One of those things that is best left a legend or an exaggeration. Well described, but unless one is playing out ragnarock, it seems it is likely to remain in the maelstrom.
Perhaps someone could find a way to connect with the spear though the ether, creating linkages only strong enough that the being could draw power from the spear without physically touching it. L’ruhk’s fragment would not like this and may seek 'help' using similar means to stop this leeching... Go to Comment
I like this - a cross between the Lonely Mountain and Everest. Perhaps one could even make it such that the mountain has gotten higher over time - much faster than normal - making its hazard much greater than when the dwarves dwelled there. Go to Comment
I like this - it could even work as a form of one-time-pad, which is nearly unbreakable.
Another feature would be the knots and such must be unraveled to be read, making it almost impossible for the message to be intercepted, read, and then passed on. This is a big deal since not receiving the expected message, or one with signs of tampering can warn someone. Go to Comment
I think this is an excellent idea, though it depends upon your magic being loose enough to accept this. Some fictional (aren't they all) examples of circle use are so exacting as having a hair drop across a line is sufficient to blow the protection. With such standards, a carpet would be play Russian roulette with 5 rounds loaded.
For D&D though, or lower-stakes magic, I see this as perfectly fitting. Go to Comment