while he was alive. Not a seeker of worldly power, nor of wealth, the ancient undead labors patiently at his endless magical studies. He prefers the solitude and privacy to be found on the storm-tossed island, where no man disturbs him. Occasionally, however, the undead magus requires something from the lands of men. His needs may be as modest as a few drams of quicksilver or as elaborate as a score of expendable slaves, but he prefers to fetch items from the mainland himself, rather than send the undead servants that attend his few needs on the island.

Dalan Bahngrin’s vessel is a decayed wreck, drawn from the briny mire and enmeshed in a field of magical power. A sickly reddish glow of unnatural magic plays over its hull. The ancient barque’s sails long gone, phosphorescent sheets of ectoplasmic residue flicker in their place. Phantoms of the ancient crew haul upon the lines and shout commands with voices that can barely be heard by the living.

The villagers that work the sea know that master of the burning ship will not be gainsaid. Whatever his demands, however strange or unreasonable, they must be obeyed, for his anger is as terrible as is his chilling visage. He offers gold and jewels to those who serve him well, but few accept, for all men know that to accept the gifts of the dead draws a man closer to death itself. Go to Comment
Tales of the Phantom Ship
Items  (Transports)   (Cursed)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-05-01 06:00 PM
A worthwhile variation on that staple of chilling tales, the ghost ship. Well presented with several interesting interpretations offered. Go to Comment
30 Merchants
NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Mercantile)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-06-27 01:42 AM
At least the accursed spammers seem to really like this sub! Go to Comment
Howler Demon
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-25 12:28 PM
I particularly like the prospect of demons cursed with lycanthropy and bound to serve their Howler Demon tormentors: That'll rattle jaded players!

The Howlers are a good idea, but could use some more information: How do they differ from big werewolves? What demonic features do they carry? How long does their lycanthropy take to set in? What is their tie to the moon and how does it impact them? This alternate origin for werewolves has a lot of appeal.

There are a few errors in your text that you will want to eliminate. Go to Comment
Sid's Bag of Treasures
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Cursed)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-25 12:30 PM
I think that Sid deserves his own write-up. Since he has no real need to steal from these bags, he probably does it for the thrill of it, much like some teenagers that shoplift. Go to Comment
Sid's Bag of Treasures
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Cursed)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-25 03:26 PM
Don't remove Sid from the post, just abbreviate his section and add a link to his sub.

Once the idea "leaked" to other mages, the idea of bags of holding that could be accessed other ways would become a subject of aggressive magical research, so there might be a number of other mages trying to investigate the properties of Sid's bags.

"I checked to see if it tied in to the extradimensional creature known as 'the Devourer', but came up blank. Nonetheless, there is something odd about those bags," said the magus... Go to Comment
30 Horses
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-24 05:31 PM
Fun! I love the way that these tie in to the different locations found in the Citadel. Go to Comment
Empty Pockets
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-24 01:34 PM
Like the others, I want more about the ever-stylish Augustus Sardius Rex III! The extradimensional pockets themselves aren't as interesting as their creator. While some more information about the capabilities and limitations of the pockets would be good, I'd like to see them lead off a scroll of fashionable magical apparel. After all, why should today's adventurers be deprived of Everclean material and Dragon Proof (tm) robes? Go to Comment
Skeleton Key
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-24 01:45 PM
An item of this nature is bound to have some limits. Perhaps it risks breakage if it's used too often, or perhaps the user needs to understand how the lock is built to make the key assume the appropriate shape, so some lockpicking experience would be needed to make it work.

The item deserves a cool history: Who invented such a handy gadget? What did the Locksmiths' Guild do when they heard? What have wizards done to counter it? Once you have a sense of its history, you'll be able to tell what limits the Skeleton Key ought to have.

If it has virtually NO limits, such an item would become a potent magic indeed, the subject of intense interest from those who want locks opened and from those who want locks to remain closed...

"It has been found," hissed the Archlich. "The key to open the Tomb of the Elder God Hlithiss! Fetch it, my minions!" Go to Comment
Button's, magic buttons
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-27 05:21 PM
Levari

These buttons of carved bone, inlaid with glyphs of bright gold, generally come in sets of six to eight (Although a set of 23 was once found). Each is decorated with a number written in an ancient script: Once sewn to a garment, they hold a potent levitation magic. Solidly pressing the first button will elevate the garments’ wearer approximately ten feet. The second button gradually brings the wearer 20 feet from the ground, the third, 30, and so forth. If the wearer steps forth from his position, the spell ends immediately. In any case, the enchantment lasts for only a few seconds, may only be used once daily, and has no inherent protection against falling. If the wearer presses a number higher that he can move without resistance, due to ceilings, tree branches, or other obstacles, the spell raises them as far as possible and then immediately fails.

Pressing a lower-numbered button when one is more than the specified distance from the ground will cause the wearer to gradually sink to the preferred elevation, so the buttons may be used to reduce the risk of falling great heights. Some sets have a “ground level” button, but this is not universal, even in sets that appear to be complete. More common are partial sets that are missing some numbers, or in which the missing numbers have been replaced with non-magical replicas. Go to Comment
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